Arctic Delights Tromso

Winter fun & day excursions from Tromso
6 days
December - March
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On this tour you are based in Tromso, a charming town in northern Norway above the Arctic Circle. Each day, enjoy wonderful winter activities, including an exhilarating dog sled safari, a hunt for the Northern Lights, a magical trip on a reindeer drawn sleigh to a Sami village, a harbour cruise in search of the Northern Lights, a fun snowshoe walk through the forest and an unforgettable snowmobile adventure. And at night, return to your cosy hotel room to relax and enjoy the restaurants and cafes of the town. Your tour arrangements include accommodation, use of outer winter clothing during excursions, and guided excursions from Tromso.

Day 1 Tromso Arrival 
On arrival at Tromso, make your own way to your hotel. This university town has a lively atmosphere and friendly locals. Perhaps visit the Arctic Cathedral for it’s daring architecture, the Polaria Aquarium (don’t miss the Northern Lights & Spitsbergen Arctic Wilderness films), the Polar Museum to learn about the role Tromsø has played in Arctic exploration, and the MS Polstjerna, a well preserved sailing vessel from 1949.

Day 2 Tromso: Dog Sled Safari and Northern Lights Hunt
Today transfer to the husky farm, and here, enjoy the amazing arctic coastal landscape with fantastic views over Tromsø, surrounded by white covered mountains and long fjords, on this dog sled safari. With 2 persons per sled sharing the driving, there’s a good chance of spotting wildlife on the way through the snow covered landscapes as you travel behind your four legged, furry friends. After the exciting dog-sled ride, return to the ranch to meet the puppies and other dogs and enjoy a unique light meal served around an open fire in an traditional snug Sami tent. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Then tonight enjoy a hunt for the fabled Northern Lights, travelling to a cosy camp site 25 minutes away from town, and far away from any light pollution, where you can relax in comfort on reindeer skins around the fire, while you look out for the aurora. There are also husky puppies nearby to entertain you as you wait. A hot meal is included and your return to downtown Tromso is at about 22:30hrs. 

Day 3 Tromso: Reindeer Sled Ride & Sami Culture Experience
Reindeer-sledding is the oldest form of transport in the north and an ancient part of Sami culture. You will drive in pairs, with one sled for each reindeer. This cultural adventure includes lasso-throwing, the way the Sami people still today catch their reindeers and a fascinating explanation of Sami culture and history. A tasty traditional hot meal is included. Return to Tromso downtown after the safari.

Day 4 Tromso: Snowmobile Adventure
Today you will transfer to a wilderness camp about 75 minutes drive away from the city, located in a climatic zone of stable, dry weather, with many days of clear skies and quiet surroundings that hold a genuine Arctic atmosphere. Here you can enjoy a fantastic snowmobile adventure- you don't need any previous skills to drive a snowmobile; all you need is enthusiasm! After a thorough safety introduction, start your engines! The trail is around 15km each way, starting at 250m above sea level and winding up to 875m. You will be driving in pairs, one driver and one passenger on each snowmobile, with the opportunity to switch places during the trip. The highlight of the trail is travelling over a frozen lake, where you can really feel the Arctic air! At the end of the trip, enjoy a hot, light meal in a lavvu. A valid driver's license is required to drive the snowmobile.

Day 5 Tromso: Snowshoe Walk & Evening Northern Lights Cruise
This morning enjoy a self-guided snowshoe nature walk. Follow your fancy into the area of Kvaløya to explore the North Norwegian spectacular winter landscapes - you will see the fjords and mountains surrounding Tromsø and you might get a closer look at some of the local wildlife such as reindeer, moose and different kinds of birds. You will be provided with suggested routes with easy terrain. When you return, relax in one of the Sami Tents and enjoy a coffee and lunch, prior to the transfer back to Tromso.

Afternoon at leisure to relax or explore Tromso. In the evening, make your own way down to the harbour for your Northern Lights Dinner Cruise. The sea as one of the best spots for aurora hunting! Aboard the warm, comfortable boat with a heated lounge, you will also get a great view of Tromso itself. A dinner of tradtional Norwegian fish soup is included. Pick up at 20.00 from the downtown harbour; return to the harbour at 23.00 and make your own way back to your hotel. 

Day 6 Tromso: Departure
Arrangements end with check out after breakfast.

Departures: Daily December - March

Includes: 5 nights standard hotel accommodation in Tromso with daily breakfast; guided excursions with transfers to/from downtown Tromso being dog sled safari 4hrs, reindeer sleigh ride and Sami culture experience 3hrs, snowmobile safari 7hrs, snowshoe walk 4hrs; evening harbour cruise with dinner 3hrs (without transfers).

The excursions operate with a minimum of 2 persons - if you are a solo traveller and there is no second person booked on an excursion, you may be required to pay additional fees in order for the excursion to proceed. Please note the order of the excursions will alter according to the day of the week your arrangements start as may the price.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 3142.00
Single AUD$ 3548.00

Includes: 5 nights standard hotel accommodation in Tromso with daily breakfast; guided excursions with transfers to/from downtown Tromso being dog sled safari 4hrs, reindeer sleigh ride and Sami culture experience 3hrs, snowmobile safari 7hrs, snowshoe walk 4hrs; evening harbour cruise with dinner 3hrs (without transfers).
Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

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