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The North Cape & Northern Lights

8 days
7 nights

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Dates

Rates:

USD
EUR

per person:
$ 2,975.00 (double occupancy)
$ 3,930.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

Jan 12, 2020 - Jan 19, 2020 
Jan 19, 2020 - Jan 26, 2020 Eng/Por
Jan 26, 2020 - Feb 02, 2020 
Feb 09, 2020 - Feb 16, 2020 
Feb 16, 2020 - Feb 23, 2020 
Feb 23, 2020 - Mar 01, 2020 Eng/Por

Included:

5 nights accommodation in 4* cenrally located hotels
Daily breakfast
1 lunch on day 5
1 dinner at the hotel day 1
1 dinner Tivoli Gardens on day 4.
Overnight cruise Oslo - Copenhagen, in 2-berth outside cabin with shower/WC, buffet dinner and breakfast on board.
Cruise Stockholm - Helsinki - Stockholm, in 2-berth outside cabin with shower/WC, incl. 2 dinners and 2 buffet breakfasts on board.
3H guided tour of Oslo
3H guided tour of Copenhagen
4H guided tour of Stockholm
3H guided tour of Helsinki
Entrances: Viking, Fram, Tivoli, City Hall, Bridge Toll Øresund
Luggage assistance at all hotels.
Tour escort on days 1-9
Coach transfers
Private transfer airport - hotel on arrival day

 

Itinerary:

Experience the Northern Lights in the outermost regions of Finland and Norway – Saariselkä to Tromsø including an expedition to the North Cape Plateau. This tour will give you the best chances of hunting the Northern Lights in many different locations and environments. Along the way you also have the opportunity to try a variety of winter activities: Husky dog sledding, reindeer safari, overnighting in a snow hotel, snowmobiling and much more.

Day 1  : ARRIVAL IVALO/SAARISELKÄ (30 KM) (D)

Private transfer from Ivalo Airport to Saariselkä (approx. 30 min) and remainder of day at leisure at the Northern Lights Village in Saariselkä. Welcome dinner and meeting with your tour leader.

Day 2  : SAARISELKÄ (B,D)

Today you will enjoy a husky safari through the snowy forests and fells. Driving a team of huskies over the white, shimmering fells is an experience you will never forget. In the evening you will visit an Aurora Camp by one of the local lakes. Here you warm up in a cozy hut by the fire, enjoy a warm drink and prepare a traditional Lapland midnight snack, and if lucky and the sky is clear, experience the fascinating Northern Lights.

Day 3  : AARISELKÄ /INARI/ KARASJOK (190 KM) (B,D)

Morning departure by private coach, via Inari, where a stop and entrance to the Siida Sami Museum is included. Continue north west and later crossing the border to Norway, and shortly afterwards arriving in Karasjok, the Sami capital, with strong ties to the Sami culture, a home of the Sami Parliament, “Samediggi”.

Day 4  : KARASJOK /HONNINGSVÅG / NORTH CAPE (265 KM) (B,D)

Early morning departure and the journey continues North, bound for the North Cape. Travelling through the North Cape tunnel we reach the Magerøya Island on which the North Cape is situated. The North Cape cliff itself will be visited today (subject to weather conditions). Overnight and dinner in Honningsvåg.

Day 5  : HONNINGSVÅG / ALTA (210 KM) (B)

Today head south, and travel back along the Porsanger fjord, bound for Alta, “The Northern Lights city of Norway”. In the afternoon a visit to the Alta Museum to see the expositions about the local history of Northern Lights, The remainder of the afternoon
evening is free, and why not try your luck and join in on a local Northern Lights safari, in and around Alta. In Alta you have the chance to upgrade and experience and overnight stay in the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel (supplement applies).

Day 6  : ALTA / TROMSØ (400 KM) (B,D)

Today, drive along the arctic fjords bound for Tromsø, former starting point of many North Pole expeditions. Free time before evening Northern Lights safari, where a light dinner will be included.

Day 7  : TROMSØ (B)

Day at leisure in Tromsø, where you have the opportunity to take an optional snowmobile safari, husky safari or many more exciting excursions.

Day 8  : DEPARTURE TROMSØ (B)

Own departure arrangements.

Notes:

SPECIAL NOTES:
Departures Jan 19, 2020 and Feb 23, 2020 are operated in PORTUGUESE only, all others are ENGLISH only. Nordic Saga Tours reserves the right to change the program without  notice, due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, out of our control. 
EXCLUSIONS:
Departure transfers Tromsø, flights, optional excursions, porter service, visas, travel insurance and any meals or services not mentioned in the program.
For more information in regards to optional excursions, upgrades and conditions, please contact Nordic Saga Tours.