Nordland Travel Guide

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Lofoten

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123,294,6

Bodø

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102,262,12

Narvik

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100,271,6

Svolvær

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20,75,9

Gravdal

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12,34,0

Mo i Rana

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11,29,10

Moskenesøya

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6,7,0

Moskenes

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4,13,0

Ballstad

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4,69,0

Stamsund

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4,52,3

Reine

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3,19,0

Krystad

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1,23,0

Haukland

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4,83,0

Sandhornøya

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7,28,0

Røst

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14,24,0

Digermulen

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0,31,0

Bleik

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4,0,0

Nussfjord

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1,17,0

Henningsvær

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0,32,1

Eggum

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0,16,0

Skrova

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3,0,0

Rognan

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1,3,4

Sennesvik

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0,40,0

Hemnesberget

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0,1,0

Hamnøy

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0,3,0

Flakstadøya

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1,19,0

Bøstad

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3,5,0

Andenes

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1,2,5

Unnstad

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0,19,0

Tind

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0,27,0

Sulitjelma

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0,10,1

Steigen

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0,4,0

Sandnessjøen

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1,3,1

Rødøy

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0,3,0

Ramberg

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0,14,0

Kabelvåg

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0,14,0

Glomfjord

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0,4,0

Beiarn

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1,3,0

Sund

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0,25,0

Sørvågen

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Sortland

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0,0,3

Skrova

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0,3,0

Seløya

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0,2,0

Nyksund

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0,4,0

Melbu

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0,0,2

Måløy

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0,0,1

Hamarøya

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5,20,0

Grimstad

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0,4,0

Fauske

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0,1,1

Lofoten

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  • Svolvaer Airport is fog prone

    Lofoten Warnings and Dangers

    If you fly to Lofoten, take into account that Svolvaer Airport is a lot more bad weather exposed than neigbouring Leknes and Stokmarknes airports. If you are stuck at Bodø en route, try changing your ticket to either of those two airports. And if stuck at Svolvaer, you will find that staff there might try to provide you alternative flights out of...

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  • Anker Brygge

    Lofoten Hotels

    Lamholmen, 8300, Norway

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Not mastering the use of small boats

    Lofoten Warnings and Dangers

    This is what the locals fear the most: brave tourists (including Norwegians!) who use a local rowing boat or small motorboat/outboard, and get blown offshore. Or simply fail to observe weather warnings, on-board etiquette, don't master the waves, currents and underwater terrain or run out of gas or arm power to be able to make it back to...

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Bodø

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  • Lofoten Islands

    Bodø Things to Do

    The Lofoten Islands are an archipelago that have been inhabitated since Viking times. There are ferries from Bodo, the Hurtigruten ferry leaves at 15-00 and takes 4 hours to Stamsund., it continues to Svolvaer the main town. Svolvaer is a pleasant place with wooden buildings and a harbour. From here there are 40 minute boat trips to the...

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  • Clarion Collection Hotel Grand Bodo

    Bodø Hotels

    Storgata 3, Bodo, 8006, NO

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Hurtigruten Ferry

    Bodø Transportation

    The Hurtigruten ferry in Bodo is just behind the railway station.,and leaves at 15-00 north bound and 04-00 south bound , it is in port 2 hours before. There is a small waiting room at Bodo but your ticket if not booked is bought on board at reception. Just wait while the passengers disembark then go up the small gangway.

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Narvik

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  • Bus

    Narvik Transportation

    The bus from Tromso [Tromsoe ] takes 4 hours which includes a coffee stop, arrives at Narvik bus station. The bus station is below the shopping centre. To exit go up 3 escalators to get to street level. Naturally to leave go down 3 levels to bus station there do not seem to be any signs. A bus leaves for Bodo and Fauske at 7am and 10am [2012] The...

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  • Breidablikk Gjestehus

    Narvik Hotels

    The Breidablikk Gjestehus (a.k.a. Breidablikk Gjestgiveri) is a pleasant, inexpensive place to stay....

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  • Train

    Narvik Transportation

    Narvik is only connected by train to Sweden. I took a day trip to Kiruna in Sweden, very nice scenery. Not a lot to see in Kiruna so took next train back ,which is what i planned to do. The Narvik rail station is about 1 km from town centre. If you do this day trip, take your refreshments with you has the on train buffet is only open after the...

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Svolvær

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  • Fine Pub and Restaurant

    Svolvær Restaurants

    A nice, relaxed place to get some quick but well-prepared food. Come in, pick a seat or sofa, then order your food and drink at the bar. The bartenders will give you your drinks, then deliver your food when it's ready. An inviting place to relax, enjoy a meal and beverages. I have to recommend the fish soup -- it's excellent. The fish sandwich is...

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  • Thon Hotel Lofoten

    Svolvær Hotels

    OJ Kaarbos gt. 5, Svolvaer, 8300, Norway

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • A magical website

    Svolvær Transportation

    I took ages getting the url that appears below. Sadly it's in Norwegian only but surely you can make something of timetables in a foreign language.It's good for getting around the whole of Lofoten and beyond.

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Gravdal

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  • Leknes

    Gravdal Things to Do

    The area surrounding Leknes in magnificent! Lofoten is sought-after by tourists from all over the world. Not many places in Norway matches rough nature and challenging climate such as this. There are many activities to choose from in these beautiful and unique surroundings, like mountain hiking, kayak paddling in high seas, or ocean safaris where...

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  • Monument to the Ancient Vikings

    Gravdal Things to Do

    A massive monument to the ancient Vikings can be found along the main road. The monumnet was done by Tor Vegard Mørkved who still works in the old, traditional manner. The decorative wrought iron cormorants and other items made in Sund are famous all over the world, and can be found in the Pentagon, the Kremlin and in the King of Norway's palace....

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  • Stockfish Racks

    Gravdal Things to Do

    Stockfish is dried out in the open air, therefore one can find stockfish racks all over the Lofoten Islands. The fish is hung up after being caught and left to dry for several weeks, before processed and exported. During this time the local say the islands smell of money!

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Mo i Rana

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Moskenesøya

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  • Ferry from mainland/Bodø to Moskenes

    Moskenesøya Transportation

    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...

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  • Lokal busses running at Moskenesøya

    Moskenesøya Transportation

    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-Hamnøy18-742 - Leknes-Å i Lofoten.Sorry, they...

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  • Photo motif every where along the road

    Moskenesøya Favorites

    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...

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Moskenes

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  • Bus to and from Moskenes

    Moskenes Transportation

    This tip I guess is the most questioned thing regarding Moskenes, beside the ferry timetable.Have a look below there is the weblink to the bus connection from A to Hamnoy via Reine and Moskenes. For other connections click the link there saying 'Rutetabeller' on the left then 'buss' at the bus symbol.This map here shows all bus connections.

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  • Moskenes Church

    Moskenes Off The Beaten Path

    I guess only people who are bored during the wait for the ferry will find their way up to the church above Moskenes harbour (and me not waiting for the ferry ;) ). But I was surprised to find some very old grave crosses just behind dating back to 1859.

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  • Leaving Moskenes

    Moskenes Transportation

    Be careful when you arrive in Moskenes, there might not be any transportation available.Make sure you check with your hosts in Lofoten and try to arrange for a pick-up as distances are not very long. There might be a minibus there, but I remember it to be very pricy.

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Ballstad

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  • Bicycle Boat connecting Ballstad to...

    Ballstad Transportation

    There is a small boat connecting Ballstad to Nusfjord enabling bicycle travellers to avoid biking through the Nappstraumen tunnel. This tunnel is pretty long and step as it connects the two islands and therefore needs to be deep enough to cross the sea.You need to register for the boat the day before. Check the webpage below for the dates, times...

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  • View for tight schedule

    Ballstad Things to Do

    In case you have a tight schedule, many people just come for a few days to Lofoten and head further, you can just park at the proposed place in my sportstravel tip. From there you then can walk up the hill instead walking around it. It is the last part of the hike in the sports travel tip. You might need to come back the same way, if you do not...

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  • Birds and general wildlife

    Ballstad Off The Beaten Path

    Keep your eyes open when hiking or just having a look at the surroundings of Ballstad. There is always a chance to see a bird or other animal you haven't seen before in nature. During my hike I almost stepped on this bird, which intensively complained and flew around for a while.Anyone who knows this bird? I would like to add the name here in the...

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Stamsund

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  • Arctic meny in an authentic environment.

    Stamsund Restaurants

    Local cuisine in a 150 years old restored building. This old "brygge" was built in 1845 and used in earlier time for fish industry and as a stocking-place for stock-fish. The restaurant, which has place for 50 guests has a local chef and offers arctic food. The bar seats 80 guests.

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  • Stamsund Lofoten

    Stamsund Hotels

    PO Box 34, Stamsund, 8378, Norway

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Snowboard

    Stamsund Sports & Outdoors

    Stamsund alpine skiing resort offers skiing activities during winter.In 2001 Stamsund hosted "The Arctic Challenge" - where the world's best snow-boarders participated. The event took place on the world's biggest half-pipe ever!

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Reine

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  • Care for a movie?

    Reine Shopping

    Downtown Reine, close to a gas station and to the bus stop, you can find a video rental shop. The price was fair and I was able to leave the videotapes in the place I was living (10 miles south from Reine), as the videotapes owner knew my host:) There is also a very nice selection of pastry and cookies in the same shop.That besides the obvious...

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  • Best restaurant in Lofoten

    Reine Restaurants

    Not content with just providing the best accommodation we have ever stayed at, the management at Reine Rorbuer (see here for VT tip) have created a fantastic restaurant "Gammelbua" in the old general store at Reine. Under new management since January 2007, they have turned it into a gourmet restaurant serving some of the best food we have tasted in...

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Krystad

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  • gubbi1's Profile Photo

    by gubbi1 Updated Jun 15, 2008

    Hike to the beach at Kvalvika. It is, at least I can say during bad weather in the end of May, a beautiful lonely bay. Very scenic.
    Have a look at the description on the page intro and the sketch which I have included into this tip for how to get here.

    Equipment: Proper hiking map of Lofoten, Hiking boots.

    Kvalvika, Krystad, Lofoten, NO Kvalvika, Krystad, Lofoten, NO Kvalvika, Krystad, Lofoten, NO Kvalvika, Krystad, Lofoten, NO
    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Beaches

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Haukland

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Sandhornøya

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  • The statue of Blix

    Sandhornøya Things to Do

    The famous hymnwriter and priest Elias Blix was born here the 24th February 1836,and a statue is raised for him next to his home. The house where he was born and raised is today privately owned - but the public statue is a nice memorial - so is the magnificent landscape which inspired his works so much.

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  • The little white chapel

    Sandhornøya Things to Do

    Nordstranda kapell - the chapel of Sandhornøya. It was built in 1963, located near the beach, with the "Sandhornet" mountain throning proudly in the background.

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  • View over Våg

    Sandhornøya Things to Do

    The little community of Våg - Sandhornøy as seen from the hillside above while I was walking in the mountains.

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Røst

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  • Røst church - closeup of the altarpiece.

    Røst Things to Do

    The triptych we find in Røst kirke is the smallest of the 5 altarpieces donated by the Dutch princess Elisabeth after her sea voyage in 1520. Measures: H: 82 cm/ W: 113 cm.The figures we can see are central in the pre-reformation church of Norway at the time:In the middle: St. Olav - the Norwegian king who lost his life in the battle of Stiklestad...

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  • Røst kirke

    Røst Things to Do

    The church of Røst was raised in the year 1900. It's a simple wooden church, but beautiful in its simplicity, and has recently been restored. There's also a church ruin at Røst - in commmon speech called "the old church" situated not far from the modern church.After the preceding churches had either burnt down or blown down by the wind, there was...

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  • Stockfish drying

    Røst Favorites

    The racks for stockfish drying stand in numerous racks throughout Røst, and make an integrated part of the flat landscape. Seeing the amount of them shows how important the stockfish export has been and still is for the society.

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