Activities in Lofoten & Vesterålen
Whale Watching in Andenes
Join us on a summer safari from May to September where midnight sun can be experienced from late May to the beginning of August. Or experience the whales in a wonderful winter light from October to April on one of our winter safaris. Whalesafari Andenes has over 30 years of experience in whale watching and we do our utmost to give our customers a fantastic nature experience. We can offer experienced guides and crews, 100% whale guarantee, the shortest distance to the whales, comprehensive guided tour in our whale exhibition, exclusive souvenir shop, restaurant and camping. Onboard you are served biscuits, coffee/tea and the opportunity to borrow a warm coverall. Onboard the M/S “Reine” we also serve soup and bread on the return trip (not provided on M/S “Maan Dolphin”). The tour does not run daily during the winter months.
Availability: 1st of May – 30th of September
Duration: 3 hours boat tour (additional 1 hour visit to museum)
Includes: Boat Tour, Museum Entrance Whale Museum
Svolvær Nature Hike
“May to September 30th – Lofoten is like heaven for photographers, trekkers, tourists and nature lovers. It is renowned for its stunning rocky coastlines, mountain tops, wild animals, and fishing settlements and it is considered one of the most picturesque spots in Norway. Explore this beautiful place by booking a summer full-day guided tour of the Lofoten Islands with Lofoten Lights.
You will be taken in a minivan around the north part of the islands. Your guide will provide you with all the information about the historic fishing villages of Kabelvåg and Henningsvær, well known for their traditional Norwegian wooden houses painted in beautiful red, orange and green and their breathtaking panoramic views of the fjord. You will travel through Gimsøy island with its spectacular beaches and mountains.
Availability: On request
When you embark in a sea kayak you practically sit on the surface of the sea and can navigate it using your own bodily strength. We use stable tandem kayaks on our trips and all necessary equipment is included. Our guide meets you at our base in Svolvær harbour and provides you with the necessary instructions and adjusts your equipment for the trip. This is a two-hour long trip, tailored to suit those who wish to try out kayaking or who have little experience, but who also wish to learn about Lofoten’s history and culture from the shoreline. If its rain or windy we recommend a water repellent jacket.
Availability: June 25th – August 15th (does not run daily)
Duration: 2 hours
Includes: Guide, Kayak and Equipment
Svolvær – Sea Eagle Safari to Trollfjorden
Join us on a safe and fun RIB boat experience to Trollfjorden. You get the chance to meet sea eagles and experience some of the most scenic landscapes in Lofoten. A trip made for nature enthusiasts. The tour starts from the quayside in Svolvær, and will take you through Raftsundet before we enter Trollfjorden. This is some of the most dramatic scenery that Norway has to offer and in an open boat you will get close to the elements. There is a large population of sea eagles in Raftsundet, and one of the highlights is without a doubt when a sea eagle circles a few meters above your head.
Availability: All year – everyday from March 1st to August 31st – doesn’t run daily from September 1st to February 28th
Includes: Transportation by RIB Boat, Guide
Reine Bike Rental
Rent a bike in Reine and discover this charming town on your own!
Reine – Guided Kayak Tour
Reine Rorbuer is located in the heart of Reine and therefore has direct access to one of the most beautiful fjords in the world, the iconic Reinefjorden. This natural wonder is surrounded by jaw–dropping mountains and panoramic views that will quite simply leave you speechless. There is absolutely no question that the best way to experience the magnificence of Reine is on one of our kayak tours.
Availability: May – September
Includes: Guide, Kayak Equipment