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Arctic Circle Seaplane Adventure

7 DAYS FROM 15480 PP

Best time to go
april - october

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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 to expect?

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. 

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.

Toake 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.

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.

Why book this trip?

  • 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
Norway Tromso View

Accommodation Highlights

The Nyvagar Rorbu Hotel

The Nyvagar Rorbu Hotel lies in beautiful area of Storvagan on the Lofoten Sea and features quaint fishing huts that have been refurbished to hotel standard. With brightly coloured huts, stunning scenery, delicious local cuisine and fun activities, Nyvagar Rorbu Hotel is a fantastic place to add to your Norway safari itinerary.

Bjornfell Lodge

A serene lodge, located in Alta, and surrounded by mountain elegance in the heart of the arctic. It exhibits a deep-rooted connection to Norwegian cabin culture and your stay can be tailored around the outdoor activities on-site you want to enjoy.