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    • Narvik to Honningsvag by Bus ?

      Narvik Apr 18, 2014 at 8:54 AM

      Who could help to get information about timetable and prices. We arrive, 2 guys on August 2, 14 by train from Stockholm and need to proceed to North kapp.
      Overnight stay in Narvik necessary or gives arrival enough time to pick up bus to north?

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    • Narvik to Honningsvag by Bus ?

      Narvik Apr 18, 2014 at 8:54 AM

      Who could help to get information about timetable and prices. We arrive, 2 guys on August 2, 14 by train from Stockholm and need to proceed to North kapp.
      Overnight stay in Narvik necessary or gives arrival enough time to pick up bus to north?

      more
    • how to get to svolvaer from evenes on thursday the 17(holiday)

      Narvik Apr 12, 2014 at 12:26 PM

      Hello,

      we are two Italian tourists travelling to Svolvaer on Thursday the 17th in order to get our rented car at Europcar for that day.
      Unfortunately we saw, just few hours ago, on the 17th the bus lines to Svolvaer are not working on those days.
      We'll arrive at Evenes at 10:35 with the flight from Oslo, we kindly ask you how we can reach Svolvaer.

      Thank you very much for your answer.

      Annalisa and Francesco

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      clothting questions

      by kes324sbcglobal.net Online Now Jan 13, 2014 at 11:41 AM

      I'm coming to Lofoten in mid-June. How serious of rain and wind gear will I need to pack?
      Also, are wool sweaters appropriate?

      3 Answers Jan 15, 2014 at 12:51 AM
    • Road surfaces

      by AJK48 Online Now Jan 6, 2014 at 12:55 PM

      What are the road surfaces like on the minor roads in Lofoten? Are they Tarmac or gravel?

      3 Answers Jan 7, 2014 at 5:01 AM
    • Rent a scooter in Lofoten

      by Trang.Nguyen Online Now Sep 10, 2013 at 9:07 PM

      Hi,
      We are 2 friends going to Lofoten in early October and would like to rent a scooter to travel around the island. Has anyone experience in renting a scooter in Lofoten? I saw in a website it costs aroung 300NOK/day. Can anyone recommend me any scooter rental service other than rent-a-car website? I don't have the international driving licence, I only have Vietnamse driving license for 50cc-175cc scooter. is it acceptable?
      another thing, is it dangerous to drive a scooter in Lofoten?
      Thanks much for your help.

      7 Answers Sep 16, 2013 at 11:17 PM
    • January Travel

      by luisauw Online Now Aug 25, 2013 at 7:31 PM

      HI, our family is traveling to Lofoten from the US in January. We are in search of seeing the Northern Lights and would like to know if it is possible to rent a car and drive around Lofoten in January. Also any suggestions as to what to do and what not to miss in the island. Where to stay? and how many days should we allow considering there won't be too much light.
      Thanks you

      4 Answers Aug 26, 2013 at 3:09 AM
    • insurance needs

      by EilaGoss Online Now Aug 7, 2013 at 6:58 AM

      Do I need a high level of (or specialist) insurance for hill walking in Lofoten please?

      6 Answers Aug 8, 2013 at 3:21 PM
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      Bus travel in Lofoten on 6 October 2013 (Sunday)

      by Kennyhon Online Now Jul 21, 2013 at 4:33 AM

      I would like to take a trip from Svolvaer to Stamsund on 6 Oct 2013 by bus route 18-741 and 18-767 according to route schedule. But, according to the seaching system in this web nri.websrv01.reiseinfo.no/nr..., no service is available on that day. Please advice the availability of the services on that day and would you advice any other alternatives way of public transport on that day. Thanks

      2 Answers Jul 21, 2013 at 6:30 AM
    • Lofoten in March

      by livingskiesphoto Online Now Feb 17, 2013 at 6:34 AM

      I am doing a photo trip for Northern Lights Mar 5-10 /13 and am trying to figure out a packing list. Temps on line show around freezing, but not sure what wind, rain/snow and dark of night might be like. I'm from Canada so have lots of heavy winter gear, but my question is how much will I need. Heavy winter boots, or hiking boots and warm socks? Wind/rain overpants and long underwear, or insulated snowmobile type pants? Tips from anyone who has been there in March would be helpful, or especially anyone who has done a Northern lights photo trip?

      1 Answer Feb 20, 2013 at 12:30 AM
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      Places to stay in Lofoten & fishing trips?

      by MizBlack Online Now Mar 22, 2012 at 8:21 AM

      Hello Everyone!

      I’m planning to make a trip to Lofoten this june and I have a few questions which I need help on.
      First of all, I’m planning to head over to Lofton by taking a ferry from bodo. I’ll be trying get around by bus, bikes or just walking. (I won’t be renting a car since I don’t have a driver’s license.)

      1. Is Reine accessible and a good place to stay? Or would it be better to stay in other villages like Henningsvaer or Å?

      2. Due to a budget constraint, I would prefer to rent a room in a guesthouse or an apartment rather than a Rorbuer. Are there any other similar accommodations in Reine like this? --> lofoten-info.no/hotellet/eng...

      3. Am I able to go for fishing trips like this --> datadesign.ws/x-Hellvaag/Eng... in Reine?

    • Renting a car in Lofoten Islands

      by shpadre Online Now Mar 16, 2011 at 8:12 AM

      On our last trip to Norway, we did not have a car while we visited the Lofoten Islands. This limited our movement. We stayed outside Svolvaer and had to take a taxi to our hotel and then were lucky that our hotel had bicycles to borrow so we could go out and eat our meals.

      So on an upcoming trip to the islands (August this year), we want to get a car. Where is the best place to rent a car? Can we rent one in Svolvaer (we'd prefer to use that as our gateway to the islands, taking the express boat from Bodo). Or we may fly to Harstad/Narvik Airport Evenes. Can we get a car there? A third option is what visitnorway.com says: "If you drive, you can take the car ferry from Bodø across to Moskenes, Værøy or Røst. Or you can drive further north of Bodø, to Skutvik, and take the car ferry across to Skrova or Svolvær."

      What's recommended - what's the best place to get a car to get around the islands?

      4 Answers Apr 25, 2011 at 5:43 AM
    • Skrova, Kabelvag, or Fiskebol?

      by cathy9510usa Online Now Jan 6, 2011 at 4:29 PM

      Hi,

      I'll have a free day in Svolvaer on Monday, March 7 (I've been there before) and am thinking of either taking the ferry to Skrova, going to Kabelvag (I've been to Henningsvaer), or taking the bus to Fiskebol.

      Any suggestions or comments on which would be best?

      Thanks very much.

      Cathy

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      Travel to Reine or Ä

      by srorly Online Now Dec 9, 2010 at 6:50 AM

      Hi there!
      Me and my friends are planning a trip to Norway in the first week of March of 2011.
      We´ll be standing for 2 days in Tromso and then we want to go to the Lofoten Islands. We were thinking of going to the southern of Lofoten, to Reine or Ä, and stay in a Rorbuer for 2 nights.
      From there we are expecting to take a ferry to Bodo.
      So, can anyone help me to pick the fastest way from Tromso to Reine or Ä?
      And in wich village do we stay? Reine or Ä? Or, does anyone have another suggestion?
      Thanks.

      6 Answers Dec 18, 2010 at 7:33 AM
    • Left Luggage Centre at Moskenes-Lofoten

      by leesm99pikl Online Now Nov 19, 2010 at 4:31 AM

      Hi ,

      Wouls be appreciated if some experts could advise whether there's any left-luggage centre at Moskenes ?

      We will be arriving Moskenes port at 5.00 early morning in March'2011 , thinking of dropping our luggage at the centre & do a detour to A & Reine & back to Moskenes to pick up our luggage ,then going by bus to Stamsund ( stay 2 nights ) .

      We have 3 full days in Lofoten , can we head to the Northern part like Svolvaer & Henningsvaer & back to Stamsund within the 2nd day ?

      Our 3rd day will be touring the Central part like Stamsund & Leknes , we then leave for Bodo from Stamsund late at night ( arriving Bodo during Midnight )

      Thank you very very much ....

      58 Answers Apr 3, 2011 at 7:14 AM
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      Lofoten Island and Northen Light

      by cheeleongs Online Now Nov 7, 2010 at 4:25 PM

      Hi, I'm gonna travel to Lofoten during Mid of this December. I have some questions on Lofoten Island and Northen Light, i hope u guys can answer for me.

      I am planning to stay in Lofoten Island for 2 days, do u think it's enough? Most probably i would go to A or Henningsvaer. In fact, my sole intention to Lofoten is to see the breathtaking scenery and at the same time to catch northen light. Do u have any ideas which place in lofoten island is the most popular destination to catch Northen Light?

      Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks !!

      Regards,
      CheeLeong

      3 Answers Nov 8, 2010 at 3:43 AM
    • Fery bodo-moskenes

      by karpadonet Online Now Nov 3, 2010 at 4:21 AM

      Hello,
      I know this is probably most popular subject and it been answered a lot..But I have a problem- every time I try to open the ferry time table and prices it closes all of the windows on my computer...So anyone can tell me the price for the ferry?
      Thank you!

      2 Answers Nov 3, 2010 at 4:27 AM
    • which is the best airport to reach Lofoten? Which city in Lofoten is best for base camp?

      by mailberto Online Now Aug 30, 2010 at 11:36 PM

      I have allready taken part in this forum and it has been very useful.
      I'm travelling from Spain to Lofoten in the end of October. Does anybody know which is the nearest international airport to Lofoten islands?. And after arriving the best and possibly cheapest way to get to Lofoten.
      Once there, the best city or village to conssider it as a base camp to visit the rest of the islands?
      Thanks again to everyone

      12 Answers Sep 15, 2010 at 9:10 AM
    • Is end of October good to see Northern Lights?

      by mailberto Online Now Aug 30, 2010 at 7:19 AM

      Hi everybody, my name is Roberto from Spain and I'm planning to go to the Lofoten islands in the end of October. I have thousands of questions to ask, and I don't know where to start. It's my dream to sea the northern lights, and I have been trying to plan this trip for some years now, but I never got up to it.
      First of all, is it the right time of the year to see the northern lights?
      If it is, I need loads of information about places to stay (very low budget), the best and cheapest way to get to Lofoten. What transport combinations are best from Spain ...
      I'm sorry I have too many questions.
      I have been looking a lot of websites, most of them very good, and got lots of info, but as I don't know exactly how to do it I feel really lost.
      If you can help me I will thank you ever so much.

      16 Answers Aug 31, 2010 at 8:31 AM
    • Ørsvågvær AS or Sandvika Camping

      by lmickus Online Now Jul 7, 2010 at 2:08 PM

      We are traveling to Lofoten Islands in August and trying to decide if we should stay at Ørsvågvær AS or Sandvika Camping. We are 2 adults and 2 kids (12,8). Looks like both locations have a beach for the kids to play on and rent boats. Does anyone have knowledge of these 2 campgrounds to give us some advice?

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      Tromso to Lofoten transport

      by dhdear Online Now Jun 18, 2010 at 10:20 AM

      Hello VT friends!

      We are planning to visit Lofoten by hurtigruten, but it looks like we don't have enough cabin tickets for all of us(4),what is the best alternate way to get to and travel in Lofoten Islands from Tromso.I did not see any bus routes to Lofoten Islands from Tromso.Where does the Lofoten Islands stand on a "MUST SEE IN NORWAY" group ? Are there any other ferries ?

      We have spent enough time browsing all over the internet world. VT is the only platform left for us.

      7 Answers Jul 26, 2010 at 3:02 AM
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      Lofoten by Bike

      by FHO Online Now Jun 11, 2010 at 7:11 AM

      Hello!
      I am going to work in Lofoten next week and thought of taking a bike with me there. And so, I got some questions. Hopefully smb could answer me!
      1) weather? how warm is it now there and is it much raining?
      I though of cycling from Sortland to Svolvær to catch Hurtigruten there and continue by it to Stamsund.
      2) Can you recommend me the cycling roote? maps google com advises car way via road 50, but I see on the map the possbility to go to Stokmarknes and take a ferry fom there to Svolvær. the problem is I can`t find which roote is that and time table
      3) other optin is to take a ferry Melbu-Fiskebøl, but then I have to cycl up till Svolvær
      and my poblem is the time:
      I start early friday morning and as I take my plane from Røst on Sunday, it seems I have to get there by Saturday morning as there is no boat running from Moskenes to Røst on Sunday morning
      4) Anyone could recommend a sleeping budjet place in Røst?

    • buy and sold a bike

      by ced_niort Online Now Mar 4, 2010 at 1:24 PM

      Hello,

      i'm coming in lofoten in june, I plane to buy a bike in svolvaer and to sold it at the end of my trip in moskenes or in bodo.
      Is there any shop which buy old bikes ?

      Thanks
      Cédric

      1 Answer Mar 5, 2010 at 1:22 PM
    • Accommodation near Unstad, Lofoten

      by sukram1 Online Now Feb 20, 2010 at 7:09 AM

      I'm going to Unstad to surf with my friends this April. Does anybody know a cottage for rent etc. in Unstad or near it? Or do you know any websites where I could search for accommodation there? (The websites could be also in Norwegian language, I think I can figure out what they say). Thank you.

      2 Answers Feb 20, 2010 at 9:44 AM
    • Rent a bike in Bodo or in Moskenes

      by cedriclyon Online Now Feb 12, 2010 at 9:48 AM

      Hi,

      We are going to have a bike tour in lofoten islands at the end of May.

      We are looking for bikes to rent in bodo or in moskenes.

      Is there anybody that could give me an adress or a place there so as to book it now?

      Thank you for your next answer.

      Kind regards

      cedric

      1 Answer Feb 12, 2010 at 11:22 AM
    • Rent a bike in lofoten islands

      by cedric14 Online Now Jan 21, 2010 at 10:23 AM

      Hi everybody,

      We are 7 french cyclists that would like to rent 7 bikes from May the 20th till June the 2nd so as to make a bike tour in lofoten islands.

      Is there anybody who knows where we could rent our bikes in lofoten islands ?

      This information is very precious for us.

      Thank you very much for your answer.

      Yours faithfully

      1 Answer Jan 21, 2010 at 11:50 AM
    • ferry crossings

      by gracie28 Online Now Oct 30, 2009 at 2:03 AM

      How many times a day does the ferry leave from Bodo to the Lofoten islands, and what are the times? We wish to get to Reine on the Lofotens and we will be without a car. We understand we can catch a bus from the ferry terminal to Reine. And what time does the ferry leave the islands to go back to Bodo? I cant seem to find ferry times anywhere and book them?

      6 Answers Nov 12, 2009 at 1:54 PM
    • About Lofoten

      by Asochiemi Online Now Sep 1, 2009 at 5:58 AM

      Hello I have plan to go to Lofoten.
      I don't have car so I don't want to pay for it. I saw your article I want to get on it.
      Where can I get on? How much?
      I try to see the homepage but it doesn't work...
      So if you have some idea please let it me know.
      Many thanks.

      2 Answers Sep 23, 2009 at 5:46 AM
    • Air Route to Lofoten fishing Village

      by odizie Online Now Aug 31, 2009 at 2:53 PM

      Please can you direct me on the safest air route in getting to lofoten fishing Village in Norway from Boston, Massachusetts in the US.
      Being a business man who is on a first time business trip, l don't seem to know how best to get there.

      sincerely
      Ody

      5 Answers Sep 7, 2009 at 10:58 AM
    • Lofoten without a car

      by dnw66 Online Now Aug 16, 2009 at 4:22 AM

      Hello,

      Me and my girlfriend are planning a trip to Lofoten at the end of October, and would rather not rent a car, if possible. Does anyone know, is there enough public transport to let us get around the islands and get to various towns and places?

      Thanks

      2 Answers Aug 18, 2009 at 1:02 AM
    • Car rental from Lofoten to Tromso

      by RobN79 Online Now Jun 15, 2009 at 1:05 PM

      Hi!
      Anyone could advise if there's any possibility to rent a car somewhere in southern Lofoten (we will be coming to Moskenes and staying in Sakrisoy, Nusfjord, Henningsvaer and Svolvaer, then moving up north) to drive it up north and return it in Tromso?
      I am surprised to have quite an issue with finding any rental service that would enable us to do that. MAny thanks in advance for any response!

      2 Answers Jun 16, 2009 at 8:58 AM
    • Burning CDs

      by cathy9510usa Online Now May 10, 2009 at 1:10 AM

      Hi,

      I'll be traveling to Lofoten next week and hope conditions are great so I can take lots of pictures.

      Does anyone know if there's a place to burn CDs from my memory card anywhere on the islands (maybe Svolvaer?) Svolvaer seems pretty touristy, so maybe they'll have one. I'll also be in Stamsund and Lknes.

      Thanks very much for any help you can give me.

      Cathy

      6 Answers May 13, 2009 at 11:27 PM
    • Passing through Bunes to Kjerkfjorden

      by marco0001 Online Now Apr 29, 2009 at 12:03 AM

      Hi everybody!
      We are planning some hiking in Lofoten in the middle of the June (backpacks, tents, etc). Now I got a question: is there a possible pass from Bunes beach to Kjerkfjorden village by mountains? Of course without a technical climbing skills and without climbing equipment. I know that the boat can take us there, but I'd prefer to pass it on my feet...
      Will be grateful for any help!

      2 Answers Aug 18, 2010 at 3:59 AM