Journey beginning and ending at Tromsø, Norway
Available: 2018-12-01 to 2019-03-31 starting from $2538 AUD
This Northern Lights tour combines a stay in the Aurora capital of the north; Tromsø, and a stay at the coastal village of Skutvik about one hour out of the city. The 3-night stay at Skutvik is at Malangen Brygger, offering accommodation in fisherman’s cottages, apartments or spacious hotel rooms.
The tour operates every day during the winter season and gives you the opportunity to experience The Northern Lights, dogsledding with eager huskies and a snowmobile safari.
Day 1 – Arrive Tromsø
Arrive into Tromsø and make your own way to the hotel. You can arrive at any time as no activities are planned.
Day 2 – Spend a day in Tromsø – the ‘Paris of the North’
Enjoy a day in the city of Tromsø, high above the Arctic Circle. 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.
Day 3 – Arrive at Malangen Resort
After breakfast transfer from Tromsø to Malangen and check in to your accommodation. Enjoy a 3 course dinner and free time in the evening to explore the remote resort.
Few places close to Tromsø offer better conditions to experience the Northern Lights than Malangen, home to Malangen Brygger, one of Northern Norway’s leading tourist resorts. Choose between accommodation in either luxurious hotel rooms, apartments or a modern fishermen’s cottage.
Malangen Brygger offers a pleasant restaurant and bar as well as a wide variety of winter activities.
Day 4 – Enjoy dogsledding and Northern Lights Watch
Today you will go dogsledding with a group of eager huskies. We will start the adventure with a lesson in how to manage your own husky team, drive in pairs with a chance to change drivers in the halfway and finish the excursion with a delicious hot meal by an open fire.
Malangen Resort is located in one of the most visited Northern Light hotspots in the Tromsø area. “The Watch” enhances your opportunity of seeing the mystical Northern Lights. You will prepare for this magical journey with a briefing about this natural phenomenon and the current conditions before you set off to their very own basecamp, Camp Nikka, located 20 minutes from the resort.
Spend the evening at this basecamp, enjoying the northern lights with comfort and relaxation around a fire inside of our cozy lavvu.
Our experienced guides continue the Northern Light chase long after you fall asleep back at the hotel. If they spot the elusive light dancing in the night sky while you’re sleeping, they will wake you up with a magical Sami song. That means it’s time to jump into our Northern Light survival kit and meet in the hotel lobby within 10 minutes!
A light meal and hot drinks by an open fire are included. You return to your accommodation approximately 1am.
Day 5 – Snowmobiling Safari
Today we go on a exciting snowmobiling safari tour which takes you from Malangen into the steap mountain scenery of this region. You will drive in small groups of a maximum of 8 people and the tour will stop at our wilderness cabin, 550 meter above the sea level, where you will be served coffee, tea and a light warm meal while our guides tells stories of the region.
Enjoy a 3 course evening dinner at the resort.
Day 6 – Depart Tromsø
Take the morning or evening shuttle bus back to Tromsø, or direct to Tromsø Airport.
If you wanted to stay longer up north please ask us for extra nights or extending your trip in other ways.
- 2 nights standard room in comfortable 4 star hotel on Tromsø harbour
- 3 nights standard room at Malangen Brygger
- Nordic+: 2 nights superior room in Tromsø and 3 nights in a Fisherman’s Cabin
- Daily breakfasts in Tromsø
- Half board (breakfast & dinner) at Malangen Brygger
- Return transfer from Tromsø (Scandic Ishavshotel) to Malangen
- Husky safari at Malangen
- Snowmobile safari at Malangen
- Northern lights watch
- All activities include complete outdoor winter clothing with thermal suits, gloves, hats and boots.
The transfer bus takes around 75 minutes and there are two daily departures from downtown Tromsø and Tromsø Airport to Malangen Resort: 10:45 (airport 11:00) and 18:20 (airport 18.35)
Transfers from Malangen Resort to Tromsø Airport and Downtown Tromsø: 09:00 and 16:15
Please note pick-up and drop-off place in Tromsø city is Scandic Ishavshotel. Private transfer is available on request at additional cost.
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