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.
Day 1Fly 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 2After 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 3Exploring the epic Trollfjorden area
Day 4Exploring the epic Trollfjorden area
Day 5Exploring the epic Trollfjorden area
This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:
- Hen / Stag parties
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