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Period

10-17 March

Location

Norway - Lofoten Islands

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photographic trip - adventure

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UNIQUE LOFOTEN


Unique Lofoten is a journey that combines various topics: from the wild life, with its sea eagles, foxes, reindeers and elks, to the fairy-tale villages that mankind has inserted perfectly into the surrounding nature, and the perfect climatic conditions that fishermen have been able to exploit to create one of the most famous fishing markets in the world, the stockfish, which sees March as the month with the greatest fishery concentration.
All these aspects offer incredible possibilities to create real photo reportages, however, the trip is also suitable for non-photographers, those who simply look to capture the lifestyle these beautiful islands can offer during such a particular time of year.
The Lofoten Islands are located above the Arctic Circle, and represent the favorite place for cod fishing.
This will be a road trip through snowy roads and fishing villages, which we’ll cross enjoying the marvel Nature can offer us in one of the most spectacular areas of Norway.

Travel program

DAY 1 - 10 MARCH

Departure from Italy according to operationals. Arrival in Evenes, pick-up of our rental cars and departure to the town of Harstad. Hotel accommodation and free dinner. After dinner, weather permitting, we’ll go hunting for the Northern Lights, walking on the pier of the port or driving away from the city lights. Overnight in Harstad.

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DAY 2 - 11 MARCH

HARSTAD – SVOLVÆR

Departure in the morning towards the south: we will pass through beautiful snowy roads lining the fjords and crossing crazy landscapes. We’ll stop along the way to enjoy the fantastic picturesque views and have a free lunch. Arrival in Svolvær and accommodation in our rorbuer, the typical fishermen’s houses on the fjord. Also tonight, weather permitting, we will go hunting the Northern Lights in some of the most fascinating sight points of the area. Overnight in the rorbuer.

DAY 3 - 12 MARCH

Departure in the morning for a beautiful boat excursion lasting about two hours in one of the most beautiful fjords of the Lofoten Islands, the Trollfjord, to observe the marvelous white-tailed sea eagles. At the end of the excursion, return to Svolvær and free lunch.
After lunch we will take the Lofoten Route, through beautiful and typical sceneries of Latitude 68° North. We will stop in some fishing villages, including Henningsvær and Stamsund, and then continue to reach the outstanding Nusfjord. The journey then continues to the beautiful beach of Sandbotnen, and then again towards Hamnơy and Reine, the jewels of Lofoten. The accommodation is in the rorbuers and dinner’s on your own, maybe in one of the local restaurants to taste some of the characteristic dishes. Then hunt for the Northern Lights and overnight in the rorbuers.

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DAY 4 - 13 MARCH

REINE – TREKKING REINEBRINGEN – Å

Departure in the morning, weather permitting, for a beautiful trek leading us to Reinebringen, where we’ll enjoy one of the most exclusive views of the Lofoten Islands: the breathtaking view of the fjord. The climb is not extremely demanding, however, it is highly recommended to take with you some crampons. We will arrive at the top of the path after about an hour, and we will relax with a packed lunch enjoying spectacular views. Gentle return to Reine and departure at sunset to Å i Lofoten, the last fishing village of Lofoten, that will gift us with picturesque views for a nice photo session. Free dinner and return to Reine for the night.

DAY 5 - 14 MARCH

REINE – HENNINGSVAER

Departure to the north, stopping at the beautiful beaches of Haukland and Unstad, where with a little luck we’ll see professional surfers ride fantastic waves in the fascinating arctic scenery. Coffee/lunch stop along the way to then continue towards Henningsvær, the Venice of the North, where we will enjoy a fishing excursion on a typical boat of the Lofoten at sunset. Once back, the chef will show us how to cook the cod and we will enjoy an excellent dinner. Overnight in the hotel.

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DAY 6 - 15 MARCH

HENNINGSVAER – LAUKVIK – HARSTAD

Departure after breakfast towards the North, through breathtaking scenery. We will pass by Laukvik, on the West Coast, where we’ll see one of the most impressive dryers for cod: tons of stockfish on wooden structures, with the Gulf Stream which makes this place perfect for this typical preparation. The journey then continues to reach Harstad in the evening; accommodation in the hotel and return of the rental cars. Free dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 7 - 16 MARCH

HARSTAD – TROMSØ

Embark at 7.45 in the morning on the postal boat of the fjords to go to Tromsơ. The navigation will last about 6 hours (in case of cancellation runs, a fast ferry line is used, whose lenght is about 3 hours). Arrival in Tromsó around 14:00, hotel accommodation and then out to discover the largest city in Northern Norway: the cable car will take us to the panoramic observatory, where we’ll admire an incredible view of the city. For those who want, at 18:00 we can go having fun with the snowmobile outside the city, or visiting a husky farm and try the experience of sledding while immersed in a spectacular landscape. Typical dinner around the fire (only for those participating at the late afternoon excursions) and return to the hotel for the night.

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DAY 8 - 17 MARCH

Transfer to the airport in time to board the flight back to Italy, with no little nostalgia.

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