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Lofoten Islands & Svalbard Northern Lights Safari

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.

What to expect?

After arriving in Oslo, you will catch a flight to Svolvaer in the Lofoten Islands; 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.

Staying in a comfortable cabin overlooking the sea, this is the perfect location for watching the northern lights and relaxing in the outdoor hot tub and sauna.

Embark on a boat trip exploring the Lofoten Islands by sea and 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.

Travel along the panoramic coastal roads of the islands, stopping to admire the pristine beaches, glacier valleys and granite mountains. Depending on the weather, stops may include the small picturesque fishing village of Nusjford or Sakrisoy!

Explore the hills by snowshoe! Snow shoes have been used for centuries by indigenous communities in the arctic territories living long winters in the snow; the modern version you’ll be using are made of lightweight aluminium and they fit any walking boots.

Visit the city of Tromso with its historical town and Sami past before continuing your journey to Svalbard.

In Svalbard, snowmobile to the nearby mountains in the hope of sighting the Aurora Borealis. Travel across the icy landscapes searching for these mystical lights. The mountains at this time of year are covered in snow, and the landscape is spectacular.

Head out on a dogsledding expedition to the fascinating Svalbard ice caves. Meeting your team of Huskies at Trapper's Station, you will learn how to prepare the sleighs before setting off through the mountains of the Bolterdalen valley. After several hours of sledding across the snow, you will arrive at the ice caves. Explore the glistening caverns, filled with intricate ice formations that are illuminated by the light from your head torch.

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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.


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

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Accommodation Highlights

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.

Svalbard Hotell Polfareren

With a choice of self-catered apartments or plush hotel rooms, you can chose how you want to spend your stay here, but wherever you end up laying your head you’ll be able to make the most of the fantastic central location in Longyearbyen while having a wonderfully elegant base to explore from, with all the modern amenities. There'll also be fantastic views of Svalbard’s polar landscapes right outside your window.

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