Winter Weekend Breaks

Northern Lights & Winter Break - 4 days

Norway Winter Tours, start in Tromsø

Visit Tromsø – the Northern Lights city in Northern Norway. Located right in the middle of the planet’s Northern Lights belt, Tromsø offers excellent chances of spotting the Northern Lights. Tromsø is also a great location for winter activities like dog sledding and snowmobile safaris.

Tour details

This tour can commence in: Tromsø

Day 01: Tromsø – Northern Lights observations

  • Arrival in Tromsø according to your own itinerary.
  • Evening visit at Holmsletta Farm, a traditional North Norwegian farm:
    • Possibility to see the Northern Lights
    • Snacks and stories from the farm in a warmed up lavvu
    • Not available on Fridays and Saturdays; visit will be moved to a later day
  • Accommodation in Tromsø.

Day 02: Tromsø – day at leisure

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Tromsø.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • Arctic Cathedral
    • Polar Museum
    • Tromsø Gondola lift
    • Polaria Arctic Aquarium
    • Mack brewery
  • Recommended winter activities:
    • Sami culture & reindeer sleigh ride
    • Northern Lights Sightseeing
    • Snowmobile Safari
  • Accommodation in Tromsø.

Day 03: Tromsø – dog sledding

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • 4-hour dog-sledding excursion:
    • 30-minute transfer from Tromsø city
    • Husky farm with 240 friendly Alaskan huskies
    • 1-hour dog-sledding experience
    • Possibility to drive own team of huskies
    • Sami meal, coffee and cake in Sami tent
  • Accommodation in Tromsø.

Day 04: Departure from Tromsø

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Departure from Tromsø according to your own itinerary.

Day 01: Tromsø – Northern Lights observations

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. 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. Accommodation in Tromsø.

Day 02: Tromsø – day at leisure

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. Accommodation in Tromsø.

Day 03: Tromsø – dog sledding

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.

Day 04: Departure from 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.

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