From  £1280
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Explore Lofoten and its islands at your own leisure
  • Search for the northern lights
  • Join an RIB boat tour and discover the dramatic beauty of Trollfjord
  • Explore viking ruins, stunning coastal scenery and traditional villages
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Scenic Lofoten

6 Day Tour, from £1280 per person

On this archipelago of jaw-dropping natural beauty, every stretch of Lofoten’s scenic highway provides a new vista of jagged mountain or tranquil fjord. Explore at your own pace on this winter fly-drive holiday, staying in pretty fishing villages where the scenery can be enjoyed on land or by boat. As twilight fades, head out in search of the magical northern lights against a backdrop of dramatic peaks.

Tour Itinerary

Fly to Bodo
Fly to Norway’s capital and take an internal flight to Bodo and on to Svolvaer in the Lofoten Islands. Collect the hire car and check in to the hotel for two nights. Located across a beautiful succession of skerries, this lively port town is Lofoten’s main hub. Wander down to the vibrant harbor area and perhaps choose to have dinner in one of the restaurants with views towards snowcovered Svolvaergeita Mountain.
Explore the city, perhaps taking in the Lofotr Viking Museum or visiting some of the galleries showcasing works by artists who flock to the area. For active travellers, consider a snowshoe expedition, heading into the silence of the back country and trekking past valleys, lakes and ridges to magnificent viewpoints where dramatic scenery unfolds. At 9pm join a northern lights excursion, travelling deep into the countryside, away from the bright lights of Svolvaer, to search for the mystical aurora in the clear night sky. (B)
Svolvaer to Henningsvaer
Drive a short distance to Henningsvaer, a stunning collection of tiny islands off the southern coast of Austvagoya, and check in to the hotel for one night. Join an RIB boat tour and discover the dramatic beauty of Trollfjord, a narrow channel between the Lofoten Islands and Vesteralen archipelago, flanked by towering mountains. In the winter months, circling sea eagles and graceful orcas are common sightings. After dark, this isolated location on the very edge of the archipelago is the ideal spot to head out in search of the northern lights. (B) (25km)
Henningsvaer to Reine
Continue the journey along scenic route E10 towards the westernmost tip of Lofoten. Enjoy a slow pace of travel, stopping to explore the dramatic scenery as the road weaves from north to south across the narrow islands, taking in coast, mountains, lakes and islets. Check in to the hotel in Reine, a stunning fishing village where traditional red wooden houses cling to the edge of natural harbours, framed by jagged, rocky peaks. After dark, head out to search for the swirling northern lights against the stunning backdrop. (B) (115km)
Perhaps consider booking a winter horse riding expedition, cantering along spectacular ridges past ancient remnants from the Viking Age. Or head back out on the road on a day drip to Nusfjord (40km), the best preserved fishing village in Lofoten, with its historic 19th century buildings and harbour. The region is famed for its plentiful cod, and winter sea angling tours here provide ample opportunities to catch cod as well as halibut, pollock and haddock. Back in Reine, spend the final night in Lofoten searching the northern skies for the ethereal aurora borealis. (B)
Reine to UK
Drive back to Svolvaer for the flight back to Bodo and onwards to the UK. (B) (120km)

Pricing Information

6 day tour, from £1280 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Solvaer via Oslo
  • Hotel accommodation as specified in the itinerary in a twin/double room with en suite facilities & breakfast
  • Car Hire in N-class (VW Polo or similar) including pick up/drop off at Harstad/Narvik airport, unlimited mileage, airport service charge, CDW/TP insurance and tax*
  • Northern lights and RIB boat trip excursions
  • 24 hour emergency support number

Price Excludes

  • Bridge & Toll road fees
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Meals other than specified in the itinerary

Price Notes

Upgrade to a Hyundai IX35 from £117pp

*Please contact us for full details and conditions of car hire

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