Midnight Sun Sailing Tour
Luxury midnight sun cruise around uninhabited Litlmolla island
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. Evenings are the best time to watch wildlife and uninhabited islands make the perfect habitat for white-tailed eagles, osprey and other birds. If the wind is in our favour, we’ll unfurl the sails and glide silently on the North 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.
Short evening cruise with sailing
Small tour group on a luxurious yacht
Midnight sun sky or Arctic sunset
White-tailed eagle & whale sightings
Norweigan history, culture and natural interpretation
If your desired tour dates are not available on the booking calendar, let us know and we may be able to arrange special dates for you.
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 into the horizon of the open ocean. As we glide along, relax on the top deck under cozy blankets keeping an eye out for marine mammals and birds of prey. 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?
1,750 kr per adult
1,450 kr per child
17:30 - 21:00
Public Service House Guest Harbor
May - August
3.5 hours aboard luxury sailing yacht, Stella Oceana
Personalized service for your group's arrival
Cookies & hot drinks such as Coffee & Tea.
Local captain and first mate
Stories and interpretation in English, Norwegian or Japanese
Indoor and outdoor seating areas
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Frequently asked questions about the Midnight Sun Sailing Tour
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.
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