Reinebringen, Lofoten islands, Northern Norway
8-day adventure

Summits of the Lofoten Islands

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8 days
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Based in the village of Fredvang on the Lofoten Archipelago, our office in Norway was established in 2014. We offer trekking and sea kayaking adventures around the Lofoten Islands as well as trekking trips in the south of Norway. Our team work closely with the locals to maintain walking trails and clean up the beaches of Lofotodden National Park. We keep a fleet of vehicles on the islands as well as kayaks, camping equipment, snow shoes and...
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Kandoo's view

A one week trip hiking in arguably one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Beyond the Arctic Circle, in the permanent light of summer, we traverse the southern part of the Lofoten Islands, exploring the most mountainous and spectacular part of the archipelago. Colourful fishing villages nestle in emerald coves fringed with white sand beaches. Lush pastures, mysterious moors and rocky summits, with breath-taking panoramic views, set the scene for our excursions.
From the unusually-named village of Å to Nusfjord, this programme offers a heady mix of wild nature and adventure, as well as distilling the island's laid back atmosphere,
which live by the rhythm of the comings and goings of small fishing boats laden with cod.

Trip highlights

  • Discover some of the most stunning treks in the Lofoten Islands
  • Stay in a traditional Rorbu and catch fish from your kayak
  • Learn about the rich diversity of fauna and flora of the Lofoten Islands

Experiences

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    Hikers in Thorong, during the Annapurnas Tour
    Our core collection of treks and hikes, through some of the world's most outstanding landscapes

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Itinerary

  • Day 1

    DAY 1: ARRIVE IN BODØ

    The Kandoo team will meet you at Bodø airport and transfer you to your accommodation. Depending on your arrival time there may be time to explore Bodø, the northernmost point of the Kystriksveien Coastal Route.

    • Transport: Private transfer
    • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Day 2

    DAY 2: FERRY TRANSFER TO LOFOTEN ISLANDS/Å

    We will catch an early morning ferry to the Lofoten Islands and the village of Å, the final settlement at the southern end of the road across the archipelago. South of here there are no more roads and boats are the only practical means of transport. Our first hike will be along a large lake, not far from the sea, which is surrounded by steep peaks and waterfalls.

    • Transport: Ferry
    • Hiking time: 5 hours
    • Accomodation: Hut
    • Meals included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Day 3

    DAY 3: CLIMB MUNKAN

    Today we will climb one of the most iconic summits of the archipelago, Munkan (798m). From the top we will have an extraordinary view of the islands. This hike brings us up close to the wild island landscapes and high rugged mountains.

    • Hiking time: 8 hours
    • Accomodation: Hut
    • Meals included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
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Please note

The details in this programme are regularly updated but unforeseeable and unpredictable circumstances may result in inaccuracies. In order to provide the adventure which is best suited to your demands, the weather and the operational conditions, changes to the itinerary may be made.


For safety reasons, we reserve the rights to interrupt your participation at any time if your technical level or fitness is deemed unsuitable or if you are seen as a danger to yourself or to those around you. This will in no case give rise to

refunds or compensation.

Trip information

Difficulty

Level 3/5: Moderate


Pace: Moderate

Daily walking time: 5 to 6 hours

Daily elevation: 500 to 800 m

Preparation: You practice an endurance sporting activity at least once a week.

Experience: You enjoy regular hiking and you are in good physical condition. Several days of hiking in a row does not faze you.

Additional notes: This trip features a night in a refuge in the heart of nature.


This adventures is of moderate difficulty. This means you will need to be in good physical condition with experience of walking for at least 6 hours a day for several days in a row. On some days we will have up to 800m of ascent on rocky and possibly slippery ground.


At this latitude where the weather can be changeable, good equipment is advisable - sturdy hiking boots, a good quality waterproof etc. The selected hikes in the Lofoten Islands are isolated and feature exceptional view points. Although these hikes are short, they can feature significant elevation gain and you should be comfortable in mountainous environments, uneven paths and steep passages.


If you have any questions about your suitability or how to prepare for this trip please do not hesitate to contact us.

Food & drink

Food:

We are proud of the fresh and frankly delicious food we provide despite latitudes of 68° North. Each day begins with a hearty breakfast with plenty of tea and coffee. Each morning, you and your guide will prepare a picnic lunch for the day featuring local foods: sandwiches, salads, fruits, cakes and dried fruits


Evening meals are prepared together with your guide based on available local products. During your stay, you will have the opportunity to taste grilled or smoked salmon (laks), water-cooked and fresh shrimp (reker/ferske reker) and cod (torsk).

drinks


Drinks:

Do not forget that alcohol and cigarettes are heavily taxed and expensive in Scandinavia. If you wish

to enjoy an aperitif with your group in the evening we recommend purchasing duty-free products at

the airport.

Accommodation

BODØ

We sleep in a guesthouse or hostel accommodation. Rooms are shared between 2 to 8 people, shared toilets.


LOFOTEN

We stay in Søjhus or Rorbu accommodation, comfortable traditional houses used by fishermen from January to April. Rooms are shared between 4 to 6 people. Please note that in the wilder regions of Norway, accommodation is scarce and often small, meaning that the level of comfort and equipment

of each cottages remains variable. All lodgings have the following elements: heating, hot showers, toilets, common dining room and equipped kitchen. When showers are not free, you will receive one token per day per person to shower.

Please bring a sleeping bag (comfort level 5°C is ideal) or sleeping bag liner.

Your guide

Level 3/5: COMFORTABLE



BODØ

We sleep in a guesthouse or hostel accommodation. Rooms are shared between 2 to 8 people, shared toilets.


LOFOTEN

We stay in Søjhus or Rorbu accommodation, comfortable traditional houses used by fishermen from January to April. Rooms are shared between 4 to 6 people. Please note that in the wilder regions of Norway, accommodation is scarce and often small, meaning that the level of comfort and equipment

of each cottages remains variable. All lodgings have the following elements: heating, hot showers, toilets, common dining room and equipped kitchen. When showers are not free, you will receive one token per day per person to shower.

Please bring a sleeping bag (comfort level 5°C is ideal) or sleeping bag liner.

Transport

You will be escorted by private minibus. This trip also includes airport transfers and ferry transportation

Luggage

Please bring a small rucksack to use as a day bag. You can bring this as hand luggage on the aeroplane. You will carry your lunch, water, spare layers and any personal medication with you each day in this bag. You will also need a larger bag to store your other clothes and belongings in. Please ensure that this is a soft bag like a rucksack or holdall rather than a hard cased suitcase because it is more practical to transport. We recommend packing all of your clothes in plastic bags so that they stay dry in the event of wet weather.

How do I get there?

You will need to arrive at Bodø Airport (BOO) on day 1 of your itinerary where a member of our team will be waiting to greet you.

From the UK, SAS have convenient flights from Heathrow and Manchester via Oslo, the journey time is roughly 6 hours. Norwegian Airlines also offer flights from London Gatwick and Edinburgh via Oslo.

For those travelling from the US, SAS offer flights from New York via Oslo. You can also fly with SAS from San Francisco connecting through Copenhagen or New York and then Oslo. Travellers from the west coast also have flight options with Iceland Air and Lufthansa.

Formalities & health

Passport

Most travellers require a passport that is valid for at least six months after the return date. It is your responsibility to confirm your specific passport requirements and please be aware that proof of onwards travel may be required. You can check your requirements on the website provided by the Norwegian government

Visa

Travelling to Norway is visa free for up to 90 days, for UK and US citizens

Vaccinations

No vaccinations are required.

Insurance

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully and adequately insured for the duration of your trip. Please ensure that all activities, excursions and destinations in your itinerary are included in your travel insurance policy, in addition to your regular cover for cancellation and medical expenses.

We ask that you keep a copy of your policy summary (containing policy number and the emergency contact number for your insurer) in your day sack at all times, so that we can access this information should we need to contact the insurer on your behalf.

Medication

There are no specific health risks. Your guide carries a first aid kit at all times but we recommend you carry the following items : - Painkillers/Anti-inflammatory tablets/gel - Second Skin Elastoplast (to prevent blisters)/ bandages - Sunscreen and moisturising cream (for sunburn) - Personal medication

Equipment & clothing

Clothing to bring

  • A sleeping bag - a lighter sleeping bag or sleeping bag liner is recommended for nights in rorbus
  • Your walking boots (high-rise, sturdy soles)
  • Waterproof windproof jacket (with a hood) breathable, sealed seams
  • Warm gloves and a hat
  • Warm jumper(s) and jacket(s)
  • Suitable underwear, t-shirts and walking trousers
  • Warm thick socks
  • Sunhat and sun cream
  • Sunglasses (UV 400)
  • Pyjamas, towel and toiletries
  • Any personal medication
  • A water bottle/flask
  • Head torch & spare batteries (although it is nearly always light in the summer)
  • Your swimming stuff (for the pool or sauna options)
  • A small rucksack as a day-bag

Equipment to bring

  • Your camera (with suitable protective case)
  • Binoculars
  • A comfortable pair of shoes for the
  • evenings in towns.
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Extra layers
  • Walking poles
  • Tupperware and cutlery for picnics
  • Wet wipes
  • Blister plasters
  • Tissues, toilet paper & a lighter
  • Plastic bags for wet/dirty clothing

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Price includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Return boat trip Bodø – Moskenes. All in-country transfers as detailed in itinerary.
  • Accommodation: Rorbu/Guesthouse.
  • Full-board except in Bodø days 1 and 7
  • Luggage transfers
  • Full supervision by an expert professional guide

Price does not include

  • Flights
  • Drinks, snacks, tips and personal expenses
  • Meals in Bodø (allow 290-390 NOK per meal)
  • Registration fee: allow 18 NOK (free for under 12s)
  • Entrance fees for sites and museums (allow 50 NOK)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa fees (if applicable)