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From Svolvær: Southern Lofoten Islands Photography Tour

1. From Svolvær: Southern Lofoten Islands Photography Tour

Discover the southern side of the Lofoten Islands on this tour designed especially for budding or experienced photographers. After getting picked up from your hotel in Svolvær, head to the Atlantic side of the islands, where nature is in its purest and most untamed state. Visit the area of Flakstad and see its colorful rocks, seaside, and colorful farms. At Ramberg, discover a different side to the island, where surfers flock each year for the best waves.  During your tour, you will discover an area full of history, folklore, and traditions. Visit historical small fishing hamlets full of colors and surrounded by an enchanting landscape that makes these islands a paradise for photographers. Explore towns such as Reine, Nusfjord, Hamnøy with their traditional fishermen’s houses, wooden racks, fishing boats, and historical buildings. Learn more about the culture and traditions of the area from your local photographer guide who will also find the best photo opportunities and teach you how to get the most out of your camera.

From Svolvaer: Searching for the Northern Lights

2. From Svolvaer: Searching for the Northern Lights

Witness nature’s most dramatic light show in a spectacular natural setting on this Northern Lights tour from Svolvær. Stop along the way at the village of Kabelvåg to warm up with hot drinks and cake at a typical Norwegian pub. During your safari, you will walk among silent forests, frozen lakes and old fishing hamlets. You will enjoy the best spots to admire the “Queen”, the Aurora Borealis. Depending on the solar activity, your guide will select the right place and point of observation for you. Your narrative guide will tell you about the myths and legends of the Northern lights and the impact they have had on the Scandinavian population. This tour is suitable for everybody.

Lofoten Islands: Midnight Sun Excursion

3. Lofoten Islands: Midnight Sun Excursion

Whether you find yourself walking on a beach, or along a mountain track, your thoughts will travel to the rest of the world, where everyone is sleeping under a mantle of stars, while you are warmed by the rays of a sun which never sets. When morning comes, you will wonder if if was all just a dream. This excursion to observe the midnight sun takes place in the western part of the Island. This area, towards the ocean, is where the landscapes best mirror the harsh nature of the archipelago, and where the phenomenon of the midnight sun shows itself in all its glory. During this tour, you can relax in a comfortable minivan. Benefit from a small group tour to create an intime environment and in order to receive the best possible service.

Lofoten Islands: Summer Photography Tour to Haukland beach

4. Lofoten Islands: Summer Photography Tour to Haukland beach

Visit the Atlantic coast of the islands, which is the wildest side where nature reveals its purest and most untamed form. See the colorful wooden houses in Eggum, the beautiful tropical beaches at Haukland, and the surfing paradise of Unstad.  Discover the history, culture, and folklore or the Lofoten Islands as you isiting explore ancient fishing hamlets with picturesque architecture including Kabelvåg, and Henningsvær. All these historical sites, together with the beauty of nature and the power of the natural light will capture your eyes and your imagination.

Winter photography tour to Reine

5. Winter photography tour to Reine

Be picked up at a local hotel before traveling to the Gimsøy Bridge, a bridge between the islands of Austvågøya and Gimsøya for a photo stop. Continue traveling, before stopping in Borg, a village with a beautiful panoramic view. Stop in Flakstadøy, another of the small islands in the Lofoten Archipelago, with beautiful landscapes and mountains, and Moskensøy, another small island home to the Norwegian Fishing Village Museum, and a museum that houses over 2,500 dolls from around Europe. Also stop in Ramberg, the administrative Center of Nordland County. See Hamnøy and Reine, two small fishing villages in the archipelago. Stop in Sakrisøy, a small island at the food of Olstind, one of Lofoten’s most iconic mountains, known for its seafood and beautiful mountains.

From Svolvær: Midnight Sun Photography Tour

6. From Svolvær: Midnight Sun Photography Tour

Try your hand at nocturnal photography in the Arctic region of Norway and admire the golden light at midnight. Take unforgettable pictures with a photographer/guide at your disposal who will drive you to the perfect spots throughout the Lofoten Archipelago so you can capture the stunning Arctic scenery the unique midnight summer colors. Travel to the Atlantic side of the Lofoten Islands, the wildest, most untamed part of the coastline where the sun shines throughout the night. The white nights are a special phenomenon that can be observed at this latitude from May until the end of July. If you don't have a camera, let your guide shoot for you. You don't have to be a professional photographer, just a real lover of untamed nature. Your guide will send you the memorable shots they snap by email at no additional cost.

Lofoten: 2-to-3-Hour Snowshoe Tour

7. Lofoten: 2-to-3-Hour Snowshoe Tour

Just a few kilometers from Svolvær, experience the untouched beauty of the Norwegian wilderness via a snowshoe tour. After convenient pickup from your accommodation in Svolvær or Kabelvåg, head to the vast forests, frozen lakes, and wide, snowy plateaus that make the region a portrait of Arctic beauty. The 3-hour experience is possible for almost anyone, with your local snowshoe guide providing tips and tricks for those uninitiated to snowshoeing. After a tour of the stark and beautiful wilderness, complete with historical details and information about the unique ecosystem, enjoy a hot beverage to warm up—the perfect way to cap off your Arctic adventure.

Svolvaer: Lofoten Islands 5-Hour Tour with Photographer

8. Svolvaer: Lofoten Islands 5-Hour Tour with Photographer

On this 5-hour excursion, discover the Lofoten archipelago with a professional guide in comfortable transportation. You'll not only visit some of the characteristic fishing villages which have made these islands famous, but you'll also visit areas of unspoiled nature, the most extraordinary parts of this beautiful set of islands. First, you'll drive through the Gimsøy island and take in its amazing white sandy beaches, lakes, mountains, landscapes, and its historical wooden church. Then, continue on to Bøstad where you'll stop at a panoramic viewpoint. The tour continues to the Vestfjord side where you have the chance to visit Henningsvær, the Venice of the North, as well as Kabelvåg. Both are fishing villages where you can breathe in the history and atmosphere of ancient times when fishermen used to gather here to participate in the cod fishing season. Don't miss out on this opportunity to see the best that these islands can offer.

Svolvaer: Lofoten Islands 5-Hour Tour with Photographer

9. Svolvaer: Lofoten Islands 5-Hour Tour with Photographer

See the most spectacular locations that these islands offer, both natural, historical, and cultural. Sit on pure white beaches facing a crystal sea to admire imposing mountains and magnificent cliffs, where the waves of the North Sea break. Visit archaeological sites and learn the story of the Viking population and the origins of this land. Walk amongst the old Rorbu (fishermen’s houses) in the different, colorful villages of the islands. Take the chance to taste the various typical products of these islands in some characteristic local restaurants. Explore the area's unspoilt nature, the most genuine and extraordinary part of this beautiful archipelago. Drive through Gimsøy Island and its amazing white sandy beaches, lakes, mountains, landscape and historical wooden church. Continue to Bøstad and stop to marvel at the panoramic view. Move on to the Vestfjord side for the chance to visit Henningsvær, the Venice of the north and Kabelvåg. In these old fishing villages, breath in the history and atmosphere of the ancient times, as fishermen used to gather here to participate in the cod fishing season. More and more famous photographers and artists gather up here each year to catch the beauty of these islands. The magnificent northern lights have inspired and continue to inspire artists from all over the world. Search for the best spots and learn you how to use your camera to capture the beautiful sights.

Chase the Northern Lights with a Photographer

10. Chase the Northern Lights with a Photographer

Embark on a dynamic and exciting excursion on this unique guided drive all along the archipelago in search of the aurora—for those who want to chase the magically elusive northern lights. You won’t be just a simple spectator, but an active part of this adventure with a magnificent show that you'll never forget. Over the course of this 5-hour tour, an experienced guide will introduce you to the mystery of the northern lights and the impact they have had on local populations, scientists and philosophers for centuries. A photographer will teach you how to take the best pictures of the aurora borealis with all the necessary photography tips on how to get the best shot, how to use your tripod and how to set up your camera. Not only will you experience the fascinating natural phenomenon of the north, but you'll also learn how to maximize your photography skills and create your own beautiful memories. 

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What people are saying about Svolvær

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Our guide was really great, very interesting. He helped us set up our cameras and told us lots of facts about Lofoten. We were unlucky with the weather but he did everything to help us find the auroras even if that evening they were very discreet. He gave us lots of advice for the following days which allowed us to take beautiful photos afterwards.

Wonderful experience thanks to the sympathy, cordiality, availability and professionalism of Maurizio ... We have seen and photographed postcard landscapes ... Simply gorgeous !!

Really had a nice time. Our guide was extremely nice and very knowledgeable about Norway The tour was relax and we saw so many place. Hope to come back soon. Thanks

Fantastic experience! We managed to see the northern lights even when the weather was cloudy with KP2. The guide Eric is very professional, patient and helpful.

The tour actually lasted almost 7 hours with interesting stops and a very knowledgeable and nice guide, Eric.