WINTER TOUR: Experience Northern Norway's arctic wonders on this 5 day tour. Spend two nights in Tromsø, where you'll take part in a thrilling reindeer safari, visit the Polar Museum and experience an unforgettable Northern Lights Cruise. Then spend two nights roaming beautiful fishing villages, explore Sommarøy Island, enjoy an Arctic Lights Campfire, and a picturesque guided city tour.
Welcome to Tromsø!
Welcome to Tromsø, Northern Norway's Arctic Capital!
Today you will find your own way to the hotel or take a pre-booked private transfer. There will be a welcome meeting in the hotel lobby tonight at 18:00. For those who arrive late, your welcome meeting will be tomorrow morning at 8:00.
If you have free time today, consider exploring this wonderous city. Located 69 degrees north and 230km above the Arctic Circle, Tromsø is a lively city with world class seafood restaurants, exciting nightlife and captivating museums and art galleries. There's something for everyone to see in this winter wonderland!
Reindeer Safari & Sommarøy Island
After breakfast this morning, we will enjoy an exciting reindeer safari (4 hours). Reindeer sleighing is one of the oldest forms of transportation in the North, and an important part of Sami culture. Taking the sled in pairs, you will be guided by reindeers through scenic surroundings, be sure to take in the arctic nature and enjoy this moment. This activity is suitable for everyone, so no one has to miss out!
Afterwards, you will learn about lasso throwing, which is the traditional Sami way of catching and herding reindeer together. Sami are a group indigenous to Norway, so you'll learn about their culture, history and experience an emotional Lappish ancestral folk song. Afterwards, enjoy a hot meal.
In the afternoon, we will drive to the picturesque Sommarøy Island, where we will spend the night.
Overnight: Sommaroy Island | Breakfast, Dinner
Sommarøy Village Tour & Arctic Lights Campfire
Today begins with a panoramic walk of Sommarøy. With a population of only 300, Sommarøy is one of the busiest fishing villages in in the county of Troms region. Not only will you learn about the history and fishing traditions of the small village, but you will also get to enjoy the breathtaking arctic views from Sommarøy Island.
The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Why not consider an optional 1-hour Sea Eagle Safari by RIB boat? You will embark on a guided tour by RIB or boat and search the islands and cliffs for Sommarøy's large colony of sea eagles. The majestic bird can be spotted year-round.
Alternatively, explore the island or enjoy a complimentary sauna at the hotel.
After dinner, you will search for the famous Northern Lights during our Arctic Lights Campfire Tour. Sommarøy's beaches are free from light pollution, making the area a perfect spot to search for the auroras. Take in the sounds of nature and the arctic waves crashing ashore, and hopefully we will be lucky enough to experience the bright phenomenon! During this time, enjoy small snacks over the fire and a hot drink to keep you warm.
Overnight: Sommaroy Island | Breakfast, Dinner
Polar Museum & Northern Light Cruise
This morning we will head back to Tromsø. Spend the morning at leisure or consider an optional Husky Safari excursion. You will visit a husky kennel outside of the city. After receiving instructions on how to handle the dogs and sleds properly, load up with equipment and embark on an unforgettable dog sledding experience through the arctic mountains. Take plenty of photos, then afterwards, enjoy hot soup and drinks.
In the afternoon, we will explore Tromsø with a guided walking tour through the city. You will get a chance to visit the Polar Museum, an attraction that is dedicated to the lives of Arctic trappers and explorers.
At night, we will set sail on a thrilling Northern Lights Cruise. Journey into the total darkness of the polar night, surrounded by arctic fjords. Departing from Tromsø, we will follow the direction that has the clearest weather predictions for the night. This could be north towards the areas of Kvaløyvågen. south to Ramfjorden or west along the southern part of Kvaløya Island. The captain and crew work together seamlessly to find areas with clear skies or a gap in the clouds, where you can view the incredible aurora phenomenon. Meanwhile, relax in the heated lounge with a hot drink and snack while you wait for the incredible Northern Lights to appear.
Overnight: Tromso | Breakfast
Today, enjoy breakfast at the hotel and spend the morning at leisure. Make sure to take one last stroll around the city or purchase last minute souvenirs.
When it's time to disembark, make your own way to the airport or take advantage of a pre-booked private transfer.
Prices & Dates
Departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to those who don’t have anyone to share a room with or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.Read More
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.
Clarion Collection Hotel Aurora, Tromso
Featuring beautiful views of Tromsø Harbour, the Clarion Collection Hotel Aurora offers a comfortable stay for those exploring Northern Norway. Each room features a flatscreen TV, work desk and private bathroom. There is a restaurant on-site, that serves up afternoon coffee with waffles or invites guests for an evening buffet. Take advantage of the outdoor hot tub - lucky guests have been known to catch a glimpse of the elusive Northern Lights here during winter!
Sommarøy Arctic Hotel, Sommaroy Island
The Sommarøy Arctic Hotel is conveniently located in the picturesque coastal village of Sommarøy Island. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the hotel offers rooms with a flatscreen TV, private bathroom and complimentary sauna access. There are also hot tubs available for guests to rent. The hotel makes a wonderful base for guests exploring Northern Norway, and even includes a private beach area!
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