Northern Norway winter expedition in 5 days

Hunting the Northern Lights. Image from: www.visitnorway.com

Day 1

Upon arrival to Tromso you will be met by private driver, transfer to Clarion Hotel Bryggen in the center of Tromso with a view to the harbor.

Dinner in one of the local restaurants.

Day 2

Pick up by private guide from your hotel and transfer to the snowmobile camp for a private tour.

You will do a snowmobile safari through the valley of Finn, and through the lake of Tamok. A distance of 15 km one way. You get a thorough instruction before starting up. Due to the dramatic topography a reduced speed is held during parts of the tour, but on flat land and frozen lakes you can speed up. A hot meal will be served during the excursion.

In the afternoon – return to Tromso.

Overnight at Clarion Hotel Bryggen.

Day 3

In the morning your private guide will pick you up for a private sightseeing tour in Tromso.

We start the tour visiting the Polaria environmental center and aquarium to watch the film from Svalbard and wander around in the aquarium to take a look at the seals.

We continue past the world’s northernmost brewery “The Mack Brewery” into the city. We will hear about Amundsen, Tromso city history and all the fascinating architecture in Tromso. On our way to the Polar Museum we drive past the Catholic church and the square with the monument of all fishermen lost at sea.

Lunch in one of the local restaurants.

After lunch – departure for Saami adventure – we drive to the wilderness, to an uninhabited area. Here we welcome you to our wilderness camp that is the starting end ending point for excursions out in the wilderness. The camp consists of a rough timber cabin, several big lavvos (Sami tents), a sauna, hot tub, and wardrobe and toilet facilities.

The afternoon and night you will stay in the wilderness. The adventure starts with a Sami experience. Reindeer sledding is the oldest form of transport in the north, and an ancient part of Sami culture. You will have a private trip in a reindeer sledge. Then the adventure includes trying out lasso throwing, visiting a Sami family lavvo, and learning about Sami culture and history with an introduction to traditional Sami handicraft.

Dinner will be served in the camp. Enjoy the open fire in the tent, a hot meal and coffee or tea. In the period of November-March, you have the opportunity to experience the Northern lights. If there is no Aurora to find in the sky, we have other experiences ready. You will learn how to use snowshoes and venture into the white landscape.
The night you spend sleeping by the open fire in the Sami tent.

 

Day 4

Breakfast at the camp.

After breakfast you will go to a husky farm and meet a bunch of barking huskies that are hungry for action (but still friendly as lambs). The dog sledding excursion starts with learning how to train and groom dogs. You will get detailed instructions in how to be a musher – how to drive a dog sledding team. Then you drive the dog sled into the white landscapes, through the valley of Vass. A total distance of 16 km. The area is wild and totally uninhabited, and the speed of the dogs will impress you. Hot lunch served after the tour.

After lunch – transfer back to Tromso, where the SPA-boat experience awaits you.
You will go for the arctic cruise in the area around Tromsø, watching the northern light from the hot tub in the wintertime. You will be able to choose where the trip should go. Our Captain will help you with what locations you have as an option for the time available, and what the weather conditions allow.

Meanwhile you will enjoy all the facilities onboard – wood-fire sauna with panoramic view, hammam, salt-water hot tub, relaxing in the lounge and having a romantic dinner with exclusive and intimate atmosphere, superb seafood prepared by exciting young chefs with international experience.

Return to Tromso, overnight at Clarion Hotel Bryggen.

 

Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning at own disposal. Transfer to the airport, Departure to home destination via Oslo.

Highlights of the tour:

Overnight in Saami laavu tent.

Spend the night in a traditional Sami tent in the wilderness camp. This is an arctic experience in it self. Our skilled guides accompany you, making sure you are safe and comfortable all the time. Sauna, breakfast and dinner are included. The camp consists of Sami tents and a timber cabin, a sauna and a hot tub. There are toilet facilities in the camp, separate for men and women. In the period from September to April you will have a great chance to see the Northern Lights from the camp. Take this opportunity to spend the night in a wilderness camp far away from the stress of city life, and with the Aurora dancing across the sky…

Cruise by SPA boat.