The Lights of Tromso

04DAYS 03NIGHTS

Experience this unique journey to the arctic coast of Norway. In the Arctic Circle be amazed by a blend of first class travel, with the most fascinating and invigorating winter activities in the region. A Husky Safari and the search for the Aurora Borealis are some of the possibilities in this striking destination.

2017/18 DEPARTURE DATES
NOV: 06, 08, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
DEC: 04, 06, 11, 13, 18, 20 
JAN: 03, 08, 17, 22, 31
FEB: 05, 07, 12, 14, 19, 28
MAR: 05, 07, 12, 21

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Activities everyday
  • Husky farm visit with sledge drive
  • Excursion in search of the Aurora Borealis

RATES:

Per person in double/twin room:

EUR   875,00

Supplement for single room:

EUR   295,00

3rd adult in extra bed sharing double/twin room:

EUR   805,00

*Child(7-12 years), per child when sharing room with parents:

EUR   744,00

*NOTE: Maximum 2 children per room, sharing with parents. This does not apply for Snow or Glass Igloos and is on request. Due to the nature of the tour and the destination, we are not able to accept children younger than 7 years old on these tours.

*Please note! Arrival and departure transfers in Tromso are by a regular (public) airport bus service by Flybussen. For passengers who require private transfers – for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved.

TOUR INCLUSIONS:
  • 03 nights in First Class hotels in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities
  • 03 breakfasts, buffet style
  • 01 dinner & 01 lunch, as mentioned in the program
  • ü Arrival & Departure transfer in Tromso by public service Flybussen
  • All tours and transportation, as mentioned in the program
  • Visits, excursions and entrances as mentioned in the program
  • Outdoor clothing for winter activities mentioned in the program.

ITINERARY:

DAY

WEDNESDAY / MONDAY

Arrival – Tromso

1

 

Radisson Blu Tromso ****

or similar central hotel

Arrival at Tromso airport. When you exit the airport, proceed to the bus stop of Flybussen (regular airport express bus). Please show your voucher to the driver, which is valid for the arrival and departure transfers. The Flybussen will transfer you the 5km to the center, within walking distance of your hotel. Check-in at your hotel* (guaranteed from 15:00).

*The name of your hotel in Tromso will be indicated upon confirmation of your reservation. 

DAY

THURSDAY / TUESDAY

Tromso

Breakfast & Lunch

2

 

Radisson Blu Tromso ****

or similar central hotel

After breakfast, please go to the reception of the Hotel Radisson Blu Tromso for the morning activity. We recommend being at the starting point 15 min before the tour starts.

HUSKY SAFARI (regular service)

INCLUDED
DURATION: 3:30 HOURS (09:45 -13:15)

2 persons per sledge

Today you will have the opportunity to experience a great adventure and enjoy time with the huskies, which are part of the heart and soul of Tromso. Take a transfer of 30 min arriving to the enthusiastic welcome of over 300 friendly huskies. After a short briefing, meet your team of Huskies who will take you on a brisk run of 4km on Kvaloya Island, one of the largest islands in Norway. During your visit, you will be served a typical Norwegian stew of reindeer & vegetables followed by coffee & pastries. Returning back to Hotel Radisson Blu Tromso at 13:15.

The afternoon is at your leisure.

OPTIONAL: NORTHERN LIGHT DINNER CRUISE

PRICE: 175 EUR /PERSON
20:00 – 23:00

                                                 Minimum 2 pax

Join a dinner cruise on a local family owned catamaran, with good deck space and a warm cozy lounge. This is a very local way to hunt for the lights. The owners live on board in the winter season.

We stay in protected waters, and we find a secure place for the Northern Lights. This depends of course if nature is with us or not. Northern Lights from the seaside are spectacular and beautiful. Even the light pollution from the town disappears into the black sea. You also get a fabulous view of the Tromso area in the beautiful Arctic winter night. Knowledgeable hosts with years of experience will do their utmost to give you a memorable experience. During the trip you will be served a North-Norwegian traditional fish dinner made with the best ingredients and a dessert and hot drinks.

DAY

FRIDAY / WEDNESDAY

Tromso

Breakfast & Dinner

3

 

Radisson Blu Tromso ****

or similar central hotel

The day is at leisure to enjoy Tromso also known as the Paris of the North.

We recommend a visit to Polaria, just five minutes’ walk from the centre of Tromso. Housed in a building that represents ice flows pressed up on land by the rough seas of the Arctic. Polaria offers an Arctic aquarium, interesting knowledge-based exhibits and a panoramic cinema where you can see the Ivo Caprino film "Svalbard - Arctic Wilderness" and the Ole C. Salomonsen production "Northern Lights in Arctic Norway".

In the evening, you will join the search for the northern lights starting from the reception of the Hotel Radisson Blu Tromso. We recommend being present latest at 18.00 hours.

AURORA BOREALIS (regular service)

INCLUDED

DURATION: 4:15 HOURS (18:15 – 22:30)

Transfer to the base camp and meet the professional Northern lights hunters who will be your guides. From the camp, located in an uninhabited area with no artificial lights to disturb the experience or the chance to capture the Aurora Borealis on camera. With a great view of the skies there is also time to sit around the open camp fire inside a Sami tent and grill sausages, visit the huskies and their puppies or warm up inside. Due to the stable climate at this location and with some personal persistence, there are excellent possibilities to see even the weakest of lights. Included is a traditional dinner of Finnbiff (beef & mushroom stew) followed by coffee and cake. Returning back to Hotel Radisson Blu Tromso at 22:30.

OPTIONAL: WHALE SAFARI ON RIB BOAT

PRICE: ON REQUEST

08:30 – 13:30

                                                

This is a trip that is highly recommended for photo enthusiasts or anyone that wants to enjoy close encounters with the whales.

You will be picked up in Tromsø by bus and driven to a base camp located north on Whale Island. Enjoy your adventure exploring the fjords by boat with breathtaking scenery. The most common whale species are humpback whales and orcas, but there are also chanc­es of seeing fin whales and possibly harbor porpoises and other species. Don’t forget to keep your eyes open for other wildlife such as white-tailed eagles and dif­ferent seabirds, e.g. shags, guillemots, little auks, and the seals that sometimes can be seen resting on the cliffs. Insulated body suits will be provided (included).

*only available until 10th of February or as long as the whales are there.

DAY

SATURDAY / THURSDAY

Tromso - Departure

Breakfast

4

Breakfast and the day at your leisure until your departure transfer by regular Flybussen to Tromso in good time for your departure flight.

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