Sailing Lofoten Islands
 

The Best of Lofoten Fjords & Whale Watching in Norway

Trollfjord

SUP or Kayak

Husky mushing

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lofoten fjord

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whale watching lofoten

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midnight sun hiking views

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On this 6-day fjord cruise, you will slow travel by sailboat and get off the beaten path, away from the summer buzz. See the best of Northern Norway’s remote islands, fjords, mountains and beaches that can only be visited by private boat.

The Lofoten Islands are an archipelago above the Arctic Circle, experiencing one of the world's most mild temperatures relative to its high latitude as a result of the Gulf Stream.  The islands have distinctive scenery with dramatic mountain peaks, open sea views, bays with white sand beaches and untouched lands.  The area is an outdoor mecca, ideal for hiking, paddling, sailing and more. 

This multi-day sailing expedition is ideal for small groups, families, honeymoons, or team retreats who want time to deeply experience the very best of the Lofoten Islands. 

Tour Highlights

  • Small group or private charter on a luxury sailing yacht

  • Sailing Vestifjord and the Arctic Ocean as well as Trollfjord

  • Exploring Norway's remote coastline by sailboat, hiking and SUP or kayak

  • Whale watching tour every day

  • Summer dog sledding experience

  • Perfect for Lofoten Islands Photography tours

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.

Welcome abroad! We meet in Svolvær at the marina. Your captain and first mate will show you around and let you get settled in. As we depart from the harbour, enjoy the views from the top deck with a refreshing drink and your camera in hand. Dinner is enjoyed along the way to our first anchorage. After a night at anchor, rise to hot coffee and sip while savouring the views on the top deck. Mornings are ideal for wildlife sightings and photography or a SUP or kayak into secluded beaches and coves. Breakfasts are a spread of lighter options such as fresh rye bread, jams, cheeses, meats (salami, hams, smoked salmon etc), muesli and yogurts as well as pastries. Vestfjord is our first area to explore and one of the best places for a whale safari! Every summer, killer whales, humpback whales, minke whales, porpoises and elusive fin whales, return to these rich northern waters to feed. Over the course of six days, it’s very likely you’ll see whales and dolphins on this cruise. Whales mean fish, so let’s do some deep sea fishing! The Norwegian Sea in the arctic is clean, fresh, and open for the fishing season. Try your hand at catching cod, pollock, haddock, and mackerel. As the winds and tides allow, we set sail or motor on to our next destination. While we cruise, you can choose to relax indoors, sit up on the top deck, try your hand at fishing or learn sailing from the crew. Each day there will be an option for an activity such as SUP or kayak in the sheltered bay of our anchorage, hike up a mountain, go dog sledding, explore remote fishing villages or relax on the beach beside a bonfire. Your lunches may be picnic style paired with a beach BBQ or buffet style onboard. Open-faced sandwiches, soups and stews made of local fish or meat plus fresh vegetables are always a hit. Our dog sledding adventure is more like dog carting since it’s summer. You’ll learn to mush from local guides, Björn and Hilde, and then tour with your eager and powerful dog team through the scenic countryside of Vesterålen. We’ll explore off-the-beaten-path villages like Sortland and Langenes. These remote communities are stunning, with impressive churches, wooden houses, and still active harbours all with Norway's impressive mountains and coastline as the backdrop. A Lofoten Islands cruise isn’t complete without a visit to Trollfjord. This is a must-see highlight of the Lofoten archipelago with its 100m wide entrance, towering cliffs and stunning mountain backdrop. We’ll try to time our visit for optimal viewing for the best experience. Daily dinners are enjoyed in our dining area, together as a group. Relax and share your observations and sightings from the day while you enjoy the evening meal. You’ll be served a variety of dishes blending local food with traditional foods like lamb, fish and reindeer with potatoes and veggies and bread. Evenings are often calm, making them an ideal time to again watch for whales and sea birds, practice photography, enjoy the outdoor hot tub or relax under the midnight sun. By September, if you stay up, you might even catch a glimpse of the northern lights! Are you ready to set sail and see all of the Lofoten Islands highlights?

Trip Details

PRICE

53,524 kr per person

374,667 kr private charter

START

18:00 Thursday Svolvær

END

10:00 Tuesday Svolvær

HARBOR

Public Service House Guest Harbor

Torget 21, 8300 Svolvær

DURATION

6 days

GROUP SIZE

Maximum 6 (public tour)

Maximum 8 (private tour)

SEASON

May - September

DAYS

Thursday - Tuesday

ABOUT YOUR CAPTAIN

Former Norwegian Coast Guard Sea Captain with 35 years experience

FLEXIBLE PAYMENTS

 

Reserve your spot with just a 10% deposit today!

 

Make payments that work for you for the remaining amount due no later than 60 days prior to the tour start date.

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INCLUDED

  • 6 days of cruising time with 5 nights on board in shared berths

  • Summer dog sledding experience

  • All meals from Day 1 dinner to Day 6 Breakfast including non-alcoholic drinks

  • Personalized service for your group's arrival

  • Local captain and first mate

  • Stories, interpretation and fishing instructions in English, Norwegian or Japanese

  • Use of outdoor hot tub, kayaks, paddleboards and fishing gear

  • Berths include all linens, blankets, pillows and towels

  • Wi-Fi onboard

NOT INCLUDED

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Land transportation

  • Gratuities

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Any additional activities, meals while on shore, or entrance fees not listed in the itinerary

  • Travel Insurance

WHAT TO BRING

  • Personal items including warm clothing, rain jacket and pants, Boat shoes, Active wear & swimwear (see our packing list here)

  • Camera and/or binoculars

  • Sense of adventure

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