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> Lofoten in 4 days / budget terms possible?
nikos
post Apr 27 2009, 11:03 AM
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Hi there!
I'm trying to see a glimpse of Lofoten islands in 3-4 days, this July, independently, hoping to get by in some how lower budget costs.
With first look it seems not really easy.
I have concluded how to get to Bodo by train and that's all I have till now- this should be a convinient exit point to Lofoten.
Could you suggest a few ideas on how to get a good experience of the islands, perhaps by taking the ferry to which port(s), or some bus rides also to cities / villages/ nature sites ... which don't need a great deal of money to get to and around...
The prices I find for organised excursions seem too expensive, so I try to do it on my own- if possible, of course.
Any ideas could be great!
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starlagurl
post Apr 27 2009, 12:20 PM
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Try reading this:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g612444...-Vacations.html

or this:

http://wikitravel.org/en/Lofoten



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nikos
post Apr 27 2009, 04:02 PM
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Thanks for the links, I had already spottted them.
Best if it could be possible to choose a couple of places as bases and make some nice bus rides around. Some hikes could be perfect, too, and some spots with good views and photo oportunities.
I understand that bus transport around the islands is not dense.
But I hope someone could know / have used an itinerary which permits some descent and low key sightseeing of beautiful parts of the islands.
Many thanks for your tips - I'm looking forward for more!
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post Apr 28 2009, 09:32 AM
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Have you thought about reading some TP blogs?

There are 8 about Lofoten here:

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-city/...foten/tpod.html


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post Nov 11 2011, 08:21 AM
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Hi Nikos, I went to Lofoten in March this year and got around with public transport/buses. I based myself in Svolvaer for 10 days and even though the weather was bad then I was still able to get around the area. There is a small bus company in Kabelvag who do tours and do pick ups in Svolvaer called Bybus. I did a good half day tour with them and they're quite reasonably priced. Of course you can get around with your own car hire but it is pricey for one person to hire a car. If you can find someone to share the cost then that will save you some money. There is a lot more information to help you out on this in my post on the Northern Lights in Norway in this forum. You can also have a look at my blog on travel pod called The snowy but stunning Lofoten Islands.
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