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I'm Bear and my wife is Rue. We are from Australia and had planned a bicycle tour of the Lofotens starting next month July 12th for 6 weeks. We have spent the last year planning this trip and organizing our gear. I have sustained an overuse injury to my pelvic region that looks like it will stop me from riding my bike for some time. We are devastated and believed our trip was not going to happen and all our prepaid expenses would be lost, However we thought we might salvage the trip and do as much as we can by foot hiking. My injury does not seemed to be bothered by walking and hiking just no kicking, running, jumping, or cycling. So we have taken what gear is appropriate from our supplies and started hiking locally to see how my pelvis holds up. So far so good. We are roughly 5 weeks out from leaving. We fly in and out of Tromso so need to start and finish there. We are very experienced campers, and cyclists but not so with hiking. This will be a trial for the both of us in our late 50's. We are confused by the ferry schedules and wondering if there is regular ferry service from Tromso south? I see Tromso to Senja but I am confused on the Hurtigruten's site which looks like a cruise liner not a ferry. We would not be looking at luxury cruises or hotels but looking for transportation from Tromso and to Tromso at the end of our holiday. I read on another forum that there might be a ferry service to and from Svolvær to Tromso. Is this the case? Any suggestions would be appreciated as we are trying to salvage our holiday.

Bear and Rue

Per google translate ;)

Je suis Bear et ma femme est Rue. Nous venons d'Australie et avions prévu un tour en vélo des Lofotens à partir du 12 juillet prochain pour 6 semaines. Nous avons passé la dernière année à planifier ce voyage et à organiser notre équipement. J'ai subi une blessure excessive à ma région pelvienne qui semble m'empêcher de faire du vélo pendant un certain temps. Nous sommes dévastés et croyions que notre voyage n'allait pas arriver et que toutes nos dépenses prépayées seraient perdues, cependant nous avons pensé que nous pourrions sauver le voyage et faire autant que nous pouvons par la marche pied. Ma blessure ne semble pas avoir été dérangée par la marche et la randonnée, il n'y a pas eu de coups de pied, de course, de saut ou de vélo. Nous avons donc pris quel équipement est approprié de nos approvisionnements et avons commencé à faire des randonnées sur place pour voir comment mon bassin résiste. Jusqu'ici tout va bien. Nous sommes à environ 5 semaines de départ. Nous volons à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur de Tromso donc il faut commencer et finir là. Nous sommes des campeurs très expérimentés, et des cyclistes mais pas avec la randonnée. Ce sera un procès pour nous deux dans la fin des années 50. Nous sommes confus par les horaires des traversiers et nous demandons s'il y a un service de traversier régulier de Tromso-Sud? Je vois Tromso à Senja mais je suis confus sur le site du Hurtigruten qui ressemble à un paquebot de croisière et non à un ferry. Nous ne serions pas à la recherche de croisières de luxe ou d'hôtels, mais à la recherche de transport de Tromso et à Tromso à la fin de nos vacances. J'ai lu sur un autre forum qu'il pourrait y avoir un service de ferry de et vers Svolvær à Tromso. Est-ce le cas? Toutes les suggestions seraient appréciées car nous essayons de sauver nos vacances.

Bear et Rue

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Sun Jun 3, 2018, 12:50 pm


As far as I know there is only the "Hurtigruten" which can take you from Tromso to the Lofoten by sea. It is not a ferry it look more like a cruise boat although some people still use it to go for one place to an other of the Norwegian cost. Still it is quite expansive and I will advise you to take the bus instead, it will be both quicker and cheaper. You can find all the bus connection on that site.

It is also important to know that most of the hikes on the Lofoten Islands are quite difficult, so if you are not use to walk in a mountainous terrain you should be particularly careful before engaging yourself in a long trek there.

Hope this can help you.

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Fri May 3, 2013, 5:06 am

Thank you,

Thank you for the link it will come in most helpful. We will be basically backpacking from town to town with limited backcountry hiking.

I just ordered the book from here too,, hopefully that gets to us in time


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