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Chasing the Northern Lights

6 Days / 2 locations in Norway

2023 Departures
November 20
December 05
Prices From$2380 per Person Double
$475 Single Supplement
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Day 1     Tromso

Arrival to Tromso airport. (Flybuss transfer on request.-not included)

Check-in at your hotel (guaranteed from 3.00pm). The rest of the day is at leisure. Please consult our 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

DURATION: approximately 2 hours (8:00pm-10:00pm)

MEETING TIME: 7:45pm in the hotel reception

INCLUDES: Transportation, lift ride & guide

Min 2 persons

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 recommended

Day 2     Tromso
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we depart by private coach for a 2-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 Cathedralfor 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.

Entrance at the Cathedral-not included


MEETING TIME: 6:30pm at the hotel reception

INCLUDED: transportation, guide, warm overalls, traditional Norwegian dinner

Be ready for a pick-up right outside your hotel at 6:30pm 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 cozy Gamme-hut (turf home). You will be served Norwegian Bacalao, prepared with locally sourced cod and tomato sauce, and for dessert their savory 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.


Polaria Museum & Tromsø University Museum

DURATION: approximately 2 hours 30 minutes

MEETING TIME: 2:00pm at the hotel reception

INCLUDES: Coach at disposal for 2:30 hours

with tour leader

Entrance -Tromsø University Museum

Entrance -Polaria

Min 6 persons

Polariais 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.


Day 3     Tromso
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure and time available for optional activities:

OPTIONAL: Silent Whale Watching

DURATION: from 6 to 8 hr:(07:45am-3:45pm)

Min 2 persons

MEETING TIME: 07:30am at the hotel reception

INCLUDED: English guide, transport by hybrid catamaran. Travel out to see the majestic orca and humpback whales feeding in the herring-rich fjords of the Arctic. The silent hybrid-electric ship allows us to get up close without disturbing the animals. Depart Tromsø in the morning and head out to the whales’ feeding grounds in time to enjoy the few hours of polar daylight. Purpose-built for whale watching, the hybrid-electric ship gives you a unique perspective on the surroundings. On the way, you can take in the frozen landscapes as it slowly wakes up. Relax in comfortable, panoramic lounges and multi-level decks. Our friendly crew will share their (personal) stories about interesting sights along the way and give you in-debt information about the Orca and Humpback Whale. The hybrid engine is used to reach the whales’ feeding grounds. As we near the whales, we switch to the silent, electric engine, which allows us to get close without disturbing them. If conditions allow, we will launch a hydrophone that captures the sounds of the whales as they work together to hunt in the herring-rich fjords. You will find a selection of food and drinks for purchase onboard (also hot lunch). Please note that the duration of this trip depends on the whales’ migration pattern and can range from 6 to 8 hours. Our crew will do their best to find the whales, but we can not guarantee sightings as Orcas and Humpback Whalesare wild animals which do as they please.


OPTIONAL: Sami Reindeer Camp and Sledding

DURATION: 4:30 hours(6:00pm-10.30pm)

MEETING TIME: 5:30pm at the hotel reception

INCLUDED: transfers(30 min each way), English speaking Sami guide, hot drinks, traditional Sami 3 course dinner, Story telling and joik, reindeer sledding

Min 2persons

This is an evening experience to enjoy reindeer sledding at night, then feed the reindeer before having a traditional Sami dinner with the Sami reindeer herders while they tell you about their culture and beliefs. Travel out into the wilderness and walk among 300 reindeer (with the opportunity to feed them too) before enjoying a 25-minute sleigh ride. Afterwards, enter a candlelit Gamme for a relaxed three-course meal. The meal includes bidos (a traditional Sami reindeer stew that is often served at Sami weddings), which is cooked over the open fire. After dinner, you will be invited into a lavvu (Sami herdsmen’s tent) and gather round the fire to listen to stories about Sami culture and what it’s like to be a reindeer herder. The Sami guide will also perform a joik (traditional Sami chant) for the guests.

The camp is well situated north of Tromsø city center, which gives you good chances of seeing the majestic Northern Lights.


Day 4     Tromso - Alta
Meals: Breakfast

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. Arrival in Alta and check in at your hotel. Evening at leisure

You will have the chance to visit the impressive Northern Lights Cathedral, a result of an architectural competition organized in 2001. The very modern and elegant cathedral was designed by architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen in collaboration with Kolbjorn Jenssen of Link Arkitektur. This impressive monument was built in concrete and wood; its exterior is clad with titanium plates. The central part of the cathedral is its spiral tower with a bell tower. Inside is the work of Danish artist Peter Brandes.

Entrance at the Cathedral-not included

Day 5     Alta
Meals: Breakfast


Included today is a visit to ALTA MUSEUM. 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.

OPTIONAL: King Crab Safari

We recommend that you join the highly acclaimed King Crab Safari.

DURATION: approximately 5 hours (9:00am-2:00pm)

MEETING TIME: 08:15am at the hotel reception

INCLUDED: transportation, thermal equipment, king crab lunch,warm drinks and snacks

Lunch included

Min 2 persons

“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 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.



DURATION: approximately 4 –5 hours (8:00pm-11:00pm/12.00am)

MEETING TIME: 7:30pm at the hotel reception

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. You will take on the Northern Lights chasein 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.

Day 6     Alta
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfas at the hotel before your departure.

Airport transfer available-upon request



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

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

Price Includes
Hotel Accommodation With Breakfast
Bi-Lingual Tour Escort (english& Spanish) from Day 2 to Day 5 Inclusive
2-Hours Guided City Tour of Tromso
Coach Transfer to Alta
Visits, Excursions and Entrances As Mentioned in the Program
Luggage Allowance Is 1 Suitcase & 1 Piece of Hand Luggage Per Person
Price Does Not Include
 Porter Service