Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast
Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast – 7 nights
This cruise package is an amazing winter round trip, with a stay in the Arctic town of Tromso, 3 nights Hurtigruten cruise with land excursion across the spectacular Vesteralen islands, a visit to historic Trondheim & a scenic train trip across the Dovre mountain plateau.
Enjoy exciting Northern lights trips in Tromso, experience unforgettable Arctic scenery on the southbound cruise to Trondheim with evening call at the Lofoten islands, the magic Helgeland coast and a chance to see the amazing Northern lights. The trip starts and ends in Oslo.
You can add nights & adventurous activities in Tromso, like Snowmobile safari, Dog sledding, Northern Lights Dinner Cruise & Reindeer sledge. You can also add nights in Trondheim and Oslo.
This is an individual/unescorted trip (you do not travel with a group)
Prices from NOK 18595 per person
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DAY TO DAY ITINERARY:
DAY 1 – Overnight in Oslo
Individual arrival to Oslo. Check in at the centrally located, elegant Bristol hotel or similar. Bristol is located close to the Karl Johansgate main street, the Royal Palace & the main shopping areas of Oslo.
You can take the Airport bus directly to the hotel from the Oslo Gardermoen airport
1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price).
DAY 2 – Flight to Tromso
A 2 hour flight to Tromso. Individual arrival to a centrally located hotel, easily accessible by the Airport bus. Tromso is beautifully located, surrounded by spectacular Arctic islands & Alpine mountain peaks.
1 night in Tromso
Time to explore the town before the excursion bus picks you up in the centre of Tromso for a Northern lights chase 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 reports.
Each base has its own local English speaking guide, a warm shelter and camp fire. Northern lights film shown on the bus.
Included: Transfers, light evening meal & warm clothing
Difficulty level: Easy
DAY 3 – Arctic lunch, Aurora Husky Visit & Cruise departure
Enjoy today’s lunch at the tiny, centrally located Emma’s restaurant, facing the wooden Tromso cathedral – within walking distance of your hotel. They serve fresh, local produce. Includes 2 courses.
Time to relax or explore Tromso before you join the Northern Lights trip in the evening
Aurora Husky Visit
Enjoy this Northern Lights trip before the late evening cruise departure. The excursion bus picks you up in the centre of Tromso for an Aurora husky visit to Tromso Wilderness Centre, located at the Kvaloya island outside Tromso. The Aurora camp has a great location for viewing the northern lights, and you will also visit the dog yard.
The trip includes transfers and a traditional evening meal served in a lavvo (Sami tent).
Tromso Cruise departure
Board the authentic Hurtigruten ship just before midnight for a really unforgettable cruise to Trondheim.
All meals included during the cruise (food only):
Buffet breakfast, buffet lunch & 3 course dinner
3 nights on board
DAY 4 – Taste of Vesteralen & Lofoten Islands
You will join an extensive excursion across the spectacular Arctic archipelago of Vesteralen. Visit a medieval church and admire the breathtaking scenery of beautiful fjords and steep mountains.
You will rejoin the ship in Sortland. The southbound sailing route continues torwards the Lofoten Islands, and the ship calls at Svolvaer – the capital of the Lofoten Islands – in the evening.
Read about the Vesteralen excursion
Read more about the Lofoten Islands
DAY 5 – The magic Helgeland Coast
The ship makes an early call at the village of Ornes, surrounded by dramatic Arctic scenery with views of the spectacular Svartisen glacier. The Helgeland coast is known for its remarkable beauty with unique mountain formations, islands & the Arctic Circle.
Another highlight is sailing past the Seven Sisters mountain range. The seven mountain tops look so beautiful that a local legend claims that they are female trolls turned to stone.
DAY 6 – Historic Trondheim
Early arrival to Trondheim. After breakfast, enjoy a two hour city sightseeing tour of the historic city. You will get to know Trondheim’s streets and highlights, including a short stop at Utsikten (the View).
You will also have a guided tour of the Nidaros Cathedral, the northernmost medieval cathedral in the world.
Check in at a centrally located hotel, and spend the afternoon and evening on your own to explore the city.
1 night in Trondheim
Read about the Trondheim & Nidaros excursion
Read about Trondheim
See pictures from Trondheim
DAY 7 – Dovre Railway to Oslo
Travel by train on the Dovre Railway to Oslo. The Railway runs across the beautiful Dovrefjell mountain plateau and through the scenic Gudbrandsdal valley. Dovrefjell is the home of a population of some 300 wild Muskox – and one of Norway’s National Parks.
1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price).
Add night(s) in Tromso, Trondheim or Oslo:
You will stay in the same hotel as for the tour
The optional add-ons with prices will appear during the regular tour booking process
THIS TRIP INCLUDES:
4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
in Oslo, Tromso & Trondheim
Flight Oslo – Tromso
Train Trondheim – Oslo
Standard, outside cabin w. separate beds & private facilities
All meals during the cruise (food only):
buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, 3 course dinner
Excursions & activities
– Aurora husky visit w. evening meal & transfers
– Lunch at Emma’s
– Aurora Safari w. light evening meal & transfers
– Taste of Vesteralen shore excursion
– Sightseeing Trondheim shore excursion
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