Lofoten and whale safari in Andenes in summertime
Welcome to a fantastic adventure in the great outdoors of northern Norway. Your flight lands on Bodö, from here you will travel by cruise liner along the Hurtigrutten, a legendary sea route. Take in the spectacular view of the snow-clad mountains as you travel towards the island of Svolvoar.
Svolvoar is the capital of the group of islands known as Lofoten. From here you will go on a guided coach trip to Henningsvaer, a thriving fishing community where the main part of the catch of Lofoten is harvested each year. In Henningsvaer you will check in to your Rorbuer, situated near the harbour. The rorbuer are traditional living quarters formally used by commuting fishermen. Today these have been refurbished and provide basic but genuine accommodation.
Next day, after a good night’s sleep, you board the Anna Rogde, the world’s oldest schooner. This magnificent ship will take you to some of the most beautiful waters in the world. You will travel up on the narrow Trollfjorden which is surrounded by steep mountain walls. This spectacular day will end with a dinner on the pier in Skipnes.
Next day Anna Rogde will take you to the continental shelf, an area which offers great opportunities for whale spotting. Passengers will often be able to experience these magnificent animals, weighing nearly 40 tons, at close range! After an unforgettable encounter with the giants of the ocean Anna Rogde set sails home. The journey goes via the island of Bleiksöya which rises steeply from the sea. On this spectacular island, 80 000 Atlantic Puffin couples, and many other birds, breed each year.
You arrive to the village of Bleik on the island of Andøya in the evening. Here the remaining nights will be spent. Bleik is located near Andenes where the conference meeting will be held at the Hotel Andrikken.