Enjoy a weekend break in Tromsø, the gateway to the Arctic and Norway's northernmost hub.
Tromsø is a lively, cultural city surrounded by snow-capped mountains, sprawling forests, deep fjords and picturesque islands. Unwind in the heart of the city during your three-night stay at Thon Hotel Tromsø or upgrade your holiday to stay at Clarion Collection Hotel With, Clarion Hotel The Edge, or Radisson Blu Tromsø. In the evening, explore the landscape by night on an included northern lights hunting expedition.
Choose from a wide array of optional activities and excursions to tailor-make this trip into your perfect winter holiday - speed off through the snowy wilderness on a snowmobile or dog sled safari, learn about the Sami people and ride in a sleigh pulled by a reindeer. Try your hand at cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, or head out onto the ocean on one of the many cruises, whale watching tours or RIB safaris.
Tromsø has something for everyone and is an ideal winter destination for families and couples alike.
Fly to Tromsø and transfer to the city centre to check-in to your hotel. Tromsø is an ideal base for an Arctic adventure, situated above the Arctic Circle on the fjord and surrounded by picturesque mountains, it offers incredible winter activities and excellent northern lights opportunities. The vibrant community warrants some time to explore with several interesting museums, delicious restaurants and more pubs per capita than any other Norwegian town!
Spend a free day discovering Tromsø’s natural wonders or head out on an optional excursion. Perhaps marvel at the icy wilderness whilst being pulled through fields by a herd of reindeer or join a whale watching boat tour to search for humpbacks and orcas. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing excursions are also available.
In the evening, embark on an aurora safari and travel through the Arctic wilderness to a base camp to enjoy a hot meal (soup) and campfire. Northern lights sightings here are exceptionally high, with a success rate of 93 percent. (B,D)
Why not book an excursion and enjoy a husky safari through the Norwegian wilderness, marvel at the snow covered scenery whilst being pulled in a sleigh by a reindeer or experience the thrill of a snowmobiling safari? Double your chances of seeing the northern lights by considering adding on another evening tour, such as a delicious northern lights cuisine cruise. Contact your Norway travel specialist for more information and suggestions. (B)
Spend the day at leisure until it is time to head to the airport for your flight back to the UK. (B)