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Best of Northern Norway

Oslo, Lofoten islands, Tromso, Lyngen Alps

From NZD $9300 per person in low season
From NZD $10100 per person in high season

based on 8 nights & daily experiences

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Price includes:

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Daily experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Full Board and activities at Lyngen lodge

  • Husky Sledding Experience

  • Whale watching excursion

  • Guided tours

  • Lofoten boat tour

 

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At a Glance

  • Take a boat trip in search of Orcas and Humpback whales

  • Try out some winter activities such as husky sledding and snowshoeing

  • Visit the enchating fishing villages of the Lofoten islands

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We recommend this itinerary during the winter months of November - March so you can experience the snowy landscapes of the North and have a chance of seeing the Northern Lights.

However Spring (March - May) and Summer (June to August) are also fantastic times to visit when you can enjoy long days with plenty of activities on land and sea, and even experience the midnight sun.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 09 887 3617 to start planning your holiday.

Itinerary

The far north of Norway is sure to enchant you, with high mountain peaks, pristine coastlines and fjords teeming with wildlife. For this action-packed itinerary, we have included some fantastic activities and excursions such a whale-watching trip, husky sledding and tours in the delightful cities of Oslo and Tromsø. You’ll also journey to the magical Lofoten islands where you’ll be lulled into the relaxed pace of life, visiting authentic fishing villages and discovering Norway’s Viking heritage.

  1. Days 1-2: Oslo

    Oslo is the entry way into Norway and a charming, cosmopolitan city which features a mixture of both modern and classic architecture, against a backdrop of rolling hills. Oslo has a booming contemporary art scene, some of which is highlighted at Vigeland Sculpture park where you can meander among over 200 bronze and granite statues. In contrast to the modern, high-rise buildings the city also plays homage to its Viking roots, which can be explored at the Museum of Cultural History and the Viking Ship Museum. We have included a guided tour to take you around the highlights of the city, where you will walk past many beautiful buildings such as the Royal Palace and the National Theatre.

    Accommodation: The Thief (1 night)

  2. Days 2-4: Northern Norway

    A 2 hour- 30-minute domestic flight takes you from Oslo to Leknes, your gateway to the magical Lofoten Islands. The Lofoten Islands have a long history of fishing, as cod migrate here to spawn from February to April, creating a hive of activity of fishermen. The fishing culture here is epitomised by the striking red fisherman huts- known as rorbuer, which stand out majestically against the backdrop of the emerald hills and inky sea. As well as fishing, the Lofoten islands attract an array of wildlife and bird colonies and the imposing, jagged mountains provide excellent hiking opportunities.  

    During your 2-night stay we have included a fantastic selection of activities and excursions for you to explore both the land and sea. Take a guided walk through the charming villages of Å and Reine, where you’ll experience the local, leisurely-paced lifestyle. Surrounding the villages are breath-taking mountains as well as stunning white-sand beaches, where you can enjoy a peaceful stroll.

    The Viking culture in the Lofoten islands spans back more than 1,000 years and on a visit to Lofotr Viking Musuem you’ll be able to see a collection of artefacts from the Viking era as well as visiting a glass-blower to watch traditional techniques of this fine art in action. An unforgettable experience comes as you enjoy a scenic ride on an Icelandic horse as you tread across pristine beaches towards the enchanting fishing harbour of Hovsund.

    Svinøya is the oldest part of Svolvær, and has been a thriving, vibrant fishing village since 1828. The village offers the post-card perfect setting associated with the Lofoten islands with the iconic red cabins and traditional stockfish racks.

    Finally, we will take you out on a boat to explore the islands by sea where you’ll set sail in search of the resident eagles and seals whilst soaking in the mesmerising beauty of Trollfjord.

    Accommodation: Svinøya Rorbuer (2 nights)

  3. Days 4-6: Tromso

    A short 40-minute domestic flight whisks you away from the Lofoten islands and further North to Tromsø, sometimes referred to as “the Paris of the North”. During a guided walk you’ll learn about the history of the arctic explorers who have passed through Tromsø on their way to explore the wild northern territories.

    Tromsø is well-known as a location where visitors flock in hope of spotting the elusive Northern Lights, as chances of spotting are high here due to its location within the Arctic circle. The waters around Tromsø also attract a number of different species of whales, including humpbacks and Orcas as well as seals and eagles, all of which you can keep your eyes peeled for during a whale watching excursion.

     

    Accommodation: Scandic Ishavshotel (2 nights)

  4. Days 6-9: Northern Norway

    Your next stop takes you even further north to the majestic beauty of the Lyngen Fjords, a 25-minute domestic flight or a scenic 3-hour drive away. The Lyngen Fjords create an expansive playground, perfect for trying out some iconic Nordic activities. If you're visiting in winter you can try snowshoeing, where you’ll don large shoes resembling tennis racquets, designed to increase your surface area to stop you sinking into the snow, as well as cross-country skiing.  You’ll also have a chance to meet some excitable husky dogs, where you’ll be taught how to “mush” to control the pack as you set off on a sled through the snowy wilderness.

    During the summer there lodge offers a range of different activities on both land and sea. On the water you can try kayaking, Stand-up paddle boarding or whale watching and on land there is hiking, horse riding, e-biking and much more.

    After an exhilarating few days you’ll transfer back through Tromsø, ready for your onward journey, full of enchanting memories of Norway.

    Accommodation: Lyngen Lodge (3 nights)

Experiences

  • Lofoten Islands by sea

    Take to the water in search of the rich wildlife that has fascinated the Lofoten Islands visitors for centuries.

  • Oslo highlights biking tour

    See Oslo from a different perspective by bike, following a path alongside the Akerselva River, stopping at the heart of Oslo’s food scene, the indoor market; Mathallen.

  • Private tour of Oslo

    Enjoy exploring Oslo and its beautiful buildings complimented by the surrounding scenery along with your private guide.

  • Private Tour of West Lofoten

    Visit the Fish Oil Steamery, old Bakery and the Stockfish Museum as you explore the villages of Å and Reine.

  • Sea safari in Northern Norway

    Discover the beautiful scenery, wildlife and traditions of the fjords of northern Norway aboard Lyngen Lodge's very own boat. Admire the breathtaking sight of the fjords from a new perspective as you glide through their glistening waters.

  • Snowshoeing through Northern Norway

    Snowshoeing is the perfect way to discover the breathtaking Arctic scenery of Northern Norway. Make your way through snow-covered forests as you keep your eyes peeled for the resident wildlife and take in the stunning views across the Lyngen Fjord.

Location

Oslo, Lofoten islands, Tromso, Lyngen Alps

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 09 887 3617 to start planning your holiday.

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