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Aurora Borealis Norwegian Explorer

6 days
5 nights

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Per person:

$ 2,250.00 (double occupancy)
$ 2,750.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

Daily during the following periods:
Oct 20 - Mar 20 

Included:

  • 4-night accommodation in 4* Hotel
  • 1-night accommodation in Aurora Chalet
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Northern Lights Dinner Cruise
  • Daytime Dogsled Drive:
  • Northern Light Visit at wilderness camp with overnight at Camp Tamok
  • Reindeer Sledding Excursion
  • Snowmobile Safari in the Lyngen Alps 

Itinerary:

Experience the best of Norway’s winter and learn about unique Sami life, history, customs and traditions, search for the amazing winter lights extravaganze - the Aurora Borealis or Norther Lights.

Day 1  : TROMSO - THE ARCTIC NORTH

You may take a taxi or Airport Express Coach for a short drive to your hotel. Check-in at your hotel. 

In the evening enjoy Northern Lights Dinner Cruise on a very comfortable boat with good deck space, toilets and a warm homely lounge. You will hunt for the lights & also get a fabulous view of the Tromsø area in the beautiful Arctic winter night. During the trip you will be served a North-Norwegian traditional fish dinner.

Overnight in Tromso Hotel

Day 2  : TROMSO - DOG SLEDDING

Breakfast at the hotel.

The Dog-Sledding Adventure:  You´ll drive the dog sled by yourself into the white landscapes, through the beautiful Vass valley- an uninhabited forest landscape surrounded by majestic mountains. Upon arrival at our wilderness camp, you´ll receive outdoor clothes and shoes to keep you warm during your stay. You will get instructions on how to drive a dog sledding team by experienced mushers. 

You will be driving in pairs, one driver and one passenger on each sled, with the opportunity to switch places half way. The trails you follow have a total distance of approximately 10-12 km, and you will be on the sled for about 1,5-2 hours. At the end of the trail you will return to Camp, where you will be served a hot meal and fresh coffee in the dining Lavvu.

Overnight in Tromso Hotel

Day 3  : TROMSO - SNOWMOBILE SAFARI

Breakfast at the hotel.

Experience the exhilaration of snowmobiling over one of Lapland’s most spectacular landscapes during a 7-hour snowmobile safari from Tromso. Enjoy a tranquil ferry ride across Norway’s glittering fjords to the Lyngen Alps, an area of unrivalled natural beauty. On arrival, climb aboard your state-of-the-art snowmobile and follow winding trails through dramatic valleys and over frozen peaks. Feel your adrenaline levels surge as you soar through the bright or darkened area, depending on the start time selected, and then revitalize with some hot soup and steaming beverages before returning back to Tromso

Overnight in Tromso Hotel

Day 4  : CAMP TAMOK - NORTHERN LIGHTS ADVENTURE

Breakfast at the hotel.  Explore the afternoon on your own.

In the evening, you will be transferred from city center to Camp Tamok for your overnight stay and Northern Light activities. The camp is therefore located in a different climate zone. Here, you find stable dry weather with many days of clear sky. Due to the stable climate of this location the persistent Aurora watcher will have excellent chances of spotting the frail rays of this beauty. Also, in this uninhabited area, no artificial light will disturb your experience or your attempt to capture the Aurora Borealis with your camera. The guide will focus specifically on sharing tips and techniques on how to photograph the Aurora.

During the visit you will be served a hot meal and enjoy a social time by the open fire in the big Lavvu (Sami herdsmen’s tent). The excursion includes a 2 kilometer hike through the valley at night-time. If the sky is cloudy or there is no sign of the Northern Lights, you will head off on a Northern Lights chase by minibus. There are several hotspots within a short driving distance from the camp.

Overnight in Aurora Chalet at Camp Tamok

Day 5  : CAMP TAMOK - RAINDEER SLEDDING

After Breakfast at Camp, you will be transferred directly to Reindeer Sledding Excursion, starting at approx. 10.30

Reindeer sledding is the oldest form of transport in the north, and an ancient part of Sami culture. People of all ages can participate on this very “soft” adventure. This cultural adventure includes trying lasso-throwing, the way the Sami people still today catch their reindeers when they are rounded up for marking or slaughter. Also, you will learn about Sami culture and history.

You will be driving in pairs, with one sled for each reindeer. To conclude this excursion, you will be served a hot meal. Daytime trips give you an amazing view of the wild mountains in the area. Return back to Tromsø city center and check in at your hotel

Overnight in Tromso Hotel

Day 6  : DEPARTURE FROM TROMSO

Breakfast at the hotel.  Individual hotel Check-out

You may take a taxi or Airport Express Coach for a short drive the airport.