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Northern Lights

Saturday 13 January 2018

Northern Lights: Aurora Borealis is a phenomenon visible during the dark days of the polar regions when the electrically charged particles collide while entering earths atmosphere with gaseous particles. Colors of these lights are due to the variation of the gaseous particles.

This tour takes you to the places which offer the best probability to witness the Northern Lights along with stay in Ice Hotel!


Flight schedule

Day/DateFlight NoFromAtToAt
13 Jan 2018SaturdayKL 3814Mumbai0250AmsterdamNetherland0755
13 Jan 2018SaturdayKL 1143AmsterdamNetherland1005Oslo1155
14 Jan 2018SundaySK 4416Oslo1130Tromsø1320
17 Jan 2018WednesdaySK 4473Kirkenes1130Oslo1340
20 Jan 2018SaturdayAF 1275Oslo0610Paris France0845
20 Jan 2018SaturdayAF 218Paris France1040Mumbai2355 

Itinerary

Day 01

Saturday 13 January 2018

Take flight from Mumbai to Oslo. On arrival, transfer to Oslo city center by public transport, on your own. Rest of the day at leisure on your own. Stay on bed and breakfast basis.

Day 02

Sunday 14 January 2018

Transfer to airport on your own for flight to Tromso. On arrival at Tromsø Airport, transfer to Tromsø centre, the beautiful arctic city, by Flybussen (Airport Shuttle). 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 Collection Aurora or similar (2 nights).

Day 03

Monday 15 January 2018

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.

(B)

 

Day 04

Tuesday 16 January 2018

After breakfast departure with Hurtigruten cruise. Day at your leisure (we can suggest you add-on tours which can be booked for the day) 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 (2 nights).

(B,D)

Day 05

Wednesday 17 January 2018

To the North Cape, at 05:15 am – 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.

(B,D)

Day 06

Thursday 18 January 2018

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 (if you want we can book warm Gamme cabins at extra cost). Overnight and dinner at Kirkenes Snow Hotel.

(B,D)

Day 07

Friday 19 January 2018

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 flight. Stay Oslo airport hotel.

(B)

Day 08

Saturday 20 January 2018

Take flight Oslo AF 1275 leaving at 0610 reaching Mumbai at 2355 via Paris.

 

Inclusions

  • 2 night’s 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
  • Airfare as per current schedule and prevailing fare
  • Currently applicable visa fee (personal appearance is required)
  • Insurance premium up to Rs 1000 per person
  • Oslo 2 night stay on bed and breakfast basis

 

 

Notes:

  • For Hurtigruten cruise: In case of cancellation 40 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
  • No service is booked or blocked. Rates prevailing at time of actual confirmation will be applicable.
  • Taxes subject to prevailing rate at time of payment
  • Exchange rate as prevailing on date of transaction

 

 

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