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Capitals of the Northern Lights

7 days
6 nights

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PER PERSON:

$ 2,640.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 3,265.00 (single occupancy)
$ 2,510.00 (3rd adult sharing a room)
$ 2,245.00 (Child (7-12 yo) sharing with 2 adults)

Dates:

Jan 05, 2023 - Jan 11, 2023 
Jan 26, 2023 - Feb 01, 2023 
Feb 02, 2023 - Feb 08, 2023 
Feb 16, 2023 - Feb 22, 2023 
Feb 23, 2023 - Mar 01, 2023 
Mar 09, 2023 - Mar 15, 2023 

Hotels:

Clarion the Edge Hotel 4*
Thin Hotel Alta 4*
Thon Hotel Kirkenes 4*

Included:

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6 nights in First Class hotels in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities
6 breakfasts, buffet style
2 lunches as mentioned in the program
(all lunches & dinners are 3-course meals or buffets including coffee, unless otherwise specified)
Bi-lingual Tour Escort (Italian & Spanish) from Day 2 to Day 5 inclusive 
2-hours guided city tour of Tromso
Arrival transfer in Tromso by public service Flybussen
Regular departure transfer to Kirkenes Airport
The long-distance coach from day 2-5 offers WIFI
All tours and transportation, as mentioned in the program
Visits, excursions and entrances as mentioned in the program
Outdoor clothing for winter activities/safaris as mentioned in the program
Luggage allowance is 1 suitcase & 1 piece of hand luggage per person

Highlights & Experience:

  • Winter activities
  • Visit to the award-winning Alta Museum
  • Optional tours to Sorrisniva Ice Hotel
  • Optional King Crab Safari
  • Northern Lights hunting

 

Optional Services:

PER PERSON IN USD:

Tromso Cable Car 105
Polaria Museum & Tromso U Museum 145
Aurora Husky Visit 130
Sleigh Ride Under the Northern Lights 120
Northern Lights & Sorrisniva Ice Hotel 270
King Crab Safari 300




Itinerary:

Day 1  : TROMSO

Upon arrival to Tromso transfer to the hotel (optional)r. Your voucher is valid for both the arrival and departure transfers so please be sure to keep it safe.

The Flybussen will transfer you the 5 km distance to the center of Tromso and drop off is within walking distance of your hotel. Check-in at your hotel (guaranteed from 15:00). The rest of the day is at leisure. Please consult your welcome letter, which you will receive upon check-in to your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your Tour Director.

TROMSO CABLE CAR (optional)
DURATION: approximately 2 hours (20:00 – 22:00)
MEETING TIME: 19:45 in the hotel reception
INCLUDES: Transportation, lift ride & guide
A short transfer will take you from the hotel to the Cable Car Station.  Board a gondola, and in just four minutes you will be transported 421 m above sea level to experience Tromso’s best view.  Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Tromso and the surrounding islands, mountains and fjords. If we are lucky the northern lights will show up and top off this already impressive experience. PRE-BOOKING AND IN SITU.

Overnight in Tromso.

Day 2  : TROMSO

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we depart by private coach for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour and perfect introduction to Tromso. Tromso enjoys a subarctic climate, its location corresponding to the northern coast of Alaska. Learn about the indigenous Sami people, their traditional culture and recent history. Following this, you will continue a tour around the island, passing Lake Prestvatn where the Meteorological Institute is situated. Travel across the bridge to the Arctic Cathedral for a visit to this masterpiece by Jan Inge Hovig. Built in 1965, the cathedral reflects north Norwegian nature, culture, and faith with a monumental stained-glass window. Afternoon at leisure.

POLARIA MUSEUM & TROMSO UNIVERSITY (optional)
DURATION: With Tour Leader, coach at disposal for 2:30 hours

Entrance - Tromsø University Museum and Polaria
Polaria is the world’s most northerly aquarium and looks as though the world’s largest dominoes have been knocked over. This arctic aquarium which opened in 1998, focuses on educating visitors about the exotic, freezing waters of the Nordic North. The museum portions of the aquarium feature display on the Svalbard region as well as simulated permafrost, while the aquarium proper contains rare specimens of cold-water fish and other arctic marine life from the area. The main attraction is a large pool that houses several large-bearded seals that visitors can get remarkably close to thanks to viewing bubbles in the tank wall. Maybe the most remarkable aspect of the aquarium is the building itself. It was designed to evoke massive ice flows that have pushed up against one another, breaking and stacking into a slanted fringe. In effect, the structure looks almost as though a series of building toppled into each other like a dominoes cascade.

The Arctic University Museum of Tromso offers diverse and insightful exhibitions from northern culture, including everything from Norway’s oldest chewing gum to the northern lights and Vikings. Located in Tromsø, a city Nylund describes as The Port to the Arctic Ocean, the museum is a place for cutting-edge research in subjects ranging from mosquitos and Vikings to fossils, Polar exploration, and the indigenous Sami people. The museum offers three different attractions: Tromsø Museum, the Polar Museum and the Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden.

AURORA HUSKY VISIT (optional)
DURATION: 4 hours (19:00-23:00)
MEETING TIME: 18:30 at the hotel reception
INCLUDED: transportation, guide, warm overalls, traditional Norwegian dinner
Be ready for a pick-up right outside your hotel at 18:30 where you will be met by a representative from Tromso Villmarkssenter and taken on a 25-minute bus ride to the Aurora Camp.  At the camp you will be equipped with thermal overalls and boots to keep you nice and warm all evening.  300 friendly Alaskan huskies are waiting to greet you and enjoy some cuddles, followed by an affectionate and playful visit to the puppy enclosure.  Once you have filled up on puppy love, it is time to enjoy a traditional Norwegian dinner in our cosy Gamme-hut (turf home).  You will be served Norwegian Bacalao, prepared with locally sourced cod and tomato sauce, and for dessert their savoury signature chocolate cake. As it is impossible to predict when the Aurora will appear during the evening, your guide will keep a close eye on the sky for you and the program will be adjusted accordingly. For those of you who wish to sit outside and wait for it to appear, a bonfire will set the mood and keep you toasty.

Overnight in Tromso (B)

Day 3  : TROMSO - ALTA (186 mi)

Breakfast at the hotel.  The ride from Tromso to Alta is breath-taking regardless of the time of year.  Stunning scenery and magnificent nature ensure that this trip will stay with you for a long time. The distance between Tromso and Alta is about 300 km, a route travelled in approximately 8 hours, and include two ferry crossings. Lunch (included) en-route.  Arrival in Alta and check in at your hotel. Evening at leisure.

SLEIGH RIDE UNDER THE NORTHERN LIGHTS (optional)
DURATION: approximately 4 hours (20:00 – 24:00)

MEETING TIME: 19:45 at the hotel reception
INCLUDES: Transportation, traditional dinner including dried meat chips w/dip, reindeer meat, lingonberry sauce, homemade cinnamon rolls, bonfire-coffee and glogg
This tour offers you an evening of cozy adventure.  You will be picked up in Alta and driven to a farm in the nearby countryside where you will climb aboard a sleigh and get bundled up in warm blankets. Your sleigh is then pulled by a Norwegian Fjord Horse through the forest and along the Alta River, all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the peace and beauty all around you. Near the end of the ride, you will stop at a wilderness shelter where a light dinner will be served around a warm fire.  Under the right conditions you might also be able to captures some beautiful images of the Northern Lights. REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING AND SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY.

Overnight in Alta (B, L)

 

Day 4  : ALTA

Breakfast at the hotel before departing for the prestigious EMYA award-winning Alta museum. The museum is situated at the site of early settlement of Finnmark dating from around 11,000 years ago and presents exhibitions on local culture and historic industries.  A must-see for anyone visiting the area. Afternoon free at leisure. We suggest to pay a visit to the modern Northern Lights Cathedral located in the central part of town.

ALTA MUSEUM (included)
Experience the Northern Europe’s largest and richest rock carving site, inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Here you can walk on pathways arranged around the rock carving area while enjoying a fantastic view over the Alta Fjord. The 2000 to 6200 years old rock carvings show the life of hunters and fishermen. You will have a guided tour at the museum with some free time afterwards to walk around at your own pace.

NORTHERN LIGHTS TOUR & SORRISNIVA ICE HOTEL (optional)
DURATION: approximately 4 – 5 hours (19:00– 23:00/24:00)

MEETING TIME: 18:30 at the hotel reception
MIN: 6 persons
INCLUDES: transportation, guide, sweet snacks and soft drink
Meet your Tour Director in the lobby of your hotel for a 20 minute bus ride into the countryside. The family owned Sorrisniva adventure facility is perfectly located to maximize your chances of seeing the magnificent Aurora Borealis in the time between September and March. Experience the Igloo Hotel - the worlds northernmost ice hotel, built from ground every year with different themes. Get a break from your daily life and feel the serenity and silence the Igloo Hotel gives you. Wander among handcrafted ice sculptures or take an ice drink in our bar. Everything is made from pure snow and ice. 

After the visit to the Ice Hotel you will take on the Northern Lights chase in the company of a knowledgeable guide.  Along the way you will have an excellent opportunity to learn more about the natural phenomenon as well as the local history of Alta.  Your guide will also be very happy to help you catch some beautiful images with your own camera. REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING AND SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY.

 Overnight in Alta (B)

Day 5  : ALTA – KIRKENES (288 mi)

Breakfast at the hotel followed by an early departure.  You will travel the 465 km east to Kirkenes by coach, an approximately 9-hour journey taking you through the beautiful northern Lapland.  Your eyes will feast on breathtaking nature as you sit back and watch the landscape unfold.  You will make a stop along the way in Karasjok for a 3-course lunch (included). Arrive in Kirkenes and check-in at your hotel before dinner (not included).

Overnight in Kirkenes (B, L)

Day 6  : KIRKENES

Breakfast and the rest of your day at leisure. We recommend that you join the highly acclaimed King Crab Safari. Overnight. 

KING CRAB SAFARI (optional)
DURATION: approximately 3 hours (08:00-11:00)

MEETING TIME: 07:15 at the hotel reception
INCLUDED: transportation, thermal equipment, king crab lunch

Rated one of the best 25 excursions in the World by National Geographic” One of the highlights of Northern Norway with the chance to taste one of the local delicacies known worldwide. Heading out on the Kirkenes Fjord you will come face to face with this giant of the sea on the King Crab safari. The red king crab found in the Barents Sea can reach up to two meters from claw to claw and weigh up to 15 kilos. Depending on the weather and ice the trip might be by boat or snowmobile drawn sleigh. Once your king crab has been caught, you are transferred to a remote cabin where the crab will be prepared for a delicious lunch. All equipment and clothing will be provided.

Overnight in Kirkenes (B)

Day 7  : DEPARTURE FROM KIRKENES

Breakfast. Regular transfer to Kirkenes Airport. (B)

Notes:

The Northern Lights are weather dependent and cannot be guaranteed as they are a natural phenomenon.

Please note! Arrival transfer from Tromso is by a regular (public) airport bus service Flybussen. Regular departure transfer for Kirkenes airport . For passengers who require private transfers – for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved.