Harstad

Travel by plane

Travelling to Harstad in Northern Norway is quite easy by plane. The airport that lies closest to Harstad is Harstad/Narvik Evenes airport. It is located around 40 kilometers from Harstad and 75 kilometers from Narvik. Widerøe, Norwegian and SAS fly to Harstad from Andenes, Bodø, Tromsø, Bergen, Oslo, Sandefjord and Trondheim. Visit AviNor’s website for information about all the arrivals and departures from Harstad/Narvik Evenes airport.

There is a bus that goes daily between the airport and Harstad which will make your travel from the airport to Harstad an easy and accessible one. The trip in itself is beautiful – you’ll be driving through the beautiful Northern Norwegian landscape on your way there.

Timetable for the bus that goes to and from the airport can be found on Flybussen’s website. Tickets are bought either on the bus or online. Remember that children, students and seniors get a discount.

There are many boats that make their way into the docks of Harstad on a daily basis.

Local ferries, express boats and the famous Hurtigruten all have stops at the port in the Harstad region.
The local ferries connect between:
Stornes and Grytøya (Stornes lies 8 kilometers from Harstad)
Stangnes and Sørrollnes, with connections to Ibestad and Rolla (Stangnes lies 5 kilometers from Harstad)
Refsnes and Flesnes, with connections to Sortland and the rest of Vesterålen (Refsnes lies 35 kilometers from Harstad)
Lødingen and Bognes (Lødingen lies 100 kilometers from Harstad)

There are 2 express boat routes that depart from Harstad:
Harstad – Tromsø. The express boat on this route has ports at Harstad, Engenes, Brøstadbotn, Finnsnes and Tromsø
Harstad – Southern Senja. The express boat on this route has ports at Harstad, Flakstadsvåg, Skrolsvik, Krøttøy, Bjarkøy, Sandsøy, Lundenes and Kjøtta.

By ferry and express boat
There are many boats that make their way into the docks of Harstad on a daily basis. Local ferries, express boats and the famous Hurtigruten all have stops at the port in the Harstad region.

Ship location in Harstad

You will get more information about where to find the ship, when we are getting closer to arrival day.

Reine

Travel by plane

Widerøe offers 6 weekly direct flights from Oslo airport Gardermoen to Lofoten. See timetable for Lofoten and Vesterålen. Widerøe also offers several flights daily from Bodø (BOO) and Tromsø to Svolvær (SVJ) and Leknes (LKN). A few times a week Widerøe flies between Bodø and Røst (RET), they also have flights between Røst and Leknes / Svolvær. For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.wideroe.no.

Travel by car

It takes about 1,5 hours to drive from Lofoten to Reine.
You also take a Ferry from Bodø to Mosknes and drive to Reine. This takes about 30 minutes.

Ship location in Reine

You will get more information about where to find the ship, when we are getting closer to arrival day.

July 15-18 2020 Ocean sailing

Join this trip to experience a ocean sailing through the seas around the spectacular Lofoten . From our point of departure some 170 kilometres above the Arctic Circle we head south to the breathtakingly beautiful village of Reine. Arrive a day early to explore Harstad, gateway to Vesterålen and Lofoten.

DEPARTURE Harstad 15. 07. 2020 16:00
ARRIVAL Reine 18. 07. 2020 09:00
INCLUDED
Meals
NOT INCLUDED  Flights and transfers from and to the ship, drinks on board (available for local prices onboard), field trips, other personal expenses.

Wylde Swan sold out!

This stage takes you from Harstad, on the tip of Norway’s largest island, Hinnøya, to the breathtakingly beautiful village of Reine with its fishermen’s huts dotting the shoreline and surrounding granite peaks rising out of Reinefjorden.

And why not arrive a day before departure to explore Harstad. Known as the cultural capital of Northern Norway and a coastal gourmet city, Harstad bustles with restaurants, festivals and cultural events, especially during the summer when everything is fuelled by the midnight sun.  It is also a perfect jumping-off point for exploring the wonders of the spectacular Lofoten islands, with their giant cod, jagged mountains, white sandy beaches and large artistic community attracted by the unique polar light and Midnight Sun.

If arrive a day early you can:

After departure, you can settle into the unique rhythm of life at sea with your co-sailor colleagues, as we cruise through the seas around the world’s northernmost inhabited archipelago.

The voyage ends at Reine, a picturesque fishing village on the island of Moskenesøya. Situated on the E10, the scenic route across Lofoten and surrounded by a breathtaking backdrop of granite peaks, Reine is reputed to be the most beautiful village in Norway.

In Reine you can visit Reine Culture Centre.

Reine Culture Centre is located in Reine, the heart of Lofoten. The former Reine School is converted into a center for a variety of cultural expressions to present art and travel memories from Northern Norway and Norway in general.
Our gallery presenting a permanent collection of the works of artists two of our famous artists from the Northern Norway, Eva Harr and Karl Erik Harr. In conjunction with the gallery, we have a design and souvenir outlet where we present and sell the art of Eva Harr, travel memories and clothing.

The Culture Center is hosting the tourist information in the region and have a small café.
Welcome to our gallery and experience the cozy atmosphere while enjoying our gallery and store.

Children under 16 years old NOK 25,- per person

Adult NOK 50,- per person

We also reccoment a walk up the Reinebringen. The trip takes aproximatly 1 hour, and its 448m above sealevel.

Reinebringen is located immediately west of the village or Reine, with the stairway beginning on the western side of Ramsvik tunnel, along the old road.

You will get a spectacular view over Lofoten when entering the top of Reinebringen.

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