Arrive by public bus in Lødingen. Stay overnight on the sailing-ship “Noorderlicht” in the harbor of Lødingen.
Depart from Lødingen and set sail for the Tysfjord. In the afternoon land to climb the hill at Skarvberget, which is an outlook post for sea eagle. Stay for the night in the small harbor of Korsnes, a village at the entrance of the Tysfjord.
Enjoy a morning walk to the Stone Age petroglyphs at Leiknes. Images of animals such as a killer whale and elk have been carved into the hard rock in the hills. In the afternoon continue your Arctic cruise as you sail to the island of Skrova, where you will arrive late in the afternoon. Stay there for the night. Skrova is a small, rugged island where the 200 inhabitants mainly live from fishery. It is one of the few places in Norway from where whale hunters still hunt for minke whale.
The morning walk on Skrova is an easy walk bringing you to a nice bay on the other side of the island. The active passengers can climb the 255 meters peak of Skrova for the 360º view. Good chances of seeing sea eagle during these walks. In the afternoon sail for Kabelvåg. This beautiful historical village was until the beginning of the 20th century the center for the Lofoten Cod fisheries.
For the hiking-oriented a morning walk from Kabelvåg to Svolvær is offered, following a hiking path through the hills. The Noorderlicht will sail with the sailing enthusiasts to Svolvær. In the afternoon there is possibly a visit to Svolvær, which is the biggest town of Lofoten. Stay for the night in Svolvær to enjoy the famous Svolvær night-life.
In the morning we sail into the Trollfjord, a famous steep fjord a few hours sailing from Svolvær. Afterwards head for Tranøy, on the Norwegian mainland, where you will stay for the night.
In the morning walk to the lighthouse of Tranøy and admire the works of art that are placed in this small artists’ village. Tranøy is known because of the Norwegian writer and Nobel-prize winner, Knut Hamsun. With a good wind you might sail in the afternoon to Hustadgaard in Vestbygd. Here have the opportunity to see the “Øye I Stein”, “EyeEmbark in Stone”, a sculpture of 37 tons made by the Indian artist Anish Kapoor. Then head for Lødingen again. Arrive in Lødingen late in the evening and stay there for the night.
Disembark from the Noorderlicht in the morning, and take a public bus to the airport.
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|*For all 2016 departures, snowshoeing will be offered and snowshoe rentals are included in cruise fare.|