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7 days - Cooking Classes, Exclusive Experiences and Sea Adventures

Lofoten is a food lover's paradise. Join us for an exclusive culinary week staying in three unique seaside and farming properties in the magical Norwegian Lofoten Archipelago.

Meet local chefs in their own little culinary playgrounds as they host you through a Nordic food extravagance, head out with fisherman to pull in a haul of fresh seafood and then pick the salads for dinner in small organic gardens before your meal - a 20 - 25 tasting menu of the finest, freshest local ingredients.

Self-driving around Lofoten will give you the pleasure of stopping off along the small roads, exploring the quaint seaside villages and managing your own time. Plan early for this tour as spots at the tables and in these small, remote lodges are sought after!

Day 1
Arrive Lofoten and self-drive to your fisherman's cabin accommodation
Day 2
RIB trip to the outer edge of Lofoten
Day 3
Tramp around the Lofoten Mountains with a guide, go paddle boarding or ocean fishing trip
Day 4
Drive to your next point of call, Nusfjord stopping along the way in Reine
Day 5
Open Kitchen at Lofoten Food Studio
Day 6
Explore Lofoten as you drive to your garden restaurant homestead
Day 7
Departure Day
Start Place
Lofoten Archipelago, Norway tours
End Place
Evenes, Norway tours
Country Visited
Norway tours
Duration
7 Days
Suitability
Easy

Details

Transportation

Car hire - category T

Included
  • Car hire 7 days; VW Golf or similar (Automatic) or similar, with free mileage and CDW
  • 5 nights in twin/double rooms at above water fisherman's lodges
  • 1 night in ensuite double room
  • Daily breakfasts, 2 lunches and 6 dinners
  • 6 hour RIB trip with bonfire picnic lunch on a secluded beach
  • Guided Mountain Hike with packed lunch OR Ocean fishing trip
  • Private cooking class if available (depending on Covid restrictions and availability)
  • 12 course chef's table at Lofoten Food Studio
  • 20 - 25 food tasting menu for final dinner
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fees
  • Booking with Confidence- we want you to be confident in booking with 50 Degrees North, and we will always have your best interest and safety in mind. In these times of uncertainty during the COVID-19 crisis, we have put in place further measures to make booking with us easier and more flexible.
Not Included

International flights, meals not detailed and items of personal nature. GPS is not included (it is quite straightforward driving in Lofoten).

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Lofoten and self-drive to your fisherman's cabin accommodation

Arrive at Leknes airport and pick up car. It is an hours drive to your accommodation. Dinner on the first night with a 6 course tasting menu. Breathe in the salty wind from the sea and start completely enjoying the Lofoten Islands.

Meals
1 Dinner
Transportation
Self-drive
Accommodation
Fisherman's Cabin Resort - The double and twin rooms carry a minimalist Scandinavian style whilst overlooking the surrounding mountains and ocean. These rooms contain a private bathroom with shower, luggage storage, tea and coffee facilities and heating. Upgrade to suites (built 2020/2021) can be arranged.

Day 2 - RIB trip to the outer edge of Lofoten

After breakfast, head out for an adventurous ocean RIB boat trip. The RIB trip takes guests to the outer edge of Lofoten to previously inhabited fishing villages, bird colonies and views of 3000 year old caves. You will arrive at a secluded beach for a bonfire picnic lunch or prepared packed lunch.

Each night you will be seated at the chef’s table with a handful of fellow adventurers, watching the feast unfold before you from the open kitchen as you sip on carefully created cocktails. This evenings meal is 3 courses.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 3 - Tramp around the Lofoten Mountains with a guide, go paddle boarding or ocean fishing trip

This morning, don your walking boots for a guided mountain hike with packed lunch. Alternatively, you can do another sea journey - heading out to do some deep sea ocean fishing with the local fishermen.

Return to lodge mid-late afternoon and enjoy a final 6 course tasting menu with your fellow guests.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 4 - Drive to your next point of call, Nusfjord stopping along the way in Reine

After breakfast, bid goodbye to your fellow travellers and take a leisurely drive to Ballstad. Before you head off, you might like to head out on a seaweed harvesting rib boat adventure with the Lofoten Seaweed Company.

Stop for coffee in Reine and admire the majestic peaks of Lofoten. If you love seaweed but didn't add the optional adventure, take a little longer and visit the Lofoten Seaweed Company headquarters in Napp.

On arrival at your seaside cabins, decide on your adventures to do during your stay. Sea kayaking with a guide, guided hiking or trail running, stand-up paddling and year round photo tours can be included.

Each night enjoy the treasures of the Lofoten served at dinner. Among the ingredients you will find truffle seaweed, sea urchins, smoked salmon, Lofoten lamb, blue mussels, and of course the famous Lofoten cod. The specialty is home-made stockfish, dried in the summer months on the racks and cliffs around the village and processed in our own smokery.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Nusfjord Arctic Resort

Day 5 - Open Kitchen at Lofoten Food Studio

This morning is at your leisure before joining a cooking class and open kitchen at the Lofoten Food Studio. Your host is Roy Magne Berglund, where he has built his own little culinary playground. Sit at the Chef´s Table while he prepares and serve multi-course menus inspired by the four amazing seasons of Lofoten. Roy Magne is Norwegian former 'Chef of the Year' and has won several Norwegian and International awards doing what he loves the most.

PLEASE NOTE: This experience is heavily booked, many months out. We can arrange an alternative food experience if unavailable.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Nusfjord Arctic Resort

Day 6 - Explore Lofoten as you drive to your garden restaurant homestead

Today is a longer drive through the heart of the Lofoten Islands. You can lunch in Svolvær, take a leisurely walk along the pier and explore the galleries. In the peak of summer, these little fishing villages are a hive of activity, at other times, very quiet hamlets. It is 3 - 5 hour of driving but with long daylight hours, you can take your time. On arrival at your accommodation, settle in and enjoy this unique working garden farm. Meet the free range pigs, wander the herb gardens and enjoy a welcome drink.

This evening, dinner is served at the chef's, Halvar Ellingsen, table. Halvar previously worked for several of the finest restaurants in Norway; Bagatelle, head chef of Palace Grill, Sous chef of Ylajali and Arakataka. He was on the National Culinary Team, won the National Culinary Championship, and has been awarded many other culinary prizes.

The meal tonight will be a 20-25 tasting menu. Wine pairing menu can be added.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Double or twin room inside a 9 room homestead with ensuite

Day 7 - Departure Day

After breakfast, drive to the airport (2 hour drive) and return hire car.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Dates & Prices

Price per person, twin share.

Dates
Valid From
Valid To
From Price
Status
Accommodation
1 Jun 2023
30 Sep 2023
1 Jun 2023
30 Sep 2023
USD 6,679
Limited availability
Superior

Important Information

Lofoten is now a very busy place in summer so all accommodation, meals and tours need to be booked well in advance. The special dinners included open up for bookings at various months ahead (similar to noma and other michelin star restaurants) so we need to plan early to secure your spots.

SPECIAL WEEKS: For something even more special, we recommend adding a 'Kitchen On The Edge Of The World' program. Extra food workshops, talks, cooking classes as well as yoga and additional activities are arranged in these weeks.

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