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THE BEST OF LOFOTEN

Sailing, Hiking, Fishing, Kayak/SUP, Midnight Sun, Trollfjord, Reine, Henningsvær, Ramberg Beach

An Exclusive 4-Day Sailing Escape to Discover the untamed beauty of the Lofoten Islands

Experience the unique fusion of raw natural beauty, active outdoor activities, and rich cultural heritage with our guided small group tour of the Lofoten Islands. With exclusive access to lesser-known areas, our leisurely sailing itinerary is perfect for travelers seeking a luxurious yet authentic way to explore this stunning archipelago. Jump into crystal-clear Arctic waters, hike dramatic fjords, and experience the magic of the midnight sun. Adventure awaits!

 

Our tour includes a balanced itinerary, comfortable accommodation onboard, daily servings of traditional Lofoten cuisine, a private drive through the islands, and all the best activities that the region has to offer. Opt for a private charter or join a small group of up to 8 people.

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World Sea Explorers Stella Oceana Reviews

I just spent the last week exploring Lofoten aboard this amazing boat and it was incredible! The sight seeing was some of the best I’ve ever experienced but even better was the amazing crew on board. Kenneth was extremely friendly and knows basically everything there is to know about Norway. Sachi made sure we were always on schedule and cooked incredible meals for our group. We all kept saying that we wished we could eat like this all year long. I would give them more than 5 stars if I could! Highly recommend!

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NOK 50,000

per person

 

4 DAYS | 3 NIGHTS
Wednesday 10:00 - Saturday 18:00

 

Start/End Location

Svolvær
 

Upcoming Departures

17-20 July 2024
18-21 June 2025

9-12 July 2025

6-9 August 2025

Things you'll do on this tour

FISHING IN LOFOTEN

Experience the thrill of catching prized North Atlantic fish like cod, halibut, haddock, pollock, and mackerel in the summer's abundant fishing grounds. Our knowledgeable guides will share insights and tales of Lofoten’s historic fishing waters, crafting an unforgettable and authentic journey just for you. 

 

While fishing in Lofoten, you'll be embraced by breathtaking landscapes and the tranquil serenity of the ocean. Our expert guides will teach you the art of jigging, a traditional fishing technique used in these waters for centuries. Whether you are a seasoned angler or someone trying their hand at fishing for the first time, our guides will ensure that everyone has a chance to reel in some impressive catches.

 

One of the highlights of this experience is getting to taste your fresh catch onboard. Our onboard cook will prepare your fish using only the freshest local ingredients, creating a meal that truly captures the essence of Lofoten's rich culinary culture. From sea to table, every step is taken with care and attention.

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TROLLFJORD CRUISE IN LOFOTEN

Trollfjord in Lofoten, Norway, is a breathtaking blend of dramatic landscapes, waterfalls and wildlife. Surrounded by towering mountains and narrow fjords, Trollfjord offers some of the most dramatic and picturesque landscapes in the world. Spot majestic sea eagles and other wildlife that call these pristine waters home. Take the polar plunge and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit, then relax and unwind in our hot tub to soak in the serenity of the surrounding landscapes, and let the tranquil atmosphere wash over you. 

 

Located in the heart of Lofoten, Norway's iconic archipelago known for its rugged beauty and rich cultural heritage, Trollfjord is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to immerse themselves in nature. The fjord itself is surrounded by steep cliffs that rise up to 1,000 meters high, making it a truly awe-inspiring sight.

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KAYAK OR SUP IN LOFOTEN

Glide through the emerald waters on a kayak or try stand-up paddleboarding amidst towering cliffs and cascading waterfalls. These intimate encounters with nature are designed to leave you in awe and make your journey truly unforgettable. Kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding allow an intimate exploration of the fjords, providing a blend of excitement and tranquility. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced paddler, our expert guides will ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

 

In addition to the breathtaking scenery, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding also offer numerous health benefits. These activities engage your core muscles, improving strength and balance. They also provide a low-impact form of cardiovascular exercise, making it suitable for all fitness levels. So while you immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings, you can also reap the physical benefits of these water adventures.

 

Our knowledgeable guides will take you to hidden gems and share interesting facts about the flora and fauna along the way. You may even have the chance to spot some local wildlife

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MIDNIGHT SUN SAILING IN LOFOTEN

Set sail aboard a state-of-the-art luxury yacht, designed to offer the utmost in comfort and elegance. As you navigate through the pristine waters of the Norwegian Sea, you'll be surrounded by towering fjords, rugged coastlines, and lush greenery. The midnight sun casts a golden glow, creating a dreamlike atmosphere that transforms every moment into an unforgettable memory. 

 

Our seasoned crew, renowned for their expertise and hospitality, will ensure your journey is smooth and exhilarating. Whether you're an experienced sailor or new to the world of yachting, you'll appreciate the seamless blend of cutting-edge technology and traditional maritime craftsmanship. Each day brings new horizons as you explore hidden coves, secluded bays, and remote islands, far from the beaten path.

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HIKING IN LOFOTEN

Skrova: The Hidden Gem of Tranquility

Feel the invigorating sea breeze and breathe in the enchanting smell of the fresh clean air as you set foot on Skrova, often called the “Hawaii of the North.” This secluded island offers an intimate hiking experience through lush greenery and along rugged coastlines. With a population of only 200 inhabitants, Skrova boasts untouched landscapes and a peaceful atmosphere. As you walk, the sound of the village vanishes and you'll tune into the sounds of nature serenading your journey. Your path leads you to the island's highest point, where panoramic views of the surrounding islands and the open sea unfold before you.   

 

Reinebringen: The Iconic Nordic Summit

As part of the private island drive, you have the option to conquer Reinebringen, one of Lofoten's iconic peaks.  The trail is comprised of sherpa steps rising steeply, presenting a rewarding challenge for avid hikers. The scent of wildflowers mingles with the crisp mountain air as you ascend, accompanied by the distant calls of seabirds. Upon reaching the summit, you’ll be greeted with the dramatic panorama of the vibrant fishing village of Reine nestled below, framed by turquoise fjords and jagged peaks. Capture the moment with a memorable photo, celebrating your achievement amidst unparalleled beauty. 

 

Luxurious Amenities and Unmatched Comfort

Return from each day’s hike to the lavish comfort of your floating sanctuary. Relax and rejuvenate in the a hot tub on deck surrounded by picturesque views under the midnight sun designed to soothe and revitalize after an exhilarating day of exploration.

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VISIT HENNINGSVÆR IN LOFOTEN

Discover the enchanting village of Henningsvær, often referred to as the “Venice of Lofoten,” a quaint fishing village that beautifully marries tradition with contemporary charm. Wander through cobblestone streets lined with vibrant art galleries and bespoke boutiques. Each gallery showcases the works of local artists inspired by the region’s dramatic landscapes and unique light, offering you a chance to acquire truly one-of-a-kind pieces. 

 

Indulge in some exclusive retail therapy as you explore the village’s charming boutiques. Here, you’ll find handcrafted jewelry, luxurious knitwear, and gourmet delicacies, each piece telling a story of Norwegian heritage and meticulous craftsmanship. Discover hidden gems and exclusive finds that reflect the essence of Henningsvær.

 

Experience a touch of nostalgia and wonder at Henningsvær’s iconic soccer field, famously set against a backdrop of rugged mountains and the endless sea. This unique setting has made it one of the most photographed soccer fields in the world. Enjoy a casual walk along the field, where the juxtaposition of sport and nature creates an unforgettable scene. It’s an extraordinary sight that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of this enchanting village.

Indulge in a culinary delight at a renowned local restaurant celebrated for its use of fresh, local ingredients and innovative cuisine. Savor a meticulously crafted menu that showcases the best of Norwegian flavors, paired with fine wines. The intimate dining setting, coupled with the warm hospitality, ensures an unforgettable gastronomic experience that complements your luxurious journey.

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VISIT RAMBERG BEACH IN LOFOTEN

Private Island Drive

Disembark for an exclusive private drive through the idyllic islands of Lofoten. Your chauffeur will guide you through winding coastal roads, offering panoramic views of towering mountains, lush valleys, and the endless blue of the sea. Spot sheep along the way as you soak in the enchanting landscape from the luxury of your vehicle. Each turn unveils breathtaking vistas, each more captivating than the last.

 

Relaxation at Ramberg Beach

Your drive includes a stop at the pristine shores of Ramberg Beach, known for its powdery white sands and turquoise waters. Here, you’ll have time to unwind and soak in the serene beauty of this secluded paradise. Stroll along the shoreline, feel the soft sand beneath your feet, and listen to the gentle lapping of waves against the shore. 

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VISIT REINE IN LOFOTEN

Explore Reine: A Village Like No Other

On your private island drive you will arrive in the picturesque village of Reine, often celebrated as one of the most beautiful villages in Norway. Nestled amidst dramatic peaks rising straight from the sea, Reine boasts a unique charm that captivates every visitor.

 

Here, you have the choice of two exclusive experiences:

 

Hiking Reinebringen

For the adventurous, embark on a hike up Reinebringen, one of Lofoten’s most iconic peaks. The trail offers a thrilling ascent with panoramic views that become increasingly breathtaking as you climb. At the summit, you’ll be rewarded with a 360-degree vista of the vibrant village below, framed by turquoise fjords and jagged peaks. It’s a challenging yet immensely rewarding experience that showcases the raw beauty of Lofoten.

 

Photo Tour in Reine and Hamnøy

If you prefer a more leisurely exploration, opt for a guided photo tour of Reine and the nearby village of Hamnøy. This tour takes you through the most picturesque spots, allowing you to capture the stunning landscapes and charming architecture that define these villages. From the iconic red cabins perched on stilts over the water to the dramatic mountain backdrops, every corner offers a perfect photo opportunity. Learn tips and techniques from your guide to enhance your photography skills and take home beautiful memories of your journey.

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Tour Map

Meet Your Crew

All multi-day tours have our 2 resident crew + up to 2 additional crew members.

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Kenneth Tårnes

Sea Captain

Kenneth is a world class Sea Captain with the highest international designation by SOLAS, the United Nations International Maritime Organization.  As a Sea Captain, he is a licensed medic and marriage officiant. He served as a sea Captain in the Royal Norwegian Navy and since his retirement, he has continued to captain a variety of charter vessels and sailing yachts. He has sailed around the world on a 98 m sailing ship, Statsraad Lehmkuhl and in 2007, set a world record for the fastest sailing time (without engine) from Tromsø to Kristiansand in Norway. This route normally takes an average of 6-7 days and he still holds this record! Kenneth’s passion is to connect people to the ocean and the natural world. Sharing his knowledge and experiences so they can see what our beautiful planet has to offer and how important it is to take care of it.  He has been the official Captain of Stella Oceana since 2019.

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Sachi Maekawa

Solo Stew/Guide

Sachi speaks English, Japanese, Norwegian and some Spanish. On board, she cooks, serves, cleans, helps on deck, organizes activities, guides the guests on excursions and manages the catering, provisions, and interior. She ensures that guests have the very best experience from start to finish. She is passionate about the care of the natural world and has a love of the ocean. From being on the US National Team for synchronized swimming to working at scuba diving centers, Sachi is an advocate for wild animals, marine conservation, free-diving and sustainable living. She has been the official host aboard Stella Oceana in arctic Norway since 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I'm vegetarian, vegan or have other dietary restrictions?

No problem. Let us know during the booking process so that the cook can prepare for your meals in advance.

Can you help arrange airport transfers?

Yes. We can reserve a taxi for your airport to harbor transfer. The cost of this transfer is not included in the tour price. 

 

Who are the other guests?

This tour typically has well travelled couples and families who love an active holiday with activities, nature and being outdoors. The age range can vary from 30's to 60's. 

What wildlife/animals will I see?

You never know what you might encounter in the sea, but some common wild animals that we see are harbor porpoises, otters, orca, humpback whales, seals, white-tailed eagles, puffins, migrating birds from all over the world and a variety of arctic birds. ​

Will I get seasick and what if I need medical attention? We can't guarantee that you won't get seasick, but most people don't experience this discomfort because the boat is so stable.  However, in the small chance that you do get seasick, the crew has a lot of experience and can help you so you can enjoy your trip.  Northern Norway tends to seem remote and isolated, however, we will always be sailing along the coast where help is never far away.  There are local rescue ships and the Norwegian Coast Guard is always operating throughout the entire coast.

 

Is there a minimum number of participants for the tour?

Yes, we have a minimum viable number of 5 guests to run this tour. If the minimum number of participants is not reached within 45 days of the departure date then the tour may be cancelled or rescheduled, but in most cases, we are still able to run the tour without additional charges, and may ask for your cooperation to make modifications to your tour itinerary, but keeping the original tour start and end dates. When the number of participants is below the critical level, we will inform you 6 weeks prior to the departure date and consult you with your options, which can include additional supplements for the cabins (depending on the number of participants). If the tour is cancelled you will receive a full refund of all payments made including the deposit made at the time of booking and the remaining balance that was paid 90 days prior to the departure date. We cancel because it is both financially and ecologically unsustainable to do a cruise with too few participants. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility. ​

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