Lofoten Islands: 10-day Tour from Lofoten to Tromso, Norway

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Your IFMGA-certified guide Bruno will lead you on a unique 10-day expedition of the magical Lofoten Islands in Norway, where you will wind through the majestic fjords and tranquil fishing villages once roamed by the Vikings, and witness magnificent animals in their natural habitat, including whales!

Private

10 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug

Occasional

Beginner


Highlights

  • Discover villages and regions once roamed by the Vikings!
  • The opportunity to spot whales and seals frollicking in their natural habitat!
  • Visit traditional fishing villages - including a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
  • See sandy beaches, beautiful mountains and spellbinding glaciers and waterfalls!
  • Stay in Rorbu's, traditional Norwegian fishing huts!

Description

If you join me on this 10-day tour exploring the Lofoten Islands, we will be re-tracing the steps of the mythical Vikings, and along the way we will take in the stunning Arctic scenery, from white sandy beaches and rocky mountains through to mesmerizing glaciers and the wide open ocean.

The tranquil fishing villages that dot the landscape are also something truly special to behold, as are the numerous species of animals that we will encounter.

Located 200km North of the Arctic Circle, the Lofoten Islands have evidence of human settlement going back approximately 11,000 years, and was previously a Viking stronghold, something the area is very proud of and has maintained a strong link to.

The sheer variation in landscape and terrain is something to behold, and we will go to great lengths to ensure you get to experience as much of it as you can.

After flying to the start point of Bodo and spending the night in a hotel, we then set off to the Lofoten Islands, and once there we instantly have brilliant views over the villages, a constant feature of the next 9 days. We spend the first two nights in a traditional fishing hut known as a ‘Rorbu’.

Over the course of the next week every day is a veritable natural wonderland of activities, including strolling along sandy white beaches, watching out for whales and seals, and visiting the village of Nusfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site – all of this is in one day as well!

Other days will be spent visiting the colossal break in the awesome Norwegian continental shelf, hiking up splendid mountains for yet more breath-taking views, and visiting and admiring some absolutely captivating glaciers and waterfalls.

The penultimate day is spent arriving to and looking around the city of Tromso, before we finish the trip the next day with a flight back to Geneva, the sights and sounds of the Lofoten Islands giving us memories to last a lifetime.

Exploring the Lofoten Islands is a kaleidoscope of fun and beauty – book now to experience them!

For those with more of an adventurous side, I also offer Ski touring in Lapland, just across the border in Sweden, here!

Itinerary

Day 1: Meet and flight

Flight to Bodo, overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Travel to Lofoten Islands

Morning crossing of Vestfjord between Bodo and Lofoten Islands (4H drive). Arrival at 13h Moskenes then departure for our first ride to the summit of Reinebringen (D + 350m). From there – up we will have the most incredible view of the village of Queen and its mountains that flow into the sea. Installation in our Rorbu for 2 nights.

Day 3: South of Island

We leave today for the south of the island and the small village of A. From there we take a little hike to the mountain lakes of Munkebu D + 500m. If we feel like it, we will continue to a small summit to get an overview of Lofoten and the sharp mountains. At the end of the day we will visit the village of A and Queen with their fishermen’s houses, called rorbus.

Day 4: Beaches

Day dedicated to the discovery of white sand beaches such as Rambergstranda and Kvalvika Beach and search for marine mammals such as seals or whales with binoculars and long sight. Visit the village of Nusfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, certainly the most picturesque of Lofoten. Then we will drive to the Vesteralen. Installation in our Rorbu for 2 nights.

Day 5: Boat Trip

This day will be devoted to a boat trip to see sperm whales feeding on giant squid in the abyssal pit at the break of the Norwegian continental shelf. Optional day that can be replaced by a walk along the steep coast in the footsteps of the Queen of Norway which, for her, is the most beautiful hike in Norway.

Day 6: Northern Tip

We go up to the northern tip of Vesteralen to the small village of Andaness. We will cross Ferry to the island of Senja and several hikes will be possible according to your desires and your level of form: Husfjellet (632 m), Segla (639 m), etc … the possibilities are almost endless! Installation in our hotel for 1 night.

Day 7: Anderdalen National Park

We return to the center of the island to join the Anderdalen National Park. We take the local GR  to discover varied landscapes: boreal tundra, mountainous rock, ferns, it is the domain of Arctic fox and elk.

Day 8: Lyngen

We go further north towards the Lyngen. Start on foot in the Lyngsdalen Glacial Valley, then walk through the birch forest to reach the Lyngshytta Hut. From the refuge, we admire the glaciers Sydbreen and Midtbreen, in a beautiful glacial landscape, with waterfalls and mountains.

Day 9: Tromso

Departure for Tromso through the Lyngen Alps. Arrival in the late morning and visit the city and its Arctic church, the old port and the old town. Late afternoon free to visit the Polar Museum or do some shopping.

Day 10: Finish

Return flight Tromso to Geneva.

 

Details

Accommodation

Throughout the trip we will stay in hotels and rorbu. A rorbu is a fisherman's hut on stilts.

More info

Northern Norway and the Lofoten region have steep terrain that is ideal for hiking. The trails are however often greasy and wet, so you need a good pair of shoes.

The supervision by small groups makes it possible to adapt the excursions. Plan hikes of 4 to 5 hours on the ground.

Transportation by private vehicle and ferry.

Meeting point

Bodo, Norway.

Photos


About the guide

IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide and member of la Compagnie des Guides de Saint-Gervais (Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, south-eastern of France)

I will be more than happy to guide you in the Alps for mountaineering or ski touring adventures.

I also organise beautiful trips all around the world.

Get in touch with me and let's discuss about a program answering your needs and dreams!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 11341 Each

Group of 2

EUR 5671 Each

Group of 3

EUR 3781 Each

Group of 4

EUR 2836 Each

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Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Price does not include airfares.




 

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