Norway - Lofoten Islands - Self-Guided Leisure Cycling Holiday
- Tasting the fresh Lofoten Islands’ air as you cycle along
- Relaxing on the beach and taking a brave dip in the icy waters of the Lofoten
- Looking out for sea eagles during your days on the bike
- Marvelling at the incredible light of the midnight sun
- Spending your nights in quaint island rorbus
- Visiting the Viking Museum of Borg and picture postcard Nusfjord
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|1||Arrival into Bodø - Coastal Steamer from Bodø to Svolvær|
|2||Svolvær to Henningsvær||16 Miles / 25 Kms||B|
|3||Henningsvær to Gimsøy Island||23 Miles / 37 Kms||B|
|4||Gimsøy Island to Ballstad||37 - 50 Miles / 60 - 80 Kms||B|
|5||Ballstad Loop Ride||31 Miles / 50 Kms||B|
|6||Ballstad to Sakrisøy||25 - 37 Miles / 40 - 60 Kms||B|
|7||Reine and Å Loop Ride||19 Miles / 30 Kms||B|
|8||Departure from Sakrisøy - Transfer to Moskenes||B|
Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software
For more information download our trip notes
For more information download our trip notes
Self-guided aspect was an absolute doddle!
A really good feature of this holiday, for anyone nervous about self guided tours, is that the route finding was an absolute doddle! And there were only a couple of junctions a day! Our support team could not have provided a better service, they were helpful and easy to contact. The long day from Hov to Ballstad was great, we also enjoyed the ride up to Hov and the visit to Gimsoy church.
Exceeded all my expectations!
Cycling on the Lofoten Islands had been on my Wishlist for several years, and it exceeded all my expectations. Probably the best Skedaddle self-guided trip we have been on, helped in part by having fabulous weather for some days, the most incredible scenery, and a great guide in Sandro.
The accommodations were all lovely. We especially enjoyed the rorbus. Although we ate most of our meals in restaurants, we occasionally prepared food in our rooms, which were equipped with fine kitchens.
The tour representative Sandro met with us regularly during our trip to discuss daily highlights. His insights and guidance helped to make our trip wonderfully enjoyable. When the ferry from Moskones back to Bodø¸ was cancelled, he made other arrangements that worked equally well for us (but that required more effort on his part). Sandro was key to the success of our trip. Thanks!
I had to worry about nothing!
The whole team from start to finish did and excellent job.
The service we again excellent. I have to say that Sandro our guide in Norway was outstanding. He went above and beyond to make our holiday perfect. He really is a key member of the team. Cheers Sandro!
The ‘middle’ day when we did 50 miles was excellent. It was raining but even so the distance, the views, the experience and then the food was just perfect.
The scenery was breath taking...
Our guide on the Lofotens Sandro went far beyond what we expected from a self-guided tour. He met us almost daily to give us a briefing on the day’s cycling but also to point out areas of interest, answer questions relating to culture and history. He was clearly passionate about his area and enjoyed sharing this with others.
We had a great time (despite some challenging weather at times). Thanks to all at Skedaddle for making this trip to the Lofoten Islands such a memorable time for us. Kay answered all my questions fully and quickly. Booking was easy. Information was provided to us in a timely fashion.
Sandro was fantastic! All was set up for us when we arrived. He spent much time with us going over the route the next day. Most importantly, he made himself available for any help we may have needed during the course of the week. He readily accommodated us on our last day, as we decided to cycle most of the day, and take a late ferry back to Bodo. The service provided by Sandro greatly exceeded our expectations for a “self-guided” tour.
We're looking forward to our next Skedaddle holiday...
We were very happy with all the arrangements made by Saddle Skedaddle. Everything went very smoothly, we had a good time and would have no hesitation in recommending your company.
Sandro and his team were incredibly helpful and friendly. They bought breakfast for us when there was none available and helped us enjoy Euro 2012 in the local bars!
The bikes we hired were excellent. Brand new Giant bikes – fantastic!
Couldn’t choose a favourite day as there were so many!
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Norway’s beautiful Lofoten Islands are often referred to as one of the most stunning spots on the planet and you are about to find out why. There’s so much culture, history and a whole range of otherworldly landscapes here that will…
Last Updated: 30/05/2018