Test_Lofoten Eagle and Whale Route

Explore the majestic wildlife on our sightseeing cruise to Værøy. 

Lofoten Eagle and Whale Route onboard Aurora Explorer is a trip for those who want to experience a little more adventure into the wilderness than Lofoten offers. Our guided cruise sails along the steep mountainsides of Lofotodden National Park and through the world's strongest whirlpool – Moskenesstraumen – where the current ensures optimal biodiversity. 

On our way to Værøy, we cruise by the island of Mosken and several others like Høgholmen and Svarvan to observe the local birds like - white-tailed sea eagles, sea owls, golden eagles, puffins, northern gannets and razorbills. The Humpback whales and Orcas often hunt for herring and mackerel here as well. Our English-speaking guide and crew on board will be on the lookout for the native fauna and tell you about the environment that surrounds you. You will be surprised how much can go unnoticed! 

Upon arrival to Værøy, you have several choices: you can explore the island independently on foot or rent a bicycle for an additional charge of 200NOK. 

A 25 min walk from the boat will take you to the starting point of the hike up to the famous Instagram point, Håen. The hike up the mountain is 3.2 km and takes over an hour; therefore gives you a priceless overview of the whole island. 

For those who do not want to go back to Å or Reine, several accommodations are available to stay the night at Værøy (not included in the price and have to be organized independently). 

For those who do not want to go back to Å or Reine, several accommodations are available to stay the night at Værøy (not included in the price and have to be organized independently). 

On our way back to Å and Reine, we will sail through the Moskenesstraumen once again and slow down to search for the big marine mammals. 

Join us from your chosen destination (Å or Reine) and explore the wild nature at the very end of Lofoten! 

Season: 17.06. -15.08. 

Meeting place in Å: Å-veien 14 

Meeting place in Reine: Kirkeveien 11 

Meeting time: 30 - 15 min before departure 

Departure: 09:30 from Å & 09:50 from Reine 

Return: Depending on where You will disembark 

Duration: Round trip to Værøy 5 - 7 hours depending on where you board for the trip 

Minimum: 2 people 

Maximum: 145 people (73 pax due to Covid-19 regulations) 

Children: Children 4-11 years half price. Children under 3 years go free of charge. Parents must provide the age of children upon booking. 

Restrictions: No wheelchair access or elevator, but the crew will be happy to help a wheelchair user as long as it is not a power wheelchair (due to being heavy) 

Physical difficulty level: Easy, family-friendly 

Cancellation policy: 48 hours or more before the tour – full refund. Less than 48 hours before the tour – no refund 

Price: 695 NOK 

What’s included? 

Boat transportation 

English-speaking guide 

Bike rental & guided tour available for 200NOK surcharge 

Food & beverages 

It is possible to buy snacks and drinks onboard the ship or bring along your own. 

What to wear & bring with you? 

In Norwegian summer, you may experience all sorts of weather. We recommend dressing according to the season and in layers so you can adjust your clothing to the weather conditions. We advise bringing along wind & waterproof outer layers & warm shoes. 

Departure Å 9:30 - Arrival Reine 9:50 - Departure Reine 10:00 - Cruise in Reinefjorden - Arrival Reine 11:00 - Departure Reine 11:15 - Arrival Å 11:30 - Departure Å 11:40 - Arrival Værøy 12:40 - Departure Værøy 15:45 - Arrival Å 16:45 - Departure Å 16:55 - Arrival Reine 17:15