How to get to the Lofoten Islands

The Map below is designed to help you decide which means of transport is most suitable to your needs when planning your journey to Flakstad & Moskenes in the Lofoten Islands. Overseas travellers will most likely arrive in Oslo or Bergen - by air or by boat. From here, you have a number of options to choose from on your journey north.

If you click on the various means of transport displayed, you will receive further information about them. Please note that the Coastal Voyage (Hurtigruten) is not shown on the map. This is a coastal liner that operates daily departures from Bergen to Kirkenes and back, a journey of one week's duration. The coastal Steamer stops at Stamsund in the Lofoten Islands, from where there are corresponding bus services to Flakstad and Moskenes.

It takes about 3 hours by air from Oslo to Lofoten, but you can, of course, travel by other means of transport like the Coastal Steamer as mentioned above, the train (approx 22 hours), or by car, thus spending more time enjoying your journey. We will be glad to provide further details of means of transport, including bus, boat and air services within Lofoten.There are also express passenger boats from Bodø and Narvik to Svolvær, from where there are daily bus services to Flakstad & Moskenes.

Otherwise, the easiest way to get to Flakstad & Moskenes is to take the appropriate means of transport to Bodø, and catch the ferry from Bodø to Moskenes. It is also possible to fly from Bodø to Leknes (Widerøe's) - 25 min. flight - and catch a bus from there. Motorists may either catch the ferry over from Bodø, or from Skutvik in Hamarøy to Svolvær, from where they can drive the full length of the magnificent Lofoten Islands all the way to Å.


Details of Transport Companies

NSB - Norwegian National Railways
Tickets and Schedules (domestic)
Phone (call from Norway): 815 00 888 (24 hrs)
Phone (call from outside Norway): +47 815 00 888 (24 hrs)
Fax: +47 61 279099


Amadeus (Airlines)
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Widerøes (Airline)
Reservations, Bodø: (+47) 75 50 48 00
Details of traffic, Bodø tel.: (+47) 75 5048 90

SASBraathen (Scandinavian Ariline)
EuroClass, tel.: (+47) 810 03 300
Tourist Class, tel.: (+47) 810 03 300


Norwegian - Norwegian Air Shuttle
Postboks 115, 1330 Fornebu
Besøksadresse: Oksenøyveien 10A Fornebu
Fax 67 59 30 0


Hurtigruten, Coastal Voyage - OVDS
Head office
Postboks 43
Tel: (+47) 76 96 76 00
Fax: (+47) 76 96 76 01


Ferry Moskenes-Bodø-Moskenes: Torghatten Nord

Veolia- bus company

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Should you need any further information, please don't hesitate to contact us: we look forward to hearing from you!

Fishing Village Holidays, Lofoten
The Official Tourist Information Centre in Flakstad and Moskenes,
N-8392 Sørvågen, Lofoten, Norway
Tel.: (+47) 76 09 15 99
Fax: (+47) 76 09 24 25

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- and our guests.
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also in the future.

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