A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Lulea vs. Lofoten Islands for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Lulea or Lofoten Islands?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Lulea and Lofoten Islands can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Lulea

Lulea is in northern Sweden, in Norrbotten. It's a mid sized city with about 70,000 residents. It also has a technical university, the Lulea University of Technology, which was created in 1971. The city of Lulea is located at the mouth of Lule River on the Gulf of Bothnia. The city's economy is focused on research, education, trade and services. The university's educational programs appeal to new businesses that range from local companies to multinational corporations. There is also a prominant IT sector in the city.

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands is an archipelago and traditional district in Norway. Lofoten is known for excellent fishing, spectacular nature attractions such as the northern lights and the midnight sun, and small villages off the beaten track. The Lofoten Islands are draped across the turbulent waters of the Norwegian Sea, far above the Arctic Circle. Kayak between the islands, go fishing for the catch of your life, or look for sea eagles soaring in the sky. If you are seeking unforgettable nature experiences, Lofoten will definitely not let you down.

Which city is cheaper, Lofoten Islands or Lulea?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Lulea is $98, while the average daily cost in Lofoten Islands is $54. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Lulea and Lofoten Islands in more detail.



Accommodation

The average price for accommodation for two people in Lulea is $108. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.

Lofoten Islands's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is $14. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is $7.23.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Lulea $54
    Lofoten Islands $7.23
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Lulea $108
    Lofoten Islands $14

Food

The price of a meal in Lulea can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is $32 per person, and a typical meal will cost around $13 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.

While meal prices in Lofoten Islands can vary, the average travelers spends about $35 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Lofoten Islands should cost around $14 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Lofoten Islands is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Lulea $32
    Lofoten Islands $35

Local Transportation

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $21 per day to get around in Lulea.

The average price of local transportation around Lofoten Islands is $11 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Lulea $21
    Lofoten Islands $11

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lulea

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Lulea:

  • Lulea City Center to Lulea Airport (LLA) - Departure Private Transfer: $70
  • Lulea Private Transfer from Central Lulea to Lulea Airport: $100

Is it cheaper to fly into Lulea or Lofoten Islands?

Prices for flights to both Lofoten Islands and Lulea change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $11 per person, per day in Lulea. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

Lofoten Islands's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around $25 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Lulea $11
    Lofoten Islands $25

Tours and Activities in Lulea

Here are a few actual costs in Lulea for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Northern Lights tour in a luxury minibuss: $181

Alcohol

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Lulea may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $18 per day on alcoholic beverages.

The average person spends about $0.73 on alcoholic beverages in Lofoten Islands per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Lulea $18
    Lofoten Islands $0.73


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Lulea and Lofoten Islands, we can see that Lulea is more expensive. And not only is Lofoten Islands much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Lofoten Islands would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Lofoten Islands and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Lulea would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Lulea than you might in Lofoten Islands.

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