Nordland County
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From Svolvaer: Searching for the Northern Lights

1. From Svolvaer: Searching for the Northern Lights

Witness nature’s most dramatic light show in a spectacular natural setting on this Northern Lights tour from Svolvær. Stop along the way at the village of Kabelvåg to warm up with hot drinks and cake at a typical Norwegian pub. During your safari, you will walk among silent forests, frozen lakes and old fishing hamlets. You will enjoy the best spots to admire the “Queen”, the Aurora Borealis. Depending on the solar activity, your guide will select the right place and point of observation for you. Your narrative guide will tell you about the myths and legends of the Northern lights and the impact they have had on the Scandinavian population. This tour is suitable for everybody.

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Svolvær: Snowshoe Nature Explorer

2. Svolvær: Snowshoe Nature Explorer

To begin, make your way to the local partner's headquarters on the quay side of the harbour in Svolvær. Your guide will welcome you and fit you with the right snowshoes and poles before you set off in a minibus on your way to the starting point close to Svolvær. Snowshoes are an easy way to get close to nature without too much hassle. Everyone can use them. With your experienced guide, embark on a guided 3-hour trip around Lofoten. As you walk through the stunning wilderness, listen to some intriguing stories from your guide. You'll also head to the best locations for views and photos. Don't forget your camera. 

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Lofoten: 2-to-3-Hour Snowshoe Tour

3. Lofoten: 2-to-3-Hour Snowshoe Tour

Just a few kilometers from Svolvær, experience the untouched beauty of the Norwegian wilderness via a snowshoe tour. After convenient pickup from your accommodation in Svolvær or Kabelvåg, head to the vast forests, frozen lakes, and wide, snowy plateaus that make the region a portrait of Arctic beauty. The 3-hour experience is possible for almost anyone, with your local snowshoe guide providing tips and tricks for those uninitiated to snowshoeing. After a tour of the stark and beautiful wilderness, complete with historical details and information about the unique ecosystem, enjoy a hot beverage to warm up—the perfect way to cap off your Arctic adventure.

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Svolvaer: 2-Hour Winter Kayaking Adventure

4. Svolvaer: 2-Hour Winter Kayaking Adventure

Meet your friendly instructor at Svolvær harbor and get kitted out with the necessary kayaking gear. After a brief intro to kayaking, head down to the calm waters where your adventure awaits. As you paddle, admire the shoreline and listen to stories about Svolvær’s fascinating history as well as local customs and traditions. This magical 2-hour tour has been designed to showcase the beauty of the Svolvær at winter, and provide an insight into the area’s culture. Previous experience is not necessary, but please be aware that winter paddling can be demanding.

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Lofoten Islands: Midnight Sun Excursion

5. Lofoten Islands: Midnight Sun Excursion

Whether you find yourself walking on a beach, or along a mountain track, your thoughts will travel to the rest of the world, where everyone is sleeping under a mantle of stars, while you are warmed by the rays of a sun which never sets. When morning comes, you will wonder if if was all just a dream. This excursion to observe the midnight sun takes place in the western part of the Island. This area, towards the ocean, is where the landscapes best mirror the harsh nature of the archipelago, and where the phenomenon of the midnight sun shows itself in all its glory. During this tour, you can relax in a comfortable minivan. Benefit from a small group tour to create an intime environment and in order to receive the best possible service.

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What people are saying about Nordland County

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5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Can I give my sea kayaking adventure 10 stars out of 5? It was an amazing experience for all the senses. Breathtaking views you can’t get on land with total peace and quiet. The fascinating commentary backed up a really fun couple of hours. The equipment and our guide gave us the confidence to just enjoy the time. Totally recommended.

it was fun! Eric was a good guide, lovely energy. Altough tge weather was not the best he manage to get the best of the nigth and the experience. super recomended

breathtaking

Through our professional guide, we found great places with really great motifs and were able to take pictures.

We had a great time. The guide, Andrea, took good care of us.