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Lofoten In All Its Dignity

(9 days / 8 nights)

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Small islands where nature looms large

A treat for nature lovers! If you want to enjoy hiking, biking, wildlife, scenic drives or just relaxing by the beach under the glow of the midnight sun, then this self-guided tour is for you! The itinerary combines some of the top city landmarks of Oslo with what many consider to be the most beautiful part of Norway, the Lofoten Islands.

9 days / 8 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 2712 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

Travel style

Self-Drive i

Interest

Active i, Cottages i

Season

Feb - Oct

Departure

Daily

Itinerary

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

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  • Day 1: Welcome to Norway

    Arrive to Gardermoen Airport in Oslo. For an easy and comfortable way to get to your hotel in central Oslo, we can arrange a private transfer for you on request.

    If you arrive to the city early, we suggest buying an Oslo Pass for free travel on all public transit along with free admission to over 30 museums and attractions as well as special offers on entertainment, restaurants, shops and more. The pass can be purchased at tourist information centres and most hotels and major tourist attractions in the city.

    Spend the night at a hotel in central Oslo.

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  • Day 2: City Sightseeing Tour & Free Time in Oslo

    Today you’ll have the opportunity to get to know the capital of Norway. Included in your itinerary today is a 4-hour guided city sightseeing tour by boat and bus. On this tour you will visit many of Oslo’s most impressive sights, including the Holmenkollen Ski Jump and Ski Museum, the Viking Ship Museum, the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Royal Palace, the Polar ship “Fram”, Akershus Fortress and other sites in central Oslo.

    After the tour, the rest of your day is free to explore the city. Suggestionsinclude visiting the shopping street, Bogstadveien, enjoying some of the cosy restaurants downtown or just relaxing in one of Oslo’s many lush parks.

    Spend another night in Oslo.

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  • Day 3: Arrival to Svolvær in Lofoten Islands

    After enjoying breakfast, make your way to the Oslo central station. There you will take the airport express train to Gardermoen airport for your flight to Svolvær, Lofoten's main town. 

    On arrival in Svolvær, pick up your rental car at the airport and start exploring. In Svolvær 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 enough, we recommend a walk to the nearby island of Svinøya for a visit to the art museum or a stroll around town for excellent views of the sea and surrounding islands.

    Spend the night in Svolvær.

     
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  • Day 4: Activity Day on the Island

    Your activities today in Svolvær will vary depending on your travel month:

    1st of June – 1st of October

    After enjoying breakfast, meet up with your tour guide for today's adventure, a 5-hour guided Lofoten hiking and biking tour. On this tour you will bike to an old part of the Lofoten road that is no longer in use. Here your group will park the bicycles and hike up to a beautiful viewpoint. If the weather is good you may hike all the way up to the top for a breathtaking view towards the western and eastern parts of the Lofoten Islands. Afterwards you will be transferred back to your lodgings, a fisherman’s cabin in Svolvær. As a suggestion for an evening activity, take a drive up to Eggum and experience the midnight sun at a beautiful pebbled beach surrounded by impressive peaks.

    1st of October – 31st of May

    After breakfast, take some time to explore the town, perhaps at the harbour or in one of the local cafes. Then you will take part in an exciting guided RIB boat tour. This maritime adventure takes you to the beautiful Trollfjorden, the dramatic beaches of Frunnstad and a sea eagle habitat at Skrova. If you are lucky you might see some seals as well. A perfect end to this action-packed day is a visit to the “Magic Icebar” and its gallery with magnificent ice sculptures. And if you're visiting in the middle of winter, we also recommend a stroll later in the evening for a chance to see the northern lights.

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  • Day 5: Enjoy Nature at your Leisure

    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 or kayaking.

    If it's a wildlife experience you're after, there are birdwatching and whalewatching tours available from Svolvær or you can drive to Andøya Island for a guided tour at the Andenes Whale Centre and whale watching safari by boat (details and driving directions can be provided by your travel consultant). 

    Spend another night in Svolvær.

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  • Day 6: Sandy Beaches & Vikings

    Today it’s time to leave Svolvær and explore some other areas of the Lofoten Islands.

    From Svolvær your drive will take you along the National tourist road in the Lofoten Islands, on your way to Reine. The driving distance between Svolvær and Reine is only about 2 hours, giving you the perfect opportunity to stop along the way and explore the breathtaking nature the Lofoten Islands offer. We recommend taking the beautiful side-road down to Henningsvær, one of the archipelago’s main fishing villages.

    Another suggestion is to make a stop at Skrova where you will find beautiful sandy beaches and a magnificent view of the Lofoten Wall. Make sure to make a stop at Borg and pay a visit to the Lofoten Viking Museum if you go this way.

    On your arrival in Reine, head to your accommodation for the next two nights in a fisherman’s cabin. 

    Driving distance approx. 140 km / 87 mi.

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  • Day 7: Lofoten's Highest Peak

    After enjoying breakfast, take some time to explore the area surrounding Reine. As a suggestion, you can join a 1-hour sightseeing boat tour around some of the most beautiful fjords in Norway. This tour gives you a great opportunity to experience the dramatic nature of the Lofoten Islands. As well as sailing past Lofoten’s highest mountain, Hermannsdalstinden (1030 meters above sea level), the boat stops at five other locations along the way, with some shore stops to explore on foot.

    After an eventful day, spend another night in the fisherman’s cabin in Reine.

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  • Day 8: Back to Oslo

    Today it’s time to back to Norway's capital. After enjoying breakfast, drive to Svolvær airport and drop the car off before your flight back to Oslo.

    In Oslo, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, perhaps with a fine dinner to top off your amazing journey.

    Spend the night in Oslo.

    Note: If you wish to extend your stay in Lofoten, we are happy to adjust your itinerary accordingly.

  • Day 9: Departure

    For transportation to Oslo-Gardermoen Airport, you can take the Flytoget express train from Oslo Central Station or a taxi directly from your hotel.

    If your flight is in the afternoon, take the opportunity to do some last-minute shopping, enjoy a visit to one of Oslo’s museums or have a relaxing lunch at a café.

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Map

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

Reviews

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

A very enjoyable vacation

All our travel arrangements ran smoothly and we had no problems at all with any of our arrangements. All staff we dealt with in Norway were excellent and friendly. We had a very enjoyable vacation.

Cannot recommend highly enough

Organisation was excellent - saving us the headaches of flight booking, car hire etc. Information pack was comprehensive with interesting suggestions. Our information pack failed to arrive before we left home (but we were in Norway for a week before our itinerary started). Delighted to find it waiting for us at check in at our Oslo hotel. Any concerns I had were promptly responded to and effectively dealt with by Kolbrun. Delighted with our holiday and by our experiences of Nordic Visitor, and cannot recommend highly enough.

Accommodation

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

Comfort

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Quality

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Rental car

Enjoy the journey, in the rental car of your choice.

Ford Focus
or similar.

  • x5
  • x5
  • x2
  • M

Ford Focus
or similar.

  • Type: C
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 2
  • Doors: 5
  • Operation: Manual

Price per person from

Approx 2712 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

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

2019

Tour Information

50% non-refundable deposit required: This package requires a non-refundable deposit payment of 50% of the total price since it contains certain travel arrangements. See details

Note

  • If the tour is booked less than 3 months prior to arrival, the overall package price may be subject to change due to possible fare increases for domestic flights. Be assured that we will notify you of any price changes before your payment is completed.
  • This is an independent, self-guided tour. All accommodations, rental car and train or cruise travel (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor, but travellers are ultimately responsible for getting to hotels and to any train or cruise departure points by the specified times.

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 of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with 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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