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Northern Lights in Lofoten & Tromsø

(5 days / 4 nights)

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Paradise of the North

Experience the untamed wilderness of northern Norway on a journey through the rugged Lofoten Islands and the capital of the north, Tromsø. This Arctic oasis may even reveal the elusive Northern Lights to you, weather permitting. So follow the footsteps of the intrepid explorers before you, and join this Arctic adventure.

5 days / 4 nights

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Approx 1752 EUR

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— Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Tailored tour options
  • Value for your money
  • Specialists in winter travel to Norway
  • Great customer reviews 

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Tour Highlights

  • Visit the remote and wild Lofoten Islands
  • Hunt for northern lights on a guided small group bus tour
  • Enjoy the tranquility of northern Norway’s winter season
  • Explore beautiful Tromsø, the “northern lights capital” of Norway
  • Embark on a thrilling dog sledding tour (Dec-Mar)
  • Join a majestic Northern Light Cruise (Oct-Nov)
  • Have the option to add exciting arctic activities such as snowmobiling, reindeer sledding, and snow shoeing

Travel style

Partially Guided i

Interest

Active i, Dog Sled i, Honeymoon & Romance i, Northern Lights i

Season

Oct - Mar

Departure

Daily

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

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  • Day 1: WELCOME TO LOFOTEN ISLANDS & NORTHERN LIGHTS

    Upon arrival in Svolær, Lofoten, make your way to your hotel in the town centre of Svolvær.  If you are arriving early in the day, we recommend taking a walk to the nearby island of Svinøya for a visit to the small art museum or a stroll through town for excellent views of Svolvær, the Svolvær Geita, and the surrounding islands.

    Tonight you will join a northern lights* tour to see auroras dance and flicker in the sky. A guide will drive to areas with clear skies and perfect surroundings with as little light pollution as possible.

    Spend the night in Svolvær.

    * Please note that the northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed.

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  • Day 2: SVOLVÆR AT LEISURE

    Today you will spend the day in lovely Svolvær at your leisure. We recommend a stroll through town or a walk to the nearby island of Svinøya for a visit to the art museum and excellent views of Svolvær, the Svolvær Geita, the sea and the surrounding islands.

    For those up for a little adventure, consider taking an optional rib-boat safari where you will cruise along the placid, icy waters. We recommend ending the day with an optional visit to the “Magic Ice Bar” and its gallery of magnificent ice sculptures, followed by a northern lights tour.

    Spend the night in Svolvær.

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  • Day 3: WELCOME TO TROMSØ & NORTHERN LIGHTS HUNT

    Today you will fly from Svolvær to Tromsø Airport, collect your luggage and make your way to your hotel. We recommend taking the airport bus (Flybussen) or a taxi to your hotel. After settling in at your hotel, you can spend the rest of the day exploring the charming city of the "capital of Norway". There are many restaurants in city centre for an early dinner to start the holiday with a taste of a true arctic meal.

    In the evening, it’s time to leave the city lights behind and join a tour for chance to enjoy some of the brightest northern lights in the world.

    Spend the night in Tromsø.

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  • Day 4: ARCTIC ADVENTURE

    Spend the first half of the day at leisure in Tromsø exploring the charming Arctic city and its various attractions, including the Polar Museum, the Arctic Cathedral and Fjellheisen cable car.

    Your activities in the afternoon will vary depending on the month of your travel:

    15 September – 30.November: Northern Lights Cruise
    In the evening, enjoy a northern lights cruise where you will sail away from the city lights, and view the stunning auroras from sea. After the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel.

    1 December – 27 March: Dog Sledding & Aurora Borealis
    In the late afternoon you will be transferred to the wilderness centre, Camp Tamok where you will join a thrilling dog sledding tour. After the tour you will have another opportunity to look for auroras while enjoying a hearty dinner in a lavvu, a traditional Sami tent, at Camp Tamok, before being transferred back to your hotel.  

    Spend the night in Tromsø.

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  • Day 5: DEPARTURE FROM THE NORTH

    After an incredible time in Norway, it's time to head home today. Your tour will conclude in Tromsø, where you will make your way back home.  We recommend taking the Flybussen, an express coach to the airport or a taxi.

    Note: If you need assistance with flights to Lofoten or booking pre and post night in Oslo before and after your holiday in the North then please contact us for details.

Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Comfort

Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a three-star hotel. All provide breakfast (included in the price).

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Quality

Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a four-star hotel or the best accommodation available in the area at the time of boo..

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Price per person from

Approx 1752 EUR

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Monthly price comparison Our best price per person when booking for two.

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Tour Information

We recommend that all our travellers read through the following information about what the tour includes, what to pack for your holiday and useful information about the activities that are included during the tour.

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR NORTHERN NORWAY TOURS
All accommodation and planned activities (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor. This is a self-guided tour, with no dedicated tour guide for the duration of your stay. For each planned activity, you can expect a different tour operator and guide, and you will have free time between activities. Nordic Visitor works with a small group of handpicked suppliers that are highly rated and deliver excellent service that meets our high standards.

DOG SLEDDING
The tour starts with a 75-minute bus transfer between the hotel and Camp Tamok. The dog sledding itself takes about 2 hours, travelling 10-12 km, where you will be driving in pairs, one driver and one passenger, switching places half way. No experience is required. Warm clothing and equipment will be provided on location for the activity.
Please note that this tour is only available to those arriving after the 1st of December.

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS TO TROMSØ
Included in the package is a domestic flight between Lofoten and Tromsø. Your travel consultant will book the best option for your travel dates.

NORTHERN LIGHTS & WINTER TRAVEL
Travelling in the winter season in Norway is highly recommended and very enjoyable. You will get a chance to see the snow covered landscape, and it‘s not as cold as one would think. For more information about weather conditions, please refer to our Norway travel guide.

In northern Norway, northern lights activity is strongest between mid October to early April. Auroras can only be seen at night if the sky is clear and there is solar activity. Please note that sightings cannot be guaranteed. For more information about northern lights, please refer to the travel guide.

Some of the optional activities are dependent on weather conditions. In the unlikely event that an activity is cancelled due to weather, an alternative will be offered.

WHAT TO PACK

  • Warm winter parka and waterproof pants
  • Sturdy walking shoes with a good tread/grip, preferably insulated
  • Thermal base-layers
  • Mid-layers such as a fleece jacket/wool sweater
  • Insulated gloves, hat and scarf
  • Camera

CURRENCY RATE
All bookings are charged in Euros (EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from EUR to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.

AFTER BOOKING WITH NORDIC VISITOR
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.

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