Other Activities

Our favorite non surfing activities.

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Stand-Up Paddle

Stand-Up paddleboarding is an exciting and proffesional guided tour. This is an adventure that explores the dramatic scenery in and around Unstad.

Duration: 2-3 hrs

Includes: All needed equipment, boards, paddle, wetsuit and transportation.

Food/Drinks: We serve hot/cold drinks and a taste of some of the local delicacies.

Why: This is one of our low key adventures that everybody can participate.

Number of persons: Minimum 2 pers.

Price: 1.195,- Nok pr.pers.

Phone: +47 97 06 12 01

Booking: hello@unstadsurf.com

Beach bonfire

Duration: 2-3 hrs

Includes: Warm drinks (hot chocolate/toddy), local snack, warm clothes.

Why: Bonfire is the perfect set up to experience the northern lights, companionship, good stories and star sky or midnight sun.

Number of persons: Minimum 2 pers.

Price: 690,- Nok pr.pers.

Phone: +47 97 06 12 01

Booking: hello@unstadsurf.com

Organic CheesE Farm

A local cheese factory on your way to Unstad. Organically producing goat’s milk into tasty cheeses, a perfect stop if you love cheese or if there are no waves. Also serving hot and cold drinks in their newly renovated cafe.

Find out more at: Lofoten Gårdsysteri

Midnight Sun

In Lofoten, located almost 200 kilometers north of the arctic circle, the summer sun will not sink below the horizon for nearly two months. For this period, the days are neverending. The opposite of this phenomenon is called 'polar night', when there is no sunlight throughout the day. Midnight sun occurs in the Arctic circle during the summer solstice.

Occurs
May 28th - July 16th

Begins in May, the days are longest in June and July. The summer solstice occurs around June 21st.

Fishing

You are able to go both fresh and saltwater fishing at Unstad. Only a 15-minute walk from the camp are beautiful lakes that are perfect for catching some nice trout. Summertime is the best season to catch delicious «sei» and during winter you could experience the world famous cod fishing. For generations, fishermen from all along the Norwegian coast have participated in this world famous cod fishery that takes place right off the Lofoten coast from February to late April.

Fishing trips available in the Vestfjord on board the 47 foot Iversen Jr. Skipper Børge Iversen has 30 years of experience as a professional fisherman. Ask us for private tours with Børge.

Hiking

Unstad – Eggum
Take a hike along the historic route between Unstad and Eggum. This moderate level trail takes about 1,5-2 hours each way. It is a beautiful path around the edge of Unstad and also a perfect walk to see the midnight sun in the summertime.

Ridge Aksla – Nonstinden
This hiking trip goes through a bit steeper terrain. Start by walking up to Utdalsvannet and follow the Aksla ridge all the way to the peak of Nonstinden (483 m). Beautiful scenery over the Lofoten islands from the peak. Follow the trail to the other side of the tunnel and head back to Unstad. Approx. 4 hours.

Helligberget
This is the perfect daytrip when your staying at Unstad. Follow the road to the left of the Unstad bay. Pass by the old fishermans cabins and towards the old watermill. Turn left just before the watermill and follow the path towards the gap between the mountains. Walk on the right side of all the rocks. Really nice view of the Lofoten islands from the gap and on the top. Approx. 2-3 hrs

GEAR: Good hiking boots, clothes for uncertain weather, food, drink and a camera.

Ski & Snowboard

Lofoten is often referred to as one of the most unique ski destinations in Europe. The combination of steep mountains and the Atlantic ocean makes it one of a kind. Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced skier, you will find lines perfect for you.

January to April are the best months if you want to combine the best of the two worlds, surfing and skiing. The feeling of going straight in the surf after a fun day in the snow is amazing. We offer a selection of snowboards, splitboards and skiis for rental. We also have avalance equipment available for rent.

For rentals book here.

Rock climbing

Bolted routes
Located in the middle of Lofoten, Unstad is a perfect spot for some of the best sport climbing areas in Lofoten. Eggum (15 min away) has everything that your fantasy can imagine. Overhanging cliffs with routes graded from 6c and up. Perfect for days when it is raining. Also nearby Unstad are some smaller cliffs with bolted routes or you can just take your shoes and crashpad, and explore the bouldering in the nearby surroundings.

GEAR: Sport climbing gear, crashpad.

Traditional climbing
There are plenty of breathtaking crags and walls in the Lofoten area. Take a few days and improve your climbing skills at Northern Alpine Guides in Kabelvåg. Northern Alpine Guides is a small guiding service run by certified guide Seth Hobby and his wife Maren Eek Bistrup. (www.alpineguides.no)

Indoor climbing
If weather is to bad or if you just want to climb indoors, the local climbing club offer has a great indoor wall located in Leknes. For more information about the climbing wall please visit: Vestvågøy Klatreklubb

Northern lights

Watch natures own theatre unfold above you as the most spectacular light show takes center stage: The northern lights, with you on the front row. The best chance of seeing the northern lights, or aurora borealis, is between late autumn and early spring.

On clear winter nights, the northern light dance across the sky and if you're lucky, light up in an array of colours. The lights are the result of particles from the sun which are released in small explosions that interact with the Earths magnetic field. Energy is released and cause what we call the Aurora Borealis, a natural and spectacular phenomenon.

Unstad is probably one of the best places to watch the northern lights in Lofoten.

BEST SEASON

Late August
First auroras starts to appear on the sky.

September - March
The main aurora season in Lofoten.

Mid April
Last auroras visible as the nights grow lighter.