In order to give you a good idea of the cost of living when you arrive, here are a few examples of prices of services commonly used by travellers (for further details see “Practical Information”)
The prices given here are the averages in 2013. Prices for accommodation other than hotels may be cheaper out of season. These prices are for the high season (from 15 May to 15 August).

Accommodation (price/night): Average price Nok  Average price in *
Hotel double room 1500 NOK 200 €
Rorbu 2 places (small hut)  800 NOK  107 €
Rorbu 4 places (small hut)  1200 NOK  160 €
2 places Homestays  600 NOK  80 €
2 person (tent Camping) 140 NOK 17,50€

* price rounded off, based on the exchange rate on 05/04/13 (€1 = 7.43NOK)

Food and beverages: Average price Nok  Average price in *
Meal in a decent restaurant (one dish) 200 NOK/person 26 €
Snack (sandwich + fries)  90 NOK/person  12 €
Picnic (do it yourself) 50 NOK/person  7 €
Beer in a bar (50cl)
65/70 NOK  8/9 €
Simple Espresso - Cappuccino 25 NOK - 36 NOK 3,40€ - 5€

* price rounded off, based on the exchange rate on 05/04/13 (€1 = 7.43NOK)

Transport: Average price Nok  Average price in *
Public bus Leknes/A( i Lofoten (center >South island) 100 NOK/person 13 €
Public bus Leknes/Svolvaer (center >North island) 150 NOK/person 20 €
1L/petrol pump price** 15,13 NOK 2 €
1L/diesel pump price** 14,05 NOK 1,89 €
Taxi Do not even think about!  

* price rounded off, based on the exchange rate on 05/04/13 (€1 = 7.43NOK)
** pump price in Leknes on 04/02/13

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