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Northern Lights Winter Adventure

(5 days / 4 nights)

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Action by Day, Northern Lights by Night

This tour gives you 5 days of winter adventure in Tromsø, a city boasting some of best northern lights viewing in the world. You will get to go dog-sledding, enjoy a thrilling snowmobile excursion and hunt for the northern lights at night. This tour also allows you to explore the rich culture of this beautiful city by tasting Arctic cuisine, learning about Sami traditions, and having free time to explore the city’s attractions.

5 days / 4 nights

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Approx 1528 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
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Tour Highlights

  • Hunt for northern lights on a guided small group bus tour
  • Explore beautiful Tromsø, the “northern light capital” of Norway
  • Embark on a thrilling dog sledding tour
  • Drive a snowmobile in the arctic wilderness and try out ice fishing
  • Spend a night in the arctic wilderness at Camp Tamok, a once in a lifetime experience!
  • Visit Arctic sites such as the Arctic Cathedral, Polar Musuem and Fjellheisen cable cars for amazing views.
  • Enjoy the serenity of the winter season in Northern Norway
  • Add on exiting optional activities such as snowmobiling in the arctic, ice fishing, arctic trucking or other once in a lifetime experience!

Travel style

Partially Guided i

Interest

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

Season

Nov - Mar

Departure

Daily

Attractions Just a few of the majestic sights you’ll take in during your trip.

Itinerary

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

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  • Day 1: WELCOME TO TROMSØ & NORTHERN LIGHT 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 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 guided small group tour for 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 spending the night in the Aurora Chalet.

    Spend the night at Camp Tamok.

    *The Aurora Chalet is dependent on availability. If fully booked, we have the option of booking alternative accommodation at Camp Tamok. You also have the option to stay in Tromsø if preferred (additional cost).

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  • Day 3: SNOWMOBILING IN THE ARCTIC WILDERNESS

    Today, you will start with breakfast before joining a guided snowmobile excursion at Camp Tamok. This tour brings you up to heights of 875 metres above sea level with spectacular views of the Tromsø area as you glide on the fresh arctic snow. You might even have a chance to try your skills at ice fishing on the lake on top of the mountain, if time and weather allow.

    Afterwards you will be transferred to Tromsø where you can relax and enjoy the evening at leisure after an action-packed two days in the serene arctic nature.

    Spend the night in Tromsø.

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  • Day 4: 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 bus tour, or reindeer sledding.

    Spend the night in Tromsø.

    Attractions Attractions Attractions Optional Extras
  • 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/from Tromsø or booking additional nights 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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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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Approx 1528 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.

Please note that there is an age limit for this tour, 7 years. Families travelling with children under the age of 12 cannot stay overnight at Camp Tamok, due to low temperatures, and will therefore be booked at a hotel in Tromsø.

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR NORTHERN NORWAY TOURS
All accommodations 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.

STAYING AT CAMP TAMOK
We offer an overnight stay at the Camp Tamok in an Aurora Chalet. The Aurora Chalet is a small heated cabin without running water or electricity. Please note that all toilet/shower facilities are located in another building. Part of the roof has a window in the direction of the northern lights. Maximum 2 persons per cabin. For the overnight stay, we recommend bringing a small backpack, a bottle with water and some snacks. We also recommend bringing a head lamp. Luggage can be stored in the dressing room during the stay.

Please note that the Aurora Chalet has limited availability and if it is fully booked we will offer you an alternative accommodation at Camp Tamok. If all the accommodation options at Camp Tamok are fully booked, we will book our guests in a hotel in Tromsø. Please bear in mind that the transfer duration between Tromsø and Camp Tamok for the activities is 75 minutes each way by bus.

MEALS AT CAMP TAMOK
After the activities at Camp Tamok, you will be served a hot meal in the Sami tent (Lavvo). For the daytime activity, the meal will be served at 13:15, and for the evening it will be served at 21:15. The meal consists of traditional Norwegian soup/stew due to the limited access to a kitchen. The meals include lamb, reindeer, elk, and dried meat of sheep or fish. All meals contain vegetables and we also serve "Polar bread" on the side. Coffee, tea and water will be served with the meal. After the meal you will be offered a traditional Norwegian cake called lefse.

Vegetarian food will be provided if notice is given in advance.

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.

SNOWMOBILING
Warm clothing and equipment will be provided on location for the activity. A valid driver’s license is required for the snowmobile tour. Participants under the age of 18 are not allowed to drive a snowmobile and will sit on the back.

You will drive in pairs during the tour, with one driver and one passenger on each snowmobile. Those with a valid driver‘s licence will have the opportunity to switch places during the trip. The tour will bring you past scenic mountains and through the dramatic snow-covered Finndalen valley, starting at 250 m above sea level and climbing up to 900 m. The distance of the trail is 15 km each way, 30 km in total. You will be on the snowmobile for approx. 2-2.5 hours.

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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