Arctic Wilderness, Northern Lights & Tromso

View of the Northern Lights close to Malangen by Malangen Resort

Northern Lights package – 6 nights

Experience an Arctic adventure in one of Northern Norway’s Northern Lights hot spots. Spend three nights in a waterfront cabin at Malangen Resort, a cozy and remote resort south of Tromso, offering some of the best Northern Lights viewings in the region. You will also spend 1 night in Tromso – Norway’s “Northern Lights capital”. The trip starts & finishes with stays in Oslo. Flights between Oslo and Tromso are included.
The package includes exciting activities; Meeting with the Sami – the indigenous people living in Europe´s northern extremes, dog sledding, skiing & Northern Lights trips.

This tour is flexible and you may add extra nights to the trip.

Our trips are based on our goal of sustainable tourism, with eco-friendly travel that leaves as small an environmental footprint on nature as possible.

This is an individual/unescorted trip (you do not travel with a group)

Prices from NOK 21990 per person
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Day to day itinerary:

Winter at Oslo Opera House by Tord Baklund, Visit Oslo

Oslo Opera House

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

Add city sightseeing & fjord cruises in Oslo

Tromso by Konrad Konieczny, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Winter view of Tromso from Storsteinen mountain

DAY 2 – Flight to Tromso & Aurora Safari

2-hour flight from Oslo to Tromso. Check in at your centrally located hotel.
Time to explore the city, before the 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 Tromso

Northern Lights close to Malangen Resort by Malangen Resort

Northern Lights close to Malangen

DAY 3 – Transfer to Malangen & Sami Storytelling

Transfer to Malangen Resort from Tromso city centre. The 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 overhead at any time during the hours of darkness.
Spend 3 nights at Malangen Resort

Sami Storytelling by Malangen Resort

Sami Storytelling

After lunch 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 lavvu.

Cross country skiing by Malangen Resort

Cross Country Skiing

DAY 4 – Snowy forests on skis & Northern Lights Watch

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.

Northern Light Watch by Malangen Resort

Northern Light Watch at Camp Nikka

After dinner 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.

Arctic wilderness by Malangen Resort

Dog sledding in the Arctic Wilderness

DAY 5 – Dog sledding

Morning on your own. Join a dog sledding trip. 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 dogyard around an open fire. You´ll drive into the white landscapes, through the beautiful  uninhabited forest landscape surrounded by majestic mountains.

Oslo City Hall seen from the water by Thomas Johannessen, Visit Oslo

Oslo City Hall

DAY 6 – Flight from Tromso 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

Northern Lights Tromso by Gaute Bruvik, Visit Northern Norway

Northern Lights in Tromso

Tromso in winter by F. Schwarzlmueller, Fjord Travel Norway

Winter in Tromso

Sami Storytelling by Malangen Resort

Learn more about the Sami culture


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

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

Activities & Excursions
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

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Experience the magic of the Northern Lights by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Magic Northern Lights in Arctic Norway

Where do the magic Northern Lights come from?

The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, are an ethereal display of colored lights shimmering across the night sky. What causes them?
Dr Dònal Hill from University of Oxford explains us all about these magic lights occurring on the northern skies.
Watch our Northern Lights video (external link – You Tube).

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What our customers say:

  • 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.

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  • 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, ,

  • 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.

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