• View from Reinebringen Lofoten Tomasz Furmanek

Itinerary Summary

7 Days
April - October
Duration Price When Destination Type
7 Days £15480 April - October Norway Tailor-Made
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Arctic Circle Seaplane Adventure

A private seaplane adventure taking you to places roads do not reach, and to wilderness far from civilisation, exploring the heart of Swedish Lapland, the Lofoten Islands, the North Cape, into Finland and onto Tromso. Think a mix of enormous fjords, glacial valleys, picturesque villages, the Sami people with their reindeer herds, fishing, hiking, canoeing, boat trips on rivers and along the Norwegian coast, and reaching the northernmost point of continental Europe. This is an unforgettable adventure.

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • A fabulous way to explore north of the Arctic Circle, with a private guide and perfect for a private group
  • Manoeuvre narrow valleys, fly over enormous fjords and land on the smallest of lakes on a Cessna seaplane
  • Hike, fish (eat what you catch!), canoe, explore by boat, look out for eiders, white-tailed eagles, reindeer
  • Travel in June/July to experience the midnight sun
  • Enjoy Arctic and Norwegian gastronomy created with fresh, local produce

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A 7 day seaplane safari exploring northern Norway, Sweden and Finland 
from $18,112 per person excluding international flights

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Arrive in Swedish Lapland

Arrive at Kiruna Airport in Swedish Lapland (above the Arctic Circle) and have a welcome lunch before heading out on our first seaplane flight from Kiruna to Nikka Luokta in the heart of the Vista Valley. This afternoon we have a chance to canoe the Vista River with its unique delta landscape before boarding our seaplane again to fly to Riksgränsen before dinner and overnight at Niekhu Mountain Lodge.

Overnight: Niehku Lodge (L, D)

Days 2-3

Swedish Lapland to the Lofoten Islands

After a morning hike and lunch in the mountains, we continue by seaplane over the Norwegian mountains and fjords towards the Lofoten Islands. Over the next two days, we have the opportunity to explore the archipelago by boat, including Trollfjord, one of the most stunning places on the islands. Local birdlife such as cormorants, eiders and white-tailed eagles can all be spotted. We will also fly from the lodge over the fjords and impressive glacier valleys to Hamnoy in the south. We'll have time to explore some of the fishing villages of Reine, Nusfjord or Sakrisoy as well as white sandy beaches and a hike to the Ryten mountain. Fly back to the lodge, soak in the hot tub and sauna before dinner in a local restaurant in Svolvaer.

Overnight: Nyvagar Rorbu Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 4

Lofoten Islands - Senja Island - Altafjord

This morning we board the seaplane and fly over the Vesteralen Archipelago, landing on Senja Island, one of the best places in Norway for fishing. We will head out on a private boat to do some fishing, followed by lunch prepared from your catch! This afternoon, we fly from Senya to Altafjord and stay in the lodge built in the boreal forest.

Overnight: Bjornfell (B, L, D)

Day 5

North Cape

Today we take a seaplane flight over the Arctic Coast and visit the North Cape. From the air, you will see old fishing villages frozen in time, and with a little bit of luck, hundreds of reindeers grazing in the mountains and valleys. Landing in Mageroya Island, a private car will be waiting to drive the scenic route to the North Cape, the northernmost point of continental Europe. Back in Alta, we have the chance to hike a mountain which has stunning views of Altafjord and the surrounding area, before relaxing in the outdoor jacuzzi and sauna.

Overnight: Bjornfell (B, L, D)

Day 6

Altafjord - Finnish border - Tromso

This morning we head out on a river boat safari on the Alta River, one of the most famous salmon fishing rivers in Europe. Dense forests, river wildlife and waterfalls dominate the views on all sides. Next we jump on the seaplane to the Finnish border and Lake Kilpisjärvi, situated at the point where Sweden, Norway and Finland meet. We have an 'Arctic Brunch' on the lake before flying onto Tromso. There is time this afternoon for you to wander this lovely town on your own, or visit the Polar Museum, before dinner in one of the best restaurants in town.
Overnight: Ishavshotel

Day 7

Depart Tromso

Enjoy a final breakfast before catching your flight home. Alternatively, there are several options to extend your trip by heading to Oslo or Stockholm for a few days, or even heading up to Svalbard in the High Arctic.

Trip Details

This safari includes use of a private seaplane for 6 days, 6 nights accommodation, activities and meals as per the itinerary. An Arctic guide and Arctic pilot are with you during the whole trip from Kiruna to Tromso. Prices are per person based on 7 travelling, please enquire with your Destination Specialist for rates based on different numbers travelling. Maximum number is 7 travelling. Note that the itinerary may need to be amended depending on weather conditions.

1 night at Niekhu Lodge in Riksgränsen
2 nights at Nyvagar Lodge in the Lofoten Islands
2 nights at Bjornfjell Mountain Lodge near Alta
1 night at Scandic Ishavs Hotel in Tromso

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