Hike by the best beach in Europe

Hike by the best beach in Europe

Chalky white sand, iridescent green fields and turquoise seas beneath the wild mountains of the Lofoten Islands.  Come on a hike, and enjoy the spectacular views.
Hauklandstranda, large white beaches and green fields in Lofoten. Photo: Bård Løken, www.nordnorge.com

About the excursion

The route is mostly along an old forest path and good gravel paths, although there are a few short sections on the way down that are slightly more challenging.  Wear comfortable shoes and warm clothes, and bring something to drink.

Direction: Southbound

Disembarkation port: Svolvær

Embarkation port: Stamsund

Time: 18:40 – 22:20

Meal: None

Level: 2 (Read more)

Season: Summer (1 May - 30 Sep)

Min/max persons: 4 – 45

Booking reference: SVJS8

Price: from £ 88 per person 

Hauklandstranda , an enormous white beach in Lofoten, in the sunset.Photo: Sonia Arrepia, visitnorway.com

This trip takes you to two of the best beaches in the Lofoten Islands: Hauklandstranda, which has been named Europe's best beach by Lonely Planet, and Uttakleiva, which many people think is the most romantic beach i Norway because of its combination of fine sand and large rocks.

The beaches are at the far edge of the sea in tiny villages with just a handful of inhabitants. The bus trip goes through the beautiful Lofoten countryside, and you can get out and walk across a low mountain pass between the two beaches.  There are spectacular views in all directions, with plenty of opportunity to take snaps of some of Norway’s most photographed beaches. 

The white chalky sands and tempting turquoise sea might make you think you were in the Caribbean, but the proximity of the Arctic Ocean means that only really hardy souls can endure the water temperature.

A smiling woman at Hauklandstranda beach in Lofoten. Photo: Nils Erik Bjørholt, visitnorway.com

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