Lofoten Islands self guided cycling holiday, Norway
breakfast and self-packed lunch.
3 x 3 course dinner Bicycle ferry Ballstad - Nusfjord Map and tour description Luggage transfer Bike rental is not incl.
Description of Lofoten Islands self guided cycling holiday, Norway
Norway’s Lofoten Archipelago is a glorious string of islands with wonderful scenery, pretty fishing villages, mountains, the midnight sun, museums and art galleries. A cycling break here is a really special experience with new, astonishingly beautiful scenery waiting around every bend in the road. Nature here is big, impressive and dramatic. There are green mountains with lofty peaks rising straight up from the sea, small fjords, marshes, lakes and wooded hillsides tucked in between. At the bottom of the mountains, flat plains are dotted with farms and traditional fishing villages.
This is a self guided adventure, cycling point to point, with a detailed map and guide book supplied and luggage transferred for you. You will be cycling 20-50km each day and need a medium level of fitness for this holiday. Routes are quiet with little traffic. Bikes are not included in this holiday, but we can arrange bike rental for you.
This is a really memorable holiday, packed with wonderful experiences, both natural and cultural. The cycling here is really wonderful, but you can also hop out of the saddle to enjoy the galleries, museums and cafes of the Lofoten Islands. Don’t miss beautiful Nusfjord, either – a historical fisherman’s village, listed on UNESCO’s world heritage list.
The days are long and light in high summer, and from June to mid July you can enjoy cycling in the light of the midnight sun. If you have the energy, it’s possible to ride all night long, with the glowing sun to light your way.
Your accommodation for the seven nights of this holiday is in hotels and atmospheric old fisherman’s cabins, with seven breakfasts, seven self-packed lunches and six dinners included. The food here in the Lofoten Islands feels like an adventure, too – enjoy exploring the fresh, tasty Arctic menu.
If you have more time and would like to explore further, you can combine this biking holiday with travelling down the coast from Bergen to Kirkenes on a Hurtigruten ship.
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4 Reviews of Lofoten Islands self guided cycling holiday, Norway
Reviewed on 14 Jul 2019 by Laura BolgerThe scenery was amazing. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Aug 2018 by Jerry KnightsAbsolutely excellent Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Jul 2018 by Olle StrömVery good. With some corrections it would be perfect. Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Jun 2015 by Simon StorvikGreat. Tourism seems to be very important to the islands. Read full review
PlanetOur Tour in Lofoten is self-guided. Our guests are not followed by a service car. The trip runs on fixed dates, so that luggage transfer becomes as energy efficient as possible. Bicycling doesn’t make any sort of pollution itself. Where other transportation is needed, like between Bodø and Lofoten we use public transportation. This never include air transport.
Our guests follow main roads and do not run through vulnerable nature.
Part of the tour follows Norwegian Scenic Routes, Lofoten, with scenic viewpoints and picnic areas along the route. The rest areas have garbage disposals and toilets. This way, we help free the land and waterways from waste and rubbish.
Plastic waste entering our oceans is a big issue all along the Norwegian coast. In Lofoten you’ll find dedicated garbage disposals at some of the beaches. More and more volunteers and students help keep the most famous beaches pretty. We urge all our guests to participate in the effort to keep the shoreline free of plastic and waste.
Lofoten is in the process of being certified as a Sustainable Destination. Becoming a sustainable destination takes years of work, with the whole local community working together. Lofoten is expected to be certified in the year to come.
The certification Sustainable Destination is a seal of approval given to destinations that work systematically to reduce the negative impact of tourism. In addition to providing visitors with enjoyable experiences, the destination must preserve the local nature, culture and environment, strengthen social values, and be economically viable. The municipality and the travel industry must cooperate closely to assure that the destination is a great place both to live in and to visit.
The Norwegian Nature Diversity Act
The act has the purpose of protecting biological, geological and landscape diversity and ecological processes through conservation and sustainable use, and in such a way that the environment provides a basis for human activity, culture, health and well-being, now and in the future.
The act allows you to ski wherever you want, as long as nothing else is announced. This gives numerous possibilities for exciting excursions! Private ground and cultivated land however, should not be trafficked, and…
- Nature must not be damaged!
- Always bring back your litter, never throw rubbish outdoors
- There might be stricter access to protected areas
- Show respect for people and animals
PeopleWe are a small, privately owned company, located in Lillehammer, Norway. We have our office in “FABRIKKEN”, an office community that houses 30 small businesses within art-, culture- and adventure industry. This is a low-cost community with high interest in supporting and maintaining a good cooperation within creative industries. Our premises are close to public transportation, and we all focus on low energy consumption, and recycling.
In Lofoten our guests stay much of the nights in old traditional Rorbu Cabins/Fishermen’s huts. In this way we support the owners and help them keep and restore these important cultural buildings, and keep the Fishing villages as living communities.
In Lofoten there is a great awareness of preserving the history and culture. The area offers amazing experiences, including activities and culture in a unique landscape.
Our activity in Lofoten contributes to employment related to accommodation, dining and bike rental. We also encourage our guests to visit local galleries and museums. We also provide some information on local arts and crafts.
In Henningsvær you can’t avoid seeing the Haddock hats, designed in Lofoten, made in the Himalayas, used worldwide.
We also support local economy by recommending guided excursions and activities.
We focus on finding good restaurants, offering traditional food of local ingredients. Small farms, producing organic food, are more and more common in Lofoten, and you can be sure to get fresh fish and seafood from the waters just outside the isles. Lofoten is also famous for its stock fish industry. The local restaurants are good at utilizing this resource.
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