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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$113.93 Tours & Sightseeing

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.

$113.93 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.

$113.93 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.

$225.69 Kid Friendly

Riding tour Lofoten by horse, from Gravdal

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lofoten Island, Nordland, Northern NorwayThis 4-hour tour picks you up at your port and takes you on riding tour. The whole excursion takes about 4 hours including transportation to and from the horse farm and harbour. Lunch can be purchased at Hov if desired. Minimum 4 people, max 16 people per tour and 32 guests on one day (max 16 riding at the same riding tour). To be able to give the guests as good experience as possible according to their previous horse knowledge and other circumstances, the tour guides at the farm need information about height, weight and riding experience from all participants of the riding tours at least one day in advance! Private shore excursion exclusively for just your party.Duration: 4 hours

$151.37 Kid Friendly

Private Tour at Gravdal, South of the Lofoten archipelago

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lofoten Island, Nordland, Northern NorwayThis 6-hour tour picks you up at your port and takes you to see top attractions of south of the Lofoten archipelago, like: • Nusfjord • Flakstad • Ramberg • Sakrisøy • Reine • Å Nusfjord is the oldest and best preserved fishing village of the archipelago. Flakstad and Ramberg, on the Atlantic side, are famous for their white sandy beaches.Reine and its famous view point facing Reinebringen. Sakrisøy, a small spot, characterized by yellow Rorbuer (the old fishermen’s cabins). Å an open museum where you can enjoy history and beauty. This tour is thought to make you discover the south of the Lofoten archipelago. After your private tour, return to Gravdal port to your ship. Enjoy it !!Special cancelation policy: If you cancel at least 10 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.Duration: 6 hours

$151.37 Kid Friendly

Private Tour at Gravdal, North of the Lofoten archipelago

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lofoten Island, Nordland, Northern NorwayExplore a portion of the Lofoten Islands during this 6-hour private shore excursion from the Port of Gravdal. Spot where the mountains meet the sea in Haukland, explore the small fishing village of Eggum, see the high waves of Unstad, and discover the “Venice of the North” at the fishing village of Henningsvær. Admire the natural beauty of these areas and stop along the way to take photos. Explore the Lofoten Islands during this 6-hour shore excursion from Gravdal.Visit the villages of Haukland, Eggum, Unstad, Henningsvær, and Bostad Learn about each village from your guide and admire their natural beauty Enjoy a personalized experience with a private tour guide and vehicle.Special cancelation policy: If you cancel at least 10 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.Duration: 6 hours

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