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Lofoten: Midnight tour to Gimsøya

  • Kirkegata 17, Svolvær
  • +47 99371010
  •  /  km From You

Join us for a magical evening tour to Gimsøy with our comfortable minibus. You have the option to hike up to Hoven, but if you're not into hiking you also have the possibility to visit a sauna, go horesback riding or simply soak up the stillness of nature.

The feeling is unique. Even though it's an entirely natural phenomenon, happening every day at this time of year. One's mind still can't fully grasp what's going on as the clock strikes midnight and a warm orange glow continues to bathe the landscape.

Looking North from the sandy shores of Gimsøya, the midnight sun hangs just above the horizon for what feels like forever. In Lofoten, the sun does not set below the horizon from the 28th of May until the 14th of July. During this time, the sun circles the sky 24 hours a day, distorting the perception of time for all animals and humans above the Arctic circle.

Sticking out above the wide-open plains of Gimsøy, the mountain Hoven is visible from miles away. After the scenic drive from Svolvær, we'll park at the horse farm Hov Gård which is located at the base of Hoven. Then the choice is yours: we plan to hike up Hoven for the spectacular 360-degree view from the top, which takes about 45 minutes to cover the 368m elevation. But if you'd rather add on a sauna or Horseback Riding tour from Hov Gård, those options are available as well.

Equally, if you'd rather sit by the beach and simply soak up the peace and stillness of this incredible place, that's perfectly good as well. The Gimsøy beaches are rarely crowded, so you're likely to have them for yourself at night, making it a pretty romantic experience. We'll gather the group back at the beach later on for a bonfire, hot drinks, and veggie hot dogs under the midnight sun. We start our drive back to Svolvær a bit after midnight, making it a perfect timing also for those who chose to go on a midnight sun horseback riding tour.

The Lofoten Islands are prone to rapidly changing weather conditions. Therefore, it's best to pack warm clothes, even if you're planning on hiking. Furthermore, days can be overcast, even in the summer, so we can not guarantee that you will be able to see the midnight sun. However, the nights are still bright, even with cloudy skies.

Time: 20:00 (5-6 hours)
Season: 1st June - 31st August
Price adult: 1390 NOK
Min pax to operate: 2

This is included: Professional Driver, Bonfire at the beach, Vegetarian Hot Dog, Coffee, tea & hot chocolate

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