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The Lofoten Islands Lofoten
The Lofoten Islands.
Photo: Kristin Folsland Olsen

Discover Norway’s untamed islands

Lofoten is known for excellent fishing and nature attractions, and small villages off the beaten track. Kayak between the islands, go fishing for the catch of your life, or look for sea eagles soaring in the sky.

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Vestvågøy in Lofoten

Getting here and around

By plane:
  • There are frequent and regular flights from all the major cities in Norway to Bodø Airport, Harstad/Narvik Airport, Svolvær Airport, Leknes Airport and Røst Airport.
  • Flight time from Oslo to Bodø is approximately one hour and thirty minutes, and an additional 20-30 minutes from there to Lofoten.
  • There is also a helicopter service between Bodø and Værøy. 
By road:
  • If you choose to go by car, there are several options of getting to and from Lofoten.
  • If you arrive from north, there is now a boat-free connection between the mainland and Lofoten, thanks to a new road-system in the area.
  • There are public buses every day from Narvik, Bodø and Harstad to Svolvær. 
By train:
  • There are daily trains all year between Stockholm, Kiruna and Narvik. From there, you can catch buses to other destinations in the archipelago.
  • There are also trains from Oslo, via Trondheim and Fauske to Bodø. From Trondheim, the train takes around 10 hours to Bodø.
By boat:
  • Express passenger boats are scheduled daily all year around between Bodø, Svolvær and Værøy.  
  • There are car ferries from Bodø to several places in Lofoten, and between some of the islands themselves.
  • Both north-bound and south-bound, Hurtigruten, The Norwegian Coastal Voyage, calls daily at Stamsund and Svolvær in Lofoten.

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