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LIAF 2019 TAKES PLACE IN SVOLVÆR, LOFOTEN FROM AUGUST 30 TO SEPTEMBER 29

Coastal Cruiser/Hurtigruten:

Leaves from Bodø Harbour every day at 15:00 and arrives Svolvær at 21:00
You can take the Coastal Cruiser all the way from Bergen, or from any of the harbours where the boat stops by.
From Bergen the Coastal Cruiser leaves every day at 20:00, and arrives Svolvær 4 days later.
See Hurtigruten for more info.

Express boat/Hurtigbåten:

Leaves Bodø Express Boat Harbour and reaches Svolvær 3,5 hours later.
The express boat goes from Bodø to Svolvær once a day at 18:00 and Sundays 19:00.
More info here.

Train

You can go by train from Oslo to Bodø. But no further, this is as far north as the Norwegian railroad goes. From Bodø you continue by air, or sea. Narvik is accessible by train via Sweden. From Narvik there is an express bus service to Lofoten (Lofotekspressen). Visit VY for more information.

Svolvær Airport, Helle:

Nearest airport, about 5,6km from Svolvær.
Fly via: Bodø Airport or Oslo Airport.
SAS, Norwegian, Widerøe.

From Svolvær Airport to the town:

Rent a car at the airport, see this link for companies and contact info.
Take a taxi to Svolvær (5,6 km from the airport/about 5 min by car).

Leknes Airport:

Fly via: Bodø Airport, Oslo Airport or Tromsø Airport.
SAS, Norwegian, Widerøe.

From Leknes Airport to Svolvær:

Rent a car at the airport (recommended). See this link for companies and contact info.
Go by bus, see 177nordland.no or call +47 177 for information about bus travels.

Harstad/Narvik lufthavn, Evenes:

About 3 hours by car from Svolvær.
Fly via: Oslo Airport or direct.
SAS, Norwegian, Widerøe.

From Evenes Airport:

Rent a car at the airport, see this link for more info.
See 177nordland.no or call +47 177 for information about bus travels.

Taxi: Nordland Taxi (+47 07550)

Search engine for connections:

We recommend trying Rome2rio as a useful tool to find a range of alternative routes, especially overland ones.

Places to stay in Svolvær:

Thon Hotell, Scandic Vestfjord Hotell, Lofoten Suite Hotel, Fast Hotel Lofoten, Scandic Svolvær, Svinøya Rorbuer, Villa Svolvær, Anker Brygge.

Tourist information:
Visit Lofoten