The Lofoten Islands are unquestionably one of the most beautiful destinations we have explored onboard ‘Polar Bear’. They are very often referred to as the Magic Islands and they live up to this reputation well.
Sweeping south and west from the north east shoulder of Norway, the Lofotens are above the Arctic Circle at 68° north, giving them 24 hours of daylight during the summer months. Their latitude coincides with stable high pressure weather systems which tend to dominate the Arctic during the summer, creating a very good recipe for your holiday experience.
The chain has 6 principal islands boasting very different communities, geography and culture. Together they form an obvious barrier between the Arctic Ocean and the Vestfjorden which extends far north to the city of Narvic. The islands are home to hundreds of fjord networks which could offer a lifetime of exploration.
These fjords enable us to get to some very special places. No matter what the weather, we can always find relative shelter and flatter waters, and each fjord is truly unique. So using ‘Polar Bear’ as our guide, we can have some serious adventures around these islands.
The Lofoten Islands are a world class destinations for hiking, climbing and sea kayaking. There is simply too much to choose from and all in a relatively confined area. The very best way to access the islands is by boat, offering total flexibility and of course activity base camp.
Please contact us for details of forthcoming Lofoten trips and your chance to have a great adventure onboard.