Scheduled bus services
You can travel to Lofoten on the daily regional bus service from Narvik all the way out to Å. Go here to learn more. The Lofoten express bus follows the E10 highway and stops en route including Svolvær and Leknes.
There is a daily departure from Bodø, which corresponds with the bus from Narvik in Lødingen. You can easily check the timetables by using this travel planner: www.reisnordland.com The (Nordland County Council’s service for timetable and travel information in Norwegian and English)
Sightseeing bus tours
Self-guided round trip by Arctic Route bus and Hurtigruten ship into Trollfjord from Lofoten
Local bus routes in Lofoten
There are bus connections to many different parts of Lofoten. Travelling by public transport requires some planning, so check the timetables carefully. Use the Travel Planner: www.reisnordland.com.
Airport Express Bus:
This bus is discontinued from 21 August 2023 onwards until another company replaces the service.
From the airports at Leknes, Svolvær, Værøy and Røst it is necessary to use taxis, because there are no buses passing.
It can be an advantage to pre book your taxi prior to departure or arrival.
Taxi Svolvær airport, Helle og Leknes airport: 0047 07550.
Taxi Værøy Heliport: 0047 90 21 77 77
Taxi Røst airport: 00 47 90 57 73 00
Train to Lofoten?
It is not possible to travel to Lofoten by train, but you may travel to Bodø and Narvik.
Train Oslo – Trondheim – Fauske – Bodø: www.vy.no
Bus Bodø – Fauske – Svolvær: www.reisnordland.com
Ferries to Lofoten: www.torghatten-nord.no
A train service operates between Norway (Narvik) and Sweden (Kiruna) on the Ofoten Line, operated by the Swedish company SJ. For timetable information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.sj.se
Narvik – Lofoten: www.reisnordland.com