Norway's Lofoten Islands Hiking Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $5,049 - $6,349 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 3-5

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual & Casual Plus Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Norway's Lofoten Islands Hiking Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 3-5

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual & Casual Plus Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Jun-Sep 2025: Jun-Sep

From $5,049 - $6,349 /person

Dramatic Peaks & Remote Fjords above the Arctic Circle

Escape to an island paradise unlike any other. Follow trails past jagged peaks reflected in mesmerizingly blue fjords. Gaze upon white-sand beaches that dazzle under a midnight sun. Dream about hiking here for years to come. Captivating historic villages, charming hotels and breathtaking natural beauty await in Norway's incomparable Lofoten Islands. Above the Arctic Circle, paradise is calling. 

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Highlights

  • Hike in Norway's Lofoten islands, a remote region rich in seafaring history, welcoming locals and incredibly fresh seafood 
  • Relax in historic rorbuer, cozy waterfront cabins with modern amenities, nestled in the sheltered bays of traditional villages 
  • Trek epic routes to secluded Kvalvika Beach and Nesland Village for breathtaking views and spectacular photos 
  • Sail across sapphire waters with the chance to spot sea eagles or kayak under the midnight sun 
Norway Lofoten Islands Hiking Tour map

Norway

Start Svolvaer

End Bodø

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

Day 1

Description

Get to know the Lofoten Islands, a spectacular region to explore on foot • Climb amid craggy mountains that plunge into emerald waters • Ride the waves of Vestfjorden in search of sea eagles while taking in jaw-dropping coastline views • Savor impossibly fresh, locally caught seafood. 

Accommodations

Night 1

Thon Hotel Svolvær
Svolvær
Casual Hotel

This shiny new member of the Thon hotel chain offers colorful modern interiors and spectacular waterfront views.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 2-3

Description

Make your way to the western side of the islands to trek along the rock-strewn slopes of verdant foothills with a dramatic backdrop of sawtooth peaks—likely still veined with snow—in the distance • Enjoy a private tour of Nusfjord, one of the best preserved fishing villages in Norway • Behold the white sand and turquoise water of Haukland Beach, selected as the world's most beautiful beach by Lonely Planet • Trace the steps of fishermen in times gone by and follow the winding path along the coast to sleepy Nesland Village, a hidden gem surrounded by secret coves and expansive views of the archipelago • Kick back at our cozy quayside rorbuer cabins beneath the ethereal glow of the midnight sun. 

Accommodations

Nights 2-3

Nusfjord Arctic Resort
Nusfjord​
*Premiere Hotel

Nestled in the Lofoten's best preserved fishing village, these rorbuer blend historic charm with modern comforts. 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Hike through a classic Lofoten landscape of shimmering waterways, plunging slopes and towering cliffs to Kvalvika beach • In stunning Reine, red and white cabins dot the shore and granite peaks rise dramatically from the fjord • Sample local dishes like smoked Lofoten cod and lamb • Climb to Monkebu Hut, surrounded by beautiful alpine lakes that sit below walls of granite • Celebrate our Lofoten adventure with a farewell toast—skål! • In Å, amble over to the local stone-oven bakery, famed for delectable kanelboller (cinnamon buns) • Visit a historic cod liver oil factory • Cruise across the sprawling Vestfjorden to Bodø.

Accommodations
Reine Rorbuer

(2 nights)

Nights 4-5

Reine Rorbuer
Reine
Casual Plus Hotel

Soak in breathtaking views of sparkling fjords and jagged cliffs from these recently restored rorbuer

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Terrain & Trail Support

Our hikes through Lofoten's captivating rugged terrain climb rocky, uneven paths with some steep sections, many of which are spotted with mud or boulders. Vehicles or boats will get us to and from the trailheads, but the remote nature of these trails means we offer fewer route options. Ample trail support in the form of water, snacks and encouragement is provided by your Backroads leaders and local guides.

Two Leaders

We ordinarily staff our trips with three leaders: two leaders out on the trail offering support—allowing everyone to have the experience they want, whether it's an easygoing interpretative walk or a rigorous hike—while the third leader moves the van from trailhead to trail end. This trip is a little different in that our routes are a combination of loop hikes and out-and-back trails that begin and end in the same location. This means that you'll still have the same two leaders providing excellent trail support without the need for a third leader to move the van. Occasionally we also hike with local guides, allowing us to offer even more support options on these routes.

Accommodations

The Lofoten Islands are rich in heritage and rustic charm, and while Backroads has selected the best properties in the places we visit, history and character often outweigh elegance and luxury in this remote corner of Norway. While two of our hotels, Nusfjord Rorbuer and Reiner Rorbuer—traditional waterfront rorbuer (fishermen's cabins)—offer simpler amenities than the typical Backroads property, they provide us with the greatest access to the best hiking in the region. It's also worth noting that these cabins are set up more like shared apartments, with private bedrooms and bathrooms, and a common living room area that includes a small kitchen, rather than typical hotel room—all part of the charm!

From $5,049 - $6,349 /person

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Hotels

Adventure-Ready Hotels

Ideally located with ready access to trip activities, our Casual hotels are also known for their character and charm.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Night 1

Thon Hotel Svolvær
Svolvær

Casual Hotel

This shiny new member of the Thon hotel chain offers colorful modern interiors and spectacular waterfront views.

Nights 2-3

Nusfjord Arctic Resort
Nusfjord​

*Premiere Hotel

Nestled in the Lofoten's best preserved fishing village, these rorbuer blend historic charm with modern comforts. 

Nights 4-5

Reine Rorbuer
Reine

Casual Plus Hotel

Soak in breathtaking views of sparkling fjords and jagged cliffs from these recently restored rorbuer

From $5,049 - $6,349 /person

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