December - April
Amongst many wonders in nature there is one that truly stands apart: Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights. The colors, the scale, the mightiness, the severe yet fragile beauty of this sheer spectacle next to the Arctic Circle. Nothing compares to it on Earth. So take a break and just go North. This exciting 6-day tour gives you a full week of winter adventures in the remote and wild northern Norway. Enjoy the spectacular nature of the wilderness, the scenic destinations of Tromsø and Kirkenes, as well as action-packed arctic activities like dog-sledding and snowmobiling. Spend a night in a hotel room made of ice, and of course, see the Northern Lights in action. This tour is totally private and customizable for you.
Day 1: Welcome to Tromsø & Northern Lights
Upon arrival at Tromsø Airport, meet the driver to take a transfer to the cozy hotel in the downtown. Winter in Tromsø is truly an experience with the Northern Lights you see from a hotel room and various range of outdoor activities available and great Arctic meals. The average winter temperature in Tromsø is around -4 °C. However, if you chase the Northern Lights, remember the temperature could be anything from -25 °C up to +5 °C.
Day 2: Dog Sledding & Aurora
Today you travel to the wilderness to join a thrilling dog sledding tour into the white landscapes, through an uninhabited forest landscape surrounded by majestic mountains. Then for the reindeer sledding, you’ll be provided with warm clothes before taking your seat in the sleigh. You will be driving in pairs with one reindeer pulling each sleigh. All you need to do is make yourself comfortable, sit back and enjoy the magical scenery. You’ll then have time to enjoy the cabins, tents and facilities at the camp. 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. Overnight in Tromsø.
Day 3: Reindeer Sledding & Snowmobiling
You’ll start the morning with a transfer from Tromsø to Camp Tamok, where you’ll meet the reindeer herd. Warm-up over a bonfire in the cosy lavvo (Sami tent), where you will learn more about Sami people, their culture and history, feed the reindeer, and try the lasso-throwing method that Sami people use to catch reindeer when they are rounded up for marking. You’ll then enjoy a hot meal by the open fire of a cosy dining lavvu (Sami tent) before joining the evening dog sledding tour, as per your schedule.
Day 4: Kirkenes & Snow Hotel
After breakfast, meet the driver and take a transfer to the airport to take a domestic flight further north to Kirkenes. Meet the driver and take a transfer 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.
Day 5: 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. Overnight in Kirkenes. Kirkenes is 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 a remote, scenic slice of Norway. Surrounded by fjords, mountains, forests and lakes, this area is a heaven for nature lovers, especially winter sport enthusiasts. On the arrival at Kirkenes meet the driver and take a transfer to the hotel. Time at leisure.
Day 6: Departure from the North
After breakfast, meet the driver and take a transfer to the airport in Kirkenes.
3 nights Tromso (4****)
1 night Snow Hotel
1 night Kirkenes (4****)
Daily Breakfast except Day 1
Dinner: Day 2, Day 4
Northern Lights Tour in Tromsø
Transfers to and from the Snow hotel
Domestic Flight (Tromsø to Kirkenes)
Transfers to/from all airports
Norway Travel Guide
24/7 phone support line
Flights to/from Norway
Domestic Flight (Kirkenes to Oslo) on departure
Meals, drinks & entrance fees, unless otherwise stated
Personal travel insurance
Visa fees if required
Optional tours and activities
Watch the fascinating Aurora Borealis
Experience a dog sledding tour
Stay overnight at the Snow Hotel
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