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    • IvoPrague's Profile Photo

      8 days traveling around Norway

      Oslo 3 hours ago

      Greetings. I'm going with daughter to Norway. What you can see one all day in Oslo? Do you experience a city tour bus etc.
      Stavenger we will stay 2 all days. Flám - Ulvik one all day.
      Thank you very much for your opinion.Ivo.

    • Vuorji mountain and Lievnasjaure lake

      Finnmark May 10, 2015 at 3:08 AM

      My name is Nikki and I live in Amsterdam. I am planning a hiking trip this summer to northern Finnmark in Norway.

      I read this book that really inspired me to go over there. I don't know if you have heard about it before, it is really popular in Holland. I believe in English it is called Beyond Sleep, by W.F. Hermans. It is about a scholar going on a fieldtrip in that area.

      He starts in Skoganvarre, then heads West towards the Vuorji mountain and the Lievnasjaure lake. Then he goes south to Karasjok and I believe he follows a famous marked trail with small stones too.

      I am looking for people with some experience in this area who might have information about these places, the hiking and camping itself and maybe if you know some local guides that can help me.

    • Kjerag open in May

      Stavanger May 1, 2015 at 11:23 AM


      I wish to hike to Kjerag. I will be reaching Stavanger on 13th May. It is possible to do the hike then? if yes, then how to get there? Please help me with some info.


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      Bergen for 2 days

      Bergen Apr 29, 2015 at 10:02 PM

      We are 9 of a family, including 1 Sr. Citizen 74 years, and 4 children (11, 12, 14, 18 year old).

      Arrive in Bergen by flight from Stockholm on 1st June morning.

      We are staying at the Scandic Strand hotel. Should we proceed for some sight seeing from the airport itself, before hotel check-in? How?

      Do we book minibus / van with English speaking driver / Guide?

      What do we do and see for the 2 days, 1st and 2nd June?

      We will proceed for the Norway in a Nutshell experience on 3rd June morning. Reach Oslo at night.

      How do we go about this (after booking online)?

      I know that these are a lot of questions, but please do help.

      Thanks in advance.

    • local transportation in Gudvangen

      Gudvangen Yesterday

      spending a day in Gudvangen, looking for car for hire or car rental to see the surrounding areas. Any info appreciated

    • Ferries to Brekstad.

      Brekstad May 20, 2015 at 10:18 AM

      I am flying into Trondheim and have been told to take a ferry to Brekstad from that area. What ferries are available from Trondheim to Brekstad if I don't have a car? Thanks

    • sandeepgarg's Profile Photo

      2 ays tour Bergen

      Bergen May 18, 2015 at 11:04 AM

      We are 9 of us (including children) We arrive by morning flight into Bergen on 1st June. We want to go on a sight-seeng directly trip with drop off at hotel in late afternoon. Whom do I contact? Is this workable? What all do we do? We may face a problem as our hotel rooms may be not ready in morning. How do we

      Any other Suggestions?


    • Bus Bergen to Odda??

      Odda May 18, 2015 at 4:07 AM

      hy ! Does anyone know how much it costs the bus ticket from Bergen to Odda??

    • Driving from Bergen to Oslo

      Bergen May 15, 2015 at 9:42 AM

      We are a family of 3 and will fly in to Bergen in June. We will be staying 2 days in Bergen and we plan to rent a car to drive to Oslo to enjoy the wonderful scenery we heard about. Is it advisable to drive and any recommendation of cheap car rental company? We plan to stay 2 nights in between the journey to Oslo. Where would be a good place to stay over in the route to Oslo? Any advise will be appreciated.

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      Oslo for 1 night

      Oslo Apr 29, 2015 at 10:13 PM

      We are 9 of a family, including 1 Sr. Citizen 74 years, and 4 children (11, 12, 14, 18 year old).

      Arrive in Oslo, after the Norway in a Nutshell experience on the 3rd June night. Hotel is Frogner Apartment House at Bygdoy Alle 53, Frogner.

      How do we reach the hotel at night?? We will have to take the keys etc. from another nearby registration office of the Hotel/Apartment.

      We have our flight departing for Dubai, at 14:30 from Oslo Airport, On 4th June. How much of Oslo can we see in the morning? We must reach by 12:00 I think to the airport. How do we go about this?

      How and from where can we book a minibus / van with English speaking driver / guide to pick us up from hotel at about 7.30 / 8.00 am, take us around the city and drop us to airport by 12.00 /12.30??

      What all can we see?

      Please do help.

      Thanks in advance.

    • Midsummer festival night, where to celebrate it best ? Please help !!

      Norway May 22, 2015 at 4:23 AM

      hello ,
      me and my family are coming from the Uk to celebrate midsummer night in Norway. Please tell me places to celebrated in a best way. We are with 4 years old child.

      Looking forward to see your suggestions.

      Thank you

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      Cruise to Alesund, Honnigsvag, Tromso, Geiranger, Olden & Bergen how much Norwegian should we have?

      Norway Apr 30, 2015 at 4:34 PM

      What is your wild Guesstimate/guess how much Norwegian Krone/per person we should have for these 6 cruise stops; Alesund, Honnigsvag, Tromso, Geiranger, Olden & Bergen in June? We will have credit cards for most of the significant purchases. I would think that the city tour buses and the like would take credit cards or not? I know it is difficult to answer though, all input and comments are greatly appreciated. We will likely be buying tourist items and stopping in a few pubs. I would think restaurants will take credit cards. When I have seen similar postings in the past, I thought how could anyone answer this question because how can estimate someones spending habits but, all VT comments are appreciated and possibly you have had this same experience. I don't want to insult locals by trying to use US dollars or do they take Euros?

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      Please advise me about the issue

      Tromsø Apr 29, 2015 at 12:20 PM

      Can i get help from you regarding information about Svalbard Norway my business college want to come from Bangladesh to Svalbard Norway but i was little confusion about visa i saw the Svalbard official website about the visa there no visa requirement but Norway is Schengen Area so if they come from Bangladesh they need visa or not? and if they transit on the Tromsø Airport the need the visa or they can fly without visa and also need to know they will face any problem to return there home country?

    • Remon9's Profile Photo

      Regarding Visa

      Norway 18 hours ago

      Anyone can help me to get a Tourist visa for Norway? i am living in Bangladesh now.

    • Weather in Oslo in September

      Oslo May 21, 2015 at 6:35 AM

      What is the weather like in Oslo in September? Do we need to pack winter clothing? And does it rain often?

    • randyteh's Profile Photo

      what is a better choice between Geiranger fiord and Norway in a nutshell

      Geiranger May 5, 2015 at 3:54 AM

      which is a better choice?

      many thanks,


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      Advice 8 days in Norway.

      Norway May 26, 2015 at 7:03 AM

      Cordial greetings you from Prague. I would ask for advice. In late July for 8 days I'm going show my 15-year-old daughter delightful Norway. It is a lot to see, but little time. I searched on the Internet where to go and what to see. For now, I have planned this route. I need advice on whether there is a better way. Thank you. Oslo for two days and 1566 km drive circuit: Oslo - Geiranger - Stavanger - Preikeston -Oslo. Thank you for your answer. Whether the link is lost, my email is Thank you very much.

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      Stavanger to Jotunheim!I itenerary help!.

      Norway May 19, 2015 at 11:35 AM

      June 6th -17th experienced hikers and kayakers... we plan to start near Stavanger coming from Oslo with a car can someone recommend the driving itinerary(where should we go first so we are not back tracking etc.. ) The Glacier hike in Jotunheim and besseggen also pulpit rock and trolltunga are top on our list... what should we add /cut ?? So hard,what about Sweden!? overwhelmed with amazing choices!! We will also have camping gear and plan to mix camping and guest houses
      Thank you!! any info much appreciated!

    • Myklebust, family farm, located near Haram in early 19th century. Any knowledge of it appreciated.

      Møre og Romsdal May 7, 2015 at 1:23 PM

      Visiting the Møre og Romsdal area in early June. Have traced family genealogy to Agerøsand, Haram, Fraena, and Aukra. Would enjoy meeting residents who know history of area in the 1800s. Do you know about Myklebust farm?

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      Where are these craters?

      Norway May 24, 2015 at 2:17 AM

      On holiday in Norway, many years ago, we came across a rocky area of deep craters, that we had to be very careful walking around! I have forgotten where they were. Does anyone know of them? Could have been on the island of Hvaler, or near Oppdahl? We also spent time near Lillehammer, but I doubt they were there.
      Photo of me and my sister peering down one in 1962!!

    • How to get to Flam from Bergen after 17:15 on June 24, 2015

      Bergen May 11, 2015 at 9:12 AM

      How to get to Flam from Bergen after 17:15 on June 24, 2015

    • randyteh's Profile Photo

      norway in a nutshell

      Norway May 4, 2015 at 10:40 AM

      can it be a lot cheaper to book the oslo to Myrdal train, flam railway,fiordcruise from Flam,bus from gudvangen and train from Voss to Bergen myself and if cheaper can you suggest how.

    • Driving in Norway

      by Siddarthpkumar Online Now Apr 22, 2015 at 3:58 AM

      I am travelling to Lofoten in first week of May. Is driving in Lofoten difficult? I am from Indian and we drive on the left side of the road unlike in Norway. What are the speed limits in Lofoten and how is the traffic there? Can i get motor cycle on rent in Lofoten? How much does it cost?


      3 Answers Apr 22, 2015 at 6:45 AM
    • One day in svolvaer

      by Happy15 Online Now Mar 2, 2015 at 5:07 PM

      Hi. I have a full day in slovaer and my accomodation is in slovaer too. Wondering what I can do as early as day break and besides visiting reine, any other recommendations pls?

      2 Answers Mar 3, 2015 at 4:25 AM
    • One day ashore in Lofoten

      by Warden2 Online Now Feb 27, 2015 at 8:03 AM

      we are coming in June aboard NCL Star and would appreciate advice on what to see in such a short time please.

      3 Answers Mar 2, 2015 at 12:51 AM
    • Weather in early May

      by TheWanderLust Online Now Feb 19, 2015 at 8:14 AM


      we are planning to visit Lofoten in early may.. First stop being Reine.
      I would like to know if it is a good time to be there , and whether there will still be snow.
      Personally i prefer more greenery and clear skies.. can i expect that in first week of May ?
      Would appreciate any suggestions, else i might plan my trip a bit late in the month of May.

      3 Answers Feb 20, 2015 at 6:08 AM
    • 1 week visit

      by Maxime.K Online Now Dec 26, 2014 at 6:58 AM


      I was wondering if a one week visit is sufficient or would I have to stay longer, I will be in Skandinnavia for a while and I found a company that offers one week tours (
      Any experiences with that company?
      Will a week be long enough?

      Furthermore I read that people surf in Unstad (, I am an beginner, will I still be able to surf there?
      That would make the trip perfect!

      1 Answer Dec 27, 2014 at 4:03 PM
    • Hiking in the Lofoten

      by theHikingfan Online Now Jul 28, 2014 at 8:21 AM

      Can someone recommend me any nice hikes in the Lofoten?

      6 Answers Dec 24, 2014 at 1:18 AM
    • Road conditions (traffic and ice) in March

      by robw31 Online Now Jul 20, 2014 at 3:48 AM

      Just wondering if someone can provide advice about the road conditions that could be expected in late March. I drive on the left hand side of the road at home so feel a little uncertain about driving in Lofoten Islands. I would also be keen to have an understanding about how busy the roads are likely to be at that time of the year.

      Many thanks.

      1 Answer Oct 14, 2014 at 2:43 AM
    • Prices of buses in Lofoten?

      by Tomson5 Online Now Jul 17, 2014 at 8:28 AM

      Hi can anyone link me some website or explane me how i can find prices of buses in Norway? im planning to go from Narvik to Moskenes and than one more time from Andalsness - Trollstigen - Geiranger and back. Anyone know how much are these two trips? thanks a lot

      4 Answers Jul 17, 2014 at 2:47 PM
    • driving in the finnmark

      by jennydawson Online Now Jul 17, 2014 at 12:36 AM

      what is the best route from bodo to kirkenes

      2 Answers Jul 17, 2014 at 4:32 AM
    • Round trip or one-way?

      by Kalinikta Online Now Jun 22, 2014 at 4:15 AM

      So, we're doing a bike tour in Lofoten in August. Is it worth making a round trip (Which would be about 400 km) along the southern coasts first and the northern coasts getting back? Or are we better off getting from Moskenes to Svolvaer in one go and then use the days we have left for something else around Bodo, or for going further west of Svolvaer?


      2 Answers Jun 22, 2014 at 12:24 PM
    • camping in the lofoten

      by CoralieL Online Now May 6, 2014 at 2:03 AM

      I'm planning to camp in a tent end of August in the lofoten and since I did not find many information or previous experiences for this, I am wondering if it is realizable in terms of weather and temperature, with a simple small tent (type quecha 2 seconds) and a good sleeping bad. What would you advise? Do you have any recommendations? Thank you!!

      1 Answer May 6, 2014 at 9:04 AM
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      clothting questions

      by 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

      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, 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? -->

      3. Am I able to go for fishing trips like this --> 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 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?

      5 Answers Oct 14, 2014 at 2:35 AM
    • Skrova, Kabelvag, or Fiskebol?

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


      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.


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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?

      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 !!


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

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

      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.

      9 Answers Jan 25, 2015 at 1:31 PM
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      Lofoten by Bike

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

      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?