In the Footsteps of Polar Explorers
Join in an expedition to Norway's Tromso: the Arctic Gate. Discover the colourful skies and pristine nature of the Lofoten Island.
"Andrea did a wonderful job designing an itinerary to suit three generations of diverse interests, and was flexible and responsive to last minute changes and requests. He showed us many hidden treasures of this beautiful region that would have missed we're it not for him."
- Heather on her journey in Italy
A possible, beautiful itinerary for you
Arriving in the Arctic
The Lofoten Islands are a treasure trove of natural landscapes, enchanted fishing villages, and authentic Arctic sights. From the moment you land in Svolvaer, you sense the uniqueness of this island at the edge of the world. Arctic hospitality is simple and rustic, but you have never felt this comfortable. Sauna and drinks are included. Just wait until dark, then you will see why having a simple setting is actually a plus.
Just like that, Aurora Appears
The Northern Skies last night really put on a show. You are beginning to connect with the beauty of the place. The shores of the Lofoten are gifted with pristine landscapes and a culture that, while modern, is perfectly integrated to its surroundings. You hop on a rib boat and discover the natural treasures of the Troll Fjord. For lunch? In Henningsvaer you will find one of the best traveller venues in the world, it is an insider’s secret: part coffee shop, part mountaineering school, part social club. Read more
The Purity of Nature
The spectacle last night had a deeper impact on your mood. There is a mystical connection between the lights and the mysterious landscape. It is time to take the scenic route. You visit beaches that blend into steep mountains, and hidden fjords that harbour a world of their own. You feel a profound need to discover more, to explore ever northward: On to Tromso it is!
Chasing after Aurora
Tromso, the gateway of Polar Exploration should be experienced through the eyes of the explorer. You take a crash-course in dogsledding and that very night, you are a husky-driven hunter of the Aurora. You set camp in the snow-covered boreal forests and set in for one of the most beautiful shows on Earth, and one of the most meaningful. It is difficult not to hear the voice of the Universe, when it sings in such colours.
Some Well Earned Comforts
Andrea says that something changes within you after Arctic travel. Other things, however, stay the same. Sightseeing on a boat-spa, and a three-course Nordic meal sounds just like the cherry on top of the cake.