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A luxury summer adventure to Norway's Arctic Islands with boating tours and a husky experience

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What's Included

  • Return international flights from the UK
  • All accommodation including breakfast (some hotels may include further meals and activities)
  • All internal flights
  • All tours specified in the itinerary description
  • All private ground transfers
  • Material and/or equipment for some of the technical activities
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At a glance

Experience the sparkling sea, green mountains, midnight sun and exhilarating experiences of a luxury summer adventure to the remote Norwegian Arctic Islands.

You’ll have the opportunity to get several different perspectives on these remarkable landscapes with tours by Zodiac, boat and car.

This eight day trip begins by crossing the Polar Circle Line with a flight to the spectacular Lofoten Islands. Emerging dramatically from the Arctic sea, these isles boast glacier sculpted fjords, charming fishing and whaling villages and protected bird species.

Next up is an overnight in the Arctic Capital, Tromso, whose character is shaped by the explorers, fishermen and Sami people who met on its streets.

We then journey to the wild Svalbard Islands to meet Alaskan Huskies for a dog sledding experience and a sea tour of the region’s beautiful glaciers, fjords and landmarks.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-4

The Lofoten Islands

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Flight from Oslo to Bodo

 
Airport assistance at Bodo Airport assistance at Bodo

Your guide will meet you at Bodo airport and assist you with your onward journey.

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Flight from Bodo to Svolvaer airport

Accommodation in The Lofoten Islands

3 days in The Lofoten Islands 3 days in The Lofoten Islands

Placed in the Nordland's region at 69º latitude and 187 miles to the north of the Arctic Circle, The Lofoten Islands rise dramatically from the sea. Spend your time in these Arctic Circle islands enjoying the distinctive scenery of beaches and mountains, open sea and sheltered bays, untouched lands and picturesque fishing villages, and of course, the pristine Arctic air. Investigate the island's Viking history, explore the world's largest deep-water coral reef and see the largest number of nesting sea birds in Norway. You'll have our our top recommendations for making the most of your stay.

Private Zodiac tour of the Lofoten Islands' fjords and fishing villages Private Zodiac tour of the Lofoten Islands' fjords and fishing villages

You will be collected from your lodge, provided with dry suits and equipment and taken by a private Zodiac towards the north of the archipelago. Skirting the impressive mountains of the Vest Fjord and Raftsundet (Strait of Raft), you will reach the Troll Fjord, one of the most beautiful and emblematic parts of the islands. During the expedition you'll see local wildlife such as white-tailed eagles and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant at the whaling island of Skrova or Henningsvaer. Continue by Zodiac to the arctic fishing village of Henningsvaer where you will have time to walk around and explore one of the most beautiful fishing villages in the archipelago. You will then be returned to your lodge by car.

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Private car tour of the Lofoten Islands' fjords Private car tour of the Lofoten Islands' fjords

Your private guide and vehicle will collect you from your hotel for your tour today. Driving through the panoramic roads of the Lofoten Islands along the coast, you will head towards the south, stopping at scenic spots. Enjoy the views of wild unspoiled white sand beaches, glacier valleys, granite mountains and polar fishing villages. Then have lunch in the fishing village of Nusfjord or Stamsund, before continuing to explore the islands towards the west coast of the archipelago. You will then be returned to your lodge.

Dinner at a top Lofoten restaurant Dinner at a top Lofoten restaurant

This evening, enjoy dinner at one of the best restaurants in the Lofoten Islands, where you will taste Arctic specialties and excellent quality fish.

Days 4-5

Tromso

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Transfer to Tromso hotel

Accommodation in Tromso

Overnight in Tromso Overnight in Tromso

Spend your day in this lively city, 'the arctic capital', on exciting kayaking activities and enjoying the midnight sun. There are plenty of museums - including Polarium and the Polar Museum, shops and bars to enjoy and your travel designer will give you our top recommendations for adventures, dining and shopping so that you can make the most of your time here.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from Tromso hotel to Tromso airport

Flight

Flight from Tromso to Longyearbyen on the Svalbard Islands

Days 5-8

The Svalbard Islands

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your accommodation in The Svalbard Islands

Accommodation in The Svalbard Islands

Wheeled husky sled experince Wheeled husky sled experince

Today you'll be brought to the foot of the Breinosa Mountain for a unique experience at a Husky sled dog farm where you'll be greeted by 90 excited Alaskan Huskies and taught the basics of handling dogs and harnessing them to the wagon.  Rather than traditional wooden sleds, the yard uses special wheeled wagons that dogs find easier to pull. After a trip in the wagon, biscuits and coffee will be served in a traditional wooden hut at the farm.

3 days exploring the Svalbard Islands 3 days exploring the Svalbard Islands

Explore the arctic tundra of the Svalbard Islands on exciting kayaking, trekking, snowmobiling and dog sledding tours. Witness astonishing wildlife from polar bears to whales, discover glaciers, fjords and ice caves and marvel at the beauty of the Northern Lights. Your travel designer will give you our top recommendations for icy adventures so that you can make the most of your time here.

Explore the archipelago by Polar boat Explore the archipelago by Polar boat

From Longyearbyen port, board the Polar boat and sail into Advent Fjord toward the blue Nordenskioldbreen glacier. You'll visit the Pyramiden settlement, an old coal mine, and see flocks of birds which arrive in the summer to lay their eggs. Enjoy lunch on board. You'll be transferred back to your lodge in the afternoon.

Zodiac tour of Svalbard archipelago Zodiac tour of Svalbard archipelago

You will be transferred to the Adventfjorden port where you will put on dry suits and begin an expedition on board a powerful and safe inflatable expedition boat to venture out on the blue glacier waters. You'll reach the impressive glacier of Esmark where you will stop for a while to enjoy a beverage while admiring the blue hue of the ice caves. Next, your adventure takes you to the solitary and inaccessible Radio Station of Kapp Linne, where you will have lunch and go for a walk to learn the kind of relief and curiosities of this place “at the end of the world”. You will then return to Longyearbyen at the feet of the impressive “bird” mountains which rise from the Arctic Ocean.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Gourmet farewell dinner with transfers on the Svalbard Islands

Transfer

Private transfer to Longyearbyen airport

Flight

Flight from Longyearbyen to Oslo

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