Lofoten Islands Holiday

Northern Lights Short Break in the Lofoten Islands

Travel to Northern Norway and discover the culture, history and nature of the Lofoten Islands and Vesterålen archipelago. The archipelago is famed for excellent fishing, nature and wildlife attractions, small villages off the beaten track, whale safaris and its beautiful and fast changing light. 

Go in search of the elusive Northern Lights where skies are dark and the sea and mountains provide a magnificent backdrop to the magical Aurora. This Northern Lights short break, honeymoon or romantic holiday in the Lofoten Islands can be customized to your requirements. 




DAY 1:

Fly to Svolvaer via Olso, Bodo or Tromso. Alternatively arriving at the Lofoten Islands by Hurtigruten Coastal Steamer is a magical way to experience the tall, craggy physique of the islands against the sky.

The team at Magnetic North will advise you about all the options available for your travel dates. You will be met and transferred to your sea-view rorbu cabin or suite.

Staying at: Svinoya Rorbuer

DAY 2:

Our holidays to Lofoten are completely flexible meaning that you can travel when you prefer and choose your own combination of excursions and activities.

We recommend a Lofoten Panorama Tour by day that visits local attractions and small fishing villages and gives a fantastic introduction to the picturesque nature of the Lofoten Islands. In the evening why not join a search for the Northern Lights after dark.

Activities are not included in the holiday price. We will provide a detailed quote and itinerary based on your wishes.

DAY 3:

Another day for outdoor adventures! Why not join a Nature Safari or a Sea Eagle Safari, or perhaps a Snow Shoe Hike or Winter Sea Kayaking is more your thing. Of course, you may prefer to simply relax and enjoy the stunning views or wander through Svolvaer exploring its selection of shops, museums and galleries. We’ll provide you with a list of recommended places to visit and eat during your stay.

Optional activities

Guided hunt for the Northern Lights
Winter sea-kayaking
Snow shoe hike
Cross-country skiing
Lofoten tour
Nature and wildlife safari (including the possibility to view whales and sea eagles)
Sea Eagle RIB safari

DAY 4:

Today enjoy the last of your time in the Lofoten Islands before making your onward journey, either by flight or by Hurtigruten Coastal Steamer. We suggest combining your trip with the city of Tromso which is just an overnight voyage away on the northbound Hurtigruten ship.

Alternatively if you would like to continue to explore the archipelago and visit the northerly islands of the Vesteralan, we can arrange car hire and accommodation in Andenes or one of the picturesque sea-facing villages. In the winter months from November to March, it is possible to join a winter whale watching safari from Andenes and we can arrange this for you. Just get in touch with us to find out more.


From £475 per person (excluding flights) based on two guests travelling together. Group prices and accommodation upgrades are available.

This roughly converts to: 546 EUR | 622 USD

Remember that each trip we craft is unique, and you'll receive a personalised trip proposal based on your travel dates and preferences, and in the currency of your choice (GBP, USD, or EUR).


Additional Info

This trip has flexible daily departures

Many of trips can be tailored to your requirements and departure dates. Please get in touch with us for a tailored quotation and details of availability for your preferred travel dates. All trips and departures are subject to availability.

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Northern Lights Short Break in the Lofoten Islands


We enjoyed the service with much back and forth. The West Svoya apartment was fantastic! Nusfjord rorbur not so much. Appreciated the last minute hotel arrangement in Oslo!

by Scot and Margot Gorske, Arlington on Mar 12 .


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