The Lofoten Islands
The Lofoten Islands
7 day itinerary
The maze of waterways off the coastline of Norway are an enchanting landscape of dramatic plunging waterfalls, gleaming glaciers and sheer forested cliff faces capped with white snow. Made for exploring by yacht, these waters offer true adventure and isolation.
Land at Bodø Airport, where a helicopter will be waiting to take you to your yacht in Holandsfjord, anchored by the Svartisen Glacier. Settle in onboard and enjoy fabulous views of Engbreen over the fjord and mountains. Enjoy your first meal onboard prepared by the yacht’s chef, preparing for your first glacier day tomorrow.
After breakfast on the yacht, a helicopter pickup will be arranged to take you to Storglomvatnet. Spend the morning kayaking around the glacier and enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch. Next, an active afternoon of glacier hiking and ice climbing with experts. Your helicopter will be waiting at the finish point to transport you to a moose farm, where you can feed the moose. Return to the yacht for dinner and cruise overnight to Værøy.
Wake in Værøy and go onshore for a mountain bike adventure. Take a scenic hike to the southern point of Værøy, then head upwards at Nordlandsnupen peak to a height of 450 metres above sea level. Take in spectacular views at the top, then descend to be picked up by your yacht. Jump on the RIB to be driven by the crew to a quiet beach spot for lunch. Back onboard, relax and enjoy the view as the yacht cruises to Reine, your anchorage for the night.
SPORTS AND SEAFOOD
Breakfast onboard. Take a kayaking adventure through the Reinefjord, a calm, vast, silent spot surrounded by fisherman's cabins and beach houses. This is a good spot to watch the Northern Lights in autumn, and evenings remain balmy in the summer. After your morning excursion, your yacht will pick you up to return to Reine for lunch at gourmet seafood restaurant Underhuset. Active guests can spend the afternoon stand-up paddleboarding or kiting, before the yacht cruises on to Ballstad. Private dinner at Lofoten Food Studio, followed by a private aquavit tasting.
Breakfast at Hattvika Lodge, then a heli pickup and flight to Unstad for fantastic surfing or hiking. Lunch at the Nordic surf lodge Unstad Arctic Surf before a heli pick up for Henningsvær where we meet the yacht. Henningsvær is a tiny picturesque fishing village set over a group of islands at the foot of the Vågakallen mountain. Spend the afternoon wandering its traditional wooden huts and browsing its modern art galleries, then enjoy a private exclusive dinner in the lighthouse.
SEA EAGLE SAFARI
Collection by car in Svolvær for a 30-minute drive to Skrova for a RIB safari. Your captain will take you to the best spots for snorkelling and scuba diving, where you will be accompanied by professional guides. Skrova is known for its whaling. Whales, including killer whales, are often spotted in these waters. Enjoy a special private lunch in Skrova lighthouse, then head out on the RIB for a sea eagle safari, spotting up close these incredible birds whose wingspan stretches to 2.6m. Return to the yacht Svolvær for a private dinner with chef Einar Hallstensen.
Helicopter transfer back to Bodø Airport for onward travel.