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Lofoten Islands: Silent Trollfjord Cruise

1. Lofoten Islands: Silent Trollfjord Cruise

Departing from the Svolvær harbor in the morning, you’ll set out for Trollfjord, about an hour away. On the way you can take in the breathtaking views in comfortable, panoramic lounges and multi-level decks. Experience a unique perspective on the mysterious depths of this fjord with incredible underwater drone stream. What do you think hides beneath the surface? Spend some time in Trollfjord, exploring white-tailed eagles soaring against the backdrop of soaring mountains. The engaging crew will tell you about the wildlife, landscape and history of the resilient communities that live in this epic coastal landscape. Onboard there’s a selection of beverages and local foods for purchase. Note that from the 7 August to 30 September we will use a replacement boat. Here are the main differences of the boats: It is a larger boat and can take more passengers than Brim but we will keep this extra space free for your comfort on board. The setup of seating inside the ship is a bit different, with less open space. However the seats are of high quality and comfortable. The boat can sail faster than Brim, giving us the option to spend a little more time in Trollfjord itself and also sail extend the route a bit. That said, the tour itself will remain the same and our own expert guides will as always do their utmost best to make your experience fantastic and to show you the magnificent Trollfjord. While the boat is also very quiet, it is not hybrid-electric and we will not be able to use an extra quiet electric engine while in Trollfjord.

From Svolvaer: Searching for the Northern Lights

2. 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.

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 Svolvær: Southern Lofoten Islands Photography Tour

4. From Svolvær: Southern Lofoten Islands Photography Tour

Discover the southern side of the Lofoten Islands on this tour designed especially for budding or experienced photographers. After getting picked up from your hotel in Svolvær, head to the Atlantic side of the islands, where nature is in its purest and most untamed state. Visit the area of Flakstad and see its colorful rocks, seaside, and colorful farms. At Ramberg, discover a different side to the island, where surfers flock each year for the best waves.  During your tour, you will discover an area full of history, folklore, and traditions. Visit historical small fishing hamlets full of colors and surrounded by an enchanting landscape that makes these islands a paradise for photographers. Explore towns such as Reine, Nusfjord, Hamnøy with their traditional fishermen’s houses, wooden racks, fishing boats, and historical buildings. Learn more about the culture and traditions of the area from your local photographer guide who will also find the best photo opportunities and teach you how to get the most out of your camera.

Svolvær: Northern Lights Lofoten Cruise & Local Tasting Menu

5. 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.

Winter photography tour to Reine

6. Winter photography tour to Reine

Be picked up at a local hotel before traveling to the Gimsøy Bridge, a bridge between the islands of Austvågøya and Gimsøya for a photo stop. Continue traveling, before stopping in Borg, a village with a beautiful panoramic view. Stop in Flakstadøy, another of the small islands in the Lofoten Archipelago, with beautiful landscapes and mountains, and Moskensøy, another small island home to the Norwegian Fishing Village Museum, and a museum that houses over 2,500 dolls from around Europe. Also stop in Ramberg, the administrative Center of Nordland County. See Hamnøy and Reine, two small fishing villages in the archipelago. Stop in Sakrisøy, a small island at the food of Olstind, one of Lofoten’s most iconic mountains, known for its seafood and beautiful mountains.

Chase the Northern Lights with a Photographer

7. 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. 

Svolvaer: Lofoten Islands 5-Hour Tour with Photographer

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 13 reviews

The crew of the electric catamaran was very friendly, helpful and explained a lot. We thought the tour was a great success, even with children. Saw sea eagles and black guillemots and a whale skeleton. The underwater camera also showed great pictures. Food and drink delicious. Completely satisfied

Beautiful cruise into Trollfjord, lots of information on the area provided, stopped for a while to see a group of sea eagles. There is a good cafe on board, essential for a trip this length. Crew especially friendly, helpful and informative.

The tour to the Trollfjord is very well organized. The passage into the fjord is scenically a dream. We set off in very bad weather and the cloud cover has broken up in the fjord. The tour was worth every euro.

Lovely cruise and awesome crew on board! Cruise was great with scenic views. The staff giving commentaries was funny and engaging. I would highly recommend this activity.

We really enjoyed the trip, it’s one of the most beautiful places we have ever seen.