Price from £785pp
All prices include: transfers, accommodation, meals and guided activities; all as listed.
VISITING: Norway
BROCHURE CODE: 26024

Key facts

  • Duration:3 nights
  • Pace:Active
  • Suitable for: Ages 15+. See our terms for further information
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ALL OF THE ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES LISTED BELOW ARE INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE

  • Transfers: return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 2 nights at the Clarion Collection Aurora Hotel and 1 night in a Crystal Lavvo
  • Meals: 3 Breakfast, 2 dinners and 1 light buffet dinner
  • The following activities are included in the holiday price: guided RIB adventure, overnight in a Crystal Lavvo and guided Aurora husky hike (until October 13th) or a visit to the husky centre and Aurora Camp (from 14th October onwards) (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities

The main purpose of any trip to Tromsø and the Lyngen Peninsula during the autumn is to witness the Aurora Borealis. As the skies become darker and the Arctic prepares for the long winter ahead, the landscape surrounding this region undergoes a dramatic change with an array of stunning colours and vibrancy. It creates an ethereal contrast as the dancing lights of night replace the autumn shades of daytime.

This holiday is sure to provide plenty of opportunities to potentially witness an autumn display. A night in a Crystal Lavvo (traditional cabin) set amidst the backdrop of remote Norwegian landscapes is the ideal place to take advantage of any Northern Lights activity. There is very little light pollution and your host will provide you with a photography workshop to maximise your chances of catching this natural phenomenon on your camera. The lavvos have a glass roof and therefore offer unobstructed views of the night sky. In theory, you could well be watching the Northern Lights from the comfort of your bed!

An Aurora husky hike or a visit to the husky centre and its Aurora Camp are an enticing combination of Northern Lights hunts and an opportunity to meet the Arctic’s working dogs. Dog sledding has become synonymous with holidays in the Arctic and you will undoubtedly be greeted with a chorus of eager and excitable barks. There’s unlikely to be any snow until the end of October but these dogs just love to be out and about and on the Aurora hike they will accompany you as you venture away from the lights of the city. The atmosphere as you sit around a campfire and await the arrival of the Northern Lights is unlike anything you will have experienced before. Imagine how you will feel should you witness a captivating autumn display!

Your holiday will begin in the cosmopolitan city of Tromsø. This charming and vibrant city north of the Arctic Circle is set amidst breathtaking surroundings of islands, mountains and fjords. The very best way to see it all is to take a short cable car ride to Storsteinen at a height of 421m above sea level. We could try and describe the view but we honestly don’t have the words. You’ve just got to and experience it for yourself.

There are many things to see and do in Tromso. Being a university city, there is a great range of shops, bars and restaurants but you may also want to visit the world’s most northerly aquarium and the Arctic Cathedral. One slightly unusual suggestion is that you might just choose to enjoy the fabulous views from the hotel’s hot tub. After all, travel can be terribly stressful and we all need to unwind from time to time.

An exciting way to explore the stunning islands and fjords surrounding Tromsø is on a RIB boat tour. The dramatic archipelago landscapes are particularly breathtaking when drenched in autumn colours and it’s worth noting that October signals the start of the whale migration season.

To conclude, Tromsø is an ideal base for a Northern Lights holiday. The city comes alive as the dark nights return and this autumn trip offers the perfect combination of Aurora hunting opportunities, fjord landscapes and Arctic city sights. It is also an opportunity to visit the Lyngen Peninsula and spend a night in a Crystal Lavvo. The lavvos are a fantastic concept and a particular highlight of this holiday.

Credit: Green Gold of Norway and Francisco Damm
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  • Northern Lights cruise

    From £160pp

    Departing from the harbour area of Tromsø, you will set out across the water via catamaran in search of the Northern Lights. The boat is charmingly comfortable with a viewing deck and a heated lounge for you to enjoy as you set off slowly across the water. There is no artificial light pollution on the water and regardless of whether the Northern Lights do appear you will still be able to enjoy Tromsø from a wonderful new perspective and you will be able to see the illuminated Arctic Cathedral and Tromsø bridge. A typical Northern Norwegian fish dinner, complete with dessert and hot drinks, is included. Warm clothing is provided, but be sure to still wear plenty of layers.

    This excursion is available from October onwards and is available as an option for those wanting to extend their stay in Tromsø. Your host’s knowledge about the city and its surroundings, as well as their many year's experience of the Northern Lights, will make for a very memorable evening.


Other options

  • Puppy training

    From: £106pp

    The Tromsø Villmarkssenter (Tromsø Wilderness Centre) is an adventure group that invests a lot of time in training huskies for dogsledding. Getting puppies ready to work in a racing team is essential work, and this activity gives you a close-up look at the process. Spend time with the puppies as they are taken through the various steps to becoming seasoned racing dogs – a must for canine-lovers! Lunch is included.

    Image credit: Tromsø Adventure
  • Northern Lights hunt via minibus

    From: £142pp

    Seeking out the Northern Lights via minibus allows you to venture further away from artificial light to the best possible Aurora viewpoints. This fantastic Aurora hunt is run by knowledgeable guides who will check the weather and solar activity beforehand and then determine the best possible location for witnessing this spectacular display as it dances over the autumn landscapes. Your guide will also provide instructions on how to capture this natural phenomenon on your camera so you can take away the best possible photographs.

We include more, no hidden costs

On each of our holidays, you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
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Next year's provisional dates and prices

To secure places for next season, you can make a provisional booking and fix the cost of your holiday at the provisional package price displayed online. Simply by paying a deposit, you will protect yourself from any package price increases. The departure dates and itineraries remain subject to change and we will contact you when the final dates and itineraries are confirmed. You will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. If you decide not to travel we will refund your deposit. We reserve the right to charge supplements where there are significant changes to an itinerary or increases in flight costs. Any non-package rates remain subject to change.

Departure dates between
Tue 04 Sep 2018
to Wed 31 Oct 2018
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Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 1 person; maximum 15 people

Group sizes and minimum numbers

Most of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate. Minimum numbers are detailed on each holiday page and are always approximate. Group sizes for tailor made holidays will vary for each of the activities. For private departures you may also be joined by other guests during the activities unless you have discussed specific private activities with us.

If your selected date has not yet reached minimum numbers you will be informed at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date has not reached the required minimum numbers nine weeks before your scheduled departure date we will contact you and discuss the various options available to you. We will always do all we can to operate a holiday and in some cases we may be able to operate the holiday by combining your itinerary with that of other guests for some activities (this may mean that the maximum group size is increased but this will be discussed in full with you).

If we are unable to operate the holiday then you will be offered the chance to transfer to an alternative holiday or date (subject to availability). If the alternative is more expensive you will be asked to pay the difference, if it is cheaper then you will be reimbursed. You will also be offered the option to cancel and receive a full refund of all monies paid.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Order of activities

The order of activities is always subject to change and you will be provided with your final itinerary upon arrival at your destination

Medical History and advice

If you or any member of your party is pregnant or has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements as a result of any medical condition or disability (including any which affect the booking process), please tell us before you confirm your booking so that we can assist you in considering the suitability of the arrangements and/or making the booking. In any event, you must give us full details in writing at the time of booking and whenever any change in the condition or disability occurs. You must also promptly advise us if you become pregnant or any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Experience and fitness

We offer a vast choice of holidays which range from 'relaxed' to 'active' so there really is something for everyone and our holidays can be filtered by how active they are. Regardless of the chosen holiday, all activities will include tuition from a beginner's lever and no prior experience is assumed.
If you are unsure about the physical demands of a particular holiday please contact us and our expert team will be happy to help.
See our booking conditions for further information.

Guides and safety

It is absolutely essential when partaking in any activity that you listen very closely to, and abide by, the instructions provided.

If there is anything that you are unsure of during a safety briefing or that you would like to clarify with the guides please make this clear to them immediately before starting the activity.

Our guides' word on activities is always final and your safety is their principal concern at all times, please respect their decisions. By following their instructions, your safety and enjoyment during each activity will be greatly enhanced.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Booking activities locally

In almost all of our destinations you can book and pay for additional activities locally. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss that occurs through any activities that are booked in your destination (see our terms and conditions for further details).

Please always ensure that your safety is your primary concern when arranging any such activity.

Car Hire

If your trip includes car hire the named driver must have a credit card registered in their name which they can present when they collect their car along with their driving licence, as a deposit will be held on the credit card.  Please see your trip dossier for full details.

Minimum age

The minimum age for participation in our itinerary is 15 years old, however, for some activities and shared transfers, our guests may be joined by others and these may include those of a younger age. Any younger participants will be fully supervised by an adult and the guides will ensure that they are only able to participate if there will be no effect on the activity experience. None of the hotels we feature have a minimum age and so there may be families staying at them with younger children, especially during the holiday periods.

To drive a snowmobile you must have a full driving licence and be over 18 years old.

 

  • Every night is special! 03 October 2017 by Leonard & Trixie Velez

    Thank you so much for organizing a very good tour for us! We were lucky to see the Northern Lights! Honestly, it was the best trip we've ever had!


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