Beat the crowds and Explore off-beat Lofoten from a private sailing boat and on the road. Crafted by the Locals.
Lofoten is on many people’s bucket list. The challenge is to find a journey that gives you a little piece of paradise to enjoy on your own. Rest assured, you just found it!
Lean back and let your hosts Sachi and Captain Kenneth – a former Norwegian Coast Guard – show you the off-beat Lofoten onboard their private yacht, also known as the sailing boat S/Y Stella Oceana. Lofoten is one of the most stunning areas in Norway, with mountains that are millions of years old peaking up from the sea. What have these mountains not seen? Put your eyes on the horizon and explore hidden gems and stunning landscapes only broken free with soft adventure opportunities.
During the second part of the journey, take control and discover Lofoten by road on a scenic trip crafted by locals. Stay at a cheese farm and explore off-beat beaches. Finish your trip with a stay in Å, the authentic fishing village at the end of the island; you’ll learn how life is as a fisherman.
Slow Travel Experience: Sail through Lofoten Landscape & Discover Gems by Road Off Beat
This journey shows you Lofoten from a different perspective, and there are countless excellent moments from your private boat. You will follow up with a road trip to explore off-beat gems. Here is what you can expect:
- Experience a unique perspective on board a private sailing boat
- Get insider knowledge from your hosts onboard
- Feel connected to nature, far away from tourist crowds
- Explore adventures as Stand Up Paddling (SUP), hot tub on board, BBQ Grill, fishing, tender boat
- Go off-road and discover the hidden gems from secluded beaches to authentic fishing villages
Best time to travel: End May to the beginning of September
Duration: 10 Days / 9 nights
Primary Mode of Transportation: Private sailboat and rental car
Accommodation w/breakfast, 4-day World Sea Explorers itinerary w/meals and guiding tours, museum entrances, cheese plate at Lofoten Gårdsysteri
These are the places you will visit
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Svolvær and Lofoten Welcomes You
Put your shoulders down as you step outside the airport. Here the time goes slowly and you’re here to get off the grid and indulge in the local atmosphere. Meet your driver and transfer to the city and your accommodation, which is a traditional fisherman’s hut.
After check-in, have a stroll before a cold drink awaits with your delicious local dinner. Why not try the not-travelled fished? The local fisherman catches it almost on your doorstep.
YOU HAVE ARRIVED. Welcome!
Set Sail into the Horizon
Finally, after your Norwegian breakfast, you will meet Sachi and Kenneth at the yacht S/Y Stella Oceana, your private sailing boat, for the next few days. Once you arrive onboard, you’ll get familiar with your home for the next few days.
Grab a refreshing drink as you push Stella off the dock, getting ready for a day of fishing, relaxing, and hopping over to the tender boat for a stroll on a secret island!
Then, you’ll anchor up at a remote island, where you can sit in the hot tub with awe-inspiring views.
Life is now.
Lofoten Relaxed on Sea
Enjoy your breakfast as you feel the waves comfortably rocking you. Next, you’ll begin the day with a legendary trip to Trollfjord. With its narrow entrance and steep-sided mountains, it is quite a sight! Now it’s time to get close to nature on a SUP! You’ll paddle along the ancient mountainsides, waterfalls, and white-tailed eagles. Could it be any better?
Lean back and let the smell of the sea, the view over the protected area of Svellingsflaket, and let the long days give you energy.
Silent and Slow to Svolvær
You’ll begin day four by learning more about what lives in the sea and above it. Both Sachi and Kenneth have deep knowledge, and they are happy to share this knowledge as the wind takes you back to Svolvær.
Say thanks to your hosts and enjoy your evening on solid ground.
Get off the Main Road
Why take the direct route when you can explore the more unique ones? Our local experts have put together a journey that gives you a local taste! Drive via Gimsøy and experience exciting birdlife, white beaches, and old Vikingviking trails. Maybe a hike up to Hoven at 368m is tempting?
Continue on the off-road and make your detours. Stop at Lofotr Viking Museum to learn more about the old Viking days on the islands.
After a few kilometres, you’ll reach Lofoten Gårdsysteri, an organic goat cheese farm. You’ll stay in a renovated old farmhouse, between the fjord and the mountains.
A day of Hiking and Beach Wander
When you open your eyes, you’ll have a lovely organic breakfast waiting for you. Then, your hosts and farmers will tell you exactly where to go for the perfect hike, and you’ll enjoy nature’s silence.
Grab your lunch pack made at the farm and get started!
End your day by wandering on Unstad Beach, known for its perfect surfing conditions!
Drive to the end of the Island, Å
You’ll begin day seven by hitting the scenic road, and make sure you take your time! It is only 80 km, but each curve reveals a new moment and an urge to stop the car. Make sure you stop and be present in nature.
Stop in cosy Reine for a stroll, coffee, and lunch.
Reach Å at your own time. Å is one of the best-preserved old fishing villages in Norway. Check in to one of the cute red fisherman’s huts on the sea.
Get grounded at the Authentic Fishing Village
You’ll begin day eight learning about a local fishing village. Fishing is the life and heritage of Lofoten. The Norwegian Fishing Village Museum is an excellent place to start. You’ll learn about life in a fishing village and the development of Lofoten fishing over the past 250 years.
Make sure to get some cinnamon rolls from the bakery at the museum, made in the old stone oven from 1878! Then, bring your snacks outdoors and into the beautiful and dramatic landscape!
A drive from Å to Henningsvær
Take your time as you drive north towards Henningsvær. Then, make sure to take off and follow the Fv 815 for a scenic coastal route! Hopefully, with some goat cheese and cinnamon rolls you purchased earlier in the trip!
Arrive at the iconic small village of Henningsvær, a famous fishing harbour and dominant player in the fishing industry. Locals know Henningsvær as one of Norway´s oldest fishing harbours! Immerse yourself in the local culture, shops, and restaurants.
Enjoy your last evening.
A Fond Farewell to Lofoten
Enjoy your last moments in this beautiful town with a leisurely breakfast, neighbourhood stroll, and perhaps a little shopping before you head to the airport for departure.
Maybe you want to stay a few more days?
Why stay in the run of the mill hotels. Our hotels are hand – picked by our experts. Remember, we can always modify the stay to your requirements!
These are the properties we will be using on this tour