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The Lofoten Islands are part of the beautiful archipelago in Norway’s north west, beyond the Arctic Circle, whose mystical beauty has inspired writers and artists for many years. Being within the Arctic Circle means that you are in prime location for viewing the Northern Lights - the world's most sought after celestial display. The team from Taber Holidays went to the Lofoten Islands very recently and saw the Northern Lights which you can read all about on our blog.
This is a wonderful holiday, perfect for those wanting to experience some of the world's most awe inspiring scenery, and absorb the very special history, culture and nature that is the Lofoten Islands. But just so you know that it's not only us who rave about the Lofoten Islands, the National Geographic have the following words to say "Chilly, high-latitude islands form a 'masterpiece' of spectacular outcrops steeped in cherished tradition".
Fly directly from Gatwick Airport to Evenes Harstad Airport. Met on arrival by your hosts for a guided transfer to Svolvær on the Lofoten Islands (approx. 3 hours).
4 nights SVOLVÆR - Rica Hotel Svolvær***Plus
Breakfast served at the hotel followed by a guided walk through Svolvær, 'capital' of the Lofoten Islands. Lunch served at the hotel. Possible optional afternoon excursion to the Polar Lights Centre in Laukvik (guide will advise locally). Dinner is served at the hotel during the evening followed by another search for the Northern Lights on foot.
Breakfast at the hotel before a guided tour through Lofoten visiting small fishing villages and enjoying the dramatic and picturesque nature in what National Geographic refers to as 'amongst the most beautiful in the world'. Lunch served at one of the fishing villages. During the afternoon there is a guided tour at the Lofotr Viking Museum and dinner (2 courses, main + dessert) is served in the Chieftain's house.
Breakfast at the hotel with the morning at your own disposal. Lunch served at the hotel before travelling to Hov via fishing village of Henningsvær. Hov is one of the best places from which to see the Northern Lights and hopefully they will make an appearance! Free time at Hov with a variety of activities available. Dinner served at Hov during the early evening before returning to the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel with the day free for optional excursions/activities prior to transfer to the airport for return flight to Gatwick.
By Air: From London Gatwick Airport by direct flight to Harstad/Evenes Airport
Departure: 17 & 21 February 2013
Duration: 4 nights
Rica Hotel Svolvær is centrally located on its own island in the middle of the harbour in Svolvær, Lofoten's capital. All rooms have shower and WC. Rooms with sea view and balcony are available at a supplement (see prices). In addition, the hotel has connecting rooms which can be used as family rooms. There is also a fishing suite where you can try your luck at fishing through a hole in the floor of the room (price on request).
Description: Enjoy guided cross country skiing in the surroundings of Svolvær or Kabelvåg. Shoes and skies provided.
Duration: Approx. 4 hours.
Price: £112 per person.
Description: Takes places in the waters surrounding Svolvær. If you are lucky you can see sea eagles or whales, otherwise you can just enjoy the nature and wonderful scenery and perhaps try out a little fishing.
Duration: Approx. 3 hours.
Price: £84 per person (minimum 8 people required).
Description: For those who want to be a lttle bit closer to the elements! Water resistant clothing is supplied and again you have the opportunity to see sea eagles and whales but NO fishing.
Duration: Approx. 3 hours.
Price: £134 per person (minimum 12 people required).
To book call 01274 875 199 or Contact us by email