6 days - The arctic experience

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Tromsø - Narvik - Svolvær – Tromsø

 

This program offers many opportunities to discover the beauty of winter in Northern Norway. A program with unique activities, created solely to offer you an unforgettable experience!

 

Guaranteed Departures 2019

December 14th

January 25th

February 22nd

March 8th

 

Day 1 - ARRIVAL TO TROMSØ

 

Welcome to Tromsø! Located at 69 degrees north - Tromsø is 320 km above the Arctic Circle. Visitors are amazed when they discover that this city has hotels with international standard, lively cafes, world class seafood restaurants, an active cultural life, an exciting nightlife, museums and captivating art galleries.

 

Transfer to a hotel on your own (possibility to book transfers).

 

Rest of the day at leisure.

 

Please remember to book optional activities with your tourleader upon arrival.

 

Day 2 - TROMSØ – NARVIK

 

 

 

 

Breakfast in the hotel.

 

Explore Tromsø region and discover the different immaculate landscapes and sometimes you will find yourself flowing between walls of snow!

 

You will visit today the northernmost zoo in the world, where you can meet the big predators of the Arctic: the lynx, wolf and wolverine ; but also more docile animals like elk, reindeer, musk ox, arctic fox.

 

Note : we can not guarantee all the animals above will come out to play, but if you are lucky you will see them ALL!

 

Continue to Narvik, the famous port city. Narvik is also known for its strategic location during the Second World War.

 

Overnight at the hotel Scandic Narvik or similar

 

 

Day 3 -NARVIK - SVOLVÆR

 

Breakfast in the hotel.

 

Drive towards Sortland for a SAMI experience at a typical reindeer farm. You will have an opportunity to meet these majestic docile animals and meet with a reindeer herder. After lunch you will drive towards Svolvær through majestic landscapes and if the weather is right there will be plenty of photo opportunities along the road.

 

 

 

Day 4 - SVOLVÆR – SORTLAND – COASTAL VOYAGE

 

Breakfast in the hotel.

Today you have free time to participate in some winter fun activities. Scroll further down for options and rates.

In the evening you will head out on a northern light chase with you guide who will do their best to bring you to the perfect location to witness this fantastic phenomenon.

Note: This is a natural occurrence that we are unable to predict – our guides are trained to investigate and search out best location for viewing – which may include long drives out of the city/town, to find location with minimum light pollution. Even then we cannot guarantee this phenomenon.

 

Day 5 - TROMSØ

 

Breakfast and afternoon departure torwards Harstad to catch fastboat to Tromsø.

 

Departure from Harstad at 16:15 arriving 19:15 in Tromsø.

 

Short walk to your hotel.

 

You have an option to participate on another Northern Light excursion if you weren’t lucky the previous night.

 

Overnight in the Thon Hotel Tromsø or similar

 

 

Day 6 - Farewell

Breakfast at the hotel

Enjoy your last moments in Tromsø

Transfer on your own to the airport (possibility to book a transfer)

 

End of our services

See you again soon in Scandinavia, Iceland & The Baltics

 

 

Net prices for the winter season 2018/19

 

Per person in Double/Twin 940 € per person

 

Single Supplement: 370 € per person

 

 

 

Our price includes:

 

6 nights in double/twin including breakfast in hotels mentioned above or similar

Entrance to Polar park

Visit Reindeer farm day 3

Lunch day 3 after the reindeer visit

Northern Light Hunting with tour leader day 4

Coach transfer starting from Tromsø day 2 ending in Harstad day 5

Fast boat from Harstad to Tromsø (approx.. 3 hours)

English speaking Escort starting day 2 to day 6

 

 

 

Our price does not include:

 

Flights

Drinks

Tips

Personal Expenses

Luggage Handling

Lunch and Dinners not mentioned above

Transfer Airport to Hotel (arrival – min 2 pax) 55 € per person

Transfer Hotel to Airport (departure – min 2 pax) 55 € per person

Option for Pre/post-night in Gardermoen including return flight: Oslo-Tromsø-Oslo

 

Price per person in double room 415 € per person

 

Single supplement 90 €

 

Arrival & Return Airport Shuttle ticket from Gardermoen Airport to Airport hotel

 

40 € per person

 

 

 

 

 

We recommend that all optional activities are booked along with the accommodation booking as we cannot guaranteed availability of space on the tours once clients arrive to destination.

 

 

 

OPTIONS SVOLVÆR

 

 

 

SNOWSHOE HIKING: (10:00-13:00) Price: 130 € per person

 

Snowshoe hike with our local guide from Lofoten Aktiv in Lofoten`s splendid nature. Our modern aluminum snowshoes with good bindings and lighweight and easy to adjust walking poles, will give you a whole new world to roam in.

 

Our guide will pick you up from the Svinøya Rorbuer reception and bring you back safely after the hike.

 

Starting time: 10:00 am

 

Duration: 3 hours

 

Minimum: 2 persons, Maximum: 15 persons.

 

Period: December - April, every day if the conditions permit it.

 

Advise: Use a good hiking boot, Warm clothes. Bring a small backpack with snacks and drinks if you have, extra clothes

 

 

 

SEA KAYAKING:(10:00-14:00) Price: 160 € per person

 

Explore a quiet and peaceful venues in our beautiful seascape.
Our guides focus on the cultural and natural history of the area we live in, and conservation is embedded in everything we do. If required, provide guides your basic tips on paddling technique.

 

Our sea kayak guide from Lofoten Aktiv will pick you up from the reception by car, and take you to the starting point, and bring you back safely after the trip. 

 

Single or double stable and seaworthy kayaks are used.

 

Starting time: 10:00 am
Pick-up from our reception Svinøya Rorbuer

 

Every day if the weather conditions permit it. Except 23.-26.12.18

 

 

 

SEA EAGLE RIB SAFARI: (11:30-13:30) Price: 100 € per person

 

Experience the Trollfjord, Sea eagles, Spectacular nature spots, White sand beaches, Skjoldvær, Oddvær and Haversand

 

Starting time: 11:30 am, Duration: 1,5 – 2 hours

 

Departures from Lofoten Explorer`s office near the main square of Svolvær. Meet 30 minutes before departure.

 

These trips are suitable for most people. The boats are of very high standard and are 36 feet (11 metres) in length.

 

 

 

NORTHERN LIGHTS BY HORSE: (21:00-01:00(+1)) Price: 199 € per person

 

Ride along sandy beaches, past ancient remnants from the Viking age, on ridgets with beautiful views. We also ride by stockfish racks. Hopefully we will be lucky enough to see the northern lights.

 

We adjust the horses and the pace to the riders’ experience.

 

Period: September - April. Every day if the conditions permit it

 

Included horseback riding with instructor/guide, headlight, warm drink.

 

Minimum: 2 riders, Maximum: 16 riders.

 

Tour starts: 21:00 (transfer from Svolvær), Duration: 4 hours (incl. transfer to/from Svolvær)

 

 

 

OPTIONS TROMSØ

 

 

 

FISHING 3H Price: 199 € per person

 

In the company of the experienced Norwegian crew, you join in a small group on the fishing excursion. You will try to catch cod, but you will also be able to catch catfish, saithe, haddock and halibut ... During the crossing at sea, it is often possible to see small porpoises and sea eagles. The excursion ends with a meal consisting of catch of the day! The excursion includes fishing equipment, bait and light lunch.

 

 

 

AURORA DINNER CRUISE 3H Price: 199 € per person

 

Seeing the aurora from the sea is a special sight: light pollution disappears in the dark sea, and in winter the chances of seeing the aurora rise to 80%. You will see them with the naked eye and can also take pictures with the help of the crew. A home-made fresh fish dinner will be served with a dessert and coffee / tea during the cruise.

 

 

 

WHALE & ORC SAFARI 3-6h Price: 180 € per person

 

From the end of October to the end of January. You board a boat to meet the whales. You will explore fjords of breathtaking beauty and will certainly have the chance to see humpback whales, orcas, but also fin whales or porpoises! Also watch out for eagles or seabirds that may pass over you.

 

 

 

ZODIAC WHALE & ORC SAFARI 3-6H Price: 199 € per person

 

From the end of October to the end of January. You embark aboard a zodiac to go to meet the whales. In a small committee and at the edge of the water, the experience is all the more impressive. You will explore fjords of breathtaking beauty and will certainly have the chance to see humpback whales, orcas, but also fin whales or porpoises! Also watch out for eagles or seabirds that may pass over you

 

 

 

EXPERIENCE SAMI AND REINDEERS 4H Price: 210 € per person

 

The reindeer sleigh is the oldest form of transportation in the north and an inherent part of the Sami culture. You will be in pairs by sled, with a sled for each reindeer. People of all ages can participate in this very easy-to-access adventure. This cultural experience will also teach you the lasso throwing, which is always for the Sami how to catch their reindeer to collect before marking or slaughter. In addition, you will learn about Sami culture and history, and discover the joyous ancestral song of Sami. To conclude this excursion, we will serve you a hot meal.

 

 

 

EXPERIENCE SAMI AND REINDEERS UNDER THE NIGHT SKY

 

(includes overnight) Price: 395 € per person

 

The above excursion is done in the evening, as night has fallen. After the sleigh excursion and the traditional dinner, you sit under a large heated lavvu (Sami tent) for a night sleeping bag. The northern lights are at your fingertips and, far from the lights of the city, you have every chance to see them! The next morning, breakfast before returning to Tromsø.

 

 

HUSKY SAFARI 4H Price: 250 € per person

 

Enjoy the Arctic coastal nature with breathtaking views of Tromsø! You will ride in beautiful settingssurrounded by white mountains and long fjords. After about an hour of sled, we return to the farm where you can meet the puppies and maybe make some new four-legged friends. You will enjoy a typical sami dish (the bidos) with coffee and cake for dessert in a sami tent (lavvo). Possibility to drive your own sled on request.

 

 

 

HUSKY SAFARI UNDER THE NIGHT SKY (includes overnight) Price: 370 € per person

 

You will start with a traditional dinner, as you sit under a large heated lavvu (Sami tent) then a night in a sleeping bag. The northern lights are at your fingertips and, far from the lights of the city, you have every chance to see them! The next morning, breakfast, husky safari and lunch before returning to Tromsø.

 

 

 

HUSKY SAFARI 6H Price: 455 € per person

 

This excursion is for adventurers: a full day Husky Safari. You spend more than 4 hours driving your husky sled in the area. A typical lunch is planned en route before resuming your beautiful exploration, in the company of dogs.

 

 

 

DISCOVER TROMSØ AND ITS REGION 5H Price: 132 € per person

 

During this very small group tour, explore the fjords, villages, rivers and ice waterfalls in this special light of northern Norway. Your local guide will also tell you many anecdotes to have a vision both grandiose and intimate of this beautiful region. A picnic will be served en route.

 

 

 

SNOWMOBILE SAFARI 6-7H Price: 270 € per person

 

After a transfer outside the city (about 1,5 hours), you are at the doors of the Lyngenalps. The track covers a distance of 30 km in total, with a difference of 625m. You have a snowmobile for 2 people: a driver and a passenger for each snowmobile, with the possibility of changing places during the trip.

 

The highest point of the course is a frozen lake, where you can accelerate. If weather allow permits, you can try the white fishing on the lake. At the end of the trip, we will serve you a hot meal in a lavvu (sami tent).

 

 

 

THE HUNT FOR THE AURORA BOREALIS (by bus) 6-7H Price: 152 € per person

 

Each bus has a professional driver and a licensed professional guide on board. This team has a specific mission: to take you where the chances of admiring this show will be optimal. In order to succeed, the guides rely on satellites that observe the evolution of the phenomenon and choose the place of observation based on these data. This tour includes hot chocolate, cookies and taking pictures of aurora (weather permitting) then sending photos in electronic format.

 

 

 

MORNING SPA & BRUNCH 2H Price: 120 € per person

 

You have an appointment in the port of Tromsø for a spa session on a boat! Enjoy the sauna, steam room and hot salt bath on the deck of the boat. You can cool off directly in the sea or enjoy the Zen lounge. After this Spa treatment, enjoy a delicious brunch on board before leaving the deck.

 

 

 

MORNING SPA & LUNCH 3H Price: 270 € per person

 

You have an appointment in the port of Tromsø for a spa session on a boat! Enjoy the sauna, steam room and hot salt bath on the deck of the boat. Meanwhile, the boat moves away from the center of Tromsø to make you discover the surroundings. You can cool off directly in the sea or enjoy the Zen lounge.

 

After this Spa treatment, enjoy a delicious lunch on board before returning to town

 


 

 

 

 

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