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Lofoten Islands Self Catering

In terms of dramatic marine and mountain scenery it doesn't get much better than this! The Lofoten Islands are simply amazing and have to be seen to be believed.

Overview

Welcome to the land of the midnight sun. Travel between late May and early August for the midnight sun. Leave your body clock at home, it simply won’t work here as day and night become one.

The Lofoten Islands are a large group of islands located on a rocky peninsular deep inside the Arctic Circle. Dramatic mountain scenery in an outstanding marine environment. The Lofoten Islands are steeped in tradition and history. Fishing, Viking history and the Sami culture all have an important part to play in everyday life on the Lofoten Islands. You will see 'drying racks' where fish are still dried in the old-fashioned manner, traditional fisherman's cabins (rorbeur) and small villages surrounding scenic harbours, protected by snow-capped mountains.

You will find stunning scenery around the Lofoten Islands at any time of year. Activities and excursions vary considerably throughout the year. Travel during the summer for long summer days and the midnight sun. Travel during the winter for snowy mountains and the Northern Lights (best seen October to March).

This is an area of Norway we have returned to time after time and the scenery never ceases to amaze. Having a rental car during your stay is essential and opens up the entire length of this wonderful archipelago. It's a dream location for amateur and more experienced photographers and simply a lovely place to relax and enjoy life!

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly from UK to Harstad Evenes
Pick up your rental car at the airport.
Approx. 2hr30 drive to Svolvaer (the capital of the Lofoten Islands)
Check in to your accommodation

Day 2 - 7
Relax and enjoy the beautiful Lofoten Islands
Right in the heart of the Lofoten Islands, perfect to explore as much as possible

Day 8
Check out of your fisherman's cabin
Drive to the airport - 2hr30
Flights back to the UK

Accommodation

Svinoya - Rorbuer (Fishermen's cabins)

These traditional fishermen’s cabins (rorbuer) are just 600m from the centre of Svolvaer on a group of small islands, connected to the mainland by bridge.

There are 30 original or newly built rorbuer close to the water’s edge. Each cabin has been furnished to a modern standard and is located on the small islands just outside Svolvær. They are well equipped with living room / kitchen, bedroom(s) and bathroom with WC and shower. The cabins have between one and three bedrooms with space for between two and six people in double / twin beds.

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Svinoya - Rorbuer Suites

There are 8 modern Rorbuer Suites at the waters edge in Svolvær. Each rorbuer (fishermans cabin) has approx 115sqm of living space, 3 double / twin bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a sauna, a fire place, a private balcony and a water front terrace, plus a fully equipped kitchen including a dishwasher. These outstanding rorbuer have space for up to 8 people (incl a sofa bed) and are ideal location for friends and familes to explore the nature and beauty of the Lofoten Islands.

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Activities & Excursions

Svolvær - Lofoten Islands Summer 2017

TROLLFJORD & SEA EAGLE SAFARI
£70 PER PERSON
£35 PER CHILD
A scenic boat tour through the Lofoten archipelago to Trollfjord. Sea eagles (Europe's largest bird of prey) are common in this area and there is a good chance of seeing one. This is a 3hr tour with daily departures between 15th Jun and 15th Aug. Departs from the centre of Svolvaer.

SEA KAYAKING
£115 PER PERSON- HALF DAY
£170 PER PERSON - FULL DAY
See this amazing location from the sea and under your own steam. Your experienced guide will show you the best places to visit. The location of this tour will depend on sea and weather conditions on the day. You will be provided with sea kayak, cag, poggies and transfer. Daily departures. Must be booked at least three weeks prior to departure.

BIKE & HIKE
£95 PER PERSON
The perfect mixture of walking and cycling in stunning surroundings to find a scenic viewpoint. 5hr tour. Departs from Svolvær centre. Daily departures. Must be booked at least three weeks prior to departure.

3HOUR MOUNTAIN HIKE
£55 PER PERSON
Hike to a viewpoint above Svolvær with an experienced guide. Departs from Svolvær centre. Daily departures. Must be booked at least three weeks prior to departure.

TROLLFJORD - RIB SAFARI
£85 PER PERSON
A RIB tour to Trollfjord and back. Open sea, fresh air, crystal clear water, steep mountains, sea eagles and sandy beaches! Not suitable for those with back problems. The boats are of a very high standard and are 36 feet (11 metres) in length. This is a 1hr30 to 2hr tour with daily departures between 1st Jun and 31st Aug.

Dates

Late May, June, July, early August for the midnight sun.

For the Northern Lights travel from October to March.

For winter holidays travel December (not recommended over Christmas) to April

Prices

Traditional Fisherman's Cabins
From £1485 per person based on 2 people
From £1195 per person based on 4 people

Rorbeur Suites
From £1600 per person based on 4 people
From £1200 per person based on 8 people

Includes
Prices based on 7 nights and include return flights from UK, car rental, all accommodation is on a self catering basis

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Information

Overview

Welcome to the land of the midnight sun. Travel between late May and early August for the midnight sun. Leave your body clock at home, it simply won’t work here as day and night become one.

The Lofoten Islands are a large group of islands located on a rocky peninsular deep inside the Arctic Circle. Dramatic mountain scenery in an outstanding marine environment. The Lofoten Islands are steeped in tradition and history. Fishing, Viking history and the Sami culture all have an important part to play in everyday life on the Lofoten Islands. You will see 'drying racks' where fish are still dried in the old-fashioned manner, traditional fisherman's cabins (rorbeur) and small villages surrounding scenic harbours, protected by snow-capped mountains.

You will find stunning scenery around the Lofoten Islands at any time of year. Activities and excursions vary considerably throughout the year. Travel during the summer for long summer days and the midnight sun. Travel during the winter for snowy mountains and the Northern Lights (best seen October to March).

This is an area of Norway we have returned to time after time and the scenery never ceases to amaze. Having a rental car during your stay is essential and opens up the entire length of this wonderful archipelago. It's a dream location for amateur and more experienced photographers and simply a lovely place to relax and enjoy life!

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly from UK to Harstad Evenes
Pick up your rental car at the airport.
Approx. 2hr30 drive to Svolvaer (the capital of the Lofoten Islands)
Check in to your accommodation

Day 2 - 7
Relax and enjoy the beautiful Lofoten Islands
Right in the heart of the Lofoten Islands, perfect to explore as much as possible

Day 8
Check out of your fisherman's cabin
Drive to the airport - 2hr30
Flights back to the UK

Accomodation

Svinoya - Rorbuer (Fishermen's cabins)

These traditional fishermen’s cabins (rorbuer) are just 600m from the centre of Svolvaer on a group of small islands, connected to the mainland by bridge.

There are 30 original or newly built rorbuer close to the water’s edge. Each cabin has been furnished to a modern standard and is located on the small islands just outside Svolvær. They are well equipped with living room / kitchen, bedroom(s) and bathroom with WC and shower. The cabins have between one and three bedrooms with space for between two and six people in double / twin beds.

Click on the image for more photos.

Svinoya - Rorbuer Suites

There are 8 modern Rorbuer Suites at the waters edge in Svolvær. Each rorbuer (fishermans cabin) has approx 115sqm of living space, 3 double / twin bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a sauna, a fire place, a private balcony and a water front terrace, plus a fully equipped kitchen including a dishwasher. These outstanding rorbuer have space for up to 8 people (incl a sofa bed) and are ideal location for friends and familes to explore the nature and beauty of the Lofoten Islands.

Click on the image for more photos.

Excursions

Svolvær - Lofoten Islands Summer 2017

TROLLFJORD & SEA EAGLE SAFARI
£70 PER PERSON
£35 PER CHILD
A scenic boat tour through the Lofoten archipelago to Trollfjord. Sea eagles (Europe's largest bird of prey) are common in this area and there is a good chance of seeing one. This is a 3hr tour with daily departures between 15th Jun and 15th Aug. Departs from the centre of Svolvaer.

SEA KAYAKING
£115 PER PERSON- HALF DAY
£170 PER PERSON - FULL DAY
See this amazing location from the sea and under your own steam. Your experienced guide will show you the best places to visit. The location of this tour will depend on sea and weather conditions on the day. You will be provided with sea kayak, cag, poggies and transfer. Daily departures. Must be booked at least three weeks prior to departure.

BIKE & HIKE
£95 PER PERSON
The perfect mixture of walking and cycling in stunning surroundings to find a scenic viewpoint. 5hr tour. Departs from Svolvær centre. Daily departures. Must be booked at least three weeks prior to departure.

3HOUR MOUNTAIN HIKE
£55 PER PERSON
Hike to a viewpoint above Svolvær with an experienced guide. Departs from Svolvær centre. Daily departures. Must be booked at least three weeks prior to departure.

TROLLFJORD - RIB SAFARI
£85 PER PERSON
A RIB tour to Trollfjord and back. Open sea, fresh air, crystal clear water, steep mountains, sea eagles and sandy beaches! Not suitable for those with back problems. The boats are of a very high standard and are 36 feet (11 metres) in length. This is a 1hr30 to 2hr tour with daily departures between 1st Jun and 31st Aug.

Dates

Late May, June, July, early August for the midnight sun.

For the Northern Lights travel from October to March.

For winter holidays travel December (not recommended over Christmas) to April

Prices

Traditional Fisherman's Cabins
From £1485 per person based on 2 people
From £1195 per person based on 4 people

Rorbeur Suites
From £1600 per person based on 4 people
From £1200 per person based on 8 people

Includes
Prices based on 7 nights and include return flights from UK, car rental, all accommodation is on a self catering basis

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