Private Tour of Lofoten Islands in Norway

Private Tour of Lofoten Islands in Norway

Lofoten Islands Tour
Lofoten Islands Tour
Lofoten Islands Tour

You are here

Trip Overview

Take in the natural beauty of Norway on the extensive tour from Oslo to the world's most scenic railway to the Briksdal Glacier and the Geirangerfjord. Then sail on the Hurtigruten cruise to the spectacular Lofoten Islands, located above the Arctic Circle, to discover their incredible wildlife and to see the Midnight Sun. Tour dates are flexible from June 2 to August 6

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.87 / 5, Based on
  • HOTELS
  • 4-star central hotels
    Standard rooms
    7 nights
  • TRANSPORT
  • Airport-hotel transfers
    1 train trip & 1 boat trip
    2 nights on Hurtigruten cruise ship
  • SIGHTSEEING
  • 1 guided city tour
    Briksdal Glacier day trip
    Trollfjord Cruise day trip
  • MEALS
  • 9 buffet breakfasts
    1 lunch

Day-by-Day

Day 1

Arrival in Oslo

Welcome to the fabulous capital of Norway - Oslo! Your private driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

Day 2

Train Trip to Flam on the Flamsbana

This morning after breakfast you check out from the hotel. You have some free time to explore the magnificent Norwegian capital on your own or join an optional 3-hour guided city tour.

  • Optional tour: Guided Oslo City Tour Enjoy the main treasures of Oslo, including the famous Frogner Park that boasts extravagant sculptures and unique nature.
In the afternoon walk to the train station (easily accessible by foot), where you board a train that takes you to an unforgettable Flamsbana Oslo - Myrdal - Flåm rail ride. This trip is a perfect chance to admire the mind-boggling nature and picture-postcard sceneries of Norway. The duration of your trip is about 6 hours. Upon arrival to Flam you walk to your hotel for check-in. In the evening we invite you to visit the local Ægir Brewery & Pub to enjoy a traditional Ægir Viking plank. This is a special 5-course food tasting served with 5 different Ægir beers (included in the price). You have the chance to taste the Norwegian delicacies, including shellfish, smoked reindeer, fish and shellfish soup, pork shank and dark Porter chocolate cake (the menu might vary slightly depending on the season).

Day 3

Boat Ride to Balestrand

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and have the rest of the morning at your leisure. In the afternoon walk to the pier to enjoy an express boat ride to the charming town of Balestrand that is set in a truly magical location nearby Norway's largest fjord - Sognefjord (trip duration: 1,5 hours). Upon arrival you walk to your hotel located very close to the boat station and have the rest of the day free to explore the city by yourself and enjoy its unique atmosphere.

Day 4

Briksdal Glacier Day Trip & Transfer to Geiranger

Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and meet your guide-driver who takes you on an unforgettable journey to one of the world's most famous glaciers - the Briksdal Glacier. Surrounded by the roaring waterfalls, fertile valleys and mighty mountains it offers one of the most awe-inspiring natural sceneries in Norway! You spend around two hours exploring the magnificent beauty of the Briksdal Glacier. During the tour you also enjoy buffet lunch at the local restaurant and have a few photo stops along the scenic drive, so make sure to take a lot of pictures to share with your friends and family later on. After the day tour you are transferred to the spectacular Geiranger village located nearby the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord that is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Norway. Upon arrival you check in your centrally located hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Day 5

Exploring Geiranger & Hurtigruten Cruise to Svolvaer

In the morning after breakfast you begin your Geiranger exploration by visiting the Norsk Fjordsenter Museum dedicated to the Norwegian fjord culture (entrance tickets are included). After the visit to the museum your driver transfers you to the port where you board a comfortable Hurtigruten ship to begin your fantastic cruise to Svolvaer that provides you with the unique chance to admire spectacular Norwegian sceneries and mind-boggling fjords.

Day 6

Hurtigruten Cruise

Today after breakfast you spend the day on board the Hurtigruten cruise ship taking in the incredible views of Scandinavian nature as you make your way to Svolvaer.

Day 7

Arrival to Svolvaer

After breakfast your cruise ship arrives in the capital of the Lofoten islands - Svolvaer, easily recognized by its sea-facing Rorbu cabins, drying racks, lovely harbor, galleries, and arts and crafts shops. Upon arrival you disembark the ship and walk from the port to the hotel, which is easily reachable by foot. After check-in the rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 8

Lofoten Museum & Midnight Sun Safari

Following breakfast meet your driver and guide who take you on a sightseeing tour of the beautiful surrounding area. Your first stop is the famous Lofoten Museum where you experience the history of the Lofoten Fishery at one of the best-preserved squires in Lofoten. You see the stately 1815 main building, authentic fishermen’s cabins, and boathouses featuring Nordland boats as well as exhibitions of the Lofoten fisheries, ports and coastal lighthouses, traditional crafts. Continue to the Vagan Church, aka Lofoten Cathedral. Consecrated in October 1898, it is a timber-built cruciform church in the Neo-Gothic style and is the biggest wooden building north of Trondheim. The highlight of your day is an unforgettable 2,5-3 hour Midnight Sun Safari*. Your driver takes you south to Henningsvaer, located 200 km north of the Polar Circle where the sun doesn't set starting from May 23rd. After a short briefing you depart the harbor in the evening in big rib boats and go west through narrow fjords out to the Atlantic Ocean. During the safari you get to look for sea eagles, puffins, grey seals, and even whales if you get lucky. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and warm winter clothes (wind and waterproof floating suits are provided).

  • Note: The Midnight Sun Safari is available from June 10 to August 15.
After the tour you return to your hotel for overnight.

Day 9

Trollfjord Cruise

In the morning after breakfast in your hotel prepare for an exotic day cruise to the famous Trollfjord. Ahead is an adventurous day out at sea as you experience the magnificent Lofoten Islands by sea! Walk to the pier, located right by your hotel and board the MS Ylajali ship for the beginning of your cruise which will also include lunch, an eagle safari, fishing and sailing!. The rich wildlife in the Lofoten Islands have fascinated visitors for centuries, if you are lucky, you see both eagles and seals, and a great variation of bird life during your cruise to the Trollfjord. Enjoy the views of sandy white beaches and one of the most dramatic fjords of Norway. After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Day 10

Departure from Svolvaer

Following breakfast at the hotel you meet your driver in the hotel lobby who takes you to the airport for your flight home.

Thank you for choosing Firebird Tours! We look forward to seeing you on other tours with us!

  • Optional flight to Oslo: If you wish to depart home from Oslo we can book an optional Svolvaer - Oslo flight for you in advance.


Hotels

7 nights in centrally-located 4-star hotels

  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Always included:

  • Central location close to major sights
  • Buffet breakfasts
  • Free WiFi
  • Spacious beds

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Oslo, Flam, Balestrand, Geiranger and Svolvaer;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the detailed itinerary;
  • Traditional beer tasting at a local Flam Brewery;
  • Hurtigruten cruise to Svolvaer: 2 nights on board the ship in the Outside cabin (with included breakfasts);
  • Regular class train tickets Oslo - Flam (via Myrdal);
  • Regular class boat tickets Flam - Balestrand;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

What's Included

  • Journey on the scenic Flamsbana Railway
  • Fjords boat trip from Flam to Balestrand
  • Briksdal Glacier Day Trip
  • Midnight Sun Safari in Svolvaer
  • Trollfjord Cruise in the Lofoten Islands

What to Know

  • Scandinavian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers.
  • Bringing a water resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must.
  • Most of the tours you’re going to have are walking, so make sure to bring convenient walking shoes.

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$4,726
Deposit $946
Regular package
$5,448
Deposit $1,090
View all dates
Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$4,726
Deposit $946
Regular package
$5,448
Deposit $1,090

Map


Reviews

Cindy Malmquist

  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull

October 16, 2016

What a wonderful job you did!

What a wonderful job you did, planning our Ultimate Norway tour! We enjoyed visiting Norway so much and were amazed by all the special experiences incorporated into our trip.

First of all: the guides and drivers were exceptional. We learned so much about the cities and regions, having...

Read more

Monty Berg

  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull

October 16, 2016

Denice and I agree this was the best trip of our lives

The Norway Fjords trip was outstanding. One little glitch with a driver not showing up in Bergen but the matter was taken care of.

The hotels, tours, trains, fjords and the cruise were just the best. You put together a wonderful tour for us and we are delighted.

Denice and I agree this was the best ...

Read more

Barbara Grabow

  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull

October 16, 2016

We’ve created some unforgettable memories

Thanks so much for putting together a wonderful trip to Norway for us! It included everything we wanted to do and went very smoothly. I did have 2 concerns before we left both of which turned out to be non-problematic. Our 3 train tickets were issued in 2 names – this was not questioned. We ...

Read more

More Firebird Tours reviews

Reviews

Cindy Malmquist

  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull

October 16, 2016

What a wonderful job you did!

What a wonderful job you did, planning our Ultimate Norway tour! We enjoyed visiting Norway so ...

Read more

Monty Berg

  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull

October 16, 2016

Denice and I agree this was the best trip of our lives

The Norway Fjords trip was outstanding. One little glitch with a driver not showing up in Bergen but the matter was taken ...

Read more

Barbara Grabow

  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull
  • ratingFull

October 16, 2016

We’ve created some unforgettable memories

Thanks so much for putting together a wonderful trip to Norway for us! It included everything ...

Read more

More Firebird Tours reviews