Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the tips for your travel to Unstad.

What happens if I surf in big waves and then my board gets snapped in half?

Unfortunately we do have to charge for broken, damaged or lost items, so please surf within your ability, and try to be carefull. We are not looking to profit from your misfortune, we just need to cover the cost to fix or replace the item.

Drinking water?

All taps around Unstad Arctic Surf are safe to drink from.

Credit cards?

We accept Visa and MasterCard for all our purchases.


We serve a large breakfast buffet in the cafe/restaurant area. During the high season we serve breakfast every morning from 9-10am. During the low season it is upon request. Speak to one of our friendly staff to book your breakfast.

What kind of surfboards do you rent?

We rent all kinds of surfboards from soft tops to top of the line fiberglass boards. Longboards, shortboards, funboards, you name it, we chave it!

Do I need to reserve my surf rental?

If its just you and a few friends you will be fine. If you are a large group, then you may want to call us to make sure we have everything ready when you come in.

How do I check the waves forecast?

We post a surf forecast on our website, every Sunday evening for the week ahead. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up to date. You can also use Magic Seaweed and WindGuru for Unstad Beach.

Is it cold to surf during winter time?

-When its very cold (below -5 C) it can get chilly depending on your activity in the water. We are only using the best wetsuits in the world. When staying active you will have no problem keeping warm in the arctic. We are using TRUE wetsuits from California. Their goal is simple, to make the best wetsuit possible. Their suits are thoughtfully designed and constructed using premium materials to ensure your highest performance. We are also using 7-8 mm boots and 5 mm gloves.

When should a book my surftrip to Unstad?

Conditions for surfing are always changing and waves are not always easy to predict. Depending on your level of surfing we split the season in two. September to May is the season for bigger waves and June to August is the season for smaller waves. If you like surfing and ski/snowboarding January to Aprils is the time to go. If you want to combine nice surfing with walking in the mountain under the midnight sun, May - July is the time to travel. No matter on your surf level you will find plenty of fun things to do if the waves are flatt.

Water temprature?

The temperatures are between 11 to 14°C (52 to 59°F) towards the end of the summer months and are at their lowest during April, in the range of 6 to 8°C (43 to 47°F).

How is the weather?

It is best to have clothes and shoes for sun, rain and wind, as weather conditions are always and often quite quickly can change in Lofoten.

What is the public transportation system like?

Unstad and overall the Lofoten Islands is not well connected with public transport, so a car will help you to get around the area for a bit of sightseeing, and to get to the nearest shop in Borg or Leknes. Check www.177nordland.no for local information.