We are planning for 5 day lofoten islands trip. We hate to change hotels frequently. Is it possible to just stay in one place like Reine or svolvaer and explore all other places as day trip? We might rent car as I hear public transport is difficult there.
Definitely rent a car! You could do a couple days at one and then move to the other but it is really day trips from anywhere. Svolvaer has the airport. Reine has the ferries coming in. Leknes is kind of the middle and also has an airport. We based our 3 day stay in Svolvaer since we flew in and out from there to save time. We did some backtracking for sure but it’s all so beautiful! Many side roads to amazing beaches! Check www.68north.com for ebooks and hikes in the Lofoten Islands.