WELCOME TO LOFOTEN

Lofoten is an archipelago and a traditional district in the county of Nordland, Norway. Lofoten is known for a distinctive scenery with dramatic mountains and peaks, open sea and sheltered bays, beaches and untouched lands.

We want your stay in Lofoten to be best possible and that you can truly enjoy your time here! There are plenty of cool things to do!

The activities are for example hiking, kayaking and traditional fishing trips – or a fresh trip by rib to the famous Trollfjorden! Our partner XXLofoten offers quality adventures that you will never forget. Book your activities here.
Welcome to explore Lofoten!

HOW TO GET TO THE LOFOTEN ISLANDS

It is easy to travel to Lofoten. See route map for Norwegian and SAS. Some typical routes to get to Svolvær in Lofoten from Oslo:

TRAVEL EASY WITH THE AIRPORT BUS

Travel easily and comfortably with Flybussen Lofoten from Harstad/Narvik Airport Evenes to Lofoten. The bus stops right next to the main entrance to the airport terminal and takes you to the center of Svolvær in 2 hours and 45 minutes.

The routes are adapted to the flights to and from Harstad/Narvik Airport and cover most arrivals and departures to and from the airport.

Flybussen Lofoten has daily departures between Kabelvåg-Svolvær and Evenes. In the center of Svolvær, the bus stops outside or within walking distance to many of Svolvær's hotels including; Scandic Vestfjord, Thon Hotel Lofoten, Fast Hotel Svolvær, Scandic Svolvær, Anker Brygge, Lofoten Suite Hotel, Svinøya Rorbuer, Fast Hotel Lofoten and Fast Hotel Marina.

CARRIERS AND ROUTE ALTERNATIVES

SAS / Norwegian / Widerøe to Evenes. Rent a car or get on a public bus to Svolvær. It’s about 2,5 hours by car and the bus takes about 3 hours.

Widerøe offers daily direct flights Oslo (OSL) – Svolvær (SVJ)(Tue, Thu and Sun) or Leknes (LEK)(Mon, Wed and Fri). Taxi from the airport Svolvær to the city centre (5 minutes’ drive) or Henningsvær (30 minutes’ drive). Taxi, rental car or public bus from Leknes to Svolvær/Henningsvær (60 min drive).

SAS / Norwegian to Bodø, connecting flight to Svolvær with Widerøe. Taxi from Svolvær airport to the city centre (5 minutes’ drive) or Henningsvær (30 minutes drive)

SAS / Norwegian connecting flight to Leknes with Widerøe. Taxi, rental car or public bus from Leknes to Svolvær/Henningsvær (60min drive).

Get on the Express boat from Bodø to Svolvær (takes half the time of the coastal ferry Hurtigruten).

Get on the coastal ferry Hurtigruten (small cruise ship). Departs from Bodø 15:00 and arrives at Svolvær 21:00 every day.

Get on the coastal ferry Hurtigruten (small cruise ship) late evening from 23:45 departure Tromsø 01:30 and arrive Svolvær 18:00 every day.

Take the train NSB to Bodø and combine the journey with with a lovely ride with Hurtigruten (departs Bodø 15:00 every day) or Express boat from Bodø to Svolvær.

Take the train Svenska Jernbanen to Narvik and combine the journey with public bus or rental car to Svolvær. In summer (from 1st of June) you can travel by Boat Safari from Narvik to Svolvær via the famous Trollfjorden.

HOW TO GET AROUND IN LOFOTEN

For sightseeing the best way to get around is either by bike or to get a rental car. You can easily have one or two basecamps and see all of Lofoten from there. It’s about a two and a half hours drive from Svolvær to Å, where the road ends at the tip of the island Moskenes.

Plan your stay

ACCOMMODATION


Lofoten is a very popular destination and for the last couple of years we have experienced that everything is booked, especially from June until August. But, don’t worry, we have made sure that there will be rooms available for all of The Arctic Triple races. What is a “rorbu”? A “rorbu” is a Norwegian traditional type of seasonal house used by fishermen, normally located in a fishing village. The buildings are built on land, but with the one end on poles in the water, allowing easy access to vessels. The style and term is used along the coast of Western Norway and Northern Norway, and is most common on Lofoten and northwards to eastern Finnmark.

ACTIVITY BOOKING

We want your stay in Lofoten to be best possible and that you can truly enjoy your time here! There are plenty of cool things to do!

The activities are for example hiking, kayaking and traditional fishing trips – or a fresh trip by rib to the famous Trollfjorden! Our partner XXLofoten offers quality adventures that you will never forget. Book your activities here.
Welcome to explore Lofoten!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ

The Arctic Triple races are made in and by local resources in Lofoten. 100% Lofoten. It is a core value for us to keep the races authentic. When you show up for any of the races in the triple there will be no doubt about where you are. Not only will the scenery be spectacular, but you will meet the people and culture of Lofoten. We’re on a mission to keep it real and natural!

There will be some variations between the races, but some elements will always be the same:
All races will include 100 % support from The Arctic Triple Crew. None of the races will be open for external support. This regulation is based on two important values for The Arctic Triple. We want to make sure that the races are eco-friendly and we put safety first.

The bonus for the athletes is that they will know that the race they take part in care and take responsibility for the environment. In addition it is much cheaper than having to get your own support crew! For many it is also a challenge to even get a support crew – here you can show up and we’ll have it all set for you. The athletes can focus on what really matters – the race.

Everyone that finish a race will off course get a finisher T-shirt. We’ll also include one or two meals in the entry fees (before and after the race) – and it will be great food!
Not to forget – there will be GPS tracking on all races with live tracking!

We want everyone coming to have a great race, but also that the days around will be a good experience.

The award winning company XXLofoten took the initiative for The Arctic Triple. They have been very successful in Lofoten for years with their events for especially the business market. For some time they had noticed how the market for adventure races had grown all over the world and knowing what a spectacular arena Lofoten is – they just made the jump and went all in to make sure races like these in Lofoten would be made in and by local resources. We strongly believe that the local commitment will be what makes these races last for years and become epic events for anyone taking part – both as athletes and supporters. Not to forget being in The Arctic Triple Crew!

Lofoten is a very popular destination and for the last couple of years we have experienced that everything is booked, especially from June until August. Because of that fact we have made sure that there will be rooms available for all of the races in The Arctic Triple.

When you complete your enrollment for The Arctic Triple – Lofoten Triathlon you will be given a reference code. Using this reference you can book your stay in Svolvær. The booking is part of our enrollment system and you will get all the info you need to complete the process when you enroll.

Note! You can also book accommodation for your accompanied supporters so that they get a good deal on their stay in Lofoten too.

See list of other options on under “where to stay” on this page.

The easiest route is to fly to Oslo or Trondheim. Then you get a connecting flight to Bodø. In Bodø you can fly directly to Svolvær airport (Helle) which is a 5 minute drive from the city center. Norwegian usually has some good deals on air tickets from Oslo/Trondheim to Bodø. From Bodø you have to use Widerøe.

www.norwegian.no
www.sas.no
www.wideroe.no

We recommend flying to either Trondheim or Bodø and then jump on the Hurtigruten (coastal ferry). It’s only a 10 min drive from the airport to where the Hurtigruten leaves from Bodø.

Arriving by boat to Lofoten is nothing but the perfect arrival.. So if you have the time – get on board! It takes about 6 hours from Bodø and about 1,5 days from Trondheim.

Note! If you don’t make it to the Hurtigruten, which leaves Bodø early afternoon, you can get on the speed boat that leaves a little later in the afternoon. This boat takes half the time and follows the coastline from Bodø to Svolvær. A very nice tour!

www.hurtigruten.no
www.torghatten.no

We’ll always recommend anyone coming to Lofoten for the first time to spend at least a week – and even better – two weeks. Depends on how much you’d like to do.

If you like the outdoors Lofoten is just an endless adventure.. Hiking, climbing, kayaking, horseback riding, biking, surfing, fishing, Sea eagle safaries and so on.
If you are into arts Lofoten is famous for it’s attraction to artist and there are many galleries and art shops around. You could spend a whole day in Henningsvær just wandering around small shops, galleries and get good coffee and enjoy the best cinnamon buns ever at the famous café named Lysstøperiet.

If you join a race – arrive the weekend before to enjoy the Lofoten islands, or stay a few of days after.

www.lofoten.info
www.visitnorway.com

The Arctic Triple has a strong focus on the environment. We are lucky to be able to do these races in the amazing and wild nature of the Lofoten islands, and for this to continue we need to take care. That’s exactly what we are planning to do.

We want to do everything we can to make the most environmentally friendly races in the world – and having hundreds of support cars on the roads just does not sound right. So we’ll do all the support for the races. Big job on us.. We’re up for it! You save time, money and effort – we all save the environment. The bonus is also that it will be safer for all of us without all the support cars trying to find a parking spot on our narrow roads.

The temperature is usually somewhere between 10 and 20 degrees celcius in summer. However, be prepared in the mountains that during bad weather it might drop closer to zero. On good days the temperature can be between 20 and 28 degrees. The water temperature for the triathlon will be 14-16 degrees.

In winter the average temperature is -1 celcius. Thanks to the gulf stream for mild winters!

THE ARCTIC TRIPLE - AN ECO FRIENDLY TRIPLE!

The Arctic Triple has a strong focus on the environment. We want to do everything we can to make the most environmentally friendly races in the world – and having hundreds of support cars on the roads just does not sound right.

So we’ll do all the support for the races. You save time and money – we all save the environment. The bonus is also that it will be safer for all of us without all the support cars trying to find a parking spot on our narrow roads.
We are lucky to be able to do The Arctic Triple in the amazing and wild nature of the Lofoten islands, and for this to continue we need to take care.

It is under no circumstances allowed to throw any trash along the different routes of The Arctic Triple.
Leave nothing but a “Thank you” behind…

Welcome to The Arctic Triple!

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