Lofoten Islands Northern Lights

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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.

Svolvær: Northern Lights Lofoten Cruise & Local Tasting Menu

2. 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

3. 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. 

Svolvær: Luxury Lofoten Islands Fjord Cruise with Lunch

4. Svolvær: Luxury Lofoten Islands Fjord Cruise with Lunch

This five-hour cruise is a scenic tour through the open sea of Vestfjord, into the narrow inlet of Raftsundet and all the way inside Trollfjord. The route is spectacular due to its steep-sided mountains, plentiful sea eagle and whale sightings, and absence of roads. Remote areas, like Trollfjord, are only accessible by boat which ensures this wild and magic place can be preserved for years to come. This sailing adventure is a great option for small groups, families or couples who want a private tour to immerse themselves in nature while getting a chance to go to one of the most unique fjords in the Lofoten Islands. We depart Svolvær harbor, the main town of the Lofoten Islands. As we cruise Lofoten and out to Vestfjorden, watch for orca, porpoise and humpback whales. Once inside the inlet of Raftsundet, you’ll feel the immensity of the surrounding landscape. This 25 km strait connects the Vestfjorden in the south to the Hadselfjorden in the north. As we set our course to Trollfjord, you might find yourself in awe. Trollfjord is a very narrow fjord, just 100m wide at its opening. It is also a short fjord, just 1km long. With towering 1000m mountains rising straight up from the sea, the dramatic landscape will have you at a loss for words. Once through the narrow opening, the fjord opens up providing 360 degrees views. Depending on the time of the year, this stunning fjord may be fringed with snow-capped mountains, awash with sunlight and waterfalls or even blanketed with Northern lights. Sit back in the top deck lounge, take a deep breath and enjoy the scenery and silence. Your local guides will share the history and culture of the local sites as you pass by. Northern Norway, known as Nord Norge, has a unique history - a special combination of geology, 10,000+ years of human inhabitants blending Norse and Sami culture. This is what sets this region apart from the rest of Norway. On our luxury fjord cruise, you’ll also have the opportunity to taste a traditional slow-cooked reindeer stew. The return cruise is casual with time for eating, soaking in the sights and photography. As your Lofoten adventure comes to a close, we slide back into the Svolvær harbor. You can now say you’ve visited Lofoten and fully experienced Trollfjord, one of the best places in Lofoten.

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What people are saying about Lofoten Islands

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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.

Well organised trip with the guide, Maurizio, thinking of every detail. We knew it was not taken for granted to see the light, but we were lucky. What came as a bonus above my expectations, was that we were offered photos from the event to be sent by mail.

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 ❤️

We managed to see the Lights in early September under cloudy skies with intermittent rain. Truly felt like a miracle! But it was in large part due to our guide’s persistence and knowledge of the area.

Fantastic experience! We managed to see the northern lights even when the weather was cloudy with KP2. The guide Eric is very professional, patient and helpful.