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7 days - Cooking Classes, Exclusive Experiences and Sea Adventures

Lofoten is a food lover's paradise. Join us for an exclusive culinary week staying in three unique seaside and farming properties in the magical Norwegian Lofoten Archipelago.

Meet local chefs in their own little culinary playgrounds as they host you through a Nordic food extravagance, head out with fisherman to pull in a haul of fresh seafood and then pick the salads for dinner in small organic gardens before your meal - a 20 - 25 tasting menu of the finest, freshest local ingredients.

Self-driving around Lofoten will give you the pleasure of stopping off along the small roads, exploring the quaint seaside villages and managing your own time. Plan early for this tour as spots at the tables and in these small, remote lodges are sought after!

Day 1
Arrive Lofoten and self-drive to your fisherman's cabin accommodation
Day 2
Foraging tour on the outer edge of Lofoten
Day 3
Tramp around the Lofoten Mountains with a guide, go paddle boarding or ocean fishing trip
Day 4
Drive to your next point of call, Nusfjord stopping along the way in Reine
Day 5
Open Kitchen at Lofoten Food Studio
Day 6
Explore Lofoten as you drive to your garden restaurant homestead
Day 7
Departure Day
Start Place
Lofoten Archipelago, Norway
End Place
Evenes, Norway
Country Visited
Norway
Duration
7 Days
Start Date
Flexible
Travel Style
Independent
Suitability
Independent holiday with moderately active activities and no porterage included
Code
50DN0550

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

Car hire - category T

Included
  • Car hire 7 days; VW Golf or similar (Automatic) or similar, with free mileage and CDW
  • 5 nights in twin/double rooms at above water fisherman's lodges
  • 1 night in ensuite double room
  • Daily breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Guided foraging trip in the local mountains
  • Guided Mountain Hike with packed lunch
  • Private cooking class if available
  • 12 course chef's table at Lofoten Food Studio
  • 20 - 25 food tasting menu for final dinner
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fees
Not Included

International flights, meals not detailed and items of personal nature. GPS is not included (it is quite straightforward driving in Lofoten).

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Lofoten and self-drive to your fisherman's cabin accommodation

Arrive at Leknes airport and pick up car. It is an hours drive to your accommodation. Check into your double room, enjoy your welcome drink and relax while you take in the amazing view and dramatic nature that surround you. Dinner in the restaurant tonight is a 4-5 course set menu.

Breathe in the salty wind from the sea and start completely enjoying the Lofoten Islands.

Meals
1 Dinner
Transportation
Self-drive
Accommodation
Fisherman's Cabin Resort - The double and twin rooms carry a minimalist Scandinavian style whilst overlooking the surrounding mountains and ocean. These rooms contain a private bathroom with shower, luggage storage, tea and coffee facilities and heating. Upgrade to suites (built 2020/2021) can be arranged.

Day 2 - Foraging tour on the outer edge of Lofoten

Enjoy a hearty breakfast made from locally sourced fresh ingredients. Head off on a foraging trip in the area surrounding the hotel. Foraging is a favourite activity throughout the micro-seasons and you can enjoy a guided trip looking for herbs, flowers and wild berries. You will learn what’s edible in the nearby surroundings and the delicious dishes that can be created. You will also be introduced to Holmen's culture and philosophy about nature. And who knows - perhaps today's harvest will appear on tonight's menu?

Stop at a scenic spot for a packed lunch.

In the afternoon enjoy the hot tub, wild swim or local walk in the area. Dinner in the restaurant tonight is a 4-5 course set menu.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 3 - Tramp around the Lofoten Mountains with a guide, go paddle boarding or ocean fishing trip

After breakfast a truly local experience awaits you as you join a local guide for a hike on the nearby mountains. Our local mountain guide Audun has more than 50 years of experience in the Lofoten mountains and guides our guests to some of our favourite, secret spots. Each trip is carefully planned according to the seasons, weather and our guests abilities. Stop at a scenic spot for a packed lunch.

In the afternoon enjoy the hot tub, wild swim or local walk in the area. Dinner tonight is not included. You may wish to enjoy the evening in a nearby restaurant.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch

Day 4 - Drive to your next point of call, Nusfjord stopping along the way in Reine

After breakfast, bid goodbye to your fellow travellers and take a leisurely drive to Ballstad. Before you head off, you might like to head out on a seaweed harvesting rib boat adventure with the Lofoten Seaweed Company.

Stop for coffee in Reine and admire the majestic peaks of Lofoten. If you love seaweed but didn't add the optional adventure, take a little longer and visit the Lofoten Seaweed Company headquarters in Napp.

On arrival at your seaside cabins, decide on your adventures to do during your stay. Sea kayaking with a guide, guided hiking or trail running, stand-up paddling and year round photo tours can be included.

Each night enjoy the treasures of the Lofoten served at dinner. Among the ingredients you will find truffle seaweed, sea urchins, smoked salmon, Lofoten lamb, blue mussels, and of course the famous Lofoten cod. The specialty is home-made stockfish, dried in the summer months on the racks and cliffs around the village and processed in our own smokery.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Nusfjord Arctic Resort

Day 5 - Open Kitchen at Lofoten Food Studio

This morning is at your leisure before joining a cooking class and open kitchen at the Lofoten Food Studio. Your host is Roy Magne Berglund, where he has built his own little culinary playground. Sit at the Chef´s Table while he prepares and serve multi-course menus inspired by the four amazing seasons of Lofoten. Roy Magne is Norwegian former 'Chef of the Year' and has won several Norwegian and International awards doing what he loves the most.

PLEASE NOTE: This experience is heavily booked, many months out. We can arrange an alternative food experience if unavailable.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Nusfjord Arctic Resort

Day 6 - Explore Lofoten as you drive to your garden restaurant homestead

Today is a longer drive through the heart of the Lofoten Islands. You can lunch in Svolvær, take a leisurely walk along the pier and explore the galleries. In the peak of summer, these little fishing villages are a hive of activity, at other times, very quiet hamlets. It is 3 - 5 hour of driving but with long daylight hours, you can take your time. On arrival at your accommodation, settle in and enjoy this unique working garden farm. Meet the free range pigs, wander the herb gardens and enjoy a welcome drink.

This evening, dinner is served at the chef's, Halvar Ellingsen, table. Halvar previously worked for several of the finest restaurants in Norway; Bagatelle, head chef of Palace Grill, Sous chef of Ylajali and Arakataka. He was on the National Culinary Team, won the National Culinary Championship, and has been awarded many other culinary prizes.

The meal tonight will be a 20-25 tasting menu. Wine pairing menu can be added.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Double or twin room inside a 9 room homestead with ensuite

Day 7 - Departure Day

After breakfast, drive to the airport (2 hour drive) and return hire car.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Dates & Prices

All prices listed are per person, based on two people sharing a room. Prices are indicative due to the current uncertainty across Europe with increasing energy and volatile fuel costs.

Dates
Valid From
Valid To
From Price
Status
Accommodation
1 Jun 2024
30 Sep 2024
1 Jun 2024
30 Sep 2024
NZD 10,201
Limited availability
Superior

Important Information

Lofoten is now a very busy place in summer so all accommodation, meals and tours need to be booked well in advance. The special dinners included open up for bookings at various months ahead (similar to noma and other michelin star restaurants) so we need to plan early to secure your spots.

SPECIAL WEEKS: For something even more special, we recommend adding a 'Kitchen On The Edge Of The World' program. Extra food workshops, talks, cooking classes as well as yoga and additional activities are arranged in these weeks.

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