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Lofoten Islands: Summer Photography Tour to Haukland beach

1. 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.

Svolvaer: Lofoten Islands 5-Hour Tour with Photographer

2. 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

3. 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.

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What people are saying about Vestvågøy

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 38 reviews

A wonderful day! Maurizio is a trained guide and he told us many things about the islands and traditions. Fortunately there were only four of us, so we were able to make many stops to take pictures. It must be said, however, that even if the group had been full, it would have been a group of up to eight people. I heard that Lofoten Lights also organizes winter tours to photograph the Northern Lights, if I can make this trip, I will definitely contact them for the tour!

It was a really great tour. We were only two people and were therefore able to enjoy this individual excursion all the more. Many thanks to our extremely competent and friendly guide Maurizio

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.

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!

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