Norway Self Drive 2 - Lofoten Explorer

Spend your days doing as much or as little as you please!

Summary

Enjoy typical Lofoten accommodation, 'Rorbuer' (traditional fishermen's cabins) & explore this fascinating landscape.

START / FINISH - Svolvaer [also possible from Leknes or Narvik]

Activity code: NOFD03

Duration: 8 Days

The Lofoten Islands are simply stunning in their dramatic beauty. Widely known for cod fishing the early Spring season can see hundreds of fishing boats from across the country descend on the islands. Much of the fish that is landed on the island can be seen drying on racks all over from March to May to produce the famous dried cod or "Bacalao".

Northern Norway is known as the land of the Midnight Sun so visiting in the summer months will bring an entirely different perspective.

You may wish to relax and explore the incredible landscape, visit one of the many interesting museums or art galleries, stroll through old fishing towns like Henningsvær, Nusfjord, Reine or Å or go for a more strenuous hike. If the weather is fine perhaps a picnic or even a swim at one of the fantastic uncrowded beaches.

Additional Information

You could extend your holiday by visiting the less known Lofoten Islands Værøy and Røst or with islands Vesterålen and Senja.

We offer rorbu accommodation and recommend staying:

  • 3 nights in Svolvær
  • 2 nights in Mortsund
  • 2 nights in Reine or Å

Flights to the Lofoten Islands or to locations on the nearby mainland can be arranged as part of a fully bonded ATOL holiday itinerary - please ask for a quote.

All our holidays are tailor-made; the fly-drive itineraries, short breaks and holiday suggestions on our website are well trusted examples but we are happy to arrange any reasonable schedule.

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What's included on your Fly Drive holiday ?

  • Arrival transfer
  • Mid-size rental car for 7 days on Lofoten
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Fully detailed itinerary with recommended sightseeing & route suggestions
  • FREE travel app with all your documents, maps, weather & much more
  • All local taxes

Itinerary

Day 1 - Fly into Lofoten (either Leknes or Svolvaer); arrival transfer to Svolvaer. Stay in Svolvaer (3 nights)

Days 2 & 3 - local sightseeing; excursions & activities

Day 4 - take hire car and drive south to Reine. Stay in Reine (2/3 nights)

Day 5 - local sightseeing in the south of Lofoten - home to some of the best-known fishing villages, such as Hamnøy, Reine, Sørvågen and Å.

Day 6 - head back north via a visit to Nusfjord and Leknes. Stay at Mortsund (2/3 nights)

Day 7 - visit of the Viking Museum and other sightseeing / activities

Day 8 - return to Svolvaer, drop off car at airport.

Day 1 - Fly into Narvik; pick up hire car at airport; drive west to cross on to the Lofoten Islands. Stay in Svolvaer (3 nights)

Days 2 & 3 - local sightseeing; excursions & activities

Day 4 -  drive south via a visit to Leknes. Stay at Mortsund (2 nights)

Day 5 - visit of the Viking Museum and other sightseeing / activities

Day 6 - continue your route south via Nusfjord and Sund to Reine. Stay in Reine (2 nights)

Day 7 - local sightseeing in the south of Lofoten - home to some of the best-known fishing villages, such as Hamnøy, Reine, Sørvågen and Å.

Day 8 - take ferry from nearby Moskenes to Bodø; stay at Thon Hotel - 1nt BB

Day 9 - drop off car at Bodø Airport or drive up coast to Narvik for one final night.

[Day 10 - drop off car at Narvik Airport, fly home]

Flexible Tailor-Made Holidays

  • We believe passionately that no two holidays should be the same.
  • With our flexible tailor-made holiday options you can travel at your own pace.
  • Rediscover a city, a resort or an island in a weekend or longer.
  • Take a small group tour or embark upon a more adventurous trip.

Travel Knowledge

  • We have all travelled extensively and will be happy to share our experiences.
  • Personally-chosen hotels, riads, guest houses & apartments in places we know and love.
  • Individual sightseeing recommendations and route planning.
  • Add excursions, activities and food & wine experiences (one of our passions).

Why book a Fly Drive ?

  • Accommodation choices are small, independent or family-run properties which add significantly to your travel experience.
  • Stress-free arrival & departure transfer service.
  • Detailed driving directions, parking info, suggested routes & sightseeing ideas.
  • Fully protected for your peace of mind & financial security.