Ferry and express boat timetables to Lofoten
When you travel through Northern Norway, you are often reliant on boat transportation to reach all the gems along the way. You can travel to the Lofoten Islands by ferry or express boat from the north or south. In 2012 four new gas-powered ferries were stationed on the routes Bodø – Værøy – Røst – Moskenes and Bognes – Lødingen. This provides extra vehicle space and a comfortable voyage.
We recommend the “Reis” app when planning your trip. Download from App Store, or from Google Play. With the app, you can plan journeys and see departure times for public transport for the whole of Nordland. Logos below identifies the app.
There is more traffic in summer so it’s a good idea to order your tickets a minimum of one day in advance. Most routes have extra departures during the summer months. The routes are carried out by the companies Torghatten Nord and Boreal. Ferry routes and timetables has been phased out, and we recommend using the Torghatten website to find your routes. We have linked to main routes as per below.
The express boat service from Bodø to Svolvær is a fantastic way to travel to Lofoten – all year round. This scenic voyage takes you between islands and skerries along the coast and has several ports of call in both Hamarøy and Steigen. The express boat does not have a vehicle deck, but you may bring your bike. However, it’s a good idea to arrange this in advance. Order your tickets here. And if you plan on several boat/bus trips, consider buying the Travel Pass Nordland.
You can find the schedules for the express boat on the Reis Nordland website.
It is possible to take the local boat from Reine to either Vindstad or Kjerkfjorden to explore the north side of the Moskenes island. From Vindstad you can walk to the beautiful Bunes beach.
You can find the schedule for Reinefjorden timetable in Reis Nordland here. Choose “Nordre Nordland” in the menu.
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Are you going on a car holiday to Lofoten? We give you some good driving routes and tips for you who may be visiting Lofoten for the first time.