Norway: Northern Lights Tromso City Break
Opt for our Tromso Northern Lights break and combine natural wonders and cosmopolitan city life
What Makes Me Mighty Fine
- Memorable, great value, half board, short break in the Arctic city of Tromso, featuring a thrilling, six hour Northern Lights chase
- Revel in the expertise of your Aurora guides who will take you to the best spotting locations and help you to photograph the Northern Lights, should they appear
- Design your own break, selecting from a wide range of optional activities
- Relax in a quality, harbour-front hotel, close to shops and restaurants
- Enjoy the convenience of direct flights direct from Gatwick to Tromso
Known as the Arctic Capital, Tromso is a charming city, boasting a plethora of attractions. The streets here are alive with activity and the surrounding countryside is simply beautiful.
This area also enjoys some of the highest levels of auroral activity on earth due to its northerly location and dark skies. To make the most of this fantastic destination, on the second evening of your Tromso Northern Lights break, you will set out on a six hour, expert-led, Northern Lights Chase, taking you to optimal viewing points and giving you the best possible chance of witnessing - and photographing - an unforgettable Aurora display.
Daytimes, on this break, are all about optional activities and enjoying time in the bustling centre. Tromso is a compact city and most places of interest are within 20 minutes walk of each other. What's more, as our range of activities offer something for everyone, we can tailor your holiday to suit your exact requirements. Take a look at the fabulous excursions on offer and start planning your exclusive trip to see Tromso and the Northern Lights.
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Day 1 - Your Tromso Northern Lights Trip Begins
Begin your Tromso Northern Lights trip, travelling on a direct flight from London Gatwick. Once in Tromso you will take the Flybus to your three star, harbour front hotel. Upon arrival, unpack, ready to begin your Nordic adventure. Depending on your time of arrival, you may want to start with a walk around the city to get your bearings and familiarise yourself with Tromso’s history and culture.
Day 2 - Full on Northern Lights Chase
With daytime hours free to sample the optional (chargeable) excursions detailed on day three, today's highlight on your Tromso Northern Lights trip is a magnificent six hour Northern Lights Chase.
This excursion is thoroughly planned over the 48 hours leading up to your adventure. The organisers do all the research and leg work to ensure they take you to the optimum spots to view the Aurora. Travelling to remote locations, with pitch black skies, lit only by the brightest of shooting stars, you will be accompanied by professional photographers who will capture the Aurora and even photograph you against the backdrop of the Northern Lights. They will also help you to set up your camera and get the best shots of the magnificent Aurora. All of this comes with the added attraction of hot chocolate and cookies - who could ask for more?Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Optional Activities
The advantage of this Tromso Northern Lights break is that you have a choice of which activities or excursions you wish to indulge in and when. For the more dynamic explorer there is a variety of exhilarating pursuits ranging from horse riding to husky sledding. However, if you want to experience Tromso at a more leisurely pace, you can sail along the breathtaking coast on a local ferry. Take a look at this small selection of the optional excursions available on our Tromso Northern Lights break.
Ultimate Northern Lights Chase
The Tromso Friluftsenter is a coastal farm located on the northern part of Kvaløya which is also known as Whale Island. The dark skies and uninterrupted views make this an ideal setting to see the Northern Lights in Tromso. If the weather is favourable, we will stay here to wait for the Northern Lights to appear, however, if the weather is changeable, we will drive around to track down the phenomena.
Lyngen Snowmobile Safari
This outstanding snowmobile safari follows a variety of trails in the foothills of the Lyngen Alps. You will be astounded by the breathtaking views of the fjords and the snowy landscape here. Hopefully you will get the chance to witness the Northern Lights in Tromso. (Please note: Snowmobile drivers must have a full and valid driving licence)
Dog Sledding Adventure with a Traditional Lunch
This is a great opportunity to experience the exquisite Scandinavian landscapes on a husky sled and go in search of the Northern Lights in Tromso. A staggering 240 friendly husky dogs will welcome you on this exciting adventure before you ride along snowy tracks where you will see amazing views of fjords and ice-capped mountains. This trip is suitable for all ages and, you can even drive the dogs yourself. A traditional hot meal is included in the trip to warm you up after your Arctic journey.
The Cable Car
Take a ride on the cable car to Mount Storsteinen or Big Rock Mountain. This iconic Norwegian cable car allows you to take in amazing, panoramic views and enjoy great photographic opportunities. The heated lounge is open daily and the café, open at weekends, serves delicious hot chocolate and waffles to complete your trip. What better way to look for the Northern Lights in Tromso?
Venture out in search of the mighty Humpback and Orca Whales that frequent the waters around Tromsø. Between late November and early January these magnificent species migrate to the cooler waters of the Arctic. Get up close to these astonishing giants of the deep and enjoy sensational photography opportunities as you embark on the ultimate wildlife spotting expedition.Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - Tromso Northern Lights Break: Departure
This morning there's time to take your final photographs and pick up a few souvenirs before you leave this amazing city this afternoon, at the end of your Tromso Northern Lights break. Were you lucky enough to see - and photograph - the Aurora? What was your favourite holiday memory? One thing is for sure, once seen, Tromso is never forgotten!Meals included:Breakfast
- Return flights from London Gatwick (details of regional departures on request)
- Return Flybus Transfers
- Three nights' accommodation in a standard room at a central hotel in Tromsø
- The following activities and excursions, as per the itinerary:
- Full on Northern Lights chase
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Optional excursions (these can be arranged for you at a supplement)
- Travel Insurance (this can, however, be arranged for you. Simply speak to our travel team for a competitive quote for comprehensive cover)
- Prices are per person, based on two adults sharing
- New Year departure on 30/20/2017 is five days / four nights in duration and will not include direct flights
|01/11/2017||31/03/2018||Upgrade to the Scandic Ishavshotel from||£102|
|01/11/2017||31/03/2018||Daytime Husky Sledding from||£185|
|01/11/2017||31/03/2018||Daytime Snowmobile Safari from||£185|
|01/11/2017||31/03/2018||Northern Lights Husky Sledding from||£185|
|01/11/2017||31/03/2018||Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari from||£185|
|01/11/2017||31/03/2018||Northern Lights Visit with Chasing from||£115|
|01/11/2017||31/03/2018||Tromsø City Walk (per hour) from||£65|
|01/11/2017||31/03/2018||Private Northern Lights Chase from||£446|
|01/11/2017||26/01/2018||Whale Watching Safari (large boat) from||£134|
|01/11/2017||26/01/2018||Whale Watching Safari (RIB boat) from||£123|
|01/11/2017||31/03/2018||Reindeer Sledding and Sámi Culture from||£173|
|01/11/2017||31/03/2018||Northern Lights and Reindeer Sledding from||£185|
|01/11/2017||31/03/2018||Daytime Dog Sledding from||£202|
|01/11/2017||31/03/2018||Evening Dog Sledding from||£202|
|01/11/2017||31/03/2018||Aurora Husky Visit from||£104|
|01/11/2017||31/03/2018||Snowshoe Trips from||£108|
|01/11/2017||31/03/2018||The Cable Car from||£21|
- Although this itinerary departs Fridays, other departure days are available but may not offer direct flights
- For an additional charge you can upgrade your accommodation to the Scandic Ishavshotel which boasts great views