From  £2195
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Go searching for whales of the coast of Andøya
  • Spend 2 nights in a traditional rorbu fishermen cabin
  • Drive the spectacular Andøya and Lofoten National Scenic Routes
  • Explore one of the world's most wild and impressive landscapes
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Lofoten Islands Fly-Drive

10 Day Tour, from £2195 per person

Treat yourself to tranquillity, grandeur, and scenic landscapes on this 10-day fly-drive around the Lofoten and Vesterålen Islands.

Situated in the north of Norway, the Lofoten & Vesterålen Islands are some of the most iconically beautiful spots in the county. Discover this incredible archipelagos made up of soaring mountains that plunge abruptly into the sea, sandy beaches, and small fishing villages.

The region is ideal for nature enthusiasts, with an abundance of pristine hiking trails, excellent whale watching opportunities and plenty of daylight to experience it all during the midnight sun period.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO NORWAY
Harstad under the midnight sun

Fly from the UK to Harstad/Narvik Airport in northern Norway. Pick up your hire car and drive to the city of Harstad - the gateway to the Lofoten islands.

 

Overnight at the Thon Harstad Hotel or similar

DAY 2
VESTRERÅLEN ISLANDS
Aerial view of Vesterålen's Andøya Island

Drive to the Vesterålen Islands, located just north of the Lofoten Islands and the Arctic Circle. This is a place defined by contrasts. The landscapes span from calm and peaceful beaches and farmlands to rugged, alpine mountains, dramatic fjords and wilderness. Today's drive will allow you admire these diverse vistas as you head to the small town of Andenes, at the northern tip of Andøya Island.

 

Overnight in the Thon Andrikken Hotel or similar. (B)

DAY 3
WHALE SAFARI
Sperm Whale in off the coast of Vesterålen

Whales are one of Vesterålen’s biggest draws. Nowhere else along the Norwegian coast is the continental shelf as close to the mainland as in Vesterålen and whale watching trips here have an amazing 95% success rate. Early this afternoon, visit the Whale Watching Centre to learn about these marine mammals before departing by boat on a guided whale watching safari. 

 

Overnight in the Thon Andrikken Hotel or similar. (B)

DAY 4
ANDØYA ISLAND
Andøya Island

Drive the impressive Andøya National Scenic Route that runs between Bjørnskinn and Andenes. The road hugs the coastline where people have put down roots between the vast ocean and the jagged peaks. Take breaks to drink in the breathtaking views or to stroll along one of the many idyllic beaches along the way. In the late summer, try the cloudberries that grow on the moorland or visit the Bleiksøya bird cliffs which in, in early summer, is home to both sea eagles and over 40,000 puffins!

 

Overnight in the Vesterålen Kysthotell or similar. (B)

DAY 5
VESTERÅLEN TO LOFOTEN
Leknes, Lofoten Islands

Depart the archipelago of Vestrålen and move towards the world renowned Lofoten Islands. The journey will include a ferry crossing between Melbu and Fiskebøl. In Lofoten, continue on to Leknes for an unforgettable experience staying in an authentic rorbu - one of the characteristic red, wooden fishermen houses, typically built on stilts on the sea.

 

Overnight in a rorbu at Statles Rorbu Morstund or similar. (B)

DAY 6
THE LOFOTEN ISLANDS
The famously photogenic village of Reine, Lofoten

Today, discover the Lofoten islands, driving the Lofoten National Scenic Route from Leknes down to Å, where we highly recommend a visit to the Stockfish Museum. Experience a journey amid breathtaking and stark natural surroundings. The combination of the untamed ocean, craggy mountains, white sand beaches and tiny fishing villages never fail to enchant visitors. Consider visiting the fishing village of Reine, easily one of the most iconically photographed villages in the whole archipelago.

 

Overnight in a rorbu at Statles Rorbu Morstund or similar. (B)

DAY 7
SVOLVÆR – THE CAPITAL OF LOFOTEN
Aerial view of the sprawling fishing village of Henningsvær, Lofoten

Take the the Lofoten National Scenic Route in the opposite direction today to reach Svolvær, an important fishing port and trading centre in the archipelago. We recommend a side-trip to visit Henningsvær village, set dramatically across several islets that sprawl out into the ocean. If you are fond of the Vikings, do not miss a visit to the Lofotr Vikingmuseum, which is on the way. Kabelvåg is also worth a visit, especially its art gallery and its church overlooking the sea.

 

Overnight in the Thon Hotel Lofoten or similar. (B)

DAY 8
LOFOTEN ARCHIPELAGO
Svolvær harbour

Make the most of this day to explore the surroundings and perhaps take a walk along the coast or consider joining an optional kayaking or cycling excursion for a more active way to discover the archipelago. Speak to your Regent Norway specialist to book your optional activities. Overnight in the Thon Hotel Lofoten or similar. (B)

DAY 9
SVOLVÆR TO HARSTAD
Road in the Lofoten Islands

Before departing, consider a visit to the Lofoten War Museum or the North Norwegian Art Centre. In the afternoon departure for Harstad. Overnight in the Thon Harstad Hotel or similar. (B)

DAY 10
FLY TO THE UK

Drive to Harstad/Narvik airport and drop off your hire car before catching your flight home. (B)

Pricing Information

10 day tour, from £2195 per person

Price Includes

  • Return international flights between the UK and Norway
  • All airport taxes & security charges
  • 9 nights accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Meals as specified by B,L,D (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • 10 day car hire (VW Polo or similar) including unlimited mileage, partial reduction of excess in case of accident or theft, & local taxes
  • Melbu-Fiskebol ferry crossing
  • Excursion - Andenes Whale Safari & Museum Visit

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Car hire additional driver, GPS, fuel, road/bridge tolls
  • Additional ferry crossings beyond the Melbu-Fiskebol crossing
  • Optional excursions

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Price Notes

  • International flights from the UK are based out of London in economy class. Regional flights are available (supplements may apply)
  • Accommodation may vary from itinerary due to availability. Alternative hotels will be of the same standard and within 40 km of advertised hotel

Tour Route Map


  1. Norway, Harstad
  2. Norway, Vesteralen Archipelago
  3. Norway, Lofoten Islands
  4. Norway, Harstad

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