Lofoten Islands - Midnight Sun and Rorbu Experience

The Lofoten Islands have long inspired travellers to their rocky shores. Picturesque fishing villages, pristine beaches and access to seas and mountains make the Lofoten Islands a much loved destination. The ocean with its Gulf Stream brings milder climates and of course the abundance of cod, or ‘skrei’ in Norwegian.  Throughout the year Magnetic North offers tailor made holidays that offer opportunities for nature based activities as well as trips at sea. You’ll be staying in a traditional fisherman’s cabin (Rorbu) overlooking the wild Atlantic coast from where the midnight sun shines from the end of May to mid July each year.

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  • Kayaking around the Lofoten Islands Image courtesy of Innovation Norway
  • Lofoten Islands
  • Take a trip with a local fisherman and catch your meal for the evening. Image: Terje Rakke/Nordic life/Innovation Norway
  • Fisherman's shacks and wharf in Reine, Lofoten - Image: Innovation Norway

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Categories:

This tour is featured in the following categories:

  • Fjord
  • Island
  • Midnight Sun

Countries:

This tour takes place in the following countries:

  • Norway

Itinerary:

We’ll put together a menu of options to choose from to create your perfect Lofoten adventure. Choose from:

Walking
There are many opportunities for guided and independent walking trails around the islands. We’ll organise your guide or recommend some trails for you to follow.

Cycling
Lofoten offers ideal leisurely cycling terrain – its highest point is just 130 metres above sea level.  We’ll organise routes and cycle hire for you to enjoy the islands on two wheels.

Kayaking
Travel with a guide to explore the coastal areas of the islands by sea kayak. We can offer trips of anything between 3 hours and 7 days.

Whale and wildlife watching
From May until September, travel out with a guided tour to view the impressive great sperm whales which frequent the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. Your guide will take you to see the whales without disturbing their peace. You’ll also have the chance to view local seabird colonies including the sea eagle.

Fishing with the locals
Gather your sea legs and venture out with an experienced fisherman to get  first hand experience of this important industry. Help catch the fish by pulling in the lines and pots onboard. You’ll catch an abundance of fish including cod and halibut. Learn about the journey from sea to plate by visiting a fish processing plant before enjoying a 5 course feast in the evening featuring your very own catch.

Rafting
To get up close to the rugged Lofoten coastline, take a trip out with a small group on a raft. You’ll see the most remote points of the islands including an abandoned settlement and some ancient cave dwellings.

Arctic surfing
Probably one of the most northerly places to surf in the world. Visiting Unstad, a small settlement on the Vestvågøy Island, you’ll be surrounded by mountains on three sides, opening out to a bay which makes it a perfect spot for surfing. The bay is suitable for both experienced and beginner surfers alike.

Dates:

We offer trips year round, but the activities here are available in the summer months from May until September.

Season:

Summer

Number of nights:

4

Price:

We’ll create a tailor made holiday based on your wishes. Please enquire about this trip and let us know how long you’d like to travel and the activities you’d like to try out.

£595.00 GBP roughly converts to:

743 EUR
1,010 USD
1,084 CAD
1,077 AUD
6,293 CNY
1,261 SGD
7,827 HKD
10,671 ZAR

Price conversions are indicative only, payment is in GBP.

Bespoke trips for groups are available - please enquire for more details.

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Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.

John Muir

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