Tromsø Northern Lights & Winter Break

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.

Duration

4 days

Season

Winter

Tour Type

Self-guided

Itinerary - Day by day

  • Arrival in Tromsø according to your own itinerary.
  • Recommended winter activities:
    • Northern Lights reindeer safari (from Nov. 15)
    • Northern Lights snowmobile safari (from Dec. 1)
  • Accommodation 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. If your schedule allows we recommend adding an additional winter activity like reindeer sledding or snowmobiling under the Northern Lights. Accommodation in Tromsø.

Add extra nights in Tromsø - From EUR 79 per person per night

  • 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, daytime:
    • Sami culture & reindeer sleigh ride
    • Snowmobile Safari
  • 5-6 hours Northern Lights Chase in small group.
  • 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 daytime winter activities. In the 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.
  • 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
  • Afternoon at leisure in Tromsø.
  • 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. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore Tromsø or to join an optional excursion. Accommodation in Tromsø.

Add extra nights in Tromsø - From EUR 79 per person per night

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

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Tromsø according to your own itinerary, or perhaps you would like to combine your Tromsø break with a stay in Oslo?

Tour category

Thon Hotel Tromsø

Silver

Accommodation at good tourist class hotels equal to 3 to 3+ stars according to Scandinavian standard.

Inside cabin included during overnight cruises.

See Silver accommodation

Clarion Hotel The Edge

Gold

Accommodation at 4 star hotels or at unique properties, like historic hotels or manor houses, selected for their atmosphere.

Outside (seaside) cabin included during overnight cruises.

See Gold accommodation

Services included:

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in a standard room with private shower/WC, including breakfast.
  • 5-6 hours northern lights hunt by bus (small group tour), including hot beverage and cake.
  • 4-hour dog-sledding excursion, including transfer, 45-60 minutes dog-sledding, hot meal in lavvo, warm clothes.
  • Electronic travel documentation, including a detailed travel itinerary and travel vouchers.
  • Additional services included for Tour Category GOLD only:
  • Category GOLD hotels (accommodation in standard rooms)


Dog Sledding:
The morning excursion is included in the tour, but please let us know at the time of booking if you would prefer to join the evening excursion instead, increasing your chances of spotting the Northern Lights (no additional costs).

Please also let us know at the time of booking if you would prefer to drive your own team of huskies (please be aware however that driving your own team of huskies is weather dependent and will be decided on spot by the guides). Driving your own team of huskies is only possible on the daytime excursion.