Lofoten Islands whale watching & fishing holiday, Norway

“Our only 5 day whale watching holiday in the Lofoten Islands. Tailor made, so throw in fishing, cycling or hiking to the magical mix.”


Lofoten Islands | Svolvær | Andenes | Options for cycling, walking, or kayaking trips with a local guide | Midnight sun in summer months | Whale watching

Description of Lofoten Islands whale watching & fishing holiday, Norway

The Lofoten Islands have long inspired travellers to their rocky shores. Picturesque fishing villages, pristine beaches and access to seas and mountains make the Lofoten Islands a much loved destination. The ocean with its Gulf Stream brings milder climates and of course the abundance of cod, or ‘skrei’ in Norwegian. Throughout the year we offer tailor made holidays that offer opportunities for nature based activities as well as trips at sea. You’ll be staying in a traditional fisherman’s cabin (Rorbu) overlooking the wild Atlantic coast from where the midnight sun shines from the end of May to mid July each year.

We’ll put together a menu of options to choose from to create your perfect Lofoten adventure. Choose from: walking, cycling, kayaking, whale and wildlife watching, fishing, rafting and arctic surfing. You’ll also have your own rowing boat so you can explore the waters close by to your accommodation. We can also offer ferry transport along the coast between ports with Hurtigruten. This trip can also take place in winter, with a choice of different activities and the possibility of viewing the Northern Lights.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailormade to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Our top tip:
Read up on the company’s Norwegian philosophy of Friluftsliv, meaning literally 'free air life'.
Trip type:
Tailor made.
Not usually sold to solo travellers as cost prohibitive.
Fisherman’s cabin and 3 * hotel.
Accommodation, whale watching trip.
Breakfasts included. You can self cater in the fisherman’s cabin, with restaurants in Svolvær and Andenes. Budget £75 for a meal for two, mid-range restaurant (without alcohol).

Responsible tourism

Lofoten Islands whale watching & fishing holiday, Norway

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.


Each visitor receives details of how to respect the local environment and communities in the Lofoten Islands. We encourage guests to cycle and walk on the islands and include advice about walking routes and fragile ecosystems and bird colonies that exist there.

We work with a company which provides safe and respectful whale watching activities to ensure that the creatures aren’t harmed in any way. The guides at the Whale Centre and onboard the vessels are scientists and students who ensure that the whales are not disturbed and continue to have a sustainable future in the Atlantic.

We encourage guests to try local flavours, and of course catch their own dinner by going to sea with a fisherman. This helps to support the local industry and reduce food miles. It’s also a real pleasure to eat fish that are caught in small quantities direct from the sea.

The Rorbus are all highly insulated and consume very little energy. There are wood burning stoves to encourage the use of renewable forms of fuel / energy. Our company also has a rigorous environmental policy with our offices being based in a building that has won awards for its sustainability. For example, heat exchangers submerged in a nearby manmade lake reject or absorb the embodied energy stored within the water; this energy is then routed to a series of heat pumps which provide heating and cooling to air handling units within the building, thereby replacing the need for conventional gas-fired boilers and air-cooled chillers.


You’ll be staying in a locally owned Rorbu - or traditional fisherman’s cabin. You’ll get to know how the Lofoten community relies on its important fishing industry and support local people by taking part in trips at sea. You’ll get to know about the journey from sea to plate for the fish industry, as it supports both visitors and inhabitants alike. We only work with local guides for each of the activities offered and ensure that they receive a far deal for the services they offer.

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