PRACTICAL INFORMATION REGARDING TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION

Camping & facilities 

Housing in Henningsvær, a village of 500 people, is very scarce – that’s why it’s most popular to camp out in the stunning nature.


The closest nature camp, where you can set up your tent, is Henningsvær Nature camp. It’s about a 20 minutes walk from Henningsvær and the festival area. It’s a beautiful area with great hiking and swimming opportunities only minutes away.


We will set up free shuttle buses for our festival audiences that will go all day and up until a little after closing time each night – making it easy to travel back and forth between the camp and festival site.


We’ll set up toilet facilities at Festvåg, and showering facilities at Henningsvær school. One can therefore have a ritual of taking the shuttle bus into Henningsvær in the morning, showering and then checking out some of our day-time talks or screenings. 

Getting to Henningsvær

There are affordable daily buses between Svolvær and Henningsvær – which is the best way to get to Henningsvær from the regional capital. 


The larger task is getting to Lofoten in the first place. We recommend traveling by train or by car if you have the possibility to (preferably electric; there are great charging opportunities all along the coast). The drive north is one of the most scenic in the world – passing natural and cultural heritage sites left and right – it is truly an experience of a lifetime. The train north also passes some magical scenery, with the added benefit of being able to kick-back with a book or two.

 

There is a train option from Oslo to Bodø via Trondheim. We recommend day-time train to Trondheim, and night train to Bodø (the longest stretch). From Bodø, you can either take the passenger boat to Svolvær or the ferry to Moskenes, with bus connection to Henningsvær. With the last latter option allowing you to travel through half of Lofoten on your way to Henningsvær.

There is also a very “trans-siberiansque” 18 hour night train ride from Stockholm to Narvik. It’s often the cheapest and most convenient train option to Lofoten.

Nearest airport is Svolvær and Harstad, with Svolvær being nearest and Harstad being cheapest – both have bus connections to Henningsvær.

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