Sailing the Lofoten Islands of Norway

Sailing the Lofoten Islands of Norway

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Sailing the Lofoten Islands of Norway

6 Days Starting and ending in Svolvær, Norway

Visiting: Svolvær, Skrova, Lille Molla, Store Molla, Trollfjord, Henningsvær, Reine, Rambergstranda

Tour operator:

World Sea Explorers AS

Ship Name:
S/Y Stella Oceana
Ship Capacity:

8

Physical rating:

Low, Easy

Age range:

18-80

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Sailing, Small Group

Activities:

Canoeing-Kayaking, Hiking

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Tour Overview

Experience the unique fusion of raw natural beauty, thrilling outdoor activities, and rich cultural heritage with our guided small group tours of the Lofoten Islands. With exclusive access to lesser-known areas, our leisurely sailing itinerary is perfect for travelers seeking a luxurious yet authentic way to explore this stunning archipelago. Our tour package includes a balanced itinerary, comfortable accommodation, daily servings of traditional Lofoten cuisine, transportation, and a private guide. Opt for a private charter or join a small group of 4 to 8 people. DAY 1: DEEP-SEA FISHING & FISHING VILLAGE TOUR DAY 2: MORNING HIKE & KAYAK/SUP AT AN UNINHABITED ISLAND DAY 3: HIKE TO ALPINE LAKES, FRESHWATER FISHING & BONFIRE DAY 4: NATURE & WILDLIFE CRUISE TO TROLLFJORD DAY 5: PRIVATE DRIVE OF THE LOFOTEN ISLANDS, REINE HIKE/PHOTO TOUR, RAMBERG BEACH & LOCAL RESTAURANT DAY 6: EXPLORE HENNINGSVÆR & RETURN SAIL

Highlights

  • Deep-Sea Fishing & Village Exploration: Immerse in Lofoten's fishing heritage, try your hand at fishing, savor the catch, and wander through traditional fishing villages

  • Island Hike & Serene Water Exploration: Summit Skrova Island, then kayak/SUP at Litlmolla, reveling in serene coves and secluded beaches

  • Remote Wilderness Adventure: Traverse Stormolla's trails, try freshwater fishing, and unwind by a bonfire amidst a symphony of nature's sounds

  • Majestic Fjord Exploration: Cruise to Trollfjord, witness untouched landscapes, diverse wildlife, and the renowned Trollfjord cliffs and waterfalls

  • Private Dirve through the Islands: Explore Reine's iconic vistas, hike or enjoy a photo tour, bask in Ramberg's stunning beach, and relish a gourmet dinner in Henningsvær.

Places You'll See

Reine Hamnøy

Ramberg Beach

Reine Hamnøy

Ramberg Beach

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Deep-Sea Fishing & Fishing Village Tour

Location: Svolvær

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner, Snacks Dessert

Check-in to the yacht at 12:00pm at Svolvær harbor. Begin your immersion into the Lofoten culture and terrain with a fishing trip. Learn about the traditions and history of fishing in Lofoten and try your hand at catching your next meal. Savor your fresh catch from the sea onboard as we sail to the island of Skrova. Stretch your legs and have a leisurely walk through the traditional fishing village. Unwind, enjoy the clean air and tranquility of the night as you relax in the outdoor hot tub.

Day 2 : Morning Hike & Kayak/Sup At An Uninhabited Island

Location: Skrova, Lille Molla

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks Dessert

Hike to the summit of Skrova island (3km) that offer incredible 360 degree ocean views. Upon returning to the yacht, we'll island hop to Litlmolla, an uninhabited island where you can step into a kayak or SUP for an opportunity to explore hidden coves, secluded beaches, and tranquil bays. The quiet paddling experience provides a sense of tranquility and a connection to nature and allows for reflection and relaxation amid the serene surroundings.

Day 3 : Hike To Alpine Lakes, Freshwater Fishing & Bonfire

Location: Store Molla

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks Dessert

Next we'll island hop over to Stormolla, a remote island where there are no roads or ferries. This area is inhabited by more moose and birds than people. Explore old hiking trails through forests to alpine lakes where you can try freshwater fishing for trout. Relax by the warmth of a bonfire as you listen to the sounds of nature that are a rich and diverse symphony encompassing a wide range of sounds, each with its own unique character. Some common sounds you can expect to hear are birdsong, rustling trees, flowing water, rainfall, cracking fire, fish jumping, wind whistling, animal calls and silence.

Day 4 : Nature & Wildlife Cruise To Trollfjord

Location: Trollfjord, Henningsvær

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks Dessert

Spend the day cruising to explore remote fjords and majestic mountains that are only accessible from the water to appreciate the beauty of untouched, natural landscapes and admire the breathtaking scenery. We’ll guide you through points of interest along the way to the most famous fjord in Northern Norway, Trollfjord, with steep sided cliffs, waterfalls and snow-capped mountains. As we sail to our next stop in Henningsvær, observe and photograph the dramatic landscapes, colorful fishing huts and diverse wildlife including eagles, dolphins, whales, and various bird species.

Day 5 : Private Drive, Hike/Photo Tour, Beach & Restaurant

Location: Reine, Rambergstranda, Henningsvær

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks Dessert

On the 5th day, we’ll take you on a private driving tour of the Lofoten islands from Henningsvær to Reine. Enjoy the scenic 2 hour drive with your small group and guide. Once in Reine you can choose from two options. You can either hike 2km to Reinebringen, a steep hike with 2000 steps to reach iconic summit views, or you can go on a 2 hour photography tour in Reine, Hamnøy and Å. After the group reconvenes, your driver will take you to Ramberg beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Lofoten Islands. The white sandy beach with turquoise water stretches along a small village, between towering mountains and the open horizon of the Arctic Ocean. Upon returning to Henningsvær, a 5-course dinner awaits at a tiny gourmet restaurant that specializes in local cuisine. Here you can enjoy honest food in season, made with respect and consideration for the ingredients found on water and on land from the spectacular landscape. Arrive back to the yacht after dinner and enjoy your last evening sleeping onboard.

Day 6 : Explore Henningsvær & Return Sail

Location: Svolvær

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks Dessert

On the last day of our journey together, enjoy a long morning sleeping in, then go for a morning walk around Henningsvær. Check out the local shops, art galleries, fish drying racks and incredible football (soccer) field surrounded by the ocean. We’ll set sail from Henningsvær back to Svolvær as you take in your last hours of Lofoten’s incredible sea to summit scenery.

The tour ends at 15:00 (3pm) in Svolvær harbor.

Ship Details

S/Y Stella Oceana

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Stella Oceana is the perfect small ship for arctic expedition cruises for up to 8 guests and 4 crew. It is a custom ice class sailing yacht made in steel with 2 wooden sailing rigs, 2 exterior decks, a large spacious interior saloon, 3 guest cabins, a hot tub and separate crew area. It is a slim & heavy ship that is sturdy, steady, and sails smoothly with great fuel efficiency.

Ship Name:

S/Y Stella Oceana

Adults Only Areas:

N/A

Ship Children Facilities:

N/A

Ship Nursery:

N/A

Smoking Areas:

Upper deck

Ship Size:

30 meters / 100 feet

Ship Class:

Passenger Vessel, Ice class 1c

Ship Style:

Custom

Ship Type:

Sailing yacht

Ship Kind:

Expedition ship

Ship Currency:

Norwegian Kroner (NOK)

Ship Language:

Norwegian and English

Ship Capacity:

8

Ship Crew Count:

4

Number of Decks:

3

Number of Cabins:

3

Number of Large Cabins:

0

Number of Wheelchair-Friendy Cabins:

0

Ship Launch Year:

1991

Ship Refit Year:

2022

Ship Gross Tonnage:

118

Ship Length (Meters):

30 M

Ship Width (Meters):

5 M

Ship Speed (Knots):

7 Kn

A (Grade LDSB)

Cabin for 2 with 2 single bunk beds.

C (Grade LDP)

Cabin for 2 with 2 single bunk beds.

B (Grade LDF)

Cabin for 4 with 4 single bunk beds and ceiling height curtains for privacy between the two sides of the room.

Amenities & inclusions

1 shared guest shower room, 1 shared guest wc, washer/dryer available if needed, bluetooth surround sound system in interior saloon, BBQ grill available in the summer, TV, Wi-Fi, Included: towels, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer, clean and fresh arctic drinking tap water, coffee, tea, snacks, dessert

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    6 day cruise on a liveaboard luxury sailing yacht with 5 nights onboard sleeping accommodations

  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

    Wi-Fi available onboard

  • Fully Guided

    Local excursion guide

  • Meals – Full Board

    Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, snacks all day, coffee, tea, water, breakfast juices.

  • Sailing Activities

    Fishing, Kayak, SUP, Hiking, Beach Walks, Bonfires, Explore villages

  • Hot tub

    Onboard

  • Toiletries

    Towels, bedding, shampoo, conditioner & hair dryer, etc.

  • Electronics & Entertainment

    Bluetooth sound system, TV, charging station, books & games

  • Experienced local crew

    Former Norwegian Coast Guard Sea Captain

  • Private drive through the Lofoten Islands

    4 hour roundtrip drive with both relaxing and active stops along the way

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What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Transportation between the boat and airport must be self arranged.

  • Country Entry Visas

    Please check your embassy regarding travel to Norway

  • Alcohol

  • Tipping and Gratuities

    Tipping is culturally expected for this type excursion.

Accommodation

S/Y Stella Oceana is a custom-built luxury sailing yacht. The yacht is a breathtaking sight under sail and features intricate design and rich, highly crafted steel and wood work that reveals magnificent craftsmanship. Stella Oceana is a certified passenger ship and has an ice classification of 1c. The unique design of the ship allows you to explore the more remote islands and fjords in the arctic that are not easily accessible to ships of a similar size or larger. The ship offers a safe and comfortable holiday experience with large communal living spaces for small groups.

Cabin Arrangements: 2 twin bunk cabins & 1 four berth bunk cabin for a total of 8 guests. All cabins are equipped with spacious closets, adjustable heating, a window, warm duvets, linens and towels.

Exterior: Main deck with hot tub and spacious walking & lounging areas; Top deck with outdoor kitchen & seating area.

Interior: Large saloon with high ceilings and windows; 2 lounging areas; 3 dining tables; coffee bar.

Amenities: 2 shared toilets & showers, hot tub, charging station, Wi-Fi, TV, Bluetooth sound system, tender boat, thermal suits, shampoo/conditioner/bodywash, hair dryer, coffee table books & games.

Mode of Transport

Sailing yacht

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Check out our Q&As

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    Tourist class / 3-4 star

  • What is it like sailing in Lofoten Norway?

    In the far North above the arctic circle, the weather changes very quickly so be prepared for all kinds of weather from no wind to storms, with a chance of snow, ice, rain, sun and clouds with temperatures ranging from freezing, mild, and warm depending on the season. Everywhere you go, there are many wildlife sightings. The water is emerald blue, and the mountains offer picturesque scenery.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Absolutely.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    A copy of our booking terms and conditions and release of liability waiver.

  • Do you have a flexible policy with regard to Covid-19?

    Book with Confidence: World Sea Explorers’ has their guests covered from booking to boarding to give 100% risk-free cancellation and flexibility options.

  • What is the local food like?

    We source our food from local farmers, bakeries, and establishments. This means some food is only available seasonally and is of high quality. Common Norwegian foods include seafood, lamb, reindeer, potatoes, root vegetables, bread and pastries.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    2019

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    Reschedule 15 days or more prior to your tour date free of charge.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No

  • What is it like sailing on Stella Oceana?

    Sailing on Stella Oceana gives you peace and comfort to relax and feel safe because the boat is so strong and heavy. It was made to go in the ice and is extremely steady in rough weather. With only 8 guests, there is ample space for everyone (including high ceilings in the saloon), and compared to smaller sailboats, you can walk around inside and on the decks normally without feeling crammed.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    A small group of up to 8 guests comprised mostly of singles, couples and friends from Europe, North America and Scandinavia.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Corona Refund: Easily rebook, or we will refund you if we have to cancel your charter for COVID-19 related reasons. 15-Day Easy Rebook: Easily rebook for any reason up to 15 days prior to your charter. COVID-19 Protection: Easily rebook if you have to cancel your trip within 1 to 14 days of the charter due to COVID-19.

Reviews from travellers on this tour

Tom   UK

Absolutely brilliant nature!

28-Jul-2023

Our group of friends from the UK loved this 6-day Lofoten Islands tour and were captivated by its raw beauty and thrilling adventures. The tour was an exceptional blend of natural wonders and rich culture. We enjoyed the insightful fishing trip on Skrova Island, where we caught and relished our dinner onboard. The next day, cruising through remote fjords and exploring Trollfjord by kayak left us mesmerized by the majestic landscapes and diverse wildlife sightings, including whales and dolphins. The private driving tour from Henningsvær to Reine was a scenic delight, offering breathtaking vistas and the option of hiking or a fantastic photography tour. Ramberg beach's tranquil beauty was a true gem, and the 5-course dinner in Henningsvær showcased local cuisine at its finest. Every moment, from the morning walks to the serene sailing back to Svolvær, encapsulated the awe-inspiring beauty of Lofoten. The extended 6-day itinerary allowed for relaxed and slow paced outdoor adventures like kayaking through uninhabited islands and fishing in secluded areas. Lofoten's landscape with towering granite peaks and clear blue waters made for perfect photography opportunities. The archipelago's rich fishing heritage and the chance to spot marine life added depth to our experience. The tour was a perfect blend of adventure and cultural immersion, leaving us in awe and longing to return for more. Highly recommended for an authentic and luxurious exploration of Norway's stunning archipelago!

Richard   US

The best way to experience Lofoten

04-Jul-2023

This voyage across Lofoten was an immersive marvel! The crew made every moment exceptional, guiding us through exquisite landscapes. The fishing trip to Skrova was insightful, and the hike's panoramic views were breathtaking. The day cruising to Trollfjord was magical—exploring the fjord by kayak was surreal! The private tour from Henningsvær to Reine was a visual treat, and Ramberg beach was heavenly. The local gourmet dinner was a true culinary delight! The morning exploration in Henningsvær before our sail back was a serene finale. The 6-day itinerary was full of adventure, from kayaking through uninhabited islands to the calming bonfire moments. Lofoten's beauty is unparalleled, and this tour captured its essence perfectly.

Kris   UK

Highly recommend

05-Aug-2023

We were awestruck by the raw beauty, thrilling adventures, and rich cultural tapestry. From the insightful fishing excursion with our catch to the serene outdoor hot tub evenings under the midnight sun sky, each moment was sheer delight. Cruising through remote fjords to Trollfjord was a highlight; kayaking amidst majestic mountains and spotting diverse wildlife was surreal. The private driving tour through Henningsvær to Reine was a scenic masterpiece, and Ramberg beach was breathtaking. The gourmet dinner at a local restaurant was a culinary delight, and the final sail back to Svolvær was a bittersweet end to our unforgettable journey. Lofoten's captivating landscapes and serene charm stole our hearts. Highly recommend this luxurious yet authentic tour for a deeper cultural and outdoor experience.

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  • Free Date Changes

    World Sea Explorers AS allows you to make 1 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 90 days before the start of the tour.

  • Low Deposit

    World Sea Explorers AS requires a minimum deposit of 30% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 45 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of world sea explorers as charges.

    Up to 45 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 45 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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