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Lofoten Islands: Trollfjord Cruise on Hybrid-Electric Ship

1. Lofoten Islands: Trollfjord Cruise on Hybrid-Electric Ship

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.

From Svolvaer: Sea Eagle Safari to Trollfjord

2. From Svolvaer: Sea Eagle Safari to Trollfjord

Begin the sea eagle safari from the quayside in Svolaerr. Travel by boat through the beautiful Raftsundet strait before entering Trollfjorden. This is one of the most dramatic sceneries that Norway has to offer, and in an open boat, you can appreciate its spectacular natural beauty. There is a large population of sea eagles in Raftsundet. See if you can spot these majestic birds which have the largest wingspan in the world, at a length of up to 2.65 meters. Keep your camera at the ready to snap photos of the eagles, and if you are lucky, see them circle above the boat.

Lofoten: Traditional Fishing Trip

3. Lofoten: Traditional Fishing Trip

Join the MS Symra for an authentic fishing experience in the Lofoten Islands. Depending on the season, you could catch anything from traditional skrei to mackerel, coalfish, haddock and coastal cod. Once onboard, enjoy a brief introduction to the fishing tools and equipment featured. There are 10 fishing stations onboard, so you will share with another guest. After having caught your fares, learn how to fillet the fish on board and feel free to take your catch home with you if you wish. During your trip, you will receive professional guidance from your crew and experience a taste of life in Lofotfisket through stories and anecdotes. No fishing experience is required for this activity.

Svolvær: Evening Kayaking Adventure

4. Svolvær: Evening Kayaking Adventure

Navigate Svolvær’s coast, gliding past the Lofoten mountains, and catch breathtaking sunset views on a kayak excursion set in the early evening hours, which is open to all skill levels. Begin your adventure by meeting your guide in the Svolvær harbor. Receive safety instruction and grab your equipment for the day before heading to the open waters.   Jump on board the double-seated kayaks and paddle out of the harbor to enjoy the open waters of the Svolvær coast. Learn about Lofoten’s history and culture and see it dramatic mountains from a wholly new perspective as you paddle along the calm waters.   Get your camera ready as the sunset brings forth the perfect light to capture an unforgettable memory of the natural Norwegian landscapes.

From Svolvær: Southern Lofoten Islands Photography Tour

5. 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.

Henningsvaer Cultural Tasting Cruise

6. 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, see the launch of an 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 dinner, 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.

From Svolvaer: Searching for the Northern Lights

7. 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: Midnight Sun Excursion

8. Lofoten Islands: Midnight Sun Excursion

Whether you find yourself walking on a beach, or along a mountain track, your thoughts will travel to the rest of the world, where everyone is sleeping under a mantle of stars, while you are warmed by the rays of a sun which never sets. When morning comes, you will wonder if if was all just a dream. This excursion to observe the midnight sun takes place in the western part of the Island. This area, towards the ocean, is where the landscapes best mirror the harsh nature of the archipelago, and where the phenomenon of the midnight sun shows itself in all its glory. During this tour, you can relax in a comfortable minivan. Benefit from a small group tour to create an intime environment and in order to receive the best possible service.

Lofoten Islands: Summer Photography Tour to Haukland beach

9. 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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Svolvær

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 39 reviews

The weather was disappointing but we were still pleased we had gone on this trip, made special by the excellent commentary given by our guide - so knowledgeable and good humoured, The lunch of cauliflower soup and bread was unexpected but very good. The boat is modern and of high quality.

Min mand og jeg glæder os til en safari med ørerne, og vi blev ikke skuffet! Vi sejlede i en Zotac og havde rigtig gode dragter på, som blev uddelt af firmaet! Vi så mange Ørne - både flyvende, fiskefangende og svævende det var en meget stor oplevelse!.

My husband and I absolutely love the experience. Then length of the activity was just right. Our guide was highly knowledgeable and friendly, The ship was accommodating. We absolute had a great time.

Super nice team! They answer a lot of questions and provide good information about everything :) we were also lucky enough to see orcas :)

This was amazing and so worth the money. Best part of our trip!