Example Trip Itinerary
The Lofoten Islands
Flight from Oslo to Bodo
Your guide will meet you at Bodo airport and assist you with your onward journey.
Flight from Bodo to Svolvaer airport
Private transfer from airport to your accommodation on the Lofoten Islands
Accommodation in The Lofoten Islands
- Thirty fishing cabins
- Loft dining area
- Meeting facilities
- Wireless internet access
Sitting prettily in the Lofoten Sea is Nyvagar and its thirty fishing ‘huts’, surrounded by beautifully unique scenery. Fitted out with entirely modern interiors and facilities, the lodgings fuse quaint historic character with contemporary comforts. It’s easy to make yourself at home here with each cabin, or rorbus, offering a vast amount of space with two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and dining area spread over two floors. Fresh, local produce is prepared to create traditional, tasty dishes at the restaurant, while the Auavit Loft offers a cosy spot with superb sea, northern lights or midnight sun views.
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 top recommendations for making the most of your stay.
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.
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 and private transfer to your next accommodation in the Lofoten Islands.
Accommodation in The Lofoten Islands
- Cabins and suites
Sail along the beautifully jagged Norwegian coast aboard Hurtigruten’s MS Midnatsol to see the spectacle of nature, and if you’re lucky the Northern Lights, up-close. Midnatsol (Midnight Sun) is a bright and colourfully designed vessel, inspired by the endless Norwegian summer sun. Choose from a cabin or suite, some of which provide balconies and picture windows and all offer plenty of comfort and your modern-day amenities. The latest technology is implemented throughout the ship, while upscale dining with fresh, tasty produce is offered at the restaurant. On board there is an outdoor Jacuzzi to take in the surrounding scenery in style, a two story panoramic lounge, and a sun deck to lap up the Norwegian rays.
Private transfer to Tromso hotel
Accommodation in Tromso
- 214 guestrooms
- Two restaurants
- Conference facilities
Perfectly placed along the waterside, Scandic Ishavshotel enjoys a fantastic setting just two minutes from the city’s shops and restaurants and is surrounded by beautiful mountain and Straits of Tromso views. Soak up these vistas from your room – or balcony if you opt for a suite. Modern facilities are strewn throughout the property, from well appointed rooms to heated bathroom floors to excellent restaurants. Breakfast is an utter feast here, while traditional Norwegian specialties provide tasty meals during the rest of the day. If you’re after a glimpse of the Northern Lights, ask reception for an Aurora wake-up call to ensure you don’t miss a second of the magical sight.
There are plenty of museums, 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.
This morning head into Tromso to acquaint yourself with the vibrant city and visit some of its best museums. You'll see the Polar museum and Polaria, the world's most northerly aquarium.
This evening, enjoy dinner at one of the best restaurants in the city, where you will taste Arctic specialties and excellent quality fish.
Private transfer to Tromso airport
Flight from Tromso to Longyearbyen on the Svalbard Islands
The Svalbard Islands
You will meet your guide who will provide you with the necessary equipment for your snowmobile ride. During this private safari enjoy the impressive landscapes of this archipelago in the High Arctic and some of the most beautiful mountains of the Arctic. Cross the marine ice toward the East Coast where you will have the chance to find polar bears. Continue through the glaciers, spotting the remains of hunter(s) and trapper(s) cabins, in the middle of this incredibly remote scenery. Have an expedition lunch in the field before arriving back at your lodge.
Private transfer to your accommodation in The Svalbard Islands
Accommodation in The Svalbard Islands
- Trapper's Hut
- Secondary Station
- Eighty Alaskan Huskies
Experience life as the trappers of the Arctic archipelago once did with a stay at the remote Trapper’s Station. Based approximately ten kilometres from the edge of Longyearbyen, this is a truly unique and hands-on place to lodge. Designed as a replica of an old trappers’ station and filled with artefacts, fur rugs, sealskins and oil lamps, the feel here is complete Arctic authenticity. The accommodation is made up of the trapper’s hut, and for a truly different experience, the secondary station and gamma. Reminiscent of a shelter used by trappers during their hunting trips, the secondary station provides four beds, while the gamma is styled as a wooden teepee hut where you can settle down into sleeping bags on reindeer skin. Let the everyday stresses of modern life trickle away as you get up close to this peaceful and relaxed wilderness on husky sled rides, before returning to the station for hearty four-course meals of Arctic food and flavours.
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.
Today, your guide will bring you on an exhilarating snowmobile ride to the East Coast to spot polar bears. You will be provided with all the necessary equipment and you'll witness the awesome beauty of this High Arctic archipelago with plenty of opportunities to stop for photographs along the way.
Discover the excitement of harnessing your own dogs with the help of experienced sled guides. You will meet the friendly dogs and after preparing the sleds, start a fantastic and unforgettable ride. The only noise you will hear is the sound of the sledge and the dogs' paws on the snow.
This evening enjoy a delicious dinner on your final night in Svalbard.
Private transfer to Longyearbyen airport
Flight from Longyearbyen to Oslo