All roads lead to FURU - literally! It's true, as we are in the heart of Lofoten and directly located on the only road (E10) that connects the islands.
FURU Hostel & Café is conveniently located between Leknes and Svolvær and easily accessible by bus, train, car, plane, boat, bike or foot. Whatever you choose, we are ready to help you plan your arrival in advance. Just hit us up via email or phone and we will support you along the way to find the right transportation.
If you want see what you can do on the islands and where, check out our adventure map.
By local bus →
Take the bus line 300 or 18-741 that runs between Leknes and Svolvær, and ask the bus driver to stop at FURU Hostel in Knutstad.
You can check all bus routes and schedules here.
By car →
FURU Hostel is located right on the E10, approximately 25 minutes from Leknes and 45 minutes from Svolvær. Just type in our address or name into Google Maps and you will find us easily. Free parking is available on site.
Check out our rental car offers! We have two wonderful, old adventure wagons ready for you - almost half the price of normal rental car prices. These beauties are rented out fast, so don't wait too long to book. ;)
By train →
Take the train to Trondheim and further to Bødo. In Bodø, change to the ferry that takes you to Moskenes or the express boat to Svolvær. Further you can also choose to take the Hurtigruten to Stamsund or Svolvær.
From the harbor, take the local bus to the hostel as described above.
From the rest of Europe
Hop on a train to Copenhagen and follow the route described above.
Alternatively, you can take a ferry from Kiel, Germany to Oslo, Norway and then continue by train as described above.
Road trips →
The pure driving time from Oslo to Lofoten is over 24 hours, so plan for two or three solid days in the car. It’s a beautiful journey though and you could fill at least a week – or even a month – with activities along the way.
Popular routes are from Bergen along the coast up to Bodø, or from Oslo through central Norway towards the coast and up to Bodø. From Bodø, you would take the ferry over to Moskenes, Lofoten.
Alternatively, you can drive a bit further than Bodø and drive onto a ferry in Skutvik (to Svolvær) or Bognes (to Lødingen). Please check the timetables for these routes as some only are operational in the summer time.
If you’re starting in Sweden or want to avoid the roads in Norway, take the highway north towards Kiruna and continue through Abisko and Narvik. From Narvik, take the main highway E10 into Lofoten.
You could also cross the border earlier and aim for the harbors at Bodø, Skutvik or Bognes as described above.
By plane →
The only airline that flies to the two local airports in Lofoten (Leknes Airport and Svolvær Airport) is Widerøe. These flights tend to be a bit more expensive but sometimes you can catch a good offer or just go for it as it's more convenient and faster to get here.
SAS and NORWEGIAN offer regularly affordable flight tickets to Bodø Airport or Harstad/Narvik Airport, Evenes. Alternatively FINNAIR also flies directly from Helsinki to Bodø, or you can choose to fly first to Tromsø and then south to Lofoten.
When arriving at Bodø Airport, you can fly further with Widerøe as described above or take the ferry over to Moskenes or Svolvær.
From Harstad/Narvik Airport, Evenes, you will need to take the local bus 300 to Leknes. Please remember to check the flight arrival and departure times and compare these with the bus schedule, as they do not always match up.
By bike or foot →
We want to support you to get here without any motorized help and offer special rates for those of you on epic missions by foot or pedal. We have a dry-room and laundry service to make sure you are dried, have fresh clothes and are fed before you continue your adventurous journey. Share your story with us beforehand or on arrival and we will reward you with 10% off your stay with us.
By bike, it’s a short 3468km ride from Picadilly station in London; 2742km from Alexanderplatz in Berlin; 2300km from Copenhagen, 1860km from Oslo, 1750km from Stockholm and from Helsinki you can get here just under 1600km! What an epic adventure it could be...
The roads in Lofoten are easy to ride on, but be aware that the roads can be a bit crowded in July and August.
As a hitchhiker, you won’t have to wait long to be picked up. The locals are super friendly, and you can get around the island in no time by holding up your thumb.
You can also hike through the islands and from Narvik to Å. Plan roughly 2-3 weeks to walk the 350km.