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6 days - Cruise from Tromsø to Lofoten on MV Quest

Experience the raw beauty of Northern Norway onboard this Arctic fjord, Northern Lights, and husky cruise expedition. Departing from the Arctic capital, Tromsø and going through some of the most beautiful and historically significant Lofoten Islands.

You will get to experience 6 days of adventure with unique activities that apply to each location. From Northern Lights excursions in Tromsø, Lofoten Islands, and on the Arctic Train to husky dog sledding, learning about the indigenous people of Scandinavia, Sami people, and getting to know and feeding some of their reindeers. All while enjoying traditional Arctic cuisine along the way.

There will also be a few extra treats. You will go up the Fjellheisen cable car for a picturesque view of the city. You will also get treated to an exclusive Viking immersion experience, visit idyllic and historical fishing towns like Nusfjord, and may even get to spot some amazing wildlife in the sea and in the Arctic sky.

Day 1
Join MS Quest and head towards the Lofoten Islands
Day 2
Whale Watching and Reindeer Visit
Day 3
Trollfjord, Sea Eagles, Lofoten and Henningsvær
Day 4
Visit Lofoten's Nusfjord and the Lofotr Viking Museum and longest Viking Longhouse
Day 5
Narvik and the Arctic Train Northern Lights Search
Day 6
Husky Sledding before transfer back to Tromsø
Start/End Place
Tromsø, Norway
Country Visited
Norway
Duration
6 Days
Group Size
52
Travel Style
Expedition Cruises
Travel Style
Cruising
Code
50DN1210

Please note that all our itineraries, inclusions, dates and prices displayed on this website may change at any time. If you book an itinerary today and have this confirmed it will be the itinerary that is delivered to you. However, the online itinerary on our website may change in the meantime.

As a Certified B Corporation, 50 Degrees North has designed this tour using handpicked local hoteliers and suppliers who share our ethos of delivering services and activities of high social and environmental standards.

The CO2-e per person per day of all tours is carefully measured following each season. We fully offset all emissions of our tours on your behalf, and we constantly look at ways to reduce emissions where possible.

Details

Transportation

MV Quest, formally known as Sea Endurance The ship was built in Denmark in 1992 to serve as a ferry on Greenland’s west coast. In 2004/2005 she was completely refurbished and now has a career as a small and comfortable expedition ship. Sea Endurance takes 53 passengers and all 26 cabins are outside cabins with private facilities. The triple cabins have upper and lower berths. All other cabins have two lower berths or a double bed. In your cabin you find a desk with a chair and a cupboard for storage. The superior cabins are spacious and have armchairs and TV/ DVD. The Owner’s cabin has a double bed, two large picture windows, a separate seating area and TV/DVD.

In the dining room you are treated to delicious meals in between landings and in the panorama lounge you can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Here you can listen to entertaining talks on the area’s flora, fauna and history. In the lounge you also find a bar and a small library. The ship has spacious observation decks, where you can enjoy the beautiful vistas. Passengers are welcome on the bridge around the clock and there is always something to see or search for. There is an international crew on board the Sea Endurance and the atmosphere is relaxed and very friendly.

Included
  • 5 nights on board MS Quest (52 passengers)
  • All Meals, Coffee, Tea & Snacks
  • Professional Expedition Team
  • All Bus Transfers
  • Ocean Facing Cabin
  • Wildlife, Nature Photography & Tricks
  • Visit a historical Fisherman’s Village
  • Sightseeing through the Scenic Raftsund and Trollfjord
  • Whale Watching & Arctic Wildlife Watching
  • Arctic Huskies - Dog sledding
  • Sami Cultural Experience
  • Visit the "Full Steam" Cod Museum
  • Arctic Train & Northern Lights Experience
  • Visit Aurora Spirits Distillery
  • Lofotr Viking Museum
  • Fjellheisen Cable Car
  • Historical Bunker from the Cold War
Not Included

Flight tickets, alcohol and soft drinks

Itinerary

Day 1 - Join MS Quest and head towards the Lofoten Islands

At 16:00, transfer from central Tromsø to MS Quest, where you will be introduced to the program and safety briefing. This will be followed by a three-course Arctic cuisine dinner that will prepare you for your first excursion, fingers crossed, Northern Lights at the top of Storsteinen Mountain.

Take the Fjellheisen cable car to the top of the mountain where you can get a spectacular view over Tromsø and its fjords.

Back on the ship, set course to the famous Lofoten Islands.

Meals
1 Dinner
Accommodation
MS Quest

Day 2 - Whale Watching and Reindeer Visit

Wake up the next morning ready to use our expedition spirit northwest of Andøy. This is the leading whale watching destination in Norway though it is also open sea with unpredictable sea conditions. Here you will search, spot, and photograph whales. There is also the option of docking if conditions are unfavourable and still learn about whale migration patterns and other interesting facts at the local museum and by our expedition team.

After an exciting whale seeking morning, continue sailing towards Sortland until you reach a Sami camp where you will learn about their culture and their long history with reindeer herding. After which get to feed and engage with the reindeers.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 3 - Trollfjord, Sea Eagles, Lofoten and Henningsvær

Today is an exciting day with fjords. Sail towards Raftsundet and into the famously beautiful Trollfjord where, if the weather permits, embark and launch our RIBs. This will get us close and personal to the majesty of the mountains on both sides on this narrow and beautiful path and you may even spot the rare large bird of prey of the area, the White-Tailed Eagle.

After that unforgettable fjord experience, continue, sailing to the next excursion in Henningsvær “the Venice of the North.” Taste the history of cod in this fishing village and your fisherman guide will take you on a 200-year journey of the famous Full Steam, cod liver oil factory, and the significance it has on Norwegian history.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 4 - Visit Lofoten's Nusfjord and the Lofotr Viking Museum and longest Viking Longhouse

This morning, head to the World Heritage Site in Lofoten, Nusfjord. One of the oldest and best-preserved fisherman’s villages in Norway.

Take the RIBs out again to get to land and take a guided tour through the village, conserved as a museum, and learn about the historic Arctic lifestyle of fisherman and the lifecycle of the industry here.

You will then travel together back over 1000 years in time to the famous Lofotr Viking Museum and longest Viking Longhouse. Here you will have a proper Viking feast for lunch as we are entertained by Vikings traditions.

After lunch, travel to “the gate of the Lofoten Islands” Svolvær. A town with a mix of surprising urban life with contrasting natural scenery that takes your breath away.

After dinner, take a walk to explore and search for the northern lights.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 5 - Narvik and the Arctic Train Northern Lights Search

This morning, start on the way to Narvik. Spot the Barøy Lighthouse which will be the signal that you are nearly at the historically significant town of Narvik. The crew will encourage you to face a challenge of endurance in a polar plunge into the Arctic Sea.

Arrive in Narvik, where the biggest WWII battle on Norwegian ground happened. Here you will have free time to explore this historical mining port and choice of museums you can visit.

Today your day only ends after a trip onboard the Arctic Train, learning about the northern lights while experiencing the scenic journey traveling to the northern lights´ basecamp, a perfect place to search for the Aurora Borealis.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 6 - Husky Sledding before transfer back to Tromsø

Disembark MS Quest and transfer to a wilderness camp where you will meet adorable huskies and go sledding with them. After the dog sledding excursion, you will have an opportunity to bond, cuddle and take pictures with our energetic husky partners. Finish off this experience by having a cozy meal by a bonfire.

After all the fun, it will be time to take the bus back to Tromsø where you will arrive at approximately 17:00.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
Dates & Prices

Price per person, twin share. All cabins have windows and private facilities. Alternate cabin options include triple, twin, single, double superior and owners cabin.

*The double bed in cabin 402, 319 & 301 is separable.

Dates
Start Date
End Date
From Price
Status
Accommodation
17 Feb 2024
22 Feb 2024
17 Feb 2024
22 Feb 2024
EUR 3,798
On request
Standard
22 Feb 2024
27 Feb 2024
22 Feb 2024
27 Feb 2024
EUR 3,798
On request
Standard
27 Feb 2024
3 Mar 2024
27 Feb 2024
3 Mar 2024
EUR 3,798
On request
Standard
13 Mar 2024
18 Mar 2024
13 Mar 2024
18 Mar 2024
EUR 3,798
On request
Standard
13 Mar 2024
18 Mar 2024
13 Mar 2024
18 Mar 2024
EUR 3,798
On request
Standard
8 Mar 2024
13 Mar 2024
8 Mar 2024
13 Mar 2024
EUR 3,798
On request
Standard

Important Information

Please note that the expedition programs for all tours may be adjusted due to factors such as weather forecasts, wildlife location, and safety precautions. Our expert expedition team will also seek all favourable conditions for optimal aurora borealis viewing, but only nature dictates its appearance. The final decision regarding modifications to the program will be made by the expedition team who prioritize safety.

While the expedition team will prioritize all items listed in the program and make expert predictions for favourable conditions, their inclusion cannot be guaranteed. Therefore, no refunds will be issued for any changes. The primary focus of the program is to offer a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.

Restrictions: Must be in good physical shape and not need additional assistance.

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