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Vesteralen Aurora & Whales

4 Day Tour, from £1325 per person

Just north of the Arctic Circle, Northern Norway’s westerly archipelago of Vesteralen reaches out into the Atlantic Ocean in a string of islets and skerries characterised by craggy mountains, colourful fishing villages and dramatic fjords. Discover it’s northernmost island Andoya, whale watching capital, where the proximity of the continental shelf brings hungry humpbacks into the freezing waters, and the northern lights dance on clear winter nights.

Tour Itinerary

Fly to Andoya
Fly to Tromso in Northern Norway and take a short internal flight to Andoya airport on the Vesteralen archipelago. Transfer to Marmelkroken apartments in the village of Bo, a lovely converted farm with an incredible mountainous backdrop and stunning seaward views. After a farm-cooked dinner, get some valuable tuition in northern lights photography before heading out in search of the aurora in the remote surrounds. (D)
Whale Watching
Travel to Andenes on the northern tip of Andoya island, a wonderful scenic journey along one of the archipelago’s many National Tourist Routes. Head out on a winter whale watching safari, where humpbacks, fin whales, sperm whales and killer whales are all possible sightings in the North Atlantic waters. After lunch visit Spaceship Aurora – a brand new educational and activity centre linked to Andoya Space Centre. Take a virtual mission into space and learn more about the science behind the northern lights. Enjoy dinner back at Marmelkroken before another opportunity to search for the aurora. (B,L,D)
Head into the great outdoors and discover the dramatic scenery for which this mountainous archipelago is best known, with an outdoor campfire lunch surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Back at Marmelkroken, warm up with a traditional sauna before dinner at Nordtun Gard, a local farm shop and cafe best known for its delicious cheeses. After dark, search the skies on a final northern lights hunt, surrounded by mountains and icy fjords. (B,L,D)
Andoya to UK
Travel to nearby Dverberg for lunch at Alveland cafe, a traditional craft centre renowned for its handmade soaps. Transfer to Andoa airport for an afternoon flight to Tromso, and onwards to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

4 day tour, from £1325 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Andoya via Tromso
  • Return airport transfers in Andoya
  • Activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 3-nights accommodation
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Price Excludes

  • Gratuities and tips

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