8 days in Lofoten Islands Itinerary

8 days in Lofoten Islands Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Svolvaer
— 2 nights
2
Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 2 nights
3
Reine, Moskenesoy
— 1 night
4
Nusfjord
— 2 nights

2
nights
Svolvaer

The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
On the 11th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Floya, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tjeldbergtind. On the next day, examine the collection at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Festvagtind Hike, and then take a memorable tour with Hov Gard.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Svolvaer trip maker app.

Vaasa, Finland to Svolvaer is an approximately 15.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Vaasa to Svolvaer is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Vaasa in August, plan for slightly colder days in Svolvaer, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Leknes.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Festvagtind Hike, Hov Gard
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Floya ©
Floya
Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum ©
Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum

2
nights
Leknes, Vestvagoy

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Himmeltinden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haukland Beach, and then look for gifts at Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Hiking on the hills, thenhike along Offersoykammen Hiking Trail, and then kick back and relax at Uttakleiv Beach.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Leknes journey maker.

Getting from Svolvaer to Leknes by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Reine.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hiking on the hills, Offersoykammen Hiking Trail
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Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach
Uttakleiv Beach
Uttakleiv Beach
Himmeltinden ©
Himmeltinden

1
night
Reine, Moskenesoy

Reine ©
The locals came to Reine to catch cod; visitors come to catch the views.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Bunes Beach, examine the collection at Norwegian Fishing Village Museum, and then hike along Reinebringen.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Reine online driving holiday planner.

Travel from Leknes to Reine in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nusfjord.

Things to do in Reine

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Norwegian Fishing Village Museum
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Reinebringen ©
Reinebringen
Norwegian Fishing Village Museum ©
Norwegian Fishing Village Museum

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Nusfjord

Nusfjord ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): trek along Mountain Paths at Vikten, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Flakstad Church, thenstroll through Kvalvika Beach, and finally look for gifts at The Glasblower At Vikten.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nusfjord trip builder.

Traveling by journey from Reine to Nusfjord takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nusfjord

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Flakstad Municipality, Kvalvika Beach, The Glasblower At Vikten
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Nusfjord Fishing Village ©
Nusfjord Fishing Village
Flakstad Church ©
Flakstad Church

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