Northern Norway Explorer

An adventurous safari exploring the Lofoten Islands, Lyngen Alps and Svalbard to discover all that northern Norway has to offer, while staying at luxurious lodges.

Itinerary Summary

Duration
10 Days
Price
When
Year Round
Destination
Norway
Type
Tailor-Made
Duration Price When Destination Type
10 Days Year Round Norway Tailor-Made
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About this trip

Travel throughout northern Norway from the Lofoten Islands, to Tromso and Lyngen Lodge, before heading even further north to Longyearbyen in the Spitsbergen Archipelago, the last islands before the north pole. Take part in outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, kayaking and bird watching or, if you travel in winter, look out for the Aurora Borealis during the polar night. The luxurious lodges will be your home-away-from-home as you stay in wooden cabins and enjoy hot mugs of tea looking out over your stunning surroundings.

 

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Discover an array of outdoor activities making the most of the scenery around your lodges.
  • Enjoy Arctic and Norwegian gastronomy created with fresh, local produce.
  • Sail the Lofoten Islands, photographing marine landscapes and fjords en route.
  • Travel in the summer to experience the midnight sun.

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A tailor made 10 day safari exploring northern Norway 
from $9,606 per person excluding international flights

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Norway

Travel from Oslo to the Lofoten Islands, crossing the Polar Circle Line en route, and landing on these spectacular islands by small plane. Take a private transfer to your lodge which will be your base for exploring the surrounding areas for the next few days.

Overnight: Nyvagar Rorbu Hotel (D)

Days 2-3

Arctic Activies

Spend the next two days exploring the region by boat, car or foot, enjoying scenic journeys through fjords and mountains, looking out for wildlife en route and learning about the area's local history. Take in panoramic vistas, soaring eagles and unspolit white beaches as you explore. Back at the lodge, dine on fine cuisine and discuss your day's adventures in the lodge.

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

Day 4

Lofoten Islands - Tromso

After breakfast, transfer back to the airport for your flight to Tromso. This is the gateway to the Lyngen Alps, your next location for Arctic exploration. Enjoy a three-hour walking tour of this fascinating city and take the cable car to see the region from above. In the afternoon, take the scenic drive along fjordside roads to Lyngen Lodge your home for the next few nights. Check in and receive a pair of warming slippers to wear for your stay, before taking in your stunning lodge and finishing the day with a delicious meal prepared by the chef.

Overnight: Lyngen Lodge (B, D)

Days 5-6

Exploring Lyngen

Choose from a number of activities available from the lodge (dependent on the season). Enjoy dog sledding, snow shoeing and ice fishing in winter, or hiking, kayaking, fly-fishing and horse riding in summer. When not out exploring the area, enjoy the on-site hot tub and sauna or look out for birdlife flitting over the fjord.

Overnight: Lyngen Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 7

Crossing the Arctic Ocean

Say goodbye to Lyngen Lodge and travel back to Tromso to catch your flight up to Longyearbyen in Svalbard. During this flight you will cross the Arctic Ocean and landing in Longyearbyen you will be at 78 degrees north. Take in the colourful sights of this northern town and enjoy lunch at one of the many eclectic restaurants before settling in to your hotel. In the evening you can take an Arctic boat expedition around the glaciers, looking out for Arctic wildlife in the midnight sun.

Overnight: Basecamp Hotel (B, D)

Days 8-9

Exploring the archipelago

Over the next two days, explore the fjords and glaciers around Longyearbyen by boat; heading out to discover old mining settlements and seeking out Arctic wildlife such as walrus and whales.

Overnight: Basecamp Hotel (B, L)

Day 10

Depart Norway

Enjoy a final breakfast and do any last minute souvenir shopping in Longyearbyen before catching your flight back to Oslo.

Trip Details

This safari is tailor-made to meet your specific requirements including your preferred number of days, dates of travel, standard of lodges and budget. A private guide can be booked at an extra cost to be with your group throughout the whole trip. Prices are per person based on two sharing.

Talk to one of our Arctic specialists for further details about our Norway safaris.