Northern Lights and Polar Nights

Independent , Northern Lights
Tromso & Senja Island
5 days
Nov-Mar
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Beautiful Senja Island offers outstanding wilderness, perfect Northern Lights viewing conditions, and wildlife. This arctic adventure combines time in delightful Tromsø, a charming town above the Arctic Circle, with 2 nights on Senja Island in luxurious accommodation, plus fun guided husky and wildlife safaris.

Day 1 Tromso Arrival 
On arrival at Tromso airport, make your own way to your hotel, and time at leisure. Majestic mountains, fjords and a stunning archipelago surround this university town, a place with a lively atmosphere and friendly locals. Tromsø is renowned for being one of the best places on the planet to observe the amazing Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis, as it is situated right in the middle of the Northern Lights zone. And despite of being so far north, Tromsø enjoys a moderate climate, with the average temperature in January being -4. 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 take the cable car up to Mount Storsteinen and enjoy the fantastic panoramic view of Tromsø and its surroundings, visit one of the several excellent art museums, 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. 

Day 2 Tromso -  Senja Island & Northern Lights Hunt from the Lighthouse
After breakfast,  transfer by fast ferry and car to Senja Island.  Upon arrival at Hamn i Senja Hotel, check into your luxurious fjord view suite for the next 2 nights. After lunch explore the stunning surroundings of this unique place. Discover the heated and cosy Lighthouse, open each evening for Northern Lights viewing from 8pm onwards, then enjoy a dinner of local ingredients. Tonight get your camera and head to the Lighthouse, to search for the Northern Lights in warmth and comfort. When the sky is clear you might see the Aurora stretching over the mountains and the fjord, all the way out to the horizon, probably one of the most unique shows Mother Earth can offer. The Light house has a 360 degree view over the fjord- perfect!  

Day 3 Senja Island: Wildlife Safari by Boat
After breakfast, join your local gudie for an exciting Wildlife Safari by boat, seeking whales, seals, eagles, cormorants and more, followed by lunch at the hotel. You have the afternoon at your leisure to further explore this unique place, or maybe relax in the Hotel's Hot Tub in true Norwegian fashion. Then tonight after dinner, another great chance to watch for the fabled Aurora from the Lighthouse. 

Day 4: Senja Island - Tromso & Evening Husky Safari 
After breakfast, it is time to head back to Tromsø. Your local driver will bring you to Finnsnes port, from where you board the coastal steamer, Hurtigruten, for a scenic journey back to town. Relax with a lunch buffet on board, and enjoy the views from the vessel's Panoramic Lounge. On arrival into Tromso, make your own way to your hotel. Check in, then time for one last adventure, a husky sledding safari, where you have the chance to "mush" or drive your own team, and hunt the Northern Lights once more.

Day 5 Tromso Departure
Arrangements end with your checkout after breakfast.

Departures: daily from 01 November 2018 - 31 March 2019 

Includes:   2 nights in standard rooms at Clarion Collection Aurora Hotel Tromso or similar including breakfast; fast ferry and car transfer from Tromsø to Hamn i Senja; car transfer Hamn i Senja to Finnsnes Port; Hurtigruten voyage Finnsnes Port to Tromsø including lunch buffet; 2 Nights at Hamn i Senja in suite including breakfast, lunch and dinner;  Wildlife Safari by RIB boat Day 3; guided Northern Lights Husky Safari Day 4 with 2 persons per sled; use of warm outer winter clothing during included excursions. 

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2388.00
Single AUD$ 2988.00

Includes:   2 nights in standard rooms at Clarion Collection Aurora Hotel Tromso or similar including breakfast; fast ferry and car transfer from Tromsø to Hamn i Senja; car transfer Hamn i Senja to Finnsnes Port; Hurtigruten voyage Finnsnes Port to Tromsø including lunch buffet; 2 Nights at Hamn i Senja in suite including breakfast, lunch and dinner;  Wildlife Safari by RIB boat Day 3; guided Northern Lights Husky Safari Day 4 with 2 persons per sled; use of warm outer winter clothing during included excursions.

 

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