Lofoten Islands Inn Based Tour

Svolvær, Norway
5.0 (2 reviews)

Trip Highlights

  • New Trip Offering
  • Premier Hiking
  • Stunning Views
  • Nordic Fishing Villages
  • Pristine Mountains, Valleys & Lakes
  • Scenic Boat Rides
  • Summit Lofoten's Most Famous Peaks
  • Exquisite Regional Cuisine
  • Diverse & exotic wildlife


Our Lofoten Islands Inn-based Tour explores the best the “Land of the Midnight Sun” has to offer! Being above the Arctic Circle allows us to enjoy full days of sunlight while we explore the majestic landscapes of Norway’s most scenic destination. These stunning, mountainous islands, draped across the Norwegian Sea, are part of a unique cultural region of Norway known for its ancient Viking history, 1000-year-old fishing communities, and spectacular scenery. Lofoten is a collection of small islands full of charm, personality, unique wildlife, jaw dropping views, and unforgettable hikes.

For this 8-Day itinerary we handpicked some of the area’s most outstanding treks and stay in our four favorite unique accommodations. Come explore Norway’s best hiking destination with us!

Important Note: This trip has relatively short hiking distances each day, but some significant elevation changes in a short distance. Local trail conditions are often very steep, rocky and/or muddy.

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$5200 Per Person


Trip Type: Inn-Based Hiking Tour
Difficulty Level:
Solitude Level:
Group Size: 4-12 Guests
Trip Length: 8 Days
Distance: 21MI / 34KM


Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult

This trip has short, but strenuous days of hiking (up to 6 miles) with significant elevation gains and losses (up to 3,000 feet), which is why this trip is given a Level 3 difficulty rating. Rocky, wet and muddy trails are normal. Short mileage can feel much harder and longer on many of the area’s trails due to the elevation gain/loss and the extremely rugged terrain.

Hiking Distances:

Up to 6 mi

Backpack Weight:

8-12 lbs


Extremely Rugged

Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:

3000 ft

Heights Exposure:


Please Note: Terrain, Elevation Gain and Heights Exposure ratings reflect the section or day of the trip with the maximum difficulty of each. Much of the trip is at easier levels. See the trip itinerary for more detailed information.


  • Hiking steeply uphill or downhill with a 8-12 lb backpack for 6-8 hours
  • Maintaining balance and footing on variable, uneven terrain
  • Potentially hiking in cold, windy and rainy conditions
* For an official and complete list of physical requirements, please see our Essential Eligibility Criteria.


1 least solitude, 5 most solitude

We rate this Norway hiking tour a solitude 1. You can expect to be around other hikers much of the time.

Minimum of 4 Guests

We require a minimum of 4 guests to confirm this trip. If a trip date is not confirmed yet, you can register and will be notified when the trip is officially confirmed. We recommend not making final travel arrangements until your trip meets the minimum number of guests and is confirmed.

In most cases, if a trip does not reach the minimum number of guests, you may choose to transfer to another trip date or another trip, be refunded your payments in full, or you may have the choice to pay a supplemental fee to run the trip with fewer guests. We make the final determination for these trips 65-60 days before the departure date.

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Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.

Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations. 

Private Rates FOr This Trip

  • 4-5 people: rate x 1.5
  • 6-10 people: rate x 1.15
  • 11-12 people: standard rate
  • 13+ people: contact us for availability and pricing

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Day 1

  • Drive Time: 15 minutes
  • Accommodations: Lodge in Kabelvåg

This Norway Trek begins in the small town of Svolvær, Norway, where you meet the group and your guides in the city center at the tourist office (Torget 18, 8300 Svolvær, Norway) near the Thon Hotel Lofoten. After some introductions, our group will be transferred to our first night’s accommodations that feature remodeled fish cabins and sit right alongside the sea. Your guide will conduct an orientation meeting once we are settled in and then you will have some time to relax before the group’s first dinner together. Tonight’s accommodation offers a spa and sauna for those interested after their travels.

Day 2

  • Hiking Mileage: 1.9 miles (3 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 1740 feet (530 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 1740 feet (530 m)
  • Drive Time: 1 hour
  • Accommodations: Lodge in Kabelvåg

Today we will enjoy an energizing breakfast to prepare us for the day. Afterward we will drive 30 minutes to the trailhead for our first hike. Today’s hike is on Lofoten’s most famous mountain, Festvågtind. This short, yet steep and challenging hike takes us up to dramatic, sweeping views of the surrounding islands and expansive Norwegian Sea. Weather depending, we’ll enjoy a picnic lunch at the summit before heading back down to our vehicle. From here we’ll head to the charming fishing village of Henningsvær to walk and experience its quaint streets and shops. A local Norwegian dinner and relaxing evening cap off this amazing day.

Day 3

  • Hiking Mileage: 4.4 miles (7 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 2297 feet (700 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 2297 feet (700 m)
  • Drive Time: 1 hour
  • Accommodations: Lofoten Links

Today we’ll pack up and head 40 minutes up the road to our hike on the mountain Kleppstadheia. Our hike starts at sea level and climbs up to fabulous views of the surrounding landscapes. Where the sea meets the mountains, we’ll enjoy a lunch prepared by your guide before heading back down. Once back at our vehicle we’ll have a short transfer to our new accommodations for the next few nights. Dinner tonight is just a short walk away at a very traditional Norwegian restaurant – one of our favorites!

Day 4

  • Hiking Mileage: 2.2 miles (3.5 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 1148 feet (350 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 1148 feet (350 m)
  • Accommodations: Lofoten Links

Today we will enjoy a leisurely start and delicious family breakfast together before heading out for the day’s hike. The summit of Mount Hoven is our goal. From the top we’ll soak up 360-degree views, which – if clear enough – can include the distant Vesterålen Islands. We’ll enjoy today’s picnic lunch on the summit or the beach below depending on timing. If the weather is cooperative we will reserve a private sauna on the beach for our group before enjoying another traditional Norwegian dinner, a short walk from our cabins.

Day 5

  • Hiking Mileage: 5 miles (8 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 3051 feet (930 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 3051 feet (930 m)
  • Drive Time: 1.5 hours
  • Accommodations: Solsiden Brygge

Our day starts with breakfast and checking out of our accommodations. We’ll then shuttle to the trailhead of one of Lofoten’s highest peaks, Himmeltinden. This hike is our most challenging, but also one of the most rewarding. Our goal will be to sit on the Southern summit overlooking a vast expanse of mountains, lakes, and of course the Norwegian Sea. Don’t forget your camera or phone today, because the photography is out of this world! After our descent we’ll head toward tonight’s lodging, Solsiden Brygge. Our day ends with much-deserved showers, dinner, and a soak in our lodge’s wonderful hot tub!

Day 6

  • Hiking Mileage: 5 miles (8 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 1739 feet (550 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 1739 feet (550) m)
  • Drive Time: 1 hour
  • Accommodations: Eliassen Rorbuer

On today’s hike we explore an isolated beach and the summit of Ryten. The view from the top of this mountain looking back over Kvalvika Beach and beyond is widely considered one of Lofoten’s best-we agree! After lunch either on the summit or at the beach, we’ll head back to our vehicle and drive 30 minutes to Reine, where we’ll check into ocean front cabins with spectacular views and swimming opportunities. Dinner is just a short walk away at a local restaurant.

Day 7

  • Hiking Mileage: 4.3 miles (6.8 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 1641 feet (500 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 1641 feet (500 m)
  • Drive Time: 20 minutes
  • Boat Ride: 2 hours
  • Accommodations: Eliassen Rorbuer

Our last full day in the Lofoten Islands, today we continue our exploration first by boat and then by foot. After breakfast we’ll take a 1-hour boat ride through the islands to the beginning of our hike. Today’s trek takes us along the coast and then over a small pass to a breathtaking beach. After enjoying the beach for a bit, and a picnic lunch, we’ll return and catch our boat shuttle back to Reine.

Our afternoon includes a short 10-minute drive and a second hike to Reinebringen, the most famous hike in the Lofoten Islands. The view from this short hike is known as the most iconic in the area. When you think of Lofoten you think of this image – don’t forget your camera! This is a perfect ending to the hiking portion of our spectacular journey. After snapping a few shots,we’ll head back to our cabins to relax before our final, celebratory dinner together.

Day 8

  • Driving Time: 2.5 hours

Our final morning we will sleep in and then enjoy a group breakfast before packing up and heading to Svolvær. Our shuttle will be able to drop off guests at either the Svolvær ferry terminal or airport. Any departures should be planned after 3:00pm. Our arrival to Svolvær is planned for 1:00-1:30 pm. This ends our Lofoten Islands hiking adventure!

2025 Itinerary

2025 Itinerary Update: Please note some slight changes to the itinerary for 2025 trips. On nights 1-2, we will be staying in Kabelvåg. Nights 3-5 will be in Ballstad. Nights 6 and 7 will be in Moskenes. All day hikes will remain the same, except for Day 4 where we will take a 55 min transfer to Slydalen and begin our summit hike to Blatinden (Blue Mountain). Here, we’ll capture fantastic views of the fjord to the south and the sea to the north.

Please Note: We always do everything in our power to follow the set itinerary, however occasionally trips are subject to itinerary changes based on a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to: lodging/campground availability, extreme weather, political or bureaucratic obstacles, earthquakes, fires, flooding and more. Normal terms and conditions apply to trips with itinerary changes.

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Trip Details

Trip Details

What's Included

  • A detailed trip packet that takes the guesswork out of your travel, training, packing, and preparing for the trip
  • Trained hiking guide(s) with years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. See Guide Bios.
  • Transportation for the duration of the tour starting on Day 1 and ending with airport or ferry drop-off on Day 8
  • Lodging for the duration of the tour
  • Use of backpack and trekking poles (only for 2024 trip dates)
  • All meals from dinner Day 1 through lunch on Day 8
  • Emergency equipment including a company-issued first-aid kit and communication device

What's Not Included

  • Transportation to/from Svolvær, Norway
  • Trip insurance that includes medical coverage and at least $200,000 in evacuation and repatriation coverage (strongly encouraged in 2024, required in 2025)
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strikes, etc. (we recommend trip insurance coverage for these variables)
  • Clothes, rain gear, and footwear (see recommendations) should have ankle support as terrain can be uneven
  • Bar bills, drink bills, telephone bills, Wi-Fi bills and other personal expenses (shopping/laundry/spa or sauna)
  • Sunscreen, toiletries and personal items
  • Water bottles
  • Guide gratuities are at the discretion of each customer. A suggested guideline is to reward outstanding service with a tip of 10% of the total trip cost. You may tip in either USD or local currency.

Click here to see a printable, downloadable trip information packet with more detailed guidance about what to pack.

Meals: What to Expect

Norwegian cuisine is very traditional and features a simple approach to breakfasts and lunches. Norwegians often eat Matpakke, which is a cold lunch made from breakfast supplies. Norwegians focus a lot of their diet on meat, fish, root vegetables and heavy sauces. For dinners, ingredients are very high quality and are traditional Norwegian dishes. Menus are often set, and there is not an option to order something else at most of our accommodations. The remote huts can often have very similar cuisine during the trek. The ability to choose your meal off a menu depends on the restaurant and can be organized beforehand, when possible.

We can often accommodate vegan, vegetarian and non-gluten diets and make adjustments for food allergies. These and other special dietary requests may require an additional fee, and in some countries may be more difficult to accommodate than others. Please inquire with us for more information about the specific trip you’re interested in

Lodging: What to Expect

We have hand-selected lodges that are perfectly located, locally owned, and uniquely Norwegian. With rich history, ocean views and saunas, you will be sure to enjoy these accommodations.

There are some unique elements to these accommodations that are important for guests to understand:

  • The lodges are often split into separate cottages. Guests of the same group may be split into different cottages. Sometimes, you may share a cottage with people from outside of our group.
  • Some hotels do not offer ensuite rooms, so bathrooms are shared with those staying in the same cottage. Bathrooms may be shared with mixed genders.
  • The rooms are smaller than you may be accustomed to at hotels in the US. However, each cottage has communal living space to spend the evening in.

Please see the Accommodations section for more information.

Gear We Provide

We provide all group gear which includes the following:

  • Norrøna backpacks (provided only for 2024 trip dates)
  • Leki trekking poles (provided only for 2024 trip dates)
  • Company-issued first-aid kit
  • Emergency communication device

Guest Packing List

When you register for this tour you’ll receive access to a printable, downloadable trip information packet with a detailed packing list specific to this trip (click here to see it now.) All trips require a sturdy pair of hiking shoes or hiking boots, rain gear, a recommended clothing system, a headlamp or flashlight, a hydration system (water bottles and/or bladder) and other items specific to each trip.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled the most frequently asked questions that Wildland Trekking guests have about visiting and hiking in Norway.  Learn the answers to these commonly asked questions about traveling in Norway by using the link below!

Trip Logistics

Trip Logistics

How Do I Register?

Reserve your spot today! In the Trip Dates & Booking section of this page, the green and red dates are bookable online by simply clicking on the date, and blue dates must be booked through our customer service team for a variety of possible reasons. To email our customer service team, you can click here to get the ball rolling. Our adventure consultants will confirm availability, and if you’re ready to register we’ll email you a link to a registration profile. You’ll have 72 hours to complete your profile (and that of any dependents) and pay the deposit.

Feel free to call us for more info – we’re here 7 days a week!

Where Do We Meet?

On this trip you will need to fly or take the ferry into Svolvær, Norway, landing no later than 2:00pm on Day 1 of your trip. You will rendezvous with your guide and group at 3:00pm in Svolvær in front of the Tourist Information Office (Torget 18, 8300 Svolvær, Norway) in the city center near the Thon Hotel Lofoten. Svolvær is aneasy city to navigate.

Our pre-trip communications team will be in contact approximately 45 days before your trip to coordinate your rendezvous and answer any last-minute questions you have.

Click here to see a printable, downloadable trip information packet with more detailed guidance about flights, shuttles, recommended lodging and more.

Travel To/From Svolvær

On this trip you will need to fly (from Oslo-Bodø & Bodø-Svolvær) or take the ferry (from Bodø) into Svolvær, Norway, landing no later than 2:00pm on Day 1 of your trip. You will rendezvous with your guide and group at 3:00pm in Svolvær in front of the Tourist Information Office (Torget 18, 8300 Svolvær, Norway) in the city center near the Thon Hotel Lofoten on the harbour. Svolvær is an easy city to navigate. A Taxi from the airport to the city center is an ~10-minute drive and easy to organize at the airport. If arriving by ferry, the terminal is a 3–4-minute walk to the city center or a short taxi ride.

If possible, we recommend arriving in Norway a day early, as it will help your recovery from jetlag and provide a buffer for possible flight delays or cancellations.

Flights to and from Svolvær Airport are the guest’s responsibility. Multiple airlines operate flights into Oslo, Norway from many U.S. and European international airports. From Oslo, you can easily fly into Svolvær through Bodø. SAS, Norwegian or Widero are the local airline companies to fly with domestically within Norway to get to and from Svolvær. From Bodø you can also take a Ferry to Svolvær through Reis Nordand.

Flights on the final day of the trip can depart any time after 3:00pm. On the last day we will travel as a group in a 2.5-hour shuttle from our final hotel to Svolvær arriving between 1-1:30pm. Individuals can be dropped off at the airport, ferry terminal, or any local Svolvær hotel if extending your trip.

Safety Precautions

Your safety is our top priority. Our hiking tours are led by professional hiking guides, all of whom are wilderness-certified first responders or EMT’s, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. Guides adhere to standardized risk management protocols in case of any potential or actual incident, and all tours carry an emergency communication device and comprehensive first-aid kit. Additionally we have a “24/7” system through which guides or guests can reach Wildland support personnel at any time.

In the interest of your safety, it’s important to refer to the Center for Disease Control website for up-to-date recommendations on immunizations before your trip.

Essential Eligibility Criteria

Essential Eligibility Criteria (“EEC”) have been specifically identified to help you understand the skills and abilities necessary to participate on each Wildland trip, and they apply uniformly to all potential trip participants, irrespective of the presence or absence of any disability.

Once you identify a trip in which you may be interested, please carefully review the EEC and itinerary details. If after reviewing the EEC that apply to your desired trip, you determine you need an accommodation in order to meet the EEC, please contact us prior to registering to discuss your requested accommodation.

The EEC exist for your own safety and the safety and enjoyment of all participants. If you are unable to meet the EEC for the trip, with or without an accommodation, you are not eligible for that trip. If you register and arrive for a trip for which you do not meet the EEC, you will be disqualified from participation on the trip and will be dismissed or evacuated from the trip without a refund.


Our approach to international travel is to combine the best of two worlds: the dialed-in details, professionalism and consistency Wildland trips are known for; and the cultural immersion and intimate regional knowledge that only locals can provide. To excel with this approach, we vet and hire the best local guides, welcome them into the Wildland family and train them to meet our standard of excellence with every aspect of a trip. But along with managing logistics and safety, your guides will teach you about the area’s history and culture, and provide a level of familiarity and intimate detail only locals can.

Check out our Meet Our Team page for staff bios.

Guide Working Parameters

Guides are required to take 8 hours off each 24-hour period to sleep, recuperate, take personal/down time, etc. In addition, as part of the 8 hours off they must sleep/rest or be in their tents/rooms uninterrupted for a minimum of 5 hours each night. We ask guests to respect these requirements and to not interrupt guides’ off time and sleep time unless there is a true emergency.

Age Restrictions

Age restrictions on this trip are as follows:

  • 12 and older to join scheduled tours (mixed groups)
  • 5 and older to join private tours, with final approval and specific logistical requirements (such as porter or stock assist) determined on a case by case basis

Trip Insurance

Field evacuation, repatriation, and medical insurance is highly recommended for 2024 trips and required for 2025 trips (field evacuation and repatriation minimum coverage is a combined $200,000 USD). We designed our terms and conditions with trip insurance in mind. When you register for a trip, your spot is no longer available to other guests. Therefore, if you discover inside of 30 days (prior to your trip departure date) that you are unable to travel, no refund is available. With trip insurance, your payment to Wildland may be covered, but also your flights, hotels and other travel costs can also be insured.

For information on the recommended IMG/iTravelinsured policies please click here.

Read more about our trip insurance recommendations.

Weather in Lofoten

Lofoten is a stunning place that receives quite a bit of rain. Weather can change very quickly, with rain or wind moving over the ocean and hitting the coastline. Some days we have sunny skies and excellent weather, but the hiking is consistently wet and muddy. Guests need to be prepared for sunshine, rain and wind.

Month Hi Low Precip
July 58° F 50° F 10 days
August 57° F 50° F 11 days
September 52° F 43° F 20 days






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This lodge features cabins just off the beach with shared bathrooms and living spaces that feels like home. The cabins are north facing in a beautiful setting with spectacular views of the midnight sun and the ocean.



This lodge is located in “Lofoten’s sunniest village” and is right on the ocean. Emphasizing quality, service and ambience, this accommodation’s modern rooms are cozy and inviting. This lodge also has 2 bedroom cottages or apartments with shared bathrooms.



With renovated fishermen’s cabins, this lodge is legendary in the tourist industry in Lofoten. It is situated on the tiny island of Hamnøy in wild and beautiful Western Lofoten. Their is a mixture of 1-2 private bedroom cottages or apartments.

Important Note: It is very common in Norway’s accommodations that multiple rooms in private cottages or apartments will share 1 bathroom. These small fishing communities have limited accommodation options.

* These exact accommodations are not guaranteed. In some instances alternative accommodations of similar quality and location may be used.

Trip Reviews

Trip Reviews

  • Average Customer Ratings:

  • 5.0 (2 reviews)
Amy C

Exceeded Expecations

11 months ago

This trip completely exceeded my expectations! The hiking was tough but the views were beyond incredible and straight out of a postcard. I loved every place we stayed and the food was amazing (especially the breakfast spreads). Once in a lifetime trip for sure! You'll fall in love with Norway.

Lauren H

Wildland Trekking Delivered

2 years ago

This was a trip for a lifetime for us. Wildland Trekking delivered in all areas. Guides, lodging, food and transportation was more than what we expected. We will highly recommend this company to any anyone who inquIres. We are already looking for our next trip with this company.

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