Combine a stay in the Arctic capital Tromsø with a stay in a remote location in a cottage for the best chance to view the Northern Lights – dog-sledding, evening walk and visit to Polar Museum included
Tromsø - 1 night
Malangen - 2 nights
Tromsø - 1 night
A spectacular short stay in and around the Arctic capital of Tromsø, this is one of the best locations for the Northern Lights. Steeped in myth and legend the Arctic region of Norway offers dramatic scenery, colourful ports and the Aurora Borealis (“nopencil can draw it, no colours can paint it, and no words can describe it in all its magnificence”).
Tromsø was the starting point of Amundsen’s and Nansen’s polar expeditions and has a fascinating Polar Museum. Not only is Tromsø the largest town north of the Arctic Circle, it also has a unique history that includes hunting in the Arctic Ocean for walrus and polar bears, the transporting of logs from Russian rivers, the Pomor trade, coal mining and sealing. The battle to survive in the hard but naturally resource rich far north of Norway provided hard earned experiences that, more recently, have turned Tromsø into a research and education centre.
Malangen Resort is well away from light pollution and is ideal for viewing the Northern Lights as well as a great base forwinter activities and offering spectacular views of mountains and fjords.
Natural Winter Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing
Local Expert Guides
Group Size: 6 – 18
Day 1 Fly from London Gatwick to Tromsø and transfer to 3-star Thon Hotel Tromsø for overnight.
Day 2 Transfer to Malangen Resort for two nights. Optional afternoon Sami storytelling and joik (chanting) in a lavvu followed by reindeer feeding with refreshments (£115). Evening walk to Camp Nikka with the opportunity to see the Northern Lights. (B)
Day 3 Morning dog-sledding through the white silence with included snacks. Optional evening Northern Lights guided snow shoeing (£115) or chance to observe the Northern Lights from the comfort of your cottage. (B)
Day 4 Transfer to Tromsø for overnight at 3-star Thon Hotel Tromsø. Afternoon walking tour of Tromsø including a visit to the Polar Museum. Optional evening Northern Lights chase to Aurora camp (£110). (B)
Day 5 Return flight. (B)
The programme may be altered due to weather, ice and snow conditions. Viewing of the Northern Lights is not guaranteed. Participation in optional excursions is at your own risk.
A modern, central 3-star hotel. Breakfast room, gym, WiFi (free) and 152 rooms with hairdryer, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.
An idyllic resort with waterfront location on Malangen Peninsula. Restaurant, sauna, WiFi (free) and cottages with fjord view, fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and balcony.
per person in a twin / double room
Norwegian from Gatwick
Supplements per person
Single supplement £245
Afternoon Sami storytelling, joik and reindeer feeding £115
Evening Northern Lights guided snow shoeing £115
Evening Northern Lights chase to Aurora camp £110
Arrival or departure transfer add £35
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 4 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, porterage, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
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