http://www.walksworldwide.com/ It is possible to trek amongst beautiful rugged Alpine-style ridges and summits (all less than 1,200m), explore picturesque fishing villages, sheltered inlets and stunning shorelines, experience a rich cultural heritage and stay in traditional fishermen's 'rorbus' cabins in Norway's Lofoten Islands.
Walks Worldwide still has availability on its 8-day guided On Foot in the Lofoten Islands holiday, departing London 16th August 2008.
From Evenes, there is a transfer to Henningsvaer, a small fishing village in Vestfjord to enjoy a freshly caught fish dinner in the traditional harbourside guesthouse.
Next, comes the 'Smatindan Trek' (meaning 'many small peaks') taking in spectacular views of fjords and islands that make up the Lofoten Islands.
Trekkers then move south onto the island of Vestvagoy and visit the fabulous Lofotr Viking museum at Borg, before an ascent of Skottinden (671m). They then travel to Flakstadoy and overnight in a traditional rorbus in the fishing village of Nusfjord.
There is a challenging walk up Mosestinden (770m) before returning to the beautifully preserved village in time to explore before dinner.
Next comes the Island of Moskenesoy, the last big island in the archipelago, passing beautiful sandy beaches with plenty of swimming opportunities. There are hikes in the mountains of Moskenesoy and a stay in another rorbus in the village of Reine overlooking Kirkefjorden.The final climb is a ascent of the peak of Reinebringen (448m) for one of the most photographed views of the surrounding fjords before transferring back across the islands, for homeward flights.