Across Lapland

Independent , Northern Lights
Explore & search for the Aurora in Abisko, Narvik and Tromso
7 days
Dec - Mar
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Start this fantastic tour in Kiruna, northern Sweden. From here travel to Abikso National Park, an area of wild and astonishing beauty, and the perfect destination to view the Northern lights. Then continue into Norway to Narvik and on to Tromso, the Capital of the Arctic! 

Day 1: Kiruna Arrival
Upon your arrival into Kiruna, make your own way to your hotel. Sweden’s northernmost city, far above above the Arctic circle, is surrounded by mountains. Time at leisure  -  browse the town's shops, or try a very Swedish sauna at the hotel!  Overnight at the Scandic Ferrum or similar. 

Day 2 Kiruna - Abisko National Park & Mountain Station 
This morning make your own way to the Kiruna railway station and board the train to Abisko Mountain Station. Here you are in the Abisko National Park, one of the last true wilderness areas of Lapland, where majestic mountains frame the beautiful Abiskodalen valley and surround Torneträsk Lake, Scandinavia's largest alpine lake. On Mount Nuolja is the Aurora Sky Station, an observation centre for the Northern Lights. From the station walk the short distance to the Abisko Mountain Station - 2 nights are spent here. 

Day 3 Abisko Mountain Station: Snowshoe Walk and Aurora Sky Station Dinner 
Snowshoeing is one of the most ancient forms of winter transport and an important large part of traditional life in the far north. After breakfast put on your snowshoes and then start out across the snow-covered ground into the birch wood forest, through a long valley framed by mountain tops, clad in white. After a short stop to admire the view and to enjoy a light snack and hot drink (the classic Swedish "fika") make your leisurely way back to the station. This evening, enjoy the silence of the Abisko National Park at night. Take the chairlft up to the Aurora Sky station - after your eyes adjust to the dark, you will soon start to see more stars than you ever dreamed possible! And perhaps the magical Northern Lights will come out and play...... At the Aurora Sky Station enjoy a four-course Nordic inspired dinner, then the local guide will tell you all about the myths and science of the Aurora Borealis. Then catch the chairlift back down for your 2nd overnight at the Abisko Mountain Station. 

Day 4: Abisko - Narvik
Breakfast at the hotel and then walk back to the railway station and board the train for your journey to Narvik, in Norway.  On arrival in Narvik make your own way to your hotel. Narvik sits in a spectacular location, with islands to the west and mountains in every other direction, and spectacular fjords stretch north and south. Time at leisure. Perhaps visit the War Museum -  Narvik was a very strategic town during World War 2 and the museum tells the tale of the battte for Narvik in 1940 - or the Museum Nord, which tells the story of the local indigenous Sami peoples. And visit Trinigon, the stunning, 18m high sculpture that is the National freedom monument, created in 1995 and made of high gloss polished steel. Overnight at the Scandic Narvik or similar. 

Day 5: Cable Car Ride and Narvik - Tromsø
Breakfast at the hotel before taking the 1810 metre long cable car up to the highest station, for the most  breathtaking views over Narvik City, the deep Ofotfjord and the surrounding mountains. Later today make your way  to the bus station and board the bus for the 2 hour trip to Tromsø, fondly known as the capital of the Arctic and situated in heart of the Northern lights zone,  surrounded by hundreds of islands, breathtaking blue fjords, glaciers, and the majestic peaks of the 1,800m Lyngen Alps. On arrival in Tromsø make your own way to your hotel. 2 nights at the Scandic Ishavshotel or similar. 

Day 6 Tromsø: Cable Car Ride
Breakfast at the hotel. Today take the Tromsø cable car up the mountain to enjoy the amazing views of the city and the surrounding islands, mountains and fjords. Remainder of the day at leisure - 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. Or sample some local beer at Mack Brewery, the world's northernmost brewery with guided tours that take you through 130 years of beer brewing history.

Or ask us about optional tours that can be added - these include husky, reindeer and snowmobile safaris, cruises and more. 2nd overnight at the Scandic Ishavshotel or similar. 

Day 7 Tromso Departure
Breakfast at your hotel then check out and end of arrangements.

Departures: daily 01 December 2018 to 31 March 2019 

Includes: 6 nights accommodation in standard rooms with private facilities; breakfast daily; train Kiruna-Abisko (Day 2);  snowshoe hike (Day 3); 4 course dinner at the Aurora Sky Station (Day 3); train Abisko-Narvik (Day 4); return cable car ticket in Narvik (Day 5); bus Narvik-Tromso (Day 5); return cable car ticket in Tromsø (Day 6)

Excludes: optional excursions 

Please note  the operation of all excursions is subject to weather conditions. 

Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1998.00
Single AUD$ 2746.00

Departures: 01 - 22 Dec 2018 & 29 Dec 2018 - 15 Feb 2019 & 03 - 31 Mar 2019

Includes: 6 nights accommodation in standard rooms with private facilities; breakfast daily; train Kiruna-Abisko (Day 2);  snowshoe hike (Day 3); 4 course dinner at the Aurora Sky Station (Day 3); train Abisko-Narvik (Day 4); return cable car ticket in Narvik (Day 5); bus Narvik-Tromso (Day 5); return cable car ticket in Tromsø (Day 6)

Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2113.00
Single AUD$ 2819.00

Departures: 23 - 29 Dec 2018 & 16 Feb - 02 Mar 2019

Includes: 6 nights accommodation in standard rooms with private facilities; breakfast daily; train Kiruna-Abisko (Day 2);  snowshoe hike (Day 3); 4 course dinner at the Aurora Sky Station (Day 3); train Abisko-Narvik (Day 4); return cable car ticket in Narvik (Day 5); bus Narvik-Tromso (Day 5); return cable car ticket in Tromsø (Day 6)

Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

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