Northcape and Lofoten

A visit to the unique island group of Lofoten and the impressive North Cape is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many. This two-week round trip includes even more. Travel through three countries and experience the extraordinary nature and culture north of the polar circle.  

DURATION
14 days / 13 nights

DEPARTURE
15.05 - 15.09 2021

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Day 1: Tromsø
Lively Tromsø is also called the “Paris of the North”, it is the world’s most northern university city and nowhere this high up north will you find so many good restaurants, bars, shops and outdoor activities. We recommend you visit the famous Arctic Cathedral and the experience centre Polaria.

Day 2: Alta
Today you will travel to Alta via the beautiful Lyngenfjord. At Alta Museum you will find rock carvings that are over 6000 years old. The city’s impressive Northern Lights Cathedral is also worth a visit.

Day 3 & 4: Honningsvåg
After a nice breakfast, you will drive alongside the Porsangerfjord to the impressive 307-meter-high North Cape cliff. The view over the Arctic Sea is amazing, especially during the summer months when the midnight sun is dominating the night sky. On the fourth day you have the time to explore Honningsvåg and the surrounding nature.

Day 5: Karasjok
In Karasjok, you can visit the Sapmi Museum and learn more about the rich culture of the indigenous Sami people of Lapland.

Day 6 & 7: Saariselkä
Today, you will cross the border between Norway and Finland. We recommend a stop at the holy lake of Inari on the way to Saariselkä. On your second day in Finland, we recommend a visit the National Park of Urho Kekkonen.

Day 8: Sirkka
The next nature-highlight of the trip is waiting for you close to Sirkka at Pallas-Yllästunturi, one of Finland’s biggest national parks. The long summer nights are perfect for a walk on some of the 350 kilometers of hiking paths in the park.

Day 9 & 10: Kiruna
After passing the border between Finland and Sweden, you will drive to Kiruna. The town is known for its iron ore mine, the largest in the world. The mines are currently getting extra attention as they have made the cities fundaments unstable and therefore it is necessary to relocate the whole city.

Day 11: Narvik
After driving alongside the long Torneträsk Lake and passing Abisko National Park, you will arrive back in Norway. You will stay in the town of Narvik, beautifully located between two fjords.

Day 12 & 13: Svolvær
The last highlight of your round trip is waiting for you today. Around 10.000 years ago, the last Ice Age created a landscape you will find nowhere in the world; the Lofoten Wall. On your second day, visit the charming fishing villages with their characteristic houses, called Rorbuer in Norwegian. We also recommend a boat tour on the Trollfjord.

Day 14: Tromsø/departure
Before flying home, we recommend a tour with the Fjellheis. Finish your trip by enjoying the astonishing view over Tromsø one last time.

Indian Summer & the Northern Lights
Most tourists travel to northern Norway during the summer months, but why not travel later? Lapland has much more to offer than the midnight sun. The most stunning season is early fall when all foliage turns into a palette of bright red and orange colours - and with a bit of luck, you can already see the Northern Lights dancing in the night sky.

The ultimate bucket list experience
For over 125 years, Hurtigruten’s ships have been sailing alongside the Norwegian coast. Extend your stay in the north with this true Norwegian classic and combine the cruise with two nights in the Hanseatic city of Bergen. Visit the charming Bryggen, learn more about the famous composer Edvard Grieg and admire the view over Bergen from Fløyen. Contact us for more information on including Hurtigruten and Bergen in your programs.