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Luxury Adventure to a Winter Wonderland: Norway's Arctic Islands

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Discover the magic of winter on Norway’s Arctic islands, and visit the Arctic capital of Tromso

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Discover the Norwegian Arctic with this enchanting and exhilarating winter tour of the wild Lofoten and Svalbard Islands, punctuated with a stay in the sophisticated ‘Arctic Capital’, Tromso.

Your expedition begins in the Arctic Circle Lofoten Islands with a stay at two luxury and unique hotels from which you’ll explore the breathtaking fjords and charming fishing villages by both private sea Zodiac and luxury land vehicle.

Next up is an overnight in sparkling Tromso, the ‘Arctic Capital’, and a private tour of the city’s fascinating Polar museums including Polarium, the world’s most northerly aquarium.

We then bring you further north again for the final destination of this extraordinary tour, the fierce and frozen Svalbard Islands which are situated between Norway and Greenland. You’ll stay a very special hotel during your visit which includes private snowmobiling tours, a polar bear spotting expedition, and an incredible husky dog farm and sledding experience.

  • All accommodation including breakfast (some hotels may include further meals and activities)
  • All internal flights
  • All private ground transfers
  • All tours specified in the itinerary description
  • Material and/or equipment for some of the technical activities
  • This trip can take place between February and May

Trip Itinerary

Days 1-4: The Lofoten Islands
Flights & Transfers

Flight from Oslo to Bodo

 
Airport assistance at Bodo

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


Flights & Transfers

Flight from Bodo to Svolvaer airport

Private transfer from airport to your accommodation on the Lofoten Islands

Accommodation in The Lofoten Islands
Four 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 top recommendations for making the most of your stay.


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.


Private car tour of the Lofoten Islands' fjords
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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.


Flights & Transfers

Dinner and private transfer to your next accommodation in the Lofoten Islands.

Accommodation in The Lofoten Islands
Days 4-5: Tromso
Flights & Transfers

Private transfer to Tromso hotel

Accommodation in Tromso
Day in Tromso

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.


Tromso museums

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.


Dinner at a top Tromso restaurant

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


Flights & Transfers

Private transfer to Tromso airport

Flight from Tromso to Longyearbyen on the Svalbard Islands

Days 5-8: The Svalbard Islands
Private Snowmobiling Tour on 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.


Flights & Transfers

Private transfer to your accommodation in The Svalbard Islands

Accommodation in The Svalbard Islands
Three 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.


Polar bear snowmobiling expedition

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.


Husky sledding
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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.


Farewell dinner on the Svalbard Islands

This evening enjoy a delicious dinner on your final night in Svalbard.


Flights & Transfers

Private transfer to Longyearbyen airport

Flight from Longyearbyen to Oslo

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    We create fully personalised trips from start to finish. From locations to accommodation and guides, everything is selected to suit you.

    We give back to two regional charities from the profits of each one of our trips.

    From expert private tours to restaurant reservations, we take care of every detail so you can make the most of your time off.