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Norways Northern Lights & Arctic Circle Escorted Experience

Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,086

Spend time in the far north of Norway at the Arctic Circle enjoying a stay at an ice hotel, being pulled along on a sleigh ride by Huskies and partaking in traditional local cuisine. Also watch out for the elusive and mystical northern Lights.


Explore Norway's Arctic region on this Locally Escorted Group Tour that includes specially selected accommodations, quality transportation, sightseeing, special culinary experiences and a knowledgeable Tour Escort.

Begin your visit to the north of Norway in the town of Kirkenes where you will spend your first night. The next morning, you will have an excursion on the King Crab Safari to have an opportunity to taste one of the local specialities. This includes heading out on to the Kirkenes Fjord. After catching a crab, it will be cooked for you to eat at lunch. In the evening, visit the Kirkenes Snow Hotel for a tour and dinner. Spend the night in a Snow Igloo with its unique snow wall carvings and sculpted ice bed. Each bed has a mattress and thermal sleeping bags so you can sleep warmly.  

The following day depart from Kirkenes and fly to Tromso where you will spend the next 3 nights.  

Enjoy time the next morning with Huskies who will take you on a run of 4 kilometres/ 2.5 miles on Kvaloya Island, one of the largest islands in Norway followed by a lunch of reindeer stew. The afternoon is at leisure.

The next day is at leisure to enjoy Tromso. A recommended visit is to Polaria, five minutes' walk from the centre of Tromso. Housed in a building that represents ice flows pressed up on land by the rough seas of the Arctic. Polaria offers an Arctic aquarium, exhibits and a panoramic cinema where you can see the Ivo Caprino film "Svalbard - Arctic Wilderness" and the Ole C. Salomonsen production "Northern Lights in Arctic Norway". In the evening, with a little luck, you will view the mystical Northern Lights at an open air camp where you will meet professional hunters and enjoy a traditional Lapp dinner. 

The next morning brings to an end your Northern Lights and Arctic Circle experience.


 

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Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,086

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Day 1

Arrival - Tromso

Upon exiting the airport, proceed to the bus stop of Flybussen (regular airport express bus). Please show your voucher to the driver, which is valid for the arrival and departure transfers. The Flybussen will transfer you the 5km to the center, within walking distance of your hotel.

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Thon Hotel Tromso

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    Thon Hotel Tromso



    This modern, central hotel is right around the corner from Storgata, Tromso's main shopping street. It offers free Wi-Fi, as well as bright and stylish guest rooms. The Polar Museum is 2,461 feet away Tromso Lufthavn Airport is less than 10 minutes' drive from the ...

    This modern, central hotel is right around the corner from Storgata, Tromso's main shopping street. It offers free Wi-Fi, as well as bright and stylish guest rooms. The Polar Museum is 2,461 feet away

    Tromso Lufthavn Airport is less than 10 minutes' drive from the hotel, while the Hurtigruten Ferry Terminal is only 1,313 feet away.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Facilities for Disabled Guests
    • Free WiFi
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Non Smoking Rooms
    • Parking
    • Restaurant

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Day 2

Tromso

After breakfast, take a short walk to the Hotel Radisson Blu Tromso, 350m from your hotel for the Husky Safari. Please be at the starting point 15 minutes before the tour starts.

Today you will have the opportunity to experience a great adventure and enjoy time with the huskies, which are part of the heart and soul of Tromso. Take a transfer of 30 minutes arriving to the enthusiastic welcome of over 300 friendly huskies. After a short briefing, meet your team of Huskies who will take you on a brisk run of 4km on Kvaloya Island, one of the largest islands in Norway. During your visit, you will be served a typical Norwegian stew of reindeer and vegetables followed by coffee and pastries. Return back to Hotel Radisson Blu Tromso at 13:15. The afternoon is at your leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3

Tromso

The day is at leisure to enjoy Tromso also known as the Paris of the North. We recommend a visit to Polaria, just a five minute walk from the centre of Tromso. Housed in a building that represents ice flows pressed up on land by the rough seas of the Arctic. Polaria offers an Arctic aquarium, interesting knowledge-based exhibits and a panoramic cinema where you can see the Ivo Caprino film "Svalbard - Arctic Wilderness" and the Ole C. Salomonsen production "Northern Lights in Arctic Norway".

In the evening, you will join the search for the northern lights starting from the Hotel Radisson Blu Tromso. We recommend arriving no later than 6:00 PM.

You are transferred to the base camp where you meet the professional Northern lights hunters who will be your guides. From the camp, located in an uninhabited area with no artificial lights to disturb the experience or the chance to capture the Aurora Borealis on camera. With a great view of the skies there is also time to sit around the open camp fire inside a Sami tent and grill sausages, visit the huskies and their puppies or warm up inside. Due to the stable climate at this location and with some personal persistence, there are excellent possibilities to see even the weakest of lights. Included is a traditional dinner of Finnbiff (beef and mushroom stew) followed by coffee and cake. Returning back to Hotel Radisson Blu Tromso at approximately 10:30 PM.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 4

Tromso - Kirkenes

This morning you have a departure transfer by Flybussen to Tromso Airport where you board the domestic flight (not included in the trip price) to Kirkenes.

On arrival you are met and transferred to your hotel. After checking-in, the rest of your day is at leisure to explore the small town of Kirkenes, capital of the Barents Region and the gateway to the north east of Norway, close to the Russian border.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Thon Hotel Kirkenes

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    Thon Hotel Kirkenes



    This central Kirkenes hotel is on the shore of Bokfjorden, 2,953 feet from Hurtigruten Ferry Terminal. It offers free Wi-Fi and an a la carte restaurant with a seasonal menu. Hotel Kirkenes offers organised activities such as snowmobile safaris, dog sledding trips and bear tracking. ...

    This central Kirkenes hotel is on the shore of Bokfjorden, 2,953 feet from Hurtigruten Ferry Terminal. It offers free Wi-Fi and an a la carte restaurant with a seasonal menu.

    Hotel Kirkenes offers organised activities such as snowmobile safaris, dog sledding trips and bear tracking.

    Thon Kirkenes is about 5 minutes' walk from Andersgrotta Museum, a World War II bomb shelter.

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Day 5

Kirkenes

Today you will meet a Tour Director who will escort you and fellow travelers on the day's activities. Please be in the hotel lobby at 12:30 for a welcome meeting and where you head off on the "King Crab Safari" departing from the hotel at 1:00PM.

"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 remote cabin where the crab will be prepared for a delicious lunch. All equipment and clothing provided.

In the evening visit the amazing Kirkenes Snow Hotel for a tour and dinner (included).

After dinner you take the once in a lifetime experience and stay in a Snow Igloo with its unique snow wall carvings and sculpted ice bed. Each bed has a mattress and thermal sleeping bags so you can sleep warmly while the room temperature will be -5 degrees Celsius.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation

Kirkenes Snow Hotel

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    Kirkenes Snow Hotel



    The amazing Kirkenes Snow hotel is located outside the Arctic town of Kirkenes, about as far northeast as you can get in Norway. This amazing hotel melts down each summer season, and has to be rebuilt every December!

    The amazing Kirkenes Snow hotel is located outside the Arctic town of Kirkenes, about as far northeast as you can get in Norway. This amazing hotel melts down each summer season, and has to be rebuilt every December!

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Lounge
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna

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Day 6

Kirkenes - Departure

Breakfast and the rest of your day at leisure until your transfer (not included) to Kirkenes airport in good time for your departure flight.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

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DEPARTURES:

Start Kirkenes
2018: Jan 6, 20; Feb 3, 10, 17; Mar 3, 10

Start Tromso
2018: Jan 3, 17, 31; Feb 7, 14, 28; Mar 7, 21

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 5 nights in First Class hotels in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Arrival and departure transfer in Tromso by public service Flybussen
  • All tours and transportation, as mentioned in the program
  • Visits, excursions and entrances as mentioned in the program
  • Outdoor clothing for winter activities mentioned in the program.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Flight on Day 3 Kirkenes-Tromso
  • Arrival and departure transfers to Kirkenes airport

OTHER INFORMATION:

Please note! Arrival and departure transfers in Tromso are with a regular (public) airport bus service by Flybussen. The arrival and departure transfers to Kirkenes airport are NOT included. For passengers who require private transfers – for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved.

NOTE: Maximum 2 children per room, sharing with parents. This does not apply for Snow Igloos and is on request. Due to the nature of the tour and the destination, we are not able to accept children younger than 7 years old on these tours.

Flight on Day 3 Kirkenes - Tromso is not included.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are “from” per person and based on twin share. Single rates available on request. Subject to availability, limited seats available, seasonal surcharges may apply. Hotels are confirmed at the time of booking

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21 Mar 2018
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