Lofoten and North Cape
Lofoten and North Cape– Norway –10 days / 9 nights, Tromsø - Lofoten Islands - Vesterålen - Svolvaer - Narvik - Lyngenfjord - Hammerfest - North Cape - Alta - TromsøFrom Tromsø your adventure by car takes you to the Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands. Explore Harstad, the capital of Vesterålen, and the scenic archipelago. Cross by ferry to the Lofoten Islands with breathtaking scenery, steep mountains plunging deep into the fjord, quaint fishing villages and rorbuer, colorful traditional fishermen's cabins. From Svolvaer by ferry across the Vestfjord and Lysfjord; via Narvik and Lyngenfjord to the North Cape to Alta.
|Operation||May - September 2017|
|Departure||Daily, May - September 2017|
|Price||from $2,225 per person in double room
from $3,645 single room
|Included||9 nights hotel accommodation in 3*/4* centrally located hotels
Breakfast buffet daily
Domestic ferries for car and passengers according to the program:
Melbu - Fiskebøl
Svolvær - Skutvik
Bognes - Skarberget
Olderdalen - Lyngseidet
Svensby - Breivikeidet
Cat C, type Ford Focus or similar, 10 days (240 hours)
Pick-up/drop-off airport Tromsø
Unlimited mileage, CDW, Theft protection and tax
|Not Included||International flights and taxes
Fuel expenses, GPS other surcharges
Meals other than mentioned
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||The minimum age to rent a vehicle is 25 years and drivers must have held a driving licence for at least 12 months prior to hiring the car.
Payment by voucher, but the client must guarantee with own credit card when picking up car.
Please note all rates and services remain subject to availability.
Supplement for automatic, Cat J, type Suzuki S-Cross or similar, double room, $115
Supplement for automatic, Cat J, type Suzuki S-Cross or similar, single $225
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Day 1 ARRIVAL TROMSØ Arrival to the airport of Tromsø. Pick-up the rental car, and drive to the centre of the town. Get to know Tromsø, the principal city of Northern Norway and known as the Gateway to the Arctic because of the significance in Norwegian commercial history. There are plenty of museums focusing on regional art, Sami culture and history, and polar science.
We recommend a short trip by cable car to Storsteinen Mountain, where you can enjoy the view of Tromsø and surroundings. Also worth a visit is the magnificent Arctic Cathedral, a masterpiece of modern architecture.
Accommodation at the Thon Hotel Tromsø or similar
Day 2 TROMSØ - VESTERÅLEN ISLANDS - HARSTAD (B) (190 mi) After breakfast at the hotel, route along the shores of the Bals fjord and road E6 to the Vesterålen Islands. Possibility to take a smaller road and drive on the shores of the Asta Fjord.
Arrival to Harstad, which is the capital of Vesterålen Islands, and a good base for exploring the archipelago. The city offers, apart from the surrounding nature, a wide range of cultural events like the North Norwegian Festival of Culture in June.
Accommodation at the Thon Hotel Harstad or similar
Day 3 HARSTAD - LOFOTEN ISLANDS - SVOLVÆR (B) (128 mi) Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before you continue to explore the Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands. At the Vesterålen Islands you can discover nature or participate in one of the several local festivals. Drive to Sortland and continue by ferry from Melbu to Fiskebøl before you arrive to the Lofoten Islands.
The Lofoten Islands offer some of the most breath-taking scenery in the country. Here the towering, pointed mountain peaks rise majestically from the sea to a height of almost 1000 meters; many of the island interiors are swathed in emerald green, and the shorelines are fringed with white sandy beaches. We recommend a visit to some of the charming villages, for instance Stamsund and Reine.
Accommodation at Thon Hotel Lofoten or similar
Day 4 SVOLVÆR - SKUTVIK - NARVIK (B) (87 mi) Breakfast at the hotel and the possibility to explore more of the Lofoten Islands, before departure towards the mainland. Take a ferry from Svolvær to Skutvik, crossing the West Fjord (Vestfjorden), and continue by car to Bognes for another ferry cross Lysfjorden to Skarberget. Lysfjorden is the home of a big colony of killer whales, while sea eagles rule Skarberget, a mountain plunging directly into the sea. With a little bit of luck this short cruise will show you a unique part of Norwegian nature.
Drive to Narvik, situated on a peninsula between the Beisfjord and the Rombaksfjord, at the foot of the 1200 meter high Fagernes Mountain. We recommend the cable car up the mountain or a visit to the Ofoten Museum. Furthermore the region has a varied collection of 2nd World War memorials and museums.
Accommodation at Quality Hotel Grand Royal or similar
Day 5 NARVIK - SØRKJOSEN (B) (215 mi) After breakfast at the hotel, start your route to the Arctic Norway. The road follows the shores of the impressive Lyngen fjord, before arriving to Storslett. Driving distance 340 km.
Accommodation at the Reisafjord Hotel or similar.
Day 6 SØRKJOSEN - HAMMERFEST (B) (195 mi) After breakfast at the hotel continue to Hammerfest. We recommend a visit to the Museum of Reconstruction, which exhibits the culture in the Finnmark region and Troms before and after the Second World War. Visitors can walk in an authentic refugee cave, a barrack kitchen, and a post-war permanent house.
Hammerfest, because of its geographical position, has had a strong relationship with arctic hunting and fishing for hundreds of years. The Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society has as its main aim the preservation of this tradition. It actively collects and preserves artifacts of historical and scientific interest before all trace of them disappears. The society offers an exclusive membership to those who visit Hammerfest, the northernmost town in the world.
Accommodation at the Thon Hotel Hammerfest or similar
Day 7 HAMMERFEST - THE NORTH CAPE (B) (137 mi) Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Hammerfest and drive to the North Cape along the shores of the Porsangen fjord. North Cape is the world's most northerly mainland point; enjoy the mid-night sun on the shores of the Arctic Ocean on a clear summer night. We recommend a visit to the Nordkapphallen, where there is an exhibition and presentation concerning the North Cape.
Please note: Scandic Hotels in Honningsvåg never confirms specific hotel until approx. 2 weeks prior to arrival!
Accommodation at the Scandic Hotel Nordkapp or similar
Day 8 THE NORTH CAPE - ALTA (B) (130 mi) After breakfast at the hotel the tour continues back towards the South. Possibility to make an extension of the route to Lakselv or to the Stabbursdalen National Park. Arrival to Alta, where we recommend a visit to the Alta Museum. The rock art of Alta is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Driving distance 210 km
Accommodation at the Thon Hotel Alta or similar
Day 9 ALTA - TROMSØ (B) (184 mi) Breakfast at the hotel and route to Olderdalen. Take a ferry across the Lyngen fjord to Lyngseidet and after a short drive another ferry from Svensby to Breivikeidet. Arrival to Tromsø. Driving distance 295 km.
Accommodation at the Thon Hotel Tromsø or similar
Day 10 TROMSØ DEPARTURE (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Tromsø, drive to the airport and return the rental car. End of services.