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Svolvaer: Lofoten Islands 5-Hour Tour

1. Svolvaer: Lofoten Islands 5-Hour Tour

On this 5-hour excursion, discover the Lofoten archipelago with a professional guide in comfortable transportation. You'll not only visit some of the characteristic fishing villages which have made these islands famous, but you'll also visit areas of unspoiled nature, the most extraordinary parts of this beautiful set of islands. First, you'll drive through the Gimsøy island and take in its amazing white sandy beaches, lakes, mountains, landscapes, and its historical wooden church. Then, continue on to Bøstad where you'll stop at a panoramic viewpoint. The tour continues to the Vestfjord side where you have the chance to visit Henningsvær, the Venice of the North, as well as Kabelvåg. Both are fishing villages where you can breathe in the history and atmosphere of ancient times when fishermen used to gather here to participate in the cod fishing season. Don't miss out on this opportunity to see the best that these islands can offer.

From Svolvaer: Lofoten Islands Tour with Photographer Guide

2. From Svolvaer: Lofoten Islands Tour with Photographer Guide

See the most spectacular locations that these islands offer, both natural, historical, and cultural. Sit on pure white beaches facing a crystal sea to admire imposing mountains and magnificent cliffs, where the waves of the North Sea break. Visit archaeological sites and learn the story of the Viking population and the origins of this land. Walk amongst the old Rorbu (fishermen’s houses) in the different, colorful villages of the islands. Take the chance to taste the various typical products of these islands in some characteristic local restaurants. Explore the area's unspoilt nature, the most genuine and extraordinary part of this beautiful archipelago. Drive through Gimsøy Island and its amazing white sandy beaches, lakes, mountains, landscape and historical wooden church. Continue to Bøstad and stop to marvel at the panoramic view. Move on to the Vestfjord side for the chance to visit Henningsvær, the Venice of the north and Kabelvåg. In these old fishing villages, breath in the history and atmosphere of the ancient times, as fishermen used to gather here to participate in the cod fishing season. More and more famous photographers and artists gather up here each year to catch the beauty of these islands. The magnificent northern lights have inspired and continue to inspire artists from all over the world. Search for the best spots and learn you how to use your camera to capture the beautiful sights.

Lofoten Islands: Summer Photography Tour to Haukland beach

3. Lofoten Islands: Summer Photography Tour to Haukland beach

Visit the Atlantic coast of the islands, which is the wildest side where nature reveals its purest and most untamed form. See the colorful wooden houses in Eggum, the beautiful tropical beaches at Haukland, and the surfing paradise of Unstad.  Discover the history, culture, and folklore or the Lofoten Islands as you isiting explore ancient fishing hamlets with picturesque architecture including Kabelvåg, and Henningsvær. All these historical sites, together with the beauty of nature and the power of the natural light will capture your eyes and your imagination.

From Svolvaer: 2-Day Lofoten Archipelago Photography Trip

4. From Svolvaer: 2-Day Lofoten Archipelago Photography Trip

2 -day photography and sightseeing allows the customer to visit the archipelago and have time to explore it from the northernmost to the southernmost point, crossing the wild of the Atlantic side with its powerful, untamed nature and incedibly stunning landscape together with the the traditional fishing village located on the Vestfjord side, the sheltered one. This tour is always accompanied by a professional photographer; he will drive you through the 5 major islands which compose the archipelago. We run this special photography tour in small groups, maximum 7 adults per group, to ensure an unique and customized experience without stress and rush: we want our customers to have all the time they need to breath the magic of the Lofoten archipelago, to walk, to enjoy and to take as many pictures as they want. You don’t have to be a professional photographer to join this tour. Our photography tour is suitable for everybody: professional photographers, photo lovers, neophytes and Arctic lovers. The Arctic lights and colors, and the natural contrasts of this amazing land make these islands a perfect place to take unique and unrepeatable pictures and enjoy unique panoramas. During the trip, we will search for the best light and best locations. The islands offer unique spots, breath-taking and majestic nature, unforgettable places, steep peaks which rise directly from the sea, white sand beaches and a sea so blue that it is hard to believe that you are in the Arctic. Apart from the main locations already mentioned, you will have the possibility of stopping wherever you wish. A customized experience through which you will get in touch with the whole archipelago.

From Svolvaer: Lofoten Archipelago Winter Photography Trip

5. From Svolvaer: Lofoten Archipelago Winter Photography Trip

Lofoten islands are famous for their incredible white sandy beaches, steep and old mountains, the oldest of northern Norway, wild landscape. But they also have history, fishing traditions and traditions. The visit to Henningsvær will bring you directly into the real fishermen's life, into their culture; Kabelvåg will let you enjoy amazing panoramas from the top of the hill. With this 7 -hour tour of the northern side of the archipelago you will discover secret corners, hidden spots, wild nature, unspoiled beaches which remind the best of the tropical waters.

From Leknes: Private Lofoten Islands Tour with Transfer

6. From Leknes: Private Lofoten Islands Tour with Transfer

Explore the Lofoten Islands in just 1 day as you relax on a slow-paced private tour from Leknes. Discover picturesque fishing villages, quiet bays, traditional red houses, and towering cliffs. Admire the majestic natural landscape of the area, seemingly taken right out of a postcard. Start with a visit to Vik and Haukland Beach with their white sand and Caribbean-like green waters. Stop by the charming village of Vikten, see the first glass factory in northern Norway, and discover Flakstadpollen Fjord. See Flakstad Church, the oldest in the archipelago. Then, pass by Ramberg Beach to reach the beautiful Reinefjord, to take in views of Hamnoy and Reine. Take a break to have a drink and taste some local snacks or request to stop and buy lunch. Discover the fishing village of Å, the last village of the archipelago. Learn the history of local stockfish production and visit the open-air museum with its boathouse, traditional cabin, and the village's cod liver oil factory.

From Svolvaer: Private Lofoten Islands Tour with Transfer

7. From Svolvaer: Private Lofoten Islands Tour with Transfer

Enjoy a relaxing tour along mighty peaks, narrow fjords and white sandy beaches with emerald waters. Learn the history of "skrei", the arctic cod, used for the production of stockfish. Admire the famous red "rorbuer", the old fishermen 's cabins. Our tours are fully private, we take only one group at a time (max. 8 pax). If you travel by cruise ship, we recommend to create your group by inviting other guests from your ship. This way you'll get a lower per-person price.

From Svolvaer: 2-Day Lofoten Archipelago Summer Photography

8. From Svolvaer: 2-Day Lofoten Archipelago Summer Photography

With this 2 -day photography tour the customer will discover secret corners of the amazing arctic islands, enjoy the beauty of the arctic lights, have the chance to breath the history. In 2 days you will have the chance of visiting the islands from Svolvær to Å, from the northernmost to the southernmost corner of the archipelago. It will be a discover, an unique experience accompanied by an expertise. Starting from Svolvær, the first day will be dedicated to the visit of 3 of the 5 islands which compose the archipelago. The photo guide will make you discover the wild Eggum, the white sandy beach of Haukland, Heningsvær an d Kabelvåg and their fishing traditions. On the second day, we will hear south and get to know the beauty of Skagsanden, Ramberg, the Copacabana of the Lofoten islands, Hamnøy, Sakrisøya, Reine and Å where beauty, traditions and picturesque corners mix together.

Bodø: Lofoten, Senja, Tromsø Flexible 3-Day Private Trip

9. Bodø: Lofoten, Senja, Tromsø Flexible 3-Day Private Trip

Fjordday As company provides a 3-day guide trip from Bodø to Lofoten. Enjoy a fully customized private tour and see the sites that you want. Transfer people among lofoten, senja, tromsø, alta or if you need can also go to Sweden Kiruna or Finland Rovaniemi. The price is only for the driver and the car, not include any activities and hotel, if you are only interested in the activity you can just stay at tromsø and book activities, We are more likely to provide a transfer tour. According to your time and requirements, we can design a proper travel plan for you with 3 days. The itinerary can have time to enjoy several activities for example hiking, fishing, kayaking, cycling also Chasing northern Lights, Whale Watching, Husky Sledding, and King crab. But you need to book the activities by yourself for example dog sledding, whale watching. let me know your flight information, how many days you will travel, the places you want to go, and your outdoor activities ability, and then I can make a plan for you. In general, it is very flexible and designed according to your needs. Please do not book it if you only need to travel 1 or 2 days. the main area includes Lofoten islands, Senja, Tromsø, North Cap, Alta. The price listed online is just for 3 days, if you need more then we can talk. Kids are more than welcome. let me know how much luggage you have and the kids' age, and height after booking. if finally you do not agree then you can cancel it. Please send me a message instead of directly calling me, since I am driving most of the time and cannot answer you, after we arrive at the destination we will send you the message. The price does not include the hotel and other activities such as whale watching, or dog sledding. If you require to final transfer to Finland and such as Rovaniemi, then you need to buy one day more for my product since I need one more day to drive back to Norway, I have one day product travel to Hardangerfjord same on this web you can book that.

Autumn on the farm

10. Autumn on the farm

Welcome to join us for a day on the farm! Our farm has pigs, sheeps and grassfed highland cattle. We produce our own potatoes and live in the middle of berryland, at least we have quite much of all kinds of berries around. Woolen hungarian mangalitsas to feed, our young piglets asking to be scratched, hay feeding in the sheep barn or moving our highland cattle to new pastures. Or what about getting the sheep into the barn for wintertime? This is a few of the activities that you can participate in when you join us for a day on the farm. Depending on the season we also go foraging and harvesting, and some of the catch can also be kept if you like. We do for example have our own potatoes, and we are happy to let you take some home when you go. Its important to know that the activities may vary with the season and with the weather. The only thing we know for sure is that there will be things to do and mouths to feed, and we go out in all kinds of weather. There will for sure be feeding to do, but we plan the rest of the daily work and activities when we know the weather and the group. Please don't hesitate to tell us if you have something special you are dreaming of, whether it is bottlefeeding of lambs or checking the highland cattle for the night under the aurora. We will try to include you in our farm day as best as we can. Food is important! As proud producers of high quality meat we have asked our restaurant chef to provide us with something nice to end the day. Depending of the time we meet it can be a three course lunch or a two course dinner, but we promise you: If there will be meat it will be grassfed/free range. We are also happy to cook vegetarian, but because of what we do we can not provide any vegan meals. Roll up your sleeves and get ready, we are ready to include you in our team!

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based on 57 reviews

What an amazing tour! Andrea was a great guide! He was very nice and had lots of information about the islands. The route he prepared was very beautiful and the snacks were a really nice touch. His spanish was very good too. I highly recommend this tour.

We were guided by Eric. The 7 hours flew by. We saw a lot of beautiful stretches of coast and got a lot of information about the country and its people. All in all a very successful day, absolutely recommendable

The tour actually lasted almost 7 hours with interesting stops and a very knowledgeable and nice guide, Eric.