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Norway - Lofoten Islands - Biking with Vikings - Self-Guided Family Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • 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 the quaint island rorbus
  • Visiting the Viking Museum of Borg and picture postcard Nusfjord

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Day Description Distance Meals
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

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Holiday Information

A gently-paced family cycling holiday in Norway, through the majestic Lofoten Islands. The endless days and magical light around the time of the midnight sun provide the setting for this easy-going tour.
This narrow chain of islands crams in more mountains per square mile than any other part of Norway. Jagged peaks sweep down to the sea leaving a narrow brim of coastal road with breath-taking views amid charming fishing villages simply perfect for cycling. With daytime melting into night time, there are also lots of opportunities for midnight walks for those with the energy. A great trip for families, and a great destination for amazing holiday snaps and memories!
For accommodation in the Lofoten Islands we use small guesthouses or hotels, and lovely quayside rorbus (traditionally-painted, fishermen’s wood cabins perched on stilts). With some providing rowing boats, you may wish to try some fishing, or take a sauna and optional fjord dip for an invigorating experience, Scandinavian style. Or even go kayaking, canoeing or hiking! Lots of options for you and your family to make the most of the area.
Evening meals are either taken at the superb local restaurants, renowned for their delicious seafood, or in the rorbus if you prefer to try your hand at cooking. Lunches en route can be taken at small cafes or done picnic style with lots of Norwegian delicacies available at the villages you'll be staying at.

For more information download our trip notes

Is this holiday suitable for your family?

This trip is designed for active families who cycle regularly and are looking for a cycling holiday with lots of fun and adventure to be had! The trip is place to place, so your children must be able to cycle the distances stated on the dossier, however daily distances remain low, and there are optional rest days to fill with other activities (canoeing, hiking, fishing, kayaking). The terrain is mostly flat and the route mainly on cycle tracks. There are sections that take you along the main road where single file is necessary, so your children must be comfortable and confident cycling in this environment. Emergency backup is available from the local team, but it’s best if you‘re happy and comfortable fixing common issues like punctures.

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Departure Dates:

Duration: 8 days
Return: 08/01/2050

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Holiday Summary

8 days
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Adult Bike Hire
Child Bike Hire
Single Room

Holiday Details

Place to place

7 nights rorbu / small hotel / guesthouse accommodation

6 days riding



Route notes and maps provided

Luggage transfers

Minimum 2 people

Sunday departures

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Skedaddle News, Views and Holiday Stories

Customer Story: Family fun in Norway

The Lofoten Islands in Norway are the perfect destination for a fun family adventure filled with gentle cycling and some of the most incredible landscapes in the world! Engelien, Cor and little Babette embarked on this magical tour of the islands this summer and came back…

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Last Updated: 21/11/2018