ALL OF THE ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES LISTED BELOW ARE INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE
- Transfers: return airport transfers
- Accommodation: 2 nights at Clarion Hotel The Edge in a standard twin/double room and 1 night in a Crystal Lavvo
- Meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner and 1 light dinner
- The following activities are included in the holiday price: snowmobile safari, overnight in a Crystal Lavvo, visit to the husky centre and Aurora Camp (order subject to change)
- Cold weather clothing during activities
- Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities
As the largest city in Northern Norway and sitting 350 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, Tromsø is the perfect combination of natural wonders and vibrant city life.
Nicknamed ‘the gateway to the Arctic’ and renowned for its Northern Lights potential, Tromsø gives you easy access to some truly wonderful winter experiences both day and night, which we make the most of during this itinerary. You will spend some time outside of the city centre and in the stunning Lyngen Peninsula where you will explore the breathtaking scenery by snowmobile before retiring to your dedicated Aurora accommodation. Away from the city lights, you can keep an eye on the dark sky from the comfort of your glass-roofed Crystal Lavvo.
Another evening will see you travel to the nearby husky farm to meet the hardworking and friendly sled dogs. You will spend some time with the expert mushers and their pack as you make use of the site’s Aurora camp to search the skies for a potential display.
Back in the city centre, you will also have ample free time for some independent exploration. There are plenty of cultural offerings at several museums and an array of cafes and restaurants to try some local and fresh Arctic cuisine. Tromsø is also known for its lively nighttime scene with bars and live music. With such beautiful surroundings, Tromso prides itself on preserving the local nature, culture and environment - as well as reducing the negative impact of tourism.
For a perfect blend of bustling city, pristine nature and dedicated Northern Lights searches, this three-night winter trip to Tromsø has it all.
Image Credits: Green Gold of Norway, Francisco Damm, Tromso Villmarkscamp, Terje Rakke - Nordic Life, CH & Visit Norway
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Arrival and Welcome
Upon arrival at Tromsø Airport, you will be met and transferred to your city hotel which is ideally located so that you can start exploring straight away. We recommend booking an early flight so that you have plenty of time to experience the vibrant mix of local restaurants, attractions and stunning landscapes.
For dinner tonight, why not head into the city centre to try some of the local cuisine.
If you would like to add a Northern Lights activity this evening, please see our ‘Personalise’ section for full details.Included Meals: None
Snowmobile Tour and Overnight in Crystal Lavvos
Following breakfast in the hotel, you will be collected from a nearby location and transferred to the stunning Lyngen Peninsula and to your Crystal Lavvo. As you leave the city behind you will start to see the carved mountains and dramatic fjords take shape - and it is these wonderfully natural settings where you will spend the night.
Before this, however, you will explore more of the region via snowmobile. This machine is perfect for manoeuvering on the snowy trails and will take you to viewpoints out to the Arctic sea and the Lyngen Alps - a pristine winter environment that you have to see to believe. You will receive a full safety briefing and instructions on how to drive the snowmobile before taking to the trails, riding two per machine. Please note, you must be at least 18 years old to drive a snowmobile and hold a full licence. You will be out snowmobiling for approximately 2 hours before enjoying lunch at the Crystal Lavvo lodge.
You will have the rest of the afternoon free to explore your surroundings, before enjoying a home-cooked dinner followed by an informative Aurora workshop where you will learn how to capture the lights on camera, should they appear. Following this, you have the evening free to enjoy your incredible accommodation for the night. The glass roof of the Crystal Lavvo means you will be able to see the night sky at all times, whilst keeping warm by the fire or even tucked up in bed. Hopefully, the Northern Lights will appear to make your stay even more spectacular.Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Back to Tromsø, Husky Visit and Aurora Camp
Wake up to the surrounding pristine nature and enjoy breakfast overlooking the Lyngen Peninsula before returning to the bustling city of Tromsø.
You have the day free to explore the Arctic city as you please. Our Aurora Experts will be happy to give recommendations - one highlight we all love is the 4-minute aerial tram ride to Storsteinen for indescribable views. Your luggage can be left securely at your hotel until your room is available for check-in this afternoon.
Later this evening, you will be collected from a nearby location and taken to the Tromsø Wilderness Centre to meet the playful huskies. You will meet with professional guides who will introduce you to the excitable dogs and give you a tour of the facilities before enjoying a traditional dinner by the fire. The centre’s main draw for this evening, however, is its fantastic Aurora camp - located away from the city lights for an ideal Northern Lights vantage point. Here, you can gaze up at the night sky where hopefully, the green dancing lights will start to appear. You will be about for approximately 4 hours, including transfers.
If you would like to upgrade your activity tonight, you can instead choose to take part in a Northern Lights minibus hunt, a Northern Lights catamaran cruise, dog sledding, or a reindeer camp experience - please see our 'Personalise' section for full details.Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Unfortunately, today marks the end of your time in Norway. Enjoy breakfast in the hotel before we transfer you back to Tromsø airport for your flight home. If you have an early flight time, we’ll box up breakfast for you to take with you.Included Meals: Breakfast
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Northern Lights Sailing
Chase the Northern Lights from a unique vantage point at sea onboard a catamaran.
You will set sail from Kirkegata 1 in Tromsø and pass through the stunning fjords, away from the city lights and in search of the Aurora. A professional skipper will help you in your quest, advising you on what to look out for in the dark sky. If the Northern Lights start to appear, you will have one of the best viewpoints in the city.
The catamaran is well-equipped with a comfortable heated saloon, toilets and safety suits so you will stay dry and warm. You can enjoy drinks and a homemade fish soup from the day’s fresh catch. You will return to Tromsø at approximately 12:30am.
Duration: Approximately 3 hours, including transfers
Note: The from price is based on upgrading your included evening activity on day 3.
Image Credit: Pukka Travels
Northern Lights Chase
Tonight takes you out of the city lights in search of an incredible Northern Lights display.
Travelling by minibus allows you to outrun any potential cloud cover and go further in search of the Northern Lights. Your guide will use the weather forecast and their expert knowledge to determine the best location for potential viewings.
Upon arrival at your chosen spot, you will keep warm by the campfire and enjoy warm drinks and a local meal as your guide helps you look for the lights. If conditions are favourable and they do make an appearance, you can also get tips on how to capture the moment on camera. Your guide will also be taking photos which will be provided to you. The activity starts at 6pm.
Duration: between 6 and 9 hours depending on weather conditions and including transfers.
Please note: the from price is based on upgrading your included evening activity on day 3.
Image credit: Ricardo Torres
Reindeer Camp Dinner with Northern Lights Watch (Tromsø)
Go in search of the Northern Lights whilst gaining an authentic insight into the Sámi people - the only indigenous people of Europe.
Your evening starts with a transfer to a local reindeer camp where you will meet with traditional herders who will tell you all about their lives here. The Sámi reindeer herders will introduce you to their animals and you will have the chance to feed them.
You will then be invited inside the Gamme (a Sámi hut) to warm up by the fire and enjoy a traditional three-course Sámi meal.
Following your dining experience, you will be invited to a Lavu (Sámi tent) to gather around the fire and listen to stories about the culture and life as a herder. Your guide will also perform a traditional song, called a joik, as you wait in hope of a Northern Lights display. You will be out for approximately 4 hours tonight, including transfers.
A minimum of 2 people is required for this activity to run.
Please note: the price is based on upgrading your included evening activity on day 3.