Lights of Tromso

Northern Lights and Husky SafariNorway


From $1,075 USD
December 9, 2020 - March 22, 2021
4 Days / 3 Nights

Lights of Tromsø, an independent journey to Norway's Arctic coast to Tromsø. First class travel, enjoy driving a Husky sled and hunt for Northern Lights.

Overview

Experience this unique journey to the Arctic coast of Norway. Combine first class travel with fascinating winter activities. Explore Tromsø, Gateway to the Arctic, visit Northern Lights Cathedral or ride the Cable car to mountain ledge Storsteinen. During your 3-night stay we hunt for magical Northern Lights, visit a Husky farm and drive a dog sled team on safari. Perhaps join an optional dinner cruise by catamaran to see the Aurora from the seaside.

Operation

December 9, 2020 - March 22, 2021

Departure

Guaranteed departures Wednesdays 
Dec 9, 14*
Jan 13, 18*, 20, 25*, 27
Feb 1*, 3, 8*, 10, 15*, 17, 22*, 24
Mar 1*, 3, 8*, 10, 15*, 17, 22*

*departures start on Mondays

Price

  • from $1,075 per person in double room
  • from $1,525 single room
  • from $975 3rd adult in extra bed sharing double/twin room
  • from $890 child* (7-12 years) when sharing room with parents

*Due to the nature of the tours and the destination, we are unfortunately not able to accept children younger than 7 years old on this tour.

Included

  • 3 nights first class hotels**** in standard double/twin, private facilities
  • Daily Scandinavian breakfast buffet
  • 1 lunch & 1 snacks as per program
    (all lunches & dinners are 3-course meals or buffets including coffee, unless otherwise specified)
  • Arrival & Departure transfer in Tromsø by public service Flybussen
  • Visit to Husky Farm and Safari with guide
  • Northern Lights Hunt by bus/minibus with guide
  • All tours and transportation, as per program
  • Visits, excursions and entrances as per program
  • Outdoor clothing for winter activities as per program
  • English-speaking guide during excursions

Not Included

  • Flight to Tromsø
  • Beverages or any extras
  • Porter Service
  • Any services not mentioned in the program
  • Gratuities

Please note

  • The Northern Lights are weather dependent and cannot be guaranteed as they are a natural phenomenon.
  • Maximum 2 children per room, sharing with parents. 
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Tromsø are by a regular (public) airport bus service by Flybussen. For passengers who require private transfers – for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved.
  • We reserve the right to amend the itinerary and/or included entrances without notice due to weather conditions. The weather conditions in Finnish & Norwegian Lapland can vary and road closures are sometimes enforced by local authorities, which is out of the control of the tour operator and Five Stars of Scandinavia, Inc. and its suppliers.

Tour Options

  • Flights Oslo-Tromsø-Oslo
  • Hurtigruten to Tromsø
  • Hurtigruten from Tromsø to Lofoten, Bodø, Bergen
  • Optional excursions

    Hotel list

Day 1 ARRIVAL TROMSØ

Wednesday / Monday

Arrival to Tromsø airport. Upon exiting the airport, please proceed to the Flybussen bus stop (regular airport express bus) and present your voucher to the driver. Your voucher is valid for both the arrival and departure transfers so please be sure to keep it safe. The Flybussen will transfer you the 5 km distance to the center of Tromsø and drop off is within walking distance of your hotel. Check-in at your hotel* (guaranteed from 15:00).

*The name of your hotel in Tromsø will be indicated upon confirmation of your reservation.

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Day 2 TROMSØ - HUSKY SAFARI (B, L)

Thursday / Tuesday
After breakfast, please go to the reception of the Radisson Blu Tromsø for the morning activity. We recommend being at the starting point 15 min before the tour starts.

DOG SLEDDING, 09:30 -13:45, included
Duration: approx. 4:15 hours | 2 persons per sledge

Be ready for a pick-up right outside your hotel at 09:30 where you will be met by a representative from Tromsø Villmarkssenter and taken on a 25-minute bus ride to the Camp. At the camp you will be equipped with thermal overalls and boots to keep you nice and warm, all you need to bring is warm underwear, a hat and gloves, depending on the weather conditions. Depending on your circumstances and/or preferences you then venture out either with a musher or on a self-drive tour.

Upon your return to the camp 300 friendly Alaskan huskies are waiting to greet you and enjoy some cuddles, followed by an affectionate and playful visit to the puppy enclosure. Once you have filled up on puppy love, it is time to enjoy a traditional Norwegian lunch in our cozy Gamme-hut (turf home). You will be served Bidos, a traditional stew prepared with Sami reindeer meat, broth and vegetables, a hot drink and for dessert a piece of their savory signature chocolate cake. Once you are back in Tromsø, the rest of the afternoon is at your leisure.

PLEASE DECIDE WHICH DOG SLEDDING ADVENTURE BEST SUITS YOUR NEEDS AND LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE.

OPTION NR. 1 - DOG SLEDDING RIDE W/MUSHER, included
2 persons per sledge

Climb into your sled, lean back and let the experienced musher drive you safely through the gorgeous mountain landscape of Kvaløya Island. This tour is perfect for anyone traveling with children or in search of comfortable adventure. You will be sharing the sled with a fellow guest and the ride is roughly 45-60 minutes.

OPTION NR. 2 - SELF-DRIVE DOG SLEDDING, included
2 persons per sledge

One of the experienced guides will teach you the basics of dog sledding before you venture into the mountains. You will spend roughly 45-60 minutes (depending on the weather conditions) in the sled which you share with another visitor. You and your fellow rider take turns driving and riding, switching at the halfway point. This activity requires not only a good level of fitness, but also some maturity, which means that the age restriction of 16 years is enforced and applicable for drivers as well as passengers.

OPTIONAL: NORTHERN LIGHT DINNER CRUISE, 20:30 – 23:30
Price: USD 260 pp | Min 2 persons
Children 7 – 12 years: 30% discount

Join a dinner cruise on a local family owned catamaran, with good deck space and a warm cozy lounge. This is a very local way to hunt for the lights. The owners live on board in the winter season. We stay in protected waters, and we find a secure place for the Northern Lights. This depends of course if nature is with us or not. Northern Lights from the seaside are spectacular and beautiful. Even the light pollution from the town disappears into the black sea. You also get a fabulous view of the Tromsø area in the beautiful Arctic winter night. Knowledgeable hosts with years of experience will do their utmost to give you a memorable experience. During the trip you will be served a North-Norwegian traditional fish dinner made with the best ingredients and a dessert and hot drinks. REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING  

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Day 3 TROMSØ - NORTHERN LIGHTS HUNT (B, Snacks)

Friday / Wednesday

The day is at leisure to enjoy Tromsø also known as the Paris of the North.

We recommend a visit to Polaria, a just five-minute walk from the center of Tromsø. You will find it housed in a very distinctive building representing ice floes pressed up on land by the rough seas of the Arctic. Polaria offers an Arctic aquarium, interesting knowledge-based exhibits and a panoramic cinema where you can see the Ivo Caprino film "Svalbard - Arctic Wilderness" and the Ole C. Salomonsen production "Northern Lights in Arctic Norway". In the evening, you will join the search for the northern lights starting from the reception of the Radisson Blu Tromsø. We recommend being present latest at 17:00 hours.

In the evening, you will join the search for the Northern Lights starting from the reception of your hotel. We recommend being present latest at 17:00 hours.

AURORA CHASE – Northern Shots Tours, 17:30-00:30, included
Duration: Up to 7 hours | Snacks included

At 17:30 you will be picked up by a representative from Tromsø Villmarkssenter at Roald Amundsen Plass 1, a 2-minute walk from your hotel, and the Aurora Chase begins. The expert Aurora Chasers draw upon on the latest weather reports and their local know-how to ensure that the optimal destination is found every night. Depending on the weather conditions, you might have to drive for a while, but we guarantee that it is worth the time. To make the travel time more comfortable for you, the buses are equipped with WIFI. A professional photographer will escort you on the tour and offer to capture a well composed photo of you with the Aurora for you to purchase separately, if you so desire. Throughout the evening you will be served hot drinks and snacks.

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Day 4 TROMSØ DEPARTURE (B)

Saturday / Thursday
Breakfast and the day at your leisure until your departure transfer by regular Flybussen to Tromsø in good time for your departure flight.

Please note: The Northern Lights are weather dependent and cannot be guaranteed as they are a natural phenomenon.

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