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, 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 and a Northern lights hunt by minibus. 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)
Prices from NOK 20430 per person
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DAY TO DAY ITINERARY:
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 (included in the tour price)
Read about Oslo
DAY 2 – Flight to Tromso
A 2 hour flight to Tromso, then 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
Read about 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)
OPTIONAL ADD-ONS IN TROMSO
The additional night will be at the same hotel as for the tour. Prices will appear during the regular tour booking
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
Read about the authentic Hurtigruten
Read about facilities on board & general information
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
Read about the North Cape excursion
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!
Read about Kirkenes and the town’s dramatic history
King Crab fishing
Transfer from the pier to the King Crab fishing trip. 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!
What to bring: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing (special clothing will be provided).
Age restrictions: Min. 7 years old and accompanied by an adult.
Difficulty level: Average physical condition – involves physical activity on uneven surface and/or steep terrain. Not suitable if you have limited mobility.
After the King crab meal you will be transferred to your hotel, with time to relax and see the town before the Northern lights trip in the evening
Aurora Express bus
Join the Aurora Express for an exciting hunt for the Northern Lights. You will be picked up at your hotel in the evening. A knowledgeable guide will check the latest magnetic forecast and decide whether to take you by minibus towards the Russian border or in the opposite direction towards the Finnish border, in search of the Northern Lights.
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.
OPTIONAL ADD-ON IN KIRKENES:
Spend the night in the magic Snow hotel & join an adventurous Snow mobile safari! Read more
DAY 6 – Oslo & final night
After breakfast, 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 (included in the tour price).
The trip finishes after breakfast on day 7
THIS TRIP INCLUDES:
4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
in Oslo, Tromso & Kirkenes
Read about hotel classification in Norway
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
Northern Lights hunt by Aurora Express bus
All taxes & VAT
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