Lofoten Coastal Cruise (winter)

The World’s most beautiful coastal cruise

Welcome to the world’s most beautiful archipelago, Lofoten! M/S Sjoveien lies ready to explore one of the most stunning areas in the north, departing from the historically significant city Narvik.

From 65 900 NOK p.p.

Lofoten Coastal Cruise

Nature, culture & culinary

Join us on a fantastic winter cruise and experience the world's most beautiful archipelago of Lofoten. We’ll be visiting the destinations of Narvik, Svolvær, Henningsvær, Borg, Reine and Hamarøy.

We sail on the comfortable boutique ship M / S Sjoveien getting close to nature, the fjords, the wildlife, the fishing villages, the locals, the culture and experiencing the wonderful winter light you only get at this time of year. With luck we might also see the magical northern light that dances the samba with the stars in the winter sky.

Six days and five nights, including one night in Narvik before the voyage and four nights on board M/S Sjoveien. Combined with the cruise is an exciting programme both onboard and on land.

Ship M/S Sjoveien
Accomodation Hotel room/ cabins
Duration 6 days and 5 nights, including 1 night in Narvik and 4 nights on M/S Sjoveien
Language English / Norwegian
Passangers 12
Departure March 7th to 12th, 2025
April 9th to 14th, 2025
April 14th to 19th, 2025
Full board Arctic Adventure Cuisine
Price From 65 900 NOK per person
Not included Airline tickets, alcohol and soft drinks
Payment terms See terms
What's included?

Included in the price!

Duration 6 days
Accommodation 5 nights
4-day fjord cruise
All meals included
Cultural lunches
Free coffee, tea, fruit
Ship / tender / bus
Sightseeing and mini lectures
Guided tours
Entrance tickets
Lofoten Coastal Cruise

8 great reasons to join us

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Northern Nature

Arctic & Coastal Norway nature is unbelievably beautiful, and we dare to say that Lofoten is the most beautiful place in the world.

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The Arctic Fjords

To sail in the Arctic fjords of Arctic & Coastal Norway during winter is something totally unique.

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The Northern Lights and Animal life

If we are lucky, we’ll see the spectacular northern lights, sea eagles and whales during the trip.

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Sail the world’s most stunning coastline

A fantastic voyage along the North Atlantic with the Lofoten Wall as one of the highlights.

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Local Culture and History

Experience the best Arctic & Coastal Norway has to offer in art, culture, literature and Viking history

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Authentic Fishing villages

Experience Svolvær, Henningsvær and Reine as the highlights of the trip.

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Local Culinary Expertise

Arctic Adventure Cuisine is our gastro concept created by Bocuse d'Or chef Gunnar Hvarnes, using the best local produce from each region.

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Boutique & Sustainable

M/S Sjoveien is our floating lodge, with room for only 12 guests, guides, crew and hosts from Norwegian Adventure Company.

Route and destinations

Arctic & Coastal Norway's treasures

On this cruise you will experience some of Arctic & Coastal Norway's finest hidden treasure, the islands in the most beautiful archipelago in the world.

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First day of sailing, we sail from Narvik out into the Vestfjorden towards Lofoten. We anchor up for the night and wake up to the beautiful views of Trollfjorden. We'll continue south to an Island called Skrova, which was once the main harbor for all traffic going North and South. During our visit at Skrova, sailing past Svolvær and then Henningsvær we learn about Norway's longest-established export goods, fisheries and dry fish production, as well as experiencing local arts and culture.

The voyage continues to Gravdal in Lofoten with a visit to the fantastic Lofotr Viking Museum and the Viking site at Borg. Here we become acquainted with how the Vikings lived 1000 years ago. In the afternoon we continue along the Lofoten wall to Reine, which lies to the south-west of Lofoten. Here we enjoy Eva Harr's colourful artwork, get close to the locals and hear how life on Reine was a hundred years ago. Following this we visit the culinary island of Sakrisøya.

Sailing onwards, we set a course north out into the Vestfjord and sail towards Hamarøy to visit the Hamsun Centre; the kingdom of author Knut Hamsun. We're finally on our last day and will sail towards the airport of Harstad/Narvik Evenes, where there will be land transportation. The ship will continue towards Svolvær or Narvik for its next adventure. If you are planning on continuing your journey, let us know and we'll help you find the best place to get of the boat.

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A voyage in Arctic & Coastal Norway in the middle of winter is something incredibly special, when the light is on its way back after months of darkness. We sail between different locations in the afternoons and evenings, under the starry sky and the northern lights, while enjoying local cuisine prepared by some of Norway's finest chefs.

We lie at anchor each night, so everyone sleeps well. Daytime is used to visit picturesque fishing villages, other important destinations, to experience local culture, history, art and the hospitality of the Northern people.

Northern-Norway in a nutshell – Norwegian Adventure Company
Sailing Route

Northern-Norway in a nutshell

We sail to these destinations on the Lofoten Coastal Cruise:

  1. Narvik

  2. Svolvær

  3. Henningsvær

  4. Gravdal / Borg

  5. Reine

  6. Hamarøy



Narvik - Welcome! – Norwegian Adventure Company
Day 1

Narvik - Welcome!

Welcome to the World’s most beautiful archipelago! On arrival day you'll chack in at Quality Hotel Grand Royal located in Narvik, less than an hour from the airport. If you arrive before the program starts we reccomend The Arctic Train.

The official program starts at 07:30 PM, where we will welcome you and give pratical information about your upcomming journey. We'll let the adventure begin with a lovely dinner.

Narvik and history of World War II – Norwegian Adventure Company
Day 2

Narvik and history of World War II


War history and views


Narvik was played an essential part in World War II as it was the main harbor for iron ore beeing shipped out from Sweden. The history is both interesting and heartbreaking.

We'll also take the Gondola up to this trip's highest point. With a fantastic view we can imagine the ships from the 2WW, but also looking into the future imagining this place to host World Cup in Alpine skiing.

Day 2 summary

  1. Guided tour of the World War II museum.

  2. Lunch at one of the city's finest restaurants, Furu Gastropub.

  3. Gondala to the top of the Narvik Mountain.

  4. Boarding M/S Sjoveien!

  5. Sailing towards Lofoten.

  6. Dinner from Arctic Adventure Cuisine.

  7. Drop anchor off Trollfjorden late evening.

Lofoten Fisheries, art and culture – Norwegian Adventure Company
Day 3

Lofoten Fisheries, art and culture


Fishing history, the importance of dry fish, local art and culture.


Join a voyage along the Lofoten Wall – Trollfjorden-Skrova-Svolvær-Henningsvær! ‘Værvandring’ (guided tour) with art and culture in Henningsvær.

Day 3 summary

  1. A sip off coffee or tea out on deck to the stunning views of Trollfjorden.

  2. Skrova, the "Hawaii" of Lofoten, and once the main harbor.

  3. We visit the authentic and picturesque fishing village of Henningsvær.

  4. Lunch in Henningsvær.

  5. Gain a better understanding of the dry fish industry, take part in ‘vær-vandring’, visit local crafts and the art galleries of Kaviar Factory and Galleri Lofoten.

  6. Sail south from Henningsvær in the evening.

  7. Dinner from Arctic Adventure Cuisine.

  8. Drop anchor off Gravdal in the evening

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Lofotfiske”. From January to April the legendary Lofoten fishing takes place, a tradition that stretches back hundreds of years, and which is still the longest-established export product today. For centuries, local and visiting fishermen have come to Lofoten for the cod fishing, and the small fishing communities come alive as hundreds of small sharks teem around the ports.

Every morning at 06:00 they sail out into the Vestfjord to "bring home the cod". In the 1930s, many of the ports in Lofoten were so full of fishing boats and sharks that you could walk dry-footed from one side of the harbour to the other, as in the picture below from Henningsvær.

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In the afternoon, the fishing boats return to the fisheries to deliver the catch. This is then hauled and hung on fishing reels to turn into dry fish or sent south and beyond into Europe and the rest of the world.

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We call Henningsvær Lofoten in a nutshell. When we visit this beautiful fishing village, which is located in the sea channel in the Vestfjord, we come close to the heart of northern Norwegian fishing history. Through meetings with local fishermen, we gain insight into the commercial chain, techniques, and how important fishing and stockfish have been to the region for centuries. Henningsvær was mainly populated during the 1700s, is built up from reclaimed land with piers on islets and reefs and surrounded by oceans on all sides.

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After several different landowners had their base here, Henrik Drejer bought Henningsvær for 6,000 specie-dollars in 1842. Under his leadership, Lofoten was established as the most important fishing community in the region with a hospital, fisheries doctor, chapel and lighthouse. Today fishing and tourism are the most important pillars of the economy in Lofoten and Henningsvær.

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Henningsvær is a fishing village with a vibrant cultural scene, with two fantastic art galleries - Kaviar Factory (modern international art) and Galleri Lofoten Hus (the northern Norwegian national gallery), as well as local glass blowers, photographers and other crafts. We visit both galleries and experience the diversity from Norwegian national romantic artists to leading international modern artists.

The Viking Site at Borg – Norwegian Adventure Company
Day 4

The Viking Site at Borg


A stunning sail along the Lofoten wall from Gravdal to Reine.


Settlements in Lofoten and local Viking history.

Day 3 summary

  1. We visit the famous Lofotr Viking museum and the Viking site at Borg.

  2. A tour to discover how the Vikings lived 1,000 years ago.

  3. Viking lunch feast, lunch in the long house at Borg.

  4. We sail from Gravdal towards Reine in the afternoon.

  5. Dinner from Arctic Adventure Cuisine.

  6. Dropping anchor in Kirkefjorden close to Reine early evening.

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For more than 1000 years, the wealthy chief's settlement at Borg in Lofoten was hidden and lay forgotten. In 1981 when a farmer began to plough the soil, beautiful glass shards and rare pottery appeared in the plough furrows behind the tractor. This was the beginning of an archaeological sensation. Not only was the world's largest longhouse uncovered and excavated but the unique discoveries testified to the existence of a powerful chieftain - a chieftain who had extensive contact with other powerful places in Europe.

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We’ll become acquainted with an important part of Lofoten's cultural heritage - the Viking era at Borg and Lofoten's very special position nationally and internationally more than 1000 years ago. In the early Iron Age (550-1030 AD), Borg had already been an important centre for hundreds of years.

Picturesque Reine – Norwegian Adventure Company
Day 5

Picturesque Reine


Sail into the dramatic and beautiful Kirkefjorden.


Life at Reine 100 years ago, Eva Harr's art, visit to the island of Sakrisøya.

Day 4 summary

  1. Wake up in the beautiful landskape of Kirkefjorden.

  2. Visit the fishing island of Reine and learn about life there a century ago.

  3. Visit Eva Harr's art gallery

  4. Sail into the Kirkefjord.

  5. Visit Sakrisøya and Anitas Sjømat (seafood) for local delicacies.

  6. Sailing away from Reine in the afternoon.

  7. Dinner from Arctic Adventure Cuisine!

  8. Dropping anchor off Hamarøy late evening.

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The picture of the Reinefjorden taken from Reinehalsen is perhaps the most photographed location in Lofoten, and not without reason. This small picturesque fishing village with just over 300 inhabitants, is located to the south-west of Lofoten. It is surrounded by dramatic mountains, narrow fjords and the open ocean just off the pier.

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We land on Reine and experience what life was like 100 years ago. We embrace the weather, visit the local church and have coffee with the locals. We visit the Eva Harr gallery to explore this Arctic & Coastal Norway artist's paintings with fantastic colour palettes.

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Finally, we sail into the Kirkefjorden before heading ashore on Sakrisøya and visit Anitas Seafood which is one of the suppliers to our Arctic Adventure Cuisine.

The literature of Knut Hamsun – Norwegian Adventure Company
Day 6

The literature of Knut Hamsun


Sailing from Reine to Hamarøy and from Hamarøy to Harstad. Visiting the Norwegian National Centre of author Knut Hamsun.


Great Norwegian literary history - Knut Hamsun's kingdom.

Day 5 summary

  1. Visit the Hamsun Centre in Hamarøy.

  2. Sailing early afternoon.

  3. Lunch on board from Arctic Adventure Cuisine.

  4. Arrival at Harstad/NArvik Airport (Evenes) at 5 PM.

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Knut Hamsun (1859-1952) is regarded as one of Norway's most famous writers of all time. He is one of the most influential literary stylists of the 20th century, and many consider him to be the originator of the modern novel. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. Hamsum’s writing spans more than 70 years and shows great variety in terms of theme, perspective and environment. He published more than 20 novels, the poetry collection ‘The Wild Choir’, short stories, plays, a travelogue and essays and debate articles in the daily press. His breakthrough novel was ‘Hunger’ from 1890.

As a younger writer, he objected to realism and naturalism. He argued for literature emphasising the unpredictable and irrational, the " whisper of Blood, and the pleading of the bone marrow". He is considered to be the originator of the modern psychological literature genre, with his use of techniques such as stream of consciousness and inner monologue. He became the “leader” of the Neo-Romantic revolt towards the end of the 20th century with his best-known works from the 1890s; Hunger, Mysteries, Pan and Victoria. In later years he turned to Norwegian new realism using the local dialects, irony and humour in rural Norway in his works, as depicted in his "Norland novels".

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Designed by renowned American architect Steven Holl, the Hamsun Centre was completed on Knut Hamsun's 150th birthday on August 4, 2009. The award-winning building is set against breath-taking scenery on the banks of the Glimma River in Hamarøy, and here we take you on a journey into Hamsun's literary world. After visiting the Hamsun Centre, we’ll have lunch back onboard, while sailing out of Hamarøy through the beautiful archipelago towards Svolvær. We sail through the famous Raftsundet and visit the even more famous Trollfjorden before dropping anchor in the Austnesfjorden in the evening.

Arrival and Departure

Journey summary

  • March 28, 2024 - check-in Quality Hotel Grand Royal, Narvik

  • March 29, 2024 at 5 PM, boarding the boutique cruise M/S Sjoveien, Narvik

  • March 29, 2024 at 6:30 PM M/S Sjoveien departure from Narvik

  • April 2, 2024 at 5 PM arrival of M/S Sjovein at Evenskjær with transportation to Harstad/Narvik airport. Arrival airport 5:15 PM.

  • Reccomended airport for arrival and departure of this adventure is Harstad/Narvik Airport (Evenes).

The yacht M/S Sjøveien

Comfortable and unique expedition yacht

The classic yacht M/S Sjøveien was built in 1964 in Bergen and completely renovated in 2017. The yacht is 145 feet (44 metres) and very spacious with 8 large and exclusive cabins with all facilities. The yacht is registered for 12 guests.

The yacht has a large lounge area on the upper deck for dining and socialising, as well as plenty of space on the deck. The bridge is open to guests for a coffee and a chat with the captain. To quickly bring guests to shore, we have two fast-moving Zodiacs and a crane.

Electric gangway for efficient boarding to and from tenders. – Norwegian Adventure Company
Electric gangway for efficient boarding to and from tenders.
Open bridge policy – you’re welcome to meet the captain on the bridge. – Norwegian Adventure Company
Open bridge policy – you’re welcome to meet the captain on the bridge.
The chef onboard prepares fresh local food from the region for breakfast and dinner. – Norwegian Adventure Company
The chef onboard prepares fresh local food from the region for breakfast and dinner.
Jacuzzi on the deck. – Norwegian Adventure Company
Jacuzzi on the deck.
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Deck plan and cabins​

Onboard the yacht you will find the following cabin categories:

Red: Double cabin (1 and 2) on upper deck with window and double bed.
Yellow: Twin cabins (3 and 4) on main deck with window and two single beds.
Blue: Twin cabins (5, 6, 7 and 8) on lower deck with portholes and two single beds.

All cabins have their own bathroom facilities. Unfortunately, we don’t have single cabins, but use a twin cabin at a reduced rate as an alternative.

Cabins Details Price p.p.
Double Cabin Superior Double bed, windows and private bathroom. Located on upper- and main deck. 74 900 NOK
Twin Cabin Plus Twin beds, windows and private bathroom. Located on main deck. 71 900 NOK
Twin Cabin Standard Twin beds, portholes and private bathroom. Located on lower deck. 65 900 NOK
Single Cabin Same cabin as Twin Standard, but booked for one person only. 82 900 NOK
Life onboard

Social and relaxing atmosphere onboard

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Imagine how incredible it is to sail into the fjords and to lie at anchor surrounded by mountains that rise straight from the sea. Enjoy the first coffee out on the deck, or see the evening sun go down. Watch a couple of small fishing boats slowly pass by on their way to the fishing grounds, prepare for the weather and be on your way. In every aspect this is a very unique form way to travel.

Being on the Lofoten Coastal Cruise is much more than a nature, culture and culinary experience. The voyage along the Norwegian coast, gives you the chance to see some of the most beautiful places in the north. In addition, there is a great social environment where you can discover many different sides of Arctic & Coastal Norway with other like-minded explorers.

On a small, intimate ship you quickly get to know the others in the group, and after a day or two we are one big happy family! The Norwegian Adventure Company team are always available for any questions you may have along the way, and the ship's crew are attentive and helpful.

You’re in safe hands with our local crew and guides who are all knowledgeable local area experts and you’ll certainly learn about the geology, flora and animal life in Arctic & Coastal Norway. Every afternoon we serve local snacks from the region, followed by dinner and local dining experiences from Arctic Adventure Cuisine.

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A fantastic experience of the North - also on the plate!

Gutsy, honest, uncomplicated and truly North Norwegian. – Norwegian Adventure Company

Gutsy, honest, uncomplicated and truly North Norwegian.

As an adventure company, we want you to experience some of the best world-class local produce that Arctic & Coastal Norway has to offer.

Based on this, we have developed the Arctic Adventure Cuisine dining experience in collaboration with Bocuse d 'Or chef Gunnar Hvarnes. In the menu we have specialties from more than 30 small and large local producers from the areas between Lofoten, Tromsø. and Finnmark.

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The special thing about the Arctic climate is that it’s very cold, so everything grows slower. It gives the food a more distinct taste.
Fredrik Lundgren, Chef on Arctic Haute Route
New Nordic style – Norwegian Adventure Company

New Nordic style

Arctic Adventure Cuisine showcases some of the really great ingredients the region has to offer - from the deep fjords to the mountains and farms. Through meals served on the Arctic Haute Route, we will convey some of the fascinating, Arctic & Coastal Norway culture and traditions, but presented in a New-Nordic style.

The menu is developed by one of Norway's foremost culinary experts, Gunnar Hvarnes, and prepared by some of the country's most talented young chefs. In creating this we hope you will have a wonderful experience of the north - also on the plate!

A trip that has everything! You will experience Arctic & Coastal Norway in a nutshell; nature, fjords, mountains, picturesque fishing villages, art, culture and culinary experiences all on one incredible trip.
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