Who are we

How it all started...

The Hiking-Lofoten site was originally created by two mountain guides who had worked in the Lofoten Islands for years. The site was then considerably enriched by both professional hikers and ordinary travellers with a passion for the islands.


The idea came from the fact that even though the Lofoten Islands are an endless source of fantastic hikes, the maps currently available in the shops are often limited to a base map which, while there is nothing essentially wrong with it, has had a lot of tracks superimposed that are not only lacking but often misleading.


Rando Lofoten set out to fill in the gaps left by the overwhelming lack of information.


All the participants in the site are volunteers and work on developing the Hiking-Lofoten site in their spare time, their only motivation being to share their knowledge and fascination for the islands.

 

Why this project?


The aim of R-L is to eventually provide everyone with accurate, complete maps of all the hiking trails in the archipelago. All the information available on the site (GPS tracks, type of landscape for hiking, descriptions, general information) is checked and frequently updated. It is a huge task, despite the archipelago being relatively small (160km long, 15km wide on average)!


We already have over 80 hikes available on the site after being in existence for four years now. We hope to achieve our objective by late 2017…

 

The people behind Hiking-Lofoten


David Souyris: A qualified French Mountain Guide who has worked in the Lofoten Islands since 2002 for French and foreign tour operators specialising in hiking.
Magdalena Brede: Norwegian Mountain Guide. Has accompanied groups to the Lofoten Islands and throughout Norway since 2006 on behalf of French tour operators.

 

Terms of use

 

This site is published by Exploranor SARL, a limited liability company with registered capital € 15,000, listed on the Montpellier Commercial Register as number 752 436 246 and registered offices at 69 rue de l'Aiguillerie, 34000 Montpellier, France. Intra-community VAT No. FR22 752436246.

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Boat Shuttle

Reine/Vindstad/Kjerkfjord

forsfjord vindstad

If you want to go from Forsfjord power station to Vindstad (or vice versa), and you don’t want to rely on the boat shuttle MS Fjordkyss, it is now possible to do it by foot.

We provide GPX track, map and the description (in french only) for the section connecting Vindstad to Forsfjord. This new possibility is particularly interesting for hikers engaged in the great crossing of the Lofoten Islands trek.

Our tips

Where to sleep, eat, drink and more in the Lofoten Islands

As we are not a tourist office, we will only publish recommandations for places we think are hikers and backpackers friendly and that we have tested AND appreciated. This section will get more stuff as we go along.

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Lofoten Webcams

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North of the islands

Laukvik - Austvågøya
Svolvær
Kabelvåg - Austvågøya
Henningsvær - Austvågøya

Center of the islands

Gimsøya
Urda: E10 Gimsøybrua

Ville de Leknes

Kongsmarka - Vestvågøya

South of the islands

E10 Kåkernbrua - Moskenesøya
 
 

Latest news

 Visitor statistics

161,424 users, 24,000 subscribers and over 1,500,000 pages viewed in 2018!

To find out more about all the Rando-Lofoten visitor statistics with accurate data from Google Analytics, click here

 Increasingly accurate maps!

The Day Walks section has been improved thanks to the work of Frank Ingermann and the fantastic vector map background of Norgeskart.no (Norwegian Mapping Authority - Karverket). Hiking-Lofoten offers hiking guides that are getting ever more accurate and professional. Come and find out about them!

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Download the official Lofoten Islands maps

Lofoten Islands maps, scale 1:50 000 (UMT33)  download them for free on hiking-lofoten!Maps from the Norwegian National Institute of Cartography (Kartverket) are available in high definition (Tiff) on a set of ten maps.  Essential to prepare your hikes in the Lofoten Islands...

Lofoten maps

Northern lights forecast

Discover aurora forecast for Lofoten islands, thanks to NOAA POES satelitte from the "National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration"

GPS routes

  • The GPS hiking routes are finally available as free downloads from the Hikes section!
  • Discover eight new routes in the Lofoten Islands with detailed Topos from Rando-Lofoten.

Day Length in the Lofoten

The Lofoten archipelago is located above the Arctic Circle, the result of this situation is a period of permanent days in summer and at the opposite a period of permanent night in winter (polar night).

To organize properly your trips and expedition in this region, it is important to take this phenomenon into account due to the high latitude. Discover our sunset/sunrise calendar

Copyright

Any representation whether total or partial of this site or content (general structure, texts, sound, logos, images whether animated or otherwise), by any method whatsoever, without the authors express prior approval is prohibited and constitutes infringement sanctioned by the Intellectual Property Code. The GPX tracks that can be downloaded on this website, bellong to hiking-lofoten and is for a private use only (not for commercial use). In order to reproduce the tracks in any form or on any medium (paper, digital, website, etc.), we ask you to mention the following (under or on the map): GPX track © hiking-lofoten.net