Hike & Sail

Arctic Haute Route

Hike from sea-to-summit and sail the world’s most beautiful coastline.

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From 17 900 NOK p.p.

Arctic Haute Route – Norwegian Adventure Company

Experience Lofoten, Vesterålen, Senja and Kvaløya

One sailing adventure – four fantastic mountain hikes

Join the Arctic Haute Route to experience Northern Norway’s stunning hiking destinations and sail the world’s most stunning coastline; Lofoten, Vesterålen, Senja and Kvaløya.

We sail between picturesque fishing villages, surrounded by the sea, fjords and mountains. Spend the day’s hiking and enjoy local food experiences in the evenings as we sail to the next destination.

A fantastic, boutique cruise aboard the classic Hurtigruten ship M / S Gamle Salten with only 44 passengers and 8 guides. We sail during July and August at the best time of year to appreciate the beaches, outstanding mountain hikes and light summer nights in the north.

The Arctic Haute Route takes you to four unique destinations for amazing mountain walks north of the Arctic Circle. Here you’ll meet like-minded people who love to hike mountains that touch the sky and the sea, explore new places every day, and get closely connected to nature and the local community. Arctic Haute Route offers varied and tailor-made mountain tours organised by certified guides. The difficulty level of the trips is adapted to the requests and physical condition of guests. They are suitable for all levels from beginners to more experienced climbers.

Ship M/S Gamle Salten
Language English / Norwegian
Transport Ship / tender
Skill level From new beginners to experienced hikers
Duration 4 days (southbound), 5 days (northbound)
Guides Certified mountain guides
Passengers 44
Departure From 29th July 2020 >
Full board Arctic Adventure Cuisine
Price From 17 900 NOK p.p.
Not included Flights, alcohol and soft drinks
Payment terms See conditions
Arctic Haute Route

8 great reasons to join us

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Hiking & Sailing

Unique Combination Sailing into northern Norwegian fjords, hiking to the mountain tops, being surrounded by sea on all sides, it’s an unbeatable combination.

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Northern Norway's Island Heaven

Pristine nature in Lofoten, Andørja, Senja, Kvaløya and Tromsø.

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The World’s Most Beautiful Coastline

A fantastic voyage along the North Atlantic coast with the Lofoten Wall, Trollfjorden and Risøyrenna as some of the highlights.

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From Mountain to Shoreline

Our tours start and return to the shoreline.

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Local Culinary Expertise

Arctic Adventure Cuisine is our gastro concept created by Bocuse d'Or chef Gunnar Hvarnes, using the best local produce from each region.

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Small Groups & Certified Guides

Your safety always comes first. Our tours are divided into small groups with 1 certified guide per 6-10 guests. The tours are adapted to the preferences and physical condition of the hikers and are suitable for all levels of ability.

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Nostalgic Ship

Nostalgic Ship - M/S Gamle Salten is our floating home, used exclusively for only 44 guests along with guides and crew.

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Light Northern Summer Nights

Light throughout the night! Experience the magic of being on deck during the long, light summer nights when the sun doesn’t go down.

Destinations

We sail to these destinations

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Lofoten

On the northbound tour we sail from Svolvær to the area around Stamsund in Vestvågøy, where the southbound voyage also ends. Stamsund has approx. 1000 inhabitants and is an important fishing village and hub for a number of fishing companies. The area around Stamsund offers fantastic mountain treks which start down at the shore with spectacular views over Vestfjorden and the open seas.

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Vesterålen

Vesterålen is an archipelago to the north of Nordland county which borders Lofoten. Geographically it is made up of the islands of Andøya, Langøya, Hadseløya, the westerly part of Hinnøya, the northerly part of Austvågøya and a number of smaller islands. We drop anchor just outside Alsvåg, a little hamlet with majestic mountains rising straight from the sea and a population of approx. 300.

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Senja

Adventure island Senja is Norway’s second largest island. The scenery here is varied with incredible high mountains, deep fjords and beautiful white sandy beaches. The possibilities for summit trips in summer and winter are second to none. In the mountains the highest point is Breitinden at 1001 metres above sea level.

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Kvaløya

Kvaløya is located just outside of Tromsø and is an island with a superb, mostly mountainous, landscape. It is Norway’s fifth largest island and is almost divided into three parts by the Ersfjorden and Kaldfjorden fjords. The highest mountain is Store Blåmann at 1044 metres above sea level. If you have a little extra time when arriving in Tromsø you should visit the beautiful Arctic Cathedral, take a trip up the mountain lift or visit the Polaria adventure centre.

Sailing Route

Arctic Haute Route

The Arctic Haute Route runs along the North Atlantic coast between Lofoten and Tromsø, dropping anchor at the best islands for hiking tours in Northern Norway. We sail aboard a small Hurtigruten ship that has operated in Northern Norway since she was built in 1953.

We sail to small places that larger boats can’t access or drop anchor alongside. Several of the destinations we visit have either no or limited accommodation infrastructure, which means that we are alone in the mountains.

Northern Norway is stunning in the summer, with long days and light nights.

Northbound Route

Northbound Route

Lofoten → Vesterålen → Senja → Kvaløya → Tromsø

Wednesday

Day 1

Welcome to the most beautiful island kingdom in the world, Lofoten! M / S Gamle Salten is ready to explore the coast of Northern Norway starting from Svolvær, the capital of Lofoten. In this picturesque fishing village, there are many historical and cultural places to visit. If you only have a few hours before departure, we recommend a walk along the quay and lunch with splendid views from the jetty.

Arctic Haute Route departs from the quay at 16:00. From there we take a leisurely sail along the Lofoten Wall, where we anchor up alongside Stamsund for the night. Dinner prepared with local produce from Arctic Adventure Cuisine is served at 19:00 and the welcome, information and guide meeting begins at 21:00. Get a good night's sleep before tomorrow's tour!

Thursday

Day 2

First day of hiking in the heart of Lofoten classic hiking routes! Breakfast is served from 06:30. We use tenders to ferry guests across to shoreline which is both the start and finish of the tours. In the area around Stamsund there are many great options and the days weather, conditions and group ability determine the chosen route. The first day we plan trips with a difficulty level of 3-4 on our scale up to 5. The tours take 4-5 hours and are approx. 5-600 vertical metres in elevation.

After a long day hiking, you can test the temperature in the fjord with a quick dip. Alternatively go straight for après-hike and enjoy the great social atmosphere on board before dinner at 19:00. At 16:00 we sail north from Lofoten towards Vesterålen. On the way enjoy the view from the deck towards the Lofoten Wall and experience the spectacular Trollfjorden. We drop anchor in Vesterålen just before midnight.

Friday

Day 3

Today we’ll explore the mountains of Vesterålen. We are anchored in a fantastic fjord and look up at the mountains we will climb later. Take the first coffee of the day on the deck and enjoy the view! Breakfast from 06:30. Another location with many opportunities.

We take the tenders to land and immediately begin the trip from the shoreline. We arrange trips with difficulty level of 3-4 on our scale up to 5. The tours take 4-5 hours and are approx. 6-700 vertical meters in elevation. If anyone in the group wants a longer trip, we suggest that a group walk for 5 hours, at approx. 8-900 metres altitude. This gives a combined hike up to two or more mountain peaks, with difficulty level of 4 on our scale up to 5.

After the day's tour you can return to our floating lodge and enjoy the social après-hike and local snack before dinner at 19:00. Our goal is for you to experience Arctic Northern Norway also on the plate, and every day a new menu is served using the best local ingredients from the region.

During the afternoon we sail further north and, if we are lucky, get to see sea eagles, whales and the midnight sun on our journey. We arrive in Senja around 23:00.

Saturday

Day 4

Today it is the adventure island Senja to be explored. Breakfast is served from 06:30. There are countless opportunities for beautiful hikes with oceans and fjords on all sides.

Our guides will find a tour that is right for you! We arrange trips with a difficulty level of 3-4 on our scale up to 5. The tours take 4-5 hours and are approx. 6-700 vertical meters in elevation. If anyone in the group wants a longer hike, we suggest that one group walks for 5-6 hours at approx. 1000 metres altitude, with difficulty level of 4-5 on our scale up to 5.

After a long day in the mountains, you can take a swim in the fjord, or go straight to the après-hike and enjoy a local snack and social atmosphere on board, before dinner at 19:00. At 16:00 we set a course for Kvaløya where we arrive at approx. 23:00.

Sunday

Day 5

In a spectacular end to your tour you visit beautiful Kvaløya, with many options for superb hikes. The guides arrange tours according to weather, conditions, and finding a hike that is right for you! You check out of the ship in the morning before taking the tenders to land. You leave your luggage onboard to be transported straight to the airport.

After the tour, guests are taken to the airport where they are reunited with their luggage. We arrive at the airport approx. 15:00 If you are a little tired or achy after several days hiking, you can explore Tromsø, or go sightseeing in the surrounding area.

If you have some extra time before returning home you should visit the beautiful Arctic Cathedral, the mountain lift, or the Polaria adventure centre. Should you wish to stay for a few extra days, we are happy to arrange this in the areas around Tromsø or Lyngen.

THE END


Many of our guests come back, either for a new trip or a different season. We hope that a tour with us creates moments and days you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Welcome back!

Practical Information

Flights, check in and departure

Wednesday is arrivals day. You arrive in Lofoten via Svolvær Airport, which is only 15 minutes by bus or taxi from the harbour. Check in on the boat is from 15:00, departing at 16:00. Book as early as possible to ensure you get the flights you want at the best prices.

The Norwegian Adventure Company crew will meet you at the airport on all incoming flights. You then take our private bus to the vessel, which is located in Svolvær, only 15 minutes from the airport. Check Wideroe.no for flights from Oslo to Svolvær.


The last day we hike on Kvaløya, before being transported by bus straight to Tromsø airport which is approx. 30 minutes away. You arrive at Tromsø Airport at approx.15:00. We suggest you book your outbound flight after 16:00.

If you want to stay in Tromsø for more adventures, we are happy to arrange this, whether it is more mountain trips or cultural experiences. Contact us and we’ll be pleased to help you.


Should you have the opportunity to come to Lofoten earlier to explore the world's most beautiful archipelago or extend your stay in Tromsø to experience the city and surrounding areas, we are happy to assist with accommodation, activities and guidance about what to bring.

Contact us at info@norwegianadventurecompany.com or call +47 22 55 60 50.

Southbound Route

Southbound Route

Tromsø → Senja → Vesterålen → Lofoten

Sunday

Day 1

Welcome to Tromsø! If you have some extra time before departure, you should visit the beautiful Arctic Cathedral, take a trip up the mountain lift, visit the Mack Brewery, or the Polaria adventure centre. If you want to spend an extra day or two in Tromsø, we can arrange tours with a guide in the area around Tromsø or in Lyngen.

M / S Gamle Salten is ready to explore the coast of Northern Norway starting from the centre of the Arctic capital. Arctic Haute Route departs from the quay at 16:00. From there we take a leisurely sail towards beautiful Senja, where we anchor up for the night. Local dining experiences and dinner prepared by Arctic Adventure Cuisine is served at 19:00 and the welcome, information and guide meeting begins at 21:00. Get a good night's sleep before tomorrow's tour!

Monday

Day 2

First day of hiking! We start with a tour of adventure island Senja. Breakfast is served from 06:30. Alternative routes are decided based on the current weather and conditions. There are countless opportunities for great hikes with sea views on all sides, our guides will find a tour that is right for you!

We arrange trips with difficulty level of 3-4 on our scale up to 5. The tours take 4-5 hours and are approx. 6-800 vertical meters in elevation. If anyone in the group wants a longer trip, we suggest that a group walk for 5-6 hours with a difficulty level of 4-5 on our scale up to 5.

After a long day hiking, you can test the temperature in the fjord with a quick dip. Alternatively go straight for après-hike and enjoy the great social atmosphere on board before dinner at 19:00. At 16:00 we sail south and arrive in Vesterålen around 23:00. If we are lucky, we might spot a whale or sea eagle on the way!

Tuesday

Day 3

Today the mountains of Vesterålen will be explored. We are anchored in a fantastic fjord and look up at the mountains we will climb later. Take the first coffee of the day on the deck and enjoy the view! Breakfast from 06:30. Another island with many hiking opportunities.

We take the tenders to land and immediately begin the trip from the shoreline. We arrange trips with difficulty level of 3-4 on our scale up to 5. The tours take 4-5 hours and are approx. 6-700 vertical meters in elevation. If anyone in the group wants a longer trip, we suggest that a group walk for 5 hours, at approx. 8-900 metres altitude. This gives a combined hike up to two or more mountain peaks, with difficulty level of 4 on our scale up to 5.

After the day's tour you can return to our floating lodge and enjoy the social après-hike and local snack before dinner at 19:00. Our goal is for you to experience Arctic Northern Norway also on the plate, and every day a new menu is served using the best local ingredients from the region. During the afternoon we sail further south, via Risøyrenna and along the Lofoten Wall. We drop anchor outside Stamsund around 23:00.

Wednesday

Day 4

Lofoten, the world's most beautiful archipelago, takes centre stage on the last day. We wake just outside of Stamsund and enjoy the last morning coffee out on the deck. This will be a spectacular tour ending, and an unforgettable day in Lofoten with numerous options for great hikes.

Our guides consider the weather and conditions to plan a tour that is right for you! We take the tenders to the shoreline and start the hikes from there. We’ll arrange hikes with a difficulty level of 3-5 on our scale up to 5. The tours take 4-5 hours and are approx. 5-600 vertical meters in elevation. If anyone in the group wants a longer hike, we can arrange this.

After the tour, all guests are transported directly to the airport in Leknes where they are reunited with their luggage. We arrive at the airport at 15:00.

THE END

Many of our guests come back, either for a new trip or a different season. We hope that a tour with us creates moments and days you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Welcome back!

Practical information

Flights, check in and departure

Sunday is arrivals day. You arrive in Tromsø and Tromsø Airport is only 15 minutes by bus or taxi from the harbour. Check in on the boat is from 15:00, departing at 16:00.

The Norwegian Adventure Company crew will meet you at the airport on all incoming flights. You then take a private bus to the vessel, which is located in Svolvær, only 15 minutes from the airport. Check Wideroe.no for flights from Oslo to Svolvær.

The last day we take trips to Vestvågøy in Lofoten, before being transported by bus straight to Leknes airport which is approx. 30-45 minutes away. You arrive at Leknes Airport at approx.15:00. We suggest you book your outbound flight after 16:00.

Ensure that you book flights to Tromsø Airport on Sunday, so you are there for check-in at 15:00, and fly out of Leknes on Wednesday after 16:00.

If you have some extra time before returning home, you should certainly try to discover more of beautiful Lofoten. We recommend Unstad Arctic Surf, gallery visits and “vær vandring” in picturesque Henningsvær or Svolvær, the Lofoten Cathedral or an excursion to Skrova. If you want to stay a few extra days, we will be happy to help put a programme together for you.

Contact us at info@norwegianadventurecompany.com or call +47 22 55 60 50.

The ship M/S Gamle Salten

Classic nostalgia and charm

M/S Gamle Salten (1953) was built more than 50 years ago and was part of the re-construction of the coastal fleet after the war. The coastal route was essential to revitalising the country by linking population and industry in a new wave of optimism towards the next century. The boat is therefore carefully designed with quality materials and craftsmanship.

She is a combined cargo and passenger ship that was delivered to Saltens Dampskibsselskap (SDS) in Bodø in 1953. Gamle Salten was built at the Trosvik Mechanical Workshop in Brevik.

Classic nostalgia in a class of its own – Norwegian Adventure Company
Classic nostalgia in a class of its own
With 3 lounges – 1st class, 2nd class and a ladies-only salon. – Norwegian Adventure Company
With 3 lounges – 1st class, 2nd class and a ladies-only salon.
Bodøs pride on the way to Kjærringøy. – Norwegian Adventure Company
Bodøs pride on the way to Kjærringøy.
Norway's cosiest floating restaurant. – Norwegian Adventure Company
Norway's cosiest floating restaurant.

Old Hurtigruten ship. From 1953 to 1964 the ship was hired as a permanent replacement ship at Hurtigruten. When MS «Salten» was not working at Hurtigruten, she sailed on the Mosjøen – Bodø – Narvik route. In 1967 the Labour Directorate purchased the ship and used it as a school ship in the southern part of the country under the name MS «Sjøkurs».

In 1995 the ship was purchased by Ryfylke Dampskibsselskab (RDS) in Stavanger and restored as MS «Gamle Salten». In 2008 the heritage ship was purchased by the foundation Rederiet Saltens in Bodø.

In 2017 Norwegian Adventure Company started to collaborate with Rederiet Saltens, and now the proud lady sails on the Arctic Haute Route.

Northern Norway's "Orient Express". The first thing you notice is the ship's clean lines, but it's only when you board that the ship reveals her true style and elegance. The mahogany, leather and brass fixtures and fittings certainly draw your attention.

The ship is divided into two classes with four lounges. Here the varieties of wood differ from mahogany to elm and from oak to birch. The dining room is bright and cosy with large windows facing the sea. Elegant flame birch and leather furniture is decked with fine porcelain during festive dinners.

The lounge on the upper deck provides the perfect opportunity to lean back and appreciate the history.

The cabins

Welcome!

MS Gamle Salten has 19 double cabins and 6 single cabins, with space for 44 guests.The cabins are relatively spacious for an older ship and, although they are fairly simple, you still have everything you need with fresh air ventilation, hot and cold water as well as a «window to the sea». Showers and toilets are found in the common areas. All cabins have electric sockets for 220 volt/50 Hz.

Northbound Route (5 days)

Cabins Details Price p.p.
Double cabin w/some noise (2) Upper and lower bunk, a small sofa and wardrobe. Washbasin with hot and cold water. 24 900 NOK
Double cabin (16) Upper and lower bunk, a small sofa and wardrobe. Washbasin with hot and cold water. 26 900 NOK
Double cabin superior (1) Double bed, a small lounge and wardrobe. Washbasin with hot and cold water. 27 900 NOK
Single cabin (6) One berth and wardrobe. Washbasin with hot and cold water. 28 900 NOK

Southbound Route (4 days)

Cabins Details Price p.p.
Double cabin w/some noise (2) Upper and lower bunk, a small sofa and wardrobe. Washbasin with hot and cold water. 19 900 NOK
Double cabin (16) Upper and lower bunk, a small sofa and wardrobe. Washbasin with hot and cold water. 21 900 NOK
Double cabin superior (1) Double bed, a small lounge and wardrobe. Washbasin with hot and cold water. 22 900 NOK
Single cabin (6) One berth and wardrobe. Washbasin with hot and cold water. 24 900 NOK
Life on board

Social and relaxing atmosphere on board

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It is something quite unique to sail into the fjords and then to lie at anchor surrounded by mountains and the next day's hiking opportunities. To experience the first coffee out on the deck, or the sun that doesn't go down in the evenings. To watch a couple of small fishing boats, head out to the fishing grounds, to feel the weather and prepare for the tour ahead. In every way this is truly unique mountain hiking in the north.

Being on an Arctic Haute Route voyage is much more than a raw nature experience with amazing mountain hikes. The voyage along the Norwegian coast gives you the chance to see some of the most beautiful places in the north. In addition, there is a great social environment and where you can share hiking adventures with other like-minded people.

On a small, intimate ship you quickly get to know the others in the group, and after a day or two we are one big happy family! The Norwegian Adventure Company team are always available for any questions you may have along the way, and the ship's crew are attentive and helpful.

You’re in safe hands with our certified guides who are knowledgeable local area experts and you’ll certainly learn some new tricks. Every afternoon we serve local snacks from the region for après-hike, followed by dinner and local dining experiences from Arctic Adventure Cuisine.

During afternoons and evenings, light-filled are best experienced with others on the deck, where you feel the wind, weather and the sheer joy of being on tour.

Level of Difficulty

How difficult are the hiking tours?

The most common questions we get asked is how tiring and long our hiking tours are and how steep the descents are. This is not easy to answer as for everyone there is a different experience of what is deemed to be simple or demanding. To try to give guidance we have graded our tours on a scale of 1 to 5

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1 Up to 300 metres altitude Easy hike that everyone can master. You must have jogging shoes or low mountain shoes and a hiking bag.
2 Up to 500 metres altitude Hike for those with normal fitness. You must have low mountain shoes or mountain boots and a hiking bag.
3 Up to 700 metres altitude A more strenuous hike, for those in normal to good condition. You must have low mountain shoes or mountain boots and a hiking bag.
4 Up to 1000 metres altitude It is required that you are in good shape and that you regularly take long hikes. You must have mountain boots and a hiking bag.
5 More than 1000 metres It is required that you are in very good condition and that you are used to walking several days on hilly terrain. You must have mountain boots and a hiking bag.
What’s included?

Included in the price!

  • Accommodation three night’s (southbound) or four night’s (northbound) accommodation with private facilities aboard M/S Gamle Salten
  • Tailor-made tours (three full days of hiking in Lofoten, Vesterålen, Senja and Kvaløya)
  • Certified guides (1 guide for every 6-10 guests)
  • Expedition and sailing along the Atlantic coast.
  • All meals from Arctic Adventure Cuisine (three breakfasts, three packed lunches, three après-hike snacks, three dinners (two main courses every day (fish / meat), dessert)
  • Free coffee / tea / fruit
  • Transport to the tour by tender and by bus to the airport
  • Hosted by Norwegian Adventure Company
  • After-hike and social environment

NOT INCLUDED: Airline tickets, transport to the ship on arrival day, alcohol, soft drinks and tour snacks.

Equipment & packing list

What to pack for the hike?

Pack your clothes and boots in a large North Face bag (waterproof 100-140 L is recommended). Take your day rucksack on board the aircraft. Bring mountain gear and clothing for three or four days of trips, and casual outfits for travel, dinner and social occasions. The atmosphere on board is relaxed and the cabins are small, so make a capsule collection and leave your fancy clothes at home!

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Tour Rucksack (20 - 40 L)

Recommended tour equipment


  • Hiking boots – waterproof / Gore-tex membrane
  • First aid box (with: Compeed plasters for rubbing, sports tape, etc.)
  • Thin gloves for the ascent, thicker gloves for the descent
  • Two hats (one thin hat for the ascent and one wool hat for the descent)
  • Wool underwear and socks
  • Helmet and goggles
  • Sunglasses and high factor sunscreen
  • Thin fleece jacket
  • Thin down jacket for cold days and rest breaks on the summits
  • Shell pants and jacket (wind and waterproof)
  • Small thermos for coffee, tea and hot water etc.
  • 2 x 1L water bottles
  • Large Bag (100 – 140 L)

    Other things to take


  • Pack in a large, waterproof bag to keep clothes and equipment dry
  • Casual clothes for dinner and socialising: jeans, chinos, sweaters, shirts, fleeces
  • Trainers or low Gore-Tex shoes that you use on board
  • Extra socks and sports underwear (wool) for 3 days of trips

  • Welcome to the land of the Midnight Sun for amazing mountain hikes and a fantastic experience north of the Arctic Circle!

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    Who does the tour suit?

    Our tours are tailor-made to suit the group travelling with us. Your physical condition, ambition and wishes are the determining factors!

    With 8 guides on board, we have the opportunity to divide the groups into different levels, from beginner to average condition through to highly trained. Our guests include singles, couples, groups of friends, or multi-generational groups such as grandparents, their children and grandchildren travelling together. The tours are suitable for children above 7 years old.

    The common interest of all our guests is that they want to experience the most stunning places in Northern Norway, with great hikes and routes that provide outstanding views from the mountains to the shore.


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    Arctic Haute Route – Norwegian Adventure Company
    Arctic Haute Route – Norwegian Adventure Company
    Arctic Haute Route – Norwegian Adventure Company
    Arctic Adventure Cuisine

    A fantastic experience of the North - also on the plate!

    Gutsy, honest, uncomplicated and truly North Norwegian.

    As an adventure company, we want you to experience some of the best world-class local produce that Northern Norway has to offer.

    Based on this, we have developed the Arctic Adventure Cuisine dining experience in collaboration with Bocuse d 'Or chef Gunnar Hvarnes. In the menu we have specialties from more than 30 small and large local producers from the areas between Lofoten, Tromsø. and Finnmark.

    The special thing about the Arctic climate is that it’s very cold, so everything grows slower. It gives the food a more distinct taste.
    Fredrik Lundgren, Chef on Arctic Haute Route

    New Nordic style

    Arctic Adventure Cuisine showcases some of the really great ingredients the region has to offer - from the deep fjords to the mountains and farms. Through meals served on the Arctic Haute Route, we will convey some of the fascinating, Northern Norwegian culture and traditions, but presented in a New-Nordic style.

    The menu is developed by one of Norway's foremost culinary experts, Gunnar Hvarnes, and prepared by some of the country's most talented young chefs. In creating this we hope you will have a wonderful experience of the north - also on the plate!

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    Safety

    Some of our guests have concerns about security and safety factors; danger in steep terrain, professionalism of the guides, general risk assessment of the trips and whether they can expect to be seasick. Below you will find information about these aspects of the trip.

    Safety first. Always.

    Maximizw your adventure with great guides

    Our guides on Arctic Haute Route are certified mountain guides and nature guides with a great deal of experience. They are all professionals who guide hundreds of tours throughout the year and have mastered the art in tailoring tours to suit different levels; from beginners to high level hikers.

    We do not go on trips that require abseiling and use of harnesses but for some, the ascent and elevation will be a new and unfamiliar experience. The safety of the trips is paramount. We focus on the joy of adventuring safely. Our goal is to have a fantastic hiking experience, with magnificent views from the mountains to the shoreline. Mountains and routes are always chosen based on the current weather and wind conditions, along with the guest’s physical fitness level and wishes.

    Certified guides and nature guides

    Good guides are a prerequisite for a great hiking experience, where you can enjoy the view and the hiking experience to the maximum. Our IFMGA certified guides are highly qualified professionals with extensive knowledge of the mountain ranges that surround the coast of Northern Norway. All certified guides are experts in the mountains, skiing, climbing, glacier walking and handling of equipment, safety and landslide procedures. The guides are trained based on international standards for mountain guides.

    We also use nature guides trained at the University of Tromsø on our tours. They are happy to share their knowledge and expertise about the mountains and routes with guests along the way. The Nature Guides have special competencies in using nature to create safe, exciting and educational experiences for our guests. Our expert nature guides put regional history, local traditions, nature use and local natural conditions into a larger global environmental perspective, exploring the balance between man and nature.

    Sea sickness

    If you have concerns about being seasick, we can reassure you that on Arctic Haute Route we sail close to land and rarely in open sea areas for most of the voyage. In our experience guest seasickness has been limited to being very minimal, if at all. 

    If any of our guests should still experience discomfort, we always have sea sickness tablets available on board.


    Tours for different ability levels

    Our certified guides facilitate tours for all levels of ability - from beginner and advanced to highly skilled mountain hikers. Our guides conduct meetings every night, going through maps, routes and possible mountain options for the next day's tours with guests.

    In this way we can ensure that you participate in a tour that best meets your expectations with unforgettable daily trips and travel.

    Your hosts

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    At the quay in Svolvær and Tromsø you’ll meet the hosts and expedition leaders from Norwegian Adventure Company, Nina Kristine Madsen-Geelmuyden and Fredrik Geelmuyden, the boat crew and the mountain guides who want to give you the very best adventure ever.

    Welcome aboard!

    “The Arctic Haute Route is a spectacular journey, and a unique experience for anyone who wants to do mountain summit hikes in Lofoten, Vesterålen, Senja and Kvaløya”

    This is the hidden trasure of the north!
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    Mercedes Benz – Norwegian Adventure Company partner
    Ringnes – Norwegian Adventure Company partner
    Dynafit – Norwegian Adventure Company partner
    Chaqwa – Norwegian Adventure Company partner
    Coca Cola – Norwegian Adventure Company partner
    DN – Norwegian Adventure Company partner
    Norwegian Adventure Company
    Arctic Adventure Club

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