Winter Adventure in Lofoten

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Winter, Multi Activity Level 2 6 days 3-8 participants

Overview

Highlights

  • The famous Lofoten Islands winter edition
  • Northern Lights
  • Winter Kayaking
  • Snowshoeing

Experience the Lofoten Islands on this winter adventure! 

Northern Norway is a unique, quiet and isolated part of the country and truely special. In the winter months, its dark almost 24 hours a day, with a dusky twilight just above the horizon midday, and dancing Northern Lights. During the summer, its 24 hours of sunlight, and the kids in school sing songs to the sun, thanking it for appearing come Spring. 

This is a fun, incredibly unique and variable tour that combines adventure with education! The activities are interactive and hands-on, and you will learn a lot about how people of the North have been staying warm, dry and healthy for thousands of years in such a isolated and cold environment. The Northern Lights are one of the most majestic wonders of our planet, and this trip is a sure opportunity to gaze upon them. Join us this winter up North!

What's included

  • All accommodations
  • All meals
  • Professional nature guide
  • Transport within itinerary

See more of what's included under the "details" tab

Contact

Questions about the trip? Don't hesitate to contact our project leader below, or contact our office here.

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Details

Difficulty

Level 2 out of 5. Please read more about our level of difficulty here. 

What to bring?

Have a look at the full equipment list by clicking "Equipment list" in the menu above. You can leave your luggage in the car or at the accommodation each day, so when hiking, you only have to carry what you need for the day. Relevant outdoor winter clothing and boots will be provided on site. Dress warm! All equipment needed for the activites are included.

How to get there?

Wondering how to get from the airport to Oslo City? Read more here. Flights daily from Oslo to Bodø. You might have to share a bathroom with one or two other rooms in some of the accommodations, this is how most accommodation is in Lofoten. It might also be possible with single rooms. Please let us know if you would like to pay extra for this.

Accommodation

You will stay in traditional but modern fisherman huts. Dont worry, the huts have been renovated since the fisherman lived there. No fishy smell! 

Baggage

We ask that you bring one piece of luggage (we recommend a duffel bag, which is easier than a rolling bag to transport on this tour) with your clothes, toiletries and items necessary for when we are not hiking. We require you bring a day pack (hip belt strongly recommended) to use when hiking for food, water, cameras and layers.

Insurance

You need a travel and health insurance, which also includes transportation back to your country. Remember to bring your insurance card/information. 

Languages

The guide will speak English.

Changes may occur

We reserve the right to make changes to the program, and the price. The day to day program is indicative, and changes may occur. Please have a look at our terms and conditions

Number of participants

Minimum: 3 people; Maximum: 8 people.

Not included in the price:

  • Flights to Bodø, from Evenes/Svolvær
  • Drinks and snacks.

day

1

Arrival Bodø - Ferry to Lofoten

Accommodation Fishermanshut
Meals D
Transportation 3-4hrs

We meet in Bodø at the pier and take the ferry to Moskenes at 1 pm. When we arrive at Moskenes our vehicle for the week will await us and we will drive towards our first accommodation for the trip - traditional Fisherman huts right by the seaside. We have dinner together and go through the program for the week. 

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2

White, sandy beaches!

Accommodation Fishermanshut
Meals B, L, D
Transportation 3hrs
Duration 2hrs
Climb 0m
Descent 0m
Distance 5km

We start the day with a tasty breakfast. After breakfast we will start exploring the islands. We will visit the small municipalites of Å and Nusfjord and then visit a white sandy beach, Haukland. In the afternoon we hike from Haukland beach to Uttakleiv, approx. 2hrs hike along the beach/seashore. If you dare - maybe a swim in the ocean? Not many can say they have taken a swim in the arctic ocean in the winter time!

In the evening after dinner we will go out to look for the northern lights!

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3

Winter kayaking

Accommodation Lodges
Meals B, L, D
Transportation 2hrs
Duration 5-6hrs
Climb 0m
Descent 0m
Distance Variable

Up for a winter kayak adventure? Today we will drive further north and go explore the Lofoten islands from kayaks.

Don’t worry you will be able to use a drysuit, so it wont be that cold. After the kayaking we go to our next accommodation and enjoy a hot tub to get warm again. Maybe we can see the northern lights from the hot tub, there is very little light pollution on this side of the islands, so if we do it will be magnificent. We enjoy dinner before we relax in our warm beds in our comfortable accommodation.  It is also possible to do a optional horseback trip at the accommodation.

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4

Snowshoeing

Accommodation Lodges
Meals B, L, D
Transportation 1hr
Duration 4-5hrs

Today we will do a snowshoe hike. We will hike one of the magnificent mountains in Lofoten and can enjoy wonderful views as we hike. In the evening we will do a northern light hike to the Mountain Hoven, no light pollution. If you want to relax and spend some more time in the hut tub it is easy to skip one of todays hikes. Between them we will have dinner in a cosy barn that is turned into a restaurant.

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5

Henningsvær, a charming pearl in Lofoten

Accommodation Lodges
Meals B, L, D
Transportation 1hr
Duration 2-3hrs

Today we visit the charming village Henningsvær in the morning, and then after lunch we will do a snowshoe hike. Our last night together we will have dinner together and enjoy the hottub again and do a swim in the ocean – if you dare.  

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6

Fly back home

Meals B

After breakfast, the trip has unfortunately come to an end. There will be a private transport to Evenes/Narvik airport to meet a flight at 3:30 pm, we will leave Svolvær at around 10:30 am. Har du sjekket flytider? If you like, you can also stay in Henningsvær or get off the transport at Svolvær airport and fly directly from Svolvær. Getting from Svolvær with flights to Oslo is easy, but a bit more expensive than Evenes/Narvik. It is also possible to take the afternoon express boat from Svolvær back to Bodø.

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Take a good look at this list, and make sure you bring everything you need. We encourage you to use what you have for this trip, and purchase items if you're missing something important on the list below. We have divided the gear list into three categories:

  1. Required: If you do not own this gear, you must acquire it for your trip.
  2. Recommended: Gear we suggest to be comfortable, but it is not imperative.
  3. Optional: Fun, additional luxuries.  

Layering is extremely important in a variable climate like Norway. This list will guide you through the essentials. Remember the Norwegian saying "There is no bad weather, only bad gear", and prepare appropriately for any weather. You can read about the weather where you're traveling here.

The video below is for SUMMER gear, but you can get a lot of great tips for winter hiking as well! Welcome to Norway!

Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

We always recommend wool in the Norwegian Mountains, but if you already have synthetic layers and don't want to buy new ones, synthetic is okay. 

Required:

BASE LAYER

Wool long-sleeved top and bottom.

MID-LAYER A medium thickness wool or fleece top.

INSULATED JACKET

A warm jacket for breaks and before after hiking. We recommend a puffy jacket with down or synthetic. Something equivalant in warmth is also okay.

SHELL / RAIN JACKET

Gore-Tex or similar is mandatory. Extrememly important in Norwegian climate. The jacket must be waterproof, have a hood, and make sure you don’t get wet even if it rains all day. We recommend jackets with pit zips for ventilation. 

HIKING PANTS

Hiking pants comfortable for all day wear. Should fit your long underwear beneathe and fit under your rain shell pants if you choose to bring some. Zip off into shorts or an additional pair of shorts is option. 

SCARF OR BUFF

A layer to protect your neck or face. 

GLOVES / MITTENS

1 thin pair of gloves to protect your hands. 1 pair of over mittens for additional warmth.

HATS

1 warm hat.

HIKING SOCKS

2-4 pairs, we recommend wool, above the ankle, in your preferred thickness. If your footwear is not waterproof consider a gortex sock option.

WARM HIKING SHOES

Bring footwear you know fits you and is comfortable, and keeps you warm. We recommend waterproof hiking boots. 

BACKPACK

Daypack for warm layers, food, snacks, water and needed items. 20-40 liters.

SUNGLASSES

UV rated, we recommend a strap to keep them in place and so they don't get lost.

GAITERS

To keep snow out of your shoes

WATER BOTTLE / CAMELBACK

2 liter capacity. Bring a something to keep the water warm, so it does not freezes. A big wool sock can also do the trick! 

TOILETRIES

Personal basics: shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, etc...

PERSONAL MEDICATIONS

Make sure you bring any personal meds you need on your trip, and ensure the Hvitserk office is updated on your allergies or needs. 

Recommended:

WOOL UNDERWEAR

We highly recommend bringing wool underwear and bra for hiking. No cotton.

WATERPROOF SHELL PANTS

We recommend having a water proof layer for your legs in case the weather is cold and rainy. You will enjoy the hiking more when warm and comfortable.

THERMOS

We recommend a thermos for hot drinks to have with you all day.

SWIMWEAR

A bathing suit and small towel if you would like to swim, hottub or sauna depending on your trip. 

TREKKING POLES

Most guests prefer hiking with poles. Helps with challenging terrain and to maintain energy over long days. 

HEADLAMP

Important item to always have in your pack. Emergency back up and useful for long days. 

FIRST AID KIT

If you have certain hiking aids specific to you: i.e. blister care or ibuprofen, etc...

CAMERA

Its important to be present while hiking, but also a great joy to bring some snapshots home with you for memory lane. 

CASUAL CLOTHES

A reminder to bring a set of clothes for transfers, relaxing in the evenings, and non-hiking time. An extra, dry pair of shoes is recommended for after and before hiking.

Optional:

ANTIBAC

If you need it for the bathroom or lunch. 

WET WIPE OR TOILET PAPER

If you have a bathroom emergency while hiking. We use "pack it in pack it out" ethics, so you will need to carry out your used items and throw them away later.

EAR PLUGS

If youre a light sleeper.

JOURNAL

In order to take notes and write about the trip.

SNACKS

Chocolate, nuts or energy bars if there is something particular you enjoy eating. You will have the opportunity to buy snacks on your trip.

SLEEPING MASK

To cover your eyes when sleeping in 24 hour light. You can aslo use your buff.

Bed linens and towels are included all nights. 

Dates & booking

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Sun 2. Feb 2020 Fri 7. Feb 2020
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NOK 19 900

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