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    6 days - Northern Norway Wildlife Safari, Northern Lights and deep sea fishing

    Never heard of Northern Norway's Senja region? Picture steep, majestic mountains diving straight into the sea, and pearly white beaches of crushed sea shells lining the islands in the clear turquoise waters. Nestled on one of these tiny islands, is the lovely Hamn i Senja, a small hotel looking out over a secluded bay. Private, quiet and picturesque!

    Winter is a magical time at Hamn i Senja. During your stay, become accustomed to the beautiful Arctic moods, snow covered mountains and the aurora borealis dancing across the sky.

    During your wildlife safari, you can also get close views of seals, majestic sea eagles and sea birds. Though the views are almost Caribbean-esque, the temperature will likely remind you that you're actually North of the Polar circle.

    Day 1
    Welcome to Tromsø, the capital of Arctic
    Day 2
    Day in Tromsø to explore the town and its surroundings
    Day 3
    Express boat to Finnsnes and transferring to Hamn in Senja
    Day 4
    Wildlife Safari - incredible chances to see sea eagles, seals and other birdlife
    Day 5
    Northern Lights snowshoe walk
    Day 6
    Departure day
    Start Place
    Tromsø, Norway
    End Place
    Finnsnes, Norway
    Country Visited
    Norway
    Duration
    6 Days
    Suitability
    Easy independent holiday suitable for singles, couples & families
    Code
    SWA001

    Details

    Transportation

    Private transfers, express boat and tourist boat.

    Included
    • Accommodation 5 nights
    • Daily breakfast and 3 dinners
    • Return transfer from Tromsø - Hamn in Senja, express boat and taxi/minubus
    • Fjordsightseeing and wildlife safari
    • Northern Lights Snowshoe safari
    • 24-hour emergency service
    • Taxes and service fees
    Not Included

    International flights, lunches and dinners not detailed in the program and items of personal nature. Optional tours you might like to add include deep-sea fishing, Arctic ocean bathing, ski touring and the outdoor hot tub by the sea. These activities have a minimum number and are dependent on weather conditions.

    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. Tromsø is often called "Paris of the North" and "City of Lights", and it is rare to have such a lively town located so far past the Arctic Circle. Mountains, fjords and islands surround it, making it a great base for exploring the winter landscape.

    Accommodation
    Clarion Hotel The Edge.

    Day 2 - Day in Tromsø to explore the town and its surroundings

    This day is free for exploring Tromsø or trying many of the winter activities available in its vicinity. Ask us for information about guided walking tours including a visit to the Polar Museum, dog sledding through the beautiful winter landscape, guided northern light tours and other possible activities.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Clarion Hotel The Edge.
    Restaurants
    Skarven

    Day 3 - Express boat to Finnsnes and transferring to Hamn in Senja

    Take the express boat (approx. 1h 20min) from Tromsø to Finnsnes, from where you will have a transfer to Hamn in Senja, an idyllic holiday and activity hotel spectacularly set between fjords and mountains on the west coast of Senja, Norway's 2nd largest island.

    Senja is the perfect place to view the northern lights with minimum amount of light pollution, and the mountains and fjord serve as a stunning backdrop for the Aurora, just outside your doorstep.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Hamn i Senja.

    Day 4 - Wildlife Safari - incredible chances to see sea eagles, seals and other birdlife

    Prepare for an exciting day, as you take off to the sea to explore the arctic waters. Dress warmly in the provided windproof overgear, hot drink in hand and be on the look out for possible encounters with bigger marine animals such as seals, harbour porpoise and pilot whales which have been spotted in these waters. Look skyward for majestic sea eagles and other birdlife.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Hamn i Senja

    Day 5 - Northern Lights snowshoe walk

    A free day to take in the magnificent views surrounding Senja. Try arctic bathing in a survival suit, try your hand at winter fishing, summit to sea off piste ski touring or just relax in the resort, ask us for more information on the optional activities as some of these options need to be organised before you arrive.

    In the evening, you will be escorted on a 3-hour Northern Lights snowshoeing tour. Walk with a guide in areas with no light pollution. Hear the sound of silence, feel the darkness and fingers crossed, be amazed by the dancing Aurora. This tour includes snowshoes & poles, hot drinks and evening snacks.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Hamn i Senja

    Day 6 - Departure day

    After breakfast, transfer back to Finnsnes, from where you have the option to take the express boat back to Tromsø, or the Hurtigruten ferry further north.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    Prices listed are per person.

    Dates
    Valid From
    Valid To
    Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    14 Dec 2018
    1 Feb 2019
    14 Dec 2018
    1 Feb 2019
    EUR 1,342
    On request
    Standard

    Important Information

    Whales no longer visit Senja on a regular basis. They have moved further up the coast.

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