Lofoten is the ultimate sail & trek destination with its many options, combination of challenging as well as picturesque sights. No wonder why many artists work here. Lofoten consists of many small and large islands which hold some of the oldest mountains in the globe. The geology gives very interesting trekking possibilities and has been attracting sports people as well as artists during centuries.
You fine a couple of suggested itineraries here, but the possibilities are just limited by your imagination. The below route describe areas around Austvåg øy with the area north (Vesterålen).
|Day||Trek Route||Sail Route|
|Saturday||Embark your yacht in Svolvær.||A short evening sail to Skrova
1 hours sailing
|Sunday||Skrovafjellet is a nice climb as a start for a week. Fantastic view of the “Lofotwall”and surrounding. Famous fishing village
From 2-5 hours walk in moderate terrain.
|In the afternoon the yacht continue toTrollfjord
2 hours sailing
|Monday||Trollfjord is famous for sea visits, however less know is the fantastic trekking possibilities in the area around. Many alternative routes, maybe test out Isvasstind(940m)?
6-8 hours in moderate/heavy terrain
|In the afternoon the yacht continue out the famous Raftsund with its strong current and find a nice bay for anchoring.
3 hours sailing
|Tuesday||Møysalen national park provides a number of possibilities. You may find it attractive to traverse from Ingelsfjord to Loknafjord.
Great walk, but can be demanding. Several good routes.
|After the trekking, the yacht takes you toStokmarknes on the island Hadseløya
1,5 hours sailing
|Wednesday||Hadseløya offers great walks, not so demanding after previous days challenges. Go for a route in the area around the city or traverse the island and let the yacht pick you up in Melbu.
1-4 hours in easy terrain.
|A longer but beautiful leg taking you to the south-west of Austvågøya.
Drop point Lyngvær
5 hour sailing
|Thursday||Traverse over to the east cost of the island.
Provides several great routes in moderate terrain
From 4 to 7 hours
|Pick-up and stop in Hopen
(alternatively Henningsvær or Kabelvåg)
|Friday||Vågakallen (943 – for those who still have some strength left) or Småtindan for those who wants a more relaxing end.||Return to Svolvær in the afternoon
1 hour sailing
And a pub round perhaps?
|Saturday||Svolværgeita or Fløya (590m)
This is an optional tour for those of you that aren’t filled up with impressions after the week of trek & sail