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Lofoten Isles Tour, Norway 2006

Reine, NorwayThe Lofoten Isles are a great place to cycle tour, the relatively traffic free roads are fairly flat mostly hugging the coast lines of the islands. The worse climbing is over the hump-backed bridges that link the islands.

The outlying islands of Røst and Værøy are enchanting with their isolation, contrasting terrain and wonderful bird colonies. The main islands have dramatic scenery with rugged pinnacled ridges mountains reflecting in crystal blue fjords. Pretty fishing villages with maroon painted wooden houses line the coast and fjord sides.

You can read more about the islands and our travels in our travelogue pages using the links below:

We have outlined the route that we took on the map below:

Lofoten map

Outlined below are the statistics of our tour:

Day
Start Finish

Distance
miles

Time in Saddle
Average Speed
1
Bod° Bod°
7.06
0.57
7.3
2
Bod° Moskenes
46.6
6.57
6.7
3
Moskenes Fredvang
28
3.33
7.8
4
Fredvang Storfjorden
28
3.28
8.2
5
Storfjorden Knutstad
35.7
4.17
8.3
6
Knutstad Lyngvaer
16.5
1.46
9.2
7
Lyngvaer Vatterfjorden
31.3
3.41
8.4
8
Vatterfjorden Stokmarkenes
28.9
3.26
8.3
9
Stokmarkenes Sortland
40.3
4.52
8.2
10
Sortland Nordmela
52.1
5.31
9.4
11
Nordmela Bliek
15.2
1.34
9.6
12
Bliek Bliek
15
1.31
9.7
13
Bliek Buksnesfjord
40.5
3.56
10.2
14
Buksnesfjord Sortland
25.6
2.25
10.5
15
Sortland Kirgen
34.3
3.37
9.4
16
Kirgen Sandford
50
5.09
9.7
17
Sandford Annamo
22.7
2.45
8.1
18
Annamo Narvik
34.3
3.22
10.1
19
Narvik Sandvik
10.2
1.28
6.8
20
Sandvik Rolvsfjorden
29.9
3.08
9.5
21
Rolvsfjorden Bod°
18.6
2.14
8.3
  Total distance cycyled 611.56 miles
An average of 29.12 miles per day