- Set sail from the Vesteralen Islands to the Lofoten Islands, moving between fjords and untouched bays - the landscape is spectacular
- Wake up over the water, in a traditional fishing cabin on stilts
- In the itinerary: Northern Lights spotting (not guaranteed), kayaking and dinner at one of Lofoten's finest restaurants
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Island hopping to Lofoten
Lofoten supposedly means 'Lynx's foot' in old Norse. The archipelago of the same name, located to the north of the Article Circle, is an image of unspoiled Scandinavian nature and breathtaking landscapes. With its carved-out fjords, rolling meadows and fishing villages nestled in coves, the Lofoten Islands are every bit as beautiful as you'd imagined. But it is also ideal for sports enthusiasts in search of outdoor experiences, visitors who love the charm of beautiful hotels and even bird lovers.
The trip begins in Evenes, mainland Norway, and continues to Harstad on the neighbouring island of Hinnoya. After spending the first night on the coast, you'll head west, between land and sea, to Ringstad and the Vesteralen archipelago.
FLIGHT TO OSLO THEN TO EVENES - HARSTAD
Spend the night in Harstad, close to the harbour, in a modern hotel. From your window, you'll have a nice view of the Vagsfjord. The rooms are simple and cosy. The spa will give you all the energy you need before venturing out into the Lofoten outdoors. The restaurant next to the hotel serves Norwegian and international cuisine with fresh, salty ingredients straight from the sea. Harstad is the home port of Anna Rogde, a schooner built in 1868 that is the oldest one still sailing.
HARSTAD – RINGSTAD
Head west to discover the Vesteralen archipelago. Spend two nights in the small village of Ringstad. This small harbour with beautifully colourful houses looks out to the Norwegian Sea and is the perfect setting for relaxing or venturing out into the archipelago's wilderness. Stay in a small family-run hotel in the countryside while enjoying delicious seafood cuisine.
In the itinerary - A day exploring the Vesteralen heights from Mount Vetten, with a private guide. To the north-western corner of the Lofoten, beyond the Arctic Circle, is the Vesteralen archipelago, which faces the Atlantic Ocean. With its tiny islands and islets, and some of Norway's largest islands, this region offers a vast contrast of beaches and farmland, as well as picturesque alpine peaks and spectacular fjords. The Mount Vetten climb (1,532ft) offers magnificent views of this diverse nature, and the summit offers a privileged view of the fjords surrounding Langoya Island.
RINGSTAD - SVOLVAER
Head south and to another archipelago, the Lofoten Islands. A ferry will take you to your 'rorbuer' (traditional fishing cabin) in Svolvaer. You are surrounded by mountains, a harbour and a few wooden houses spread out along the docks. You can't go to Norway without visiting Svolvaer, the capital of the Lofoten Islands and the perfect place to venture further out and explore the islands. It is also home to 'proper' nightlife and music scene. Stay for three nights in a 'rorbuer' on stilts, the embodiment of a relaxed, peaceful lifestyle. The estate's restaurant is located in an old warehouse dating back to 1828. The cuisine comes from the archipelago and its waters exclusively, and there are some delicious meals on offer.
In the itinerary - Half-day kayaking tour of the archipelago, its islands, coves islets and deserted beaches before returning to Svolvaer by kayak. The itinerary varies depending on the weather.
In the itinerary - Departure at dusk to see the Northern Lights away from the light pollution of the city. During the trip, your guide will advise you on how to best photograph this incredible natural phenomenon.
Included in the itinerary - A dinner reservation at one of the best restaurants on the archipelago.
SVOLVAER – FLIGHT TO OSLO – RETURN FLIGHT
Route to Svolvaer Airport and return your hire car. Flight to Oslo then return flight.
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Boat trip around the Svolvaer Islands
Svolvaer is the fishing capital of the Lofoten Islands. Cod, in particular, is the main fish caught and cooked here. In winter, skiers join the fishermen. Many artists also come here to take advantage of the remarkable light. Embark by boat with a guide to explore the city's coastal surroundings. At the same time, you'll visit Trollfjord, Skrova in the Vestfjord, and the small harbour of Henningsvaer.
Option - Half day
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