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Help: route Tromso-Lofoten in one day

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Help: route Tromso-Lofoten in one day

Hi TA members,

I'm planning on visiting Norway this summer and need some help on the itinerary:

Day 1: Oslo(arrive in the morning), sleep in Oslo

Day 2: Oslo-Bergen (Norway in a nutshell),sleep in Bergen.

Day 3: Fly to Tromso(4pm-6pm),sleep in Tromso

Day 4: Rent a car (Tromso-Bodo).Drive the scenic route Tromso-Lofoten (using the ferries Brensholmen-Botnhamn and Gryllefjord-Andenes).Sleep in Andenes.

Day 5: Explore Lofoton

Day 6: Explore Lofoton

Day 7: Explore Lofoton

Day 8: Explore Lofoton

Day 9: Ferry Moskenes-Bodo,return the car.Fly to Helsinki.

The route from Tromso to Lofoten is complicated... Is it possible to finish it in only ONE day ?Should I spend 2 days to fix the ferry? Thank you!!!

Edited: 6:19 am, June 02, 2014
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1. Re: Help: route Tromso-Lofoten in one day

If you rent a car in Tromso and return it to Bodo you will pay a very high one way charge. I would suggest you take the express boat from Tromso to Harstad, and rent from there. It's about three hours drive into the centre of Lofoten from Harstad. Return the car to Harstad and fly to Helsinki from Evenes (Harstad / Narvik) airport via Oslo.

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2. Re: Help: route Tromso-Lofoten in one day

The one-way charge for Tromsø-Bodø for a small car seems to be around 3000NOK. IMO affordable and worth it for a nice driving trip without backtracking.

The north-west coast of Senja has great scenery, I would recommend that you spend at least 2 days on the drive Tromsø-Lofoten and stay overnight here: http://www.hamnisenja.no/

Tromso, Norway
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3. Re: Help: route Tromso-Lofoten in one day

I think you should do this one...

Day 1: Explore Oslo

Day 2: Train to Myrdal, then NiN via Flåm and fast ferry to Bergen

Day 3: Bergen

Day 4: Fly Bergen - Trondheim - Bodø with http://www.wideroe.no and take http://hurtigruten.com to Svolvær

Day 5: Rent a car and drive south to Å, via Henningsvær

Check http://www.lofoten.info and http://www.reinefjorden.no and http://www.lofotr.no

Day 6: Drive Å - Svolvær - ferry to Vesterålen - and north to Andenes

Day 7: Do http://www.whalesafari.com and take ferry to Gryllefjord and stop for a night at http://www.hamnisenja.no

Day 8: Drive via Bergsfjord (diving board) - Tungenes view - Ersfjord beach - Senjahopen - ferry Botnhamn to Brensholmen - Sommarøy - Kattfjord - Tromsø

Day 9: Make a deal with rental company for sending car at Hurtigruten to Svolvær, and fly out directly to Helsinki with Finnair, or via Stockholm with http://flysas.no

Enjoy and drive safe..;)

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