Norway - Huskies and the Northern Lights

From £1,169.10
Duration 5 Days
Departures from Feb 2020 - Nov 2020
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From £1,169.10
Duration 5 Days
Departures from Feb 2020 - Nov 2020
Tour Overview

​Travel to the Arctic Circle and search for the Northern Lights on this thrilling winter adventure. You’ll stay in the lively city of Tromsø, surrounded by the blue fjords and majestic mountains, and explore the city on a tour to discover the spectacular Arctic Cathedral, designed to resemble an iceberg. You’ll also embark on an evening tour to Tromsø Wilderness Camp, where you’ll don your cold-weather gear and head out on a husky-driven sleigh ride. This is the perfect opportunity to marvel at the amazing Aurora Borealis, and afterwards you can get warm around a roaring fire and enjoy a traditional Sami meal. Spend a day at Camp Tamok with local Sami hosts who will introduce their fascinating culture, take you on a thrilling reindeer sled ride and teach you the art of lasso-throwing before sitting down to a typical lunch. 

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  • All highlights included icon All Highlights Included
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  • Maximum Group Size icon Max 30 Group Size

Your Holiday Includes

  • Return flights from Gatwick with Norwegian Airlines
  • 4 nights in a 3-star hotel
  • 6 meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner and welcome drink
  • All highlights included
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation

Included Holiday Highlights

  • ​Tour of Tromsø
  • Visit the Polaria Museum
  • Husky sledding in search of the Northern Lights
  • Traditional dinner in a Sami tent​
  • Sami cultural experience including reindeer sledding and lunch

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Tromsø

​Depart on your flight to Tromsø. This lively city sits in a wonderful position, surrounded by blue fjords and majestic mountains. It is the perfect base from which to explore the region in the company of your Tour Manager​

Day 2 Tromsø

Tromsø is famous for its midnight sun during the summer and dark polar nights in winter. Join your Local Guide and discover the city's best sights today, including a photostop at the spectacular Arctic Cathedral, designed to resemble an iceberg. You'll also visit the Polaria Museum where you can learn about the marine life of the Arctic and admire the bearded seals which live here. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore further at your own pace. This evening, you'll head to the Tromsø Wilderness Camp where you will slip into a special cold-weather suit and boots ready for your exciting included husky sledding excursion. As your husky-driven sleigh glides rapidly through the snowy landscape, keep your eyes peeled for the amazing Aurora Borealis, more commonly known as the Northern Lights. Tromsø is at the heart of the Northern Lights zone, making it one of the best places in the world to view this spectacular, natural phenomenon, which is caused when electrically charged particles from the sun enter the Earth's atmosphere. Be sure to keep your fingers crossed for a sighting, and if they do appear, your Local Guide will be on hand to provide hints and tips on how to capture the perfect picture as the colours dance across the sky.
Later, you will arrive at a lavvu dwelling where you will enjoy a traditional Sami meal around a roaring fire. If conditions are right, you'll have plenty more opportunities to see the Northern Lights tonight as you won't return to your hotel until late.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Camp Tamok

After breakfast you'll head to Camp Tamok, where you'll spend a full day with your Sami hosts as they introduce you to their fascinating culture. Enjoy a thrilling ride on a reindeer sled on a drive through the park plus learn the art of lasso throwing – an essential skill for Sami reindeer herders. After the morning's adventures, relax in the lavvu – a traditional Sami dwelling which looks similar to a Native American tepee. Here you'll be served a warming lunch, have the chance to admire Sami handicrafts and hear traditional folk tales.
Meals included: B,L

Day 4 Tromsø - at Leisure

Today is free for you to explore Tromsø and the surrounding area. Why not sample the local speciality of Mack beer, which is brewed in the world's northernmost brewery.​


Meals included: B

Day 5 Tromsø - UK

Today you'll transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Meals included: B

Additional Information



  1. Favourite Moment

    You won't believe your eyes when the Northern Lights come out to play

Accommodation

Thon Hotel Polar

The 3-star Thon Hotel Polar is located right in the heart of the city in Tromso and close to many of its attractions. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi throughtout the hotel and the Egon restaurant serves Norwegian and international cusine. Rooms have private en-suite, satellite TV, hairdryer and minibar

Prices shown are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room with private facilities unless otherwise stated. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.