National Tourist Route Lofoten takes you on a drive through magnificent scenery and a vibrant coastal culture. The landscape is filled with contrasts ranging from the dramatic expanse of the ocean to craggy alpine peaks, glistening white sandy beaches, fishing hamlets in sheltered ports and verdant agricultural communities.
The light makes Lofoten a unique place. If you wish to see the midnight sun, the northern lights or perhaps the blue light of the dark season, Lofoten is the place to go. Travelling by car or bicycle through Lofoten is easy, and the area offers plenty of options for activities. Take your time on this trip. Few other places provide such opportunities to be at one with nature. Detour to Eggum, Unstad, Vikten, Utakleiv, Nusfjord and Henningsvær will show you Lofoten at its best.
This route can also be combined with travel on the Hurtigruten coastal steamer, ferries and Euroroute 6 onwards to other National Tourist Routes.
National Tourist Route Lofoten runs from Å to Raftsundet, with detours to Nusfjord, Vikten, Utakleiv, Unstad, Eggum and Henningsvær over a total distance of 230 kilometres.
Information about National Tourist Route Lofoten, download pdf.
Several access roads lead to Lofoten National Tourist Route. You can drive by National Road 10 or take one of several ferries. Clicking on the ferry routes indicated will bring you to an information site for the chosen route.
In the south, ferries operate the routes Bodø - Moskenes, Svolvær - Skutvik and Bognes - Lødingen. In the north, a ferry operates the route Melbu - Fiskebøl. More information on the ferries can be obtained by clicking on the links in the menu on the left.
Restrictions on buses: Some secondary roades on the route has maximum permitted length for buses and coaches is 12.4 metres.
Questions concerning places to stay, places to eat, itineraries etc. should be addressed to local and regional tourist agencies and enterprises. In the menu on the left you will find some links that may be helpful.
Have a good trip!