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No place in Norway stands so much out as Lofoten. There is no other place like it. Majestic mountains that meets the ocean, and in between them, tiny fishing villages. Where people for generations have survived by fishing. This place opens opportunities for great adventures and new experiences. Join us on a magical journey through Lofoten. We have planned something special for you.
‘Lofoten is a unique gem in the world. Seeing the Aurora here is absolutely spectacular’ – Guide, OlaNordic
Perhaps on of the most magical phenomena in the world – Northern Lights.
Our guides are trained at finding the best locations so when you are here with us – you have the best chance to see the lights. Not only see it, our guides are trained in photography and will teach you to capture better aurora pictures and take photos of you and aurora!
Our travel program is just for you. We have no other activities with other guests. Among the many activities we will do, Lofoten is world-famous for Cod-Fishing, and we are heading out to catch it! Another activity that Lofoten can offer riding Icelandic horses along the snow-covered beach. Snow Shoeing surrounded by Lofoten’s giant mountains is a classic experience!
During our activities close to Tromsø we will stepping into the forest of Norway with traditional cross-country skies, and snow-shoes on a different day. To light a bonfire in the forest and enjoy the serenity.
We love nature. In all our tours, nature is in focus. During the journey, we will go through all the iconic landscape that makes Norway special: Fjords, Forest, Mountains, and Seaside.
Tromsø City – We will end our tour In Tromsø. The biggest city in Norway above the Arctic Circle. Enjoy spending some leisurely time here to rest up before our Aurora Hunts at night!
11:00 A.M or 13:00 P.M (local time CEST)
Upon arriving at Evenes Airport – we will drive 3 hours before arriving at Lofoten’s biggest towns: Svolvær – Here, we will stay for two nights. Our first day we will rest after a long flight. We have included a dinner at a local restaurant named ‘The Kitchen’ -serving seafood dishes. Take a stroll after dinner and explore Svolvær’s streets. As the evening comes, we will see if the aurora invites us out.
Spend the night in the Anker Brygge Lodge or similar
As we have a late breakfast for everyone to sleep in after their flight. We start our day of discovery. We are heading out to hike on snowshoes. We pick the location based on the recent avalanche warnings. If it is considered safe, we will safely head our way up a mountain-side – to get a view of the Lofoten’s landscape. Perhaps we can see whales at a distance, coming up from the ocean. After a fun time snow shoeing, we are visiting Henningsvær Fishing Village. Known for its football field set in a dramatic location. We are starting with lunch here followed by a photo tour of 2-3 locations. Heading back to Svolvær we are stopping to town and you may join the guide shopping in at a local grocery store. Have dinner on your own tonight, either by cooking in the cabin or exploring Svolvær’s many restaurants.
Spend the night in the Anker Brygge Lodge or similar.
Today we are departing Svolvær. After two hours of driving and a quick photo stop we are arriving in Ballstad. We are heading on a boat, towards the open ocean, we are going Cod-Fishing. Weather and our guide will determine how long we can stay out, at most 2 hours. Hopefully we will catch fish that can be cooked in the evening. We are heading to Leknes for lunch, stopping at a homely café for some delicious warm drinks and local dishes. After our lunch and a stop at a local grocery store for our dinner tonight, we are heading to Reine. Reine is a place out of a fairy-tale! We are staying in local lodges and tonight we are cooking our fish we caught, and other sea food dishes. The guide invite you learn cooking the dishes and also invite you to cook your own dishes if desired.
Spend the night in the Reine Rorbuer Lodge or similar.
Start day 4 with a Norwegian breakfast prepared by the guide in your lodge. Today we are focusing on seeing and capturing Reine’s best photo locations. Bring your camera of let the guide use his camera to take your pictures. We will take a lunch break at Anita’s Seafood Restaurant before we continue. After many location-stops and great footage recorded, we are heading to Maren Anna Restaurant, which is a small, locally famous restaurant. End the day taking an evening stroll in town while we wait for the aurora to return.
Spend the night in the Reine Rorbuer Lodge or similar
Today we are departing Reine, and Lofoten. After breakfast in our lodges, we are heading out to visit Hauklandstranda Beach for a unique winter beach photo. We continue driving and our next stop is horse riding at Hov Gård Horse Ranch. Lunch will be at Hov Gård. Our horse riding begins and last for one hour in the spectacular natural beauty of Gimsøy Island. After 1-hours horse ride, we are departing Hov Gård and Gimsøya and heading on a 3-hour drive to Harstad. Arriving in Harstad, we will check in at a central town hotel. Enjoy the evening strolling down the towns quiet streets.
Spend the night in the Thon Hotel Harstad or similar
Wake up early as we are heading on a speed-ferry to Tromsø lasting 3-hours. Arriving in Tromsø, we are going cross-country skiing. A quick stop at the shop to find your fashionable cross-country shoes and skies! For those who don’t want skies, an easier option is snowshoes. We drive for 1 hour into the countryside to start out adventure for today. Walking into the snowy landscape our guide will give you a practical course in cross-country skiing. Returning to Tromsø, you will check in at one of Tromsø’s best hotels, Hotel With. Enjoy a leisurely walk in Tromsø’s Storgata street. Dinner is included for both two nights at the hotel, but we recommend Tromsø’s artic cuisine.
Spend the night in the Clarion Collection With Hotel or similar.
Today we will explore Tromsø and the nearby area. Among our destinations today is Ishavskatedralen Cathedral, Fjellheisen Cable Car, and an iconic fjord view. After today’s exploration around Tromsø, enjoy the rest of the day in the city, shopping or visit the numerous attractions seen on our city-map, that we will provide you. The evening comes and our guides will present you with all the memories and photos we took and give you all of them to share, for free of course. Enjoy resting this final night before your flight tomorrow.
Spend the night in the Clarion Collection With Hotel or similar.
As our final day is here, and our trip has come to an end. Our guide will drive you to Tromsø Airport after breakfast Hope you had a magical time, and that the magic of the aurora stays with you for a very long time!
Aurora Tours can not guarantee seeing northern lights as it is weather dependent, aurora tours are non-refundable.
There are 2 Hotel Buffet Dinners in this tour, and are already paid for and can not be refunded.
Activities like skiing, snow shoes, horse riding can be refunded, but ice fishing and boat fishing can not.
City Tours are not a part of our program, and you have free time in the city. We will give you our map to explore the city by yourselves. Please note us in advance if you have something special in mind, or want a city tour, we will happily include it in the itinerary.
Children up to 12 years can get a 50% price reduction on most of our tour when sharing room with 2 full paying people. Notify us first, before making the booking to get the price reduction!