LOFOTEN ISLANDS – NORWAY
11.03 > 14.03.2023
An initiative of   PwC    Trends
An initiative of   PwC    Trends
LOFOTEN ISLANDS – NORWAY | 11.03 > 14.03.2023

Activities

Discover all the activities of the The Trends Winter University.

Hotel

A new hotel in Svolvær with large and comfortable rooms with a view, restaurant, bar, gym and sauna, large and modern conference facilities and its own fish farm. Centrally located in Svolvær, everything is ready for a great stay.

Trollfjord Cruise

Departing from Hanøy we cruise along the dramatic scenery of Lofoten to reach the famous Trollfjord. Take in the beautiful nature from our warm lounges with panoramic windows and multi-level decks while our friendly crew will share stories about the wildlife, history & fishing culture that is traditional to the resilient locals that live around Lofoten. As we reach Trollfjord, you will be rewarded with breathtaking & magnificent views of steep mountains dropping straight into the fjord while white-tailed eagles fly overhead, soaring against the backdrop of this stunning coastal landscape. We will launch our underwater drone so that you can also discover life in the mysterious depths of this fjord.

Winter Kayak

Kayaking in calm waters with lively stories from Svolvær’s rich cultural history. During the cold winter months, the light is magical and makes kayaking an out-of-the-ordinary experience. In a sea kayak you practically sit on the surface of the sea and navigate it using your own bodily strength. The combination of silence, raw nature on all sides and full freedom of motion makes sea kayaking one of the most popular adventures.

Snowshoe Walk

Snowshoeing is an easy way to get close to nature without too much hassle – and everyone can use them. We take you out to explore the Lofoten Islands nature on snowshoes during winter. From January to April there is often snow and good conditions for snowshoeing, and we do not have to go far to find easy terrain to explore. For us, it is all about creating the best possible introduction to the nature in the Arctic. The snowshoes are excellent to use for beginners as you do not need any experience, and they are manageable on your first attempt.

Sea Eagle Safari with Rib boat

Moving at great speed at sea, and sneaking between islets to admire the magnificent nature and wildlife, is a superb way to explore Lofoten. The experienced drivers take you out to sea in stable and safe boats. This is one of the most dramatic sceneries that Norway has to offer, and in an open boat, you will get close to the elements. There is a large population of Sea eagles in Raftsundet, and one of the highlights is without doubt when a sea eagle circle a few meters above your head. This is the eagle with the largest wing span in the world, up to 2,65 meters. Our guides have a high awareness on safety, and will make sure that you have a comfortable experience.

Fishing Tour + Dinner

cWelcome aboard our authentic fishing boat. Our professional crew will provide the best guidance on our 3 hour fishing trip from Svolvær. Fishing in Lofoten varies greatly with the season, and during the traditional Lofotfisket, from end of February to mid-April, we catch skrei. Our winter fishing includes sea fishing with line wheel, and we offer coffee aboard our authentic fishing cutter. Fisheries have been the central feature of Lofoten’s history, and have in many ways contributed to building our country. MS Symra is a traditional fishing cutter, and she turns 100 years old in 2017. She is protected by the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage. Symra is a comfortable boat originally built specifically for fishing in Lofoten, and she is certified for 38 passengers and has 10 fishing stations. Every year we arrange fishing trips both for eager fishermen and groups where you find both those who would like to try, and those who are experienced.

On the way back from the fishing trip we deliver the catch at the modern fish factory at Thon Hotel Svolvær. The fish farmer awaits you and shows you how to take care of your catch (1 hour). If you want to vacuum some for transport we assist you. At 7 pm dinner is served in restaurant Brasseriet.