Northern Lights Grandeur

Photo: Vesteralen Photo / Frank Olsen

Lofoten & Vesterålen

Join our week-long Northern Lights chase, with uniquely arctic experiences such as dog-sledding, fjord cruises and Aurora tours included. Experience the beautiful nature in Lofoten & Vesterålen, and join our experienced and professional photographer, Frank Olsen on his Northern Lights hunt. The tour can be adapted to fit your group. 


Day 1: Arrival Day

Travel day and arrival at Vesterålen Kysthotell. Check in after 15:00. Free time to get to know the hotel and Stokmarknes before dinner.

Dinner: 19:00 – Isqueen Restaurant.

Optional Activity: Arctic Ice Bathing from the hotel harbour, followed by some time in our outside hot tub.

Meals included: Breakfast – Dinner

Day 2: Learn about the Aurora

Breakfast: 09:00

Today you will learn about the Northern Lights, the region and the climate in the Arctic. At 11:00, meet Frank Olsen, our local and experienced Northern Lights guide in Meetingroom 2 for a lecture on the Aurora, and Northern Lights Photography. Frank will teach you about the phenomenon, and how to use your camera to capture it. Then enjoy some free time, or an optional activity until the evening.

Optional Activity: Afternoon Fjord Cruise to Trollfjorden, with Lunch.

Dinner at 19:00 at Isqueen Restaurant.

Meet Frank Olsen in front of the main hotel building at 21:00 to begin the hunt for the Northern Lights. Capturing the light requires patience, but once the Aurora dances across the sky you will be rewarded with a breath-takingly beautiful sight.

Meals included: Breakfast – Dinner

Day 3: Visit a Sami Farm

Breakfast at 08.00 

Meet outside the main hotel building at 09:00 or transport to Inga Sami Siida, a traditional Sami farm run by the Inga family. There you will get an authentic look into the Sami lifestyle, meet reindeers and learn about the culture. Join Laila Inga around the fire in the lavvo, and hear her tell the stories of the Sami People, and joik. Then try some outdoor cooking and end the day by trying your hand at lasso throwing.

Photo: Trym Ivar Bergsmo / / Sortland

Transport back to the hotel by mini-bus.

Optional Activity: Explore Sortland – The Blue City – before transport back to the hotel.

Dinner at 19:00, Hotel Restaurant (unless optional activity is selected)

Optional Evening activity: Zenith Planetarium – stargazing and 3-course dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 4: A Northern Lights Hiking Tour

On day four of your arctic adventure you will have the day to yourself until the evening. You can choose from a range of optional activities for the day however:

  • Rowboat (self)
  • Visit the Hurtigrute Museum
  • Eagle Safari
  • Whale Safari (includes transport to Andenes)
  • Visit the Borg Vikingr Museum
  • Get a guided tour of a Fisherman’s Village (Nyksund /Henningsvær)

Dinner at 19:00, Isqueen Restaurant

In the evening our Northern Lights guide will take you on a spectacular hike / snowshoeing tour up into the mountain before you begin chasing the Aurora once again. Meet at 21:00 in front of the main hotel building in warm clothes, and with your camera. We supply the snowshoes.

Meals included: Breakfast – Dinner

Photo: Vesteralen Photo /Frank Olsen

Day 5: Try Dog-Sledding in Arctic Nature

Breakfast at 08:00.

Meet in front of the hotel at 09.00 for transport to Andøya. This is an action-packed day with dog-sledding at Husky-Andøy. Try your hand as a musher, drive the sled and be a passenger as the happy huskies run among the Arctic nature. The huskies love to run and are always happy to meet new people and take them on an adventure. On this trip you will feel the wind in your face and the excited rush as you speed along snowy Norwegian landscapes.

Photo: Husky-Andøy

Return by mini-bus to Vesterålen Kysthotell.

Dinner at 19:00 Hotel Restaurant

Optional Evening activity: Lavvu Camp – Northern Lights watching with drinks!

Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 6: Chasing the Aurora

The last full day of the trip of your arctic adventure you will have the day to yourself until the evening when you get another chance to photograph the aurora. You can choose from a range of optional activities for the day however:

  • Rent a Car and go for a drive around Hadseløya
  • Visit the Hurtigrute Museum
  • Eagle Safari
  • Visit the Aquaculture centre (boat trip)
  • Self-guided hiking trip
  • Whale Safari (includes transport to Andenes)

Photo: Marten Bril / / Andøy, Bø, Hadsel, Lødingen, Sortland, Øksnes

Dinner 19:00 Hotel Restaurant.

Meet Frank Olsen – the northern Lights guide – in front of the main hotel building for your last night of Northern Lights Hunting. Transport by mini-bus to a stunning location on the coastline where you can reflect on the week you have had, set up your camera and enjoy chasing the light with a hot beverage. Transport back.

Meals included: Breakfast – Dinner

Day 7: Return Home

Enjoy your last breakfast with us as you enjoy the view of the ocean from our restaurant. Check out before 12:00.

Safe travels home!

Northern Lights Grandeur

32.990,- NOK


Northern Lights Grandeur's details


  • October 7th – December 8th 2019
  • January 6th – April 5th 2020


Location: Vesterålen, Norway

Available seats: 10/10

Difficulty level: Easy

Duration: 7 Days (6 Nights)

Price: Based on double occupancy – single room supplement is 800 EURO. 



  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Evening Dinner
  • Transport to and from Vesterålen Kysthotell from Skagen Airport Stokmarknes or Evenes Airport Harstad
  • Professional guide during trips
  • Professional photographer during Northern Light hunt
  • Hot beverage during trips
  • Life jackets during boat trips
  • Free access to hot tub
  • Transport to all trips and all tuition


Not Included:

  • Optional activities
  • Any private insurances
  • Taxes
  • Levies
  • Immigration
  • Duty and visa fees where applicable
  • Additional meals
  • Personal items
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Travel insurance
  • Any plane travel

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