Enjoy northern Norway and discover the delights of days spent under the Midnight Sun. During stay you can experience the ocean in an intense and exciting way on sea kayaking tour, or take a trip into the remarkably beautiful countryside to appreciate the landscape, nature and history of this region.
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DAY 1 ARRIVAL TROMSO
Upon arrival at Tromso Airport transfer to your hotel. The afternoon and evening are at leisure. Tromsø is a university town with 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: MIDNIGHT SUN ADVENTURE
The morning and afternoon are at leisure.
You may wish to take an optional Sami Culture and Reindeer Tour (2.5 Hours). Meet the indigenous Sami herders who will tell you all about the reindeer and how they live in northern Norway, help with feeding then learn how to throw the lasso on antlers. Inside the Iavvo or traditional Sami tent learn about how the Sami have lived and survived for centuries and enjoy the local Sami soup Bidos, then experience some traditional Sami singing.
This evening your Midnight Sun Adventure tour departs from Tromsø harbour on a voyage to Gåsvær, a small island which sits in the open Norwegian sea. While enjoying the midnight sun, you will travel along Kvaløya and perhaps see some local wildlife such as dolphins, seals and sea eagles. Go ashore on the beautiful, white, coral sand beaches of Gåsvær and explore the island on your own. Late return to the hotel at approximately 0.30hrs.
DAY 3 TROMSO: SEA KAYAKING OR COASTAL, HISTORY AND SCENIC TOUR
The morning you have a choice of two great excursions.
Sea Kayaking Guided (5-6 hours)
Paddle along the beautiful coastline of Northern Norway, with the wild mountains as a scenic backdrop. This is a wonderful way of getting close to the waters and marine life.The weather will determine exactly where you paddle in the region of Kvaløya (The Whale Island). No previous kayaking experience is needed.
OR Coastal, History and Scenery Tour (5-6 Hours)
This road trip takes you out of the city to the coastal countryside. Get to know the history of 9000 years of human settlement in the area, and enjoy the wonderful scenery and landscapes of the islands surrounding Tromso. There are several stops so you can enjoy the landscape, the nature and some of the small fishing villages.
DAY 4 DEPARTURE TROMSO
Your arrangements end this morning with your transfer to Tromso Airport.
Departures: 1 May to 31 August
Includes: airport transfers to/from the hotel in Tromso; 3 nights accommodation in Tromso including breakfast; Midnight Sun Adventure by RIB boat and choice of either a Sea Kayaking Tour or Coast, History and Scenery Tour.
Excludes: optional activities.
Locally Guided: A Locally Guided Tour is one where you are accompanied by a local English speaking guide whilst you are on an included excursion. For the remainder of the tour time you are unescorted.
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