The town of Tromsø, famously used as the Gateway to the Arctic by all the famous Polar explorers, is the perfect base point for accessing all the Arctic has to offer. This journey packs in the Northern Lights, huskies, as well as the magnificent new Ice Domes! If you really want to do it all, you can even try driving your own team of huskies or add in an action-packed snowmobile tour. All this can be done from the comfort of your stay in Tromsø, with transfers through magnificent Arctic landscapes! Once back in Tromsø, you can enjoy tasty delights in the many excellent restaurants and cafes in Tromsø or simply wander along the quay and enjoy the vibe in what the Financial Times recently called “The New Reykjavik!”.
|INCLUDED||OPTIONAL EXTRAS (per person)||NOT INCLUDED|
|2 nights at Clarion The Edge||Day 3 Snowmobile Safari OR Dog Sledding||Alcohol & special drinks with meals|
|Visit to the Ice Domes||Flights*||Daily warm clothing**|
|Northern Lights Husky Visit||Airport Express Transfer|
|Transfers & warm clothing for activities||Single room supplement|
|Breakfasts & other meals where specified||Extra night + Northern Lights Safari|
Packages with flights include departures from most UK airports. Only holidays booked in conjunction with flights are covered under our ATOL licence. Through our membership with The Travel Vault, other packages are also financially protected in accordance with the EU Package Travel Regulations at no extra cost to customers.
Gatwick direct flight departures: Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays
Suitable for all ages, basic to medium fitness level.
(Norwegian Airlines direct from Gatwick lands 18:45)
This trip corresponds perfectly with Norwegian Airlines direct flight departure from Gatwick on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, but we have also coordinated itineraries with SAS flights running via Oslo. If you want to combine the trip with other flights or additional nights, please contact us and we will help accommodate your trip.
The Airport Express transfer service easily gets your hotel, Clarion The Edge in Tromsø, for check-in. Optional alternative is a taxi from the service desk at the arrivals hall.
Overnight stay at Clarion The Edge Hotel
10:30 Transfer from Tromsø
12:00 Visit to the newest Ice Domes near Tromsø
The snow and ice art reflect the unique bond between man and nature in a unique and breath-taking manner. The ice bars, our ice cinema, the ice hotel suites and ice restaurant have varied themes every year. These are conveyed through beautiful coloured lighting and wondrous ice sculptures. In our guided tours, we paint a detailed description of arctic history. Tromsø Ice Hotel is much more than just an ice art exhibition or a regular ice hotel.
On arrival, you will be greeted by your guide. They will start by explaining the construction process of an ice hotel, and the impact on snow for the survival of our arctic animals. A non-alcoholic ice shot at the stunning ice bar is complementary.
18:45 Northern Lights Husky Visit
Meet 300 Alaskan huskies and see the Northern Lights! Get close and personal with some amazing sled dogs on this guided tour, and meet the young and playful puppies. On arrival at the camp, you will be offered additional clothing to keep you warm and dry for the activity.
After a tour of the husky kennel, cosy up to the outdoor campfire with a fantastic viewpoint of Tromsø and the surrounding islands. Look out for the Northern Lights as your guides entertain you with stories about the Northern Lights and Northern Norway. A nice warm traditional Norwegian meal will be served, with vegetarian options on request (please write this in comments when booking!).
NB: Northern lights sightings cannot be guaranteed due to weather and solar conditions, but we will do our very best!
Overnight stay at Clarion Edge Hotel
Spend the day exploring Tromsø, exploring all shopping, culture, history, and more, such as Tromsø’s Arctic Cathedral. Ask us for more recommendations.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS (must be added when booking):
19:30-19:40: Flight departs from Tromsø Airport to Gatwick, London
NIGHT 3 19:00 Northern Lights Safari
Chase the magical Northern Lights! With 10 years’ experience in Northern Lights tourism, the focus during this safari is on quality, comfort and ensuring that you have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The Northern Lights coach will take you to a location with the best weather & solar conditions for spotting the Northern Lights. After finding the ideal scenic backdrop and conditions for photos, your professional guides will help you with camera settings and photography to get the best shots of the Northern Lights.
After around two hours, there will be a break at an exclusive Aurora Camp out in the wilderness. These camps have two comfortable lavvos (Sami tents) and toilet facilities. You will be divided into groups of no more than 20 people in each lavvo and served hot drinks. Listen to enchanting Arctic stories while grilling your own supper on an open fire.
Although Northern Lights sightings are never guaranteed, we find them most of the time. Join us for a chase and experience the thrill! When the time comes, we will bring you back to Tromsø and you will get a ride directly to your hotel.
Overnight stay at Clarion Edge Hotel
Pick up your final souvenirs before heading back to reality. We can recommend cool places to go and things to see that you won’t find back home, including:
Flight departs from Tromsø Airport to Gatwick, London
*Norwegian Airlines flies direct from Gatwick and lands in Tromsø Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 18:45, returning Saturdays and Mondays at 19:30 or 19:40. Scandinavian Airlines flies to Tromsø daily via Oslo from Heathrow and other UK airports. If you want to combine the trip with other flights, please check flights when booking or contact us if you cannot find your preferred departure airport and we will accommodate your transfers.
**Bring a warm hat, gloves and scarf, thermal wool or similar long johns and underwear as well as warm winter boots and socks. We recommend you also bring Gortex trousers and a Gortex or down jacket.
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