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From Svolvaer: Searching for the Northern Lights

1. 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.

Svolvær: Luxury Lofoten Islands Fjord Cruise with Lunch

2. Svolvær: Luxury Lofoten Islands Fjord Cruise with Lunch

This five-hour cruise is a scenic tour through the open sea of Vestfjord, into the narrow inlet of Raftsundet and all the way inside Trollfjord. The route is spectacular due to its steep-sided mountains, plentiful sea eagle and whale sightings, and absence of roads. Remote areas, like Trollfjord, are only accessible by boat which ensures this wild and magic place can be preserved for years to come. This sailing adventure is a great option for small groups, families or couples who want a private tour to immerse themselves in nature while getting a chance to go to one of the most unique fjords in the Lofoten Islands. We depart Svolvær harbor, the main town of the Lofoten Islands. As we cruise Lofoten and out to Vestfjorden, watch for orca, porpoise and humpback whales. Once inside the inlet of Raftsundet, you’ll feel the immensity of the surrounding landscape. This 25 km strait connects the Vestfjorden in the south to the Hadselfjorden in the north. As we set our course to Trollfjord, you might find yourself in awe. Trollfjord is a very narrow fjord, just 100m wide at its opening. It is also a short fjord, just 1km long. With towering 1000m mountains rising straight up from the sea, the dramatic landscape will have you at a loss for words. Once through the narrow opening, the fjord opens up providing 360 degrees views. Depending on the time of the year, this stunning fjord may be fringed with snow-capped mountains, awash with sunlight and waterfalls or even blanketed with Northern lights. Sit back in the top deck lounge, take a deep breath and enjoy the scenery and silence. Your local guides will share the history and culture of the local sites as you pass by. Northern Norway, known as Nord Norge, has a unique history - a special combination of geology, 10,000+ years of human inhabitants blending Norse and Sami culture. This is what sets this region apart from the rest of Norway. On our luxury fjord cruise, you’ll also have the opportunity to taste a traditional slow-cooked reindeer stew. The return cruise is casual with time for eating, soaking in the sights and photography. As your Lofoten adventure comes to a close, we slide back into the Svolvær harbor. You can now say you’ve visited Lofoten and fully experienced Trollfjord, one of the best places in Lofoten.

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What people are saying about Austvågøya

We managed to see the Lights in early September under cloudy skies with intermittent rain. Truly felt like a miracle! But it was in large part due to our guide’s persistence and knowledge of the area.

it was fun! Eric was a good guide, lovely energy. Altough tge weather was not the best he manage to get the best of the nigth and the experience. super recomended

Fantastic experience! We managed to see the northern lights even when the weather was cloudy with KP2. The guide Eric is very professional, patient and helpful.

Our guide was just great and made the tour a real experience! Thanks very much! Gladly again at any time!

We had a great time. The guide, Andrea, took good care of us.