5-day holiday to Narvik and Lofoten
- 2 nights in Nyvågar Rorbuhotell in Lofoten
- Seafari by rib boat
- 2 nights in upgraded double room at Quality Hotel Grand Royal in Narvik
- The Arctic Train, return trip
Experience some of the finest arctic landscapes in Norway on a five-day self-drive holiday. The Arctic Experience itinerary includes two nights in Lofoten and two nights in Narvik, as well as spectacular activities in both destinations.
Visit the spectacular arctic region north of the polar circle in Norway on this 5-days holiday. In addition to the activities and accommodations suggested in this itinerary, there is plenty of time to further explore both Narvik and Lofoten.
We recommend driving your own car, alternatively a rental car.
5-day holiday to Narvik and Lofoten
The beautiful archipelago of Loften is first on your agenda, and you will explore it from the Nyvågar Rorbuhotell idyllically located in the area of Storvågan near Kabelvåg and Svolvær, which used to be an important trade post. Nowadays, you are welcome to stay in the comfortable and spacious fishing huts called “rorbuer”, modernised to a hotel standard. In addition, you may relax in our spa, enjoy a nice meal in our restaurant, and taste aquavit in The Aquavit Loft Bar.
Enjoy genuine North-Norwegian hospitality in Nyvågar Rorbuhotell’s charming restaurant. Chef Andre loves creating meals inspired by the surrounding nature and uses local produce with an international twist. The restaurant’s seaside location means fresh seafood all year.
After breakfast it is time to see Lofoten from the sea on an exciting seafari on a RIB boat from Svolvær
With a maximum speed of 30 knots the RIB will take you on an adventurous journey to the magical Trollfjorden. You will have panoramic views to the coastline with its majestic peaks and visit the white-tailed eagles’ territories around small islets. The skilled guides stop and explain throughout the tour – plus they know where the eagles live!
The rest of the day is up to you. Make sure to go for a walk around the small, yet urban, Svolvær village. See the characteristic view from the pier and stop by one of the cosy cafés for lunch. What about a hike to Mt. Festvågtind before dinner? For more inspiration, read our 10 good reasons to visit Lofoten.
It is time to move on. The beautiful and historically interesting region around Narvik is next on the agenda. The picturesque drive to Narvik takes a little less than 4 hours, but we recommend taking your time to stop at interesting places along the route.
Upon arrival to Narvik you check in to Quality Hotel Grand Royal in the heart of the town centre. The hotel offers a comfortable stay in modern style and got two restaurants to choose between. Perhaps you should try Rallar’n Pub & Kro on the ground floor the first night, and then end your holiday with fine dining to great views at Linken Restaurant & Bar on the top floor the second night?
After a hearty breakfast it is time to explore Narvik’s surroundings and learn about its interesting history. A return-trip with The Arctic Train is included. In the course of an hour, the train and takes you to Bjørnfjell on the border to Sweden. You will travel through a unique and changing landscape, from fjord views to alpine mountain terrain. Interesting historical events, such as the difficult construction of the Ofot railway line and battles during World War 2, form a dramatic backdrop.
The rest of the day is at your own disposal. We recommend a visit to Narvik War Museum to learn more about wars and the Battle of Narvik in 1940. Another option, suitable for all ages, is a visit to Polar Park approx. 1 hour drive north. This is the world’s most northern animal park, and home to Norway’s large predators such as bears, wolves and lynx. It is even possible to get close encounters with the wolves here. Narvik Cable Car is a popular way to get a good overview of the city and the surrounding area, and Narvikfjellet restaurant offers both small dishes and dinner.