The nature of Lofoten requires a great deal of flexibility to the local weather conditions once on the Islands. Each morning/evening we will take a look at the current conditions and plan our day accordingly.
The aim of this workshop is to show you the fantastic landscapes of Lofoten. Weather cooperating, we will hopefully hike several mountains, 400-500 meters in height. While none of the routes are difficult, a moderate level of physical fitness is required and at least some previous hiking experience.
If conditions allow, we will attempt one night in a mountain cabin at some point during the trip, with fantastic views across Lofoten and excellent possibilities for northern lights.
If the weather is stormy and moody, we will focus on coastal areas of the Islands, taking shelter among the cliffs.
Each night we will keep a close eye on the sky and go out hunting for auroras.
Arrival on Lofoten: Saturday, September 17
You will be picked up in early afternoon in Leknes. With sunset occurring around 18:30, we will head off to one of the famous beaches at Uttakleiv or Haukland, hopefully with some nice clouds in the sky. After dark, we’ll travel 30 minutes to our accommodation at Stamsund. After dinner, we’ll keep watch for northern lights.
Days 2 – 5
Allowing for flexibility of local weather conditions, we will explore the central areas of Lofoten during the first few days. Typically we’ll focus on the famous beaches of Vestvågøy and Flakstadøy during the mornings. As we see how the conditions develop throughout the day, we’ll pick a mountain destination for mid afternoon and shoot sunset from the summit. If the weather is extra special, we might even take a gamble and wait around on the summit for northern lights to appear.
Days 6 – 8
Over the second half of the workshop we will travel west to focus on the scenic views around Reine and Å. Here the mountains rise vertically into the sky in some of Lofoten’s most well known views. Weather permitting, we will take a ferry through Kjerkfjord to the isolated village of Vindstad. Here, the famous Bunes beach is only a short walk away.
Departing Lofoten: Sunday, September 25
The tour will officially end at 12:00 in Leknes. However, all attempts will be made to best accommodate transport to your departing flights or ferry.