New Year in Arctic Norway

Christmas & New Year, Independent , Northern Lights
Visit Tromso and spend New Year at the Malagnen Resort
5 days
29 Dec 2020
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Enjoy an unforgettable New Year’s Eve in Arctic Norway on the Malangen Peninsula !  Spend 2 nights in Tromso, the charming city north of the Arctic Circle, and enjoy a search for the Northern Lights here. Then travel to the beautiful Malangen Resort in the countryside, which is surrounded by mountains and fjords. Start the New Year's Eve celebrations with a Gala Dinner followed by a fireworks show at midnight.  After 2 nights in Malangen in a stunning seaview apartment, transfer back to Tromso.

Day 1  29 December 2020 - Tromso Arrival
Upon your arrival into Tromso Airport you will be transferred to your hotel.  Tromso 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, Tromso enjoys a moderate climate, with the average temperature in January being -4.

Time to explore. 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 Tromso has played in Arctic exploration, and the MS Polstjerna, a well preserved sailing vessel from 1949. 2 nights in Tromso at the Clarion Collection Aurora Hotel or similar.

Day 2  30 December - Tromso: Day at Leisure and Aurora Hunt
Today maybe take the cable car up to Mount Storsteinen and enjoy the fantastic panoramic view of Tromso 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.

This evening, travel by mini bus on a search for the magical Northern Lights. With good local knowledge your guide will take you to the best area for possibly sighting the lights and for great scenery, and you'll hear interesting stories about the Northern Lights, both the science and the folklore. 2nd overnight in Tromso.

Day 3   31 December:  Tromso - Malangen Resort and New Year Celebrations
This morning you will be transferred to the Malangen Resort, about 1 hours drive from Tromso.  This modern hotel has a idyllic waterfront location on the picturesque Malangen Peninsula.  Day at leisure in the resort or join one of the optional excursions such as a husky safari, snowmobiling, or snowshoeing.  

This evening, perhaps start the New Year's Eve celebrations at the hotel's Naust Pub, before heading to the restaurant for a grand 5 course gala dinner, accompanied by live music and followed by a midnight fireworks show. Happy New Year! 2 nights at Malangen in a sea view apartment, located overlooking the coast so you can awake to the relaxing sound of waves gently lapping just a few metres away.

Day 4  01 January:  Malangen Resort Day at Leisure or Optional Activities
Day at leisure to relax, or join another of the optional activities offered at the resort - Fat Biking, Sami Storytelling, cross country skiing or a hunt for the Aurora Borealis. Dinner and 2nd overnight at the Malanfen Resort.

Day 5  02 January: Malangen Resort - Tromso Departure
Breakfast at the resort then transfer to Tromso Airport and end of arrangements.

2020 departure: 29 December  

Includes: 2 nights accommodation in Tromso in mentioned hotel or similar in standrd room with private facilities including breakfast; Northern Lights Hunt by Bus (Day 2); transfer from Tromso to Malangen Resort; 2 nights accommodation in seaview apartment at the Malangen Resort including breakfast; 5 course Gala Dinner and New Year's Eve fireworks (Day 3); dinner at Malangen Resort (Day 4); transfer from Malangen Resort to Tromso Airport.

Excludes: optional excursions - please note these must be pre-booked.

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