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Lofoten Islands: Silent Trollfjord Cruise

1. Lofoten Islands: Silent Trollfjord Cruise

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. Note that from the 7 August to 30 September we will use a replacement boat. Here are the main differences of the boats: It is a larger boat and can take more passengers than Brim but we will keep this extra space free for your comfort on board. The setup of seating inside the ship is a bit different, with less open space. However the seats are of high quality and comfortable. The boat can sail faster than Brim, giving us the option to spend a little more time in Trollfjord itself and also sail extend the route a bit. That said, the tour itself will remain the same and our own expert guides will as always do their utmost best to make your experience fantastic and to show you the magnificent Trollfjord. While the boat is also very quiet, it is not hybrid-electric and we will not be able to use an extra quiet electric engine while in Trollfjord.

From Svolvaer: Trollfjorden Wildlife RIB Cruise

2. From Svolvaer: Trollfjorden Wildlife RIB Cruise

Experience the mountainous Lofoten Islands from the water and take in the striking natural landscape on a boat trip to Trollfjord. Join your professional guide and board a RIB from Svolvaer to see a variety of birds and wildlife. If you're lucky you might spot both eagles and seals. Depart from the center of Svolvaer and float through the strait of Øyhellsundet, all the way to Trollfjord. Find historic sites, sandy white beaches, and one of the most dramatic fjords of Norway, surrounded by incredibly steep mountains. Visit the whaling island of Skrova with its charming harbor.  Admire the unmatchable Norwegian scenery as your local guide tells you all there is to know about the area, its natural landmarks, and the different species of wildlife you'll see along the way.

From Svolvaer: Sea Eagle Safari to Trollfjord

3. 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.

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, if the weather allows we will launch the 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 tasting, 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.

Svolvær: Northern Lights Lofoten Cruise & Local Tasting Menu

5. Svolvær: Northern Lights Lofoten Cruise & Local Tasting Menu

Experience the raw natural beauty of the Lofoten archipelago on this cruise from Svolvær. Savor local flavors with a tasting menu as you search the sky for a glimpse of the northern lights. Leave the harbor of Svolvær, as your guide checks where the weather forecast is most promising for the evening. Plot a course to the Austnesfjorden fjord, west to the village of Henningsvær, or south around the islands of Skrova and Lille Molla. Take in the natural scenery of the islands and search for a for a gap in the clouds to see the splendor of the northern lights dancing in the sky above and reflected in the water below. If luck strikes, the lights will be visible in the night sky from the ship's outside decks. Enjoy a tapas menu that is carefully crafted by a local chef. Taste your way through centuries of fishing traditions. Hear the history behind the food and industries that Lofoten is famous for. Return to your departure point at the end of the tour.

From Leknes: North Lofoten Panoramic VIP Tour w/ Pickup

6. From Leknes: North Lofoten Panoramic VIP Tour w/ Pickup

You will enjoy a relaxing and slow-paced tour along the bucolic landscapes of north Lofoten You will first travel along the southern cost of the Vestvågoy island to reach Henningsvaer, a charming fishing village with its white palafitte houses. You will then visit Kabelvag, the ost ancient settlement in the arctic where king Øystein Magnusson built the first fishermen cabins, and Svolvaer, the most lively center of the archipelago, from where it is possible to admire the rocky horns of the "Geita", the goat of Svolvaer. It is also possible to visit the Magic Ice bar (entrance not included) You will then move to the little island of Gimsøy with its charming little church in an unique setup. By driving along the farms of the Vestvågøy island we will reach the little village of Eggum with its large sandy beach. At Aalan Gard you will meet the goats and will have the chance to taste some delicious local cheese. You will then have the chance, if you want, to visit the Viking museum (entrance not included) and learn the history of the chief Olaf Tvennumbruni and his fierce people. I will then take you back to Leknes with your eyes full of unforgettable memories. Our tours are fully private, we take only one group at a time (max. 8 pax). If you travel by cruise ship, we recommend to create your group by inviting other guests from your ship. This way you'll get a lower per-person price.

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What people are saying about Austvågøya

Very enthousiast crew, very nice sunny weather en calm sea. Ingredients for a fantastic trip. We enjoyed every minute of it. The underwater drone pictures were stunning as was the goal of the trip; Trollfjord itself

Great tour and guide. Despite a bit of stormy weather, we are delighted. Saw lots of eagles up close.

Paysages magnifiques, guide/capitaine très intéressant, faune incroyable...

Superb . Knowledgable and professional Saw so many eagles ! Do it

Great trip, good guide, we also had brilliant weather