As you can see on the location map below, my house near Stamsund is located right in the middle of Lofoten and therefor is a perfect base for exploring the whole archipelago. It takes only one hour by car to get either to Å at the west end or to Svolvær, the capital of Lofoten. My B&B is easyly reachable by public transport. The closest airport Leknes is located only 10 km away. Stamsund is Hurtigruten’s nearest port of call. Ferries arrive either at Sørvågen / Moskenes (all year) or Svolvær (summer only). Bus connections from all these places are available to get here.
Arrival from North & East, via Harstad/Narvik
SAS and Norwegian fly from Oslo to Evenes 2-3 times per day. Several car rental companies have a branch at the airport. Their opening hours match the arrival and departure times of the major airlines.
By car simply follow the E10 to “Å i Lofoten” until Leknes and there turn left at the ESSO petrol station onto road No.815 to Stamsund. Only 6.5 km from there to your destination. About 3 hours travel time from Harstad/Narvik Airport (EVE).
Regular busses go 2 times per day from the airport to Svolvær (3,5 h), where you have to change the bus and continue to Leknes (Route 18-741, ~1.5 hrs), change bus again to Stamsund (Route 18-767, ~10 min). The closest bus stops are are either Steine Kryss (Katolisk Kloster) or Finstadveien Kryss.
Another clever option, if you are not in a hurry, is to take the Flybuss to Sortland (3 hours). Works also for arrivals until early evening. Stay in Sortland for one night and take the Hurtigruten southbound to Stamsund at 13:00 o’clock local time on the next day. You can experience one of the most beautiful parts of the ship’s voyage – including the famous Trollfjord (during summer) – while travelling to Stamsund. Arrival will be at 21:00 o’clock.
Arrival from South & West, via Bodø
The fastest way to get to Vestvågøya is flying with Widerøe to Leknes or alternatively to Svolvær. They fly to Lofoten with Dash-8 turborpop airplanes, about 6 times per day from Bodø. Flying time is roughly 25 minutes. Several car rental companies have a branch at both Leknes and Svolvær airports or downtown. If you don’t want to rent a car there, either take a taxi or the bus. Guests who fly to Leknes may also ask Anne Gerd for a lift.
From Bodø you can also go directly to Stamsund with Hurtigruten. Departure daily 15:00, arrival 19:00 o’clock. Public busses depart towards Leknes within 15 mins after the ship’s arrival. (Route 18-767, ~10 min). The closest bus stops are are Steine Kryss (Katolisk Kloster) and Finstadveien Kryss. Hurtigruten vessels also carry cars, but it’s recommended to book in advance. Alternatively you can get a rental car from Lofoten Leiebil in Stamsund. They will even deliver it at the port upon ship’s arrival. Better call them on the phone, or ask Anne Gerd to arrange the car for you.
If you bring your own or a rental car from the mainland, you can also take the Ferry to Moskenes. Departure 2-6 times per day, about 4 hours to get to Moskenesøya. With a car during the summer season better book in advance! From Sørvagen follow the E10 to Leknes and at the ESSO-roundabout turn right and follow the road No.815 to Stamsund. Travelling time one additional hour from the ferry.