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Northern Lights Tour

Thursday 15 December 2016

(December 2016 to February 2017)
Join an Arctic adventure which travels to remote regions along the dramatic coastline and to the most northerly part of Norway. Although our journey will be at the same latitude as Siberia and Alaska, the influence of the Gulf Stream creates the longest ice–free polar coast. The entire duration of this tour is spent above the Arctic Circle, increasing your chances of seeing the Aurora Borealis. During your stay it is possible to choose several fantastic activities. Visit the Russian border, try the Husky Safary, enjoy a taste of Sami life or join the enormously popular Northern Lights Safari.


Itinerary

  • Day 01
    15 December 2016
  • Day 02
    16 December 2016
  • Day 03
    17 December 2016
  • Day 04
    18 December 2016
  • Day 05
    19 December 2016
  • Day 06
    20 December 2016
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Day 01

Thursday 15 December 2016

Arrival in Tromsø 
Arrival at Tromsø Airport, upon arrival at the airport individual transfer (not included) to Tromsø centre, the beautiful arctic city, by Flybussen (Airport Shuttle) or with Tromsø Taxi.
Check in at the Clarion Hotel The Edge this day is at your own leisure to explore Tromsø. Sights of interest include the Polar Museum, Northern Light Planetarium and Tromsø Museum. The arctic city of Tromsø is the world’s most northern university town and the largest city in the Nordic countries north of the Arctic Circle. The city lies between the sharp craggy peaks of the Lyngen Alps, and combines wild scenery with urban life. Due to the city’s location right in the middle of the planet’s Northern Light’s belt, Tromsø offers the world’s best chances of spotting the Northern Lights.
Overnight at Clarion Hotel The Edge or similar.

Day 02

Friday 16 December 2016

Snowmobile adventure under the Northern Lights 
Breakfast at the hotel and morning at your leisure to discover the Arctic’s Capital including the visit of the Polaria museum. This museum is just five minutes walk from the centre of Tromsø and you will discover more about the Arctic nature. In the afternoon departure for your excursion, which includes fun and adventure on a snowmobile! The snowmobile safari winter adventure goes through the valley of Finn, to the lake of Tamok, a distance of 15 km one way. You will be driving in pairs, one driver and one passenger on each snowmobile, with opportunity to switch places half way. A thorough safety introduction will take place ahead of starting up. Due to the dramatic topography reduced speed is held during parts of the tour. On flat land and frozen lakes you can speed up. A hot meal will be served during the adventure.
Overnight at Clarion Hotel The Edge or similar.

Day 03

Saturday 17 December 2016

Tromsø & departure with Hurtigruten 
Breakfast at the hotel, day at your leisure for a new safari maybe with huskies or sightseeing tour of the Arctic capital before check in for your next adventure – on board Hurtigruten. Enjoy a beautiful north cruise along the spectacular Norwegian coastline. As the journey to Kirkenes hugs the coastline you visit remote settlements which rely on the Hurtigruten ships to maintain contact with the rest of Norway. Departure from Tromsø at 18:30.
Overnight and dinner on board Hurtigruten in unspecified outside cabin.

Day 04

Sunday 18 December 2016

To the North Cape 
05:15 – arrival in Hammerfest. Hammerfest was the first town in Norway to have electric street lighting. As early as 1891, residents could enjoy fully lit streets during the winter darkness.
After a short stop your journey continues in a Northern direction to Honningsvåg. Breakfast on board Hurtigruten. At 11:45 arrival in Honningsvåg – from here you will join an excursion to mainland Europe’s most northerly point, North Cape. This is a wild and windswept headland where the cliffs rise dramatically 300 metres from the sea, and we gaze out with nothing but water between you and the frozen wastes surrounding the North Pole. Sailing on, you bear east, and eventually reach the sheltered harbour of Kirkenes, a mere 10km from the Russian border.
Overnight and dinner onboard Hurtigruten in unspecified outside cabin.

Day 05

Monday 19 December 2016

Arrival in Kirkenes, king crab safari & snow hotel 
Breakfast on board Hurtigruten. While you sleep the ship continues sailing east along the Varanger peninsula, past Båtsfjord and Vardø. At breakfast time, you will pass by Vadsø, the administrative centre of Finnmark. It was from here that the Arctic explorers Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth began their flights over the North Pole in the airship “Norge”. At 09:45 you will arrive in Kirkenes. This is the turning point for the Hurtigruten voyage, and this fascinating little town allows a tantalising glimpse into life in this remote region of Norway.
At 13:00 you are met by a fisherman, you will be provided with warm clothes, boots and mittens before you set out to be a fisherman of king crabs for the day. The big catch, the king crab will be served as lunch at a home of one of the fishermen. The duration of the tour is four hours. After the tour you will be met and transferred to the Kirkenes snow hotel.
Overnight and dinner at Kirkenes Snow Hotel.

Day 06

Tuesday 20 December 2016

Departure from Kirkenes 
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer by minibus back to town. Rest of your day at leisure and departure from Kirkenes according to your own itinerary (airport transfer not included).

Services included: 
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with shower/WC in Tromsø
  • 2 nights on board Hurtigruten in 2-berth unspecified outside cabin
  • 1 night in the snow hotel
  • 5 x breakfast buffets
  • 3 x dinners (2 x Hurtigruten and 1 x Snow Hotel)
  • Snowmobile excursion (with 2 persons per snowmobile) including simple dinner
  • Excursion to the North Cape
  • King crab safari with lunch

 

Per person in double/twin room/cabin: EUR 1860 + Service tax @4.5% 

Single room/cabin supplement: EUR 560 + Service tax @4.5%
Supplements: 
Per person to drive your own snowmobile (day 2): EUR 100,-
Notes: 
  • In case of cancellation from 60 days prior to departure 100% cancellation fees will apply for Hurtigruten services.
  • All services/activities are subject to weather conditions.
  • A valid driver’s license is required for driving snowmobiles.
  • The price is based on accommodation in tourism class hotels (3-4 stars). If any of the hotels are fully booked we reserve the right to find alternatives of equal standard.
  • The first week of validity is on request, depending on the opening date of the snow hotel.
  • Prices for departures over Christmas/New Year are on request. Some services might not be available during those days or have special rates
  • Price subject to change due to flexible prices on the Hurtigruten
  • We suggest that you add a day before & after the tour in Oslo. Price extra for the same
  • Airfare, visa, insurance are additional costs.
  • Service tax will be applicable on the total billing @ 4.5%
  • Exchange rate as applicable on date of transaction

 

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