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4.9
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Adventure Hiking in the Lofoten Islands

6 nights
Moderate

A wild stomp past deep fjords, up jagged peaks and through white sand beaches and picture-postcard villages

What's Included?

Small Like-minded Groups

Solo-friendly by design, join our small n’ sociable groups of up to 12 like-minded, active and outdoorsy people
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excluding flights

What's it like?

4.9
| 10 reviews
Overall, this trip was incredible and the g...
October 2023
Chloe
Overall, this trip was incredible and the g...
October 2023
Chloe
Overall, this trip was incredible and the g...
October 2023
Chloe
Overall, this trip was incredible and the g...
October 2023
Chloe
Overall, this trip was incredible and the g...
October 2023
Chloe
This trip was incredible. The scenery was i...
September 2022
Kyle
This trip was incredible. The scenery was i...
September 2022
Kyle
This trip was incredible. The scenery was i...
September 2022
Kyle
This trip was incredible. The scenery was i...
September 2022
Kyle
This trip was incredible. The scenery was i...
September 2022
Kyle
Lofoten : A stunning place in this world wi...
June 2022
Anabel
Lofoten : A stunning place in this world wi...
June 2022
Anabel
Lofoten : A stunning place in this world wi...
June 2022
Anabel
Lofoten : A stunning place in this world wi...
June 2022
Anabel
Lofoten : A stunning place in this world wi...
June 2022
Anabel
Lots of great things along the way. Views w...
June 2022
Prashant
Lots of great things along the way. Views w...
June 2022
Prashant
Lofoten islands blew my mind — absolutely s...
June 2022
Jana
Lofoten islands blew my mind — absolutely s...
June 2022
Jana
This trip exceed all expectations. The itin...
June 2022
Sophie
This trip exceed all expectations. The itin...
June 2022
Sophie
This trip exceed all expectations. The itin...
June 2022
Sophie
This trip exceed all expectations. The itin...
June 2022
Sophie
The most amazing week in a very special pla...
June 2022
Cat
The most amazing week in a very special pla...
June 2022
Cat
The most amazing week in a very special pla...
June 2022
Cat
I had a wonderful time on this trip. The sc...
June 2022
Sophie
I had a wonderful time on this trip. The sc...
June 2022
Sophie
I had a wonderful time on this trip. The sc...
June 2022
Sophie

Lap up an epic week of hiking deep within the Arctic Circle, summiting mountains for sweeping vistas of the archipelago

Hop between the islands of Moskenesøya, Flakstadøya and Vestvågøya islands and brave a dip in the bracing Norwegian Sea

Pitch up on Lofoten's famous white sand beaches for wild campouts and bonfires beneath the midnight sun

Key Information

Day 1

First glimpses of Lofoten

Peer out over the archipelago as you touch down at Leknes Airport where your host is waiting to transfer you to your beach house. Settle in, grab a gentle stroll along the beach before sitting down for a welcome dinner with your guide and fellow adventurers to chat through the week ahead.

Day 2

The hike gets under way

Hiking

5hrs · 14km · 730m up · 730m down

A short drive takes you to the trailhead near the village of Borgfjord, kicking things off with an easy stretch for your first hike in Lofoten. You'll hike up to a peak called Blatiden, part of a range that overlooks Vestfjord and crosses the island of Vestvagoya. You'll be rewarded with a magnificent 360º panorama view over the fjord to the south and the Arctic Ocean to the north which gives the peak its name - Blue Peak. Continue on to your first wild camp spot, keeping fingers crossed for a good sunset while you tuck into a dinner out in the wilds.

Day 3

Justadtinden peak and on to Flakstadøya Island

Hiking

6hrs · 15km · 624m up · 624m down

Waking up beneath Lofoten skies, grab breakfast at camp before packing down and setting off for a long hike to the summit of Justadtinden, the highest peak on the eastern side of Vestvagoya and another cracking viewpoint as you eventually reach the summit. At the end of the hike in the afternoon you'll hop in the van, stock up on supplies in the town of Leknes and then drive over to Flakstadøya Island. Arriving at one of Lofoten's most beautiful beaches - Flakstad Beach - you'll set up your tent at a campground right on the fringe of the beach. Enjoy some beach time Arctic-style and take a short hike over to Ramberg. If you're feeling brave you can take a dip in the ocean before an al fresco dinner.

Day 4

Fredvang to Selfjord

Hiking

6hrs · 16km · 746m up · 212m down

Prepare your backpack for two nights of wild beach camping as you take a short drive to Moskenesøya over the Fredvang bridge. Hit the trail with a steady ascent to Ryten with its stunning views of the famous Kvlavika Beach, before starting the 4km descent down to a memorable lunch spot on the beach. Continue hiking through the afternoon with a steady stretch to Selfjord and your wild camp spot on the shore surrounded by mountains.

Day 5

Selfjord to Horseidvika Beach

Hiking

6hrs · 16km · 686m up · 670m down

Fuel up with breakfast on the beach before hiking away from Selfjord, navigating the trails through the coastal peaks as you weave your way along the north coast of Moskenesøya Island. 4 hours of spectacular hiking take you to Horseidvika Beach - an isolated and wild stretch of sand flanked by high mountain walls. Drink in this special place with lunch on the beach and set up camp in a sheltered spot amongst the sand dunes. Later in the afternoon, you'll tackle another 2-hour hike discovering a few peaks in the big mountains of Moskenesøya. You'll end the day with a bonfire, beach dinner and wild campout with edge-of-the-world vibes everpresent.

Day 6

Horsedvika to Reinebringen

Hiking

4hrs · 8km · 826m up · 227m down

Bid farewell to the most epic of camp spots as you head away from Horsevdika Beach with a few hours of steady hiking to Kirkefjord where you'll board a ferry for the 30-minute crossing to Reine. Back in civilisation again, you can shake off your heavy pack and enjoy your final hike of the trip to Reinebringen - a popular peak and lookout spot with iconic views of Lofoten from the summit. The van is waiting in Reine to whisk you to the beach house for your final evening of dinner on the beach and some well-earned celebratory drinks.

Day 7

Last glimpses of Lofoten

Time to leave Lofoten with a sackful of happy memories as your host transfers you to Leknes Airport in time for your flight home.

Day 1

Guesthouse · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2

Wild camping · Twin tent

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 3

Campsite · Twin tent

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 4 – Day 5

Wild camping · Twin tent

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 6

Guesthouse · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 7

Departure day

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

During the hikes, the emphasis will be on lightweight meals prepared by the trip leader with some help from the group. The welcome and farewell dinner will be some local specialities such as Lofoten lamb and fresh fish. For the rest of the dinners expect soups, pasta with vegetables, sausages and freeze-dried meals. Breakfasts will consist of muesli, porridge, crispbread, some cheese and ham, tea and coffee. For packed lunches, you'll make sandwiches from various ingredients. Snack items include biscuits, dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, fruits and energy bars.

Vegetarians, vegans and other dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for - please just request on your passenger info form.

What is the accommodation like?

Wild camping

You'll spend 3 nights wild camping in remote locations - surely the best way to experience the Lofoten Islands. Your first night of wild camping is at a sheltered spot near the high peak of Justadtinden (738m). The other two nights are spent camping on beaches at Selfjord and Horseidvika - two spectacular locations which make for some of the absolute highlights of the trip. You'll stay in twin-share tents and everyone mucks in alongside the guide to help set up and take down camp.

Beach campsite

You'll spend one night camping at a campground on Flakstadoy Island on one of the best beaches in all of Lofoten - Flakstad beach. There are toilets and shower facilities here. You'll stay in twin-share tents unless you have requested a private room and tent upgrade.

Beach house

Your first and last night of the adventure are spent at a private guesthouse on the beach a short drive from the town of Leknes. You'll stay in twin-share rooms with a shared bathroom and kitchen. Double rooms are available if requested.

Upgrades

For solo travellers looking for their own space, an optional private room and tent can be booked for an extra charge, see Optional Extras for the price. Please request this at the time of booking (this is subject to availability).

The Area

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Logistics

Starts

Leknes Airport

Anytime on Day 1

Ends

Leknes Airport

Anytime on Day 7

Transfers

Your host will meet you on arrival at Leknes Airport and transfer you over to the beach house for your arrival night. On Day 7 your host will transfer you back to the airport in time for your onward flight. Transfers are included on the arrival and departure days, you'll just need to let your host know your flight arrival and departure times.

If you are looking to save some money, flights into Evenes (EVE) are significantly lower in price than Leknes. If you fly into Evenes you can take a 4hr bus journey to reach Leknes. Head to the Nordland website for the timetable; there are 2 buses per day that depart from Evenes airport; at 11:05 and 17:05. You can catch the bus all the way from Evenes airport and get off at the stop: Bøstad skole (Vestvågøy). Your host will pick you up from there. A one way ticket will cost you 450NOK (£36/€40/$44).

Travel options

Leknes Airport is accessible by various flights from the UK, Europe and North America via Oslo or Bergen. Some routes may also touch down in Bodø in between Oslo or Bergen on their way to Leknes. It looks long-winded on paper, but the transits are short and the scenery is stunning as you reach the far north of Norway. Travel time from London to Leknes can be as low as 6hr 20mins including both transits. If you overnight in Oslo or Bergen rather than connect through the same day, you can take the direct flight in the morning to Leknes, avoiding the short touchdown in Bodø.

Flights to Evenes (EVE) involve just one stop in Oslo en route from various major hubs in the UK, Europe and North America.

With extra time and cash on your hands, it is possible to catch the train to the Lofoten Islands. From Oslo, you can take a train via Trondheim and Fauske to Bodø which takes approximately 10 hours. Once in Bodø, you can take a ferry or speedboat to Lofoten.

Enjoy 12.5% Off Outdoor Gear

In need of a few more items? All bookings receive a 12.5% discount to use at Cotswold Outdoor, Snow + Rock and Runner's Need.

What's included?

Twin-share expedition tent

What's available to hire?

Sleeping bag Sleeping mat

What do I need to bring?

BAGS
Trekking backpack 50-75 litres
Waterproof liner for backpack

CLOTHES
Hiking boots (worn-in)
Waterproof jacket
Waterproof trousers
Lightweight down/synthetic fill jacket
Breathable wicking layers
Fleece jacket or similar
Buff or neck scarf
Lightweight gloves
Lightweight trousers/shorts/skirts
T-shirts, underwear & socks
Swimwear (for the ocean and lakes during the hikes)
Sunglasses
Sunhat
Something to sleep in
Sandals/jelly shoes/beach shoes for crossing rivers

SLEEPING
Season 3 sleeping bag, with a comfort level of 5°C / 41°F
Lightweight and packable sleeping mat, such as a Thermarest
Sleeping bag liner
Small travel pillow

OTHER
Eye mask (nearly 24hrs of daylight on certain trips)
Universal travel plug adapter
Power bank or solar charger
Passports (and visas)
Travel Insurance documents
Earplugs
Insect repellant
Suncream
Personal first-aid kit (inc. blister treatment)
Personal items (biodegradable toiletries, sanitary wear etc)
Toilet kit (toilet paper, biodegradable bags to carry paper out to dispose of)
Quick-dry towel
Alcohol hand-gel
Headtorch or torch
Reusable water bottle (x1 litre)
Biodegradable wet-wipes
Energy bars and snacks

*Requests for optional extras can be made after booking on your “My Bookings” page

Sleeping bag and mat hire

Payable Before Departure

Sleeping bag and mat hire

Optional Private Room & Tent Upgrade (for all nights)

Payable Before Departure

Optional Private Room & Tent Upgrade (for all nights)

Per Person

Optional Private Room Upgrade (for cabin and lodge nights only)

Payable Before Departure

Optional Private Room Upgrade (for cabin and lodge nights only)

Per Person

Optional Private Tent Upgrade (for nights in tents only)

Payable Before Departure

Optional Private Tent Upgrade (for nights in tents only)

Per Person

Optional Private Tent Upgrade + Sleeping Bag and Sleeping Mat Hire

Payable Before Departure

Optional Private Tent Upgrade + Sleeping Bag and Sleeping Mat Hire

Per Person

Chloe(October 2023)
Overall, this trip was incredible and the g...
Overall, this trip was incredible and the g...
Overall, this trip was incredible and the g...
Overall, this trip was incredible and the g...
Overall, this trip was incredible and the g...

Overall, this trip was incredible and the group I was with was a great dynamic. The highlight was definitely reaching Ryten peak with blue sunny skies.

The only thing was this said moderate difficulty however I would class it as difficult in rating. The weather conditions can make some of the hikes treacherous and also with some of the steep inclines and declines on peaks are a lot harder than your average treks. Having said this, our guide and some amazing people in the group helped everyone through the tough moments and scrambled together when things seemed too hard to overcome.

Will definitely be back to explore more of this area of the world as it is honestly stunning and 5 days just wasn’t enough!

Kyle(September 2022)
This trip was incredible. The scenery was i...
This trip was incredible. The scenery was i...
This trip was incredible. The scenery was i...
This trip was incredible. The scenery was i...
This trip was incredible. The scenery was i...

This trip was incredible. The scenery was incredible and ever changing and the overcast / rainy weather actually made the landscapes more vibrant! It was truly spectacular and I would book the same trip again to experience camping along the remote beaches again and taking in all the natural beauty. The guide was so wonderful and I felt in great hands with him. If you're looking to explore Lofoten, this is hands down the way to do it.

Anabel(June 2022)
Lofoten : A stunning place in this world wi...
Lofoten : A stunning place in this world wi...
Lofoten : A stunning place in this world wi...
Lofoten : A stunning place in this world wi...
Lofoten : A stunning place in this world wi...

Lofoten : A stunning place in this world with amazing beaches and great mountains. It has been a well organised hiking trip with a fantastic group through an amazing landscape. The itinerary was great including a lot of stunning views and other highlights (cruising with a speed boat through a fjord, swimming in the arctic ocean and lakes …). Even though the tourism is increasing in Lofoten, we didn’t see a lot of people on this trek which also has some great spots for wild camping. Although we did not have the best weather conditions, the group still made the best of it. The rain made the terrain more challenging and sketchier at some parts, but this made the trip even more adventurous! In addition, we got some dramatic! views with all the clouds. A big thank you to our guide Marcin but also to Carlos and Krisztina for the organisation. I can only recommend this trip!

Prashant(June 2022)
Lots of great things along the way. Views w...
Lots of great things along the way. Views w...

Lots of great things along the way. Views with dramatic clouds were awesome. We got lucky we had rain and dramatic clouds. Some people only see boring sunny skies and the peaks:) The combination of oceans, lakes, clouds, snow and mountains was pretty unique. I haven't seen it anywhere else. Trip was sustainable, and the guides were personable. A folding chair for everyone would be nice, as the ground was cold and wet many times. Fortunately, I had one with me, but many others were complaining about the wet ground. HSE was good all in. Some parts of the route were sketch as there was a scramble around the ocean wall, but the guides managed it with proper safety and got us through.

Shorsh(June 2022)

A good trip, well organised and friendly hosts . The weather could be challenging a bit .

Jana(June 2022)
Lofoten islands blew my mind — absolutely s...
Lofoten islands blew my mind — absolutely s...

Lofoten islands blew my mind — absolutely stunning, such diverse landscapes, amazing beaches and glacial lakes. I loved the hiking although maybe it was a little more strenuous than what I had expected (more uphill and more scrambling). We also had a great group which makes such a difference. Highly recommend this trip.

Sophie(June 2022)
This trip exceed all expectations. The itin...
This trip exceed all expectations. The itin...
This trip exceed all expectations. The itin...
This trip exceed all expectations. The itin...

This trip exceed all expectations. The itinerary was brilliant, great food and great guides. The camping spots were really beautiful. Couldn’t recommend it enough.

Cat(June 2022)
The most amazing week in a very special pla...
The most amazing week in a very special pla...
The most amazing week in a very special pla...

The most amazing week in a very special place. The guides were incredible and managed to show us the islands at their absolute best. The hiking was tough but you were rewarded with views for miles and multiple options for wild swimming. We went to some pretty wild and remote places providing a great opportunity to fully switch off.The group worked brilliantly together. Couldn’t recommend it highly enough.

A(June 2022)

Marcin, Carlos, Christina and Nacho were all amazing and made for the best, most memorable, beautiful trip. It was a difficult trek, we earned every view, but it was so worth it. It was really the adventure of a lifetime!

Sophie(June 2022)
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