Journey beginning and ending at Tromsø, Scandinavia
Available: 2019-12-01 to 2020-02-15 starting from $2426 AUD
Experience the incredible wilderness of Norway, have fun commanding your own husky team and take in the amazing beauty of Norwegian coast. Spend time at the traditional Norwegian fishing village and watch for the Northern lights in this pristine environment. New renovated rooms in a small coastal hotel beside the backdrop of white beaches and soaring mountains makes this a very special trip.
This is an independent tour which can be modified to suit your requirements.
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Day 1 – Welcome to Tromsø, the capital of Arctic
Tromsø is a city packed with culture, polar history and fresh locally sourced food in its numerous restaurants. Mountains, fjords and islands also surround it; making it a great base for exploring the winter landscape.
If it is a clear day, experience Tromsø’s best view! On the outskirts of Tromsø (it is a very small town) a cable car runs from Solliveien in Tromsdalen up to the mountain ledge Storsteinen (421 m above sea level) in just four minutes. From the viewing platform at the upper station, you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Tromsø and the surrounding islands, mountains and fjords. At the fully licensed Fjellstua restaurant, you can enjoy a delicious dinner based on local produce or select light meals from the café menu, while you take pleasure in the view. In winter, it’s an ideal place for hunting the magical Northern Lights.
Day 2 – Tromsø & Northern Lights
After breakfast, explore Tromsø on a walking tour including a visit to the Polar Museum. In the evening join a guided Aurora Chase by minibus, led by an experienced local guide. This trip is in a small group, with a minibus (15-16 seats), which makes it a more personal experience. The guides use the weather forecast, current weather reports from the district around Tromsø and their experience to bring you to the best spots to view the magic Northern Lights. Duration: 5 – 7 hours, inclusions: transport by comfortable minibus, knowledgable English speaking Northern Lights guide/driver, thermal suits, tripods and advice about camera settings and how to take Aurora photos, free access to link to download pictures (if) taken that night, local sweet snack and hot drink.
Day 3 – Dogsledding in the Norwegian Wilderness as you transfer to your coastal accommodation
After breakfast, you will be picked up and taken to a husky farm in a beautiful valley just outside Tromsø. The view of the Lyngen Alps is amazing from this area and the combination with the fjords makes this safari a real North Norwegian Arctic Experience. 120 happy Alaskan huskies are eagerly waiting for you, to run, cuddle and play. After a short explanation about how to handle the dogs and sledges, you will get your equipment and each team (2 people per team) and the huskies will take off for running through the wilderness in the cold, clear air of the beautiful valley of Breivikeidet.
When you return you will have new four-legged friends for life. The husky ride takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes (around 15 km). Every team is doing his own mushing during this fantastic experience! Halfway the safari you can change the “seat” with mushing. Thermal clothing, gloves, hot drinks and cakes included.
Transfer to your coastal accommodation in Sommarøy.
Day 4 – Sea and Fjord Safari
Join our Arctic sea and fjord safari! It’s just the weather that may prevent you from getting an unforgettable nature experience, in the archipelago around Sommaroy. At 10am, head down to the pier to catch the MS Skaaskjær. Enjoy coffee on board, a heated cabin and toilet.
Please note that Mother Nature is unpredictable and there is no way we can guarantee anything when it comes to wild animals.
Day 5 – Explore Sommarøy’s sandy white beaches and small coastal feel before returning to Tromsø
Enjoy beach combing in Sommarøy with a local guided tour of this small coastal town before finding a spot to wait for the Northern Lights, finger’s crossed.
Day 6 – Departure Day
After breakfast, transfer to the airport.
- All accommodation in a shared double/twin room, single supplement available
- Daily breakfast
- Private guided Tromsø city walk
- Aurora Chase 5 – 7 hrs
- Dog sledding half day
- Guided village walk in Sommarøy
- Fjord Safari 2 hours
- Return transfer from Tromsø – Sommarøy, Sommarøy – Tromsø airport
- 24-hour emergency service
- Taxes and service fees
International flight tickets, meals other than described, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, travel insurance, visas, gratitudes and any items of personal nature.
To find out more or to book this incredible tour, contact Globetrotter Lifestyle today!