We meet at the airport in Svolvær in the afternoon before we drive to our accommodation for the next two nights, Skårungen, just outside of Kabelvåg. We check into our rooms and have dinner together in the evening. The guide will go through the program with you and clarify any questions you may have before the trip really kicks off tomorrow.
If you are looking for a winter trip that combines fun activities with spectacular nature, this is the trip for you! The world-famous archipelago of Lofoten is a must-see at this time of the year. You will avoid the large tourist crowds, get close to winter-clad mountains while doing a snowshoe trip, and the arctic waters while paddling a kayak, going on a sea eagle safari, and also doing a fishing trip. Last but not least, the evenings will be spent gazing up at the sky looking for the mythical Northern Lights!
- Sea eagle safari to Trollfjorden
- Fishing trip from Svolvær
- Kayak trip through islets and reefs
- Snowshoeing in the spectacular winter landscape
- Visits at unique fishing villages such as Henningsvær and Nusfjord
- Chase the mythical Northern Lights
Lofoten is a unique and partly isolated portion of our elongated country. A visit here during the enchanting winter months will give you experiences you'll never forget! In February and March, the snow lies like sprinkled sugar on the mountain tops, we get both dark nights and long bright days, the large tourist crowds are absent, and cod fishing is at its height. In other words, this is a perfect time to experience the archipelago.
Over the course of six days, we move south from Svolvær to Ballstad at the same time as we take part in exciting activities such as a sea eagle safari to Trollfjorden, a fishing trip from Svolvær, kayaking among islets and reefs, and a full day snowshoe trip among the majestic Lofoten mountains. In between, we visit idyllic fishing villages such as Henningsvær and Nusfjord, go on a hike from Haukland to Uttakleiv, and maybe - if the guests are up for it, go for a swim in the Arctic waters. And of course the Northern Lights. We monitor the weather closely throughout the trip so that we also get to experience this spectacular light phenomenon.
We look forward to showing you Lofoten this winter!
- 24 hour emergency standby team
- Guides with training in first aid
- First aid equipment available
- Cooperation with Turlegen.no for medical advice while in the field
We have to work a little to reach the destination. These are trips most people can handle, if they have a basic level of fitness. We sleep in comfortable tents and / or in cabins and hotels, but you do not have to have experience with tent life to join. The physical activity is the main element of the trip, such as cycling, kayaking, hiking, skiing / hiking or glacier hiking, but you do not need prior knowledge of the activity.
Activities / trips with low risk. There are usually few incidents, and they are usually of such a nature that they can be treated locally.
Training and preperations
You do not need any previous experience with any of the activities mentioned in the program. This trip is for everyone.
Accommodation and food
You will stay at two different accommodations during the trip, Skårungen in Kabelvåg and Hattvika Lodge in Ballstad. The tour price is based on two people of the same sex sharing a twin room togheter.
For single rooms, there is a surcharge of 4000 NOK. This can be selected when the trip is booked on our website.
The easiest way to get to Svolvær is to either fly from Oslo, Bergen, or Trondheim (with Norwegian or SAS) to Bodø and from there with Widerøe. There are also trains from Oslo and Trondheim to Bodø, and speedboats from there and further out to Svolvær.
If needed, we can assist with both transportation and extra accommodation in Svolvær both before and after the trip. Get in touch with us if this is desired.
We recommend that you bring with you one piece of luggage (we recommend a duffel bag since this is easier to carry around in the areas we visit than a trolley case) with clothes, toiletries, and items that are necessary when we are not doing the various activities. We also ask that you bring with you a day backpack for food, water, camera and extra clothes for the different activities we are going on.
Changes may occur
We reserve the right to change prices. The day by day program is a guideline and changes may occur. You can refer to our general travel conditions for more information.
On all our trips, we require you to have full health and accident insurance which will also cover any emergency transport home. Read more about travel insurance.
"Elise was the most amazing guide. Every event was fantastic. Thank you so much for a great trip."
– Steven, 2023
"Nice trip, where we really got to see the most of Lofoten within the allocated timeframe. Very flexible guide, who adapted the programme to the weather conditions."
– Birgit, 2023