Summer in Northern Norway The Lofoten
The most unique aspect of Northern Norway is its wild and beautiful landscape, and the Lofoten archipelago is considered to be the most spectacular of all. A distinctive landscape of precipitous mountains and sharp peaks combine with sheltered bays, white sand beaches and traditional fishing communities to form a backdrop that once seen, is never forgotten.
From £1,677 per person
Flights to Leknes airport, returning Svolvaer airport (via Oslo Gardermoen) with SAS Scandinavian Airlines - 8-days car hire (Group A – see page 123) - 3-nights at Reine Rorbuer, Reine (Self Catering) - 4-nights at Svinoya Rorbuer, Svolvaer (Self Catering) - Single room supplement on request
On arrival at Leknes airport, collect your hire car and drive to the south-western tip of the Lofoten archipelago and the village of Reine.
Day at leisure. Opportunity to explore the southern islands of the archipelago: Moskenes and Flakstad. At every turn the mountainous peaks and picturesque ports of the Lofoten beg to be photographed. It is easy to see why so many artists have been drawn to these magnificent isles. The light here is very special and only enhances the splendour of this awe-inspiring scene.
Day at leisure. Take a cruise on the Reinefjord (Jun- Aug) to the village of Vindstad and then continue your journey on foot to the beach at Bunesstranda (1-hour each way).
A national tourist route (scenic drive) has been developed in the Lofoten, linking the village of Å to Raftsundet in the north. The Lofoten archipelago is blessed with some of the most spectacular scenery in Norway: craggy alpine peaks, glistening white sandy beaches, fishing hamlets and verdant agricultural communities. Today, take a leisurely drive through this diverse landscape, along the tourist route, on your way to Svolvaer.
Day at leisure. Opportunity to explore the islands of Vestvågøy and Austågøya. In particular we would recommend a visit to the Viking museum at Borg, home to the largest-known Viking chieftain’s house. During the summer months, the sun continues to bathe the mountains and fjords in a golden glow at midnight. The beach of Eggum on the island of Vestvågøy is one of the best spots from which to observe the natural phenomenon.
The village of Henningsvaer, situated at the foot of Mount Vågakaillen, has more than its fair share of art galleries, handicraft shops and workshops and is worthy of a visit. From Henningsvaer, it is possible to participate in a Midnight Sun safari (23 May – 24 Jul), snorkelling trip (15 Jun – 15 Aug) and a sea eagle excursion (15 Jun – 15 Aug).
Day at leisure. Time to explore the port town of Svolvaer or to take a hike in the mountains.
Drive to Svolvaer airport for the return flight to the UK
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