Lofoten Adventures

Explore the breathtaking landscape of the Lofoten Islands with majestic mountains, deep fjords, historical fishing villages and long, scenic beaches. Expect amazing days with a lot of fun together with other international and exchange students!  Do not miss what is most likely going to be the highlight of this semester!
 
Tour dates: 18-22 October 2018
 
Duration: 5 days/4 nights
 
Price: 285 EUR
 
Starting point: Umeå
 

 
Included:
 
• Bus transportation
• Accommodation 2 nights in the camping, shared cottages
• 1 breakfast upon arrival
• Guided roundtour in Lofoten
• Service from Scanbalt tour manager
• Ferry cruise on Trollfjord (including fishing and lunch)
• Visit to Viking Museum
 
Not included:
 
• Meals (except the ones listed above)
 
Optional activity:
 

Seakayaking

When: Sunday, Oct 21
 
Duration: 2 hrs
Price: 79 EUR
Group size: Min 5/ Max 16
Description:
Trip starts in Svolvær harbour, and is suitable for those with no prior experience. Kayaking in calm waters with good stories from Svolvær’s rich cultural history.When you embark in a sea kayak you practically sit on the surface of the sea and can navigate it using your own bodily strength. The combination of silence, raw nature on all sides, and full freedom of motion, makes sea kayaking a great adventure.  Stable double kayaks are used and all necessary equipment is included. Guide welcomes you in Svolvær harbour, and gives you the necessary instructions and adjusts the equipment for the trip. This trip takes two hours, and is tailored to those with little or no prior experience kayaking, but who would like to learn bout Lofoten’s history and culture from the shore line. We use dry suits and life vests on the winter trips. The weather in Lofoten changes a lot from day to day, which is some of the charm of these isles. You should dress to suit the weather, and our recommendation is to wear wool underwear. It wicks moist away from your body, and you will not get cold even if you sweat or become wet. Bring change of clothing and a water bottle.
Status:
Full

Program

Day 1 Umeå to Svolvear
We depart from Umeå in the evening  and travel during night.

Day 2 Svolvear
Breakfast on arrival to Svolvear in the morning and we get on a ship for a 3 hour boat excursion on the Stunning Trollfjord. On the ship where you also can try fish soup. We enjoy the view, test fishing from the boat and see if the crew can get Sea Eagles close to the ship! After the boat ride we walk from the harbor to the Camp where we will stay for two nights. In the afternoon you can hike in the area around the small town or just enjoy the town.

Day 3 Svolvear
Excursion to the southern part of the Lofoten islands. We will stop at small fishing villages and beautiful beaches. Have the camera ready for great scenery and if the weather is good we might make some shorter hikes. In the afternoon we come back to our camp.

Day 4 Svolvear-Umeå
You have a full day in Svolvear and the camp for optional activities. We depart in the evening and travel back to Umeå during the night.

Day 5 Umeå 
We arrive in Umeå in the morning  and the tour is over.