Visit Tromsø – the Northern Lights city in Northern Norway. Located right in the middle of the planet’s Northern Lights belt, the Tromsø area offers excellent chances of spotting the Northern Lights. Included in the tour price is a dog sledding excursion and a Northern Lights tour. Possibility to add additional activities like snowmobiling, reindeer sledding and more.
Winter 2017/2018 – Get 5% off
Book before April 30 2017 and get 5% off on our published tour prices for a selection of our Norway Winter tours. This offer is valid for travel between November 2017 and April 2018 and is not applicable for existing bookings or for any add-ons bookable for this tour.
This tour can commence in: Tromsø
Arrival in Tromsø according to your own itinerary. The arctic city of Tromsø is the world’s most northern university town and the largest city in the Nordic countries north of the Arctic Circle. The city lies between the sharp craggy peaks of the Lyngen Alps, and combines wild scenery with urban life.
**Winter 2016/2017:** This evening you will visit Holmsletta Farm, a traditional North Norwegian family farm located 12 km from Tromsø city centre. Away from the city lights this is a great place to keep a lookout for the northern lights. Snacks and stories from the farm will be served in a warmed up lavvu. Holmesletta Farm is closed for visits on Fridays and Saturdays; if your first day of the tour is one of those days, we will move the Northern Lights visit to a later day.
**Winter 2017/2018:** No activity included
Accommodation in Tromsø.
Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure to experience Tromsø, often referred to as Paris of the North due to its lively atmosphere. Sights of interest include the Arctic Cathedral, Polaria, the Polar Museum and the Northern Light Planetarium. Today you will also have the possibility to join one of the optional winter activities. In the evening we recommend having dinner at one of Tromsø’s excellent restaurants.
**Winter 2016/2017:** No activity included.
**Winter 2017/2018:** This evening you will go on an excursion by bus to hunt for the magical Northern lights (small group tour). With good local knowledge the guide will find the best area for the lights and good scenery for your pictures. The hunt will go wherever needed to find clear sky, even to inner Troms if necessary. During the evening your guide will provide interesting information about the Northern lights, both the science and the folklore. The guide will also show you how to adjust your camera settings for pictures of the northern lights, and will take pictures of you with the lights for you to take home to show your family and friends. For some extra fun in the snow they will also bring their “butt boards” (type of small toboggan)”, just in case you find some nice hills to sleigh down! Depending on the evening’s route you might also visit the lavvo at Tromsø Friluftsenter’s basecamp and sit around the nice warm bonfire, and roast marshmallows.
Accommodation in Tromsø.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will embark on a dog-sledding excursion in ideal terrain on the Kvaløya Island, located 30 minutes from the centre of Tromsø. Around 240 friendly Alaskan huskies loudly cheer you upon arrival. You can drive a team yourself, but if you prefer you can ride on a sledge covered with warm reindeer skins and driven by an expert guide. After the dog-sledding you will get to taste a Sami meal followed by hot coffee and homemade cake, served around an open fire in a traditional sami tent. Accommodation in Tromsø.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Tromsø according to your own itinerary, or perhaps you would like to combine your Tromsø break with an Oslo city break? Please see Price Details for flight information and Add-ons for extra nights in Oslo.