Welcome to Nordland


Linger along the spectacular Kystriksveien Coastal Route. Or travel the inland Arctic Highway: more direct, yet almost as lovely. And then there's Lofoten, where razor-sharp peaks stab at the sky and timeless fishing villages survive. Connected by bridges, the islands are easy to hop around, cycling is possible and hiking is as gentle or as tough as you care to make it.


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Nordland activities

$114.85 Shows, Concerts & Sports

Summer Full-Day Guided Tour of the Lofoten Islands

With this tour, which lasts about five hours, we want our visitors to see the most spectacular locations that these islands offer, both natural, historical, and cultural. It will be possible for you to sit on pure white beaches facing a crystal sea, to admire imposing mountains which for billions of years have guarded, like ancient Viking warriors, magnificent cliffs where the waves of the North Sea break. You will smell the scent of that same sea, united with the perfume of arctic flowers. At the same time, you might also visit archaeological sites which tell the story of the Viking population, and the origins of this land.Walk among the old “Rorbu” (old fishermen’s houses) in the different, colorful villages of the islands. You will also have the chance to taste the various typical products of these islands, while sitting in some characteristic local restaurants. With this excursion, we would like to take you to discover these islands; we will not only visit some of the characteristic fishing villages which have made these islands famous, and are appreciated all over the word, but we’ll also take you to explore unspoiled nature, the most genuine and extraordinary part of this beautiful archipelago. We will drive you through the islands and their amazing white sandy beaches, icy lakes and high mountains covered by snow. You will admire Arctic landscapes and fishing communities where, you can breath the history and the atmosphere of the ancient times when the fishermen used to gather up here to participate to the cod fishing season. Gimsøy island , Bøstad and its panoramic spot,  the Vestfjord , Henninsgvær, the Venice of the north and Kabelvåg are some of the places you will visit. With this short tour you will have the possibility of capturing the best that these islands can offer you.

$114.85 Outdoor Activities

Northern Lights Observation from Svolvær with Photo Guide

The symbols of the Aurora Borealis were found on the Shamans’ drums of the Sami population. In their language, the phenomenon has many different names, for example, Sami traditionally associate the Aurora Borealis with sounds. During the Viking era, the Aurora Borealis were thought to be the armour of the Valkyrie, the virgin warriors, which gave off the strange sparkling light.We like to call it “The Rainbow of the Night” because sometimes the lights appear all at once, dancing through the sky in shades of purple, orange, green and red.The Aurora Borealis is always different, and to see it is an exciting, magical moment.With the excursion we propose, you’ll become spectators of one of the most incredible phenomenon of our planet.During our safari, we will walk among silent forests, frozen lakes and old fishing hamlets. We will try to find the best spots to admire the “Queen”, the Aurora Borealis and, depending on the solar activity, we will choose the right place and point of observation. That is why we call this excursion “observing the lights”. The excursion itself will be an enchanting experience and when your desire to observe the inspiring northern lights is fulfilled, you will understand why the aurora, nordlys in norwegian, is considered the most incredible natural phenomenon you can experience.The Aurora Borealis can be observed in the period from October through to March.

$114.85 Tours & Sightseeing

Winter Full-Day Guided Tour of the Lofoten Islands

With this tour, which lasts about five hours, we want our visitors to see the most spectacular locations that these islands offer, both natural, historical, and cultural.It will be possible for you to sit on pure white beaches facing a crystal sea, to admire imposing mountains which for billions of years have guarded, like ancient Viking warriors, magnificent cliffs where the waves of the North Sea break.You will smell the scent of that same sea, united with the perfume of arctic flowers. At the same time, you might also visit archaeological sites which tell the story of the Viking population, and the origins of this land.Walk among the old “Rorbu” (old fishermen’s houses) in the different, colorful villages of the islands.You will also have the chance to taste the various typical products of these islands, while sitting in some characteristic local restaurants.With this excursion, we would like to take you to discover these islands; we will not only visit some of the characteristic fishing villages which have made these islands famous, and are appreciated all over the word, but we’ll also take you to explore unspoiled nature, the most genuine and extraordinary part of this beautiful archipelago.We will drive you through the islands and their amazing white sandy beaches, icy lakes and high mountains covered by snow.You will admire Arctic landscapes and fishing communities where, you can breath the history and the atmosphere of the ancient times when the fishermen used to gather up here to participate to the cod fishing season.Gimsøy island , Bøstad and its panoramic spot,  the Vestfjord , Henninsgvær, the Venice of the north and Kabelvåg are some of the places you will visit.With this short tour you will have the possibility of capturing the best that these islands can offer you.

$163.21 Outdoor Activities

Northern Lights Chasing in Lofoten with a Photographer

Our guide will drive you all along the archipelago searching for lights. This tour is a very Arctic experience and you will be a part of it. You won’t be just a simple spectator, but an active part of this hunting. You will get the best reward you could desire, magnificent Northern Lights! Don’t forget to bring with you warm clothes. English speaking guide during the trip. Other languages available on request. Warm drinks and typical Norwegian biscuits are provided during the whole excursion.

$284.11 Outdoor Activities

Private Aurora Chasing in Lofoten from Svolvær

With a 5 hours private tour you will have an unforgettable experience. The guide will introduce you to the mystery of the northern lights and the impact they have had for centuries on local populations, scientists and philosophers.The driver/photographer will teach you how to take the best pictures of the northern lights giving you all the necessary photography tips and knowledge. He will teach you how to use your tripod and how to set up you camera, so you will learn how to maximize your skills for taking stunning pictures of one of the most amazing natural phenomenons. If you do not have your tripod with you, do not forget to advise the local agent and the guide will provide one for you.The staff will be at your disposal for the entire duration of the excursion. A comfortable car or minivan will be used to move from one point to the other of the archipelago.All photos will be sent to customers via mail. Warm coffee & tea, chocolate and biscuits will be offered you during the whole trip, and we will provide pick up and drop off at your hotel.

$163.21 Outdoor Activities

Winter Photography Tour From Svolvaer

Lofoten Islands is a small archipelago situated 200 kilometers above the Polar Circle. The Arctic lights and colours, and the natural contrasts of this amazing land make these islands a perfect place to take unique and unrepeatable pictures. During the trip, we will search for the best light and best locations. Inhabited since the Viking age, these islands offer unique spots, breath-taking and majestic nature, unforgettable places, steep peaks which rise directly from the sea, white sand beaches and a sea so blue that it is hard to believe that you are in the Arctic. During this daily tour we will visit the Atlantic side, the wildest side where nature shows its purest and untamed side. Eggum and its colourful wooden houses, the beauty of Haukland beach and its tropical aspect, Unstad, known as a real paradise for surfers, are just some of the natural beauties that these islands offer. But Lofoten islands are history, culture, and folklore as well and we want you to be a part of their past history. Visiting these ancient fishing hamlets is a moment of knowledge and both historical and cultural discovery. The fantastic fishing villages of Kabelvåg, Henningsvær, Nusfjord remind us of a glorious past; Henningsvær and its interesting and picturesque architecture, Kabelvåg and the importance of fishing during the Middle Ages; Nusfjord and its well preserved buildings are just some of the beauties you can enjoy by visiting this archipelago. All these historical sites, together with the beauty of nature and the power of the lights will capture your eyes and your imagination. The duration of the excursion varies according to the lights. The tour can last 6 up to 7 hours depending on your wishes. Our English-speaking guide will guide you to the most enchanting places and you will have time to take pictures, to admire, “to breathe in” the Arctic atmosphere. We want you to discover the Lofoten archipelago, its enchanting hidden corners, powered by nature and lights. Being a special tour, which concentrates on details, its duration can vary, from 6 up 7 hours according to the weather forecasts and the light; we want you to have all the time you need to enjoy and take fantastic pictures. Amazing nature, unique light, and a complex history is what makes these islands known all over the world. More and more famous photographers and artists gather up here to catch the beauty of them. The magnificent arctic lights have inspired and continue to inspire artists from all over the world. This is an excursion suitable for individual guests and therefore the maximum number of participants is 8. A higher number would not allow the perfect success of this photographic experience. Transport is by minivan with our english-speaking guide.

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