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Northern Lights & Snow Hotel

(7 days / 6 nights)

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Nestled in the North of Norway

This exciting 7-day tour gives you a full week of winter adventures in the remote and wild northern Norway. Enjoy the spectacular nature of the wilderness centre Camp Tamok, the scenic destinations of Tromsø and Kirkenes, as well as action-packed arctic activities like dog-sledding. You will also have a chance to stay at the famous Snow Hotel and have many opportunities to view the northern lights!

7 days / 6 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 2357 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

— 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

  • Hunt for northern lights on a guided small group bus tour
  • Explore Tromsø, the “northern lights capital” of Norway
  • Embark on a thrilling dog-sledding tour
  • Stay in an ice room at the world-famous Snow Hotel
  • Visit the Arctic Cathedral, Polar Museum and Fjellheisen cable cars for amazing views
  • Enjoy the tranquility of the winter season in northern Norway
  • Add on exiting optional activities such as snowmobiling in the arctic, going on a King Crab safari or arctic trucking

Travel style

Partially Guided i

Interest

Active i, Dog Sled i, Honeymoon & Romance i, Ice/Snow hotel i, Northern Lights i

Season

Dec - Mar

Departure

Daily

Itinerary

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

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  • Day 1: WELCOME TO TROMSØ & NORTHERN LIGHTS HUNT

    Upon arrival at 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 Northern 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 on a guided small group bus tour for a chance to enjoy some of the brightest northern lights in the world.*

    Spend the night in Tromsø.

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

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  • Day 2: DOG SLEDDING & AURORA BOREALIS

    Spend the first half of the day at leisure in Tromsø exploring the many attractions, including the Polar Museum, Arctic Cathedral and the Fjellheisen cable car. If you are looking for more adventure, you can add optional activities in the morning.

    In the late afternoon you will be taken to the wilderness centre, Camp Tamok. There you will join a thrilling dog sledding tour into the white landscapes, through an uninhabited forest landscape surrounded by majestic mountains. After the tour you will have another opportunity to look for northern lights while enjoying 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 3: EXPERIENCE TROMSØ

    Explore Tromsø at your leisure today or join one of our optional activities in the arctic. Notable city attractions include the Art Museum of Northern Norway and Polaria. For a fantastic bird’s eye view over the city, you can take a ride up the Fjellheisen cable car to Mt. Storsteinen (421 m / 1382 ft.).

    Another alternative is booking an optional activity such as a northern lights cruise, or a reindeer sledding tour.

    Spend the night in Tromsø.

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  • Day 4: JOURNEY TO KIRKENES

    Head to Tromsø airport before boarding an included domestic flight further north to Kirkenes. Kirkenes, located about 400 km (240 miles) above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway. With just over 3,000 inhabitants, including the native Sami people, this is remote, scenic slice of Norway. Surrounded by fjords, mountains, forests and lakes, this area is a heaven for nature lovers, especially wintersport enthusiasts.

    There are a number of optional activities to choose from including guided snowmobile tours into the Pasvik Valley and King crab safaris on the Barents Sea.

    Spend the night in Kirkenes

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  • Day 5: THE SNOW HOTEL EXPERIENCE

    Spend the morning at leisure exploring Kirkenes including the Border Country Museum (Grenselandsmuseet), which tells the story of war and peace along the border, or the Andersgrotta Cave, a vast underground bunker that sheltered the town's residents during WWII.

    In the afternoon, it's time to check in to the one-and-only Snow Hotel. There you will enjoy a drink at the Snow Bar and feast on a 3-course meal by the fireplace at the Høyloftet Restaurant before preparing for an amazing night in your special suite made of snow and ice*!

    Spend the night at the Snow Hotel.

    *Please note that we offer the option of choosing to stay in a private cabin instead of in an ice room at the Snow Hotel. Click the optional activities for further information.

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  • Day 6: THE ARCTIC NORTH & KIRKENES

    Spend the morning warming up in the Snow Hotel’s sauna and enjoy a hearty breakfast. Visit the hotel‘s on-site friendly reindeers and meet some happy Huskies before travelling back to Kirkenes. However, if you are up for some optional activities, you can join tours including dog-sledding, snowmobiling and a king crab safari.

    Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring Kirkenes including the Border Country Museum (Grenselandsmuseet), which tells the story of war and peace along the border, or the Andersgrotta Cave, a vast underground bunker that sheltered the town's residents during WWII.

    Spend the night in Kirkenes

    Attractions Optional Activities
  • Day 7: DEPARTURE FROM THE NORTH

    After an incredible time in Norway, it's time to bid farewell to Norway. Your tour will conclude in Kirkenes, where you will make your way back home.

    Note: If you need assistance with flights to Tromsø and from Kirkenes, or booking pre or post-nights in Oslo before and after your holiday in the north, 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 2357 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

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.

The age limit for this tour is 7 years and older.

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR NORTHERN NORWAY TOURS
This is an independent, self-guided tour. 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 meet our high standards.

DOG SLEDDING
The tour starts with a 75-minute bus transfer between Tromsø 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. Total duration of the tour is 8 hours. Warm clothing and equipment will be provided on location for the activity.

THE SNOW HOTEL EXPERIENCE
You will be spending one night at the Snow Hotel in one of the incredibly crafted ice rooms. Included with your stay at the Snow Hotel are transfers to/from the hotel, a hotel tour, dinner and a visit to the ice bar.

The Snow Hotel consists of 20 dreamlike rooms, uniquely carved by master ice sculptors from around the world.

For those who prefer not staying in an ice room at the Snow Hotel, there is the option of staying in a small cabin, which is comfortable and warm including an amazing panoramic window and lounge where you can feel comfortable while looking for the northern lights. Please select this option from the optional activity if you prefer switching to a cabin.

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 of 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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