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  • From Svolvaer: Sea Eagle Safari to Trollfjord

    1. From Svolvaer: Sea Eagle Safari to Trollfjord

    Begin the sea eagle safari from the quayside in Svolaerr. Travel by boat through the beautiful Raftsundet strait before entering Trollfjorden. This is one of the most dramatic sceneries that Norway has to offer, and in an open boat, you can appreciate its spectacular natural beauty. There is a large population of sea eagles in Raftsundet. See if you can spot these majestic birds which have the largest wingspan in the world, at a length of up to 2.65 meters. Keep your camera at the ready to snap photos of the eagles, and if you are lucky, see them circle above the boat.

    It was amazing to see the sea eagles catch fish in the beautiful fjord. The speedboat was fast, which made it fun, but at the same time I always felt safe.

  • Lofoten Islands: Trollfjord Cruise By Silent Electric Ship

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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: Traditional Fishing Trip

    5. Lofoten: Traditional Fishing Trip

    Join the MS Symra for an authentic fishing experience in the Lofoten Islands. Depending on the season, you could catch anything from traditional skrei to mackerel, coalfish, haddock and coastal cod. Once onboard, enjoy a brief introduction to the fishing tools and equipment featured. There are 10 fishing stations onboard, so you will share with another guest. After having caught your fares, learn how to fillet the fish on board and feel free to take your catch home with you if you wish. During your trip, you will receive professional guidance from your crew and experience a taste of life in Lofotfisket through stories and anecdotes. No fishing experience is required for this activity.

    It was a fantastsc fishing trip The captain was very naice. We can recommand the trip too everyone

  • Chase the Northern Lights with a Photographer

    6. 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 you 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 mem...

  • Svolvaer: Lofoten Islands 5-Hour Tour with Photographer

    7. 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!

  • Svolvaer: Lofoten Islands 5-Hour Tour with Photographer

    8. 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 vis...

    Extremely relaxing tour. The guide was cool and brought us to a lot of beautiful places for phototaking. There was sufficient time at each stop. The lunch place was great too.

  • From Svolvær: Southern Lofoten Islands Photography Tour

    9. 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

    10. 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 ...

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 126 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.

Great tour! The weather was perfect - blue skies and sunshine, our guide was very nice, answered a lot of questions about the sea eagles and fjords and showed us some great spots. Definitely a highlight!

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!

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