Imagine how much more you could see and experience with 24 hours of glorious sunlight a day – Golden hour, every hour!
Lofoten is the perfect destination for an epic road trip in the Midnight sun. This 7-day Island Hopping holiday will guarantee you some magical moments while you experience the scenic drives and the jaw-dropping landscapes of Northern Norway. The gold gleam from a red sun just above the horizon at midnight lights up dramatic mountains, azure blue seas, white beaches and red fisherman’s cabins nesting on stilts over the water.
|Included||Optional extras - we can book these for you|
|6 nights/ 7 days accommodation with breakfast||Return flights|
|Rental Car||Additional activities|
|Price from £996 per person, based on 2 adults sharing a double/twin room and a rental car|
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Arrive in Evenes Harstad or Narvik Airport.
Pick up your rental car and drive along the beautiful National Scenic road to Svolvær (2.5 hours)
On your way there you will drive by some beautiful sceneries including Austnesfjorden with its rest area.
The rest area is situated south of Sildpollen, a wooden walkway has been built that floats on the landscape. It offers fantastic views across to the stunning mountains and Sildpollneset chapel.
See the map from nasjonale turistveger (national tourist roads)
(If you are connecting the Island hopping trip from Andøy you can also arrive in Svolvær via National scenic road and car from Bjørnskinn, Andøya (2.5 hours drive))
Overnight at in Svolvær at Svinøya Rorbuer or Anker Brygge
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and then head out to explore Svolvær, we recommend a sea eagle safari in the famous Trollfjord.
Trollfjord offers spectacular sights. Step on-board a small vessel and head out onto the water. The eagle safari begins when you leave Trollfjord, first you will see the gulls, they will dive for fish and even grab it right from your hand. The sea eagles can be seen as they fly in to get a share of the meal. The guides let these beautiful, rare birds of prey circle the boat a few times, before they throw fish into the sea for them to catch. In most cases, we will see several of these majestic birds during the trip.
Drive to Henningsvær (1/2 hour drive)
Henningsvær, sometimes called the “Venice of Lofoten” is a fishing village of just over 500 people. It sits on an island amongst several other small islands and the surrounding landscapes are often described as mind-blowing. The dramatic setting and mix of traditional wooden architecture with modern art galleries gives this island a unique charm.
(Optional extra day and night in Svolvær, you can also visit Henningvær and do activities here without staying overnight if you prefer a base in Svolvær)
Things to do in Henningsvær:
Overnight at Henningsvær Bryggehotell
Spend the morning enjoying Henningvær
Drive on the National scenic road toward Å from Henningsvær.
Make plenty of stops along the way and take part in activities:
Visit the Lofotr Viking Museum, a historical museum based on a reconstruction and archaeological excavation of a Viking chieftain’s village on the island of Vestvågøya.
Overnight at Nusfjord rorbuer or on to Hamnøy and Eliassen Rorbuer
Enjoy beautiful Nusfjord
The story of one of Lofoten’s oldest attractions has something adventurous about it.
The official opening of the museum was in 1964, but the foundation was laid in 1963 at the opening of King Olav’s V way.
The carpenter and pioneer Hans Gjertsen conducted his life’s market stunt during the opening ceremony. He made his way to King Olav V through the crowd to hand over his artwork, the cormorant. Hans had asked for permission in advance but was rejected by the organizer. The King was very curious about this voice that echoed across the crowd with the words “Excuse me, King! Can I give you a cormorant? ” The rest is history.
Drive from Nusfjord to Eliassen Rorbuer in Hamnøy
Dinner at Krambua at Eliassen Rorbuer (new restaurant)
Things to do:
Places to visit in western Lofoten:
The incredibly picturesque Reine is an authentic living fishing village, and also a great place to stay as you explore the Lofoten Islands. Hamnøy is the oldest fishing village in the Lofoten archipelago. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in Lofoten with its scenic and unspoiled nature. It is most likely the most photographed place in Norway!
You can stay in the Rorbuer, original fishermen cabins. The oldest cabins are from the 1890s, but the cabins are of course equipped with modern facilities.
In this area, you can rent boats and bikes, go hiking and fishing. Visit the local museums and galleries and get to know the culture and history of the region. This area is home to Elijazzen, Jazz Festival
Overnight in western Lofoten (Reine Rorbuer or Eliassen Rorbuer)
Drop off your rental car and depart home
All our Island Hopping trips can be extended at each location with additional nights, variations can be tailored to your needs.
NB: For additional nights and different options, please contact us.
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