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From Svolvær: Lofoten Islands Silent Trollfjord Cruise

1. From Svolvær: Lofoten Islands Silent Trollfjord Cruise

Discover Trollfjord on a nature-oriented but comfortable and relaxing catamaran cruise with an expert guide and crew. Learn about the wildlife you see along the way, including eagles, plus explore what's underwater with the underwater drone. Departing from the Svolvær harbor in the morning, you’ll set out for Trollfjord, about an hour away. On the way, you can take in the breathtaking views in comfortable, panoramic lounges and multi-level decks. Experience a unique perspective on the mysterious depths of this fjord with an incredible underwater drone stream. What do you think hides beneath the surface? Spend some time in Trollfjord, exploring white-tailed eagles soaring against the backdrop of soaring mountains. The engaging crew will tell you about the wildlife, landscape, and history of the resilient communities that live in this epic coastal landscape. Onboard there’s a selection of beverages and local foods for purchase.

From Svolvaer: Sea Eagle Safari to Trollfjord

2. From Svolvaer: Sea Eagle Safari to Trollfjord

Immerse yourself in the dramatic scenery of Trollfjorden on a scenic boat trip from Svolvaer. Admire the sea eagles flying above you and learn about the area's Viking history as you travel through the fjord. Be sure to take some great photos to help you remember this unique experience. Begin your sea eagle safari from the quayside in Svolaerr. Travel by boat through the beautiful Raftsundet Strait before entering Trollfjorden. Take advantage of the open boat to appreciate its spectacular natural beauty. Hear about the Trollfjord battle and the major locations of the Viking Age. See if you can spot the majestic sea eagles, with the largest wingspan in the world, at a length of up to 2.65 meters. Keep your camera ready to snap photos of these birds, and, if you are lucky, see them circle above the boat.

From Svolvaer: Trollfjorden Wildlife RIB Cruise

3. From Svolvaer: Trollfjorden Wildlife RIB Cruise

Experience the mountainous Lofoten Islands from the water and take in the striking natural landscape on a boat trip to Trollfjord. Join your professional guide and board a RIB from Svolvaer to see a variety of birds and wildlife. If you're lucky you might spot both eagles and seals. Depart from the center of Svolvaer and float through the strait of Øyhellsundet, all the way to Trollfjord. Find historic sites, sandy white beaches, and one of the most dramatic fjords of Norway, surrounded by incredibly steep mountains. Visit the whaling island of Skrova with its charming harbor.  Admire the unmatchable Norwegian scenery as your local guide tells you all there is to know about the area, its natural landmarks, and the different species of wildlife you'll see along the way.

From Svolvær: RIB Sea Eagle Safari Trollfjord Cruise

4. From Svolvær: RIB Sea Eagle Safari Trollfjord Cruise

Explore Trollfjord, an area with one of the largest sea eagle populations in all of Europe, on this guided RIB cruise. Embark on an scenic adventure from Svolvær on a tour that ensures that you are safe by equipping you with a warm flotation vest, life jacket, goggles, and gloves. Meet your guide at the activity provider's office that is located in the main square of Svolvær. Start with a safety briefing and get geared up before blasting off in a high-quality RIB boat that provides excellent maneuverability. Be surrounded by the unique nature of Lofoten. Take views from the water of towering mountains that plunge directly into the sea, idyllic bays with crystal clear water, and chalk-white sandy beaches. Get closer to animals and enjoy a more intimate experience on an RIB boat. Make stops along the way to capture pictures and to listen to your guide at they tell you fun and interesting facts about the nature and history of the area. Return to your meeting point with unforgettable memories at the end of your trip.

Svolvær: Lofoten Northern Lights Hunt by Van with Snacks

5. Svolvær: Lofoten Northern Lights Hunt by Van with Snacks

Increase your chances of seeing the Northern Lights with this guided tour with a professional photographer from Svolvær. Take a break along the way to warm up with a hot drink and some tasty snacks. Meet your guide at the Svinøya Rorbuer hotel and hop aboard a spacious and climate-controlled van. Relax on the drive to strategic spots in Lofoten which is just under the center of the auroral oval (the belt that encircles the geomagnetic poles where there is the best chance of spotting the lights). Have a guide that will use their knowledge of the terrestrial weather systems in Lofoten and space weather information in search of the most amazing show on earth. Get a detailed explanation of the mechanics of the aurora. Listen to stories throughout history that explain how different cultures perceived the northern lights, including what is it known as in Lofoten. Capture the best shots of the lights with the help of your professional photographer guide. Return to your starting point at the end of the tour.

From Svolvær: Guided Northern Lights Tour by Van

6. From Svolvær: Guided Northern Lights Tour by Van

Be picked up at the Svolvær Tourist Information office and hop on board a climate-controlled van to begin your adventure hunting for the aurora borealis, a must-see arctic experience that elicits spontaneous delight. Increase your chances of seeing the dazzling lights with the help of a guide that takes you to areas that they are likely to appear, such as the scenic Vågan. Find areas with clear skies and the best viewing conditions. Let the beauty of Norway's wilderness take your breath away along the way. Feel free to bring your camera and tripod, so you can capture stunning pictures of the lights. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour.

Lofoten: Traditional Fishing Trip

7. Lofoten: Traditional Fishing Trip

Join the MS Symra for an authentic fishing experience in the Lofoten Islands. Depending on the season, you could catch anything from traditional skrei to mackerel, coalfish, haddock and coastal cod. Once onboard, enjoy a brief introduction to the fishing tools and equipment featured. There are 10 fishing stations onboard, so you will share with another guest. After having caught your fares, learn how to fillet the fish on board and feel free to take your catch home with you if you wish. During your trip, you will receive professional guidance from your crew and experience a taste of life in Lofotfisket through stories and anecdotes. No fishing experience is required for this activity.

Svolvær: Snowshoe Nature Explorer

8. Svolvær: Snowshoe Nature Explorer

To begin, make your way to the local partner's headquarters on the quay side of the harbour in Svolvær. Your guide will welcome you and fit you with the right snowshoes and poles before you set off in a minibus on your way to the starting point close to Svolvær. Snowshoes are an easy way to get close to nature without too much hassle. Everyone can use them. With your experienced guide, embark on a guided 3-hour trip around Lofoten. As you walk through the stunning wilderness, listen to some intriguing stories from your guide. You'll also head to the best locations for views and photos. Don't forget your camera. 

Svolvær: Fishing Trip on the Lofoten Sea

9. Svolvær: Fishing Trip on the Lofoten Sea

On our fishing trips you can experience catching all kinds of fish. You can take the fish you catch with you if you wish and prepare your own dinner. The trip lasts about 3 hours in a traditional northern Norwegian fishing boat on the Lofoten sea. You will hear stories/legends about fishing in Lofoten and, most importantly, you will get to try fishing. If you have never fished before and are not sure if you can handle it, don't worry, our experienced captain will teach you all the basics so that you can have a great experience fishing in a safe way. Lofoten is known for its large amount of fish, so here you have the opportunity to catch big fish and get a memory for life! In the summer you often catch pollock, haddock, mackerel and coastal cod, but it is also common to catch tusk, sole, flounder and halibut. Take a look at the other common fish species you might be able to catch here. MS Luna is a well-maintained traditional fishing boat like the ones that were used in Lofoten in the old days. We take a maximum of 12 people on board our fishing boat because our concept is to give all our guests a good experience and enough space to enjoy this unique and exclusive experience, so there will be plenty of space and enough fishing rods for everyone. Of course, the trip has much more to offer than just fishing. You will be surrounded by the unique Lofoten's nature with thousand meters high mountains plunging directly into the sea, idyllic bays with crystal clear water and chalk white sandy beaches, just to name a few. If we are lucky, we may even see sea eagles, whales, porpoises, sharks and seals. We take safety seriously and you will be equipped with warm floatation suit and life jacket. On board Luna, coffee will be included in the ticket. We do not serve food on board, but you can of course bring your own food. It is possible to stay inside the cabin if you get cold and need to warm up a bit. There are also a toilets on board.

Lofoten: Guided Horse Riding Tour Over Hov and Hovsund

10. Lofoten: Guided Horse Riding Tour Over Hov and Hovsund

Ride by Icelandic horse from the Hov Gård stable, and take in a scenic ride along Gimsøya Island’s coastline with your guide. See an Arctic beach, a fishing village, and Viking remnants. First, meet your guide and get introduced to your horse for the tour. Get fitted for your helmet, and hear a quick introduction form your guide about how to handle the reins. Then, begin your ride over Hov, an Arctic beach, at a slow pace. We sometimes get lucky enough to observe our local bird life in the summer, including the majestic sea eagle. Next, head towards the fishing village of Hovsund. After a gentle climb and more spectacular views, you can catch a glimpse of the traditional fish-drying racks while riding past ancient remnants from the Viking age before heading back to the stable.

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What people are saying about Svolvær

Guide was Odd-Petter and he was amazing. He knew exactly where to go to avoid the crowds. We drove for may be 45mins to find clear sky and had amazing aurora sightings all night. He gave us tripods and took photos and showed us camera settings for phone and DSLR. Thanks so much for a wonderful night.

The tour was very well organized and the guide shared a lot of interesting information. He asked whether all participants found the pace good and would have given the option to split into two groups if the group had different conditions.

Was really fun, the guide was highly motivated and told us a lot of interesting facts about the nature around us. Would highly recommend it!

too bad the auroras didn't help. the guide did his best to get us to some good locations. sometimes it's a hit or miss

Very good hike with a friendly guide who was able to show the magnificent landscapes and tell the story