Discover Tromso, the Arctic Capital, and its spectacular surroundings.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. Enjoy Husky Adventure, Snowmobile Safari and Northern Lights Chase from your hotel base in Tromso. Optional overnight in an Arctic Dome.
Shuttle bus transfer from Tromso airport to hotel and check in to the Clarion Collection Aurora or similar for 3 nights. Tromso is the principal city of Northern Norway with plenty of museums focusing on regional art, Sami culture and history, and polar science.
Afternoon at leisure, perhaps time for an optional activity such as a short trip by cable car to Storsteinen Mountain, where you can enjoy the view of Tromso and surroundings. This evening your *Northern Lights Chase by bus takes you away from the city lights. A professional photographer will be there to help you with your own camera settings.
Day at leisure for optional activities before an evening Husky Adventure excursion by bus. Upon arrival at the wilderness camp, you´ll receive Winter outerwear to keep you warm during your excursion and instructions on how to drive a dog sledding team by experienced mushers. You will be driving in pairs, one driver and one passenger on each sled, with the opportunity to switch places half-way.
Drive the dog sled through the beautiful Vass valley - an uninhabited forest landscape surrounded by majestic mountains. The trails have a distance of 10-12km, and you will be on the sled for 1.5-2 hours. With some luck, you may witness the Northern Lights while driving the sled. At the end of the trail you will return to the wilderness camp for a hot meal and coffee in the cosy dining lavvu (Sami herdsmen's tent). Return to your hotel by bus.
Day at leisure for optional activities. For your evening *snowmobile excursion, transfer by bus to the wilderness camp. On arrival, you'll receive Winter outerwear to keep you warm during your excursion and a thorough safety introduction and practical demonstration. You don´t need any previous snowmobiling skills, all you need is normal physical condition and a valid driver's licence. You will be driving in pairs, one driver and one passenger on each snowmobile, with the opportunity to switch places during the trip.
Embark upon a ride past scenic mountains and through the dramatic snow-covered Finn valley. The trail has a distance of 30km, and you´ll be on the snowmobile for 2-2.5 hours. Due to the dramatic topography, a reduced speed is maintained during parts of the tour. The top point of the trail is the ice-covered Lake Finn. With some luck, you may witness the Northern Lights while out on the trails. Return to the wilderness camp for a hot meal and coffee in the cosy dining lavvu. Return to your hotel by bus.
Morning shuttle bus transfer to Tromso airport and end of arrangements.
Minimum 2 persons
*Northern Lights Chase group size 8 to 58 persons
*Snowmobiling is subject to snow conditions
Optional: extend your trip and include an overnight stay in an Arctic Dome. The Dome is made from a wind and waterproof material and has big clear windows for good views of the sky. Inside is a double bed, table and chairs, wood for the stove, oil burner, electricity, reindeer hides, basic toilet & handwashing facilities. Showers are located in a nearby building. Includes return Tromso city transfers, dinner, breakfast, snowshoeing or ice fishing, local host.
Optional activities: Fjellheisen Cable Car Tromsø (day 1, 2 or 3) Guided Snowshoe Trip on Tromsø Island (day 2 or 3) Reindeer Sledding & Sami Culture (day 2 or 3) Sami Experience and Reindeer feeding incl. hot meal (day 2 or 3) Sami Reindeer Feeding (day 2 or 3).