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From Svolvær: Lofoten Islands Silent Trollfjord Cruise

From Svolvær: Lofoten Islands Silent Trollfjord Cruise

Discover Trollfjord on a nature-oriented but comfortable and relaxing catamaran cruise with an expert guide and crew. Learn about the wildlife you see along the way, including eagles, plus explore what's underwater with the underwater drone. 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 an 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.

Geiranger: Guided Geirangerfjord Boat Tour

Geiranger: Guided Geirangerfjord Boat Tour

Get close to the picturesque waterfalls of the Geirangerfjord on a guided boat trip. Take in the spectacular views of Norway’s world-famous fjord scenery. See the De Syv Søstre, Friaren and Brudesløret waterfalls. Learn about the area from your guide. Get close to the waterfalls on specialized rib boats which can bring you close to the surface of the water and the spray of the waterfalls. Enjoy the majestically steep mountains around you on an exciting nature tour.

From Svolvaer: Sea Eagle Safari to Trollfjord

From Svolvaer: Sea Eagle Safari to Trollfjord

Immerse yourself in the dramatic scenery of Trollfjorden on a scenic boat trip from Svolvaer. Admire the sea eagles flying above you and learn about the area's Viking history as you travel through the fjord. Be sure to take some great photos to help you remember this unique experience. Begin your sea eagle safari from the quayside in Svolaerr. Travel by boat through the beautiful Raftsundet Strait before entering Trollfjorden. Take advantage of the open boat to appreciate its spectacular natural beauty. Hear about the Trollfjord battle and the major locations of the Viking Age. See if you can spot the majestic sea eagles, with the largest wingspan in the world, at a length of up to 2.65 meters. Keep your camera ready to snap photos of these birds, and, if you are lucky, see them circle above the boat.

From Svolvær: RIB Sea Eagle Safari Trollfjord Cruise

From Svolvær: RIB Sea Eagle Safari Trollfjord Cruise

Explore Trollfjord, an area with one of the largest sea eagle populations in all of Europe, on this guided RIB cruise. Embark on an scenic adventure from Svolvær on a tour that ensures that you are safe by equipping you with a warm flotation vest, life jacket, goggles, and gloves. Meet your guide at the activity provider's office that is located in the main square of Svolvær. Start with a safety briefing and get geared up before blasting off in a high-quality RIB boat that provides excellent maneuverability. Be surrounded by the unique nature of Lofoten. Take views from the water of towering mountains that plunge directly into the sea, idyllic bays with crystal clear water, and chalk-white sandy beaches. Get closer to animals and enjoy a more intimate experience on an RIB boat. Make stops along the way to capture pictures and to listen to your guide at they tell you fun and interesting facts about the nature and history of the area. Return to your meeting point with unforgettable memories at the end of your trip.

From Svolvaer: Trollfjorden Wildlife RIB Cruise

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 Narvik: Round-Trip Arctic Train Ride on Ofoten Railway

From Narvik: Round-Trip Arctic Train Ride on Ofoten Railway

The Ofot train line stretches from Narvik in Norway to Sweden, making it Norway's northernmost railway line. The Arctic Train transports you 43 kilometers through a beautiful and wild scenery, from the fjord in Narvik, passing the gorgeous mountain landscape up to the Swedish border town Bjørnfjell. Historic events dating back to WW2 serves as a dramatic backdrop for this experience. Majestic mountains, beautiful waterfalls and stunning views are just some of the things you get to experience on this journey. The train slows down several times during the trip to ensure you catch all the highlights along the tracks. Download the "Voice of Norway" app, and listen to the stories about the area you are travelling through.

Svolvær: Lofoten Northern Lights Hunt by Van with Snacks

Svolvær: Lofoten Northern Lights Hunt by Van with Snacks

Increase your chances of seeing the Northern Lights with this guided tour with a professional photographer from Svolvær. Take a break along the way to warm up with a hot drink and some tasty snacks. Meet your guide at the Svinøya Rorbuer hotel and hop aboard a spacious and climate-controlled van. Relax on the drive to strategic spots in Lofoten which is just under the center of the auroral oval (the belt that encircles the geomagnetic poles where there is the best chance of spotting the lights). Have a guide that will use their knowledge of the terrestrial weather systems in Lofoten and space weather information in search of the most amazing show on earth. Get a detailed explanation of the mechanics of the aurora. Listen to stories throughout history that explain how different cultures perceived the northern lights, including what is it known as in Lofoten. Capture the best shots of the lights with the help of your professional photographer guide. Return to your starting point at the end of the tour.

Svolvær: Fishing Trip on the Lofoten Sea

Svolvær: Fishing Trip on the Lofoten Sea

On our fishing trips you can experience catching all kinds of fish. You can take the fish you catch with you if you wish and prepare your own dinner. The trip lasts about 3 hours in a traditional northern Norwegian fishing boat on the Lofoten sea. You will hear stories/legends about fishing in Lofoten and, most importantly, you will get to try fishing. If you have never fished before and are not sure if you can handle it, don't worry, our experienced captain will teach you all the basics so that you can have a great experience fishing in a safe way. Lofoten is known for its large amount of fish, so here you have the opportunity to catch big fish and get a memory for life! In the summer you often catch pollock, haddock, mackerel and coastal cod, but it is also common to catch tusk, sole, flounder and halibut. Take a look at the other common fish species you might be able to catch here. MS Luna is a well-maintained traditional fishing boat like the ones that were used in Lofoten in the old days. We take a maximum of 12 people on board our fishing boat because our concept is to give all our guests a good experience and enough space to enjoy this unique and exclusive experience, so there will be plenty of space and enough fishing rods for everyone. Of course, the trip has much more to offer than just fishing. You will be surrounded by the unique Lofoten's nature with thousand meters high mountains plunging directly into the sea, idyllic bays with crystal clear water and chalk white sandy beaches, just to name a few. If we are lucky, we may even see sea eagles, whales, porpoises, sharks and seals. We take safety seriously and you will be equipped with warm floatation suit and life jacket. On board Luna, coffee will be included in the ticket. We do not serve food on board, but you can of course bring your own food. It is possible to stay inside the cabin if you get cold and need to warm up a bit. There are also a toilets on board.

Bleik: Whale Watching by Speedboat with Puffins and Muffins

Bleik: Whale Watching by Speedboat with Puffins and Muffins

Summer whale watching in magic Bleik (Andøy, Vesterålen), a 10-minute drive from Andenes. Vesterålen is Norway's hidden spot for fantastic wildlife, both on sea and land. Join our summer whale and wildlife RIB-boat excursion to explore the surface of the deep-water canyon of Bleik and its surroundings. The canyon is home to abundant marine wildlife, including the magnificent sperm whales. You will also have a chance to encounter other marine mammals, such as pilot whales, orcas, minke, and occasionally Risso's dolphins and fin whales. All these animals frequent the area in search of food (different fish species), which also attracts extraordinary birds and other wildlife. In searching for whales, we will most likely encounter different birds (puffins, eagles, gannets, etc.) while we keep our eyes open for Harbor seals. Join our 3,5 hours RIB boat excursion with a maximum of 12 guests to explore the wonders of Bleik Canyon. During the tour, a guide will be onboard to give you information about all the wildlife we encounter and take photos (as memories) to take them home with you after the trip. Trip duration: 3.5 hours (including getting ready (wearing warm flotation suits) onshore and Complementary tea and coffee while changing after the trip). Departures: 10:00 and 21:00 from Bleik Marina (https://goo.gl/maps/j5SDCVsjxyJmzN4B6). Look for the Green Gold of Norway sign (The legendary Green Dragon), where your skipper and guide will meet you.

Lofoten: Fishing Adventure

Lofoten: Fishing Adventure

Embark on an unforgettable fishing adventure in the rich waters of Lofoten, renowned for its abundance of fish species. Our fishing trips, suitable for all ages and degrees of experience, offer a unique opportunity to catch cod, pollock, haddock, and a variety of other fish. The experienced crew will provide instructions on fishing techniques, handling fishing gear, and safety procedures. As you try your hand at fishing, listen to captivating stories about fishing, coastal culture, and life in the enchanting region of Lofoten. For those interested, our crew can assist with gutting and filleting the fish. On the way back, experience the thrill of feeding seabirds with fish guts from the day's catch. We provide all the necessary fishing equipment, thermal suits, rainwear, and life jackets free of charge. Participants are encouraged to wear warm outdoor clothing suitable for the season. Enjoy a relaxing on-board experience with complimentary coffee, biscuits, and non-alcoholic hot toddy. The feeling of catching fish yourself is an indescribable experience, and we invite you to be a part of it. Take home the fish you catch, and for added convenience, our crew will assist in preparing and packing the fish for you to take home.

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Thank you for an amazing experience. William, our captain, was so much fun, he was very professional and a pleasure to spend time with. The RIB experience was one that we will not forget. From being taken to see all of the waterfalls, the information and history shared by William and just the fun of the trip, we loved it. Very easy to access, we were suited up complete with life jackets and float suits, given a safety brief and on our way. May 29, 2024

I can't speak highly enough of this tour. The rib ride was exhilarating, the driver stopping a few times telling us about the history of the area, was the sort of person I could listen to for hours. The sea eagles were just amazing as was the scenery, and to top it off the sun shone for the whole trip. A must do tour.

One of the best experiences a visitor to any country could have, this tour ranks 10 out of 10. Our guide was exceptionally suited, very friendly, and most accommodating. We enjoyed this tremendously and would recommend this to everyone. Don’t miss the opportunity!

Breathtaking kayak tour, sunset and sunrise in one. Very proffesional crew, good quality equipement. You can stay in your camper overnight in parking by the beautiful beach with amazing view.

Maybe it's because I didn't have high expectations, but the guide's explanation was good, throwing fish to the eagle was amazing, and the speed of the boat was also exciting.