Lofoten Islands Classic Sea Kayak Expedition

A 7 day trip to Norway 

The Lofoten Islands are a chain of spectacular islands above the Arctic Circle; where jagged peaks embedded in the sea and the sounds of the Moskenes maelstrom, one of the world’s strongest ocean currents tell Viking sagas and legends of the seafaring people. Where idyllic islands look out on the open sea and white sand beaches meet the grassy flatlands you can still hear the sound of fishermen rowing wooden boats.
It is amidst this dramatic, seemingly painted, backdrop of glacier carved granite that we’ll paddle into fishing villages and lodge in choice sea houses built on century old wharves.

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General Information

Detailed Itinerary

Places Visited 

The Lofoten Islands in Norway's Arctic

Departure Dates 

Flexible and customizable for private departures.

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1

DAY 7: Saturday
Paddling to Svolvær
Breakfast comes early after our evening out. We say goodbye to Henningsvær as we put our kayaks in the water for the last time. Our final stage takes us past Vågakallen, a famous landmark where rookie Lofoten fishermen had to pay their respects to the Lofoten by removing their hats when passing by for the first time.
We paddle past the granite walls of the Lofoten. Cruising in amongst clusters of islands, the statue of the Fisherman’s wife beckons us as we approach Svolvær. Lunch and showers at the Svolvær Sjøhus mark the end of our journey. The remaining time before the southbound Hurtigruta to Bodø departs is spent on your own; the busy fishing village of Svolvær offers much to explore.
As we sail past the Lofoten Islands for the last time we share memories and laughs from our time together under the midnight sun in the Lofoten Islands.
Arriving in Bodø we check in to the Rica Hotel Bodø for a short night of well deserved rest.

Day 2

DAY 2: Monday
After getting into our padding gear we launch from the town pier. The towering peaks of Reinefjord beckon us as we venture out of the harbour and into the fjord. Today’s paddle in Reinefjord will include a comprehensive introduction to paddling a sea kayak.
Kayaking amongst the jagged peaks of Reinefjord we paddle into Bunesfjord, one of the three arms of Reinefjord. Here we’ll hike up to a view of the North Atlantic and try to picture life as it had once been in one of the earliest settlements in the Lofoten Islands. Our lunch spot is located on the rise between the vertical rock walls of the Moskenes Titons.
After returning to Reine; dining and a relaxing evening, prepare us for tomorrow; as our Lofoten journey begins in earnest.


Starting Price 

This trip is customizable for your private travel.

What's Included 

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all guided tours and activities (dependent on season)
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.