Welcome to Lofoten

The main islands, Austvågøy, Vestvågøy, Flakstadøy and Moskenesøy, are separated from the mainland by Vestfjorden, but all are connected by road bridges and tunnels. On each are sheltered bays, sheep pastures and picturesque villages. The vistas and the special quality of the Arctic light have long attracted artists, whose work is displayed in galleries throughout the islands. One of the best ways to appreciate the unparalleled views is to follow the E10 road – which runs along the islands from tip to toe – and take every detour you have time for en route.

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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.

$126.38 Outdoor Activities

Midnight Sun Hiking in Lofoten Islands

Our guide lets you discover the best places where the midnight sun can be observed. Guests will enjoy nature and light, night and day at the same time. In Lofoten Islands the sun never sets from May to the end of July and with this excursion you will enjoy hiking under a golden light, the Arctic summer night.The golden light, the sun, the white sandy beaches, the blue sky, the sound of silence; hiking in Lofoten is an experience one will never forget.Warm drinks and chocolate will be offered during the whole trip.This is very simple hiking and it fits everybody.

$115.55 Outdoor Activities

Nature Hike in Lofoten

Upon hotel pickup you’re transferred to the starting point of your 3-hour guided hike, which covers a distance of about 5 miles (8 km) — suitable for all skill levels. This seasonal excursion is a great way to connect with the natural treasures of Austvågøya Island, one of the larger islands in the Lofoten archipelago.Set out with a group and follow your guide on foot through a wondrous landscape. From sweeping vistas of mountain lakes to the subtle beauty of tiny arctic flowers, the panoramic scenery of the enchanting Lofoten Islands changes with each step.You’ll stop for snacks and photo ops before return transport to your hotel.

$151.37 Shore Excursions

Private Tour at Gravdal, South of the Lofoten archipelago

This 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 • ÅNusfjord is the oldest and best preserved fishing village of the archipelago.Flakstad and Ramberg, on the Atlantic side, are famous for their white sandy beachesReine 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 !!

$151.37 Shore Excursions

Private Tour at Gravdal, North of the Lofoten archipelago

This 6-hour tour picks you up at your port and takes you to see top attractions of north of the Lofoten archipelago, like: • Haukland • Unstad • Eggum • Bøstad • Henningsvær Haukland is famous for its stunning nature which combines the beauty of the Atlantic sea with steep and old mountains.Eggum is a small fishing village, just 80 residents, surrounded by severe mountains, amazing hikes and colorful wooden houses.Unstad with its wild landscape and high waves which make it the surfers’ paradise.Henningsvær, one of the oldest fishing villages, known as the “Venice of the north” because of its big channel and old houses built on stilts. A very authentic village full of history, colors and traditions.You will stop in Bøstad too where you can take fantastic pictures.This tour is thought to make you discover the north of the Lofoten archipelago.After your private tour, return to Gravdal port to your ship.

$1482.31 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Community Sailing Trip in Norway

We include you into planning each day’s itinerary. We are true to a real sailing spirit and plan together with the wind, weather and you! Therefore, please just treat the below itinerary as a general idea. We will customize it to meet your crew wishes and the current weather. Only the mad ones sail against the wind! Day 1 TROMSØ: The starting point of our Midnight Sun route is Tromsø, also known as “The Paris of the North”. With 75,000 inhabitants, it is the largest city in the north of Norway.Day 2-3 HARSTAD: Arriving in Harstad, in the distance we spot the towering cliffs of the island of Grytøya. Harstad is the last town we’ll encounter on our way. We stop a few hours for rest and dinner, and organise our teams for our “night” sailing!Day 4 TROLLFJORDEN: If there is one place where we have a chance to spot Trolls, it’s definitely here! This magnificent 2km long fjord is only accessed through a 100m narrow opening cutting. The perfect place for an overnight stop, telling each other troll stories and follow the course of the midnight sun.Day 5 HENNINGSVÆR: A fisherman village nicknamed the “Venice if the North”. We’ll moor our gondola for the night in the tiny harbour and head for the first Italian pizzeria. Henningsvær is built across a series of islands connected by bridges.Day 6 REINE: Seen by many as the most beautiful village in Norway, this tiny fishing village is dominated by impressive peaks and spectacular fjords. From Reine we could hike to the top of Reinebringen (a three hour steep round trip) and enjoy epic views of the Reinefjorden and Lofotveggen (the Lofoten wall), a massive rise of peaks closing the horizon.Day 7 SVOLVÆR: The town of Svolvær, which is the main settlement in the Lofoten, is also an important fishing port. A vibrant place with many cafes, bars, restaurants and museums, it is connected to the mainland by regular ferries. Time to rest our sea legs, check out how land sick we are, and why not an evening climb to “The Goat”, the characteristic local mountain visible from the town offering incredible views for those brave enough to perform the famous “Svolvær Goat leap.Day 8 KEEP THE CONNECTION:  is the day to say goodbye. All the miles sailed, skills gained and time shared with others will make you bond and build relationships. Cherish these, keep in touch and remember that our Sailing family is there. See you another time!