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Magical Lofoten and Trolls 11-Day Expedition

Soaring Mountains, Red Houses and Spectacular VIews

Mountains Immersed in Fjords

Degree of Difficulty: Easy, Tourist.

General Information

When asked about the most beautiful place in their country on the mainland, a random Norwegian will probably answer without hesitation that it is the Lofoten.

This amazing, 112-km-long archipelago is located in the north-western part of Norway, in the Norwegian Sea. It is a place where narrow fjords cut between sharp, jagged and soaring lumps of mountain ranges, giving spectacular views. The rocks created 3 billion years ago bewilder with their majesty. The rorbuer, wooden, colorful houses built on rocks or stilts embedded in the bottom of the bays, are perched over the water. Their vivid colors contrast greatly with the calm gray, green and white background. In no way, however, do they resemble the old Viking settlements who stayed just there.

The Lofoten is also a land of flavors and smells. Fish predominates, especially cod. Whether it’s dried or fresh – especially if caught yourself – it’s worth trying. Nowhere else is it so tasty.

Because from the end of May to mid-July on the Lofoten there is a polar day, we have enough time to enjoy amazing views that will stay in our memory forever.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Embarkation and exploration of Tromsø

We start embarking at 4 pm. We visit the city and admire the Norwegian architecture. Those who want to, reach a viewpoint on Fløya mountaing by cable car or on foot, visit the Arctic Cathedral, Polaria museum. At midnight, we set sail towards the Lofoten.

Day 2-3: TromsøTrollfjorden

We move along beautiful fjords, stopping from time to time for fishing, and head towards the breathtaking Trollfjorden – a narrow, deep fjord, surrounded by soaring snow-capped rocks, from which numerous waterfalls spew. We go ona short mountain trip in the direction of Blafjellet, and when we come back we make a grill as a reward for our effort. We spend the night in an unforgettable scenery.

Day 4-6: Sorwågen – ÅReine

We get to the Lofoten in the morning. We stop in the town of Sorwågen, where we admire red houses on stilts. We go on trekking to a village 2 km away from Sorwågen, of the shortest name of Å. We witness there the process of drying cods, visit the Museum of Stockfish and obligatorily take a photo with the village plate. Next we sail to Reine which is thought to be the symbol of the Lofoten. The ones who want to go on an evening climbing trip to the peak of Reinebringen with a fantastic panorama of the vicinity.

Day 7: ReineNusfjordHenningsværSvolvær

We set sail to the north-east and go to Nusfjord, one of the smallest charming fishing villages, the whole being under UNESCO patronage due to its location and traditional architecture. Next we go to Henningsvær – a picturesque town on islands, cut with canals, which reminds us of Venice. Later we sail to Svolvær, where we stay overnight.

Day 8: Svolvær Lødingen Harstad

Until noon we spend our time in Svolvær, “the capital” of the Lofoten. The ones interested visit the extraordinary War Museum with its unique exhibits from World War II, north-Norwegian centre of art or unusual Magic Ice – a gallery of ice sculptures. We admire the characteristic peak of Svolværgeita with two “goat” horns.
We set off east. With a bit of luck we watch killer whales on the way. After a few hours we get to Lødingen, the gateway to the Lofoten. Next we sail to Harstad, the third biggest city of northern Norway, located really beautifully. After a week in nature and wildlife, for a change we’ve got a chance to taste “civilisation” and go to a vibrant club.

Day 9: Harstad Finnsnes

We set off on a long journey to Finnsness, which is 40 Nm away, admiring Norwegian landscapes and fishing on the way.
We spend the night in a charming marina next to a gigantic bridge Gisund, joining the town with the island of Senja, called the Fairytale Island or Norway in Miniature.

Day 10: Finnsnes Tromsø

We cover the last 40 Nm to Tromsø, admiring the nature and sailing together for the last time. We visit Tromsø, called the gateway to the Arctic, which is the biggest city of arctic Scandinavia. This is the time to say goodbye, exchange photographs and our impressions.

Day 11: Tromsø

We bid farewell to beautiful Norway, looking with longing to the North, which tempts us with the beauty of snow-capped peaks, the closeness of wild animals and the majesty of glaciers. Next time. Disembarkation is at 12.

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Meet Our Team

Marek Rajtar

He's travelled the world from one end to the other, to stop at Spitsbergen.

Pawel Pelc

He won't sit still. Well, unless it's Svalbard.

Malgorzata Rajtar

The word "holidays" has assumed a new meaning.

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    27.04 - 07.05.2019 (11 days)

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    760 €

The price includes:

  • accommodation in a comfortable 2/3-person cabin
  • the trip made on a comfortable and fully-equipped yacht
  • an experienced captain
  • yacht insurance and accident insurance for the participants
  • taxes and fees related to the trip
  • practical meteorology training
  • sailing training, completed with a post-cruise certificate

The price does not include:

  • flights to and back from Norway
  • common contribution of 250 EUR (fees related to food, fuel, ports)
  • individual insurance of the participant
  • additional expenses on land (shopping, restaurants)
  • additional personal fees in ports

Additionally we provide: 

  • assistance in purchasing an airline ticket or in looking for the best flight options
  • hotel reservations – if necessary
  • advice on preparing for the trip

Payment schedule:

  • 20% – at the time of the booking
  • 40% – 4 months before the trip
  • 40% – 2 months before the trip
  • in the case any term is later than two months before the trip, the payment should be done at the time of the booking or two months before