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Itinerary for Northern Lights Escorted Short Break

Northern Lights Escorted Short Break

A wonderful way to see the Northern Lights Arctic region, with all logistics taken care of by your tour guide. Witness some of the most amazing scenery and dazzling sights from the comfort of your tour bus, enjoying extras like Northern Light hunting and sleigh rides in Alta. An unforgettable experience...

4 nights * 3 & 4 star hotels * Awesome sightseeing * January - March departure dates * Escorted Group Tour * From 966 EUR pp


DAY 1 (TUESDAY): ARRIVAL TROMSO

Arrival in Tromso, transfer with regular airport express bus to the city centre, short walk to Hotel Radisson Blu Tromso**** or similar, check-in.


DAY 2 (WEDNESDAY): TROMSO

Tromso is a one of the world’s largest cities North of the Arctic Circle and a city, where modern urban life and breath-taking arctic nature go hand in hand.  During morning city tour we get acquainted with the world’s most northern Botanical gardens and enjoy the views of the mountains to the east and south. We continue with a visit Tromso University Museum where we learn fascinating facts on nature and culture in northern Norway and the indigenous Sami people. Following that, we continue around the island, passing Lake Prestvatn with the Meteorological Institute and cross the bridge to the Arctic Cathedral for a visit to this masterpiece with a monumental stained-glass window. In the evening we go to the Aurora Camp where we are equipped with thermal overalls and boots to keep us nice and warm all evening. 300 friendly Alaskan huskies are waiting to greet us and enjoy some cuddles. We enjoy a traditional Norwegian dinner and wait for the Northern Lights to appear in the sky.

 

DAY 3 (THURSDAY): TROMSO - ALTA

Today we continue to Alta. The distance between Tromso and Alta is about 300 km. The trip takes around 8 hours and includes two ferry rides and a lunch break. The trip takes us through the most stunning mountain landscapes and is something to remember for a long time. We arrive late afternoon in Alta and check in at Hotel Thon Alta***. The evening offers an optional Northern Lights tour. We visit the family owned Sorrisniva Adventure Facility which is perfectly located to maximize our chances of seeing the magnificent Northern Lights. We have an excellent opportunity to learn more about this intriguing phenomenon as well as the history of Alta. 


DAY 4 (FRIDAY): ALTA

Today we start with a visit to the award-winning Alta Museum, located at the site of early settlement of Finnmark dating around 11,000 years ago and featuring exhibitions on local culture and history. Afterwards we visit to the elegant and modern Northern Lights Cathedral located in the central part of town. The balance of the day is reserved for exploring more of this arctic town on our own. The evening offers optional sleigh ride under the northern lights. We travel to a farm in the nearby countryside where we climb aboard a sleigh and get bundled up in warm blankets. The sleigh is pulled by a Norwegian Fjord Horse through the forest and along the Alta River, while we sit back and enjoy the peace and beauty around us. At the end of the ride, we stop at a wilderness shelter where a traditional dinner is served around a warm fire and if we are lucky we are dazzled by the Northern Lights. 


DAY 5 (SATURDAY): ALTA

Transfer with regular airport express bus to Alta airport.
 

Overview

DEPARTURE DATES 2019

Tour Departure Date - Tour End Date

1st January - 5th January 2019
8th January - 12th January 2019
15th January - 20th January 2019
22nd January - 26th January 2019
29th January - 2nd February 2019
5th February - 9th February 2019
12th February - 16th February 2019
19th February - 23rd February 2019
26th February - 2nd March 2019
5th March - 9th March 2019
12th March - 16th March 2019
19th March - 23rd March 2019


TOUR INCLUDES

4 overnights at 3-4 star hotels
4 x buffet breakfast
1 dinner as specified in program
Personalised welcome package
Aurora husky visit, entrance to Alta Museum, entrance to Northern Lights cathedral 
Service of English speaking tour escort
Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
Outdoor clothing for winter activities/safaris mentioned in the program
Regular arrival transfer Tromso Airport to Hotel Radisson Blu Tromso and departure transfer Hotel Thon Alta to Alta Airport

Notes

OPTIONAL EXTRAS - choose the tours to suit you!

4-hour Northern Lights tour in Alta: EUR 155.00 per person
4-hour Sleigh tour under the Northern Lights in Alta: EUR 215.00 per person

FLIGHTS

Please note flights are NOT included in this package.  If you wish to add flights to your booking please contact us, or feel free to book your own. If your chosen flights do not coincide with the tour dates and you need to spend an extra night or two before or after the tour please call or email us and we can arrange this for you.

PRE/POST TOUR EXTRA NIGHTS

If required we can book additional nights at the start or end of your tour, or arrange an add-on pre/post tour to any of our other destinations.

Please note this coach tour is guaranteed (if two or more persons are booked on).

More Reviews

NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL

The trip was excellent and did exactly what it said on the tin 'Norway in a Nutshell'. All the arrangments were excellent.

MR MOORE, NORWAY TAILOR-MADE TOUR, AUGUST 2013


NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL

The trip was excellent and did exactly what it said on the tin 'Norway in a Nutshell'. All the arrangments were excellent.

MR MOORE, NORWAY TAILOR-MADE TOUR, AUGUST 2013

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