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Lofoten & 71°North Cape

(7 days / 6 nights)

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SEE THE TRANQUIL ISLANDS BY LAND & SEA

Experience the summer breeze and long sun-soaked days of northern Norway with this relaxing self-guided journey. Starting from the beautiful Lofoten Islands, sail north with the Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage and enjoy optional shore excursions at various ports of call, including North Cape. On this 7-day tour, you will also get to experience Kirkenes, Tromsø, Svolvær and a number of exciting optional activities.

7 days / 6 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 1639 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

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Tour Highlights

  • Tour scenic Svolvær in Lofoten, the home of Svolværgeita
  • Sail the Norwegian coastline along a Hurtigruten cruise
  • Visit the 71°North – North Cape on a guided shore excursion
  • Enjoy the local nature, culture and environment of lovely Lofoten
  • Explore the charming destinations of Kirkenes and Tromsø
  • Catch a glimpse of wildlife, including puffins, gannets and orcas
  • Bask in the sunlight of long summer days
  • Embark on exciting optional activities like a rib boat safari and kayaking

Travel style

Independent Cruise i

Interest

Countryside and natural scenery i, Fjords i, Hurtigruten cruise i, Off the Beaten Path i

Season

May - Sep

Departure

Daily

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

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  • Day 1: WELCOME TO LOFOTEN

    Welcome to Svolvær, the “Capital of the Lofoten Islands” a small, picturesque fishing village with a charming Scandinavian atmosphere. Here you will find a variety of small galleries, shops and cultural attractions nestled under the town’s landmark mountain, Svolværgeita (the Svolvær Goat), a popular challenge for climbers.

    If you arrive early, we recommend a walk to the nearby island of Svinøya for a visit to the local art museum and fish racks or you could take a stroll around town for excellent views of the sea and surrounding islands.

    Spend the night in Svolvær.

    Attractions Attractions
  • Day 2: LEISURE DAY IN SVOLVÆR

    Today you can explore Svolvær as you wish. This a great opportunity for photographers to experiment with Lofoten's unique lighting conditions or for nature lovers to enjoy activities like hiking, taking a rib boat safari to Trollfjord, fishing, kayaking or going on a day tour to one of the nearby villages. We recommend ending the day with a visit to the “Magic Ice bar” with its many magnificent ice sculptures.

    Spend the night in Svolvær.

    Attractions Attractions Optional Activities
  • Day 3: SVOLVÆR & CRUISE DEPARTURE

    Enjoy another day at your leisure in this beautiful environment, which is a great place for hiking and exploring the town. We recommend a leisurely stroll between stockfish racks and traditional fishermen huts called ‘rorbuer’ to soak in the local culture.

    After enjoying dinner in Svolvær, you will begin the next leg of your journey, the Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage. Boarding begins at 21:00 and departs for its northbound journey at 22:00.

    Spend the night on board Hurtigruten.

    Attractions Attractions Optional Activities
  • Day 4: TROMSØ, “PARIS OF THE NORTH”

    In the morning, on your Hurtigruten ship, you’ll pass Risøyhamn, Harstad, and Finnsnes before sailing across the Vagsfjord to a magnificent archipelago in the north. Later today, the ship stops in Tromsø, where you can explore the lively town in northern Norway. Nicknamed "the Paris of the North”, this city was a major port of call for Arctic expedition and hunting ships in the 19th century. Throughout the year, you can join guided hikes and discover more of Tromsø and its surroundings. After an exhilarating 4-hour stop in Tromsø, you will board the ship and continue your journey north.

    Spend the night on board Hurtigruten.

    Attractions
  • Day 5: THE BEAUTY OF THE NORTH CAPE

    Finnmark's landscape and wildlife is not to be missed as you may see scores of puffins and gannets along the cliffs and pods of Orca hunting for herring. The ship stops at Honningsvåg today, where you will board a bus for a short optional excursion to the famous North Cape. You may see herds of grazing reindeer and small camps belonging to the indigenous Sámi people. After this shore stop, the ship navigates east toward picturesque fishing villages.

    Spend the night on board Hurtigruten.

    Attractions Attractions
  • Day 6: KIRKENES - LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN

    Enjoy one last breakfast at sea before the ship docks in Kirkenes this morning. This Arctic town lies on the borders of Russia and Finland and is home to some 3,300 inhabitants, including the Sámi, the native people of Lapland. For such a small town, Kirkenes offers an impressive range of things to do and see, and the rest of the day is free for you to try out an optional excursion or two or to just relax in town. It is here that your cruise to the great north comes to an end.

    Spend the night in Kirkenes.

    Attractions Optional Activities
  • Day 7: RETURN TO OSLO & DEPARTURE

    After an incredible time in Norway, it's time to head home today. Your tour ends in Kirkenes, from where you will make your way home.

    Note: If you do not have enough time between flights, or you would like more time to explore the capital, an additional night in Oslo can be added to your package. Please contact your travel consultant for details.

Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Comfort

Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a three-star hotel. All provide breakfast (included in the price).

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Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a four-star hotel or the best accommodation available in the area at the time of boo..

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Price per person from

Approx 1639 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

Monthly price comparison Our best price per person when booking for two.

2019

Tour Information

We recommend that all Nordic Visitor travellers read through the following information about what the tour includes, journey durations, deposit payments, what to pack for your holiday and more!

OUR SELF-GUIDED TOURS
This is an independent, self-guided tour. All accommodation, and cruise travel (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor, but travellers are ultimately responsible for getting to hotels or cruise departure points by the specified times.

HURTIGRUTEN CRUISE
The cruise includes cabin accommodation (unspecified cabin with windows/port holes) with private facilities, and breakfast. All ships have restaurants, a cafeteria, laundry room, WIFI and on-board activities. The Hurtigruten Coastal voyages are not like conventional cruises as there are 11 different ships that vary in size and age that sail the Norwegian coast on different dates. Optional shore excursions are available, and we recommend that you pre-book them (can be done until 4 weeks prior to arrival depending on availability). We are unable to offer guaranteed cabin numbers for port-to-port and short voyages (less than 5 nights). You can disembark the ship in ports where the stop is for more than 30 minutes.

WHAT TO PACK

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves, hat and scarf
  • Camera
  • Lip balm and moisturiser
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen

DEPOSIT PAYMENT
As this tour includes railway tickets and non-refundable services, we charge upon booking a 50% non-refundable deposit. For more information - click here

CURRENCY RATE
All bookings are charged in Euros (EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from EUR to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.

AFTER BOOKING WITH NORDIC VISITOR
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.

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