Top of Europe Aurora Arctic adventure
Top of Europe Aurora adventure – A really exotic Northern Lights trip taking you to the Arctic town of Tromso – Norway’s Northern Lights capital, followed by a Northern Lights cruise around the remote, northernmost coast of Norway & Europe, with excursion to the impressive North Cape cliff. The cruise finishes in the Arctic town of Kirkenes; a tiny, authentic Arctic town with no mass tourism and a perfect location for chasing the Northern Lights.
In Kirkenes you will join an amazing King crab fishing trip with the most delicious King crab meal, followed by an overnight stay in your own, tiny, picturesque wooden Aurora Gamme chalet. The trip starts & finishes with stay in Oslo. Available from October through March
This is an individual/unescorted trip (you do not travel with a group)
DAY 1 – First night in Oslo
Individual arrival to Oslo. Check in at the Park Inn airport hotel at Gardermoen, conveniently located within walking distance of the airport. The centre of Oslo is located 20 mins from the airport by the frequent Airport Express train
Spend 1 night in Oslo
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.
Arctic gourmet dinner is included
Spend 1 night in Tromso
Arctic Gourmet Dinner
In the evening we have included dinner at Emma’s famous, tiny gourmet restaurant in the centre of Tromso – a really exceptional restaurant! Enjoy a 5 courses gourmet dinner based on excellent local produce. Welcome drink included.
The restaurant is located within easy walking distance of your hotel, with view towards the wooden Tromso cathedral (domkirke)
DAY 3 – Cruise departure
Time to see Tromso before you board the Hurtigruten ship in the early evening; an exceptional Aurora cruise to the top of Europe, finishing in the Arctic town of Kirkenes.
All meals will be included during the cruise
Spend 2 nights on board
DAY 4 – North Cape
Cruise along stunning Arctic scenery to the main port of Honningsvag, where you join the exotic North Cape excursion by coach across Mageroya island – Norway’s northernmost island, normally covered by snow during the winter months.
Then on to the North Cape cliff – an impressive, 307-metre (1,007 ft) high cliff with a large flat plateau on top
DAY 5 – Arrival to Kirkenes
After breakfast you disembark in Arctic Kirkenes, located in the middle of the Northern Lights zone.
Kirkenes is located close to the Russian border. Ever since the Russians came to their rescue by the end of World war II, the town has had a close relationship with their Russian neighbors – the street names in Kirkenes are both in Norwegian & in Russian!
King Crab fishing
Transfer from the pier to the Kirkenes Snow hotel & Gamme, where you will have time to relax before the King Crab fishing. They will take care of your luggage and provide you with warm, appropriate clothing, then the adventure can begin!
The town of Kirkenes is located by an Arctic fjord with excellent King crab fishing facilities – there will always be a catch!
After the fishing you will enjoy the most wonderful King crab meal in authentic, Arctic surroundings!
Aurora Gamme chalet stay
After the King crab meal you will be transferred to your tiny, exotic & comfortable Aurora Gamme chalet. The chalet is entirely made of wood, with private bathroom and a wonderful bay window offering the most perfect conditions for viewing the Northern lights when the sky is clear.
Arctic dinner & breakfast is included
The chalet is located outside the lights of Kirkenes, in a wilderness area by a narrow fjord, next to Kirkenes Snow hotel (open from Dec 20) & the service building with restaurant, lounges & sauna.
Away from the city lights you will be able to see the most wonderful, starry sky, the blue Arctic twilight & the Northern Lights by clear weather.
You can visit the tiny Reindeer park close by, before the Arctic dinner in the restaurant.
DAY 6 – Oslo & final night
After breakfast you join the transfer bus back to the centre of Kirkenes, where you can take the scheduled airport bus or a taxi to the airport (appr 15 min).
Overnight in the centre of Oslo, or at an airport hotel at your choice
Spend 1 night in Oslo
The trip finishes after breakfast on day 7
THIS TRIP INCLUDES:
4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
Park Inn at Gardermoen airport or
Hotel Bristol in the centre of Oslo
Radisson Blu hotel Tromso or similar
Read about hotel classification in Norway
Gamme chalet for 2 persons, breakfast & dinner
2 nights in standard outside cabin w. separate beds & private facilities
All meals during the cruise;
buffet breakfast, buffet lunch & 3 course dinner. Food only
Excursions & activities:
Arctic gourmet dinner in Tromso
North Cape land excursion by coach
King crab fishing trip with King Crab meal & transfers
All taxes & VAT
Contact us regarding this tour:
e-mail to [email protected] or call us on +47 55 13 13 10 (Mond.-Frid. 09:00 to 15:30 local time)
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