A Journey to Å Walk Overview
There simply is nowhere on Earth quite like the Lofoten Islands - dramatic, awe-inspiring landscapes and perfect for exhilarating walking.
- self-guided, three-centre walk
- scenery unequalled in Europe
- dramatic walking routes
- stay in converted fishermen’s cottages
This wonderful journey, described by customers as a holiday of a lifetime, takes you through the wild and dramatic Lofoten Islands, with some truly spectacular walks in this unique Arctic landscape that fuses sea, mountain-top and fishing village. To walk here is to discover a landscape of startling beauty and contrasts: expanses of open moorland, hidden mountain lakes and a picturesque coastline bathed for much of the summer in the special light of the Midnight Sun.
Starting in Svolvaer, you work westwards, staying on each of the archipelago’s three main groups of islands, with the option of ending, appropriately enough, with an excursion to the village of Å (pronounced ‘Oh’), named after the final letter of the Norwegian alphabet. We include a hire car for most of your holiday so that you can drive between bases and make the most of the walking. On all islands, we have researched a choice of memorable walks, generally of a grade 2 standard, with some rugged terrain and far-reaching views. The simple, traditional accommodation (twin beds only) offers good access to the walking, as well as the chance to get a glimpse of everyday life in typical Lofoten fishing villages.