Itinerary Highlights
    • Enjoy guided boat tours of the Lofoten Islands’ most beautiful fjords.
    • Discover the historic city of Trondheim on a bike tour.
    • Stay in a traditional, converted fisherman’s cabin, known as a rorbu.
    • Hike around and kayak your way through serene fjords.

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On this 15-day itinerary, you’ll have the chance to connect with Norway’s wild landscapes, varying from vast mountain ranges and immense fjords to glaciers and flowering orchards. With culture and history peppered throughout this nature-centric trip, you’ll experience the best of this dramatic destination thanks to a host of exciting activities.

Beginning in the Norwegian capital, you’ll have a day to explore the vibrant city and get a taste of Oslo life. You’ll then head north towards Skodje, where you’ll spend three nights in the stunning setting of Storfjord and the Sunnmøre Alps. Enjoy boat trips, spa treatments and hiking before heading to your next destination, Averøy. Here, you’ll explore the rocky outcrops and surrounding waters.
The university city of Trondheim is your next stop, where you can get your culture fix before get a culture fix before heading out on a cycling tour. Leaving the city (and much of civilisation) behind, your final six nights will be spent discovering the beauty of the Lofoten Islands. Glide through fjord waters via boat and kayak, hike your way to rocky summits and cruise the coast by bike.


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International flight to Oslo

Your summer adventure to Norway begins today, so head to the airport for your two-hour morning flight to Oslo. Upon arrival, hop in a transfer to your contemporary hotel for a two-night stay in the heart of the capital. Located close to the train station and the new Oslo Opera House, spend your first evening exploring the city on foot.


Discover Oslo

Enjoy a full day getting to know the Norwegian capital, an urban metropolis with more green belts than any other European capital. Set upon the water and surrounded by forests, there’s a strong focus on nature here. Get your culture fix at one of the Bygdøy peninsula’s museums, the Medieval Fortress, the Royal Palace or Vigeland Sculpture Park. Soak up the atmosphere in the trendy Hegdehaugsveien district and stroll the residential Fragnerkilenn marina before tucking into some delicious Norwegian cuisine for dinner.


Onwards to Skodje

Say farewell to Oslo as you've got an early morning train taking you north to the town of Åndalsnes. Changing in Dombas, the entire journey will take approximately five-and-a-half hours, passing through beautiful fjord and mountain-dotted landscapes. On arrival in Åndalsnes, you’ll pick up the hire car you’ll be using for the next three days. Once in your trusty vehicle, you’ll drive west towards the town of Skodje via the Trollstigen Mountain Pass. This route is one of the most iconic in Norway – think eleven hairpin bends up a steep mountainside – and is not to be missed.

Once you reach Skodje, settle into your small boutique hotel for the next three nights. Built using interlocking tree trunks, your hotel is decorated in an elegant Nordic style and offers stunning views over the Storfjord and Sunnmøre Alps. Enjoy an authentic dinner in the timbered dining room on your first evening.

DAYS 4 & 5

Spectacular Storfjord

The next two days are all about discovering the beautiful nature of Storfjord. Included in your itinerary on your first full day is a private boat trip to the Hjørundfjord, where dramatic landscapes and cascading waterfalls await. Relish the peaceful quiet of the fjord as you pass breathtaking valleys, glaciers and steep mountains on your journey.

There’s plenty more to get involved with in Skodje and the wider region. You’re spoilt for choice with hiking options, but we recommend the majestic Mount Hautua for amazing views over the fjord. Hire kayaks and take to the serene waters of the fjord or drive to the characterful town of Ålesund, the cultural centre of the Sunnmøre region. In need of some R&R? Chill out in the luxurious spa facilities of your hotel as you listen to the sounds of the thick forest outside.


Averøy Bound

This morning, after breakfast, you’ll be hitting the road again, travelling north for around two-and-a-half hours to Averøy. You’ll be driving along the famous Atlantic Ocean Road, an Instagrammable stretch of tarmac connecting a string of islands, so get your cameras at the ready. Tonight will be spent in a quiet fishing village on the island of Håholmen, dotted with colourful houses built in the typical style of the Nordmøre region. The rest of the day is yours to explore the islet-studded fjord and enjoy reflections of the mountains in the calm waters. Your hotel is made up of a cluster of authentic fisherman cabins, so enjoy fresh seafood in the restaurant and cosy up for the night in this extraordinary location.


Hello Trondheim

It’s time to say goodbye to Averoy as you hit the road once more for a four-hour journey to the city of Trondheim, Norway’s capital during the Middle Ages. Your drive continues along the beautiful Atlantic route, so it’s your final chance for photos. A short ferry ride is required to complete the trip, but you’ll arrive in the vibrant university city with plenty of time to explore before the sun sets. You’ll be spending two nights in a hotel located on the Nivelda River, a stone’s throw away from Trondheim Central Station.


Trondheim by Bike

After sampling your hotel’s award-winning buffet breakfast, you’ll swap four wheels for two on a two-hour private guided bike tour of Trondheim. Nestled deep in the Trondheimsfjord, you’ll explore Norway’s third-largest city along the banks of the river and canals which crisscross the city. Soak up the atmosphere of this charming place populated with lovely shops, restaurants and bars, as well as two museums dedicated to music. Nature is on your doorstep in the city, which is known for its colourful buildings set on stilts and nearby pilgrimage trails which take you through spectacular scenery.


Travel to Reine

The Lofoten Islands leg of your journey begins this morning. After catching two short flights north, you’ll land in the town of Leknes late morning and collect your next rental car of the trip. You’re heading to the island village of Reine, located one hour’s drive away, just south of the archipelago, where the mountains drop straight down into the ocean. The next three nights will be spent in a rorbu: a wooden cabin on stilts once used by fishermen on long fishing voyages. The soul of these old lodges has not been compromised for the sake of comfort; far from it. The décor is simple and authentic, offering guests a cosy, welcoming stay. Dine in your accommodation’s restaurant this evening for fresh fish and traditional Norwegian fare.

DAY 10

Visit a Local Farm

Your first full day in the Lofoten Islands includes a visit to Aalan Gard Farm, where you’ll actively experience a diverse farm with cheese production, a herb garden and a variety of animals. Sample one of the farm’s (many) cheeses in the café or buy some farm produce from the shop to take home from your trip. There are many hiking trails around the farm for you to discover the rugged beauty of the islands too. After the farm visit, spend the rest of the day exploring Reine, taking in the scenery of one of the most beautiful places in the world.

DAY 11

Walk and Kayak the Reinefjord

Included in your itinerary today is a guided kayaking and walking tour. Fuelled by a hearty breakfast, this morning you’ll join a small group of no more than six on an excursion that is certain to be a highlight of your trip. Taking between seven and eight hours (including two hours of walking and three of kayaking), you’ll be surrounded by serene waters, long beaches, rocky islets and colourful fishing huts – magical scenes all set against a dramatic mountain backdrop. Getting up close and personal with the Lofoten Islands is the best way to experience the extraordinary landscape of the region. Back in your off-the-grid rorbu this evening, rest your tired legs and relax after an immersive day out in nature.

DAY 12

Reine to Svolvær

Wave goodbye to postcard-perfect Reine this morning as your faithful hire car awaits to join you on the next part of your journey into the Lofoten Islands. The journey to Solvær, the capital of the Lofoten Islands, takes approximately two hours and offers (surprise, surprise) more spectacular views. A town with a buzzing music scene and museums to explore, Svolvær is a fantastic base for discovering the beauty of the islands. You’ll spend three nights in another comfortable rorbu cabin, located on the pretty harbour side within walking distance of the town centre.

DAYS 13 & 14

Explore Svolvær

There are so many ways to explore the great outdoors in the next two days. One is included in your itinerary: a three-and-a-half-hour silent cruise of the magnificent Trollfjord. Setting sail aboard a hybrid boat, your knowledgeable guide will delve into the nature, history and culture of the region. Only accessible by boat, you’ll pass the ‘Fiskerkona’ (Fisherman’s Wife statue), before heading out into the 1000m depths of Trollfjord. Bird watchers, stay alert for swooping white-tailed eagles, while sea life-lovers might get lucky and spot some underwater creatures through the boat’s underwater drone.

Other activities to get stuck into include hiking on the slopes of the Svolværgeita Mountain, guided fishing trips and cycling the Kaiser coastal path, a magical desert between farms and majestic mountains. Make sure to also taste fresh seafood and local specialities served up in one of the town’s brilliant restaurants. These are your final days in the Lofoten Islands, so pack them full of unforgettable moments.

DAY 15

Later, Lofoten Islands

Sadly, your Norwegian adventure comes to an end today, so hop into your rental car for the final drive of the trip. The picturesque journey to Evenes lasts just under three hours, after which you’ll take to the skies on a short flight south to Oslo. You’ll have an hour or so to relax at Oslo airport before your flight departs back to the UK in the evening. Touching down after your two-hour journey, you’ll drift off in your own bed to memories of Norway’s breathtaking landscapes.

A la carte

Vesteralen Archipelago

Are you a lover of wildlife and the great outdoors away from the hustle and bustle? Then this extra trip is for you. The Vesteralen Islands are a well-kept secret located north of the Lofoten Islands. It's a little-known archipelago unspoiled by tourism. Here you can find wild and spectacular landscapes, fjords, bays of fine sand, deep valleys... and, of course, the ocean, the world of whales and orcas that you may be lucky enough to spot during a sea expedition.

With a few extra days

Coastal Express and the Far North - If you are not pressed for time, we really recommend that you to extend your trip and head to the surprising Tromsø, the largest city at this latitude at 69 °39 '30 North. You'll leave the mainland for an overnight cruise aboard the iconic Norwegian Coastal Express, which allows you to reach the North Cape, a windswept site where 984-foot cliffs resist the waves and the North Pole is on the horizon. There, you'll take time to discover this part of the world in a car or on snowshoes, with a private waterfront home as your base.

A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
The estimated cost for this trip starts from £4,320 to £5,900 per person. The final cost of the trip depends on the way we tailor it especially for you. The final cost varies according to several factors, which include the level of service, length of trip and advance booking time. The exact price will be provided on your personalised quote. The average starting price for this trip is £5,100 per person.
  • Return flight to Oslo with a commercial airline
  • Airline taxes and fuel surcharge
  • Three-night stay in Skodje in a double room with breakfast
  • Two-night stay in Oslo in a double room with breakfast
  • Private boat trip to Hjorundfjord
  • Overnight stay in Haholmen, Averoy in a double room with breakfast
  • Two-night stay in Trondheim in a double room with breakfast
  • Private bike tour of Trondheim
  • Domestic air transport
  • Three-night stay in Reine in a double room with breakfast
  • Visit to Aalan Gard Farm
  • Kayaking and walking in the Reinefjord
  • Three-night stay in Svolvaer in a double room with breakfast
  • Boat cruise of the Trollfjord
  • Car hire on the mainland and Lofoten Islands
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