Lofoten under the Midnight Sun

9 days | 8 nights

BODØ – SVOLVÆR – TROMSØ

The Lofoten Archipelago is a paradise for discovering the Norwegian nature and small villages under the midnight sun. Go between the islands by kayak, try your luck fishing or watch the sea eagles in the sky. The islands are anchored in the stormy waters of the Norwegian Sea, well above the Arctic Circle. This wild jewel offers a majestic mountain scenery, deep blue fjords, bird colonies and beautiful surf beaches.

 

Bodø is situated on a peninsula in northern Norway and offers many different adventures. Here you can paddle kayak or golf in the midnight sun. Bodø is home to around 50 000 people and is one of the most dynamic cities in the country, with a lively urban scene. For those interested in arts and crafts, Bodø has a diverse community of local artists and glassblowers.

 

Svolvær is the largest city in the Lofoten archipelago and the capital of Lofoten. The first thing that strikes you in Svolvær is its location. Wherever you are, whatever your look, the view is beautiful. Svolvær is the main starting point for excursions to the Trollfjord, one of Norway’s most spectacular fjords.

 

Tromsø is a modern city in the Arctic and a place where nature and culture are in perfect alliance. From 20 May to 20 July, the midnight sun shines all day long, allowing you to participate in various activities 24 hours a day. For outdoor enthusiasts, the city center of Tromsø is located close to untouched nature, which offers many opportunities for activities such as hiking, fishing, kayaking or trekking with sled dogs.

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Day 1 – 2 Arrival at Bodø

RIB Excursion to Saltstraumen

Hurtigruten Cruise from Bodø to Svolvær

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Day 3 RIB Excursion to Trollfjorden More information
Day 4 Sea Kayak Excursion More information
Day 5 – 6 Hurtigruten Overnight Cruise from Svolvær to Tromsø More information
Day 7 – 8 Hiking with Husky Dogs

Boat Excursion

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Day 9 Departure from Tromsø More information

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One night in a four star hotel in the centre of Bodø, incl. breakfast
RIB Excursion to Saltstraumen (12:30–14:30)
Hurtigruten Voyage six hours from Bodø to Svolvær at the Lofoten archipelago without cabin
Transfer from the Hurtigruten quay to the hotel
Three nights in a category S fisherman’s cabin at the Svinøya Rorbuer Svolvær at the Lofoten archipelago, incl. breakfast
RIB Excursion to the Trollfjord
Sea Kayaking (10:00-14:00)
Transfer from the hotel to the Hurtigruten quay
Overnight Hurtigruten Voyage from Svolvær to Tromsø in Polar Inslde Cabin, incl. breakfast
Three nights in a four star hotel in the centre of Tromsø, incl. breakfast
Hiking with Husky Dogs (09:30-14:00)
Boat Excursion (09:00-14:30)
Transfer from the hotel to Tromsø Airport

Not included

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Airline Tickets to Bodø and from Tromsø
All activitites not mentioned as “included”

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Optional

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Dinner onboard the ship when sailing from Bodø to Svolvær
Outside cabin during the voyage from Svolvær to Tromsø
Lunch during the voyage from Svolvær to Tromsø
Sea Kayak Excursion under the Midnight Sun in Tromsø

As from 1640 EUR / adult

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1 June – 31 August 2019

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DAY 1

Arrival at Bodø

One night in a four star hotel in the centre of Bodø, incl. breakfast

DAY 2

RIB Excursion to Saltstraumen (12:30–14:30)

Saltstraumen is the most powerful tidal stream in the world. Four hours every day, 368 billion liters of water rush into a narrow passage which is only 150 meters wide and 31 meters deep. These conditions cause so much intense shaking and downward pressure that it can be dangerous to sail through the Saltstraumen outside of specific times. You will be seated comfortably and safely in a sturdy inflatable boat with powerful outboard engines and commanded by a highly experienced and knowledgeable captain. You will also have great chances to observe sea eagles during this excursion. A day of exhilarating adventure in the heart of the Norwegian nature is waiting for you.

Hurtigruten Voyage from Bodø to Svolvær

Departure from Bodø at 15:00
Arrival to Svolvær at the Lofoten Archipelago at 21:00
Possibility to include dinner onboard the ship
Transfer from the Hurtigruten quay to the hotel
Three nights in a category S fisherman’s sabin at the Svinøya Rorbuer Svolvær at the Lofoten archipelago, incl. breakfast
Possibility to book a category M, L or suite at a supplement

DAY 3

RIB Excursion to Trollfjorden

The Trollfjord is one the most visited destionation during the summer at Lofoten. The Trollfjord is a branch of Raftsundet and is located east of the Lofoten Islands on Austvågøya. The fjord is 2 km long and the access to the fjord is only 100 meters wide.

DAY 4

Sea Kayaking (10:00-14:00)

During this excursion, we will visit some small islands, bays and beaches. The region is well known for its seabirds, notably the largest bird in Europe: the white-tailed eagle! Seals and otters have been spotted, but they are very shy on the Lofoten Islands. We disembark for lunch at a suitable place. Do not forget to bring your own food and drinks. Please note that you must have valid travel insurance for this activity.

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DAY 5

Overnight Hurtigruten Voyage from Svolvær to Tromsø

Transfer from the hotel to the Hurtigruten Quay
Departure from Svolvær at 22:00
One night in a Polar Inside cabin, incl. breakfast
Possibility to book an outside cabin at a variable supplement
Possibility to include lunch onboard the ship

DAY 6

Arrival at Tromsø

Arrival at Tromsø at 14:00
Three nights in a four star hotel in the centre of Tromsø, incl. breakfast

DAY 7

Hiking with Husky Dogs (09:30-14:00)

We will visit a husky farm outside Tromsø, where you will have the opportunity to explore the spectacular nature of Northern Norway during an easy hike. An experienced guide will accompany you with some of the best trained dogs. Throughout the hike, you will see the fjords and mountains that surround Tromsø, and if you are lucky, you could also spot some of the wild animals living in northern Norway. You will also have the opportunity to meet the newborn puppies. Please bring warm clothes, rain jacket or anorak and hiking shoes.

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DAY 8

Boat Excursion (09:00-14:30)

Join us for a beautiful boat trip down the fjord on a charming wooden boat: the Queen Fjord or the Polar Queen. It is a perfect opportunity to discover the Arctic Sea, its fauna and majestic landscapes. We will sail around the majestic fjords of Tromsø and enjoy delicious Arctic fish, drinks and snacks. Keep your camera ready at all times, as you will have incredible photo opportunities.

Optional: Sea Kayaking under the Midnight Sun (21:00-02:30)

In the light of the midnight sun, we go on a maritime exploration, as the Norwegians have done since the time of the Vikings and well before. We will give you an introduction to kayaking on the beach before starting the tour. We use stable double or single kayaks that are ideal for beginners. It does not take long to master the basics! Your guides will choose a route that will give you the best chance to explore the midnight sun and marine life. The weather conditions will decide where we will paddle, but it will be on Kvaløya, just outside the city of Tromsø. This will be a good time to observe the seabirds that are very active at this time of the day. We use double kayaks, which are ideal for beginners, but you can choose an individual kayak if you have some experience and want a little extra challenge.

DAY 9

Departure from Tromsø

Transfer from the hotel to Tromsø Airport
End of programme.

 Kayak in Tromsø - Photo by C.H. - Visitnorway.com - Innovasjon Norge

LOFOTEN UNDER THE MIDNIGHT SUN

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