Fuse the new with the traditional on this combined holiday to vibrant Oslo and the stunning the Lofoten Islands. Fill up on culture in Norway's modern capital before flying north to the historic fishing village of Svolvaer. Enjoy exclusive access to your very own Rorbu cabin and live like the traditional Norwegian fishermen of old. The locale here is magical: a stunning backdrop of mountain peaks reflect majestically off the crystal clear fjords, guaranteed to take your breath away. During the day embark on a thrilling wildlife safari by RIB boat and in the evenings go hunting for the northern lights with an expert guide. For those looking for a bit more adventure there is plenty to do, from snowshoeing to winter sea kayaking safaris. Top it all off with a flavoursome 3-course dinning experience at the Lofoten Island's most esteemed restaurant, Børsen Spiseri. The perfect end to an incredible 6 days.
Take a direct flight from London to Oslo - largest city in Norway and the country's cultural heart. Upon arrival into Oslo make your own way to your city centre hotel and check in for your 2 night city break. The city centre can easily be reached in just 25 minutes by express train. The remainder of your day is free for you to explore Norway's vibrant capital.
Today is free for you to explore Oslo at your leisure. Norway's capital is an energetic and modern hub which is easily explored by foot. Take a stroll through the city's harbour front and past the iconic Opera House or explore one of the many museums or art galleries on offer in the city (the National Museum and the Viking Ship Museum are both excellent options). Vigeland Park, filled with over 200 sculptures, is also well worth a visit on a sunny day. (B)
Today, check out our your hotel in Oslo and make your own way back to the airport for your domestic flight to the Lofoten Islands. Upon arrival into Svolvaer Airport you will be met and transferred to Svinøya Rorbuer to check in for your 3 night stay. (B)
After breakfast, embark on an exciting sea eagle RIB boat safari. This is an incredible way to get up close and personal with the elements of nature. Your skilful skipper will expertly guide the boat through the fjord while telling you interesting stories about what you are seeing. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy your spectacular surroundings or to book an optional excursion. In the evening, bundle up and head out into the night on a hunt for the northern lights. You'll be driven far from the light pollution of the city with your experienced guide who will know the best places to find the aurora borealis dancing across the sky. (B)
Today is free for you to take in your spectacular surroundings as you choose. Relax or explore Svolvaer on your own, or why not tailor make your holiday into something truly unforgettable with a snowshoe trip that takes you into otherwise inaccessible winter landscapes, or by dipping your paddle into the fjord on winter sea kayaking trip. Speak to your Regent Norway Expert about adding one of these activities to your holiday. Tonight, indulge in a 3-course dinner at Børsen Spiseri, one of Lofoten's most renowned restaurants before doubling your chances of a spectacular northern lights show by embarking on a second aurora hunt. (B,D)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before being transferred back to the airport for your onward flight. (B)