The Lofoten Islands and the Midnight Sun

Spring/Summer self-drive - 7 nights/8 days (May to August)

The Lofoten Islands and the Midnight Sun

Travel far above the Arctic Circle to Norway’s magnificent Lofoten Islands on this 8-day self-drive holiday. The Lofoten islands are a photographer’s dream, with beautiful bays, white sandy beaches, deep fjords, and a spectacular 160km wall of mountains. Due to the warming effect of the Gulf Stream, the climate in the Lofotens is surprisingly mild. During the summer months, the islands are famous for the midnight sun.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive in Bodo

    Arrive Bodo Airport, collect your hire car, and make your way to the Scandic Havet Hotel, located on Bodo quayside overlooking the sea and harbour.

  2. Day 2: Bodo – Reine in Lofoten (105kms); 3-hour ferry crossing to Moskenes

    After breakfast, drive to Bodo ferry terminal and board the 11am ferry bound for Moskenes, in the southern Lofoten Islands. This is a 4-hour journey across the West Fjord, with stunning scenery en route.

  3. Day 3: Reine

    Today is free for you to explore the area around Reine. A great many activities can be booked from the Reine Rorbuer, including guided treks in the western Lofoten mountains, deep sea fishing, rafting, and guided photographic tours focusing on the landscapes around Reine.

  4. Day 4: Reine – Svolvaer (120kms)

    After breakfast, depart Reine for Svolvaer, the de facto capital of the Lofotens.

  5. Day 5: Svolvaer – Harstad (210kms)

    Embark on another day of cruising and driving through the Lofoten Islands, as you journey east towards Harstad, with a few detours en route!

  6. Day 6: Harstad – Tromso (310kms)

    After breakfast, depart Harstad for Tromso. En route, we recommend making a stop in Bardu (approx. 140kms from Harstad) to visit the Polar Park, the world’s northernmost wildlife park.

  7. Day 7: Tromso

    Today is free for you to explore Tromso at your own pace.

  8. Day 8: International departure from Tromso

    Breakfast at the Clarion and check out. If time allows, continue to explore Tromso before driving to the airport (5km), where you will need to drop off your hire car before checking in for your international flight home.

Price guide

Price based on two travellers in shared double/twin accommodation and travelling in high season (July to August). For family and shoulder season rates, please contact us.

8 days from £1425pp


8 days from £1425pp

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