You seem to like to fly around, but in my case I have traveled within Norway only by bus, train and ferry (Furtigruten). Oh, once I rented a car for 24 hours in GÃ¤llivare, Sweden, and drove all the way to Alta, just to finish off Norway.
Travel times without flying (or rental car) are too high, thanks to all those pesky fjords and mountains. The ferry is extremely expensive and the schedules don't really work for me.
I would recommend this bus ride to Ã…. Along the way you see just about everything, including a white sand beach and Reine, supposed to be the most photographed town in Norway. What you can't see can be seen only by hiking, I would say. You can also go to the viking museum north of Leknes by bus.
Will do some hiking on the island. Probably the full day will be spend hiking. The departure day will be spend busing :)
First: there is an app called Entur. It's a good journeyplanner. It combines train and different buses, and maybe ferries too.
Ran into Entur already. And some other sites. Will try if Entur works for the whole of Norway. Was under the impression it only covers parts of it.
I didn't check, but how much time does the ferry gives you at Vega?
Enough: 10:00 to 16:00h. Island doesn't seem to be that big, so should be fine. Actually, this was one bottle neck in my plans. There is a flight out of town in the afternoon, but felt way too risky to plan with a ferry, a transit and an airport.
Further on. Option #1: take the ferry From BodÃ¸ to Moskenes. Thea you can travel from Ã…, at the end, to SvolvÃ¦r. I have been to Lofoten three times and find the outer part most interesting, more dramatic nature. We visited Lofoten a few days ago and stayed at SakrisÃ¸y/Reine. Recommended. The bus runs all the way to Ã…. We went hiking up Reinebringen, fantastic view. Lofoten deserves more days. Lofoten is the area from Raftsundet to the tip. If it's inscribed I think the "whole package". The outer tip is now a national park.
Not sure if you know the prices in Norway... Staying for extended periods is not an option budget wise :D And it's not a WHS (yet). The allotted time will have to do. And maybe I come back, who knows.
Depending on how many hours you got in Alta, you might have time to visit the rock art only.
Is the Rockart free entry or are there opening hours? Time, will see. One more Stuve could be nice, but need to check.
If you are in Oslo on Saturday, we might escort you to Rjukan. We also have an extra bed, if you likeðŸ˜Š. Norwegian hospitality is world knownðŸ¤ª
Much appreciated. Will contact you on Whatsapp. One disclaimer: I cant bring a duty free gift, as you will be my last, not my first stop.