Lofoten Islands self guided cycling vacation, Norway

“Eight days of glorious point to point cycling through the beautiful Lofoten Archipelago, with luggage transferred. A self guided vacation, so you’re free to pedal each day at your own pace.”

Highlights

Bodø | Svolvær | Henningsvær | Gimsøya | Ballstad | boat to Nusfjord | Reine | free day in Reine, option to cycle to Å | option to take a cruise in Kjerkfjorden | Moskenes | ferry back to Bodø

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Responsible tourism

Lofoten Islands self guided cycling vacation, Norway

Carbon reduction

Your vacation will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this vacation and how to reduce them.

Environment

Our Tour in Lofoten is self-guided. Our guests are not followed by a service car. The trip runs on fixed dates, so that luggage transfer becomes as energy efficient as possible. Bicycling doesn’t make any sort of pollution itself. Where other transportation is needed, like between Bodø and Lofoten we use public transportation. This never include air transport.

Our guests follow main roads and do not run through vulnerable nature.
Part of the tour follows Norwegian Scenic Routes, Lofoten, with scenic viewpoints and picnic areas along the route. The rest areas have garbage disposals and toilets. This way, we help free the land and waterways from waste and rubbish.

Plastic waste entering our oceans is a big issue all along the Norwegian coast. In Lofoten you’ll find dedicated garbage disposals at some of the beaches. More and more volunteers and students help keep the most famous beaches pretty. We urge all our guests to participate in the effort to keep the shoreline free of plastic and waste.

Lofoten is in the process of being certified as a Sustainable Destination. Becoming a sustainable destination takes years of work, with the whole local community working together. Lofoten is expected to be certified in the year to come.
The certification Sustainable Destination is a seal of approval given to destinations that work systematically to reduce the negative impact of tourism. In addition to providing visitors with enjoyable experiences, the destination must preserve the local nature, culture and environment, strengthen social values, and be economically viable. The municipality and the travel industry must cooperate closely to assure that the destination is a great place both to live in and to visit.

The Norwegian Nature Diversity Act
The act has the purpose of protecting biological, geological and landscape diversity and ecological processes through conservation and sustainable use, and in such a way that the environment provides a basis for human activity, culture, health and well-being, now and in the future.
The act allows you to ski wherever you want, as long as nothing else is announced. This gives numerous possibilities for exciting excursions! Private ground and cultivated land however, should not be trafficked, and…
- Nature must not be damaged!
- Always bring back your litter, never throw rubbish outdoors
- There might be stricter access to protected areas
- Show respect for people and animals

Community

We are a small, privately owned company, located in Lillehammer, Norway. We have our office in “FABRIKKEN”, an office community that houses 30 small businesses within art-, culture- and adventure industry. This is a low-cost community with high interest in supporting and maintaining a good cooperation within creative industries. Our premises are close to public transportation, and we all focus on low energy consumption, and recycling.

In Lofoten our guests stay much of the nights in old traditional Rorbu Cabins/Fishermen’s huts. In this way we support the owners and help them keep and restore these important cultural buildings, and keep the Fishing villages as living communities.
In Lofoten there is a great awareness of preserving the history and culture. The area offers amazing experiences, including activities and culture in a unique landscape.

Our activity in Lofoten contributes to employment related to accommodation, dining and bike rental. We also encourage our guests to visit local galleries and museums. We also provide some information on local arts and crafts.
In Henningsvær you can’t avoid seeing the Haddock hats, designed in Lofoten, made in the Himalayas, used worldwide.
We also support local economy by recommending guided excursions and activities.

We focus on finding good restaurants, offering traditional food of local ingredients. Small farms, producing organic food, are more and more common in Lofoten, and you can be sure to get fresh fish and seafood from the waters just outside the isles. Lofoten is also famous for its stock fish industry. The local restaurants are good at utilizing this resource.

4 Reviews of Lofoten Islands self guided cycling vacation, Norway

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Reviewed on 14 Jul 2019 by

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

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2018 by

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?

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2018 by

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.

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2015 by

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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