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Destination:
Lofoten, Norway
We want to dedicate these hours together by visiting the most ancient and striking villages of some enchanting Islands. Svolvær, Kabelvåg, and Henningsvær represent a traditional way ... moreof life here on the Islands. Kabelvåg is a village of extreme historical interest, not to mention rare natural beauty.
Along the road which takes us to Kabelvåg, we will first stop to admire and photograph the ancient Cathedral of the Lofoten Islands. The Cathedral was built at the end of the 19th ... morecentury, and could hold up to 1200 people. It is the second cathedral in Norway to be entirely built of wood.

Continuing on to Kabelvåg, we visit the ancient village.
We will take you to explore this small village, to admire its architectural beauty, its history, and the amazing landscapes which combine sea and mountain peaks. The excursion is on foot, and there will be many opportunities to photograph this enchanting small village.

Next stop Henningsvær.
The road which leads to Henningsvær is of rare beauty. During the journey, we will see high mountains with jagged peaks, the crystal clear water of this splendid sea, the fine sand, as soft as talcum powder, and colours and scenes of extraordinary beauty.

Henningsvær has always been a village filled with life and colour. The old houses of the fishermen, and the tradition of fishing have remained the same, even with the passing of centuries.

Today, the main activity is still fishing, and the typical wooden drying racks are the proof of this. We’ll visit the prettiest streets, crossing bridges which connect the small islands.

You will be accompanied by our guide.
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Destination:
Lofoten, Norway
During Winter whales and killer whales gather in the Norwegian sea to feed. It is a spectacular show. The orcas, the biggest of the dolphins, are social and playful so this sea safari ... morewill be an exciting experience.
Living in a matriarchal society, it is very common to meet killer whales in big groups; males, females and calves together traveling, feeding, resting or socialising. Socialising is ... morea moment of joy and happiness and you will be the spectator of one the most interesting and joyful moment of these creatures’ life.
Being the norwegian sea biologically very productive, it is the perfect winter feeding ground for many other whales as well. The Humpback whales are very common in these waters in wintertime. Huge and social, it is a real pleasure to encount them while swimming. Big cetaceans need deep waters to dive and killer whales feed mostly on herring. That is the two reasons why both can be observed in Andenes, Vesterålen archipelago.

Where do we go?
Andenes is about 200 kilometres north of Svolvær and it takes about 3 hours by car and ferry to reach it one way.
We can consider this transport a good and unique opportunity to get a general idea of an another area further north. The guide will give you all the information and, if possible, we will try to do our best to take some unexpected pictures.

We organize the safari by RIB boat (rigid inflatable boat, 12 seats). It is s an “Arctic Experience” you will never forget.
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Destination:
Lofoten, Norway
Join our Aurora Jäger for a real Aurora hunt!
Exclusive Aurora hunt by our local Aurora Jäger, Odd-Petter Tanke Jensen. He never gives up, and finds the Aurora almost every time.... more
He will take you to his secret spots. Be prepared for a long night, hours in the car, and waiting outside in all kinds of weather and temperatures. The Aurora Jäger will go to extreme lenghts to find lady Aurora.

Duration: 3,5 - 6 hours.
Incl. warm drinks, bisquits, briefing before departure

NB: departure time might change due to weather conditions.
Season is from September to April
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Destination:
Lofoten, Norway
Take a hike on snow and experience the outback of winter Lofoten!
Snowshoe hike with our local guide in Lofoten`s splendid nature. Our modern aluminum snowshoes with good bindings and lighweight and easy to adjust walking poles, will give you a whole ... morenew world to roam in.

Our guide will pick you up from the reception and bring you back safely after the hike.
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Destination:
Norway
This is a great kayak trip to one of the most beautiful parts of Norway. With excellent guidance, you will have a great trip both as an experienced kayaker and as a beginner.
Imagine being among wild seagulls and sea eagles, in the archipelago outside the glacier of Svartisen. You put the paddle in the water and glide. Smiling. Our kayak instructors are ... moreexperienced and will make sure you feel safe and comfy. We will do some excercises ahead of the trip to make your trip as pleasant as possible.

If you are an experienced kayaker you will appreciate the extraordinary and varied landscape. If you are a beginner you will appreciate it too, and probably also the small protected bays, where paddling is easier.
We start in Engavågen.
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Destination:
Norway
Want to join us for a moose safari in Northern Norway? Experience the thrill of a close encounter with the moose, the largest land animal in Europe. We head out to areas where there ... moreis a good chance to see the moose grazing. Our guarantee to you is: No moose, no pay!
The trip take place during the evening or night and are arranged on demand. The Mooses are quite shy and are easily scared back into the woods, but normally they are quite co-operative ... moreand allow us to get quite near. June, July and August are the prime months in which moose are seen practically every trip.

About the moose
The moose is called Elg in Norway, but the moose is not comparable with the american elk. The elk (cervus canadensis) , however, is an entirely different deer (much smaller). The moose is Europes largest land animal, also the largest member in the deer family. A fully grown bull are over 2 meters high at the shoulders and weighs up to 750 kg (1650 lb). Cows seldom weighs more than 470 kg (1035 lb).

About the trip
Grading
The trip is in no way strenuous. Normally we do not leave the vehicle (if we do; the moose will see thet we are humans, and it will run away). So everyone can join.

Group size
Maximum size of a group is 16. Moose safari for larger groups are also available, but must be booked on request.

Duration
An average trip will last 4 – 5 h. The trip take place during the evening. Early morning is also an an option.

Season
The absolute best season for a moose safari in Norway is summer. June - August.

Weather Cancellation Policy
This trip is not dependent on weather conditions.

Please bring
Be sure to bring your camera. Personal clothing due to the weather for a short outdoor trip. A day pack is useful and a drink and snacks are nice to have.

Where will we go for the moose-safari?
We go by car or a small bus to areas some 40 km away from Bodø. The moose safari trip will also include a stop by Saltstraumen, the strongest maelstrom in the world. You can walk the bridge and look down in to the powerful whirlpools.

Our guides and languages
We know the habits and life of the moose and where we have the best chanses to see them. All our guides speaks quite good english.
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Destination:
Norway
Fishing from one of the greatest vessels right outside Bodø, Nordland.
Do you want to join one of Northern Norways greatest fishing vessels on a fishing trip? The captain takes you straight out to one of the good places outside town. ... more

Feel the joy of waiting for the catch
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Destination:
Norway
Guided canoe day trips on scenic rivers or lakes. Canoeing is an excellent way to get to know the nature around Bodø. This tour is designed for pleasure, not pushing! No previous experience ... morein canoeing is required.
An experienced guide adds a whole new dimension to your canoe trip. We can help you improve your canoeing skills. The precise location for this canoe day trip will be chosen by the ... moreguide due to local conditions (such as weather, wind, water level) and to fit the desires and physiques of the group. Recommended minimum age for children is 6 years. 

Grading
The trip is in no way strenuous, anyone can join.

Group size
Maximum size of the group is 16.

Duration
For a day trip from Bodo to Futelva river we´ll need around 4 - 5 hours.

Season
April - September.

Weather Cancellation Policy
Canoeing is not dependent on weather conditions. In windy weather we´ll choose an alternative and sheltered location.

Where will the trip take place?
Our first choice is Futelva river (11 km/ 15 min from Bodø). But there are other locations if water level here is too low. The best time for Futelva river is April – June.

What do I need to bring?
Clothing suited for the weather for a short outdoor trip. A day pack is useful and water and snacks are nice to have. A camera of course.

600,-NOK per person
Minimum NOK 4000 for a trip.

Included: 
Transportation. Guiding in English. Instructions. Gear for canoeing; canoes, paddles, lifevests.
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Destination:
Norway
Stetind is one of the greatest climbs you can do in Norway. Stetind in Nordland is Norway’s national mountain. A guided trip to Stetind is within reach also without climbing experience. ... moreJoin us for a guided trip to Stetind! You need to be fit and have a good head for heights.
Stetind is a classic Norwegian peak nearly 1400 metres above sea-level. No wonder why Stetind in 2002 was voted to be Norway’s national mountain. Stetind is described as a perfect ... moreobelisk in pure granite with sweeping ridges rising straight from the fjord.

Stetind is well known among mountain climbers, and has been so for a long time. The top of the peak looks as if it has been formed by four blows of an axe, three vertical and one crosswise. For ages it has been a landmark (also among fishermen in Lofoten) which, well visible from far off, rises high above other nearby peaks.

William C. Slingsby, the British father of Norwegian mountaineering said about Stetind; “The ugliest mountain I ever saw”. Perhaps this had something to do with his failure at achieveing the summit. Stetind was first ascended in 1910. Stetind is 1392 m high and of natural reasons one of the most famous and celebrated mountains in Norway. Its shape is like a giant needle. See it and you’ll never forget it. The peak is a “world in itself”, formed by screes and steep, smooth and slippery slopes of naked rock.

Climbing the normal route to Stetind 
Our guided tour to Stetind follows the `normal route` which is the easiest way up, traversing the ridge from the foretop (Halls foretop) to the top of Stetind. The tour to Stetind starts with a good trail through a wonderful birch-forest. At 400 m above the sea terrain gets rougher; filled with boulders and sparcely vegetation.

When reaching the Halls foretop we will take a rest, rope up and give you a brief introduction to climbing. Here we will also be exposed to the 750m ridge of serious exposure above 800m granite slabs just a few degrees off vertical, on both sides.

Mysosten block – the crux of the route The main crux of the route is the Mysosten block barely three or four metres in length but quite difficult. The technique is to “hand traverse” a vertical crack in a ledge that rises diagonally. If you need help here; we will do everything necessary to make you do it. None of our clients have failed here, but it has been some blood and tears.

Your feet have nothing more than a smooth 80 degree rock face for friction and the ledge can’t be walked because of an overhang immediately above. After a while you are able to swing a leg up onto the ledge and then crawl along it. All of this is right above a yawning 800m drop beneath you. Going back Mysosten block requires an abseil on the return route. If you have not done abseiling before, this is a scary place to start! Only 30m of abseiling, above an 800m slope of pure granite. We are controlling your moves also here, and trust the ropes, they can hold a load of 3000 kgs. Enjoy it!

Grading
Hard and demanding. Stetind is a hard trip. You need to be physically fit and with a good head for heights to enjoy this trip. A guided climbing tour to Stetind involves steep uphill walking for 3 - 4 hours to reach the Halls foretop (Stetinds foretop). The walk down is tough for the legs and knees, we reccomend to use walking poles. You do not need any climbing experiences, our guides will show you what to do, they will be there with you every step on your way to the summit.

Group size
One guide can handle 3 – 4 people.Climbing Stetind is a `once in a lifetime experience` that deserves not beeing in a crowd (anyway that is unusual in Northern Norway…).

Duration
A guided climbing trip to Stetind from Bodo could be done during a a long day, but we do reccomend to stay one night in Tysfjord before the climbing. The trip itself (after leaving the car) normally lasts 12 hours.

Season
For obvious reasons (we are above the arctic circle) best season for climbing in Northern Norway is summer. Guided climbing tours to Stetind are done on demand. The `normal route` at Stetind is snow free by mid June. Climbing season ends in September. The entire months of June and July have midnight sun.

Weather Cancellation Policy
A guided tour to Stetind is not reccomended in wet conditions. Climbing is easier on dry rock, and more important; to enjoy the outrageous view from the top.

Where is Stetind located?
Stetind is located in Tysfjord in Northern Norway, beetween the cities of Bodo and Narvik.

Please bring
Bring your own hiking boots and personal clothing; we need to be prepared for both wind and rain, even gloves and a cap could be useful. A day pack (min 30 l) is useful, snacks for a long day. Water will be found on our way to the foretop. Be sure to bring your camera.

We will provide you with all necessary climbing Equipment.

Our guides and languages
We only use experienced guides to lead the trip to Stetind. All our guides speaks quite good english.

Accomodation
We do reccomend you to stay one night in Kjøpsvik before the climbing. Our best advice is Stetind Hotell; + 47 75 77 41 00 www.stetind-hotell.no.

More info about Stetind
www.stetind.nu (only in Norwegian, but lots of pictures!)

westcoastpeaks.com (good route-description)

How to get to Stetind?
Transportion is not included. If you plan to go there on your own (and we meet you in Kjøpsvik in Tysfjord); there are good bus-connections between Bodo and Narvik; http://www.nor-way.no/

For ferry-boats across the fjord (Tysfjord) either from Drag to Kjøpsvik or Bognes to Skarberget; http://www.ovds.no/
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Destination:
Norway
This is a climbing course according to Norwegian standards. You can expect to learn climbing, based on your level.
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Destination:
Norway
Bodø, North of the Arctic Circle. Usually the lights in the mountains look incredible during the months of January, February and March.... more
This is when winter is at it´s best up here in Northern Norway. Come join us!
Guided tours on glaciers (Svartisen), mountains and on skis.
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This is a hike on the Svartisen glacier, in Salten, Norway. You can expect an easy, but still challenging trip.
A glacier Walk is both exciting and demanding. Some parts of the trip is challenging, but equipped with ropes, ice axe and crampons, you are safe and secure. Walking on the glacier ... moreis all about team work, having fun and getting out of your comfort zone. The Engabreen glacier part is beautiful situated just 100 meters above sea level. This makes it easily accessible and within reach for most of us.

We put safety first and our experienced guides give profound instructions in movement techniques and safety before the trip starts.
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Destination:
Norway
Want to join us for a tour to Svartisen glacier in Northern Norway? Bodø is your starting point for a day trip to Svartisen. An adventure for those who want to get close to the glacier, ... moretouch it and walk on it. No experience is necessary for a guided glacier trip to Svartisen.
Equipped with rope, ice pick and crampons, you can experience first-hand the magical world of the glacial ice of Svartisen. This is the adventure of choice if you won`t settle for ... morejust looking at Svartisen glacier, but feel compelled to touch it and walk on it as well. A trip to Svartisen is an adventure suited for everyone, provided they are accompanied by one of our experienced guides. Peer into deep crevasses, see hues of blue unlike any before. Try your luck at ice climbing. We can even bring back ice for our late-night cocktails.

All you need is a sense of adventure, some suggested personal clothing, light hiking boots and snacks. We provide expert guides and all your gear to safely explore the Svartisen glacier. 

About the glacier of Svartisen
The Svartisen glacier is the second largest in Norway covering 375 km2 and it´s the largest ice covered area of northern Norway. Svartisen is at the latitude of the Arctic Circle. The West Svartisen ice cap has an area of about 220 km2, whilst the East Svartisen ice cap covers about 147 km2. The two ice caps of Svartisen, which are separated by a deep valley, Vesterdalen-Glomdalen, supply sixty outlet glaciers.

More than half of the glaciers end between 1000 metres and 700 metres above sea level, but most of the larger ones descend into the adjacent valleys and fjords. The ice caps themselves, which form the accumulation zones of the glaciers, are around 1500 metres above sea level. One magnificent glacier arm of Svartisen, Engenbreen, ends about 200 metres above sea level. The Engenbreen glacier lies an easy 2 hour ride from Bodø.

Grading
Moderate fitness and agility is required. Involves some steady, well-graded uphill walking for 1 h to reach the glacier. The degree of difficulty and the precise route is carefully chosen to fulfill the desires and physique of the group. Recommended minimum age for children is 10 years.

Group Size
Maximum size of a group for a guided glacier trip to Svartisen is about 40. Large groups will be divided into smaller groups each with their own guide. Most of our trips to the glacier are smaller groups, you will never experience Svartisen to be crowded with people.

Duration
For a day-trip from Bodø to Svartisen and back we will need about 12 hours. The tour on the ice lasts app. 3 – 5 hours.

Season
May - Sept.

Weather Cancellation Policy
This trip is not dependent on weather conditions. A guided glacier hike at Svartisen could be done even in rainy weather if you are well dressed.

Where and when do we meet?
Meeting point is the pier at Holandsvika (see map above) by the Coastal Highway, FV 17. Holandsvika is located 24 km south of Glomfjord (if you start in Bodø) and 11 km from Halsa (if you came from south).

Time for meeting is 11.00 am unless something else has been agreed. 

How to get to Svartisen glacier?
Transportation is not included in the price, but we will be glad to help you plan it. A rental car is reccomended.

It the guide starts in Bodø, you might be able to join him/her there. We will know this a couple of days ahead. 

Getting to the glacier by bus from Bodø to Holand might be an option. Check the timetable for bus Bodø – Halsa and make sure to exit the bus at Holandsvika. 

What do I need to bring?
Bring your own hiking boots and personal clothing: 3 – 4 layers of warm upper body clothing, gloves, a varm cap. A rain coat might come in handy. Jeans are not recommended on wet days as they become cold and uncomfortable. 

Sunglasses and sun protection is important even if cloudy. A day pack is useful and water and snacks are nice to have. Be sure to bring your camera!

What makes this glacier so special for this kind of activity?
The easily accessible face is not abrupt, and the frontal ice formations have many safe routes through spectacular views of crevasses, caves and surface ponds.
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Destination:
Norway
This is a walk along the route used by the grenselos during world war II.
This route begins from Jakobsbakken to Balvatn and on towards the Swedish border. This route can be accessed all year around.  Duration: Several alternatives depending on how long ... moreyou want to walk. 

Price on request – depending on the length of the walk. Minimum price NOK 4000.
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Destination:
Norway
This is a guided kayak tour in Meløy, Nordland.
In the archipelago outside Svartisen glacier, among sea eagles and wild seagulls we put the paddle rythmic in the water and glide through the water. You will be guided by experienced ... morekayak instructors. The trip starts in a safe harbour in Engavågen. Here we´ll be doing some preparation excercises before we go ahead. Experienced kayakers will appreciate the amazing landscape and the unlimited variation, while newbies will love the many protected small bays where one can learn to paddle safe. The experience can be big even if the trip is small!
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Destination:
Norway
From Bodø in Northern Norway you´ll find caves both for beginners and for those looking for a more thrilling experience. Nordland is the area in Scandinavia with the best possibilities ... morefor caving. We offer day trips from Bodø for small groups on request.
If you want to join a guided adventure underground trip, we offer caving adventures including walking, crawling and abseiling. Caving is a year-round adventure for both novice and ... moreexperienced cavers. No prior caving experience is required for these trips, however participants should be reasonably fit. Anyone with some hiking experience will do fine. Best of all; no matter what weather or season! 

From beautiful limestone formations to deep caving systems, Nordland has underground adventures for all interests. Half and full day trips to a variety of caves with transport from Bodø is available. This is The Underground Scenic Wonderland in Northern Norway! Caves are dark, mysterious and challenging. Most of the caves in Norway are “wild” caves and have not been developed in any way. They are the same temperature (above freezing) all year round, and feel cool in the summer and warm in the Winter.

Grading
Caving; fitness level Moderate fitness and agility is required. Involves some steady uphill walking for up to 1 hour to reach the caves. The degree of difficulty and the precise route is carefully chosen to fulfill the desires and physique of the group itself. Children are welcome too - and they just love it! Recommended minimum age for children is app. 10 years.

Group size
Maximum size of a group for a guided caving tour is about 40. Large groups will be divided into smaller groups, each with one guide. Most of our trips to the caves are much smaller groups. We take minimum NOK 4000 to start a trip.

Duration
For a day-trip from Bodø you will need between 5 and 8 hours including transportation.

Season
Caving is an all year round activity in Northern Norway. Just as perfect in Winter time as Summer. May be even better in winter time because Nordland has so many other great outdoor adventures in Summer than going under the surface.

Weather Cancellation Policy
Is this trip dependent on weather conditions? No, a caving trip, even in Northern Norway is not dependent on the weather, that is one of the best things with caving.

What do I need to bring?
Bring your own personal clothing for an outdoor trip due to the weather conditions. A day pack is useful and a drink and snacks are nice to have. Be sure to bring your camera. 

We will provide you with all necessary caving equipment including coverall, helmet, harness, lights etz.

Our guides and languages
We only use experienced guides for the cave tours. All our guides speaks quite good english.

How to get to the the caves?
Transportion is not included in the price, but we will be glad to help you with planning that. Groups up to 4 might join our car from Bodø.

Where are the caves located?
Due to the geology (you will only find the caves in marble bedrock areas) you find caves in several areas in Nordland. From Bodo as a natural starting point we will typically head 1 or 2 hours east.
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