10 days
Duration
Europe
Destination
Level 2 - Introductory to Moderate
Activity

Northern lights small group tour

Northern lights small group tour. Experience the Northern Lights in the outermost regions of Norway – Saariselkä to Tromsø. This vacation will give you the best chances of hunting the Northern Lights both by sea and by land. Along the way you also have the opportunity to try a variety of winter activities: King Crab Safari, Husky dog sledding, snowmobiling and much more.

The timing of the tour enables it to contact with the Harbin Ice & Snow festival in China on your return journey.
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Please note that this is an indicative itinerary only

Tour Notes
  • We will receive thorough instructions on snowmobiling safety before our experience begins.
  • A valid driver’s licence is required.

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1
Visit Tromso, the capital of the Arctic.
2
Explore Oslo
3
Experience seven nights in the Arctic circle
4
Visit the Royal & Ancient Polar bear Society museum
5
Study the rock art in the UNESCO listed Alta Museum

Overview: This evening, we meet with the tour leader for a program orientation and enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel to be advised

Overview: Today, we enjoy a panoramic, half-day tour of Helsinki.

Accommodation: Hotel to be advised

Overview: Today, after breakfast, we transfer to the aiport to fly to Ivalo airport. From there, we transfer to Saariselkä where we enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel to be advised

Overview: Today is at leisure, and during the day you are able to choose from one of the many optional winter safaris on offer. In the evening, we enjoy a Northen Lights journey by sleigh ride (sledge pulled by snowmobile). We travel to the nearby fell district to see the beautiful fell scenery and, if lucky and the sky is clear, experience the extraordinary and bewitching Northern Lights.

Accommodation: Hotel to be advised

Overview: In the morning, after breakfast, we begin our journey to Karasjok. On the way, we stop at Inari and visit the Siida Sami Museum. The Sami are a people indigenous to the area, and the museum showcases their culture and history. We then continue north west, crossing the border into Norway, and shortly afterwards arrive in Karasjok, the Sami Capital. This town has strong ties to Sami culture, and is home to the Sami parliament, “Samediggi”.

Accommodation: Hotel to be advised

Overview: After an early breakfast, we depart the hotel and head to North Cape. Travelling through the North Cape tunnel, we reach the Magerøya Island on which the North Cape is situated. Subject to weather conditions, we visit the North Cape cliff itself. After dinner, we spend the night in Honningsvåg.

Accommodation: Hotel to be advised

Overview: Today, we head south and travel back alongthe Porsanger fjord bound for Alta, “The Northern Lights city of Norway”. In the afternoon, we visit the Alta Museum to see the expositions about the local history of northern lights. The remainder of the day is free.

Accommodation: Hotel to be advised

Overview: Today, drive along the Arctic fjords bound for Tromsø, former starting point of many North Pole expeditions. We enjoy free time before embarking on an evening Northern Lights safari, where a light dinner will be included.

Accommodation: Hotel to be advised

Overview: Today we enjoy a day at leisure in Tromsø, where we have the opportunity to take an optional snowmobile safari, husky safari or many more exciting excursions. We come together in the evening for a farewell dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel to be advised

Overview: After breakfast at the hotel, we say our farewells and the program draws to a close.

What’s included in our Tour

  • 9 nights accommodation
  • 9 breakfasts, 6 dinners
  • Flight from Helsinki to Saariselkä

What’s not included in our Tour

  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Flights.
  • Meals not specified in itinerary.
Northern lights small group tour

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