How do you get to the Lofoten Islands in Norway?
Both Norwegian Airlines and SAS/Widerøe operate direct flights from Oslo, as well as several other cities in Norway . Harstad/Narvik airport is located somewhat in the middle of nowhere and requires a further 2 hour drive or bus ride to reach Svolvær in east Lofoten or 4.5 hours to Reine in west Lofoten .
Where is Lofoten Islands Norway?
Is Lofoten worth visiting?
Lofoten is a mecca for hiking, climbing, fishing, kayaking, skiing, Arctic surfing (in the summer AND winter), and cycling. The tourism scene there has a very young vibe, with lots of budget accommodation, and even the luxury accommodation markets itself towards adventure seekers.
How many days do you need in Lofoten Islands?
I recommend visiting the Lofoten Islands in 7 days . However, keep in mind that if you travel from Tromso or Bodo, it is better to add at least two more days , taking a 10-day Lofoten Islands trip. In addition, when planning our road trip to Lofoten , it is essential to consider the time when we are traveling.
Can you see Northern Lights in Lofoten Islands?
You can see the Northern Lights in the Lofoten Islands from 8 am to 9 pm. August to October. The Northern Lights can be seen from the end of August. But its intensity is not strong and the night is still very short.
Do you need a car in Lofoten Islands?
If you want to travel Lofoten not only efficiently but as inexpensively as possible you will need a car . It helps to remember that Norway is one of the more expensive countries to travel. You could travel Norway’s Lofoten Islands on public transport, there are buses that run along most of the E-10.
Are the Lofoten Islands expensive?
A vacation to Lofoten Islands for one week usually costs around kr3,235 for one person. So, a trip to Lofoten Islands for two people costs around kr6,470 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs kr12,940 in Lofoten Islands .
What is Lofoten known for?
Lofoten is known for excellent fishing, nature attractions such as the northern lights and the midnight sun, 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.
Can you drive to Lofoten Islands?
From Harstad or Narvik you can drive on the road called “Lofast” ( Lofoten’s mainland connection). Most of the Lofoten Islands are connected by bridges and tunnels and have a total distance from Fiskebøl to Å of 163 km driving on the E 10.
Can you swim in Norway?
In the summer time nothing beats a refreshing dip in the sea! In Fjord Norway you find white beaches, small coves but also swimming pools. The sea temperature can some places be above 20 degrees, and if you are really lucky with the weather you can even get the impression of being a lot further south.
Are there sharks in Norwegian fjords?
By far, the basking shark, or brugde in Norwegian . If you were looking for something with teeth, the Greenland shark, or håkjerring, is a permanent resident in the deep fjords and off the coast. They get very large but tend to stay in deep water and are, at least as far as anybody has observed, sluggish.
How do you fly to Lofoten?
Harstad/Narvik Airport (EVE) on the mainland is the closest direct flight from Oslo but still 3 hours by car from Svolvær, the gateway to the archipelago. Svolvær Airport (SVJ) on the Lofoten Islands is easily accessible via a layover in Bodø.
Is Norway cheaper than Iceland?
On the subarctic island, consumer prices were on average 56 per cent higher than the rest of Europe in 2018, making Iceland the single most expensive country, ahead of Switzerland (52 per cent), Norway (48 per cent) and Denmark (38 per cent), according to Eurostat data.
How long to drive from Oslo to Lofoten?
How far is Lofoten from Tromso?