Norway is teeming with natural wonders—many of which come alive in the colder season. When the plains aren’t lush with summer greens, they are washed white the colour of winter.
Dramatic mountainscapes are capped with snow and the turquoise of the lakes is made even more vibrant. Our crafted path leads you to the must-sees in Norway’s north, from the stunning fjord-laced coastline to the snow-draped mountains of Lyngen.
From the capital, where we see the everyday life of city-dwellers, we fly to Lofoten. These magical islands are spewn across the Norwegian Sea. Learn about the unique flora and fauna that thrive in this area. Quaint fishing villages line the border, and you can sample some of the traditional stockfish commonly served in restaurants.
We continue to Narvik where we get up and close to the animals at the Polar Park. We might just watch a predator at feeding time or connect with wolves in the habitat. Our final stop is at Lyngen Lodge. Here, a plethora of winter activities are at our doorstep—snowmobiling, hiking, dog-sledding and snowshoeing, to name a few. Days are snow-filled, with the crisp air of winter.
These are a selection of lodges that we feel combine well for this journey. However we do also have a range of options to consider in each region, and can tailor them to you preference.
At Svinøya, stay in cozy and comfortable rorbu cabins while exploring the unique Lofoten Islands. The rorbu cabins are idyllically located between the fish landing station, quayside buildings, fish racks and old local buildings. With the open ocean on one side, and the spectacular Lofoten mountains on the other, the property becomes an ideal spot for your sojourn, located in a vibrant fishing village in the town of Svolvær.
Fjellkysten is designed with inspiration from old Nordic architecture of the Vikings Langhus and the Sami Gamme. Accommodation is simple and cosy, with wonderful service lightened by traditional Norwegian hospitality. Many rooms overlook the bay, perfect for seeing the majestic Northern Lights.
The pine lodge on the shores of the Lyngen fjord blends its architecture seamlessly with the landscape, with geothermic heating and a thick grass roof providing the perfect temperature all year round. The rooms are kept cosy and intimate, whilst the focus is upon the large social areas, where first class food is cooked by a world-class kitchen team. Other amenities include a fully licensed bar, a library/seminar room, sauna and an outdoor jacuzzi.