Lofoten Islands Aurora Highlights

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Voyage into the Arctic Circle and discover the outstanding natural beauty of Norway’s hidden gem; the Lofoten Islands. Dramatic, unparalleled, breath-taking. These are just some adjectives that attempt to describe the spectacular scenery of the Nordic archipelago. This brand-new tour showcases the best the Lofoten Islands have to offer and ensures the photographs in your next holiday album are truly out of this world. 

Often referred to as the most beautiful archipelago in the world, the Lofoten Islands are the perfect destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. The sweeping landscape comprises of a unique juxtaposition of rugged coastline, vibrant green meadows and Caribbean blue waters. Lofoten is located just below the auroral oval, which provides the optimum conditions for seeing the Northern Lights. Since there is minimal artificial light pollution, you will increase your chances of capturing this mesmerising natural phenomenon. 
Svolvær is the largest town in Lofoten and offers countless opportunities for travellers to explore the area's rich and diverse culture and history. The Scandic Svolvær Hotel is situated very close to the town's centre and boasts unparalleled views of the mountain peaks and surrounding waters. 
Lofoten has been awarded the Sustainable Development certification in recognition of its commitment to work strategically to reduce the negative effects of tourism, while strengthening its positive impact. With fewer crowds and a peaceful atmosphere, winter in the Lofoten Islands is a serene escape for those seeking both adventure and serenity. 


Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by a driver in Svolvær Airport’s arrival hall and escorted to your harbourside accommodation, Scandic Svolvær. The hotel boasts outstanding panoramic views and is the perfect base for guests exploring the Lofoten Islands. Depending on your arrival time, you may have the opportunity to explore the town centre, located a convenient 150 metres away, and enjoy dinner in one of the many restaurants. Please note that the order of activities within your itinerary is subject to change and the agenda below should be used as a guide only. The exact order of your activities will be confirmed in your final travel documents.
Included Meals:  None
[SVJ] Helle Airport, Norway To Scandic Svolvaer
Airport Transfer
Scandic Svolvaer - Check In
Address : Svolvaer, Nordland County, Norway

Set yourself up for the day ahead by indulging in the plentiful buffet breakfast. Expect a wide selection of healthy and delicious choices. This morning, your experienced guide will lead you on a safari through the magical Trollfjord. Surrounded by striking mountains rising 1000 metres from the ocean, Trollfjord is one of Norway’s most famous fjords and if you look closely, you can distinguish the outline of a troll in the crag wall. Your guide will share fascinating stories and local knowledge, helping you to identify wildlife. There’s a high possibility that you will experiences sea eagles at close range! The safari will last around two hours. 
This evening, your guide will take you to the best viewpoint to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights according to the evening’s forecast. It’s likely you will visit the north side of Lofoten as there is minimal light pollution and a stretching horizon; the perfect combination for excellent aurora hunting conditions. During the journey, you’ll become familiar with the island and discover what it’s like to live in Lofoten. Your guide will share expert tips and techniques for capturing the Northern Lights on camera. Hopefully, the lights will make an appearance so you can put your new skills into practice as they dance across the star-studded sky. Lasting around three hours and forty-five minutes, you’ll have plenty of time to await their arrival. In addition, your guide will be happy to send photos they have taken after the tour.  
Include Meals:  Breakfast
Scandic Svolvaer - Stay
Address : Svolvaer, Nordland County, Norway

Today, the choice is yours dependent on your appetite for adventure. For guests who want to get up close with nature and stretch their legs in the pristine wilderness, we recommend the Snowshoe Nature Explorer excursion. Snowshoeing is suitable for all abilities and a great way to experience the stunning landscape of the Lofotens. Before venturing out, your guide will fit you with the correct snowshoes and poles and then drive you via minibus to the best location to experience the magical winter light of Lofoten.
There’ll be an abundance of scenic photo opportunities and your guide will tell you interesting tales of local life. The trip lasts approximately three hours and includes a hot drink.  If you would prefer a more relaxed but uniquely enagaing day, 5 Highlights of Lofoten from Svolvær excursion is for you. This six-hour guided sightseeing tour showcases the best of the Lofoten Islands from the cultural richness of Kabelvåg to the untouched serenity of?Gimsøya.
Your guide will explain the day’s weather forecast and plan the optimum route accordingly. Relax onboard the comfortable minibus and soak up the impressive views as your professional driver escorts you between stops. Highlights include Lofoten Cathedral in Kabelvåg, Haukland beach, Unstad beach and the idyllic town of Henningsvær.
The Lofoten Islands are a destination brimming with surprising attractions; discover the home of the northernmost surf contest in the world and the world’s most unique football field. Peppered with opportunities to take photographs and appreciate the archipelago’s outstanding beauty, from rocky islets to Caribbean blue waters, pristine white sands to mighty rugged peaks, you’ll make memories to last a lifetime. Hot drinks, a delicious picnic lunch, suits and boots (if Arctic conditions) and access to a camera tripod are all included. This excursion will last 5-6 hours. Please note: In case of bad weather, this tour may be rescheduled or routes may differ from the description above. 
Included Meals:  Breakfast
Scandic Svolvaer - Stay
Address : Svolvaer, Nordland County, Norway

They say all good things must come to an end, as do all fabulous getaways. After breakfast, you’ll be transported to Svolvær Airport leaving the Arctic Circle behind and taking with your memories that will last a lifetime. 
Included Meals:  Breakfast
Scandic Svolvaer To [SVJ] Helle Airport, Norway
Airport Transfer
Scandic Svolvaer - Check Out
Address : Svolvaer, Nordland County, Norway

What's included?

  • Transfers: return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 3 nights in a standard double room at the Scandic Svolvaer or similar
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts (1 picnic lunch is included if you take the 5 Highlights of Lofoten tour option)
  • Cold weather clothing is provided with the Trollfjord safari by RIB and 5 Highlights of Lofoten tour
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities
  • Trollfjord safari by RIB
  • Northern Lights tour with local photographer and the option of either the 5 Highlights of Lofoten tour or snowshoe Nature explorer


  • Flights are not included


Scandic Svolvaer
Situated on the harbourfront, Scandic Svolvær?is prized for its superb location and just a short walk to the town centre’s amenities
Hotel Facilities 
  • The hotel’s boat-shaped restaurant offers guests panoramic views of the breath-taking surrounding scenery (You may even see the famous Hurtigruten vessels as they come in to dock) and an irresistible buffet of healthy and organic breakfast dishes as well as sweet temptations 
  • On the floor above the bar affords the same views (perhaps with an even better angle) and is a great spot for a pre-dinner cocktail
Room Facilities 
  • There are 146 rooms, and all are equipped with free WiFi, air conditioning, cable TV, a work desk and a hair dryer
  • Standard rooms are between 12-15 square metres in size
  • A selection of rooms boasts priceless sea and/or mountain views and feature private balconies
  • 2 rooms are accessible for guests with restricted mobility 

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Key Facts

Pace Balanced
Holiday Type Land Only
Max Group Size NA
Cities / Destinations Norway, Lofoten Islands
Brochure Code 26043
Price from
£1,035 pp
4 days

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