Upon arrival in Lofoten, your host will pick you up and drive you to Hattvika Lodge. The drive through the amazing scenery is just a hint of what you can expect on this three-day adventure. From the moment you check in to your cabin at Hattvika, you will feel Lofoten’s charm and an eager sense of excitement of what lies ahead. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep, as you have a big day coming up!
From snow-capped mountains to a hot sauna
Start your day with a tasty breakfast, either in the private restaurant or brought to your room. After fuelling up, it is time to head out to the mountains!
If you’ve brought your own skis, your guide will show you the best backcountry skiing experience Lofoten has to offer. Or you can join a hiking trip, where you explore the spectacular mountains by foot or on snowshoes. Either way, the scenery will blow your mind! The distance and duration of your hike will vary depending on your level of physical condition, experience and the weather conditions.
After spending a full day outdoors, nothing beats the feeling of soaking in a hot tub or sauna. And you’ll experience in true Norwegian style -- outdoors! Relax and warm your body while enjoying the beautiful, natural surroundings.
We end the day with a 3-course meal prepared in the restaurant, with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. During wintertime, cod is at its best, which literally gives you a taste of tomorrow’s activities.
Catch it if you can
Enjoy another delicious breakfast before you check out of your room, and get ready for your boat trip with a local guide. But this is no ordinary boat trip; it’s time to immerse yourself in a true sea experience!
From February to April, you can visit the legendary Lofoten fishery. During these months, North Atlantic cod migrates to the spawning grounds near Lofoten to carry the cod stock forward. Get ready to catch a serious amount of fish!
If you are visiting Lofoten before the cod fishery, we’ll also trawl the sea for other typical local fish. The stunning surroundings on your trip will make this day unforgettable, no matter how large your catch.
A last taste of Lofoten
After a hard morning’s work, you’ll enjoy a hearty meal in the private restaurant at Hattvika Lodge before we explore Lofoten’s biggest fishing village Ballstad. Here, you’ll observe how the local fishermen prepare for their next catch. This is truly Lofoten at its best!
Now, feeling energised and well versed in Arctic fishing techniques, your adventure ends with a drive back to the airport or quay.
Transfer port (Stamsund)/airport (Leknes) to Hattvika Lodge; two nights’ B&B accommodation in a double room at Hattvika Lodge: guided ski trip with packed lunch; access to hot tub and sauna; 3-course dinner; boat trip; lunch and fishing village tour; transfer from Hattvika Lodge to port (Stamsund)/airport (Leknes).
Bring a backpack for excursions; warm outdoor clothing and appropriate footwear. Guests may bring their own skis. Activity level (1-5) and any food allergies must be advised at the point of booking. The rooms have a small kitchen.
This land adventure is available from 1 April 2018. Please note prices are per person, twin/double share. Single supplements may apply.
Arrive in Stamsund/Leknes by boat (19:00/22:00) or air (flight not included)
Transfer and check-in at Hattvika Lodge
- 08:00 Breakfast and self-made lunch packaging
- 10:00 – 16:00 Winter Adventures in the mountains
- 17:00 – 19:00 Hot tub/sauna available
- 20:00 3-course dinner
- 08:00 Breakfast
- 09:00 Check out Hattvika Lodge
- 09:30 – 14:00 Boat trip with fishery tour
- 14:30 - 15:30 Lunch in restaurant
Transfer from Hattvika Lodge to airport/quay
Departure from Stamsund/Leknes by boat (19:30/22:30)/air (flight not included)
Times may vary within the programme, but start and end times are fixed.