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Cycling in the Lofoten Islands

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  • Holiday code
    C07LF
  • Holiday type
    Self-guided cycling
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
    and
  • Activity level
  • From $4700per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2024  
  • Departure months
    JFMAMJJASOND
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of and hotels
  • All breakfasts, five packed lunches and three dinners
  • Navigation app
  • Bike hire included
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Suitable for
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers, wine lovers, flora & fauna, art & history, coastal routes, island exploring

Norway: Gudbrandsdalen

Cycling in the Lofoten Islands

  • Quiet and relaxing cycle trip through incredible surroundings during the season of the Midnight Sun
  • Picturesque fishing villages and a lifestyle that goes back through the ages
  • Colourful buildings and pretty towns where you can sample the fresh and unique cuisine of the region

Discover the remote and spectacular archipelago of Lofoten, one of Norway's oldest inhabited regions on this week-long cycling trip. Following a recommended stop over in Oslo, you will arrive into Svolvaer and be instantly transported amongst the most stunning scenery in Europe. From tremendous mountain peaks and fjords, to postcard pretty fishing villages and gorgeous sandy beaches, this region has something for everyone, as you will experience on your journey across the archipelago.

Soak up the relaxing atmosphere on your first day in Svolvaer where you can choose to take a leisurely boat trip to see the Sea Eagles, or get started straight away with one of our cycling routes to nearby picturesque fishing villages. The next morning cycle from Svolvaer across the island alongside the oceanfront for part of your journey to Hov, where you may have the chance to experience the Midnight Sun. From here continue to Leknes with many possible detours to distract you along the way, including the most beautiful beaches in the area. Your last base is Reine, where you will spend two nights in a traditional fisherman's cabin. The cycling is mostly flat with some elevations, so will suit all abilities, E - Bike hire is also available. Your luggage will be transferred for you along the way.

The accommodation is a variety of four star hotels and three star lodges and cabins, some with shared facilities so please do enquire for full details at time of booking. For example the Rorbuer cabins are the traditional and only form of accommodation in Reine, and typically involve shared living areas and bathrooms.



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Cycling information

The cycling on the Lofoten Islands is mostly on the flat, with gentle inclines and great road networks. The route leads you through lush meadows and along rivers, past small farms and on coastal pathways. You will be cycling between 20 and 50 kms a day, and so do need a good level of fitness and some cycling experience on this trip.




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Day 1: Arrive in Svolvaer

Arrive into Svolvaer - gateway to the Lofoten and its largest city.
You stay at the Thon Hotel Lofoten (breakfast included)

Day 2: Day in Svolvaer

Pick up your bikes this morning and discover the delights of Northern Lofoten and Svolvaer. Choose from a range of activities (not included, payable locally), a boat trip to the famous Troll fjord to spot Sea Eagles or perhaps try some fishing. If you prefer to get active straight away, there are cycling routes to nearby fishing villages with a visit to Lofoten Cathedral on the way.
You stay at the Thon Hotel Lofoten (breakfast included)

Day 3: Svolvaer to Hov 40km

Cycle from Svolvaer to Hov - An easy day's cycling with a couple of detours along the way. Visit the pretty fishing village of Hennigsvaer or take a detour to Brenna, the cycle route along the oceanfront for fantastic coastal views. As this is the only night you stay on the west coast, we highly recommend a hike after dinner to the summit of Hoven to witness the midnight sun.
You stay at the Lofoten Links Lodges (breakfast, packed lunch and dinner included)

Day 4: Hov to Leknes 53km

Cycle from Hov to Leknes - todays ride is relatively flat, with more detours to fishing communities along the way or locations with great viewpoints.
You stay at the Scandic Leknes Hotel (breakfast, packed lunch included)

Day 5: Leknes

Stay in Leknes and discover the seaward and central Lofoten. Cycle options from here include a ride to Uttakleiv the most photographed beach in the Lofoten or Unstad beach for some surfing. For a more relaxed option you can visit the Lofoten Viking Museum to learn all about their fascinating history, (not included, payable locally).
You stay at the Scandic Leknes Hotel (breakfast, packed lunch included)

Day 6: Leknes to Reine 53km

An early start this morning, to cycle from Leknes to Kremmervika (12 km), to catch the ferry to Nusfjord, (ferry included). This is a beautiful old village, so we highly recommend a stop here. After lunch cycle on to Reine for your two nights in this iconic village and accommodation, the fishermen's cabins.
You stay at the Reine Rorbuer (breakfast, packed lunch and dinner included)

Day 7: Reine

Stay in Reine today and discover South Lofoten - take a fjord cruise (not included, payable locally), or a day trip to the village of A. Its also possible to try sea rafting or kayaking from here, (not included,payable locally) or choose to try one of the many hikes that are possible.
You stay at the Reine Rorbuer (breakfast, packed lunch and dinner included)

Day 8: Depart Reine

Leave your bike here, and depart Reine after breakfast. Travel by bus to Moskenes for your onward journey home(not included, payable locally). The passenger ferry from Moskenes to Bodo is free of charge.
Breakfast included.

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199, use our live webchat or email sales@headwater.com


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Thon Hotel Lofoten, Svolvær

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One of the most modern hotels in Svolvær, the Thon has well equipped and comfortable rooms with fabulous views, an on site restaurant, bar, gym and sauna. Centrally located in Svolvær, everything you need is on your doorstep.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


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Lofoten Links , Hov

Lofoten Links Lodges are set in a golf course and have stunning views of the sea and natural surroundings. During summer, guests can experience the midnight sun, and in the winter the Northern Lights if lucky. Guests will have an en suite bedroom and bathroom, but may have shared communal areas.The lodges share a fully equipped kitchen, living room with a TV and a wood burning stove with a large terrace facing the sea. There is a restaurant on site and breakfast is included. You can also hire a hot tub or the sauna, well deserved after a long days cycling.


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Scandic Leknes Lofoten, Leknes

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Featuring an in-house restaurant, and gym, this hotel is located right in Leknes town centre. It offers spacious rooms with cable TV and free WiFi access.The hotel has its own Restaurant Bevares, which offers an a la carte menu in the evenings and of course a buffet breakfast is served each morning.


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Reine Rorbuer, Reine

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The iconic Lofoten accommodation, these cabins have been lovingly restored and provide the perfect place to rest at the end of the day. There are 40 cabins which blend the atmosphere of the original fishermen’s dwellings with all modern comforts. All cabins, or ‘Rorbuer’ as they are called, have their own bathroom, and most feature a fully equipped kitchen. Wi-Fi is available in all cabins.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Travel

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 0044 1606 720199 or email us at sales@headwater.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

Reviews

Here at Headwater we thrive on feedback and pride ourselves on our excellent customer service. Below is a small selection of reviews we've received from our satisfied customers.


Christopher Cooke, 02/03/2024

Efficient and friendly service


02/02/2024

We had a hugely enjoyable time in 2023 on the White Villages of Andalucia trip with Headwater. Therefore we decided to book a couple more trips with Headwater. The booking process went smoothly thanks to personalised support from Andrew Palmer. We are hoping our 2024 Headwater experience’s will be as enjoyable as Andalucia.


Alison Burnley, 05/01/2024

Kate was practical and very helpful. my only observation is that i could hear the other woman taking another booking on the phone at the same volume as Kate. this was very off-putting as an initial introduction to the company. I am not sure that customer would be all that happy for somebody else to hear quite as much about their coversation.


17/05/2023

Very helpful, polite and responded to my queries straight away. Kept me informed of successful bookings ie hotel flights etc.

Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 7 night self-guided cycling holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of and hotels

All breakfasts, five packed lunches and three dinners

Agent supplied navigation app for your smartphone

Bike hire

Luggage transfers between hotels


How to book:

To book this holidays speak to our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'book now' or 'check availability' button below.

To book this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'Book now' or 'check availability' button below.

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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Holiday details

Minimum group sizes
No minimum group size, however transfers are subject to at least 2 people (in total) booked on each departure.

Solo travellers
Please call for details and prices

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Self-guided cycling

Departures
Every Friday from 7th Jun 2024 to 29th Aug 2025, for 7 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfasts, five packed lunches and three dinners

Tailor-made travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

How to book

To book this holidays speak to our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'book now' button above.

If you need further information before you book simply complete our Holiday Enquiry Form and a member of our sales team will get back to you.

To book this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'Book now' or 'Check availability' button below.

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