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Tromsø – Aurora Dome Glamping in the Arctic Mountains

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This three-night trip is the perfect mix of city exploration and wilderness adventure. You’ll discover the bustling city of Tromsø, before heading into the Arctic mountains to spend a night in your Aurora Dome in search of the Northern Lights. With snowmobiling and dogsledding included on your itinerary at Camp Tamok, you will make the most of your time in the pristine wilderness.

The city of Tromsø sits 350 kilometres above the Arctic Circle, in between mountains, sea and stunning wilderness. During this trip, you'll have time to explore the bustling city, as well as enjoying the unspoilt wilderness, deep in the Arctic mountains, at Camp Tamok where you will stay in an Aurora Dome.

Tromsø is full of culture and history and it is a fascinating place to explore. Often described as the Paris of the North, the city has many attractions, such as the Arctic Cathedral, or the Fjellheisen Cable Car, which takes you to the top of Storsteinen Mountain for stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

There are many restaurants and cafes where you can sample fresh, local cuisine, as well as an Arctic aquarium, cultural museum and the world's northernmost Botanical Garden, which is full of interesting Alpine plants and shrubs.

Once you've had time to enjoy the city, you'll be taken deep into the Norwegian wilderness to Camp Tamok, which lies between towering mountains and glacial valleys. This inspiring setting is where you will spend the night in your Aurora Dome, with its clear roof giving fantastic views of the sky above and hopefully the Northern Lights!

You'll enjoy an exhilarating evening searching for the Aurora by snowmobile, far from any light pollution. The following day, you will get to explore the wilderness with a team of willing huskies as your companions, as you marvel at their power and the stunning quiet of the Arctic landscape.

Returning to Tromso in the afternoon, you will have the evening free to enjoy as you please. We offer several extra Northern Lights activities, such as a catamaran cruise, or Aurora minibus hunt, should you wish to spend another evening searching for the lights. Please see the Personalise tab for further details.

Important Information

Minimum Age
The minimum age for this trip is 16 years old
 
Itinerary
The order of activities listed in this agenda is provided for guidance only. Your final and detailed itinerary will be provided either with your final travel documents (which will be emailed to you around a week prior to departure), or upon arrival.
 
Pricing
Please note that the prices below are subject to change due to availability at the respective hotels; supplements may apply.
 
Accommodation
Due to the pressure on hotel rooms that can arise in the Winter season, we may offer a range of hotel options to guests in Tromso (and this may occasionally have some impact on the price of your trip although this will of course be highlighted to you in any quote you receive). 
 
Activities
Please note that if you are travelling early in the winter season and there is not enough snowfall, then some activities may be adapted by the local team, or alternatives provided, to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort. For more information on this, please see our booking terms and conditions.

Itinerary

Upon arrival at Tromsø Airport, you will be met and transferred to your city centre hotel, which sits by the waterfront.

You’ll be within easy walking distance of many cafés and restaurants, and there are plenty of places to enjoy an evening meal out. The hotel’s restaurant also has a fantastic reputation for its local cuisine.

If you would like to add a Northern Lights activity this evening, please see our Personalise Tour section for full details.

Included Meals:  None
[TOS] Langnes Airport, Norway To Clarion Hotel The Edge
Airport Transfer
Duration
00:00
Clarion Hotel The Edge - Check In
Address : Tromso, Troms County, Norway

Following breakfast at the hotel, you have a free day to explore Tromsø and try some Arctic activities in the surrounding landscape.

You could venture to the Arctic Cathedral, with its impressive stained-glass window, or maybe you would prefer to take the cable car up to Storsteinen Mountain where you can savour the views of the snow-covered city, mountains and sea.

We also offer several daytime activities, such as dog sledding or a fjord cruise. See our Personalise Tour section for more details

Later this afternoon, at approximately 5pm, you will transfer south, following Balsfjord and into the Arctic mountains beyond. The transfer will take roughly 1.5 hours and, upon arrival at Camp Tamok, you will enjoy a short presentation on the Northern Lights, including the optimal photography settings used to capture the Aurora, should they make an appearance.

The camp is perfectly situated for Aurora hunting, far away from any light pollution, with nothing but the dark sky directly above.

This evening you will head out into the snow-covered Finn valley on a snowmobile, with one driver and one passenger on each and with plenty of opportunities to swap over as you will make frequent stops to check the skies for the Lights and hopefully take photographs.

Warm winter clothes and boots are provided for both activities and a warm meal is served on returning to camp.

Later this evening, at approximately 10:30pm, you will check in to your Aurora Dome for a night of glamping in your comfortable, heated dome. Here you can lie back and search the skies from the comfort of your own bed; hopefully, the Northern Lights will make an appearance for you tonight. Toilet and bathroom facilities are only a short walk away from your dome.

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
Clarion Hotel The Edge To Camp Tamok
Transfer
Duration
00:00
Clarion Hotel The Edge - Stay
Address : Tromso, Troms County, Norway
Camp Tamok - Stay
Address : Dverberg, Nordland County, Norway

Following breakfast you will have some free time to look around the Camp in the daylight, there is even an Ice Cinema and Ice Bar here. Later this morning, you will meet your team of eager canine athletes and be given a briefing before setting off with two people to a sled – again there will be opportunities to change over, but this activity does require a reasonable level of physical health for the driver.

You will cover 10-12 km with your dogs, which will take approximately 90 minutes depending on conditions. You will have plenty of time to thank your dogs for their efforts and take photos at the end of the tour and then enjoy a hot lunch.

This afternoon you will depart Camp Tamok, arriving back in Tromsø at approximately 4pm. Your luggage can be left securely at your hotel until your room is available for check-in this afternoon.

This evening, you may wish to relax in the hotel, or you could add on an extra Northern Lights activity. Please see the Personalise Tour section for full details.

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch
Camp Tamok To Clarion Hotel The Edge
Transfer
Duration
00:00
Camp Tamok - Stay
Address : Dverberg, Nordland County, Norway
Clarion Hotel The Edge - Stay
Address : Tromso, Troms County, Norway

Today it is, unfortunately, time for your Arctic experience to come to an end. Enjoy breakfast in the hotel before we transfer you back to the airport for your return flights home. If you have an early flight time, we’ll box up breakfast for you to take with you.

Included Meals:  Breakfast

Clarion Hotel The Edge To [TOS] Langnes Airport, Norway
Airport Transfer
Duration
00:00
Clarion Hotel The Edge - Check Out
Address : Tromso, Troms County, Norway

What's included?

  • Return airport transfers (taxi transfer on arrival, scheduled Flybus transfer on departure). Please speak to one of our Travel Experts if you have an early or late return flight – taxi transfer may be required should it fall outside the Flybus hours)
  • 2 nights at Clarion Hotel The Edge in a standard double/twin room and 1 night in an Aurora Dome at Camp Tamok
  • 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Aurora Snowmobiling
  • Overnight in an Aurora Dome
  • Husky Safari
  • Cold weather clothing during activities
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities

Excluded

  • Flights are not included. Please speak to one of our Travel Experts for a quote

Accommodation

Clarion Hotel The Edge
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Situated right in the centre of Tromsø, the Clarion Hotel The Edge puts you in a prime location to explore the ‘Paris of the North’ and is an excellent base to transfer to your memorable activities.  

Hotel Facilities

  • Enjoy great views of the brilliant architecture of the city as it reflects in the waters just outside the hotel or head to the 11th-floor sky bar – the only one of its kind in the city – for a vista like no other (open Thursday to Saturday only)
  • The hotel puts great emphasis on being eco-friendly and is built with an environmental classification A.  
  • Keep up with your fitness in the onsite gym with stunning sea views
  • Enjoy refreshments and classic dishes in the Social Bar and Bistro
NB: The hotel is cash-free. They take payment by credit or debit card and accept all major international cards
Camp Tamok
     
 

Wilderness Camp Tamok is situated deep in the Norwegian wilderness. Surrounded by dramatic, snow-covered mountains and deep, glacial valleys.

Only 1.5 hours’ drive from the city of Tromsø, it provides the perfect setting to escape the light pollution of the city and search the dark skies for the Northern Lights.

The camp consists of a collection of buildings, including dining Lavvus (a traditional Norwegian tent-like structure) with warm, open fires, log cabins, shower and toilet facilities, a small activity centre and its own husky farm.

Facilities

  • Meals will be served in the traditional Sámi Lavvus, which are warmed by an open fire and the perfect place to enjoy some hearty local dishes
  • On-site husky farm and small activity centre with changing area
  • Toilet and shower facilities are shared and in their own building, close to the Aurora Domes

NB Due to the nature of Camp Tamok’s overnight packages, check in and check out times are both later than in more run-of-the-mill hotel premises

 

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Additional Info

Please note: This holiday is a city break and as such operates quite differently to some of our other holidays in more remote locations. Because of your central base in the city, your activities will start at various meeting points (full details and directions will be provided in your final travel documents) which you will need to walk to (or arrange your own taxi unless otherwise stated) in good time for the activity to begin. You will then normally be met by a bus which will either take you directly out on your activity or to a central meeting point from where you will then head out on your adventure.

For environmental reasons and to pass on the cost saving benefit to our clients on some of our holidays based within a city, we may also make use of scheduled shared airport shuttle buses. These will stop near your hotel but there may be a short walk (with your luggage) due to traffic restrictions.  To check what is standard within your itinerary please check the ‘what’s included’ section. We can arrange private taxi transfers if you prefer (upgrade costs will apply). Our travel experts will be happy to provide more information.

Due to the city location, the group sizes for activities and transfers will be larger than some of our other holidays. We have lots of itineraries to suit everyone. So, if you enjoy the buzz of a city and like to explore its sights and sounds in your free time, then this holiday is a great option for you. If you prefer a more remote destination with activities on site, then please ask one of our travel experts who would be very happy to make some suggestions.

Price is based on 2 persons travelling

Tour terms, click here  

Booking conditions click here

Key Facts

Pace Balanced
Holiday Type Land Only
Max Group Size NA
Cities / Destinations Norway, Tromso
Brochure Code 28011
Price from
£1,295 pp
4 days

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