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    6 days - Tromsø and Coastal Norwegian Northern Lights tour

    Experience the incredible wilderness of Norway and take in the amazing beauty of Norwegian coast. Considered the best season by locals for visiting Scandinavia, autumn delivers up the first Auroras of the new season. Without snow on the ground, you can enjoy this quieter, milder season for hiking, berry picking & beach foraging and in the evening, wait patiently for the streaks of Northern Lights against the pale blue, not quite dark, Arctic sky.

    Spend time in the high Arctic Norwegian town of Tromsø before heading out of town to a small traditional Norwegian fishing village. Fingers crossed, you can watch the Northern lights in a new custom-built glass pavilion on the water's edge. This is an independent tour, that can be modified to suit your requirements.

    See several more Northern Lights tours here.

    Highlights include

    • Guided day tour in Tromsø and in the evening, a guided Aurora Chase by minibus, led by an experienced local guide.
    • Instruction on camera settings and use of a tripod during the Aurora Chase plus a link to download guide images.
    • Stay in a remote fishing village away from articifical light
    • Beach comb during the day along pristine white beaches, enjoyed included dinners and meet the locals with a guided walk through this small village
    Day 1
    Welcome to Tromsø, the capital of Arctic
    Day 2
    Tromsø & Northern Lights
    Day 3
    Transfer from Tromsø to Sommarøy
    Day 4
    Guided local walk and exploration of this fishing village
    Day 5
    Lighthouses, boating, hiking and then an evening Northern Lights Hunt
    Day 6
    Transfer back to Tromsø
    Start/End Place
    Tromsø, Norway
    Country Visited
    Norway
    Duration
    6 Days
    Suitability
    Easy independent holiday suitable for singles & couples
    Code
    TOH002

    Details

    Transportation

    Return transfer from Tromsø - Sommarøy

    Included
    • All accommodation in a shared double/twin room, single supplement available
    • Daily breakfast and dinner
    • Private guided Tromsø city walk
    • Private guided village walk
    • Two included Aurora Chases - 5 - 7 hrs
    • Return transfer from Tromsø - Sommarøy
    • 24-hour emergency service
    • Taxes and service fees
    Not Included

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

    Lunch can be organised through the hotel, otherwise head to the local restaurant and supermarket.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Welcome to Tromsø, the capital of Arctic

    Tromsø is a city packed with culture, polar history and fresh locally sourced food in its numerous restaurants. Mountains, fjords and islands also surround it, making it a great base for exploring the winter landscape.

    If it is a clear day, experience Tromsø’s best view! On the outskirts of Tromsø (it is a very small town) a cable car runs from Solliveien in Tromsdalen up to the mountain ledge Storsteinen (421 m above sea level) in just four minutes. From the viewing platform at the upper station, you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Tromsø and the surrounding islands, mountains and fjords. At the fully licensed Fjellstua restaurant, you can enjoy a delicious dinner based on local produce or select light meals from the café menu, while you take pleasure in the view. In winter, it's an ideal place for hunting the magical Northern Lights.

    Accommodation
    Clarion Hotel The Edge

    Day 2 - Tromsø & Northern Lights

    After breakfast, explore Tromsø on a walking tour including a visit to the Polar Museum. In the evening join a guided Aurora Chase by minibus, led by an experienced local guide. This trip is in a small group, with a minibus (15-16 seats), which makes it a more personal experience. The guides use the weather forecast, current weather reports from the district around Tromsø, and their experience to bring you to the best spots to view the magic Northern Lights.

    Duration: 5 - 7 hours, inclusions: transport by comfortable minibus, knowledgable English speaking Northern Lights guide/driver, thermal suits, tripods and advice about camera settings and how to take Aurora photos, free access to link to download pictures (if) taken that night, local sweet snack and hot drink.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Clarion Hotel The Edge

    Day 3 - Transfer from Tromsø to Sommarøy

    With beaches reminiscent of the Riviera, fantastic coastal views and vibrant fishing villages, the islands of Sommarøy is a great getaway destination from Tromsø, a short transfer away.

    With its 300 inhabitants, Sommarøy is one of the busiest fishing villages in the county of Troms. The main produce here is herring, which is processed and packed in a state-of-the art processing plant where it is frozen for global export. This fishing community is thus an important contributor to the national economy, and the export value per capita is substantial.

    On arrival, check into your room and explore the village. Dinner is included tonight at this friendly hotel.

    Meals
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Sommarøy Arctic Hotel Tromsø - DC

    Day 4 - Guided local walk and exploration of this fishing village

    After breakfast, meander around the white beaches, exploring the many shallow coves on Sommarøy. The water temperature can't exactly be called inviting, so it is much more common to take long, pleasant walks along the beach, picking up shells and just taking in the scenery.

    Get to know this small fishing village with a guided tour through the community, visiting the local museum, the handicraft society and the art studio. Be sure to ask directions at the end of the tour for climbing the Hillesøya peak. Be on the look out for late autumn berries during your walk.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Sommarøy Arctic Hotel Tromsø - DC

    Day 5 - Lighthouses, boating, hiking and then an evening Northern Lights Hunt

    Today is free to enjoy optional activities, depending on what is available, bearing in mind that this is a quieter time of year in this region. Bikes can be hired or you can join a kayak tour. Just let us know what you are into! Be on the look-out for the magnificent Sea Eagles, above the cliffs to the south as you explore the area.

    In the evening, you will join a Northern Lights Hunt which includes transport, hot drinks and snacks plus a local guide. Open seas to the west, this region is famous for the Northern Lights images that have the lights reflecting on to the sea before speading across the sky. No high mountains are close, so nothing hides the experience, only the small mountains, Haaja, Kvaloy and Senja, framing the shots.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Sommarøy Arctic Hotel Tromsø - DC

    Day 6 - Transfer back to Tromsø

    After breakfast, transfer back to Tromsø.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    All prices listed are per person and based on Director's Choice hotel categories.

    Dates
    Valid From
    Valid To
    Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    1 Sep 2019
    31 Oct 2019
    1 Sep 2019
    31 Oct 2019
    EUR 1,584
    On request
    Standard
    1 Sep 2019
    31 Oct 2019
    1 Sep 2019
    31 Oct 2019
    EUR 606
    On request
    Extra for Single

    Important Information

    Read about the weather and the Northern Lights viewing in Autumn in Northern Norway.

    Late November on the coast of Arctic Norway may not have snow (traditionally the stormy season). Activities included will change according to what is available. Ask us for further details.

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