Fjords and Mountains of the Lofoten Islands
Norway, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £1,345 (land only) - from €1,680 (land only) - from $2,355 (land only)
- Walk through some of Europe`s most dramatic scenery
- Visit traditional fishing village with colourful houses
- Boat ride through the famous Trollfjord
- Walks from 2 remote mountain cabins in the islands
- A walking holiday within the Arctic Circle
North of the Arctic Circle and famous for their rugged landscape of steep-sided peaks and narrow fjords, the Norwegian Lofoten Islands provide an exciting destination for this week of walking. We start out from the traditional and very picturesque fishing village of Henningsvaer, whose distinctive, brightly-painted houses are spread across several small islands. A day-walk from here takes us around the spectacular Vaagakallen (943m), with glorious mountain and sea views. Then, after carrying our gear and supplies to the lakeside Noekksetra Hut, our exploration of the surrounding peaks includes the summit of Runfjellet (803m) with its stunning 360 degree panorama. Taking a boat journey through the dramatic Trollfjord, we hike up to the Trollfjord Hut for a 2-night stay and a day-hike to another of the finest viewpoints in the archipelago. With a remote location, accessible mountain trails and awe-inspiring scenery, this is summer hiking at its best.
Is this holiday for you?
We staying in a mix of mountain huts and a simple dormitory guesthouse. The holiday involves walking on paths over terrain which is mainly open and rocky underfoot. The trails used for the most part offer good underfoot conditions but there maybe sections where we will cross boulders and others where we may encounter patches of winter snow. We average around 5 to 7 hours walking each day with up to 700 metres of ascent and / or descent on some days. During the nights when stay in the mountain huts we will have to carry all our personal belongings including sleeping bags and food provisions. The walks to the huts with these provisions and equipment are between 1 to 2hrs. On arrival at the huts we leave the equipment and provisions for our day walks to the peaks and fjords.