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Winter Adventure in Lofoten

Experience the unique archipelago in wintertime

Winter Adventure in Lofoten

Experience the unique archipelago in wintertime

From USD 2816

If you are looking for a winter trip that combines fun activities with spectacular nature, this is the trip for you! The world-famous archipelago of Lofoten is a must-see at this time of the year. You will avoid the large tourist crowds, get close to winter-clad mountains while doing a snowshoe trip, and the arctic waters while paddling a kayak, going on a sea eagle safari, and also doing a fishing trip. Last but not least, the evenings will be spent gazing up to the sky looking for the mythical Northern Lights!

Highlights

  • Sea eagle safari to Trollfjorden
  • Fishing trip from Svolvær
  • Kayak trip through islets and reefs
  • Snowshoeing in spectacular winter landscape
  • Visits at unique fishing villages such as Henningsvær and Nusfjord
  • The mythical Northern Lights

Lofoten is a unique and partly isolated portion of our elongated country. A visit here during the enchanting winter months will give you experiences you'll never forget! In February and March, the snow lies like sprinkled sugar on the mountain tops, we get both dark nights and long bright days, the large tourist crowds are absent, and cod fishing is at its height. In other words, this is a perfect time to experience the archipelago.

Over the course of six days, we move south from Svolvær to Ballstad at the same time as we take part in exciting activities such as a sea eagle safari to Trollfjorden, a fishing trip from Svolvær, kayaking among islets and reefs, and a full day snowshoe trip among the majestic Lofoten mountains. In between, we visit idyllic fishing villages such as Henningsvær and Nusfjord, go on a hike from Haukland to Uttakleiv, and maybe - if the guests are up for it, go for a swim in the Arctic waters. And of course the Northern Lights. We monitor the weather closely throughout the trip so that we also get to experience this spectacular light phenomenon.

We look forward to showing you Lofoten this winter!

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Dates and booking

Sun 12. February - Fri 17. February 2023

USD 2816Limited availability

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Sun 05. Mars - Fri 10. Mars 2023

USD 2816Limited availability

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Opening hours
Mon - Fri: 09 - 16

Opening time info (Holidays)

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Safety

  • 24 hour emergency standby team
  • Guides with training in first aid
  • First aid equipment available
  • Cooperation with Turlegen.no for medical advice while in the field

Safety and grading of trips

Physical level

2/6 Physical

We have to work a little to reach the destination. These are trips most people can handle, if they have a basic level of fitness. We sleep in comfortable tents and / or in cabins and hotels, but you do not have to have experience with tent life to join. The physical activity is the main element of the trip, such as cycling, kayaking, hiking, skiing / hiking or glacier hiking, but you do not need prior knowledge of the activity.

Safety and grading of trips

Risk level

2/6 Risk

Activities / trips with low risk. There are usually few incidents, and they are usually of such a nature that they can be treated locally.

Safety and grading of trips

Training and preperations

You do not need any previous experience with any of the activities mentioned in the program. This trip is for everyone.

Accommodation and food

You will stay at two different accommodations during the trip, Skårungen in Kabelvåg and Hattvika Lodge in Ballstad. The tour price is based on two people of the same sex sharing a twin room togheter.

For single rooms, there is a surcharge of 4000 NOK. This can be selected when the trip is booked on our website.

Other information

The easiest way to get to Svolvær is to either fly from Oslo, Bergen, or Trondheim (with Norwegian or SAS) to Bodø and from there with Widerøe. There are also trains from Oslo and Trondheim to Bodø, and speedboats from there and further out to Svolvær. 

If needed, we can assist with both transportation and extra accommodation in Svolvær both before and after the trip. Get in touch with us if this is desired.

We recommend that you bring with you one piece of luggage (we recommend a duffel bag since this is easier to carry around in the areas we visit than a trolley case) with clothes, toiletries, and items that are necessary when we are not doing the various activities. We also ask that you bring with you a day backpack for food, water, camera and extra clothes for the different activities we are going on.

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Winter adventure in Lofoten@Skaarungen (13)
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Day 1:Welcome to Lofoten!

We meet at the airport in Svolvær in the afternoon before we drive to our accommodation for the next two nights, Skårungen, just outside of Kabelvåg. We check into our rooms and have dinner together in the evening. The guide will go through the program with you and clarify any questions you may have before the trip really kicks off tomorrow.

We meet at the airport in Svolvær in the afternoon before we drive to our accommodation for the next two nights, Skårungen, just outside of Kabelvåg. We check into our rooms and have dinner together in the evening. The guide will go through the program with you and clarify any questions you may have before the trip really kicks off tomorrow.

ACCOMMODATION

Skårungen

MEALS

-,-,D

TRANSPORTATION

20 min

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Day 2:Sea eagle safari to Trollfjorden and visit to Henningsvær

After a hearty breakfast at our accommodation, we drive to Svolvær to join a spectacular sea eagle safari to Trollfjorden. With RIB, we whiz away on the Arctic waters before we reach one of the narrowest fjord arms in our country. Along the way, we keep an eye out for the majestic sea eagle that frequents the area. Back on land, we go south towards Henningsvær, one of Lofoten's most beautiful and well-kept fishing villages. We spend a couple of hours here before we drive back to Skårungen in the afternoon. A nice dinner is enjoyed at the hotel restaurant before we spend the evening hunting for the northern lights (as long as the weather is on our side).

After a hearty breakfast at our accommodation, we drive to Svolvær to join a spectacular sea eagle safari to Trollfjorden. With RIB, we whiz away on the Arctic waters before we reach one of the narrowest fjord arms in our country. Along the way, we keep an eye out for the majestic sea eagle that frequents the area. Back on land, we go south towards Henningsvær, one of Lofoten's most beautiful and well-kept fishing villages. We spend a couple of hours here before we drive back to Skårungen in the afternoon. A nice dinner is enjoyed at the hotel restaurant before we spend the evening hunting for the northern lights (as long as the weather is on our side).

ACCOMMODATION

Skårungen

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1 hour

DURATION

2 hours

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Day 3:Fishing trip from Svolvær and a coastal hike from Haukland to Uttakleiv

Ready for an extraordinary experience? Today we will take part in traditional Lofoten fishing! From Svolvær we once again go out to sea, this time to catch one of Norway's oldest export products, cod. We spend a couple of hours at sea before going back to the mainland. From Svolvær we drive further south to Vestvågøy where we will spend the next three nights at the gorgeous Hattvika Lodge in Ballstad. Before we get there, however, we go to Haukland to walk the coastal road to Uttakleiv and back. The road goes all the way down by the water's edge and gives us an unbeatable view of both the Lofoten mountains and the endless sea outside of the archipelago. Back again at Hauklandstranda, you will hopefully take on today's biggest challenge - a very refreshing swim in the Arctic ocean! After checking into Hattvika Lodge in the afternoon a delicious dinner awaits us in the evening. Maybe we finish it up with some more Northern Lights after dinner?

Ready for an extraordinary experience? Today we will take part in traditional Lofoten fishing! From Svolvær we once again go out to sea, this time to catch one of Norway's oldest export products, cod. We spend a couple of hours at sea before going back to the mainland. From Svolvær we drive further south to Vestvågøy where we will spend the next three nights at the gorgeous Hattvika Lodge in Ballstad. Before we get there, however, we go to Haukland to walk the coastal road to Uttakleiv and back. The road goes all the way down by the water's edge and gives us an unbeatable view of both the Lofoten mountains and the endless sea outside of the archipelago. Back again at Hauklandstranda, you will hopefully take on today's biggest challenge - a very refreshing swim in the Arctic ocean! After checking into Hattvika Lodge in the afternoon a delicious dinner awaits us in the evening. Maybe we finish it up with some more Northern Lights after dinner?

ACCOMMODATION

Hattvika Lodge

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

2 hours

DURATION

2 hours

DISTANCE

8 km

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Day 4:Kayak trip and visit to Nusfjord

We eat breakfast at Hattvika Lodge before we will embark on a beautiful kayak trip among islets and reefs. After five hours on the water, we drive towards Nusfjord, a small but very cozy fishing village that is wedged between steep mountainsides and the vast arctic ocean. We spend some time walking around the village, maybe enjoying a small lunch, or a refreshing drink before we drive back to Hattvika Lodge. In the evening we eat dinner together before spending the last hours outside if there is a chance to see the Northern Lights.

We eat breakfast at Hattvika Lodge before we will embark on a beautiful kayak trip among islets and reefs. After five hours on the water, we drive towards Nusfjord, a small but very cozy fishing village that is wedged between steep mountainsides and the vast arctic ocean. We spend some time walking around the village, maybe enjoying a small lunch, or a refreshing drink before we drive back to Hattvika Lodge. In the evening we eat dinner together before spending the last hours outside if there is a chance to see the Northern Lights.

ACCOMMODATION

Hattvika Lodge

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1 hour

DURATION

5 hours

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Day 5:Full day snowshoe hike among majestic mountains

On our last full day in Lofoten, we will spend the hours going on a snowshoe hike among spectacular mountains. Where the trip goes, how high up we have the opportunity to go, and how far we can go will depend on the weather and wind conditions, but we can promise you a fantastic experience! After many hours outside we return to our accommodation for some relaxing hours in the afternoon. Maybe we can tempt you with a dip in the hot tub to calm down your sore muscles? In the evening we enjoy our last dinner together before checking the conditions for the Northern Lights. 

On our last full day in Lofoten, we will spend the hours going on a snowshoe hike among spectacular mountains. Where the trip goes, how high up we have the opportunity to go, and how far we can go will depend on the weather and wind conditions, but we can promise you a fantastic experience! After many hours outside we return to our accommodation for some relaxing hours in the afternoon. Maybe we can tempt you with a dip in the hot tub to calm down your sore muscles? In the evening we enjoy our last dinner together before checking the conditions for the Northern Lights. 

ACCOMMODATION

Hattvika Lodge

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1 hour

DURATION

7 hours

DISTANCE

6-12 km

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Day 6:Goodbye!

After breakfast and check-out, it is, unfortunately, time to head towards Svolvær Airport for departure from Lofoten. We hope that the week we have spent together in this beautiful archipelago will give you lifelong memories and dreams of new visits! If you have fallen in love with Northern Norway and do not want to leave it, we can of course help you in planning further travel arrangements as well...

After breakfast and check-out, it is, unfortunately, time to head towards Svolvær Airport for departure from Lofoten. We hope that the week we have spent together in this beautiful archipelago will give you lifelong memories and dreams of new visits! If you have fallen in love with Northern Norway and do not want to leave it, we can of course help you in planning further travel arrangements as well...

MEALS

B,-,-

TRANSPORTATION

1,5 hours

We meet at the airport in Svolvær in the afternoon before we drive to our accommodation for the next two nights, Skårungen, just outside of Kabelvåg. We check into our rooms and have dinner together in the evening. The guide will go through the program with you and clarify any questions you may have before the trip really kicks off tomorrow.

ACCOMMODATION

Skårungen

MEALS

-,-,D

TRANSPORTATION

20 min

After a hearty breakfast at our accommodation, we drive to Svolvær to join a spectacular sea eagle safari to Trollfjorden. With RIB, we whiz away on the Arctic waters before we reach one of the narrowest fjord arms in our country. Along the way, we keep an eye out for the majestic sea eagle that frequents the area. Back on land, we go south towards Henningsvær, one of Lofoten's most beautiful and well-kept fishing villages. We spend a couple of hours here before we drive back to Skårungen in the afternoon. A nice dinner is enjoyed at the hotel restaurant before we spend the evening hunting for the northern lights (as long as the weather is on our side).

ACCOMMODATION

Skårungen

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1 hour

DURATION

2 hours

Ready for an extraordinary experience? Today we will take part in traditional Lofoten fishing! From Svolvær we once again go out to sea, this time to catch one of Norway's oldest export products, cod. We spend a couple of hours at sea before going back to the mainland. From Svolvær we drive further south to Vestvågøy where we will spend the next three nights at the gorgeous Hattvika Lodge in Ballstad. Before we get there, however, we go to Haukland to walk the coastal road to Uttakleiv and back. The road goes all the way down by the water's edge and gives us an unbeatable view of both the Lofoten mountains and the endless sea outside of the archipelago. Back again at Hauklandstranda, you will hopefully take on today's biggest challenge - a very refreshing swim in the Arctic ocean! After checking into Hattvika Lodge in the afternoon a delicious dinner awaits us in the evening. Maybe we finish it up with some more Northern Lights after dinner?

ACCOMMODATION

Hattvika Lodge

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

2 hours

DURATION

2 hours

DISTANCE

8 km

We eat breakfast at Hattvika Lodge before we will embark on a beautiful kayak trip among islets and reefs. After five hours on the water, we drive towards Nusfjord, a small but very cozy fishing village that is wedged between steep mountainsides and the vast arctic ocean. We spend some time walking around the village, maybe enjoying a small lunch, or a refreshing drink before we drive back to Hattvika Lodge. In the evening we eat dinner together before spending the last hours outside if there is a chance to see the Northern Lights.

ACCOMMODATION

Hattvika Lodge

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1 hour

DURATION

5 hours

On our last full day in Lofoten, we will spend the hours going on a snowshoe hike among spectacular mountains. Where the trip goes, how high up we have the opportunity to go, and how far we can go will depend on the weather and wind conditions, but we can promise you a fantastic experience! After many hours outside we return to our accommodation for some relaxing hours in the afternoon. Maybe we can tempt you with a dip in the hot tub to calm down your sore muscles? In the evening we enjoy our last dinner together before checking the conditions for the Northern Lights. 

ACCOMMODATION

Hattvika Lodge

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1 hour

DURATION

7 hours

DISTANCE

6-12 km

After breakfast and check-out, it is, unfortunately, time to head towards Svolvær Airport for departure from Lofoten. We hope that the week we have spent together in this beautiful archipelago will give you lifelong memories and dreams of new visits! If you have fallen in love with Northern Norway and do not want to leave it, we can of course help you in planning further travel arrangements as well...

MEALS

B,-,-

TRANSPORTATION

1,5 hours

What's included in the price

Included

Not included

Changes may occur

We reserve the right to change prices. The day by day program is a guideline and changes may occur. You can refer to our general travel conditions for more information.

Travel insurance

On all our trips, we require you to have full health and accident insurance which will also cover any emergency transport home. Read more about travel insurance.

Guides

Equipment list

This list is intended as a guideline, so that we have what we need regardless of the weather we get on the trip. Remember that you can also get used hiking equipment that works perfectly. Get in touch if you have any questions: 004723213080 / adventure@norrona.com TIP : We recommend that you have the most important hiking equipment in your hand luggage, for example hiking boots and gore-tex jacket/trousers.

Obligatory

Clothing

2 sets. Not too thick, wear multiple layers if necessary.

Wool or suitable material. Avoid cotton. Remember to allways bring dry socks with you, to prevent chafing. 

Fleece or wool. 

Big and warm! Big enough that it fits over everything else. It must have a hood and cover the butt.

Gore-Tex or similar. Must have a decent hood, and hold out wind and rain. Should have space for midlayers underneath. Ventilation under the arms is recommended. 

Gore-Tex or similar. Must hold out wind and rain. Ventilation zippers along the legs is recommended.

Warm hat for cold days.

Thick, warm, large mittens are important. Make sure you have plenty of room inside and that they are long. There are several good expedition gloves in down/primaloft.

Footwear

Solid hiking boots with extra room for warm socks.  

Equipment

Needs to have space for everything you want to bring on the hikes.

Remember new/extra batteries.

Band-aid, compeed, sportstape, Paracet/Ibux, medicine for soar throat, running nose, irritable stomach, etc, and personal medication. 
We need to know about all medicines you are taking, in case something happens. 

Tooth brush, tooth paste, small towel, ear plugs, wet wipes, biodegradable soap, etc.

2-3 litres, with an insulation cover, so they dont freeze. For example Nalgene bottles with wide mouth. They can handle hot water, so you can use them to keep warm in the sleeping bag.

Recommended

Clothing

We recommend wool underwear for both men and women. Wool sportstop is recommended for women.

For evenings and leasure days.

Or a face mask.

Equipment

Useful

Equipment

Toilet paper, antibac and waste bags for the paper.

Nuts, chocolate, energy bars, etc.

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