4 days in Lofoten Islands, Sortland & Harstad Itinerary

4 days in Lofoten Islands, Sortland & Harstad Itinerary

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Svolvaer
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Sortland
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Harstad
— 1 night
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Henningsvaer
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Nusfjord
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Reine, Moskenesoy
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Ballstad, Vestvagoy
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Leknes, Vestvagoy
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Svolvaer

The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Northern Norway Art Centre and then see the interesting displays at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Svolvaer holiday maker tool.

Harstad to Svolvaer is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in March, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sortland.
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Sortland

Sortland is a town and municipality in Nordland county, Norway. To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sortland online day trip planner.

You can drive from Svolvaer to Sortland in 2 hours. In March in Sortland, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. You will leave for Harstad on the 17th (Fri).
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Harstad — 1 night

Harstad is the second-most populated municipality in Troms county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): let little ones run wild at Generalhagen and then pause for some serene contemplation at Trondenes Church.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Harstad trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Sortland to Harstad in 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Harstad when traveling from Sortland in March, with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Henningsvaer.
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Henningsvaer

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Henningsvaer online travel planner.

Drive from Harstad to Henningsvaer in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Harstad in March, Henningsvaer is a bit warmer at night with lows of -1°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel to Nusfjord.
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Nusfjord — 1 night

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You can drive from Henningsvaer to Nusfjord in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in March, and nighttime lows around -3°C. You'll set off for Reine on the 19th (Sun).
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Reine, Moskenesoy — 1 day

The locals came to Reine to catch cod; visitors come to catch the views.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through Bunes Beach and then trek along Reinebringen.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Reine trip planning tool.

You can drive from Nusfjord to Reine in an hour. In March in Reine, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Ballstad.
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Ballstad, Vestvagoy — 1 night

Ballstad is a village in the municipality of Vestvågøy in Nordland county, Norway. To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ballstad trip builder.

You can drive from Reine to Ballstad in 1.5 hours. Another option is to travel. March in Ballstad sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. On the 20th (Mon), you'll travel to Leknes.
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Leknes, Vestvagoy — 1 day

Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): look for gifts at Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS, enjoy the sand and surf at Haukland Beach, and then take an in-depth tour of Lofotr Viking Museum.

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Leknes is very close to Ballstad. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.
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