Lofoten archipelago is known for fishing industry, spectacular nature attractions, and tranquil villages. The Lofoten Islands are draped across the turbulent waters of the Norwegian Sea, in the Arctic Circle. This wilderness outpost offers awesome landscape of majestic mountains, deep fjords, squawking seabird colonies and long beaches. We shall stay in Rorbuer – old fishermen’s cabin, simple and cozy yet well-equipped. During stay in Lofoten, must try the local specialty food – stockfish, made from spawning cod.
Embark from Kuala Lumpur International Airport at night, after 1 transit stop, arrival in Norwegian capital city Oslo the following morning. (Remarks: tour members based outside Malaysia may fly directly to destination and meet the group at Oslo airport)
Upon arrival in Oslo, connect to an afternoon domestic flight to Bodo, upon landing, change to a ferry bound for Moskenes in Lofoten, 4 hours later reach the island and transfer to Rorbuer in a village. Retire early to bed after dinner, in preparation for viewing sunrise the next morning around 4am, amazing sight of a fireball rising out of the sea surface.
After breakfast, hike to the top of Reinebringen for panoramic view of villages set in the valleys of deep fjords rising up from the Norwegian Sea. The hill is only 450m high, but the hiking route is very steep. At the end of the strenuous hike, you will be rewarded with sweeping view of the surrounding islands and fjords. In summer, the sun only sets around 9 to 10pm, plenty of time for slow-pace hike, admiring scenery, and taking photos.
Board a morning ferry to the scenic Bunes Beach, a white sandy beach surrounded by imposing mountains and glacially carved cliffs, with the massive 600m west face of Helvetestind being the most impressive. Upon landing at the pier, trek for about 1 hour over a pass to reach the beach (round-trip about 2 hours easy trek), pack own lunch and picnic there before return . Afternoon catch a ferry and return to Rorbuer in the village, self-catering dinner or dine out at nearby restaurant.
Today visit the village with the shortest name in the world – Å (pronounced as “O”). Up until 1990s, Å remained an isolated traditional fishing village famed for making dried stockfish, today it is located at the end-point of E10 national road linking the entire Lofoten archipelago. Bus will drive us to the southern end of Lofoten, and we walk into the village dotted with wooden houses, visit the Fishing Village Museum to learn more about local fishermen life for the past 250 years.
Morning free & easy, afternoon catch a ferry bound for Bodo, and then connect to a domestic flight to Oslo. Arrive in the capital at night, catch a train into city center and overnight in hotel located next to the railway terminal, surrounded by commercial streets. Enjoy the convenient of city life, where shops, restaurants, bars, are easily available.
Morning have a half-day walking tour in Oslo city center under the guidance of a local. Later in the day, free time, one may explore other sights of interest or go for shopping. The downtown commercial streets are lined with shops of major brands, if you are an outdoor enthusiast, Norway has quite a selection of quality outdoor clothing and gears.
Morning free & easy, after lunch, catch a train to the airport, board a late afternoon flight bound for Kuala Lumpur with one transit stop.
Arrival in the afternoon, end of tour.
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