Breathtaking Norway

The Lofoten Islands

Level

Easy – Moderate

Duration

8 days

Discover Norway’s untamed islands! The Lofoten Islands are draped across the turbulent waters of the Atlantic Ocean, far above the Arctic Circle. This rare wilderness outpost offers an untrammelled landscape of majestic mountains, deep fjords, squawking seabird colonies and long, surf-swept beaches.

A short domestic flight from Oslo to Bodø and spectacular boat trip takes us to Lofoten Islands. Our adventure starts in Reine- the most beautiful village of Norway. We will hike Munke Mountain and enjoy breathtaking views of the fjords and the surrounding peaks, paddle a kayak and witness the midnight sun; we will embark on  Kvalvika (hvalebay) beach hike and pass through by the white sandy beach of Ramberg and end our day at  Nusfjord -a beautiful restored fisherman’s village. We will enjoy another hike toTuva and be amazed by the great views of the majestic rugged peaks of the other side of the fjords, we will enjoy boat trip to the dramatic Trollfjord with great photo opportunities for birds like the sea eagles; we will have our farewell dinner and overnight in Tjeldsund before we take a domestic flight next day  Evenes-Oslo and then departure bringing home our unforgettable memories.

Facts:

  • Activities: hiking, boating, kayaking, cultural sightseeing
  • Our operation:

All Rahhalah’s ground handlers and guides are locally employed ensuring more authentic experience for travelers, as well as sensitivity and understanding of the local culture and environment.

Our staff is highly experienced and has excellent knowledge, committed to provide exceptional service at all times.

  • Sustainability:

    • We run a low impact operation and we leave no traces behind, contributing to the efforts of protection of the local land, its people and culture.
    • We are committed to employing local people to the maximum extent possible. We pay our staff well and, just as important, we provide them with periodical training. In addition we emphasize on making extensive use of local products and enhance maximum economic benefits to the local communities.
    • As you all know 1% of our revenue go back to a local cause and Rahhalah directly takes care of that. This is our pay back promise.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: 10th Aug Arrival Oslo

Today is your arrival day. Upon arrival a Rahhalah representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for overnight.

Optional: city tour

Note: 2 group arrival transfers will be arranged. Timings will be advised in due course. Additional transfers are at extra cost.

Overnight: https://www.hotelcontinental.no/ or similar

Day 2: 11th Aug Oslo-Lofoten (B, D)

Domestic direct flight Oslo to Bodø (1 hr 30 min). Transfer by taxi to the harbour and boattrip overthe Vestfjord to the Lofoten Islands (4 hrs). During this trip a short welcome meeting with the guide.

Arrival in Moskenes, Lofoten. 15 min. Transfer to Reine, the most beautiful village of Norway and

stay in Reine Rorbuer- a harbor hotel existing of historic fisherman’s houses. The houses have 2 sleeping rooms besides living room, bathroom, kitchen, balcony towards the fjord.

Diner in the Restaurant.

Day 03: 12th Aug Reinefjord and midnight sun ( B, L D)

Today we will have an easy start. You can relax on your seaside terrace or discover the village. The guide will be available for an optional activity like rent a bike and discover the area or have a hike in the Reine area. You will have an early diner tonight because we will start paddling in a kayak after diner and cross the Reinefjord to the west. Then you arrive in a tiny village where you hike over a hill to the beach and from the hill you will have the best view to see the sun going down at midnight but not setting, no it’s rising before it touches the horizon. The midnight sun! Turning around for the paddle back will be with amazing lights and the moon in front of us.

Overnight: Reine Rorbuer

Day 04: 13th Aug Hike Munke near Reine ( B, L, D)

Hike in the nearby mountains to Munkebu (cabin) 410 m high, for those who like can continue to

Munke summit 775m high. Great views of the fjords and the surrounding peaks. After this hike we drive to our new place to stay in Nusfjord. A lovely little restored fishermans village.

Hike 4,5 hrs,altitude + 550m – 550m

Overnight : Nusfjord Rorbuer

Day 05: 14th Aug Kvalvika hike and Nusfjord (B, L, D)

Check out and transfer to Fredvang 40 min. Hike over the valley to the Kvalvika (hvalebay) beach hike

over the beach to a cabin (not so long ago destroyed by a storm and rebuild) and back via another

valley.

Hike 4 hrs alt. + 300m – 300m.

After the hike drive back to Nusfjord rorbuer approx 30 min. We pass by the white sandy beach of Ramberg. Although many people might have seen beautiful beaches, the

Setting with the jagged mountains behind it will amaze you.

Overnight: Nusfjord rorbuer.

Day 06: 15th Aug Tuva hike and Svolvær ( B, L, D)

Transfer to Haukland beach where we start hiking up mt Tuva. If the weather is good and we feel for it we could continue up Molheia and Himmeltinden. But anyway the view is splendid on all sides. With ocean, beaches, high peaks and views on both sides of the ridge.Socharacteristic for the Lofoten islands.

After the hike we drive 30 min towards Borg and the Lofotr vikingmuseum. After a visit to the

Vikinglonghouse and short sail in a Vikingship we continue to Svolvær, 1 hour scenic drive before we arrive in our hotel, Svinøya rorbuer.

Enjoy dinner at the the famous Børsen restaurant.

Overnight: Svinøya rorbuer

Day 07: 16th Aug Kvittinden and Tjelsund ( B, L, D)

After Breakfast we go on a sightseeing boat trip to the dramatic Trollfjord with great photo.

Opportunities also for birds like the sea eagle. Late afternoon transfer to Tjeldsund a 2 hr scenic drive and arrival in hotel and farewell dinner.

Stay in Tjeldsund Kro & Hotell or similar.

Day 08: Evenes - Oslo - Departure (B)

Flight to Oslo to departure.

5,500 EUR

per person in group of min 4 pax. Double occupancy.

Trip Dates

10 August 2018

Notes:

  • This cost is based on Double Occupancy. Single Supplement Applies.
  • This cost is valid for Aug 2018
  • This cost is subject to 5 % UAE VAT
  • All services stipulated above are subject to availability at the time of booking / reservation. All prices are subject to change.

This includes:

  • All accommodation based on twin/double rooms
  • All hikes with private guide
  • Private driver/guide from arrival in Bødo to dep in Evenes airport
  • Transportation as described
  • Bodø-Moskenes Vestfjord cruise
  • Trollfjord boat tour
  • Domestic flights (Oslo-Bodø, Evenes-Oslo) 1 piece check in luggage 23 kg
  • Meals as described B, L, D.

This excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Airport taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Single Supplement cost
  • Meals not mentioned above
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • 5% Vat on the total cost

 

Important: The itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, road condition and operating conditions. In any case the guide has the RIGHT to change the program for the safety and convenience of the travelers.

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