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Active summer in Lofoten

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from 13 790 NOK
Length 6 days
Travel period June - September
Degrees of difficulty
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The price includes

  • Acc. x 5 – double room in fishing cabin.
  • Breakfast x 5 acc. to programme.
  • Lunch x 5 acc. to programme.
  • Dinner x 5 acc. to programme.
  • All excursions acc. to the programme.
  • Free access to hot tub & sauna 1 day.
  • Local guides on all excursions.
  • Access to standard hybrid bike.
  • Tour is covered by the Norwegian Travel Guarantee Fund
Availability : June, July, Aug. & Sep.
Active days in spectacular Lofoten
Experience Lofoten’s fishing cabins, fishing, mountain and cycling trips!

We will, of course, continue to offer our popular Lofoten tours. The feedback from previous tours has been fantastic.

Lofoten has so much to offer. Genuine experiences in nature, mountain hikes with fantastic views, fishing trips with an (almost) guaranteed catch, cycling trips in spectacular scenery, wonderful food and lovely hosts. In short, everything you need for a memorable holiday.

On this trip, you will stay with hosts Christer & Tilla at Skårungen, in modern, well-equipped fishing cabins, right down at the water’s edge. There probably couldn’t be a better base camp for an activity holiday in Lofoten.
Together with the local guides, the host couple takes you on some of the trips that made them decide to settle down and run Skårungen in Ørsvågvær, just outside Kabelvåg. 

Festvågtind, Lofoten, Norway
Skårungen and Festvågtind / Photo: Expa Travel
Excursions, fishing, cycling and midnight sun

During the stay, there will be excursions to surrounding mountain peaks such as Tjeldbergtinden and Matmora, fishing, and cycling to Henningsvær with a summit trip to Festvågtind, which is 541 metres above sea level.
We expect to see the midnight sun, or at least the sunset at sea – an amazing experience. The subsequent stop at Rolf’s bar can also be an unforgettable experience!

You will have your own bike all week – which gives you the opportunity to go on your own excursions to e.g. the Lofoten Aquarium, the Lofoten Cathedral or the pier in beautiful Kabelvåg. Or you could go sightseeing or shopping in the slightly larger town of Svolvær. Both Kabelvåg and Svolvær are a short bike ride from Skårungen. You can take the initiative and do these activities yourself. Feel free to Google the places before you leave so that you are well prepared:-D

If you would like to do more during your stay, we can recommend a kayak course, renting an SUP paddle board, or you could have an exhilerating excursion on a rib boat. These activities can be booked at reception at Skårungen on arrival.

The trip runs over six days and in 2021 you can choose between 7 departure dates. You might want to extend your stay for a few extra days. In which case, we can recommend a few days in Moskenesøya, where you can experience a trip to Ryten, see the beautiful beaches of Kvalvika, Ramberg or Hauklandstranda, or visit the lovely little fishing communities of Nussfjord and Sakrisøy.

A bit about the trip

This trip is for you if you enjoy an active and eventful holiday. You certainly don’t have to be in top condition, but you probably like to challenge yourself. If you are in reasonably good shape, you will be able to complete all the walking and cycling trips we have planned for this trip in spectacular Lofoten. 
The terrain is hilly, both uphill and downhill, and requires good, worn-in hiking shoes. You can expect some unique nature experiences!

You will also get to try your luck at fishing – which will be from a boat.

The excursions take approx. 4-6 hours, so every day you will have a few hours on your own before dinner.

You cycle to the starting points for the hikes – these bike rides are approx. 4-18km. 
Some electric bikes are also available at Skårungen, for a small additional fee, should you wish to use them. If you would like to hire an electric bike, please contact us at info@expa.no for more information.

Welcome to Skårungen, Lofoten, Norway
The lovely hosts at Skårungen, Tilla & Christer / Foto: @stineogjarlen

Skårungen’s wonderful hosts Tilla & Christer are an important part of the experience. Their guidance is invaluable and they have lots of local knowledge and the odd tale to tell…

Skårungen also serves wonderful food, made with as many local ingredients as possible. 

Infection control on our tours

In collaboration with our partners, we arrange our trips in accordance with the infection control advice from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. In order for you to feel safe, we have made adjustments to our tours to ensure that we always comply with the advice from the authorities.

How to get to Lofoten

Flights

You book your flights yourself. We recommend the following three routes to fly to Svolvær:
  • Oslo – Evenes with Norwegian. There is an airport bus from Evenes to Kabelvåg (approx. 2.5 hours).
  • Oslo – Bodø, and then Bodø – Solvær by speedboat. Taxi/bus to Skårungen.
  • Oslo – Bodø, and then fly with Widerøe from Bodø to Svolvær. Taxi/bus to Skårungen.

If you take the airport bus from Evenes, you get off at Sandvikakrysset (the last stop, about 3mins from the centre of Kabelvåg).

Car

If you come by car, there are parking spaces at Skårungen.

The address for Skårungen is Ørsvågveien 40, 8310 Kabelvåg.

Highlights
  • Skårungen, with wonderful personal hosts.
  • Panoramic view from the Festvågtind and Tjeldbergstinden summits.
  • The hot tub at Skårungen with a fantastic view towards Vågakallen!
  • Sunset/midnight sun from the top of Matmora, 788 metres above sea level.
  • Fishing trips & folk tales.
  • A trip to the unique Rolf`s bar.
  • Lunch at the Fiskekrogen restaurant in Henningsvær.
Matmora, Lofoten, Norway
Kajakkurs på Skårungen og utsikt fra Matmora / Foto: Expa Travel og @Stineogjarlen

Accommodation

You will stay at Skårungen, in modern, well-equipped, fishing cabins down at the water’s edge.
4 guests per cabinThe cabins have 2 bedrooms; one with a double bed and one with bunk beds.
You can also choose to stay at Skårungen Hotel right next to the cabins (additional price applies). If you would like to stay at the hotel, contact us at info@expa.no.

You will find more information about single rooms further down the page.  

There will be delicious local food and great hospitality throughout the entire stay.

Meals

Meals included in the price:

  • Breakfast.
  • Lunch – according to excursion programme (you make your own packed lunch every day, apart from the days when lunch is served at the restaurant in Henningsvær).
  • Dinner every day.

Exception: On the day of your arrival, dinner only is included. On the day of your departure, breakfast only is included.

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Ørsvågvær, Kabelvåg
Nyoppusset og fint på vår base i Lofoten; Skårungen! / Foto: @stineogjarlen
Programme

The programme is preliminary. Expa Travel reserves the right to make any changes to the programme during the trip.
Weather conditions: we may change the sequence of the excursions depending on the weather. Some excursions may be removed from the programme if the weather dictates. But we will offer alternatives:-)

Day 1Arrival day, Lofoten

Flight to Evenes (or Svolvær) and then airport bus to Skårungen in Kabelvåg (make your own way there).
Host couple Tilla & Christer and their team take you on a short walk to get to know the area around Ørsvågvær.

Settling in to accommodation at the fishing cabins (and possibly a dip in the sea or the hot tub?) before dinner.

The day ends with a long-awaited dinner together.

Day 2Hiking trip to Tjeldbergtinden, 367 metres above sea level. Approx. 4 hours

After a good breakfast, there will be a short briefing in reception at 9.30am. The day’s goal is Tjeldbergtinden. A “summit trip” which takes approx. 1.5 hours to the top.

It’s a 5km bike ride to the start point for the hike. The amount of kms cycling depends on which path you decide to take to climb to the peak. It will probably be the medium one, in terms of difficulty.

At the top, you’re rewarded with a beautiful view over Skrova, Kabelvåg and Svolvær. A perfect place to enjoy a Lofoten beer and some dry fish.
With a view like this, it’s easy to understand why Lofoten’s nature experiences are world renowned.
Arriving back at Skårungen you will have the afternoon free to explore on your own. Maybe you’d like to cycle in to Kabelvåg’s square or to the pier? Or perhaps the Lofoten Aquarium, or the Lofoten Cathedral? Or sightseeing or shopping in the slightly bigger town of Svolvær.
Both towns are a short bike ride from Skårungen. You can find out more about these places on the Internet.

A well-deserved dinner for all is served at 7pm.

Day 3Lofoten fishing! Fishing trip, approx. 4 hours

Today you will be fishing from a boat! There are few places in the world that are as well-known for their fish as Lofoten.

After breakfast, there will be a safety briefing and the equipment will be loaded before you board the boat that will take you out to sea. There is something very special about getting this close to nature and experiencing the water.
The weather will dictate the route and how many hours you will be at sea. The plan is to be back at Skårungen by lunchtime.

The afternoon is free for you to do your own activities. If the weather is good, we recommend a kayaking course. You can book this at reception.

The day ends with a good dinner for everyone at Skårungen.

Day 4Full day hiking trip to Matmora, 788 metres above sea level, and midnight sun/sunset

After a long breakfast, we will meet up for departure to Laukvika and a full day’s hiking trip up the mighty Matmora – one of Lofoten’s pearls!
The trip to the top of Matmora, 788 metres above sea level, is an even climb almost all the way up.

If the weather is clear, you will get to experience possibly the best sunset you’ve ever seen. This experience, with the white beaches at Delp, the mountaintops all around, and the open turquoise sea, will certainly have an impact on you.

We’ll enjoy our picnic and the stunning surroundings before we head back down along the ridge with a constant, 360 degree, fantastic view. The last few kilometres down to the road are quite steep. Transport will be waiting to take us back to Skårungen. There might also be a stop at the legendary Rolf’s bar…

Late back to Skårungen! Dinner in the restaurant.

Day 5Cycling trip to Henningsvær, summit trip to Festvågtind, 541 metres above sea level

Straight after breakfast you’ll get on your bike and head to Henningsvær, a trip of around 18km. On the way, we’ll park the bikes and the trip will continue on foot all the way up to Festvågtind, 541 metres above sea level.

This can be a bit of a demanding trip, with some simple climbing. You’ll be rewarded at the top – a spectacular view over Henningsvær, Vestvågøy and Stamsund! Don’t forget your camera!

Returning to the bikes you’ll cycle the last few kilometres into Henningsvær for sightseeing in the town centre and a lovely lunch at the Fiskekrogen restaurant.
After lunch, you will cycle back to Skårungen again, at an easy pace. The plan is to be back by early afternoon.
You’ll have a little bit of time to yourself before we all meet up again for dinner.

Day 6Journey home

Check out and journey home.
Transport to Svolvær centre.

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Price & dates

Dates

We’re offering this tours from Monday – Saturday in June, July, August and September.

Price

The total price for this trip is from 13790NOK per person.

Included

  • Accommodation – double room in fishing cabin at the water’s edge.
  • Free access to hot tub and sauna at Skårungen. Fantastic view!
  • All excursions on the programme.
  • Local guides on all excursions on the programme.
  • Breakfast, lunch (according to the programme) and dinner every day (dinner only on arrival day, breakfast only on departure day).
  • Access to standard hybrid bike throughout your stay.
  • Tour is covered by the Norwegian Travel Guarantee Fund.

Not included

  • Flights.
  • Airport bus transfer from Evenes to Skårungen (Kabelvåg).
  • Personal travel insurance (compulsory on our tours).
  • Drinks with dinner.
  • Additional single room fee.
  • Cycle helmet hire (Covid 19 infection control).

Payment/Conditions

Coronavirus terms and conditions

We make it safe for you to book your travel with us. If the scheduled trip cannot go ahead due to travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we offer a full refund. This means that you will receive a refund directly from us if the Norwegian Directorate of Health/Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against travelling to the area where the trip is planned at the time that your trip would have taken place.
This also applies to the paid deposit, minus the administrative fee of 495NOK.
We aim to refund you as soon as possible, and a maximum of one week after a cancelled trip.

If you wish to cancel the trip without the Norwegian Directorate of Health/Ministry of Foreign Affairs having advised against travel to your planned destination, our normal cancellation policy applies (see below).

Cancellation due to your own quarantine?

If you have to cancel your trip due to your own quarantine, insurance such as European Travel Insurance will cover your cancellation.
NB! It is important that you check the terms that apply to you with your own insurance provider.

Normal cancellation policy

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  • The payments are made by bank transfer with a KID number. You will find your KID number on ‘My pages’. All bookings are binding.
  • The first instalment (deposit) of 3,000NOK must be paid within 7 days of your booking. Any unpaid deposit gives Expa Travel the right to cancel the booking.
  • The final payment is made 35 days before departure. You will receive a reminder by mail a few days before the final payment is due. Any unpaid instalment gives Expa Travel the right to cancel the booking.
  • If you book the trip less than 35 days before departure, the full amount will be required on booking.

If, for any reason, you need to cancel the tour, you will receive a 100% refund (minus an administrative charge of 495NOK) up to 35 days before departure You can read our full terms and conditions here.

Tick the box on the registration form to indicate that you have read and accepted our terms and conditions.

There will be an additional fee for a single room/other types of room than those included in the price. See more under ‘single room/room sharing’ further down the page.

Norwegian Travel Guarantee Fund

Expa Travel’s tours are covered by The Package Travel Act and our membership in the Norwegian Travel Guarantee Fund Reisegarantifondet gives you, as a consumer, the best possible protection.

Number of participants

The minimum amount of participants on this tour is 10 and the maximum is 20. The price requires there to be a minimum of 10 people per group. If there are fewer participants the price will increase, or the trip may be cancelled.

Rooms

Room sharing
In order for the tour to be both reasonable and sociable, and also due to limited spaces, four people are allocated to each cabin. The cabins have two bedrooms; one with a double bed and one with bunk beds.
Single rooms
If you would like your own room in a cabin, or at the Skårungen hotel, contact us at info@expa.no.

The following fees apply to single rooms:

  • Cabin for two – 4,000NOK, per person, per stay.
  • Single room in a cabin (your own bedroom but sharing the common rooms with two others) – 2,900NOK, per person, per stay.
  • Single room at the hotel (no cabin) – 2,300NOK, per person, per stay.

Any additional fees will be included in the first invoice.

Lofoten at is best
Fisketur hører med når en er i Lofoten. / Rorbuene på Skårungen ligger vakkert til. / Foto: @stineogjarlen
Practical information

Luggage

For day trips, it’s important to have a good rucksack that sits comfortably and has room for things like extra clothing.
Remember there must be room for a packed lunch, thermos flask and water too.

If you need a new bag/rucksack for the trip, Expa Travel now sells fantastic Haglöfs products at great prices: for more information click here.

Equipment

Here are some suggestions on what to pack:

  • Water bottle x 2 (minimum 2 litres). A Camel Bag with a water bladder bag.
  • Comfortable, well worn-in mountain/hiking boots, or durable trainers/walking shoes. 
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket and trousers.
  • Comfortable walking clothes = warm fleece or thin puffer jacket.
  • Shorts and swimming costume.
  • Hat and gloves. 
  • 2 x thermal underwear.
  • Thermos flask.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Cagoule.
  • Cycling helmet.
  • Water bottle for cycling trips.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Camera/mobile phone.
  • Travel-sized first aid kit.
  • Toiletries.
  • Toilet roll for your own use.
  • Comfortable casual evening clothes.
  • Indoor shoes for the evenings.
  • Travel insurance certificate (compulsory on our tours).
  • Power bank for mobile phone.
  • Waterproof cover for rucksack.
  • Small knife.
  • Antibacterial hand sanitiser for your own use.

    You should be prepared for changeable temperature and weather conditions.

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Travel insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory on our tours. Read more here.

Help us to help others

One of the organisations close to our heart is “SuperSelma” – a Norwegian organisation that supports children with cancer and their families. Every year, SuperSelma organises various activities that they call ‘Glimmers of Light’ – a respite in the everyday lives of cancer patients and their families. It’s a fantastic organisation that we are proud to support.
Read more here: www.superselma.no.
We organise our own SuperSelma cycling trip in Spain every year, and the proceeds from the trip go directly to SuperSelma.

Everyone who registers for an Expa Travel tour is given the opportunity to donate 100NOK to SuperSelma.
We appreciate all contributions!

Send Enquiry
Questions / enquiry?

Please contact Aina on +47 918 19 556 / mail aina@expa.no or Eric on +47 926 18 805 / mail eric@expa.no

Expa Travel reserves the right to make typing errors and currency/price changes. The programme is preliminary, and subject to changes.

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