Tromso and Lofoten Islands

Self Drive TourNorway

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From $1,195 USD
May - September 2017
5 Days / 4 Nights

From Tromsø, gateway to the Arctic, explore Vesterålen and the Lofoten Islands by car. Enjoy deep fjords, steep mountains, villages with colorful rorbuer.

Overview

Tromsø, gateway to the Arctic, is the start of your self-drive adventure. After exploring the city with its magnificent Arctic Cathedral, continue to Vesterålen 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 - Fiskebol
  • Svolvaer - 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
  • Optional Tours
  • Gratuities
  • $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

Tour Options

  • Upgrade to higher car category

Day 1 TROMSØ

Arrival to the airport of Tromsø. Pick-up the rental car and drive to the center 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

Thon Hotel Tromso or similar

Day 2 TROMSØ - THE VESTERÅLEN ISLANDS - HARSTAD (B) 

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. (190 mi)

Accommodation at the Thon Hotel Harstad or similar

Thon Hotel Harstad or similar

Day 3 HARSTAD - LOFOTEN ISLANDS - SVOLVÆR (B) (130 mi)

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before you continue to explore the Vesteralen and Lofoten Islands. At the Vesteralen Islands you can discover nature or participate in one of the several local festivals. Drive to Sortland and continue by ferry from Melbu to Fiskebol 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. (130 mi)
Accommodation at Thon Hotel Lofoten or similar

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. (90 mi)

Quality Hotel Grand Royal

Day 5 NARVIK - TROMSØ (B) 

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Tromso airport to return the rental car. End of services. (160 mi)

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