Under The Lights

6 Day Tour

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OVERVIEW

Tromsø is known as the Gateway to the Arctic, with the most Northern Lights in the world! It’s located in the middle of the Aurora Borealis (northern lights) zone, and is in fact one of the best places in the world to observe this phenomenon.

One of the best areas around Tromsø for seeing them is Skjervøy. This is also where the Arctic Panorama Lodge is situated, one of the finest resorts in Northern Norway. Enjoy a relaxing tour “under the lights”!

DAY 1 - ARRIVAL TO TROMSØ

Individual transfer to the centre of the beautiful arctic city of Tromsø by flybussen (Airport Shuttle) upon arrival at the airport.
Check in at the hotel.
Accommodation at Clarion Edge Tromsø or similar (1 night)

DAY 2 - TROMSØ - ARCTIC PANORAMA LODGE

After breakfast at the hotel, you will have the whole day at leisure in the beautiful Tromsø. Enjoy the visit of Polaria: adventure centre with themes from the Polar Regions. Watch the panorama film from Spitsbergen, the arctic walk and the aquarium with arctic wildlife and live seals. Open from 10:00 to 17:00. Every day, at 12:30 and 15:30, you can assist to the seals’ feeding and training.

In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the Arctic Panorama Lodge to start your Northern Lights experience. After dinner, you will be participating to a snowshoe trekking to observe the northern lights. You will walk to a bivouac shelter where we have a stunning panoramic view. It takes about 45 minutes to reach the bivouac shelter. From here you will have a fantastic view out over the Arctic Ocean and the Lyngen Alps. At the bivouac you gather around a camp fire and have a barbecue. There is a rich wildlife on the island so the chance to see a moose is relatively large.
Overnight at the Arctic Panorama Lodge (2 nights) (B,D)

DAY 3 - ARCTIC PANORAMA LODGE

(Dog sledding only available on Tue,Tur, Fri and Sat)
Enjoy a Scandinavian breakfast. At 09:30, you will leave for a dog sledding tour (hot refreshments included). You will meet your friendly dog team and be a musher for three hours. At 21:30 (after dinner), a Sami evening takes place in a lavvo (a Sami tent) not far from the lodge. The camp fire creates the right mood for the stories of the Sami culture and history.
You will listen to Sami stories from Uløya and you will get a taste of Sami traditional food. (B,D)

DAY 4 - TROMSØ

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred back to Tromsø and will enjoy a whole day at leisure in the city.
At 17:30, you will be picked up at the Radisson Blu hotel for a different kind of Northern Light chase. Today, you will be taught by a professional photographer how to catch them with your camera. After the tour (when possible) you will get a professional Aurora portrait. You will be maximum 7 people on this tour. A light meal and hot beverage will be served during the tour.
Accommodation at Clarion Edge Tromsø or similar (2 nights) (B,M)

DAY 5 - TROMSØ

After breakfast at the hotel, you will have the day at leisure. As an option, you can also join a reindeer or a snowmobile tour (day or night time) or a whale safari (available from November 8th to January 10th). (B)

DAY 6 - DEPARTURE

Enjoy a Scandinavian breakfast buffet. Check out and individual transfer to the airport by Flybussen (Airport Shuttle) for your onward flight/s. (B)

Just a thought - Why not combine this weekend break with a visit to the Norwegian fjords or our Kirkenes City break?

PRICES ON REQUEST (EXCLUDING INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS)

There are factors which will influence the price of your travel arrangements should you add optional extras to your holiday. Prices are generally for private arrangements and are per person based on two people travelling together and sharing a room.

Supplements: The whale safari
With a big day cruiser, we do a whale safari out in the open sea and look for whales. This boat is usually used on Spitsbergen to look for polar bears and has three different decks you can use to get the best view to look for whales.On our way to see the whales, there's a good chance that we can see both sea eagles and seals. If we don't have enough bookings for the big boat, we will use our RIB boats for the trip. With the RIB boat you will have the opportunity to study the whales up close. A breath taking experience,
R3,250 per person.

Holiday includes:

  • 5 nights hotel accommodation with shower/WC
  • 5 Scandinavian breakfasts
  • Meals and activity as mentioned in the program
  • Transfer from and to the airport by shuttle bus and from and to Malangen Brygger
  • Entrance at the Polaria museum

Under the Lights - 6 Days (Winter Programme)
View the Northern Lights in Tromso ...

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