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    An Arctic Paradise: The Lofoten Islands by Car in Five Days

    An Arctic Paradise: The Lofoten Islands by Car in Five Days
    Starts from

    Bodø

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    74

    Duration

    5 days

    Length

    536 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Bodø

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    5 days

    Length

    536 mi

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    Highlights

    • Experience the spectacular mountains and fjords of the Flakstadøya, Vestvågøya, and Austvågøya islands.
    • Delight in the charming fishing villages of Reine, Å, and Henningsvær.
    • Become captivated by panoramic beaches like Vikten, Haukland, and Unstad.
    • Indulge in the fruits of the sea around Lofoten, like its famed stockfish.
    Discover the northern paradise of the Lofoten Islands, positioned well beyond the Arctic Circle, surrounded by bountiful, frigid seas.
    Your drive will take you around stunning fjords that are framed by towering, majestic mountains. Around every corner, it seems that there is an enchanting little fishing village just waiting to be captured as a picture postcard, or a scenic white-sand beach just waiting to be discovered.
    This was the land of the Vikings, of hardy fishing families, and the scene of fierce fighting during the Second World War. Uncover the fascinating stories and history of this robust people, understanding how the unique geography of this archipelago has forged their unique narrative.
    Unsurprisingly, the labours of the fishing industry dominate the cuisine of Lofoten, to amazing effect. Learn about Norway's first international export, stockfish, and sample its flavours. Delight in Lofoten's fine dining and experience the very best salmon, cod, whale, and shellfish.
    It's most comfortable to take the journey in the summer season; however, you can still enjoy it in the off-season.
    Compare different car rental companies conveniently online via the TCS car rental platform. Whether in Switzerland or abroad, whether on holiday or on business trips. With TCS, you remain mobile and flexible and benefit from the best rental car offers, including many advantages and services.
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    Discover the northern paradise of the Lofoten Islands, positioned well beyond the Arctic Circle, surrounded by bountiful, frigid seas.
    Your drive will take you around stunning fjords that are framed by towering, majestic mountains. Around every corner, it seems that there is an enchanting little fishing village just waiting to be captured as a picture postcard, or a scenic white-sand beach just waiting to be discovered.
    This was the land of the Vikings, of hardy fishing families, and the scene of fierce fighting during the Second World War. Uncover the fascinating stories and history of this robust people, understanding how the unique geography of this archipelago has forged their unique narrative.
    Unsurprisingly, the labours of the fishing industry dominate the cuisine of Lofoten, to amazing effect. Learn about Norway's first international export, stockfish, and sample its flavours. Delight in Lofoten's fine dining and experience the very best salmon, cod, whale, and shellfish.
    It's most comfortable to take the journey in the summer season; however, you can still enjoy it in the off-season.
    Compare different car rental companies conveniently online via the TCS car rental platform. Whether in Switzerland or abroad, whether on holiday or on business trips. With TCS, you remain mobile and flexible and benefit from the best rental car offers, including many advantages and services.
    Book Car Rental Now
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    • Experience the spectacular mountains and fjords of the Flakstadøya, Vestvågøya, and Austvågøya islands.
    • Delight in the charming fishing villages of Reine, Å, and Henningsvær.
    • Become captivated by panoramic beaches like Vikten, Haukland, and Unstad.
    • Indulge in the fruits of the sea around Lofoten, like its famed stockfish.

    Travel itinerary

    Voyage to the Lofoten Archipelago
    11 Activities

    Day 1

    197 mi0.4 mi14 mi

    Voyage to the Lofoten Archipelago

    Drive through scenic Nordland, before taking the ferry over to the Lofoten archipelago. Join the famous E10 highway and start winding your way down the islands. As you go, you’ll start to appreciate the extraordinary geography, before ending up at Svolvær, your home for the next two nights.
    Discovering Svolvær, Kabelvåg, and Henningsvær
    20 Activities

    Day 2

    76 mi3 mi

    Discovering Svolvær, Kabelvåg, and Henningsvær

    Explore the attractions of the charming settlements of Svolvær, Kabelvåg, and Henningsvær, as well as the landscapes around the island of Gimsøya. Discover the culture of Lofoten through its art galleries and picturesque churches.
    Outstanding Beaches and Incredible Seascapes
    15 Activities

    Day 3

    106 mi0.6 mi

    Outstanding Beaches and Incredible Seascapes

    Track down some of Lofoten's most spectacular beaches and coasts along the island of Vestvågøya. Investigate the archipelago's Viking roots at the largest longhouse ever discovered in Norway. Mix Viking foods with local produce from the Aalan farm and fine dining serving the very best of the seas.
    The Picture-Postcard Fishing Villages of Reine, Nusfjord, and Hamnøy
    18 Activities

    Day 4

    81 mi1 mi

    The Picture-Postcard Fishing Villages of Reine, Nusfjord, and Hamnøy

    Continue your journey through Vestvågøya, discovering its southern coast, before hopping over to the island of Flakstadøya and uncovering its beaches and panoramas. Delight in the striking little fishing villages of Reine, Nusfjord, and Hamnøy.
    A Village So Stunning It Needs Only One Letter
    10 Activities

    Day 5

    76 mi1 mi

    A Village So Stunning It Needs Only One Letter

    Complete your expedition down the E10 highway to its terminus, the beguiling village of Å. Visit its museums to learn about the history of Lofoten's fishing villages and its prized export of stockfish. Complete your Lofoten adventures by crossing the fertile waters back to Bodø.
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