Tromsø Sami & Northern Lights Adventure

Combine an overnight in the Northern Light city of Tromsø with a visit to Lyngsfjord wilderness camp in inland Norway. Here you will experience dog sledding, an overnight in a traditional Sami tent and a reindeer safari. Far away from the lights of the city you also have excellent chances of seeing the Northern Lights.

Duration

3 days

Season

Winter

Tour Type

Self-guided

Itinerary - Day by day

  • Arrival in Tromsø according to your own itinerary.
  • 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. Due to the city’s location right in the middle of the planet’s Northern Light’s belt, the Tromsø area offers the world’s best chances of spotting the Northern Lights. This evening we recommend joining a Northern Lights excursion. Accommodation in Tromsø.

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

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Tromsø.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • Arctic Cathedral
    • Polar Museum
    • Tromsø Gondola lift
    • Polaria Arctic Aquarium
    • Mack brewery
  • Transfer from Tromsø to Camp Tamok in Lyngsfjord at 16:45 hrs.
  • Dog sledding (2-3 hours tour).
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Camp Tamok.

Breakfast at hotel. Today is at your own leisure before the afternoon departure to Lyngsfjord. Tromsø is surrounded by mountains and we recommend taking the cable car up to the mountain Storsteinen, 420 metres above sea level. From here you will have panoramic views over the city, the surrounding waterways and mountains. At 16:45 hrs it is time to travel inland by bus for 75 minutes to the wilderness camp ‘Camp Tamok’ where you will stay overnight. This evening you will join a dog sledding excursion, which will start with learning how to train and groom the dogs. You will get detailed instructions on how to drive a dog sledding team. Then you will drive the dog sled into the white winter landscapes, through the beautiful valley of Vass, a total distance of 16 km. The area is totally uninhabited and the speed of the dogs will impress you. You will drive in pairs, one driver and one passenger on each sled, with the opportunity to switch places half way. If the sky is clean, you have good chances of seeing the Northern Lights. Back at the camp a hot meal will be served in the Lavvu tent. Overnight stay at Camp Tamok.

Accommodation included at Camp Tamok

  • Breakfast at the camp.
  • Reindeer sledding (2-3 hours).
  • Lunch at Camp Tamok.
  • Transfer from Lyngsfjord to Tromsø (arrival in Tromsø at 16:00 hrs).
  • Departure from Tromsø according to your own itinerary.

Breakfast at camp Tamok. After breakfast you will join a 2-3 hours reindeer safari in remote, inland valleys and mountain areas together with a skillful guide. There is space for two persons on a sled with one reindeer who is pulling the sled. The sleds will follow in a row. The excursion will take you to the majestic Lyngen, where beautiful fjords meet alpine mountains. In this area Norwegian Sami and Kven people have lived together for hundreds of years. Reindeer sledding is the oldest form of transport in the North and an ancient part of Sami culture.
During the excursion you will hear folk tales and learn about Sami culture, history and food; you will also get an introduction to traditional Sami handicraft; and you can even try your hand at lasso throwing. A lunch will be served back at the camp before your transfer back to Tromsø. You Arrival at approximately 16:00 hrs. Departure from Tromsø will be according to your own itinerary (please see price details for flight information). Perhaps you would like to add an extra overnight or combine the tour with our Short Winter Cruise or Northern Lights Cruise?

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:

  • 1 night hotel accommodation in a standard room with private shower/WC, including breakfast.
  • 1 night in a lavvo tent or shared cabin at camp Tamok, including breakfast.
  • Return transfer by bus from Tromsø to Camp Tamok in Lyngsfjord
  • Dog sledding (2-3 hours) including dinner on day 2.
  • Reindeer sledding (2-3 hours) including lunch on day 3.
  • 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)
  • Aurora chalet at Camp Tamok (private accommodation)