Arctic Wilderness, Northern Lights & Tromso

Northern Lights 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 Tromso. Spend a night in this vibrant town before a 3 nights stay at the remote Malangen resort, offering some of the best Northern Lights conditions in the region!
Here you will experience unforgettable, authentic activities!

• This tour is self-guided (not with a group), with guided activities
• Prices from NOK 23500 per person 

Day to day itinerary:

Winter in Vigelands Sculpture Park by Florian Frey, Visit Oslo

The Vigeland sculpture park in Oslo

DAY 1 - First night in Oslo

Individual arrival to 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

Tromsø by Shigeru Ohki_www.nordnorge.com

Wooden wharf houses in Tromso

DAY 2 - Arctic Tromso

A 2-hour flight to Arctic Tromso, beautifully located surrounded by mountain peaks, islands & fjords. The city’s historic center is located on the island of Tromso, distinguished by its old wooden houses, whereas the landmark church “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 (takes appr 15 minutes), or a taxi to the centre of Tromso. 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

Magic Northern Lights

Aurora Safari

The evening of day 2 an excursion bus picks you up in the centre of Tromso 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. Light evening meal included.
Spend 1 night in central Tromso

Northern Lights close to Malangen Resort by Malangen Resort

Northern Lights at Malangen

DAY 3 - Malangen resort

Transfer to Malangen Resort from Tromso city centre. This beautifully located resort is located 64 km south of Tromso. Upon arrival, settle in at your waterfront cabin, which are all 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 magic 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.

Listen to traditional joik (chanting) as you enjoy a taste of the most delicious Sami delicacy cooked over the fire. You will then have a chance to visit and feed the reindeer near the lavvo.

Cross country skiing by Malangen Resort

Cross Country Skiing

DAY 4 - Activities at Malangen

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 is included.

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 the Northern Lights watching activity. Knowledgeable guides will first brief you on this natural phenomenon, then you will set off to Camp Nikka, just a 10-15 min walk away to a secluded area by a frozen lake, with 3 lavvus to keep you warm and sheltered while keeping watch for the Aurora.
The guides at Malangen will continue the Northern Light chase long after you fall asleep. If they spot the elusive light dancing in the night sky while you’re sleeping, you can opt to be woken during the night with an Aurora alarm, so you can capture even more of the magical show.

Dogsledding at Malangen Resort 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.
Depending on the weather, you can either enjoy a meal outdoors, or back in the warm facilities of the dog yard around an open fire. You will drive into the white landscapes, through the beautiful  uninhabited forest landscape surrounded by majestic mountains.

Oslo City Hall ona 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 Tromso Airport. Flight from Tromso to Oslo. Check in at 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 Tromso

Downtown Tromso by Konrad Konieczny, Nordnordk Reiseliv

Authentic wooden houses in Tromso

This trip includes:

Accommodation
4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
in Oslo & Tromso
Malangen Resort:
3 nights in Waterfront standard cabin (1st row) incl. breakfast, 2 x lunch & 3 x dinner

Transport
Flight Oslo-Tromso-Oslo
Transfer by bus Tromso centre – Malangen – Tromso Airport

Activities & Excursions
Tromso:
• Aurora Safari incl. warm clothes, meal & transfers
Malangen activities incl. warm clothes & light meal:
• Sami storytelling
• Cross country skiing trip
• Northern Lights Watch
• Dog sledding trip

All taxes & VAT

NOT INCLUDED:
International flights to/from Norway, airport transfers (other than from Malangen to Tromso airport), travel insurance

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

  • We just recently completed the Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast tour. I am writing to say what an amazing tour we had. Everything ran smoothly without an issue, the accommodation was fantastic and the tours were brilliant. We cannot fault the package at all. I would also like to thank Franziska and Lene, they both were fantastic in answering all my questions promptly, whilst booking the tour. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable holiday!

    Robert, Australia