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- New tour 2022
7 days - Cooking Classes, Exclusive Experiences & 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
- Tramping around the Lofoten Mountains with guide or ocean fishing trip
- Day 4
- Drive to your next point of call, Ballstad 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
- 7 Days
Car hire - category T
- Car hire 7 days; VW Golf or similar (Automatic) or similar, with free mileage and CDW
- 3 nights in twin/double rooms at fisherman's lodge
- 2 nights in a designer hillside suite with seaview
- 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)
- 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.
International flights, meals not detailed and items of personal nature. GPS is not included (it is quite straightforward driving in Lofoten).
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.
AccommodationFisherman'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.
Day 3 - Tramping around the Lofoten Mountains with guide 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.
Day 4 - Drive to your next point of call, Ballstad stopping along the way in Reine
After breakfast, bid goodbye to your fellow travellers and take a leisurely drive to Ballstad. Stop for coffee in Reine and admire the majestic peaks of Lofoten.
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.
AccommodationHattvika Lodge is located in an authentic fisherman’s area, where the ambience oozes of history and offers a great view to the harbour of Hattvika. Hattvika Hillside is equipped with a spacious entrance hall, modern bathroom and a great studio main room with spectacular views. Here you also find a station for coffee/tea, and a small fridge.
Day 5 - Open Kitchen at Lofoten Food Studio
This morning is at your leisure (don't forget to taste some of Norway's famous Möllers fish oil down at the wharf) before joining a cooking class (depending on COVID restrictions) and open kitchen at the Lofoten Food Studio. It is an easy walk from your accommodation. 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.
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.
AccommodationDouble 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.
Price per person, twin share.
30 Sep 2022
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. These weeks for 2022 are 16-20 June with Niklas Ekstedt as the guest chef. Extra food workshops, talks, cooking classes as well as yoga and additional activities are arranged in these weeks. Weeks for 2022 - 23-27 June, 15-19 September 2022 and 22-26 September 2022 – to be announced soon.
24-28 March 2022
Nuno Mendes (guest chef)
Valentine Warner (host)
Nick Strangeway (cocktails)
Jim Parkyn (model maker)