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Norway & Svalbard

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8 DAYS FROM 9500 PP

Best time to go
March

NOR LOFOTEN

Northern Lights Safari

Lofoten Islands & Svalbard

This safari combines the peaceful fjords of the Lofoten Islands with the dramatic glaciers and mountains of Svalbard, while the mystical Aurora Borealis illuminates the night skies. Experience dog sledding and snowmobiling across vast snowy plains, keeping an eye out for polar bears and other Arctic wildlife. Discover the tranquil fishing villages of the Lofoten Islands and traverse the icy wildernesses of Svalbard by snowmobile and dogsled, travelling at the best time of year to witness the natural phenomena of the Aurora Borealis.

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WHY BOOK THIS TRIP


Northern Lights

Enjoy a late night Aurora watching tour by Snowmobile and look out for the magical Aurora Borealis dancing across the sky

Incredible Scenery

Journey across the snow covered landscapes of Svalbard. View the beautiful mountains and small fishing villages perched on edge of the Lofoten Islands fjords.

Wildlife

Look out for Svalbard reindeer, Arctic foxes, polar bears and other wildlife.


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Day 1: Arrive Lofoten Islands

Arriving in Oslo, you will catch a flight to Svolvaer in the Lofoten Islands. This is a beautiful scenic flight over the sea and islands of the Norwegian coast. Upon your arrival to the stunning Lofoten Islands, you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your lodge in Kabelvag.

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Day 2 - 3: Lofoten Islands

After breakfast at your lodge, you will embark on a boat trip exploring the Lofoten Islands by sea. Sail past the impressive mountains of the Vest Fjord towards Trollfjord, one of the most beautiful and renowned places of the islands, looking out for local wildlife such as the protected white-tailed eagle.

Continue on to Henningsvaer, a unique arctic fishing village spread across several islands linked by bridges. Enjoy a traditional lunch in a local restaurant, before returning by car to your lodge to relax in the outdoor hot tub and sauna before dinner at a local restaurant. After dinner, you’ll be on the lookout for the Northern Lights!

Today you will take another scenic tour of the islands, this time exploring on land. Travel along the panoramic coastal roads of the islands, stopping to admire the pristine beaches, glacier valleys and granite mountains. Enjoy arctic brunch on one of the beaches.

Depending on the weather, stops may include the small picturesque fishing village of Nusjford or Sakrisoy, and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, head back towards your hotel along the scenic route, discovering new stops on the way. The sauna will be ready for you before dinner!

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Day 4: Lofoten Islands - Tromso

After breakfast, you will be driven out to explore the hills by snowshoe! The activity will be an easy hike lasting around 2-3 hours. Head back to the lodge for lunch, before heading to the airport for your flight to Tromso. Transfer to your hotel by the harbour, before enjoying dinner.

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Day 5: Tromso - Svalbard

This morning, you will continue your journey north as you leave Tromso behind and head up to Svalbard for lunch. This evening, head out on a snowmobiling experience. Accompanied by an expert guide, travel across the icy landscapes searching for the Northern Lights.

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Day 6: Full Day Snowmobiling

After breakfast, you will head out again on your snowmobiles. Make photographic stops along the way and enjoy the native wildlife. With your own snowmobile, drive across the snow in the long-vanished footsteps of the old hunters and trappers as you stop at their abandoned cabins.

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Day 7: Dogsledding to the Ice Caves

This morning you will head out on a dogsledding expedition to the fascinating Svalbard ice caves. Explore the glistening caverns, filled with intricate ice formations that are illuminated by the light from your head torch. Enjoy an expedition lunch before returning to the Trapper's Station.

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Day 8: Longyearbyen - Depart

After breakfast, bid farewell to your guides and fellow travellers and have a last wander through the town for some last-minute shopping and photos, before being privately transferred to the airport for your flight to Oslo in time to meet your international flight home.

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