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6 days - Celebrate Christmas under the Northern Lights

High above the Arctic Circle of Northern Norway, Lyngen Lodge is an exclusive luxury lodge with top quality cuisine and a fantastic location above the Lyngen Fjord. This is where the mountains meet the fjords and unspoilt nature lies at the doorstep.

Lyngen Lodge caters for 16 guests in 8 ensuite twin and double bedrooms. The lodge provides full board accommodation and amenities include a fully licensed bar (drinks not included), dining room, lounge stua with large open fireplace, library/seminar room, sauna and outdoor Jacuzzi.

We have a small group at Lyngen Lodge for this exclusive Christmas program, which we've packed full of adventures, relaxation, hearty local cuisine, reindeer safari, dog sledding, Christmas traditions and, if nature permits, the spectacle of the Northern Lights. Join us for a Christmas celebration to remember.

For several other Northern Lights tours, read here.

Highlights include

  • Stay in a little piece of paradise for active travellers wishing to discover the many aspects of the beautiful surrounding nature
  • Sit back in the hot tub with a glass of Prosecco, overlooking the fjord
  • Enjoy the little things like heavenly soft doonas in cosy bedrooms
  • Feast on Norway's finest ingredients, cod, reindeer, king crab and salmon
Day 1
Arrive at Lyngen Lodge - wander onto the decks at night to search for the Northern Lights
Day 2
Christmas Eve - Dogsledding in the Lyngsfjord region & Christmas dinner
Day 3
Christmas Day at the Lodge - snow mobile and snow shoeing
Day 4
Reindeer Feeding, sledding and Sami Culture
Day 5
Cross country skiing or snow shoeing
Day 6
Departure day
Start/End Place
Tromsø, Norway tours
Country Visited
Norway tours
Duration
6 Days
Suitability
Easy
Code
CLA001

Details

Transportation

Return transfers Tromsø to Lyngen Lodge

Included
  • All accommodation in a shared double/twin room
  • Full board at Lyngen Lodge from dinner day 1 to breakfast day 6 (drinks and alcohol is not included)
  • Return transfers Tromsø to Lyngen Lodge. The shared arrival transport is available for flights with arrival in Tromsø no later than 15.00 and return transfer returns to Tromsø at the latest 12.30. If there are no corresponding flights we recommend staying a night in Tromsø, and your hosts will gladly drop-off/pick-up guests at any hotel in central Tromsø. Arranging a private transfer outside of this shared transfer, particulary in winter, can be difficult and expensive.
  • 4 activities as described (Dogsledding, Frozen Lakes, Sami Culture Day. The fourth activity is a choice between Cross country skiing or Snow Shoeing Adventure)
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fees
Not Included

International flight tickets, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, travel insurance, visas, gratitudes and any items of personal nature.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive at Lyngen Lodge - wander onto the decks at night to search for the Northern Lights

Today is arrival day, and a transfer is included from Tromsø (2.5 hours) or Skjervøy (30 mins). Check in, relax and get to know your fellow travellers over a cup of tea or a glass of wine. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner of local produce.

Lyngen Lodge is located in secluded woodland above the Lyngen Fjord, quoted by guests as "the most dramatic and spectacular coastal scenery ever seen". Here the mountains meet the fjords and the unspoilt nature simply awaits to entertain you.

Lyngen Lodge caters for 16 guests in 8 ensuite twin and double bedrooms. The lodge provides full board accommodation and amenities include a fully licensed bar, dining room, lounge stua with large open fireplace, library/seminar room, sauna and outdoor jacuzzi.

Traditionally constructed from Norwegian "lafting" pine timber frame in close partnership with the environment, geothermic heating provides the warmth while a thick grass roof provides insulation. The interior wears shades of pastel colours and furnishings chosen to complement the surrounding natural environment. Large panoramic windows in the centre of the lodge provide guests with commanding views over the spectacular Lyngen Alps, while the large open stone fire place creates a relaxed, peaceful and welcoming atmosphere.

Catering and hosting is of the highest standard with fine local produce being prepared by in-house chefs resulting in delicious cuisine with a focus on Norwegian coastal culture.

After dinner on the first evening, your hosts will do a short presentation about their area (flora, fauna, culture etc) and an in-depth explanation as to what the natural phenomena of the Aurora actually is. Guests are also offered tips on how to be able to capture the Northern Lights on camera, and our in-house photographer will be at hand during your stay should you need further help with the settings on your camera. Tripods can be borrowed free of charge.

Meals
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Lyngen Lodge, Norway

Day 2 - Christmas Eve - Dogsledding in the Lyngsfjord region & Christmas dinner

Today, you will have the opportunity to mush your own team of 8 dogs under the full guidance and instruction of our professional sled guides. Alternatively you can sit in the sled, be driven and simply sit back and enjoy the experience.

The sleds hold one musher and one passenger; the dogs are friendly, nimble and extremely strong. The sleds provide comfort and manoeuvrability ensuring a magical day.

Our dog sledding venue is located in a peaceful wilderness, combining pine forests, open tundra and high mountains. Before the tour begins you'll meet the dogs, help prepare the sleds and be briefed on safety. Lunch will be served en route, outdoors over an open fire under the impressive and dramatic mountain scenery truly unique to Northern Norway.

This evening you will enjoy a Christmas Dinner to celebrate Christmas Eve together with the other guests. If nature permits, wander onto the decks to experience the Christmas magic beneath the incredible spectacle of the Northern Lights.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Lyngen Lodge, Norway

Day 3 - Christmas Day at the Lodge - snow mobile and snow shoeing

Merry Christmas! Today, access the high mountain terrain via snowmobile. Once on the mountain plateau you will visit spectacular view points over the Lyngen Alps. During this activity you are passengers during the snowmobile transport to the high mountain plateau.

The journey to the high lake via snow mobile takes 30 minutes through snow covered birch tree forests. Once at the lake, a shelter camp is made and then you can head off on snow shoes for an exploration of the area. There is an option to do some ice fishing as well.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Lyngen Lodge, Norway

Day 4 - Reindeer Feeding, sledding and Sami Culture

Today is time to explroe the small hamlet of Hamneidet, 40 minutes from Lyngen. Reindeers will guide you aroung the valley and coast as you sit comfortably on a sleigh. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to feed these magnificent animals before entering the gamme gathering around the fire to listen to Sami history, stories and joiking.

This evening we celebrate the last day of the year with a gourmet dinner, and welcome the New Year with a private fireworks display.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Lyngen Lodge, Norway
Optional Add Ons
Fishing in Norway

Day 5 - Cross country skiing or snow shoeing

Sleep in and enjoy the last day at the lodge. After a leisurely breakfast, get some fresh air by joining your last included activity. The snowshoeing is directly from the lodge where you can see rare animal tracks of moose, lynx and wolverine and reach high view points to see the Lyngen Peninsula national park from above the forest line. If you prefer to try the cross country skiing you can enjoy machine groomed trails through the valleys and forest around Lyngen.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Lyngen Lodge, Norway

Day 6 - Departure day

In the midmorning, after a traditional Norwegian breakfast, say good-bye and continue to your next destination. We will transfer you back to Tromsø, the airport, or to Skjervøy if you are continuing on a Hurtigruten voyage.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Dates & Prices

All prices listed are per person twin/double share.

Dates
Start Date
End Date
From Price
Status
Accommodation
23 Dec 2021
28 Dec 2021
23 Dec 2021
28 Dec 2021
EUR 3,998
On request
Standard
23 Dec 2021
28 Dec 2021
23 Dec 2021
28 Dec 2021
EUR 582
On request
Extra for Single
23 Dec 2022
28 Dec 2022
23 Dec 2022
28 Dec 2022
EUR 4,367
On request
Standard
23 Dec 2022
28 Dec 2022
23 Dec 2022
28 Dec 2022
EUR 587
On request
Extra for Single

Important Information

Activity groups will be split into two smaller groups.

The shared arrival transport is available for flights with arrival in Tromsø, no later than 15.00. The shared departure transport will leave the lodge no later than 09.30 and will be in Tromsø for latest 13.00.

Private transfer at additional cost is available on request.

Please note that drink prices are state controlled by the Norwegian government, with a high tax rate placed on alcohol consumption within the Scandinavian culture. Wine is typically served by the glass at dinner under the acknowledgment of each guest.

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