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Top 5 Lofoten Sightseeing and Photography Tour

Join us to explore our top 5 locations for photography and exploring in Lofoten

During this Sightseeing and Photography Tour in Lofoten, we picked our top 5 locations for photography and exploring. An amazing day seeing the best of Lofoten with our experienced guides.

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Lofoten is one of Norway’s most famous summer destinations, and it lives up to its reputation with it’s stunning fjords, epic mountains and picturesque fishing villages. Photographers and explorers from all over the world comes to Lofoten in search of the perfect locations for arctic photography, and Lofoten has a lot of it! During this tour through the Lofoten Islands, we picked our top 5 locations for photography and exploring. An amazing day seeing the best of Lofoten with our experienced guides.

During this tour through the Lofoten Islands, we picked our top 5 locations for photography and exploring.

The guided photo tour around the Lofoten Islands starts in the fishing village and municipality “Svolvær” where we our crew meets you in the morning. Our professional drivers & experienced guides make this scenic journey a fun and educational drive where you get to see plenty of the beauty Lofoten is so famous for.

As we head out on the narrow curvy roads of Lofoten, there is so much so see and it’s easy to get carried away by stopping around each corner to take pictures. Our guides are knowledgeable in the area, and we have chosen a preferred route with 5 stops to give you the best of Lofoten within one full day of exploring. We provide a safe and comfortable transfer around the islands with guiding about the locations that we visit alongside time for photos and questions throughout the day.

Traditional fishing villages, steep mountains, white sand beaches, dried fish, stunning roads and bridges, this tour really provides everything in one amazing day.


Due to busy roads and rapidly changing weather conditions, we want to acknowledge that the route may change on the day, regardless below you can find a list of our 5 favourite locations that we want to explore with you!

Our top 5 locations for photography and exploring

Kabelvåg

Kabelvåg is an important historical fishing village located just 5 Kilometers (3.1 Miles) and about a 10 minute drive from Svolvær. This village is a popular day visit and offers a picturesque atmosphere with its blend of historic importance and modern updates of a typical Norwegian coastal town, known for its cod fishing. In the middle ages Kabelvåg became the most important cod fishing harbours on the Norwegian coast, and contributed to the dry cod from “Nordland” accounting for almost 80% of Norway’s export in the 13th century.

Kabelvåg has traces of settlements from the late stone age, and now offers attractions such as the Lofoten Museum, Lofoten Aquarium and Vågan Church (known as the Lofoten Cathedral).

Haukland Beach

Haukland Beach is one of Lofoten’s most famous beach and hike, located on the westside on Lofoten. The caribbean like-waters, mountain landscape in the background, and white sand beach make Haukland Beach, a popular destination for travelers and photo-seekers year round.

Haukland beach is Lofoten’s “swimming beach”, although the water temperatures don’t reach above 15 degrees, you’ll see locals and tourists enjoying the water in the summer sun (water temperatures range from 3-15 degrees). Haukland beach is a unique destination in Lofoten as it offers the possibility to easy access from the road that takes you all the way to the beach.

Hamnøy Bridge

Hamnøy Bridge is yet another very photogenic location in the outer parts of Lofoten. The bridge connects the island Hamnøya with the island of Toppøya, and is one of the most popular viewpoints for photography in all of Lofoten.

Logistics on the small island can be challenging, due to the volume of visitors passing by, but the rewarding views are worth the effort of a short leg stretcher around the island, the view’s won’t disappoint you! Traditionally Hamnøy was connected to Reine by ferry, but replaced by this beautiful bridge as part of European route E10.

Sakrisøya

Sakrisøya is a very small island just North of Reine and West of Hamnøy bridge. It’s probably one of the most photogenic islands in scandinavia, and every day a large amount of visitors drive through the small village.

A unique blend between a traditional fishing village, with the sound and smell of the ocean with stunning views of the dramatic mountain landscape in the background is a dream for every photographer and explorer. On the island we’ll find a fishing industry, small cabins for rent and a dolls & toy museum.

Reine

This small fishing village on the outer part of Lofoten offers an absolutely stunning view and attracts thousands of visitors each year. With a permanent population of only just above 300 people, the picturesque feeling of a small town vibe shaped by the Atlantic waves is an experience you will remember for a lifetime. Reine is located just southwest of Sakrisøya, and as we drive through the landscape the narrow roads and bridges between the villages is breathtaking to say the least.

On the mountain peak west of Reine town, we find the famous Reinebringen, a peak reached by a hike from the shoreline in 1-1.5 hours. The view from the peak is mesmerising and magazines, bloggers, and explorers use the view over Reine to promote the stunning landscape of Lofoten all across the world.

Important Tour Information

Important information about this tour: Due to the heavy traffic and rapidly changing weather around the Lofoten islands, some timings for stops may be altered during the tour, and ultimately some destinations in the suggested itinerary may have to be replaced with alternatives due to factors out of our control. We do guarantee a breathtaking sightseeing around some of the most epic locations of the Lofoten islands.

Make a reservation for your Lofoten tours!

– Online payment
– Direct booking confirmation
– Support 7 days a week
– Free cancellation policy

Photographers and explorers from all over the world comes to Lofoten in search of the perfect locations for Arctic photography, and Lofoten has it all!

Why Travel with Pukka Travels? 

Safety & Comfort is Key

At Pukka Travels, we care about your comfort and if you are warm, you will have a much better experience. We provide a warm, comfortable vehicle to get you from point A to B in comfort. 

You are our #1 in our hearts

At Pukka Travels our #1 priority is our travelers. If there is anything we can do to make your experience in Lofoten better, please let our team know. We are available 7 days per week. 

Keeping our Earth Clean & Happy

In order to run an eco-friendly organization, we choose to use sailing boats and electric cars for the majority of our tours. When using our mini busses, we also measure the amount of fuel we use and offset our carbon footprint with a carbon neutralizer company. 

Sit back & relax, we will take your photos

We love showing you our backyard, which is why we have a variety of spots marked on our maps. We will take you to the best one depending on the weather conditions during the time of your tour. All to make you feel comfortable while out on the water, or on a land-based tour. We will also take professional photos during this tour that will be sent to you 72 hours later. Sit back & relax.

What about the Weather?

Our team forecasts the local weather along with talking to a network of guides in the area to ensure you have a comfortable time. If we are not able to run the tour due to weather, we will make sure to keep you informed.

What about food?

We will provide a light picnic lunch along with snacks that include nuts and chocolate. We also will provide warm drinks such as coffee and tea on your tour. If you have any food allergies, please let our team know as we accommodate all dietary requests.

Bringing the entire gang along?

If you are traveling in a bigger group we can offer several cars or buses where you will all get to enjoy this experience with the entire group. Please feel free to contact us if you are a larger  group as we have great experience in hosting big events, both on land and at sea.

Looking for something more?

All of our tours can be made private, personalized or special for you. Just message or email our team at support@pukkatravels.com.

An amazing day seeing the best of Lofoten with our experienced guides

Make a reservation for your Lofoten tours!

– Online payment
– Direct booking confirmation
– Support 7 days a week
– Free cancellation policy

Snapshots from this tour

"Literally, the best vacation of my life" - Philip, Sweden

“The hiking and skiing is out of this world and the route was 10/10. Beautiful! The boats are great with unexpected features such as boot warmers and radiators and we were also able to cook our own fish. Literally, the best vacation in my entire life”

 

"They just pamper you" - Daisy, Norway

“I opted for Pukka travels last year, and now this year in June, will book my spot again and go sailing, hiking, and fjord-watching this summer”they just pamper you- providing you with comfortable living, where you unwind yourself, relive your energies”

 

"This trip opened my heart while reflecting the meaning of life" - Marie, Brazil

“This trip was an experience far beyond the most adventures. It opened my heart and started reflections about meaning of life”

 

"We loved Pukka so much, we went back on their boat the same day" - Nan, USA

“We loved Pukka so much, we went back on their boat the same dayI normally get sea sick, but their boat is very smooth on the water- no sickness sailing with them!”

 

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