This 3-night holiday includes all the best experiences of Arctic Norway. Stay one night in Tromsø, the historical gateway to the Arctic, and the final two at your Arctic resort. Hidden in the depths of mountainous fjords and a picturesque seafront, your jaw will drop at the stunning landscapes present throughout all of your experiences. Mush through the fjords, listen to stories about the indigenous Sami people, and view the Northern Lights from the comfort of a hot tub!
|Return flights from London airports (other UK airports available) + transfers|
|1 night in double room at quayside hotel in Tromsø town centre|
|2 nights in double room at Arctic resort|
|Breakfast included throughout stay, dinner included at resort restaurant|
|Warm outdoor suits for activities (please bring warm base layers!)|
Package includes flight 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.
Available from December 2019 – April 2020.
Suitable for all ages, basic to medium fitness level.
(Norwegian Air flights from London Gatwick generally land in Tromsø at 18:45)
This trip corresponds with Norwegian Air flights flying from London Gatwick. If you want to combine the trip with other flights or additional nights, please contact us and we will help accommodate your trip.
Get the Airport Express to your 4-star quayside hotel in Tromsø. Spend the evening taking in the beauty and history of Tromsø town centre. Be sure to take the cable car up to the best view of Tromsø from above!
Overnight in double room at quayside hotel in Tromsø
Breakfast buffet at your hotel
10:45/18:20 Depart from Tromsø to the mountains
12:15/19:50 Arrive at the mountain resort
Arrive and check in to your luxurious and comfortable double room at a mountain resort 64km away from the town of Tromsø. The resort features the hotel, restaurant & bar, sauna & hot tub, as well as sea-view apartments and cabins. The area’s rich culture, deep history, and picturesque fjords and mountains make for a fantastic winter experience in the Arctic wilderness.
Enjoy a fantastic dinner before heading out for your evening activity.
21:30 Northern Lights Watch
Chase the magical Northern Lights! After enjoying a wonderful dinner buffet, you will be briefed on the natural phenomenon and current conditions before setting off to a wilderness camp located 20 minutes from the resort. The camp is strategically located behind the resort in a location with less cloud activity.
The statistics compiled by the guides in recent years shows that chances of experiencing the Northern Lights here are around 85%. Staying at the basecamp to watch for the Northern Lights allows you to get comfortable and relax around a fire in a cosy lavvu. A light meal and hot drinks are included.
Overnight in double room at Malangen Resort
Breakfast at the restaurant
09:30 Sami Storytelling & Reindeer Feeding
Join us on a journey through Sami culture. The Sami are the indigenous people living in Europe’s northern extremes. Enter a lavvu (Sami herdsmen’s tent) with a Sami specialist and hear fascinating stories about the way of life of the indigenous Sami people, their history, and beliefs in the glow of the open fire.
You will see traditional Sami artifacts and taste authentic Sami food cooked over a fire. You will then have the chance to visit and feed the reindeer that graze near the lavvu and learn about the traditions of reindeer herding and the art of lasso throwing.
As a souvenir of this memorable experience, our guide will assist you in making your very own handicraft out of reindeer antler.
Relax at the spa or explore on your own before dinner. Enjoy a fantastic dinner before heading out for your evening activity.
19:00 Northern Lights Dog Sledding
Lead a team of eager huskies through the snow-covered Arctic landscape while admiring the breathtaking scenery. At this resort, the huskies wander freely in the dog yard instead of being chained up.
Located near the wilderness camp, a small pack of excited huskies wait to take you out into the wilderness. The adventure beings with a lesson on how to manage your own team of huskies. You will then drive in pairs (one driver and one passenger) with a chance to swap places halfway. Look out for the Northern Lights as you bound into the depths of the Arctic wilderness! The adventure ends with a delicious hot meal by an open fire.
The wilderness camp is built to be small enough that there is no room for mass tourism or stress of any kind. Focus on enjoying the best experiences the Arctic has to offer! The dog sledding trip includes thermal clothing, a head torch, driving instructions, and a hot meals afterwards.
Overnight in a double room at Malangen Resort
Breakfast at the restaurant
Take time to enjoy your last views before departing. If you have time, add on a morning snowshoeing or cross-country skiing activity.
09:30 – 13:30 Trappers’ Day on Snowshoes
Learn how to experience the wilderness like the famous Norwegian explorers. This exciting and informative tour combines the joys of snowshoeing through the beautiful silence of the snowy forest with practical and fascinating information from our knowledgeable wilderness guide.
Learn how to make a fire with a magnesium stone instead of matches, in addition to a variety of other skills needed in the wilderness. You will learn about local flora and fauna, how to avoid any natural obstacles covered by the snow, and which animals make the footprints we discover.
If you’re lucky, you may even see a willow grouse or an Arctic hare going about their daily routines. When you return from the adventure, you will have a much wider perspective of local nature.
14:00 – 16:00 Snowy Forests on Skis
Cross-country skiing has a special place in the hearts of the Norwegian people. Over the years, skiing has changed from being a means of transportation to pure fun. You will start with the very basics, going out for a short skiing trip through snowy forests.
Prepare to slide, fall onto the soft snow, and laugh! We will ski on prepared tracks. However, more experienced skiers have the option of skiing through the forest and making their own tracks. The guide will adapt this tour to suit the conditions and your level of experience. During a break, you will be served hot drinks and a sweet snack.
09:00/16:15 Depart from the resort to Tromsø
10:15/17:30 Arrive at Tromsø Airport
Flight departs from Tromsø
**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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