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Yellow sun above snow-covered mountains. Calm sea with small boats in front.
A blue train on the Ofot line above a fjord.
Exterior of Quality Hotel Grand Royal in Narvik on a sunny day.
A white-tailed eagle with wings stretched out in front of Lofoten landscape
Fishing huts at Nyvågar Rorbuhotell in Lofoten.
Soon available for booking 2021

Arctic Experience

Experience some of the finest arctic landscapes in Norway on a five-day self-drive holiday. The Arctic Experience package includes two nights in Narvik and two nights in Lofoten, as well as spectacular activities in both destinations.
Four people sitting on a bench on a terrasse by the ocean. Red building in front, small reefs behind.

A proper arctic experience

Visit the spectacular arctic region north of the polar circle in Norway on this 5-days holiday. In addition to the activities and accommodations included in this package, there is plenty of time to further explore both Narvik and Lofoten.

Your itinerary:

  • Day 1: Arrival to Narvik
  • Day 2: The Arctic Train and other activities
  • Day 3: Drive to Svolvær in Lofoten
  • Day 4: Seafari by rib boat and other activities
  • Day 5: Departure from Lofoten

Transportation is not included in this package. We recommend driving your own car, alternatively rental car.

 

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5-day holiday to Narvik and Lofoten

Included in the package:

  • 2 nights in upgraded double room at Quality Hotel Grand Royal in Narvik
  • The Arctic Train, return trip
  • 2 nights in restored fishing huts at Nyvågar Rorbuhotell in Lofoten
  • Seafari by rib boat

Season: March – October

Transportation is not included.

Will become available for booking 2021 soon.

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Day 1: Arrival to Narvik

Upon arrival to Narvik you check in to Quality Hotel Grand Royal in the heart of the town centre. The hotel offers a comfortable stay in modern style and got two restaurants to choose between. Perhaps you should kick off your holiday with fine dining to great views at Linken Restaurant & Bar on the top floor? The next day you can try the more low key Rallar’n Pub & Kro on the ground floor.

The Arctic Train to the left, Rombak fjord to the right and snowy mountains in the background.

Day 2: Activities in Narvik

After a hearty breakfast it is time to explore Narvik’s surroundings and learn about its interesting history. A return-trip with The Arctic Train is included. In the course of an hour, the train and takes you to Bjørnfjell on the border to Sweden. You will travel through a unique and changing landscape, from fjord views to alpine mountain terrain. Interesting historical events, such as the difficult construction of the Ofot railway line and battles during World War 2, form a dramatic backdrop.

The rest of the day is at your own disposal. We recommend a visit to Narvik War Museum to learn more about wars and the Battle of Narvik in 1940. Another option, suitable for all ages, is a visit to Polar Park approx. 1 hour drive north. This is the world’s most northern animal park, and home to Norway’s large predators such as bears, wolves and lynx. It is even possible to get close encounters with the wolves here.

Landscape in Lofoten with a line of red fishing huts next to the ocean. Rugged mountains in the back.

Day 3: Drive to Lofoten

The beautiful archipelago of Lofoten is next on the agenda. The picturesque drive to Svolvær takes 3-4 hours and we recommend taking your time to stop on interesting places along the route. Your home for the next two nights is Nyvågar Rorbuhotell, near Kabelvåg and only 5 km from Svolvær. Here you will wake up to the sounds and smell from the sea.

In Lofoten, the small fishing huts that have accommodated fishermen for hundreds of years, are a characteristic sight. Now you can sleep in upgraded versions of these traditional cabins, known as “rorbu” in Norwegian. In Restaurant Nyvågar you get to taste international flavours made of local produce. The Aquavit Loft Bar has the largest collection of aquavits in the world, and through history and tasting you can learn more about the Norwegian culture and traditions.

A sea eagle near the sea stretching its wings. Islands and mountains behind it.

Day 4: Activities in Lofoten

It is time to get out in the ocean! An exciting seafari on a RIB boat from Svolvær is included. With a maximum speed of 30 knots the RIB will take you on an adventurous journey at sea. You will see Lofoten from the sea, visit historical sights and the white-tailed eagles’ territories. The skilled guides stop and explain throughout the tour – and they know where the eagles live!

The rest of the day is up to you. For inspiration, read our 10 good reasons to visit Lofoten.