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 the 3-star Thon Hotel Tromsø. In the evening, explore landscape by night on an included norther 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 or whale watching tours. Tromsø has something for everyone and is an ideal winter destination for families and couples alike.
Fly to Tromsø and check in to the Thon Hotel Tromsø for three nights. Offering views of the majestic mountains and boasting a pretty waterfront, Tromsø is an ideal base for an Arctic adventure. In the evenings, after days spent exploring the Arctic Circle head to one of the town’s many pubs – Tromsø prides itself on having more pubs per capita than any other Norwegian town. Far above the Arctic Circle, Tromsø is also an excellent place from which to set off in search of the northern lights.
Spend a free day discovering Tromsø’s natural wonders 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, which come close to the coastline to feed during the winter season. Cross-country skiing excursions are also available for both novice and intermediate skiers. In the evening, embark on an Aurora Safari and travel through the Arctic wilderness to basecamp to enjoy a hot meal 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, or marvel at the snow covered scenery whilst being pulled through the fields by a herd of reindeers or embark on snowmobiling safari, husky ride or even cross country skiing excursion? Contact your Regent Norway Specialists for more information and suggestions. (B)