Lofoten Islands
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  • Lofoten Islands: Trollfjord Cruise By Silent Electric Ship

    1. Lofoten Islands: Trollfjord Cruise By Silent Electric Ship

    Departing from the Svolvær harbor in the morning, you’ll set out for Trollfjord, about an hour away. On the way you can take in the breathtaking views in comfortable, panoramic lounges and multi-level decks. Experience a unique perspective on the mysterious depths of this fjord with incredible underwater drone stream. What do you think hides beneath the surface? Spend some time in Trollfjord, exploring white-tailed eagles soaring against the backdrop of soaring mountains. The engaging crew will tell you about the wildlife, landscape and history of the resilient communities that live in this epic coastal landscape. Onboard there’s a selection of beverages and local foods for purchase.

    The electrical boat is perfect for such a trip. The guide had a nice way to give historical information about the place and trip.

  • Explore the Lofoten Islands

    2. Explore the Lofoten Islands

    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 Svolvaer: Searching for the Northern Lights

    3. 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.

  • Svolvaer: Lofoten Islands 5-Hour Tour with Photographer

    4. 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 opportunit...

    The trip was really nice, very interesting; the guide Maurizio was really perfect, so kind and gave us a lot of valuable information. Really satisfied!

  • From Svolvær: Southern Lofoten Islands Photography Tour

    5. 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...

    A nice and friendly tour guide. He gave us ample time to take pictures grab lunch and show some scenic viewpoints.

  • Photography Tour of the Lofoten Islands

    6. Photography Tour of the Lofoten Islands

    Situated 200 kilometers above the Polar Circle, the Lofoten Islands archipelago offers the perfect location to take unforgettable photos of the Arctic lights. Inhabited since the Viking age, these islands offer steep peaks rising 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 tour you will visit the Atlantic side of the archipelago—the wild side—where nature shows its purest and untamed form. The fantastic fishing villages of Kabelvåg and Henningsvær remind visitors of a glorious past while Henningsvær captivates with picturesque architecture. In Kabelvåg the well-preserved buildings from the Middles Ages tell the story of local culture and agriculture—all these historical sites will capture your photographic eye and your imagination. An English-speaking guide will lead the tour over seven ...

  • Lofoten Islands: Midnight Sun Excursion

    7. 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.

  • From Svolvær: Midnight Sun Photography Tour

    8. 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.

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What people are saying about Lofoten Islands

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 30 reviews

Worth every penny. We were lucky and had fantastic weather. The staff is super friendly and explains everything you need to know. There are blankets and lambskins on the boat to keep you warm outside - but inside you almost feel like you are outside through the large panes. We were able to see and photograph many many eagles. It was the highlight of my trip in Lofoten :)

Wonderful trip to the Trollfjord on a modern vessel. We enjoyed amazing views on the mountains and the fjord. We had a little stop and watched a live stream from an underwater drone, the crew was super friendly, ready to help and to provide information. An absolute recommendation.

The trip was really nice, very interesting; the guide Maurizio was really perfect, so kind and gave us a lot of valuable information. Really satisfied!

It was a really great experience. The guides are very nice and especially the silent boat is amazing! Would definitely recommend!

A nice and friendly tour guide. He gave us ample time to take pictures grab lunch and show some scenic viewpoints.