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Henningsvaer Cultural Tasting Cruise

1. Henningsvaer Cultural Tasting Cruise

Enjoy an evening cruise that takes you from Svolvær to the fishing village and art center of Henningsvær. Take in the majestic wall of the Lofoten mountains from panoramic decks and lounges, getting a new perspective in complete silence. On the way, if the weather allows we will launch the underwater drone, bringing you closer to the rich marine life that provides both Lofoten and the world with delicacies like sea urchins, kelps and crabs. On arrival in Henningsvær you can make a stop so you can visit one of the galleries or explore the picturesque fishing village on your own. As you board for the return cruise to Svolvær, enjoy an Arctic tapas tasting, with a modern approach to local and traditional foods. With the sun nearing the horizon, the light Arctic night will color the backdrop of craggy peaks, white sandy beaches, islands and skerries.

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.

Svolvær: Northern Lights Lofoten Cruise & Local Tasting Menu

3. Svolvær: Northern Lights Lofoten Cruise & Local Tasting Menu

Experience the raw natural beauty of the Lofoten archipelago on this cruise from Svolvær. Savor local flavors with a tasting menu as you search the sky for a glimpse of the northern lights. Leave the harbor of Svolvær, as your guide checks where the weather forecast is most promising for the evening. Plot a course to the Austnesfjorden fjord, west to the village of Henningsvær, or south around the islands of Skrova and Lille Molla. Take in the natural scenery of the islands and search for a for a gap in the clouds to see the splendor of the northern lights dancing in the sky above and reflected in the water below. If luck strikes, the lights will be visible in the night sky from the ship's outside decks. Enjoy a tapas menu that is carefully crafted by a local chef. Taste your way through centuries of fishing traditions. Hear the history behind the food and industries that Lofoten is famous for. Return to your departure point at the end of the tour.

Chase the Northern Lights with a Photographer

4. Chase the Northern Lights with a Photographer

Embark on a dynamic and exciting excursion on this unique guided drive all along the archipelago in search of the aurora—for those who want to chase the magically elusive northern lights. You won’t be just a simple spectator, but an active part of this adventure with a magnificent show that you'll never forget. Over the course of this 5-hour tour, an experienced guide will introduce you to the mystery of the northern lights and the impact they have had on local populations, scientists and philosophers for centuries. A photographer will teach you how to take the best pictures of the aurora borealis with all the necessary photography tips on how to get the best shot, how to use your tripod and how to set up your camera. Not only will you experience the fascinating natural phenomenon of the north, but you'll also learn how to maximize your photography skills and create your own beautiful memories. 

From Leknes: North Lofoten Panoramic VIP Tour w/ Pickup

5. From Leknes: North Lofoten Panoramic VIP Tour w/ Pickup

You will enjoy a relaxing and slow-paced tour along the bucolic landscapes of north Lofoten You will first travel along the southern cost of the Vestvågoy island to reach Henningsvaer, a charming fishing village with its white palafitte houses. You will then visit Kabelvag, the ost ancient settlement in the arctic where king Øystein Magnusson built the first fishermen cabins, and Svolvaer, the most lively center of the archipelago, from where it is possible to admire the rocky horns of the "Geita", the goat of Svolvaer. It is also possible to visit the Magic Ice bar (entrance not included) You will then move to the little island of Gimsøy with its charming little church in an unique setup. By driving along the farms of the Vestvågøy island we will reach the little village of Eggum with its large sandy beach. At Aalan Gard you will meet the goats and will have the chance to taste some delicious local cheese. You will then have the chance, if you want, to visit the Viking museum (entrance not included) and learn the history of the chief Olaf Tvennumbruni and his fierce people. I will then take you back to Leknes with your eyes full of unforgettable memories.

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What people are saying about Svolvær

A wonderful day! Maurizio is a trained guide and he told us many things about the islands and traditions. Fortunately there were only four of us, so we were able to make many stops to take pictures. It must be said, however, that even if the group had been full, it would have been a group of up to eight people. I heard that Lofoten Lights also organizes winter tours to photograph the Northern Lights, if I can make this trip, I will definitely contact them for the tour!

Our guide was really great, very interesting. He helped us set up our cameras and told us lots of facts about Lofoten. We were unlucky with the weather but he did everything to help us find the auroras even if that evening they were very discreet. He gave us lots of advice for the following days which allowed us to take beautiful photos afterwards.

Our photographer Eric was super professional! At the beginning of the tour we were a bit nervous because there was nothing to see, but that should change quickly. The sky turned green and Eric started taking pictures. It was great fun and the results were great photos!

Very thankful to our guide/photographer Eric. It may have been a very bad weather with the drizzles, wind and cloudiness of the skies. But luckily we still got great shots with the northern lights in the end. Tusen hjertelig takk ❤️

A very nice evening, great company and a delicious dinner. I had a very relaxing time and it felt good to be at sea... I recommend this cruise 100%! Thanks to the staff who were great.