From  £1095
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Drive Andoya’s scenic National Tourist Route
  • Spot whales, seals and sea eagles
  • Explore the beautiful scenery of the Lofoten archipelago at your own pace
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Vistas of Vesteralen & Lofoten

7 Day Tour, from £1095 per person

On the stunning Norwegian archipelagos of Vesteralen and Lofoten the journey is as beautiful as the destination. Take to the National Tourist Routes on this week-long winter fly-drive, travelling scenic stretches of road that skirt craggy coastlines, where sea eagles soar over deep fjords and snow-covered mountains keep watch over colourful fishing villages. After dark, the islands’ splendid isolation means exceptional aurora hunting.

Tour Itinerary

Fly to Oslo
Fly to Oslo and take a short internal flight to Harstad/Narvik Airport in Evenes. Collect the hire car and start the journey through Norway’s incredible scenery. Cross the Tjeldsund suspension bridge and continue along the water’s edge to Vesteralen’s northernmost island, Andoya. Arrive in the town of Andenes for a three night stay. (215km)
Teetering on the edge of the North Atlantic, Andenes is Northern Norway’s whale watching capital. From January to March, whale watching boat tours head out into the icy waters in search of humpbacks, fin whales and orcas. Travel out to sea by boat and search for whales in the open water, before enjoying a tour of the whale museum. The island of Andoya is also home to Norway’s Space Centre, and Regent recommends a visit to its brand new interactive visitor centre, Spaceship Aurora, just a ten-minute coastal drive from the hotel. (B)
Spend time driving Andoya’s scenic National Tourist Route, exploring the coastal road from which it’s possible to see whales, seals and sea eagles. Consider swapping the car for a more traditional method of transport, booking a husky safari and mushing your own team of dogs through the arctic landscape. In the evening, perhaps choose to drive beyond the city limits to a quiet coastal spot in search of the northern lights. (B)
Andenes to Lofoten Islands
Depart Vesteralen for the Lofoten Islands. Regent recommends making a stop at Bleik, a traditional fishing village framed by a long white beach and dramatic craggy mountains. Continue the scenic journey to Melbu for the ferry to Fiskebol on the Lofoten Islands, and onwards to Lofoten’s main city of Svolaer, base for the next three days. Explore the vibrant harbour area with its cafes, restaurants, shops and galleries overlooked by snowcapped mountains. (B) (185km)
Take to the roads to explore the beautiful scenery of the Lofoten archipelago at your own pace. Drive along the rugged coastline, travelling over bridges that dissect deep fjords, skirting around jagged, snow-covered mountains. Perhaps aim for Lofoton’s furthest village, a place simply called Å, 130 kilometres from Svolvaer at the very edge of the peninsular. In the evening, consider joining a northern lights photography tour and head out in search of the natural phenomenon with an experienced photographic tutor. (B)
Perhaps base yourself in Lofoton’s capital, booking optional excursions to discover the dramatic Norwegian scenery from a new viewpoint. Seabird RIB boat tours depart on Wednesdays and Saturdays, cruising through the spectacular fjords in search of swooping sea eagles and majestic killer whales.
Svolvaer to UK
Depart the Lofoten Islands and drive back to Harstad/Narvik Airport in Evenes for the return flight to the UK via Oslo. (B) (165km)

Pricing Information

7 day tour, from £1095 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Harstad/Narvik via Oslo
  • Hotel accommodation as specified in the itinerary in a twin/double room with en suite facilities & breakfast
  • Whale watching safari on Day 2 or Day 3 (ask our staff for details)
  • 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*
  • Personalised travel documents including suggested activities, natural wonders and places to eat complete with GPS coordinates
  • 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 £119pp

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

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