The Lights of Tromso

Northern Lights and Husky SafariNorway


From $1,040 USD
October 31, 2018 - February 27, 2019
4 Days / 3 Nights

Journey to Norway's Arctic coast to Tromsø. Combine first class travel with exciting winter activities like a Husky Safari 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 the Gateway to the Arctic, Tromsø. During your 3-night hotel stay we hunt for magical Northern Lights and drive a dog sled team on a husky safari. Perhaps join an optional dinner cruise on a catamaran, with good deck space and a warm cozy lounge. Excursion in search of the Aurora Borealis includes hot drinks and snacks.

Operation

October 31, 2018 - February 27, 2019

Departure

Guaranteed departures Wednesdays 
October 31, 2018
Nov 7, 14, 28, 2018
Jan 9, 14*, 16, 21*, 23, 28*, 3, 2019
Feb 4*, 6, 11*, 13, 18*, 2, 25*, 27 , 2019
*departures start on Mondays

Price

  • from $1,040 per person in double room
  • from $1,395 single room
  • from $940 3rd adult in extra bed sharing double/twin room
  • from $865 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
  • 1 lunch & 1 snacks as per program
  • Arrival & Departure transfer in Tromso by public service Flybussen
  • Husky 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 Tromso
  • Beverages or any extras
  • Porter Service
  • Any services not mentioned in the program
  • Gratuities
  • Service fee $25

Please note

  • Maximum 2 children per room, sharing with parents. This does not apply for Snow or Glass Igloos and is on request. Due to the nature of the tour and the destination, we are not able to accept children younger than 7 years old on these tours.
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Tromso 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 BDM, 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

Day 1 ARRIVAL TROMSØ

Wednesday / Monday

Arrival at Tromsø airport. When you exit the airport, proceed to the bus stop of Flybussen will transfer you the 5km to the center, 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.

Radisson Blu Tromso **** or similar

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: 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 savoury 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 Kvaloya 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 we enforce the age restriction of 16 years. This also applies for anyone only wishing to bring an underage passenger in the sled.

OPTIONAL: NORTHERN LIGHT DINNER CRUISE, 20:30 – 23:30
Price: USD 220 pp | Min 2 persons

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!

Radisson Blu Tromso **** or similar

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

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 Hotel Radisson Blu Tromsø. We recommend being present latest at 17:00 hours.

AURORA CHASE – Northern Shots Tours, 17:30-00:30
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.

Radisson Blu Tromso **** or similar

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.

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