Things to do in Vestvågøy

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From Svolvaer: 2-Day Lofoten Archipelago Photography Trip

1. 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.

Lofoten Islands: Summer Photography Tour to Haukland beach

2. 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.

Svolvaer: Lofoten Islands 5-Hour Tour

3. 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.

Svolvaer: Lofoten Islands 5-Hour Tour with Photographer

4. Svolvaer: Lofoten Islands 5-Hour Tour with Photographer

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.

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 Svolvaer: 2-Day Lofoten Archipelago Summer Photography

6. 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.

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What people are saying about Vestvågøy

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 43 reviews

Nice tour through this part of Lofoten. Eric does his very best to make you feel comfortable and in the meantime also to learn something about birds. It was quite chilly the day of the excursion which was a shame. Nevertheless, we have seen a lot. Actually, five hours is a bit on the short side, but it was well worth it.

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

It was a really great tour. We were only two people and were therefore able to enjoy this individual excursion all the more. Many thanks to our extremely competent and friendly guide Maurizio

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