6 independent reviews for Lofoten Islands self guided cycling vacation, Norway

Reviews for Lofoten Islands self guided cycling vacation, Norway

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review 1 Jul 2022

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Amazing scenery.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

So not underestimate the fitness level required. If in doubt, hire an ebike.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

No, not really.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent.

Read the operator's response here:

Thanks for your review! We are really glad you enjoyed your vacation in the Lofoten Isles :) By choosing to explore the islands by bike rather than car you help reduce the environmental impact on the area. Tourism is also a big part of the livelihood there so your visit benefit local people in that way.

review 19 Jun 2022

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The rides, scenery and meeting other like-minded fellow travelers. Good and interesting accommodation.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Make sure you have warm clothes and good waterproofs. Expect to have to look after yourself - there is no guide with you or on site. Trust that baggage will be transferred as agreed.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It benefited local people living in a challenging place. Better than getting around by coach or motorhome.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Really enjoyed the trip. Initially too little information was given. The first hotel had no idea about baggage pick up or self made lunches from breakfast buffet. This was sorted and I gained confidence that all would be done as stated. I was disappointed that no gpx tracks were available for the cycle rides. Other companies have always done this - although with so few roads on Lofoten this was less necessary.

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you for your review! We are very sorry you experienced poor knowledge at the first accommodation regarding lunch and baggage transfer. We have sent the hotel updated information to better prepare them for the next travelers arriving. Unfortunately, everything has been down for two years with the pandemic, and so it takes a bit of time to get everything up and running smoothly again. As for the lack of information, we did send the agency that sold you the tour information ahead. I hope you got everything from them. Bikemap.net has GPX tracks and an app, but you must sign up for Bikemap Premium to get the offline GPX files. Click on GPX on the website (Bikemap) to get the directions. Otherwise, you must navigate online with your smartphone. Anyway, we are happy you enjoyed the nature and rides, and hope to see you back on one of our other tours in the future!

review 14 Jul 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The scenery was amazing.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Take clothes for all types of weather

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

N/A

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent and enjoyable cycling in spectacular surroundings

review 28 Aug 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The clean air and indescribably beautiful scenery.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be prepared for any weather.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, but environmental impact is a hard one to answer as we all flew there !!

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Absolutely excellent. P.S. Why haven't you asked about any poor aspects of the trip?

review 23 Jul 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Tide water and mountins up under the Clouds. Nice (some at least) fichermans cabins

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Dont bike in the tunnels. You dont need to do. But signs and maps dont tell you that. Get a mirror for your bike. Cars, buses, tourists ride too close. Roads even this EU road 10 is too narrow. Even "no meeting" on some places.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Hardly. The people in the hotels and restaurant were not Norvigians, but Danish, Swedish or others.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Very good. With some corrections it would be perfect.

review 16 Jun 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Boat trip to Nusfjord

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Make sure you have full waterproof kit and warm clothes!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes-tourism seems to be very important to the islands.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Great.

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