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Lofoten Winter Landscapes & Northern Lights

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Duration: 6 nights
Interests: Explore nature
Type: European walking holidays
Walking Grade: 3
from £2,049pp

As one of the world’s most beautiful archipelagos, Norway’s Lofoten Islands are revered for their rolling pastures, jagged peaks, soaring landscapes, pristine beaches, and picture-postcard villages. And while their beauty is by no means a secret year-round, it’s even more spectacular in winter. For those keen to embark on incredible hiking trails in an Arctic climate that’s surprisingly milder than you think, this trip is the perfect fit. Holiday highlights include nature-spotting snowshoe walks, a boat safari to seek out the native Sea Eagle, a ‘Taste of Lofoten’ walking tour to learn about local produce, and a lesson in how to best photograph the Northern Lights.

What you’ll love

  • Seeking out the Northern Lights with an expert photographer
  • Discovering the best of the islands on snowshoeing walks
  • Learning about local specialties on a ‘Taste of Lofoten’ walking tour
  • Enjoying a boat safari in search of the native Sea Eagle
  • Soaking up the fairytale-like scenery in Svolvær

What’s included

  • HF Holidays Tour Manager
  • English-speaking local expert guides
  • Half-board (breakfast and dinner)
  • Stylish 4-star accommodation
  • 2 snowshoeing walks
  • 3 sightseeing excursions
  • Return flights from the UK including hold baggage and airport transfers (with flight holidays only)

Trip Notes

Easy to download as a PDF, our trip notes provide detailed information for every holiday. Please click below to find the trip notes for your departure date.

All our carefully-curated itineraries are designed by our experts. While we make every effort to adhere to the described itinerary, we may take alternative routes or adapt the running order for weather and/or operational reasons.

Arrive in Evenes. Transfer to Thon Svolvær.


Set within the Arctic Circle and beneath the Northern Lights oval, the Lofoten Islands offer a superb chance to see the swirling Aurora Borealis off Norway’s coast. Joined by an experienced photographer, you’ll get guidance on the best way of capturing this ribbon-like display of swirling lights in the night sky. 


Distance: 2-3 miles (3-4 km)
Ascent: 215 ft (65m)
Descent: 215 ft (65m)

Explore the beautiful Lofoten Islands on our snowshoe nature explorer excursion on a round trip walk in the Kabelvåg region. Our guides will lead us to the best views and photo spots, sharing interesting stories along the way.

 


Departing from Svolvaer’s quayside, we join the RIB boat to enter the Trollfjorden and enjoy some of the most dramatic scenery Norway has to offer. There’s a large proportion of sea eagles in this area and our local expert will enlighten us about the wonderful wildlife. Back in Lofoten, we’ll take a walking tour from market square and learn about regional flavours and specialities, including Arctic cod, Lofoten lamb, and cloudberries. 


Distance: 2 miles (3km)
Ascent: 260 ft (80m)
Descent: 260 ft (80m)

Back in the open air, we take another walk with our snowshoes. We’ll soak up the beauty of the surrounds and learn more about the scattered forest landscapes and wilderness here in Teisthaugen from our experienced guide. 


Each week there’s a free day when no walks or activities are planned. This is an ideal opportunity to relax around the hotel, explore the local area, or take an additional trip such as an island tour (charges apply; payable locally). 


Transfer to Evenes for your return flight home. 


Thon Svolvær Hotel - Lofoten Islands

Located in the centre of Svolvær’s trendy harbour area, this stylish 4-star hotel is surrounded by mountains and looks out over the Lofoten Island archipelago. Guest rooms are modern and stylish while hotel facilities include a brand-new gym and two saunas. There’s also a dive board over the sea if you fancy a refreshing dip in the bracing waters off Norway’s coast. In the restaurant, you can indulge in a filling buffet breakfast to start your day and a set menu of local dishes for dinner each evening.

Essential information

Excursion information

  • Approximate excursion durations: Northern Lights Photography 3.5 hours / Snowshoeing 3 hours / Sea Eagle safari 2 hours / Taste of Lofoten 1.5 hours
  • Excursion days are subject to change due to operational reasons such as weather conditions. Our team in Lofoten will inform you of any amendments
  • Please note, the routes listed for our snowshoeing excursions may vary. Your guides check local conditions regularly in order to select the best walk on the day. Snowshoes and poles will be provided. When there is no snow, crampons will be used
  • Northern Lights excursion. Whilst it is not possible to guarantee sightings, your expert guides will do their utmost to find you the best opportunity
  • To get a good photo of the Northern Lights, it is preferable that you are familiar with your camera. Your guide will offer tips on shutter speed, ISO and aperture

Essential information

It's best to be prepared for all weather conditions. To make it easier, here is a list of items you should consider packing.   

Essentials  

  • Walking boots 
  • Waterproof jacket 
  • Waterproof trousers 
  • Insulated jacket/top 
  • Walking clothing  
  • Walking socks (plus spares)  
  • Sunhat 
  • Gloves/mitts and warm hat
  • Water bottle (minimum 2 litre capacity)  
  • Headtorch 
  • High-factor sunscreen (minimum SPF 30)  
  • Sunglasses with a dark lens 
  • Rucksack (15-30 litres)  
  • Mobile phone 
  • Personal first aid kit (containing your medication, blister plasters, etc.) 
  • Passport 
  • Visa (if applicable) 
  • Copy of your travel insurance policy 
  • UK Global Health Insurance Card (formerly known as EHIC

Recommended

  • Collapsible walking poles 
  • Swimwear and travel towel
  • Snacks
  • Dry bags
  • Rubbish bags
  • Insect repellent

Optional extras

  • Camera 
  • Sit mat
  • Flask for hot drinks 
  • Durable lunch box
  • Gaiters 
  • GPS device 

Guest reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Supplements may apply.

Non-member fee: £30 per person.

All packages that include flights are ATOL protected. Advertised prices listed below show the lowest economy flight price option for that departure. On holidays where we offer local UK airports, details will appear in the “Important Information” section below and available alternative flight options will be offered when you book. Seating upgrades may be available on request and at an additional charge, please call 020 3974 8865 for a quote.

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30 Jan - 05 Feb 2025

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30 Jan - 05 Feb 2025

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Duration:
6 nights
Interests:
Explore nature
Type:
European walking holidays
Walking Grade:
3

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