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Skilled guide and Super aurora

We booked an aurora chase and were collected from our fisherman's cabins in Svolvaer. A minibus of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A N
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adelaide
Lets go snowshoeing!

we have never done snowshoeing before but after a great introduction from Elizabeth, snow shoes... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
JulieKent_UK
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Kent, UK
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Lofoten Aktiv provides you with the best local experiences and activities at Lofoten Islands. Our guided activities are all muscle powered and environment friendly like: skiing, snowshoeing, watching Aurora Borealis and making snow caves during our wintertime. The rest of the year we do seakayak, bicycling, hiking, ocean surfkayaking, bird watching, whale watching, Aurora Borealis watching and photo thematic trips. Lofoten Aktiv runs seakayak and surfkayak courses for all levels in NPF, EPP and BCU. All our courses and tours encourage environment friendly behaviour according to "Certified Ecotourism Norway" and "Leave No Trace" programs.
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The Square | Pb 136, Kabelvag 8300, Norway
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked an aurora chase and were collected from our fisherman's cabins in Svolvaer. A minibus of around 10 people were driven to the first location - a beach past Kabelvag. We almost immediately were gifted with an aurora display but it did not continue....More

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JannEngstad, Daglig leder at Lofoten Aktiv, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you ever so much for your feedback! Some are lucky and have a proper display by the Northern Light :) Good that you enjoyed the photos!

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

we have never done snowshoeing before but after a great introduction from Elizabeth, snow shoes fitted & off we went. Fantastic area and luckily great weather for it. Very friendly little group, time to stop to catch your breath, enjoy the views and lots of...More

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JannEngstad, Daglig leder at Lofoten Aktiv, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2018

Hei Julie thank you for your feedback :) Lucky you to have Elisabeth as your guide!! I will bring your words on to her!! :)

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

My guide Jann Engstad was very knowledgeable about his islands as well as the northern lights. I was so lucky to see these fabulous lights this evening, this was my third year of hunting aurora borealis and this third time was a charm. We went...More

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JannEngstad, Daglig leder at Lofoten Aktiv, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2018

Hei Karin thank you for your feedback :) We are lucky for having the best possition for Northern Light!!

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

My friend and I visited Svolvær in possibly the worst few days. The last week of October had thick heavy clouds with almost 100% cloud coverage every night. For 2 nights we did not go on the tour and knowing it was our 3rd and...More

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JannEngstad, Daglig leder at Lofoten Aktiv, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2018

Hei Jowen Thank you for your feedback :) We have to try! The weahter is our master and to understand it is not easy. Hunting for the Northern Light is a major part of the experience.

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Reviewed September 20, 2017

Jann is a native to the area and was a friendly and knowledgeable guide during our Aurora Borealis tour in September. As luck would have it, we got an amazing show. The evening started with an informational session on the science behind Aurora hunting then...More

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JannEngstad, Daglig leder at Lofoten Aktiv, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2017

Hei Liana thank you for your feedback. We had a great evening under the Northern Light :)

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Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

Jann, I can't thank you enough for taking me to see the Aurora Borealis while I was in Kabelvag travelling by myself. After 4 nights of bad weather, we had perfect weather to watch them on the last night. The lights were everything I was...More

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JannEngstad, Daglig leder at Lofoten Aktiv, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2017

We succeeded in the end!! When the weather finally cleared we og a fantastic night under the Northern Light at Lofoten islands. I cannot help it; I get so excited when the shy Northern Light does its show!!

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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful to get out on the water with such amazing scenery, mountains and islands, just unreal to us Aussies. Great opportunity to see the arctic terns and herons, plus some unexpected pink corals. Comfortable boats and equipment, also nice to pull in to a special...More

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JannEngstad, Daglig leder at Lofoten Aktiv, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. With the best weather and a fabulous nature: Lofoten at its best!!

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Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

We went there with the family, using 2 double kayaks for the 4 of us. The guide was very friendly, helpful and gave us many explanations about the history and flora/fauna. We spent a good 4 hours on the water, discovering beautiful places we would...More

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JannEngstad, Daglig leder at Lofoten Aktiv, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback. Great that you enjoyed our kayak trip. Our nature is our closest partner at work and in life.

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Reviewed March 13, 2017

We had a good trip outside on the Lofoten to discover the northern lights. Jann knew the perfect spots, brought there and taught how to make the best pictures. A real recommendation to go on trip with Lofoten Aktiv!

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JannEngstad, Daglig leder at Lofoten Aktiv, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2017

Thank you for your feedback :) Sometimes we are lucky when "Hunting the Northern Light" :)

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Reviewed March 10, 2017

We visited Lofoten, Svolvær in first week of Mar 2017 and it looked ravishingly beautiful in its snow clad blankets... With the sun striking gently on them it looked like calendar pictures or windows wallpapers or Disney animations.. I never thought they were real but...More

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JannEngstad, Daglig leder at Lofoten Aktiv, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2017

Thank you for your feedback :) "Hunting the Northern Light" is an interesting job to have. Sometimes we are lucky too! Lofoten have a great advantage because of the high mountains and the not so large islands. Looking forward to seeing you again :)

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Bale R
July 3, 2016|
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Hei We do our trips to the place on the island where you can see the Northern Ligth. In Setember you can see the Northern Light on both side of the island.
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Hei Rhyn At this time of the year, late October, we do Northern Light trips and seakayak tips. Then the weather make the rest of the activities: do we have snow it is snowshoe hikes and without snow we do hikes, is it a lot... More
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