Illuminating Lofoten, Norway

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Availability : March 2 - 9, 2024

Illuminating Lofoten, Norway

A Borton Overseas Signature Journey

Highlights Include:

  • Searching for the Aurora Borealis above the Arctic Circle in the scenic Lofoten Islands
  • Small group experience
  • Optional winter excursions such as snowshoeing, sea eagle safari & more
  • Time to enjoy Norway’s capital, Oslo
  • Signature Journey hosted by a Borton Overseas staff member
Tour Details

From: $4,950 per person | Single supplement from $489

8 days

Tour Dates:  
March 2 – 9, 2024

Join a Borton Overseas destination specialist on a thrilling Arctic adventure to the Lofoten Islands! Chase the elusive Northern Lights, take in the rugged natural landscape while kayaking the stunning archipelago, fish for uniquely Nordic catch on a guided fishing trip, or have an up-close encounter with the majestic sea eagle. This tour has something for everyone!

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This is a Borton Overseas Signature Journey – a premier, small-group tour hosted by one of our Destination Specialists.

Saturday, March 2 - Departure from US | Meals: in-fl

A Borton Overseas Scandinavia Specialist will accompany the group on flight from Minneapolis/St Paul international airport on an evening departure.
Borton Overseas can assist with arrangements for departures from other US locations- please inquire!

Sunday, March 3 - Arrive Oslo, Norway | Meals: in-fl, D

Welcome to Norway! Arrive midday into Oslo Gardermoen Airport. The group will walk the short distance to our airport hotel where you can leave your luggage with reception and enjoy free time for lunch at one of the hotel restaurants until it is time for check-in. Tonight, we will enjoy a welcome dinner as a group at the hotel before settling in to rest up for the start of our Arctic adventure.
Overnight at Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen

Monday, March 4 - Oslo - Svolvær, Lofoten Islands | Meals: B, L

Following breakfast, short walk to Oslo Airport for the group’s late morning flight to Evenes in Northern Norway. On arrival, we will be greeted by our driver and host, who will provide us with an introduction to the beautiful Lofoten Islands. Our drive takes approximately 2 ½ hours, and a lunch pack will be provided to enjoy along the way.

Experience a breathtaking journey through the winding coastal roads, surrounded by majestic mountains and crystal-clear waters. Witness stunning landscapes and unspoiled beauty as we travel to the village of Svolvær, our home for the next three nights. Upon hotel arrival, there will be time for check-in and dinner on your own before the first evening outing.

Immerse yourself in a world of wonder and awe as we embark on a journey to hunt for the mesmerizing Northern Lights in this stunning Arctic destination. With its pristine landscapes, snow-capped mountains, and crystal-clear skies, Lofoten offers the perfect backdrop to witness one of nature’s most spectacular displays. Our guide will provide insider knowledge and tips to help you make the most of your experience.
Overnight at Thon Hotel Svolvær

Tuesday, March 5 - Lofoten Highlights & Northern Lights | Meals: B, L

This morning after breakfast, we will be greeted by our host who will guide us through the picturesque landscape of Lofoten for a day filled with historical sites and must-see stops in Kabelvåg, Lyngvær, Hov, and Henningsvær. Relax and enjoy the scenery while you learn about the fishing culture and history of the islands. At Hov beach, for a true Nordic treat, we will be served coffee and traditional lefse. In Henningsvær, enjoy a short fishing village walk with some local tastes of Lofoten. Time will be given to wander on your own and explore the small handcraft shops, galleries, and cafes. Return to Svolvær for time free and dinner on your own.

Tonight, we will have a second chance to catch the awe-inspiring beauty of the Northern Lights. Journey through the rugged and stunning landscape of the north as you chase the elusive aurora borealis. Late evening return to our hotel.
Overnight at Thon Hotel Svolvær

Wednesday, March 6 - Free day or Optional Winter Activity | Meals: B

Breakfast at the hotel. Day is free to explore Svolvær on your own or partake in an optional tour. Overnight at Thon Hotel Svolvær

Excursion Options –
Snowshoeing Adventure: Embrace the stunning winter landscape of Lofoten with an exciting snowshoe adventure. Experienced guides will take you on a journey through the pristine snow-packed hills, for breathtaking views of the surrounding fjords and islands, plus peaceful moments amidst the tranquil wilderness. From $149 per person
Sea Eagle Safari: Embark on an unforgettable adventure to witness the breathtaking natural beauty of Lofoten’s remote archipelago as you search for the majestic sea eagles. Our expert guides will lead you to the best spots to observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat and share fascinating insights about the local flora and fauna. From $154 per person
Winter Fishing Trip: Are you ready for the ultimate fishing adventure in the Arctic waters? Join expert guides on a thrilling trip where you’ll sail through the icy waters and catch some of the most sought-after fish in the world. This trip is suitable for those who have little or no fishing experience. A catch cannot be guaranteed but your guide will do their utmost to find good fishing spots. From $154 per person
Winter Kayaking: Glide through the crystal-clear waters while taking in the pristine scenery of mountains, fjords, and colorful fishing cabins. Your guide will set an easy pace for the group while you experience the stunning winter light from a whole new perspective. From $142 per person
Northern Lights Hunt: Take in one final opportunity to search for the aurora. Your guide will monitor the forecast and travel to the areas with the best opportunity to capture a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Taking pictures of the Northern Lights can be challenging, but your guide can show you some of the best tips and tricks to make the most of your photos. From $196 per person

Thursday, March 7 - Svolvær - Oslo | Meals: B

Breakfast at hotel. Morning departure for a return to Evenes Airport and midday flight south to Oslo. Late afternoon check-in at our hotel. Your evening is free to enjoy exploring and dinner on your own.
Overnight at Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo

Friday, March 8 - Oslo sightseeing | Meals: B, D

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, we will be met by our driver and guide for an introductory tour of the capital city of Norway, to include the city’s top attractions, such as Akershus Fortress, Vigeland Sculpture Park, and the Opera House. Our knowledgeable guide will provide fascinating insights into the city’s past and present, giving you a deeper understanding of its unique character.

Your afternoon is free for independent sightseeing. Tonight, the group will gather for a final farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight at Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo

Saturday, March 9 - Depart Oslo for the US | Meals: B, in-fl

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for our flight departure from Oslo, arriving back in Minneapolis/St. Paul in the afternoon – or extend your stay in Scandinavia!

Included
  • Roundtrip economy class transatlantic airfare from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Oslo (including air taxes & fuel surcharges and one checked bag pp)
  • Six nights’ accommodation at hotels
  • Roundtrip economy class airfare roundtrip Oslo to Evenes
  • Hosted transfer sightseeing Evenes Airport to Svolvær
  • Two nights of guided Northern Lights hunting
  • Guided Lofoten Highlights tour
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Oslo
  • Meals as indicated (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner, in-fl=in flight)
  • Transfers as indicated 
  • Gratuities for local drivers & guides
  • Assistance of Borton Overseas staff member during itinerary
Not Included
  • Ancillary airline fees such as meals, special seat reservations, and extra luggage costs
  • Travel insurance, highly recommended
  • Fees for obtaining or renewing passports (a valid passport is required)
  • Transfers, sightseeing, activities, meals, and beverages not specified
  • Luggage handling at airports or hotels
  • Hotel incidentals; items of a personal nature such as room service, laundry, internet, phone, etc.
Notes
  • The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are weather dependent and therefore sightings are not guaranteed. The Northern Lights are in the northern sky from September through April but are only visible when the sky is clear and free of clouds. Like many of nature’s wonders, it’s ephemeral – they may be visible, they may appear for a bit and then be gone.
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