Arctic Wilderness, Northern Lights & Tromso
Northern Lights package- 6 nights
Experience an Arctic adventure in one of Northern Norway’s Northern Lights hot spots. Spend two nights in a waterfront cabin at Malangen Resort, a cozy and remote resort south of Tromso, offering some of the best Northern Lights viewing in the region.
You will also spend 2 nights 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 & Northern Lights trips.
This is an individual/unescorted trip (you do not travel with a group)
Prices from NOK 20500 per person
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DAY TO DAY ITINERARY:
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.
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. Five base stations are set up at different locations, and the best one for the evening is chosen, depending on the weather & Northern Lights forecast.
Each base has its own local English speaking guide, a warm shelter and camp fire. Northern lights film shown on the bus. Light evening meal included.
Spend 2 nights in Tromso.
DAY 3 – Northern Lights Dog sledding
Enjoy lunch at the tiny, centrally located Emma’s restaurant, facing the wooden Tromso cathedral. In the late afternoon you will be picked up in the centre of Tromso for an adventurous Northern lights trip with dog sledding in the Tamok valley, with a geographical location offering a maximum chance of seeing the Northern Lights. You will be driving in pairs, one driver and one passenger on each sled, with the opportunity to switch places half way. You´ll drive into the white landscapes, through the beautiful Vass valley- an uninhabited forest landscape surrounded by majestic mountains. At the end of the trail you will return to Camp Tamok, where you will be served a hot meal and fresh coffee.
DAY 4 – Northern Lights Watch
Transfer to Malangen resort from Tromso city centre. The resort is located 65 km south of Tromso. Upon arrival settle in at your waterfront cabin, which are all just a short walk away from the main building.
Malangen Resort’s location ensures that artificial light pollution is minimal and the Aurora can appear overhead at any time during the hours of darkness. Enjoy lunch and relax before dinner and the evening Northern lights activity.
Spend 2 nights at Malangen Resort
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 minutes 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.
DAY 5 – Sami Storytelling
Morning on your own. After lunch join a Sami storyteller in a lavvu (Sami herdman’s tent) to 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 the 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.
DAY 6 – Flight from Tromso to Oslo
Time to say goodbye to Tromso 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)
THIS TRIP INCLUDES:
4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
Oslo: Hotel Bristol or similar
Tromso: Scandic Ishavshotel or similar
Accommodation in Malangen
Waterfront standard cabin (1st row) incl. breakfast, 2 x lunch & 2 x dinner
Transfer by bus/minibus Tromso centre – Malangen Resort – Tromso Airport
All taxes & VAT