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Arctic Wilderness, Northern Lights & Tromsø

Northern Lights in Norway by Gaute Bruvik, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Arctic Adventure & Northern Lights trip – 6 nights

Experience an amazing Arctic adventure in Norway! This round trip starts in Oslo before you head north to Arctic Tromsø. Spend 1 night in this vibrant town before a 3-night stay at the beautiful Malangen Resort.
Experience unforgettable activities such as Sami storytelling, Cross-country skiing, Northern Lighsts activities and Dog sledding.
Stay in Oslo, Tromsø & a watefront cabin in Malangen.
Highlights: Malangen Resort offers some of the best Northern Lights conditions in the region! Look for the Northern Lights on an Aurora Safari in Tromsø and a Northern Lights Watch in Malangen. Enjoy Sami storytelling, Cross-country skiing and Dog sledding.

• This is an independent tour (you do not travel with a group), some activities include a guide
• You can add nights & activities in the booking process
• Prices: From NOK 29895 per person

Day to day itinerary:

Winter in Vigeland Sculpture Park by Florian Frey, Visit Oslo

The Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo

DAY 1

First night in Oslo

Individual arrival in Oslo. Check in at the centrally located Hotel Bristol, close to the Karl Johansgate main street. You can take the airport bus directly to the hotel.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)
Read about Oslo

Optional:
Add City sightseeing & fjord cruises with Additional night in Oslo

Tromsø by Shigeru Ohki_www.nordnorge.com

Wooden wharf houses in Tromsø

DAY 2

Arctic Tromsø

A 2-hour flight to Arctic Tromsø, beautifully located surrounded by mountain peaks, islands & fjords. The city’s historic centre is located on the island of Tromsø, distinguished by its old wooden houses, whereas the landmark church, the “Arctic Cathedral”, is located across a bridge on the mainland. The church is a unique piece of architecture built in 1965, inspired by the Arctic nature.
You can take the scheduled airport bus (approx. 15 minutes), or a taxi to the centre of Tromsø. Check in at your centrally located hotel.
Time to explore the city before the evening’s excursion.

Northern Lights. Photo by Vidar Moloekken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Magical Northern Lights

Aurora Safari

In the evening of day 2, an excursion bus picks you up in the centre of Tromsø for an Aurora Safari by bus. Several Aurora camps are set up at different locations, and the best one for the evening is chosen, depending on the weather & Northern Lights forecast.
Each camp has its own English speaking guide, a warm shelter and camp fire (weather permitting). Light evening meal included.
Spend 1 night in central Tromsø

Northern Lights close to Malangen Resort by Malangen Resort

Northern Lights at Malangen

DAY 3

Malangen Resort

Transfer to Malangen Resort from Tromsø city centre. This beautifully located resort is located 64 km south of Tromsø. Upon arrival, settle in your waterfront cabin, which is just a short walk away from the main building.
The resort’s location ensures that artificial light pollution is minimal and the Aurora can appear at any time during the hours of darkness!
Spend 3 nights at Malangen Resort

Sami Storytelling by Malangen Resort

A magical evening in the Lavvo!

Sami Storytelling

After lunch on day 3,  you will join a Sami storyteller in a lavvu (Sami herdman’s tent) and listen to the stories born during thousands of years of nomadic lifestyle. Learn about the history, culture and old beliefs of the Sami people in the glow of an open fire.
See traditional Sami artifacts and enjoy a taste of authentic Sami food cooked over the fire. You will then have a chance to visit and feed the reindeer near the lavvo.

Note: The recommended minimum age for this activity is 5 years old.

Cross country skiing by Malangen Resort

Cross-country skiing

DAY 4

Guided cross-country skiing

Morning on your own. After lunch, join a guide for a cross-country ski experience. Skiing has a special place in the hearts of the Norwegian people. Over the years, skiing has moved from being a means of transportation to pure fun.
You will start from the very basics and go for a short skiing trip through the snowy forests. Prepare to slide, fall down on the soft snow and laugh! A light snack and cross-country skis, boots & poles are provided.

Note: The recommended minimum age for this activity is 8 years old.

Sami under the Northern Lights by Orjan Bertelsen, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Sami with reindeer under the Northern Lights

Northern Lights Watch

After dinner on day 4, it is time to join a Northern Lights watching activity. Knowledgeable guides will first brief you on this natural phenomenon, then you will set off to Camp Nikka, just a 20-minute walk to a secluded area by a frozen lake which experiences less cloud activity. Combine looking for the Aurora with comfort and relaxing around a fire in a cosy lavvu. Includes a light snack and hot drink.

Note: The recommended minimum age for this activity is 5 years old.

Dog sledding by Malangen Resort

Dog sledding in the Arctic Wilderness

DAY 5

Dog sledding trip

Join a dog sledding trip after a relaxing morning on your own. You will start the adventure with a lesson on how to manage your own husky team. You drive in pairs with a chance to change drivers at the halfway point.
Lead a team of eager huskies through the snow-covered Arctic landscape while admiring the breathtaking scenery. The adventure concludes with a delicious light meal by an open fire.

Note: The recommended minimum age for this activity is 4 years old. Children under 10 years must drive with the guide-sled.

Oslo City Hall on a snowy day by Thomas Johannessen, Visit Oslo

Oslo City Hall in winter

DAY 6

Return to Oslo

Time to say goodbye to Arctic Norway for now. Morning transfer from Malangen to Tromsø Airport. Flight from Tromsø to Oslo. Check in at the centrally located Hotel Bristol, as per day 1. Spend the rest of the day exploring Oslo on your own.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)
Read about Oslo

Tromso by F.Schwarzlmueller, Fjord Travel Norway

Beautifully located Tromsø

Malangen Resort by Malangen Resort

Northern Lights over Malangen cabins

Reindeer by Konrad Konieczny, Visit Nord Norge

Reindeer in winter landscape

This trip includes:

Accommodation
4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
in Oslo & Tromsø

Malangen Resort:
3 nights in Waterfront standard cabin (1st row) incl. breakfast, 2 x lunch & 3 x dinner (excl. drinks)

Transport
• Flight Oslo-Tromsø-Oslo
• Transfer by bus Tromsø centre – Malangen – Tromsø Airport

Activities & Excursions
Tromsø:
• Aurora Safari incl. warm clothes, meal & transfers

Malangen activities incl. warm clothes & light meal/snack:
• Sami storytelling
• Cross country skiing trip w. skiing equipment
• Northern Lights Watch
• Dog sledding trip

All taxes & VAT
Detailed itinerary & directions

NOT INCLUDED:
• International flights to/from Norway
• Airport transfers (transfer Malangen-Tromsø Airport is included)
• Personal travel insurance

Snow clad wooden houses in Tromso by Konrad Konieczny www.nordnorge.com

Wooden houses in Tromsø

PRICES & BOOKING

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What our customers say:

  • I wanted to thank everybody. We had a wonderful trip. Everything went well and fortunately we had the chance to see the lights while on the cruise. All my friends in Turkey would like to go on a similar trip. So I will be in touch with you. Thanks again and best wishes to all of you.

    Candan, Turkey

  • Thank you for assisting us with our trip to Norway. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Kirkenes and the Snow Hotel. The arrangements you made for us were perfect. The lodging was comfortable and the excursions were fun. Tom and I rarely use the services of a travel company when we travel; you enriched our trip and made the planning easy.

    Alison, United States

  • On behalf of the group I would like to thank you and your colleagues for organizing our wonderful tour of Norway. Everything went very well including the weather, which was spectacular. We enjoyed all the hotels, the central locations you chose and the amenities, especially the lavish breakfasts. Three extra days in Oslo allowed us to tour the city at our leisure and to enjoy more of the important sights including the newly opened National Museum. The Norway in a Nutshell tour was amazing and made much easier by using your recommended porterage service between hotels in Oslo and Bergen. Both the train journeys and the boat trip were spectacular, and combined with a night in the beautiful Kviknes Hotel made for an unforgettable two days. We were very impressed by the Hurtigruten cruise, particularly the way they combined a working ship with a cruise ship, the comfortable accommodations, the food and service. It was fascinating to visit all the various ports, islands and fjords and the two included tours were excellent and informative. In the end we were glad to have the extra night in Kirkenes, to visit their lovely museum and take a trip to the Russian border. It was a good way to end the tour. Again, thank for staying with us through 2 years of pandemic postponements and changes. We certainly will recommend Fjord Travel in the future.

    Marilyn, United States