Arctic Lights & Whales

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 5 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Buksnesfjord, Norway
  • Ends Buksnesfjord, Norway
  • Great location for Northern Lights
  • Dramatic Arctic Scenery
  • Whale watching and other fantastic wildlife moose, seals, sea eagles
The Arctic Lights & Whales tour starts and ends in Buksnesfjord. The Arctic Lights & Whales is a local culture tour that takes 5 days taking you through Buksnesfjord, Norway and other destinations in Norway.

'Spectacular' is no overstatement for the Vesteralen Islands in Northern Norway. The archipelago sits within the Arctic Circle and offers an intoxicating cocktail of fjords and mountains all teeming with wildlife, from soaring eagles to sea otters and reindeer. Crucially, thanks to the Gulf Stream, winters here are relatively mild.Our base in Buksnesfjord is perfectly located to explore the beauty of this landscape by day and its skyscape by night. Needless to say, this far north the Aurora is rarely troubled by light pollution and displays, though never guaranteed, can be extraordinary.
5 - Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
Amazing lights
5 - Excellent
“With Northern Lights you are always cautious, and I went knowing that we may not get them, but we we very lucky and had lights on each of the 4 nights. So if that happens don't expect any rest. The location of Andoy Friluftssenter is great, you have options of either staying close to your cabin and nipping back in side during a beak in the lights, or a couple of places down on the waterside with no more that a 10 min walk giving you plenty of options, and then if on one of Paul's groups as we were the ability to go further afield in the minibus. The days are filled, as well so don't think this will a restful break. The Andoy Friluftssenter is great, the location, the cabins, the host and the food. A great weekend.”
Northern de-Lights
5 - Excellent
“This trip ticked every box and exceeded my expectations and I think I can say the same for the whole of the group... The accommodation, food (in particular the Moose Pie), location, hosts (Nigel & Ingvild) and hospitality were all top notch. We crammed so much into 4 days - it felt like I'd been away for at least a week. The main purpose of the trip was to photograph the Northern Lights and boy, did they deliver? Yes, they did.... 4 nights on the trot for hours at a time - I felt truly blessed to be there!!”
Northern Lights with Paul Goldstein
5 - Excellent
“Andoy is spectacularly beautiful and we were incredibly lucky to see the lights every night - how brilliant was that!”
Artic Lights Holiday
5 - Excellent
“I went on this trip last year and although the weather was bad and there was limited showings of the Northern Lights, the location, accommodation and the potential for great photos drew me back again this year. I was not disappointed. There was a Northern light showing every night and in addition the weather was good enough for us to go on a whale safari. I have never seen sperm whale before but this trip was amazing with great shots of 4 different whale flukes. The accommodation was great and the food was exceptional. The hosts Nigel and Ingvild were very welcoming. I would highly recommend this holiday for anyone looking to photograph the Northern lights, although there is no guarantee of seeing the lights, this area is still a stunning location which is totally crowd free.”
  • Day 1: Start Buksnesfjord.
  • Day 2: Morning exploration of local area on foot; trip to the nearby valley for outdoor lunch and ice fishing on Lake Kringelvann.
  • Day 3: Tour of Andoy passing through fishing villages on the arctic coast, including northern Europe's longest beach and to the world's largest Northern Lights research base. Evening meal in the lavvo.
  • Day 4: Drive to Andenes for whale watching excursion; return to Friluftssenter for free time before the evening meal in the lavvo.
  • Day 5: Transfer to Evenes.
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners included
  • (if booking inc. flights)
  • 4 nights in wilderness cabins or Aurora guesthouse with shared facilities 
  • 3 days exploration of the island, including whale watching and research centre visit
  • Group normally 6 to 14, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs
  • Airport transfers
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Any international flights to/from Buksnesfjord are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Arctic Lights & Whales tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Arctic Lights & Whales tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


A deposit of 0 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 05 September 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Arctic Lights & Whales tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Arctic Lights & Whales tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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