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Arctic Winter Adventure in Lofoten

From $2372 Per Person

Semi Guided, 5 Days/4 Nights
Dates:  Daily, January 2 - March 31, 2020

The Lofoten Islands lie just at the edge of the Arctic Circle. They are home to some of Northern Europe's oldest mountain ranges and are a great place for outdoor adventures all year round. Winter gives the opportunity to hunt the magnificent Northern Lights. This 5-day package gives you the best of what Lofoten has to offer during the winter. Option to add additional activities in or extend your stay to experience even more.  

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Dates: Daily, January 2 - March 31, 2020

Day 1: Arrival in Svolvaer (Lofoten)

Arrive in Svolvaer and transfer to your accommodation where you will spend the next 4 nights. Sleep in some of the original fisherman's cabins (Rorbu) and enjoy a taste of what it was like to live in this area as some of the fisherman did. Relax and enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel. 

Accommodation in Svolvaer

Day 2: Fisherman's Village Walk

After breakfast, relax or walk into the village to look around on your own. Or, sign up for an optional excursion this morning. Example:  Snowshoe hike (3 hrs) with our local guide in Lofoten's splendid nature. Using modern aluminum snowshoes with good bindings and light, easy-to-adjust walking poles will give you a whole new world to roam in. Our guide will pick you up from your accommodation. 

This evening, depart on a village walk with a local expert. Learn why people live in Lofoten. What is stockfish and what do they do with it? How did the fishermen live 100 years ago, and what did a "rorbu" actually look like? What happened in the Trollfjord in 1890? Did you know that the first shop in Svolvær is still intact? Hear the stories, ask the questions, smell and taste the stockfish.

After the tour, evening on your own. 

Accommodation in Svolvaer

Day 3: Sea Eagle Safari & Northern Lights hunt by horseback

After breakfast, get to learn more about the marine life in the Lofoten Islands. The day starts with a lecture and slide show on local birds, mammals, geology and climate in Lofoten. After the lecture you board the boat and sail into the Vestfjord, and the Trollfjord. You are very likely to get close encounters with the white tailed sea eagle and many other sea birds.


After your safari, relax until you depart on your evening adventure at 9 pm (4 hours)  - horseback riding to search for the northern lights! Ride along sandy beaches, past ancient remnants from the Viking age, and on ridges with beautiful views. You will also ride by stockfish racks. Hopefully you will have a chance to see the northern lights. The guide will adjust the horses and the pace to the riders' experience. 

Accommodation in Svolvaer

Day 4: Winter Kayak trip & Northern Lights hunt - part 2

After breakfast, depart with your sea kayak guide who will pick you up from the reception by car or minibus, and take you to the starting point. Explore a quiet and peaceful venues in our beautiful seascape.
Your guides will focus on the cultural and natural history of the area that they live in, and share basic tips on paddling technique. You will notice that nature conservation is embedded in everything they do. A lunch pack will be provided by your hotel. Recommended to bring your own thermos to fill up while out and about. After the trip your guide will drop you back at your accommodation.

This evening at 9 pm (3-6 hrs depending on weather and light activity), chase the lights one more time.  Exclusive aurora hunt by local Aurora Jager guide who finds the aurora almost every time. He will take you to his secret spots. Be prepared for a long night, hours in the car, and waiting outside in all kinds of weather and temperatures. The Aurora Jager will go to extreme lengths to find lady Aurora. Make sure you have proper winter clothing with you on your trip. 

Accommodation in Svolvaer

Day 5: Depart Lofoten

Enjoy your last breakfast this morning before your transfer back to the Svolvaer airport. 

OR stay an extra night! Please inquire!

Single supplement: on request.

Your Trip Includes the Following:
The above sample daily program may be modified depending on current season and weather conditions whilst in Svolvaer.

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This package is priced LAND ONLY. If you need assistance with booking your airfare, let us know and we will be happy to help you.

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