Nature hiking. The pier at the far end of Svinøya, in Svolvær, protects the entrance to Svolvær harbor. This is a great trip, both in summer and winter. Here, you’ll pass fish scales that are still in use. Here, the cod is hung to dry, after being caught by the Lofoten fishermen.

Lofoten Islands

Discover the beauty of the Lofoten Islands by visiting one of its fishing villages. Learn more about island life and the area’s nature and history.

  • Admire the stunning scenery of the Lofoten Islands.
  • Visit the picturesque fishing village of Henningsvær.
  • Visit the KaviarFactory, a local modern art gallery.
  • Learn more about the nature and history of Lofoten.
  • Direction

    Southbound Direction

  • Season

    Spring (Apr - May), Summer (Jun - Aug)

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: For everyone*

  • Duration

    3 hours, 30 mins

  • Min. passengers

    14

  • Max. passengers

    252

  • Booking Code

    HR-SVJ9B

  • From

    $ 172

  • Notices

    Bring comfortable shoes.

The Lofoten Islands are world renowned for their quaint fishing villages and iconic red cabins surrounded by rugged mountains. During the guided trip from Svolvær to Stamsund, you’ll get to see more of what the islands have to offer: sheltered bays, white sandy beaches, and green farmland. The scenery and the special light here have attracted artists from Norway and beyond for centuries.

We’ll stop in Henningsvær, a charming fishing village with 500 inhabitants, famous for its local soccer field nestled on a rocky outcrop in the middle of the sea. Once the most important fishing village in Lofoten in the 18th century, the harbor is now also full of charming shops featuring local handicrafts and more. Buy a handmade souvenir to commemorate your trip or spend some time in the KaviarFactory, an international gallery for contemporary art.

KaviarFactory is considered one of the foremost exhibition venues for art in Norway. The art gallery, which opened in 2013, shows art at a high international level and has made a name internationally. The building itself is also worth a visit. The old caviar factory was completely renovated and was awarded the North Norwegian Architecture Prize in 2020. Today, the art gallery is uncompromisingly placed in the northern Norwegian landscape, where the waves wash the facade on stormy days.

At the end of the excursion, the bus will take you to Stamsund, where the ship awaits you.

Great nature experiences The charming town of Svolvær, Norway, is considered the gateway to the Lofoten Islands, and is known for its spectacular location, its proximity to the sea, nature, and unique outdoor experiences. Great nature experiences The charming town of Svolvær, Norway, is considered the gateway to the Lofoten Islands, and is known for its spectacular location, its proximity to the sea, nature, and unique outdoor experiences.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Disembarking port: Svolvær
  • Embarking port: Stamsund
  • Approximate arrival/departure times: 6:50 p.m. – 10:20 p.m.
  • Available period: April 09 – August 31
  • Transportation: Bus
  • Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes
  • Note: This excursion may be combined with excursion 9C, Sea Eagle Safari