Price from £1,310pp
All prices include: accommodation, meals and guided activities; all as listed.
VISITING: Norway
BROCHURE CODE: 28008

Key facts

  • Duration:4 nights
  • Pace:Relaxed
  • Suitable for: 18 years and above
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  • Rental Car: Based on two people sharing an Economy Class car
  • Accommodation: 1 night at Clarion Collection Hotel Aurora, 1 night at Hamn i Senja, 1 night at Malangen Brygger, 1 night at Sommarøy Arctic Hotel.
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts and 1 light evening meal*
  • Activities: Northern Lights minibus hunt, Northern Lights excursion and photo tour, Northern Lights watch, (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Roadmap and route description

*Please note: The hotel's restaurant closes at 9pm. On your arrival night, if you arrive before 9pm, a light evening meal will be included at the hotel. Alternatively, and for those arriving after 9pm, you can explore the delights of this city's culinary scene. The hotel staff will be happy to recommend some local restaurants.


This four-night self-drive holiday takes you to some of the best spots in Northern Norway, which is a wonderful autumn destination. You will go from one of the liveliest cities in this part of the world to quieter island communities, all offering a warm welcome. Given the time of year and the fact that the places you will visit are well-located for watching the Northern Lights, we have included Aurora hunts to improve your chances of seeing a display.

Your first stop will be the city of Tromsø, widely referred to as the ‘Capital of the Arctic’. It is an excellent place to get a dose of culture, with impressive 19th-century architecture and a fine selection of museums. From here, you will head to the splendid island of Senja, which is a little off the beaten track and well worth the visit. A scenic route will then take you to the modern Malangen Brygger hotel, after which your last destination will be the fishing village of Sommarøy, with its fresh seafood.

At night, you will be taken out to hunt the Northern Lights. You will search for them around Tromsø by minibus – travel after October and you can upgrade this to a lovely Northern Lights dinner cruise at no extra cost. Your stay on Senja features an Aurora photography tour by minibus, while your time at Malangen involves a Northern Lights Watch on foot to an outdoor camp or by car (depending on the forecast).

Should you wish to stay on further in Tromsø and try more activities, please speak to our Travel Experts for more information. Additional activities are detailed in the ‘Personalise’ tab and include a Northern Lights husky hike, whale watching on the waters around Tromsø, and seeing how husky puppies are trained for dogsledding.

©Hamn i Senja, Ricardo Torrescredit, Francisco Damm & Tromsø Adventure

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  • Tromsø – Northern Lights Dinner Cruise

    Leave the shore and light pollution behind to search for the Aurora on the waters around Tromsø. Take in views of the city and look to the skies for the Northern Lights as friendly guides share their knowledge of the region and the Aurora. 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. You can upgrade to do this instead of the Northern Lights minibus hunt on Day 1 at no extra cost. However, if you happen to extend your stay in Tromsø and wish to add this dinner cruise on an additional night, a supplement will apply. Whatever you choose, you will be in for a magical experience. 

    Image credit: Francisco Damm

Other options

  • Northern Lights Husky Hike

    From: £115pp

    You will be transferred to a local husky farm, where you will be introduced to its many furry residents. Following that, you will take some of the dogs for a walk, wandering through the outdoors and admiring the surrounding nature. Be prepared, as the Northern Lights might make an appearance at any time!

    You will reach a campfire where you can sit and wait for a display. A traditional Sámi meal will be served inside a comfy tent, and you will have a chance to watch short films - one about the Northern Lights, the other about how the huskies from this farm have participated in the 1000-mile Iditarod, the longest dogsledding race on earth.

    Duration: Around 5 hours

    Available: 1st September until the 31st October

     

  • Whale Watching

    From: £139pp

    From the end of October to around the middle of February, the waters around Tromsø are visited by a variety of cetaceans, attracted by the chance to feed on shoals of herring. Species that can be seen here include humpback and pilot whales, harbour porpoises, and killer whales (actually a type of dolphin).

    You will be taken out on the water for anywhere between three to six hours to head to follow the different groups of marine mammals as they feed. A lifejacket and cold-weather suits, as well as hot drinks and biscuits, are included.

  • PuppyTraining

    From: £105pp

    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.

    Available until the 30th September

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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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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 below simply by paying a deposit. This means that you will protect yourself from any package price increases. The departure dates and itineraries remain provisional and subject to change, we will contact you when the final dates and itineraries are confirmed and 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. Flight supplements may apply and any none package rates listed on the website are subject to price increases. Our travel experts will happily provide you with full terms and a complete quotation.

Departure dates between
Thu 31 Aug 2017
to Wed 29 Nov 2017
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Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 2 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.

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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 itineraries 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.

 


 

 

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