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This Lofoten cruise includes 7 nights aboard Noorderlicht, a small sailing yacht which just carries 20 passengers. It takes place in late autumn, when the days are short in Northern Norway and at night we may be able to admire the northern lights.

Orca and Northern Lights Lofoten Islands Cruise

The Lofoten cruise takes place in late autumn, when the days are short in Northern Norway. We can expect the first snow showers, and sometimes temperatures just above freezing. The autumn colours will be beautiful during the day time. At night, when there is open sky we may be able to admire the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). The Lofoten voyages are very dependent on the weather, which can be quite rough. Therefore the outline of the voyage, given above is just for guidance.

 

Day 1 - Arrival by public bus in Lødingen. Staying on the sailing-ship “Noorderlicht” in the harbour of Lødingen.

 

Day 2 - Departure from Lødingen and sailing for the Tysfjord. At noon we land at Musken, a Sami community. At Musken is the entrance to the deepest cave in Europe. In the evening we arrive at Hellemobotn near a deserted summer camp of the Sami.

 

Day 3 - We will have an extensive excursion in the untouched wilderness area of Hellemobotn, where we are close to the Swedish border. There are small chances of seeing some reindeer. Later in the afternoon we sail to Drag, where another Sami community exists. Here we will spend the night.

 

Day 4 - Morning walk to the Stone Age petroglyph´s 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 we climb the hill at Skarvberget which is an outlook post for Sea Eagles. In the evening we sail to Tranoy to spend the night and may visit the small museum there.

 

Day 5 - In the morning we walk to the nice lighthouse of Tranøy and admire the works of art that are placed in this small artist’s village. Tranøy is known because of the Norwegian writer and Nobel-prize winner, Knut Hamsun. We sail to the island of Skrova where we arrive late in the afternoon. We 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 Whales.

 

Day 6 - Morning walk on Skrova. An easy walk brings us 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 Sea Eagles during these walks. In the afternoon we sail for Henningsvaer the Venice of the North. This beautiful historical village was until the beginning of the 20th century a centre for the Lofoten Cod fisheries. Later we sail to Svolvær the biggest town of Lofoten. We stay the night in Svolvær where there is a chance to enjoy the famous Svolvær night-life.

 

Day 7 - In the morning we sail into the Trollfjord, a famous steep fjord a few hours sailing from Svolvær. Afterwards we head for Tranøy, on the Norwegian mainland, where we stay for the night. With a good wind we sail in the afternoon to Hustadgaard in Vestbygd. Here we will have the opportunity to see the “Øye I Stein”, “Eye in Stone”, a sculpture of 37 tons made by the Indian artist Anish Kapoor. Then we have to head for Lødingen again. Arrival in Lødingen late in the evening and staying there for the night.

 

Day 8 - Disembarkation from the Noorderlicht in the morning, public bus to the airport.

 

 

 

Dates and Rates Orca and Northern Lights Lofoten Islands Cruise 2014:

 

Code

Start

End

Nights/Days

Price

NOO19

30/10/15

06/11/15

07/08

1.630 €

NOO20

06/11/15

13/11/15

07/08

1.630 €

NOO22

20/11/15

27/11/15

07/08

1.630 €

NOO23

04/12/15

11/12/15

07/08

1.630 €

 

All rates are quoted per person in EURO, based on twin occupancy.

 

Single occupancy: All cabins 1.7 times the share price.

 

 

Included in the Orca and Northern Lights Lofoten Islands Cruise rate:

Voyage aboard the designated vessel as indicated in the itinerary.

All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.

Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes aboard Plancius.

All shore excursions and activities throughhout the voyage by Zodiac.

Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.

All miscelaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.

Comprehensive pre-departure material.

 

 

Not included in the Orca and Northern Lights Lofoten Islands Cruise rate:

Any airfare.

Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (mandatory).

Pre and post land arrangements.

Transfers airport – hotel – pier.

Passport and visa expenses.

Government arrival and departure taxes.

Meals ashore.

Excess baggage charges and telecommunication charges.

Customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).

Fuel surcharge.

Any other service not specified in paragraph “Included in the Orca and Northern Lights Lofoten Islands Cruise rate”.

Our exact route will depend on ice, weather conditions and wildlife. The places mentioned above are just examples of some of the many sites Lofoten has to offer. We always strive to maximise your experience, but remember that flexibility is the key to a successful expedition!

Wildlife and good weather conditions are not guarantee.

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Information

Departure dates:

2015 - Octuber: 30.

2015 - November: 6, 20.

2015 - December: 4.

Tour duration:

8 days, 7 nights

Official spoken language:

English

Group size:

From 14 to 20 passengers.

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Type of Holidays:

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