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Lofoten: Wildlife Sightseeing to Værøy

1. Lofoten: Wildlife Sightseeing to Værøy

From the Southern tip of Lofoten (Lofotodden National park), sail through the Moskenes current towards the island of Værøy. Cross one of the strongest currents in the world and sail along the shores of several little islands. Pass through the habitats of marine wildlife and seabird, with chances to see eagles, puffins, seals, killer whales, and more. During the trip, the guides on board will be on the lookout and share their knowledge of the wildlife, history, and geography of this specific area. When arriving at Værøy, the boat will be docked for about 4 hours to provide the freedom to choose how to spend your time there. One of the options is to hike Håen (Håheia), the second highest peak on the island. The start of this hike is located about 3,5 km from the harbour. The actual hike up the mountain (highest point 438m) can take up to one hour and once you have reached the top you will get to enjoy the most incredible views. You can as well explore the island on your own either by foot or bicycle. Walk around the small town center of Sørland, head for Røssnesvåg and the lighthouse, cycle along the coast towards Nordland and visit the oldest church in Lofoten that is still in use or pass by the abandoned airport runway. Within the given time, you could also sign up for guided tours and activities provided by local businesses. The boat will depart again from Værøy at 3:30 PM. On the way back the search for wildlife continues and the kiosk on board will be open, serving food and drinks. Same as on departure, you can choose which place you want to disembark, from Å, Reine or Hamnøy.

From Svolvær: Southern Lofoten Islands Photography Tour

2. From Svolvær: Southern Lofoten Islands Photography Tour

Discover the southern side of the Lofoten Islands on this tour designed especially for budding or experienced photographers. After getting picked up from your hotel in Svolvær, head to the Atlantic side of the islands, where nature is in its purest and most untamed state. Visit the area of Flakstad and see its colorful rocks, seaside, and colorful farms. At Ramberg, discover a different side to the island, where surfers flock each year for the best waves.  During your tour, you will discover an area full of history, folklore, and traditions. Visit historical small fishing hamlets full of colors and surrounded by an enchanting landscape that makes these islands a paradise for photographers. Explore towns such as Reine, Nusfjord, Hamnøy with their traditional fishermen’s houses, wooden racks, fishing boats, and historical buildings. Learn more about the culture and traditions of the area from your local photographer guide who will also find the best photo opportunities and teach you how to get the most out of your camera.

Lofoten: Reinefjorden Sightseeing Cruise

3. Lofoten: Reinefjorden Sightseeing Cruise

Experience the beauty of Lofoten’s fjords on a cruise from Reine Hamnøy. Marvel at some of the area's memorable mountain formations, high peaks, waterfalls, shallow turquoise waters, and small fishing villages. This roundtrip cruise leaves from both Reine and Hamnøy several times a day. From there, sail into Reinefjorden and Kjerkfjorden (5.7 km long), past the shallow Bunesfjorden, and disappear into the silence of Forsfjorden to then head back towards Reine. You can get comfortable on board and relax as you go through the fjords on the full roundtrip. For those of you who want to combine the roundtrip with a more active way of exploring the fjords, the trip will pass several docking places for you to go on land. Stop at Rostad (on request) or head to Kjerkfjord to hike to Horseidstranda. At Vindstad, you can visit the small village cafe or hike to Bunes Beach and Helvetestinden. Forsfjorden also offers a hike to Hermannsdalstinden with a cross-over to Munken/Sørvågen. As there are several departures a day, when deciding to go on land, you can continue the roundtrip when our boat is back at the dock on one of our later departures.

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What people are saying about Hamnøy

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

The tour was fantastic, the best way to see as much of the beautiful landscape as possible in one day. Our nice guide Eric showed us great places for the best photos and provided us with lots of interesting information about Lofoten and Norway throughout the day. It was definitely an unforgettable trip.

Erik is very nice and knowledgeable. He has a very unique perspective on life in Lofoten. Could not think of a better way of touring in the beautiful islands. Highly recommended.

A nice and friendly tour guide. He gave us ample time to take pictures grab lunch and show some scenic viewpoints.