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Cycling on the Lofoten Islands

Listed under Cycling in Nord-Norge, Norway.

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Go north in June for 24 hour riding, hiking and fresh air you can taste on Norway's pretty Lofoten Islands, a string of small, bowler hat shaped, green islands set just off the coast. Long bridges or ferries take you between the islands and you can cycle round the rims and hike up to the summits as the mood takes you so there is plenty of diversity of view.

The roads are surprisingly well surfaced considering how empty many of these islands are, with small fishing villages the only civilisation (obviously the fish is excellent, but prices in general are quite expensive, especially alcohol.). Staying over night in rorbu cabins is your best bet for accommodation, built for fishermen to spend their winder nights in they're all unique but usually have a traditional wood stove and bunks, so it's quite cosy. There is only one ferry to the mainland so you may need to book in advance, as with the rorbus.

Written by  Andrew Straw.

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“Lofoten Islands, Norway”

Take the ferry from Bodo to another dimension, a dreamscape of pointy peaks and impossibly quaint fishing villages.  An added bonus if you come in the early summer is that you can ride whenever you like, basking in the midnight sun (if it's not raining,… Read more...

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