Retreats » Retreat in Lofoten Archipelago
The Lofoten Islands are draped across the turbulent waters of the Norwegian Sea, far above the Arctic Circle. This rare wilderness outpost offers an untrammelled landscape of majestetic mountains, deep fjords, squawking seabird colonies and long, surf-swept beaches.
If you are seeking unforgettable nature experiences, Lofoten will definitely not let you down. Due to the area`s diverse landscape, you can go hiking, skiing, fishing, ocean rafting or scuba diving. Fishing has been, and stil is the reason why people have lived here and the region is known for its many small fishing villages.
Due to the warm Gulf Stream, Lofoten has a much milder climate than other parts of the world at the same latitude. Between late May and mid July you can experience the midnight sun, whilst the northern lights can be viewed from September to mid April.
The midnight sun is a phenomenon that occurs all ar part of the time between the spring equinox and the autumnal equinox north of the Arctic Circle, and between the autumnal equinox and spring equinox south of the Antartic Circle. The lenght of the period in which the midnight sun is visible increases as you move from the polar circles towards the poles. It is longest at the poles themselves, where it is possible to see the sun continously for six months of the year.
Our program in Lofoten:
Norwegian Air from Oslo (Gardemoen airport) to Evenes (Harstad/Narvik) 17.55-19.35
19.50-22.15 transfer from the airport
Dinner, settling in one`s room, introducing the program and participants
07.15-08.30 morning Vinyasa or Ashtanga yoga
Driving to the starting points of the hikes (different lenght)
Prepacked lunch on the mountains
Evening Yin or Restorative yoga (read more about restorative yoga: https://www.mittyoga.com/restotive-yoga.html
Some days when the hikes are longer, we will eat dinner first and relax and stretch our bodies after, other days when we do not go so far, we will do it the other way around.
Driving to Andenes (3h), where you can participate in whale or/and bird watching safari: http://www.seasafariandenes.no/en
The price of the safari is not included because if the weather is terrible and we can`t go on the sea, we will go hiking or do something else. The price of whale safari is 1100 NOK per person and puffin/bird safari 495 NOK per person. Combined trip (whale and birds) in the evening is 1650 NOK per person. That trip is exeptional because of the special light in the evening. This is once in a lifetime experience.
We will drive to a cosy little hostel near the airport (3h) where we will spend our last night.
Leaving from Evenes
8 days Yoga & Hiking retreat in Lofoten in a shared room 13 200 NOK
Price does not include airfares, whale safari and travel insurance.
A reservation requires a deposit of 15% of the total price. The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date. The rest of payment should be payd 7 days before the arrival date.