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The Lofoten Islands have long inspired travellers to their rocky shores. Picturesque fishing villages, pristine beaches and access to seas and mountains make the Lofoten Islands a much loved destination. This is a tailor made active trip.


From £595 for 4 days excluding flights. Price depends on group size and activities.

Duration: 4 days
Departures: This is a tailormade holiday and departures are available to the Lofoten Islands year round.
Start point: Svolvær
End point: Svolvær

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Details of Lofoten Islands Holiday

The Lofoten Islands have long inspired travellers to their rocky shores. Picturesque fishing villages, pristine beaches and access to seas and mountains make the Lofoten Islands a much loved destination. The ocean with its Gulf Stream brings milder climates and of course the abundance of cod, or ‘skrei’ in Norwegian. Throughout the year Magnetic North offers tailor made holidays that offer opportunities for nature based activities as well as trips at sea. You’ll be staying in a traditional fisherman’s cabin (Rorbu) overlooking the wild Atlantic coast from where the midnight sun shines from the end of May to mid July each year. We’ll put together a menu of options to choose from to create your perfect Lofoten adventure.

DAY 1:

Arrival to the Lofoten Islands. We'll arrange a private airport transfer to your accommodation or alternatively you may prefer to rent a car during your holiday.

Settle in to your Rorbu cabin accommodation. The traditional style fisherman's cabins have been renovated to a high modern standard and offer excellent sea facing views. Enjoy exploring the local sites and restaurants with our personal recommendations. If the weather is good, perhaps you'll be tempted to stay up past midnight when the sun can still be shining.

DAY 2:

After breakfast, your time is yours. We’ll put together a menu of options to choose from to create your perfect holiday in the Lofoten Islands.

DAY 3:

Enjoy another day for excursions and adventures. We can arrange a guided tour by road with a local expert or perhaps you'll spend the day relaxing.

DAY 4:

Today it's time to transfer to the airport to return. Or perhaps you'll extend your holiday in the Lofoten Islands with a self-drive tour to the Vesteralan Islands or opt for a cruise on board the Hurtigruten Coastal Express boat either north to Tromso and Kirkenes or south to Bergen and the fjords.

The team at Magnetic North Travel are on hand to help design a holiday to suit your travel dates, budget and requirements. Get in touch with us and we'll have your trip planned in no time at all.


There are many opportunities for guided and independent walking trails around the islands. We’ll organise a guide for your group or recommend some trails for you to follow.

The Lofoten Islands offer ideal leisurely cycling terrain – its highest point is just 130 metres above sea level. We’ll organise routes and cycle hire for you to enjoy the islands on two wheels.

Travel with a guide to explore the coastal areas of the islands by sea kayak. We can offer trips lasting anything between 3 hours and 7 days.

Whale and wildlife watching:
From May until September, travel out with a guided tour to view the impressive great sperm whales which frequent the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. Your guide will take you to see the whales without disturbing their peace. You’ll also have the chance to view local sea bird colonies including the sea eagle.

Fishing with the locals:
Gather your sea legs and venture out with an experienced fisherman to get first hand experience of this important industry. Help catch the fish by pulling in the lines and pots on-board. You’ll catch an abundance of fish including cod and halibut. Learn about the journey from sea to plate by visiting a fish processing plant before enjoying a 5 course feast in the evening featuring your very own catch.

Arctic surfing
Probably one of the most northerly places to surf in the world. Visiting Unstad, a small settlement on the Vestvågøy Island, you’ll be surrounded by mountains on three sides, opening out to a bay which makes it a perfect spot for surfing. The bay is suitable for both experienced and beginner surfers alike.

What price includes

  • Airport transfers from Svolvaer Airport
  • Three night's accommodation in a Rorbu Cabin
  • Breakfast