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midnight sun sailing lofoten




This 3.5-hour tour is a spectacular nature experience where you'll cruise between small islands, through open sea areas and along the steep coastline of Litlmolla island.


Sailing with no engine under the bright midnight sun sky gives the best opportunity to watch for whales, dolphins and puffins, and uninhabited islands make the perfect habitat for white-tailed eagles and other birds.


If the wind is in our favor, we will unfurl the sails to experience the peace and joy of silently sailing in the Norwegian Sea. ​


This is a great option for families, small groups or couples who want to increase their chances of wildlife sightings, capture midnight sun photography and explore coastal Norway while getting a chance to go sailing above the arctic circle.

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from NOK 1,650


17:30 - 21:00

3.5 hours

-3.5 hours of cruising through the Lofoten islands

-Sailing if the wind is in our favor

-Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, water & cookies

-Blankets & pillows for comfort and relaxation

-English speaking host and guide

-Former Norwegian Navy Sea Captain

*Upgrade to hot tub & polar plunge


Our luxury midnight sun cruise departs from Svolvær harbor, the main town of the Lofoten Islands. Litlmolla island lies east of the town of Svolvær. The island is within the Lofoten archipelago, south of the large island of Austvågøya. The Lofoten Islands is one of the best places to see the midnight sun in Norway since it is right on the west coast. The sun is up all-day mid-June to mid-July, which is why you’ll hear Norway called the ‘land of the midnight sun’. Even outside these dates, the delicate twilight makes for beautiful moments, especially when the whales make an appearance. Part of the year, this trip becomes a sunset boat cruise and you get to watch the sun slowly drop behind the mountains and the open ocean. As we sail along, relax on the top deck under cozy blankets keeping an eye out for marine mammals and birds such as eagles and puffins. This ocean cruise takes you away from the wooden houses and fishing villages and out to an area that is a sublime and preserved environment. Much of coastal Norway is untouched by humans leaving it pristine and purely wild. Having circumnavigated Litlmolla island, our sunset boat cruise returns to our home port. You’ll return to shore feeling a renewed appreciation for the magic of the arctic skies. Are you ready to experience an Arctic Norway midnight sun cruise?



Frequently asked questions about this tour

What food and drinks are available?

Coffee, tea, water, hot chocolate and cookies are included. There are no other food and drinks available to purchase onboard. You are welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks. Alcohol is not allowed to be brought onboard.

What wildlife/animals will I see?

You never know what you might encounter in the sea, but some common animals that we see are dolphins, porpoises, orca, minke whales, white-tailed eagles, puffins, and migrating birds from all over the world. 

What is the midnight sun?

The midnight sun is a term used in Arctic and Antarctic regions for when the sun never sets and remains visible at the local midnight. This only happens in the weeks around the summer solstice in the Arctic and winter solstice in the Antarctic. In the northern hemisphere, you have to be above the Arctic Circle, latitude 66 degrees, 33 minutes north to see this phenomenon. This happens because the earth's axis is tilted with the north pole towards the sun.

Why is Norway called the land of the midnight sun?

The term “land of the midnight sun” is used by many arctic places including Norway. We use it because it quickly summarizes our summer phenomena and is a nice opposite to Northern Lights.

Where can you see the midnight sun in Norway?

To start, you have to be further north than 66 degrees, 33 minutes, the Arctic Circle. In Norway, you need to be at least around Saltdalsfjorden National Park or further north.

When to see the midnight sun in Norway?

To see the midnight sun, you will need to visit in the summer. The midnight sun lasts longer the further north you go, but in Lofoten, the midnight sun starts around May 26 and last until July 18. We like this graph by date & time to help you visualize the light patterns in Svolvaer.

What to wear on a sunset boat cruise?

On a sunset boat cruise in Norway, you will want to wear comfortable clothes such as a long sleeve shirt and long pants. The water and wind can still be chilly in summer, so having a warm jacket, hat, and gloves and ensuring you have layers to put on to stay warm is essential. You may also want to bring a sunhat and sunglasses.

Can I do the polar plunge without booking the hot tub upgrade?

Unfortunately not.

Do you have swim wear to rent or buy onboard for the hot tub?

No. Your own swim wear is required to get in the hot tub. You are not allowed to enter the hot tub in pajamas, regular clothes, workout/athletic clothing, your underwear, or nude.

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