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Reine, the Lofoten Islands

Highlights of the Lofoten Islands

13 days from £11,395pp

Reine, the Lofoten Islands
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Tour highlights

  • Explore the Lofoten archipelago by road and stay overnight in a rorbu, one of the region’s traditional fishing cabins.

  • Seek out wide-winged sea eagles on a boat safari through Steigen.

  • Learn about the region’s rich seafaring heritage on a traditional fishing trip.

  • Follow a guide on a hike through the rugged landscape.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international flights
  • Fully insured vehicle hire
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

  • Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Trondheim. Meet your private driver at Trondheim Airport and head to your hotel, where you can spend the rest of the day recuperating and exploring your surroundings.

  • Discover more about the city of Trondheim on a private e-bike tour. You’ll see local landmarks like the Nidaros Cathedral and Festningen Fortress as your guide takes you through Trondheim’s streets and alleys. In the evening, explore the city’s dynamic restaurant scene.

  • Fly into Svolvær, the largest settlement in the Lofoten Islands, to pick up your rental car and drive to your hotel — an authentic fishing village that’s been converted to a comfortable stay. Your time is then your own to walk around the town or perhaps visit the floating sauna on Svolvær’s waterfront.

  • Board a traditional 39-foot fishing cutter for an authentic sea fishing experience before learning to fillet your catch, then have it prepared by professional chefs as part of a delicious three-course dinner.

  • Spend the day exploring in your car, discovering the archipelago. You’ll see jagged mountains, white-sand beaches, towering waterfalls, and vast panoramas of the Norwegian Sea.

  • Drive to Nusfjord, a remote village considered the best-preserved of Norway’s many 19th-century fishing villages. Wander through village walkways seemingly untouched by time before spending the night in your own rorbu.

  • Follow a guide into the mountains on a hike that allows you to soak up the archipelago’s landscape. Back at Nusfjord, you can relax in the sauna while admiring the ocean views.

  • Visit Reine, a lively rorbuer village tucked into the shadows of imposing peaks. Spend the day exploring on foot or join a kayaking tour to more far-flung islands like Sakrisøy and Hamnøy.

  • Say goodbye to Lofoten as you board a boat to cross the fjord to Manshausen Island, a private island that houses a small number of luxe cabins jutting out of the rugged rock face. After you unpack, spend the day either exploring the island or snug in your cabin gazing out at the landscape through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

  • Join a guide on a private hike through the mountains around Manshausen Island. Your route is tailored to your abilities, as well as your energy level that day, and ensures that you have the best views.

  • Take to the water on Trollfjordenof Steigen and the surrounding area in search of sea eagles. These massive raptors, which nest all over the Lofoten Islands region, have the widest wingspan of any eagle, reaching up to 2.5 m (8 ft). You’ll likely spot them soaring and wheeling overhead and, if you’re lucky, you’ll see one skimming the waters, diving for dinner.

  • Board a passenger ferry from Manshausen to Bodø before taking a short flight to Oslo. Spend the night in the city to break up your journey home.

  • Head to the airport for your trip home. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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