North Albania Tours is a local and experienced tour operator, based in Shkodër, Albania. Our hometown is also the fifth-largest city in Albania and is one of the oldest in Europe. Situated near Lake Shkodër – the largest lake on the Balkan Peninsula – Shkodër is an excellent base for exploring the many cultural and historical sites of northern Albania. The close proximity to the Nikaj-Mertur Regional Nature Park and the Parku Kombëtar Lugina e Valbonës offers hikers and mountaineers a plethora of beautiful walking routes, while Shkodër Lake allows for numerous kayaking and cycling opportunities. The soil in this corner of Albania is rich and fertile, enabling our wine grapes to prosper. Therefore, if wine tasting is something that tickles your tastebuds, you have come to the right place.
We specialize in the following:
Our tours range from cultural city tours and boat trips to hiking and trekking excursions in the majestic mountains. We also offer Albanian cooking classes, cycling, and horseback riding trips.
If you are an individual looking for an authentic and unique experience, a large group seeking a well-organized adventure, or a tour operator needing some local, on-the-ground knowledge, please feel free to contact us with your ideas. We would be delighted to craft a tailor-made adventure for you!
North Albania Tours founder Florian Kola began acquiring extensive tourism and hospitality experience while working for a Dutch travel company in Durrës, Albania. For more than 4.5 years, Florian served as a tour guide and consultant, leading international travelers through Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Slovenia and Kosovo. He also worked in Lapland and is a member of SMALAFTA professional association for the travel industry headquartered in Helsinki, Finland. Upon returning to his home in Northern Albania, this knowledge helped him to expand his own tourism-focused companies.
Today, with over 12 years of the industry experience, Florian takes pride in the fact that he’s been able to spread his wealth of knowledge about local Albanian culture, history and traditions with happy tourists, thus helping to support his family, and stimulate the local economy.