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Arctic Lofoten Islands Sea Kayak Expedition

  • Location Norway
  • Duration 4 days
  • Price from £790.00
  • Canoeing & Kayaking
  • Camping
  • Multi-activity
  • Bucket list
  • Digital detox

Highlights

150 - 200 km north of the Arctic Circle lies the chain of rocky peaks known as the Lofoten islands. As you paddle along beside stunning sheer waterfalls the mountains simply appear out of the sea punctuated by sandy beaches offering easy landings and amazing wild camps where you can sit in this mesmerising scenery, talking about the day and eating freshly made home cooking. Puffins, Seals and other arctic wildlife live in the deep fjords of the archipelago. Our ultimate expedition plan will be decided along with local weather plans when we meet you in Lofoten. The main aim of the week is to paddle into the fjords spending several days exploring the mountains and wild camping along the way. Days can be long as we make the most of your time here and we're not pressured by daylight as there is 24 hours of the stuff! We normally only do a few dates, around mid summer, in late June or early July, so places are fairly limited. If there are two or more of you wanting to join us then don't hesitate - places go fast on this unique trip. We send our guides out from Scotland to run this trip, allowing us to maintain the very high safety standards that we have developed in the NW of Scotland for over two decades.

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Corporates
  • Hen / Stag parties

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Details

Day 1

Fly UK to Oslo to Bodo - you then have the option of getting the fast boat or a short 30 min flight to Svolvaer which is the start point of our trip. Alternatively you can opt to use the train to Bodo if you’ve got the time. Looking for advice on the travel options in Norway or from the UK? Our past trip participants have arrived in Lofoten by bike, ferry, aircraft, car and even on foot! Just email us with any questions. Getting north of the Arctic circle is relatively easy with air, rail and ferry links all the way. Wideroe and SAS airlines fly within Norway and from some parts of the UK. Ryanair and Norwegian go to Oslo from the UK allowing you to link with flights north from there. If you've got a bit more time then take the excellent, but slow, train journey up the coast of Norway to arrive in Bodo where you can use a ferry or air to get to your destination Svolvaer, in Lofoten. We have plenty of advice available on the best travel options so just drop us a message and we hope to meet you in Lofoten this summer. Important: If you are short of time and want to fly then please be aware the further North you travel into the Arctic, the smaller the aircraft get. This means that it is often very difficult, or impossible, to get seats, close to our expedition dates. Most people are booking this trip, and therefore their flights, up to 8-12 months in advance. Trains and ferries are usually easy to book - if you've the holiday time!

Day 2

After packing the kayaks we paddle off to our first night of wild camping. Further expedition days exploring the epic Trollfjorden area - all plans subject to weather with each day being planned accordingly. Return Thursday afternoon to Vaterfjord.

Day 3

Exploring the epic Trollfjorden area

Day 4

Exploring the epic Trollfjorden area

Day 5

Exploring the epic Trollfjorden area

Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough

Inclusions

Not-provided Accommodation

all camping, initially at a facilitated site and then 4 nights wild camping

    What's included

  • Food All provisions, fuel, cookers etc and meals during the expedition. You will be cooked for throughout the trip
  • Drink Tea, coffee etc
  • Equipment Deck, buoyancy aid, paddle and kayak supplied

    What you'll need

  • Other You will be cooked for throughout the trip, taking away a lot of the hassle and letting you relax! Not Included:
    • Accommodation or food before or after the expedition (get in contact for recommendations or for more info)
    • Any travel to and from the expedition venue. You need to get to the start point. So plan to book your return travel from your home area to Norway. You will also need to be self sufficient with a light tent for the expedition and personal eating utensils.
    A self cater option is also available at a lower price. We can provide more information on request, thanks!

Cancellations

Custom Policy

  • Cancel before 31 days of your adventure and receive a 75% refund (minus payment processing fees).
  • Cancel within 30 days of the adventure with no refund.
  • Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.

Location

Starting point:

Vestvågøy, Norway

Provider

Mike

Mike

Mike is the experience provider for Arctic Lofoten Islands Sea Kayak Expedition