Arctic Experience - 7 days
Explore Norway's northern Arctic region. From Tromso head into the countryside, discover the animals of Polarpark, meet reindeer and learn about Sami culture in Vesteralen.
Upon arrival at Tromso airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel where the remainder of the day is at leisure.
Tromso is 320km above the Arctic Circle and despite this very north location it still is home to a great number of international standard hotels, lively cafes, world class seafood restaurants, lots of museum and captivating galleries as well as an exciting nightlife.
Polarpark and Narvik
We meet our guide and the rest of the group this morning and leave the city behind us as we enter into the Tromso region. We discover different immaculate landscapes and immense walls of snow. You'll experience Polarpark - the world's most northerly wildlife park. You'll have the opportunity to meet the big predators of the Arctic including the lynx, wolf and wolverine as well as elk, reindeer , musk ox and Arctic fox.
This afternoon we continue to Narvik - the famous port city where we will spend the night. Narvik was known to be a strategic place during the Second World War - why not learn more about this at the Narvik War Museum?
Overnight: Narvik | Breakfast
Reindeer Farm & Northern Lights
Today we drive towards Sortland for an authentic Sami Experience at a typical reindeer farm. We will have the opportunity to meet these beautiful animals as well as the reindeer herder. After lunch we drive towards Solvaer passing majestic landscapes as we go and hoping for some fantastic photo opportunities along the way (weather permitting). We arrive at our hotel in Lofoten for an evening at leisure.
Overnight: Svolvaer | Breakfast, Lunch
Today we spend the day exploring the Lofoten Islands at leisure - these stunning islands are dominated by towering snowy peaks that end in the sea. The islands are separated from the mainland by the Vestfjord, these islands create a chain of about 150km from north to south between islands and bays. This region is very famous for cod fishing in the high season. This evening we head out on a Northern Lights hunt with our guide to try and witness this amazing phenomenon.
Overnight: Svolvaer | Breakfast
Svolvaer to Tromso
Svolvaer - Tromso. After spending the morning at leisure, we make our way to Harstad to catch the fast boat back to Tromso. It’s just a short walk to our hotel where we have the rest of the evening to explore the city. There is an optional Northern Lights excursion available for an additional fee.
Overnight: Tromso | Breakfast
Today is a free day to further explore Northern Norway’s largest city, go on a whale watching tour, try your hand at some fishing, explore the Arctic coast on a husky safari or enjoy a dinner cruise while searching for the Northern Lights.
Overnight: Tromso | Breakfast
Touring arrangements end this morning after breakfast and hotel check out. We can book a transfer back to the airport for you - contact us for details.
Prices & Dates
Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates can be guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.
Quality Hotel Saga, Tromso
Set in the heart of Tromso, the Quality Hotel Saga offers contemporary accommodation in a favourable location. Guest rooms are designed in a simple style with neutral wall colourings and wooden floors. They include en-suite and coffee making facilities. Wi-Fi is provided throughout the hotel and they operate a cash-free system for all services. The hotel also benefits from an included breastfast buffet as well as optional evening buffet and daily afternoon waffles. The hotel is situated just a short walk from the Tourist Information Centre and the seafront where you are greeted with views of the Tromso Bridge and the iconic Arctic cathedral.
Scandic Narvik, Narvik
Dominating the landscape, the towering Scandic Narvik hotel is a sleek accommodation, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Witness the wealth of natural beauty with which Narvik has been blessed from the hotel's sky bar whilst enjoying a refreshing beverage. Rooms are pleasantly decorated with splashes of colour and well furnished with plush beds. For food with a view, head to the hotel's restaurant Tind, which serves fresh and delicious meals. The property is situated 3 miles from Narvik airport and a short walk from Narvik station.
Thon Hotel Lofoten, Svolvaer
The sun glints off the windowed facade of the Thon Hotel Lofoten as it sets over the harbour, on the edge of which the property is located. With mountains and lakes dominating the landscape, the views from the rooms, which are expertly decorated, spacious and comfortable, are unrivalled. Many Norwegian specialties are available at the onsite restaurant for when hunger strikes and there is a gym just 300m from the property to which guests have free access. The Thon Hotel Lofoten is perfectly located as a base for seeing the Northern Lights or going on a whale safari.