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Discover Lofoten, Norway by bus with The Arctic Route

HOP-ON/HOP-OFF BUS

During summer 2024 explore Lofoten by bus in an easy and flexible way.

The Arctic Route: Travel with full individual freedom on our safe, comfortable and reliable bus routes.

Want to experience the summer above the Arctic Circle? Northern Norway is the perfect place to do so. 

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Lofoten, Norway with the convenient hop-on hop-off bus service.

Explore at your own pace as you travel between the charming village of Svolvær and the picturesque village of Å.

With daily connections to Evenes Airport and Narvik train station, this is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of Lofoten.

The buses provide you with English-speaking drivers, free WI- FI and toilets onboard. This is a daily service between June and August.

You can also use your travel pass on both this route and the Tromsø – Lofoten – Tromsø route.

Want to experience the summer above the Arctic Circle? Northern Norway is the perfect place to do so. 

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Lofoten, Norway with the convenient hop-on hop-off bus service.

Explore at your own pace as you travel between the charming village of Svolvær and the picturesque village of Å.

With daily connections to Evenes Airport and Narvik train station, this is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of Lofoten.

The buses provide you with English-speaking drivers, free WI- FI and toilets onboard. This is a daily service between June and August.

You can also use your travel pass on both this route and the Tromsø – Lofoten (Svolvær) – Tromsø route.

Airport Transfer: NOK 690

Daily between Evenes Airport and Svolvær (Lofoten)

Prices

NOK 60 – 870

Season

June – August

Connections

Train Narvik, Evenes Airport, Leknes Airport, Bodø-Moskenes Ferry

Longest distance

8 hours

Packages along this route

All activities are accessible via the Arctic Route - no rental car is
needed. We offer, you choose.

All activities are accessible via the Arctic Route - no rental car is needed. We offer, you choose.

How to book the Arctic Route

Tickets to discover Lofoten

Traveling to Lofoten with Arctic Route from Evenes Airport and Narvik

From Evenes Airport and Narvik train station, connected with Kiruna train station in Sweden.

With daily connections to Evenes Airport and Narvik train station, exploring this beautiful region has never been easier.

Svolvær – Evenes Airport: Departure Svolvær at 08:10 / Arrival at the airport at 11:15

Evenes Airport – Svolvær: Departure from the airport at 15:00 (14:15 on Thursdays/16:30 on Mondays) / Arrival at Svolvær at 18:00 (17:15 on Thursdays/19:30 on Mondays)

Notice: the Airport Transfer Evenes-Svolvær runs already from 16/05 on certain dates until 12/09 on certain dates. Check the booking calendar.

Svolvær – Narvik Train Station: Departure Svolvær at 08:10 / Arrival at 12:15

Narvik Train Station – Svolvær: Departure at 14:00 (13:15 on Thursdays/15:30 on Mondays) / Arrival at Svolvær at 18:00 (17:15 on Thursdays/19:30 on Mondays)

Tickets between Evenes Airport/ Narvik and Svolvær - NOK 690 per person

Timetable and price list

Svolvær - Å - Svolvær

Bus stopTimePrice
Svolvær centre08:00
Svolvær Svinøya08:05
Skårungen Kabelvåg08:20NOK 60
Henningsvær (longer stop to explore Henningsvær)10:05NOK 180
Lofotr Vikingmuseum11:10NOK 380
Leknes Airport11:25NOK 450
Leknes centre11:30NOK 500
Nusfjord (longer stop, entrance to Nusfjord included)13:15NOK 600
Flakstad13:35NOK 650
Ramberg Gjestegård13:40NOK 680
Hamnøy (Eliassen Rorbuer)14:00NOK 730
Reine14:15NOK 780
Moskenes (FERRY)14:30NOK 830
Å i Lofoten14:45NOK 870
Moskenes (ferry)15:00NOK 910
Reine15:15NOK 960
Hamnøy (Eliassen Rorbuer)15:30NOK 1010
Ramberg Gjestegård15:50NOK 1060
Flakstad/ Lofoten Beach Camp (longer stop for sightseeing)16:30NOK 1090
Nusfjord16:55NOK 1140
Leknes Centre17:20NOK 1240
Leknes Airport17:25NOK 1290
Lofotr Museum17:40NOK 1360
Henningsvær18:10NOK 1560
Skårungen Kabelvåg18:35NOK 1680
Svolvær centre18:45NOK 1740
Svolvær Svinøya18:50NOK 1740

Svolvær - Narvik - Svolvær

Bus stopTimePrice
Svolvær Centre 8:100
Svolvær Svinøya8:150
Fiskebøl ferry8:50NOK 300
Evenes Sure Hotel11:15NOK 690
Evenes Airport11:20NOK 690
Narvik train station12:15NOK 890
Narvik Scandic Hotel12:17NOK 890
Narvik Quality Hotel12:20NOK 890
Narvik Train station14:00 (13:15 on Thursdays / 15:30 on Mondays)NOK 890
Narvik Scandic Hotel14:02 (13:17 on Thursdays / 15:32 on Mondays)NOK 890
Narvik Quality Hotel14:05 (13:20 on Thursdays / 15:35 on Mondays)NOK 890
Evenes Airport15:00 (14:15 on Thursdays / 16:30 on Mondays)NOK 1090
Evenes Sure Hotel15:05 (14:20 on Thursdays / 16:35 on Mondays)NOK 1140
Fiskebøl ferry17:15 (16:15 on Thursdays / 18:35 on Mondays)NOK 1480
Svolvær Svinøya18:00 (17:15 on Thursdays / 19:30 on Mondays)NOK 1780
Svolvær Centre 18:05 (17:20 on Thursdays / 19:35 on Mondays)NOK 1780

Go on a whale watching tour with the Arctic Route!

A unique possibility during your summer Arctic holidays in Lofoten, Norway.

A fun and scenic full-day adventure that brings you in all comfort, from Svolvær to Andenes along the breathtaking National Scenic coastal route, to see the majestic sea mammals in their natural habitat, on a Rigid Inflatable Boat tour.

Special stop on the direction Svolvær - Å i Lofoten - Svolvær:

You will have two longer sightseeing stops on this route:

    • longer sightseeing stop at the village of Henningsvær (75 minutes stop).
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    • The fisher village of  Nusfjord (75 minutes stop), is one of Norway’s best-maintained fjord villages, with museums, bakery, bars, restaurants, and galleries to visit. To enter this authentic fishing village, an entrance fee is required (the entrance fee is included in your bus route ticket).

*Is this the route for you? This route was designed for travelers who wish 100% freedom to explore and plan as it goes, without limitations, restrictions, or schedules.

To change from West – East (route Lofoten (Å) – Narvik) to North – South (route Tromsø – Lofoten (Svolvær), an overnight in Svolvær is needed.
To travel from the west of Svolvær to the east (Evenes and Narvik), an overnight in Svolvær is needed. The bus to Evenes/Narvik leaves daily at 08:15 in the morning from Svolvær and 08:10 to Å.

See more of our adventures below

A route
designed to
enjoy traveling

A route designed to enjoy traveling

Daily Bus Route

Our daily-operated bus routes brings you between east to west: from Narvik, via Evenes airport, Svolvær, Henningsvær, Hamnøy, Reine, all the way to Å, the most west-located village in Lofoten. This is a daily route, connecting Svolvær in the west with Å I Lofoten, and in the east with Evenes Airport and Narvik. It connects many of the entry and exit points in the Arctic Route summer area, such as the train to Sweden in Narvik, Evenes airport, the ferry in Moskenes to Bodø, and the Hurtigruten ship in Svolvær.

Travel-oriented/focus

We picked our stops based on locations that travelers want to visit, spend the night, and want to eternalize with photos and life-lasting memories.

Made by locals,
for everyone

The route, with hop-off/hop-on stops, shorter photo stops, and longer visiting stops carefully handpicked by local travel passionists.

Add experiences and accommodations

Experiences and overnight stays will soon be possible to be added to this trip via our booking platform at some of the locations along the route.

Highlights on this route

Narvik
Fjord area with history

In Narvik, jump into the cable car up to 656m for a daytime or unique midnight sun experience 15 minutes from the city center.

Want more? The Arctic Train brings you, as a day activity, back and forth via the Ofoten Line to the border with Swedish Lapland, an epic 2-hour train ride (choose to hop off and walk back to Narvik (2 hours).

You can also take the night train from or to Stockholm or the daytime train from or to Kiruna, via Abisko National Park, to or from Narvik in Norway, with VY, the train company. Read more about this option here and visit two countries in one journey!

drone shot of mountains and town in Lofoten in summer

Svolvær
The gateway to Lofoten

Svolvær is the biggest town on the Lofoten islands and offers a wide variety of accommodations and experiences.
Join a fast Rigid Inflatable Boat toward one of Norway’s most known and beautiful fjords: Trollfjord. Or go sailing and paddling if you are up for a softer adventure.

Henningsvær
Into the heart of Lofoten Islands

Ideal spot to buy Lofoten’s most authentic and beautiful souvenirs, from glasswork, to stockfish, to artisanal candles. You can hop in the cozy café Klatrekafeen, located on the left side on the main street of Henningsvær, with delicious home-made fish soup. At the end of the village, you find a football field. Visit this cozy and vibrant fishing village on your journey!

Drone shot of the town of Henningvær

Lofotr Viking Museum
Feel and row like a Viking

In the museum, you can see Vikings making handicrafts, such as blacksmiths, weaving, and wood carpentry. Test your skills during a game of axe- throwing and dress up as a Viking! On the lake, you can embark on an authentic sailing vessel and help with rowing.

Flakstad beach
Surfing the Arctic waves

Lofoten is known for its ‘Arctic Surf’. Amateurs and professionals try their luck in the ice-cold water to master the waves.
During this 15 minutes photo stop, you can stroll along the beach, look out over the waves to the surfers and hop into Lofoten Beach Camp for some hot drink and sandwich. Lofoten Beach Camp is also a camping terrain.

2 people surfing on a white sand beach surrounded by green mountains

Nusfjord
Go back in time

Experience the charm of Nusfjord, a UNESCO-nominated village nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of Lofoten. Immerse yourself in its rich history as you explore art galleries, indulge in food experiences, and embark on fishing trips and Rigid Inflatable Boats tours. The best part? Entrance to this picturesque village is included in your bus ticket.

Moskenes/Bodø
Easy connection between bus and ferry

Visiting Bodø and Lofoten has never been easier, thanks to the connection of the Arctic Route buses with the departure and arrival of the ferry in Moskenes/Bodø.
o Arrival of the Arctic Route bus: 14:30 / departure of the ferry to Bodø: 14:45
o Arrival of the ferry from Bodø to Moskenes: 14:15 / departure of the Arctic Route bus from Moskenes: 15:00

Å i Lofoten
The end of the road

This village is named after the last letter of the Norwegian alphabet, as it is the last village on Lofoten’s west coast. If that is not the true story, it is a great invented one at least. Stay over in Å in one of the many rorbuers, enjoy the world-best cinnamon buns (made in a wood- heated oven), and hop on one of the ferries for a daytime tour to the surrounding mountains and islands, such as Varøya.