Highlights of Norwegian Lapland
Highlights of Norwegian Lapland– Norway –7 days / 6 nights, Tromsø - Alta - Honningsvag - North Cape - Hammerfest - Storslett - Balsfjord - TromsøHighlights of Norwegian Lapland, 7-day self-drive adventure around the fascinating Sami country. Visit the magnificent Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø, museums featuring regional art, Sami culture and history, and polar science. Enjoy dramatic views of the Lyngen Alps renowned for its glaciers, valleys and high peaks plunging deep into arctic seas. Continue to the Lappish region of Alta, visit the North Cape, return via Hammerfest and Storslett to Tromsø.
|Operation||June - August, 2017|
|Departure||Daily, June - August, 2017|
|Price||from $1,625 per person in double room
from $2,655 single room
|Included||6 nights hotel accommodations at 3* centrally located hotels
Breakfast buffet daily
Entrance North Cape Hall
Ferries for passengers and car:
Breivikeidet – Svensby
Lyngseidet - Olderdalen
Car rental class C (Ford Focus or similar), 7 days (168 hours)
Unlimited mileage, Collision Damage Waiver, Theft protection and tax
Pick-up/drop-off airport/airport Tromsø**
|Not Included||International Airfare & Airport tax
Fuel, GPS and other surcharges
Meals other than breakfast
Personal trip insurance
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||** The minimum age to rent a vehicle is 25 years and drivers must have held a driving licence for at least 12 months prior to hiring the car. The price includes unlimited mileage, Collision Damage Waiver, Theft protection and tax. Petrol, GPS and other surcharges are not included.
Payment by voucher, but the client must guarantee with own credit card when picking up car.
Please note all rates and services remain subject to avaliability.
Upgrade to automatic, Cat J, type Suzuki S-Cross or similar, in double room, $90
Upgrade to automatic, Cat J, type Suzuki S-Cross or similar, in single room, $180
|Tour Options||Upgrade to higher car category available|
|More Information||Driving in Norway|
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Day 1 WELCOME TO TROMSØ Pick-up the rental car, and drive to the centre of the town. Get to know Tromsø, the principal city of Northern Norway and known as the Gateway to the Arctic because of the significance in Norwegian commercial history. There are plenty of museums focusing on regional art, Sami culture and history, and polar science.
We recommend a short trip by cable car to Storsteinen Mountain, where you can enjoy the view of Tromsø and surroundings. Also worth a visit is the magnificent Arctic Cathedral, a masterpiece of modern architecture.
Day 2 TROMSØ - ALTA (B) (295 km/ 185 mi) Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Breivikeidet for your ferry crossing towards Svensby an further on another ferry crossing from Lyngseidet to Olderdalen with formidable views to the Lyngen Alps. The Lyngen Alps are home to some of Troms county's most prominent and majestic mountain. The area is renowned for its glaciers, deep valleys and high peaks which plunge directly into arctic seas. Due to the very alpine nature of the mountain range and its unique wildlife, flora and fauna, the Lyngen Alps are a protected area in Norway. Continue through the Lappish region and arrival in Alta.
We recommend a visit to the ethnographic museum Alta (entrance not included).
Day 3 ALTA - NORTH CAPE (B) (210 km/130 mi) Breakfast at the hotel. Drive north along "the midnightsun road", over the wild Senna Land to Skaidi for the final stage of your journey to the northernmost point of Europe - the North Cape. Drive along the Porsangerfjord before arriving in Kåfjord. Continue through the tunnel to the little town of Honningsvåg. Time to explore this beautiful town with souvenir shops and Sami museums.
In the evening approx. 45 minutes drive to the North Cape and "Nordkapphallen" (North Cape Hall), where you can admire the Artic Ocean and have the possibility to see the Midnight Sun. You will find souvenir shops, cinema, post office, restaurant, viewing platform and much more.
(Please note that the Scandic Hotels in Honningsvag does not confirm specific hotel until approx. 2 weeks before arrival).
Accomodation at Scandic Hotel Nordkapp, or similar
Day 4 NORTH CAPE - HAMMERFEST (B) (220 km/140 mi) Breakfast at the hotel. Continue to Hammerfest, an important fishing center. We recommend a visit to the Royal Society of the White Bears and The Hammerfest mountain "Salen", which is about 80m high and offers an impressive view over the bay, the sund and the neighbor islands Sørøya and Seiland. The viewpoint can be reached in different ways: walking across the Zigzag Path directly from the city center or by car via the Turistveien.
Accommodation at Thon Hotel Hammerfest, or similar
Day 5 HAMMERFEST - SØRKJOSEN (B) (315 km/195 mi) Breakfast at the hotel. Drive south and pass Alta once more on you route towards Sørkjosen and Reisafjord Hotel, located right next to the small harbor. Sørkjosen was historically an important shipping center for the Troms region.
Accommodation at Reisafjord Hotel, or similar
Day 6 SØRKJOSEN - TROMSØ (B) (235 km/145 mi) Breakfast at the hotel. Continue to Tromsø via Skibotn and Balsfjord without ferries.
Accommodation at Thon Hotel Tromsø, or similar
Day 7 DEPARTURE TROMSØ (B) After breakfast check out and drive to Tromsø Airport to drop off rental car. End of services.