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Lofoten Islands Charter - New Year


5-day holiday
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Natural world Activity & adventure Short break

A special five-day new year charter to Norway's beautiful Lofoten Islands

Welcome in the New Year with nature's own fireworks display as you watch the Northern Lights erupt across the sky above Norway's stunning Lofoten islands.

This unique New Year trip to Lofoten begins on Saturday 28th December and includes a four-night stay at the Svinoya Rorbuer hotel, perfectly located in Svolvaer Harbour, surrounded by the snowy peaks and fishing communities that characterise this beautiful and remote part of Arctic Norway.

4 nights Svolvær


28 Dec: Svolvær

Fly direct on a charter from London Gatwick to Evenes in Northern Norway, where you'll be met and transferred to your hotel, your base in the Lofoten Islands for the next four nights. The transfer takes around three hours.

After check in, the rest of the first day will be yours to relax and explore the local area. After dinner at the hotel, take a walk to see if you can catch your first glimpse of the Northern Lights.

Stay: Svinoya Rorbuer

Dinner included

29 Dec: Svolvær & optional activities

After breakfast, take a guided tour of Svolvær after which you will have a chance to visit the War Museum (entrance fee payable locally). Lunch and dinner will be at the hotel.

In the afternoon you'll have the chance to visit the Polar Light Centre in Lauvik and have an illustrated lecture/presentation about the Northern Lights. Return to the hotel for dinner before heading out again in search of the aurora.

Stay: Svinoya Rorbuer

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

30 Dec: Hov

This morning there'll be a number of optional excursions to choose from including a fishing trip, a nature safari by rib boat and cross-country skiing, a Nordic winter favourite. There'll be further chances across the remaining days to to experience one or all of these excursions.

After lunch transfer to Hov via Henningsvær. Hov is one of the best places on the Lofoten Islands to see the Northern Lights. Optional excursions here include a Northern Lights photography course, a fantastic chance to gain the skills needed to capture those all-important photos to show friends and family when you arrive back at home.

Stay: Svinoya Rorbuer

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

31 Dec: New Years Eve

New Years Eve morning brings the chance to experience another of the fantastic optional activities before lunch and an group excursion to the west of the islands. You'll visit Stamsund and Leknes before paying a visit to one of the islands famed Glassblowers Cabin at Vikten for a demostration of the skills of glass art, followed by delicious coffee and waffles.

Later in the afternoon, continue on to Lofotr Viking Museum where you'll enjoy a sumptuous New Year Viking feast before returning to Svolvaer for 11pm to see the town's fireworks display and, with some luck, a final sighting of the Aurora Borealis.

Stay: Svinoya Rorbuer

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

01 Jan: Departure

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before transferring back to Evenes airport for your early afternoon charter flight to London Gatwick.

Breakfast included

Blog: The best places to see the Northern Lights

Blog: A guide to Lofoten and Vesteralen

Blog: Just back from: The Lofoten Islands

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There are a number of factors that affect the price of an itinerary though; if your budget is lower or higher than this, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0618 about how we can tailor the trip to match your budget by adjusting elements of the itinerary.

If your available budget is higher then £ per person, we can help.

This itinerary is just a sample of what we can arrange for you; the price is a guide, giving you an indication of what this particular 5-day itinerary would cost.

There are a number of factors that affect the price of an itinerary though. If your budget is higher than this, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0618 about how we can tailor the trip to your budget, possibly by adjusting the amount of time away or by upgrading the standard of accommodation that you stay in.


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