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Lofoten Islands: Trollfjord Cruise on Hybrid-Electric Ship

1. Lofoten Islands: Trollfjord Cruise on Hybrid-Electric Ship

Departing from the Svolvær harbor in the morning, you’ll set out for Trollfjord, about an hour away. On the way you can take in the breathtaking views in comfortable, panoramic lounges and multi-level decks. Experience a unique perspective on the mysterious depths of this fjord with incredible underwater drone stream. What do you think hides beneath the surface? Spend some time in Trollfjord, exploring white-tailed eagles soaring against the backdrop of soaring mountains. The engaging crew will tell you about the wildlife, landscape and history of the resilient communities that live in this epic coastal landscape. Onboard there’s a selection of beverages and local foods for purchase.

From Svolvaer: Sea Eagle Safari to Trollfjord

2. From Svolvaer: Sea Eagle Safari to Trollfjord

Begin the sea eagle safari from the quayside in Svolaerr. Travel by boat through the beautiful Raftsundet strait before entering Trollfjorden. This is one of the most dramatic sceneries that Norway has to offer, and in an open boat, you can appreciate its spectacular natural beauty. There is a large population of sea eagles in Raftsundet. See if you can spot these majestic birds which have the largest wingspan in the world, at a length of up to 2.65 meters. Keep your camera at the ready to snap photos of the eagles, and if you are lucky, see them circle above the boat.

From Svolvaer: Trollfjord Wildlife Sightseeing Cruise

3. From Svolvaer: Trollfjord Wildlife Sightseeing Cruise

Experience the magnificent Lofoten Islands by sea! If you are lucky, you can see both eagles and seals, and a great variation of bird life on a trip to the Trollfjord.  We drive up through the strait of Øyhellsundet and to the spectacular Trollfjord. Here we find historic sites, sandy white beaches and one of the most dramatic fjords of Norway. We also visit the whaling island Skrova with its charming harbor.  All passengers will be outfitted with floatation suits. We recommend wearing warm clothes as a base layer underneath and good shoes.  The tour will run with a minimum of 2 persons. Note that the route may be altered or canceled at short notice due to climatic conditions, or other unforseen events.  The tour departs from Svolvær center every day all summer at 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30 and 15:40 from June – August. 10:30 and 13:00 from October - June.  Be an explorer!  Meet 30 minutes prior to departure. Lofoten Explorer is located on the quay side.

Henningsvaer Cultural Tasting Cruise

4. Henningsvaer Cultural Tasting Cruise

Enjoy an evening cruise that takes you from Svolvær to the fishing village and art center of Henningsvær. Take in the majestic wall of the Lofoten mountains from panoramic decks and lounges, getting a new perspective in complete silence. On the way, see the launch of an underwater drone, bringing you closer to the rich marine life that provides both Lofoten and the world with delicacies like sea urchins, kelps and crabs. On arrival in Henningsvær you can make a stop so you can visit one of the galleries or explore the picturesque fishing village on your own. As you board for the return cruise to Svolvær, enjoy an Arctic tapas dinner, with a modern approach to local and traditional foods. With the sun nearing the horizon, the light Arctic night will color the backdrop of craggy peaks, white sandy beaches, islands and skerries.

From Svolvaer: Searching for the Northern Lights

5. From Svolvaer: Searching for the Northern Lights

Witness nature’s most dramatic light show in a spectacular natural setting on this Northern Lights tour from Svolvær. Stop along the way at the village of Kabelvåg to warm up with hot drinks and cake at a typical Norwegian pub. During your safari, you will walk among silent forests, frozen lakes and old fishing hamlets. You will enjoy the best spots to admire the “Queen”, the Aurora Borealis. Depending on the solar activity, your guide will select the right place and point of observation for you. Your narrative guide will tell you about the myths and legends of the Northern lights and the impact they have had on the Scandinavian population. This tour is suitable for everybody.

Lofoten Islands: Summer Photography Tour to Haukland beach

6. Lofoten Islands: Summer Photography Tour to Haukland beach

Visit the Atlantic coast of the islands, which is the wildest side where nature reveals its purest and most untamed form. See the colorful wooden houses in Eggum, the beautiful tropical beaches at Haukland, and the surfing paradise of Unstad.  Discover the history, culture, and folklore or the Lofoten Islands as you isiting explore ancient fishing hamlets with picturesque architecture including Kabelvåg, and Henningsvær. All these historical sites, together with the beauty of nature and the power of the natural light will capture your eyes and your imagination.

Svolvaer: Lofoten Islands 5-Hour Tour with Photographer

7. Svolvaer: Lofoten Islands 5-Hour Tour with Photographer

On this 5-hour excursion, discover the Lofoten archipelago with a professional guide in comfortable transportation. You'll not only visit some of the characteristic fishing villages which have made these islands famous, but you'll also visit areas of unspoiled nature, the most extraordinary parts of this beautiful set of islands. First, you'll drive through the Gimsøy island and take in its amazing white sandy beaches, lakes, mountains, landscapes, and its historical wooden church. Then, continue on to Bøstad where you'll stop at a panoramic viewpoint. The tour continues to the Vestfjord side where you have the chance to visit Henningsvær, the Venice of the North, as well as Kabelvåg. Both are fishing villages where you can breathe in the history and atmosphere of ancient times when fishermen used to gather here to participate in the cod fishing season. Don't miss out on this opportunity to see the best that these islands can offer.

Lofoten: 2-to-3-Hour Snowshoe Tour

8. Lofoten: 2-to-3-Hour Snowshoe Tour

Just a few kilometers from Svolvær, experience the untouched beauty of the Norwegian wilderness via a snowshoe tour. After convenient pickup from your accommodation in Svolvær or Kabelvåg, head to the vast forests, frozen lakes, and wide, snowy plateaus that make the region a portrait of Arctic beauty. The 3-hour experience is possible for almost anyone, with your local snowshoe guide providing tips and tricks for those uninitiated to snowshoeing. After a tour of the stark and beautiful wilderness, complete with historical details and information about the unique ecosystem, enjoy a hot beverage to warm up—the perfect way to cap off your Arctic adventure.

Svolvaer: Lofoten Islands 5-Hour Tour with Photographer

9. Svolvaer: Lofoten Islands 5-Hour Tour with Photographer

See the most spectacular locations that these islands offer, both natural, historical, and cultural. Sit on pure white beaches facing a crystal sea to admire imposing mountains and magnificent cliffs, where the waves of the North Sea break. Visit archaeological sites and learn the story of the Viking population and the origins of this land. Walk amongst the old Rorbu (fishermen’s houses) in the different, colorful villages of the islands. Take the chance to taste the various typical products of these islands in some characteristic local restaurants. Explore the area's unspoilt nature, the most genuine and extraordinary part of this beautiful archipelago. Drive through Gimsøy Island and its amazing white sandy beaches, lakes, mountains, landscape and historical wooden church. Continue to Bøstad and stop to marvel at the panoramic view. Move on to the Vestfjord side for the chance to visit Henningsvær, the Venice of the north and Kabelvåg. In these old fishing villages, breath in the history and atmosphere of the ancient times, as fishermen used to gather here to participate in the cod fishing season. More and more famous photographers and artists gather up here each year to catch the beauty of these islands. The magnificent northern lights have inspired and continue to inspire artists from all over the world. Search for the best spots and learn you how to use your camera to capture the beautiful sights.

From Svolvaer: 2-Day Lofoten Archipelago Photography Trip

10. From Svolvaer: 2-Day Lofoten Archipelago Photography Trip

2 -day photography and sightseeing allows the customer to visit the archipelago and have time to explore it from the northernmost to the southernmost point, crossing the wild of the Atlantic side with its powerful, untamed nature and incedibly stunning landscape together with the the traditional fishing village located on the Vestfjord side, the sheltered one. This tour is always accompanied by a professional photographer; he will drive you through the 5 major islands which compose the archipelago. We run this special photography tour in small groups, maximum 7 adults per group, to ensure an unique and customized experience without stress and rush: we want our customers to have all the time they need to breath the magic of the Lofoten archipelago, to walk, to enjoy and to take as many pictures as they want. You don’t have to be a professional photographer to join this tour. Our photography tour is suitable for everybody: professional photographers, photo lovers, neophytes and Arctic lovers. The Arctic lights and colors, and the natural contrasts of this amazing land make these islands a perfect place to take unique and unrepeatable pictures and enjoy unique panoramas. During the trip, we will search for the best light and best locations. The islands offer unique spots, breath-taking and majestic nature, unforgettable places, steep peaks which rise directly from the sea, white sand beaches and a sea so blue that it is hard to believe that you are in the Arctic. Apart from the main locations already mentioned, you will have the possibility of stopping wherever you wish. A customized experience through which you will get in touch with the whole archipelago.

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What people are saying about Austvågøya

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 259 reviews

The weather was disappointing but we were still pleased we had gone on this trip, made special by the excellent commentary given by our guide - so knowledgeable and good humoured, The lunch of cauliflower soup and bread was unexpected but very good. The boat is modern and of high quality.

Min mand og jeg glæder os til en safari med ørerne, og vi blev ikke skuffet! Vi sejlede i en Zotac og havde rigtig gode dragter på, som blev uddelt af firmaet! Vi så mange Ørne - både flyvende, fiskefangende og svævende det var en meget stor oplevelse!.

My husband and I absolutely love the experience. Then length of the activity was just right. Our guide was highly knowledgeable and friendly, The ship was accommodating. We absolute had a great time.

Super nice team! They answer a lot of questions and provide good information about everything :) we were also lucky enough to see orcas :)

This was amazing and so worth the money. Best part of our trip!