There are now a frequent ferry that goes between Moskenes and Bodø.
It goes daily (eccept some holiedays) and its tour is based on that local people in Lofoten can go to Bodø for earands/doctor/etc during the day and go back to their homes in Lofoten within the same day! This was impossible to do before this ferry came!
The ferry uses ~3,5 hours over the fjord. Long? Naaah, not compared to minimum 4 hours one way once a week and then 10+ hours back to Bodø.
When you look at the web page (see link belove) there are headings for dates (summer - winter) and also for prices (= Priser) and they are of course in NOK :)
NB - you can also take one of the ferries via Værøy (and maybe Røst too to get to Moskenes - this will of course thak much longer time, but you will then get to see how it is on Værøy (and Røst) too incl seeing the very tip of Lofoten.
During summertime there are more than one ferry on scheldule :)
To take the ferry from Bodø (follow E6, at Fauske you turn to R80 for 64 km to Bodø). Before you arrive down town Bodø you will see signs for the ferry (same part of harbour as Hurtigruten and Railway station)
In Lofoten the quai is at Moskenes - very hard to miss the quai there :)
Remember - some days there are many many tourists in cars and busse in addition to delivery trucks (also those 18 metres) and locals going home so you should be prepared for "missing" one ferry.
For those with motorbikes - normally they get you onboard (if you are not 10++ in a team) even if the ferry is full of cars.
Bikes - you will definately get onboard :)
Pst - by law you have to write your name (gender, age, from where) on a list BEFORE entering the ferry.
At Moskenesøya you can take the lokal bus operated by Nordtrafikk company.
This company is also linked to Nor-way bussexpress' bus net all over Norway.
For timetable at Moskenesøya you have to choose the link "Rutetabeller" under their logo,
and then... choose your route no.:
18-772 - Å i Lofoten-Reine-Hamnøy
18-742 - Leknes-Å i Lofoten
Sorry, they only have the page in norwegian.
There are a lot of tourists biking around Lofoten in summertime. I get exhausted looking at them!!! Biking with all their stuff at the bike.
Luckily there are short distances between the fishing villages so the kids can even manage the biking too.
You have a great view to the mountains and over the sea while biking. Maybe you are able to see wahles too!
.....and if you are lucky maybe you end up at a Norwegian stamp? Was a bit surprised oct. 2004 when I bought some stamps and saw this familiar landscape :)
You can rent bikes there - - at Lofoten Sykkelutleie in Svolvær and at Tourist information in Leknes and in Moskenes (mobile phone no (+47) 922 31 324)
YES photo is taken in the middle of the summer even though I have a beanie ("hat" of wool) on. It's better to look a bit "stupid" than getting ill.
Or as they say back north:
Dress according to the weather and not to the calendar...
((Look outside befor dressing - don't mind that the calendar says July if the weather outside says October))
You can buy beanie everywhere - all year - in Norway.
Great as a souvenir.
Make sure it's made of wool... (acrylic make your hair static and isn't as warm as the woolen ones)
Always bring a windbreaker, good if its also water-resistant.
Shoes that are made for walking, walking, walking. Also walking into the rough mountain.
Woollen sweater. Sitting outside watching the midnightsun can be chilly even on a warm summer.
There are photo motives around every corner throughout the islands of Lofoten. Moskenesøya is no exception.
I used to take my camera with me when I took dads dog for a walk. Stopping quite often, almost as often as the dog did. Also the few times I borrowed a bike, I stopped often. Not because I was exhausted, but there was someting to put on the film, or just watching out for wahles.
Fondest memory: Look at the photo..... Maybe you are one of the people in it, or that you too have stopped here and taken a photo towards Reine centrum?
Not only cars stop here, busses full of tourist stops too. I luckily had my camera with me on day I saw these tourists - and captured them :) It makes me think of how local people look at me when I''m a tourist abroad.... and how other local people at Reine - Sørvågen looks at me; "There goes another tourist."
Remember to have enough films, batteries and memorcards.