This is ESN Norway’s National Spring Event. Together with the Norwegian ESN sections, we will explore the breathtaking landscape of the Lofoten Islands with majestic mountains, deep fjords, historical fishing villages and long, scenic beaches. Expect amazing days with a lot of fun together with international and exchange students from different universities in Norway. The main base of the event will be in Å, the village with the shortest name, with great hiking opportunities as well as fishing and kayaking close by. You will not only experience the stunning scenery, which is often described as the most beautiful area of Norway, but also have the possibility to do fun adventure activities.
Do not miss what is most likely going to be the highlight of this semester! There is #NoWayLikeNorway!
Tour dates: 4 - 7 April
Duration: 4 days/3 nights
Price with ESNcard: 299 EUR
*With no ESNcard/Student Union card, you pay 5 Euro extra. Bring your ESNcard/Student Union card to the departure. If you like to get an ESNcard/Student Union card you should contact your ESN section.
Starting point: Bodø
• Bus transportation on the islands
• Ferry tickets Bodø – Moskenes - Bodø
• Accommodation 3 nights in hostel rooms and cabins for 4-8 persons, incl. cooking facilities, bedlinen and towel
• Guided tours
• Service from Scanbalt tour manager
• Boat cruise on Trollfjord (including fishing and lunch)
• Visit to Lofoten Stockfish Museum
• Meals (there are cooking facilities provided for your own cooking)
• Optional activities
PS! You have to book your travel to Bodø yourself!
Day 1 – 4th of April
We meet in Bodø and take a ferry to Lofoten, Moskenes (15:30-19:00). After arrival we drive to our camping site, where we spend the first evening. We stay in a village called Å, on the island Moskenes. Let's enjoy the views and get to know each other!
Day 2 – 5th of April
Full-day trip to some of the Lofoten Islands. We travel all the way to Svolvær, stopping in traditional fishing villages and scenic beaches, hearing stories of local lifestyle as well as the famous Vikings. In the afternoon, we take a boat cruise on stunning Trollfjord. During the boat cruise, there will be a possibility to try fishing, spot some sea-eagles and taste some local fish soup.
Day 3 – 6th of April
We start the day with a visit to Lofoten Stockfish Museum dedicated to Lofoten's most famous, thousand years old export. Made from the plentiful cod that spawn around Lofoten's shallow waters, stockfish is everywhere on the islands. The afternoon is free for optional activities – hiking and sea kayaking are some of the possible activities.
Day 4 – 7th of April
Early check out from the rooms and boarding the ferry back to Bodø (07:00 – 10:15), where we say our goodbyes.
For more information and booking, go to http://www.scanbaltexperience.com/esn-norway-lofoten