Tromsø and Lofoten Islands
Tromsø and Lofoten Islands– Norway –5 days / 4 nights, Tromsø - Vesterålen Islands - Harstad - Lofoten Islands - Svolvær - West Fjord - Lysfjord - Narvik - TromsøTromsø, gateway to the Arctic, is the start of your self-drive adventure. After exploring the city with its magnificent Arctic Cathedral, continue to Vesteralen and the island's capital of Harstad. Continue to the Lofoten Islands with breathtaking scenery, steep mountains plunging deep into the sea, quaint fishing villages and rorbuer, colorful traditional fishermen cabins. By ferry across the Vestfjord and Lysfjord to Narvik and return to Tromsø.
|Operation||May - September 2017|
|Departure||Daily, May - September 2017|
|Price||from $1,195 per person, based on double room
from $2,095 single room
|Included||4 nights hotel accommodation at 3*/4* centrally located hotels
Breakfast buffet daily
Domestic ferries for car and passengers according to the program:
Melbu - Fiskebøl
Svolvær - Skutvik
Bognes - Skarberget
Car hire class C, (Ford Focus or similar), 5 days (120 hours), manual transmission
Pick-up/drop-off airport Tromsø
Unlimited mileage, CDW, Theft protection and tax
|Not Included||International flights and taxes
Fuel, GPS and 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.
Upgrade to automatic, Cat J, Suzuki S-Cross or similar, in double room, $70
Upgrade to automatic, Cat J, Suzuki S-Cross or similar, single, $140
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Day 1 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 over 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 - THE VESTERÅLEN ISLANDS - HARSTAD (B) (190 mi) After breakfast at the hotel, route along the shores of the Balsfjord 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 - THE LOFOTEN ISLANDS - SVOLVÆR (B) (130 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 1 000 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) (90 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. 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. Narvik lies 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.
Day 5 NARVIK - TROMSØ (B) (160 mi) Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Tromsø airport to return the rental car. End of services.