4 nights north of the Arctic Circle for a Mountain Snow Safari, turbo charged RIB Wildlife Safari, Gourmet Evening and a ‘Close Encounter with Wolves’. Plus Hunting for the Northern Lights.
our Norwegianair flights to Northern Norway whisks you straight to the very middle of the Aurora Zone in the fastest possible time to max out your chances of seeing the Northern Lights.
Odd and Karoline Stormo otherwise known as Fjellfar & Fjellmor and their son Vegard your hosts at Tinja Mountain Lodge.
Snow Shoe on ‘Top of the World’, cruise in search of white tailed Eagles, ride the Iron Ore Line that Churchill would have bombed, dine on Reindeer salami & Kamchatka crab in a Mountain Lodge and have a ‘Close Encounter’ with Mountain Wolves.
from London Gatwick 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle to Evenes in Northern Norway. Meet your host guide who will transfer you to Narvik on the Otofjorden for 4 nights at the Rica Hotel. Check in before supper at the Tind restaurant with its panoramic mountain view. Aurora Night Hunt in the countryside.
after breakfast, your guide takes you by Ski Gondola up the Narvikfjellet to the Middle Station with its gob smacking, jaw dropping view down the mountain to the fjord below. And then to the Near Summit for some Snow Shoeing and lunch on what feels like the ‘Top of the World’. After lunch, descend to the Ofotfjorden for a turbo charged RIB Safari in search of eagles, gulls and dolphins. Return to your hotel and dinner at a restaurant of your choice or optional Aurora Night Hunt (both payable locally).
your own day from our menu of optional activities which your host guide will be on hand to organise for you.
after breakfast meet your guide who’ll take you on the 40 minute rail journey to Riksgransen. Running between fjords at the foot of the Fagersfjellet and flanked by mountains, birch littered tundra and legacy buildings, the Ofoten Line is like a Journey through a Magic Kingdom. At Riksgransen you have some of the most breath taking views in Sweden (sic), a haven for hard core free riders and photo snipers looking out for new cars being tested there. In the evening leave for Tinja Fjellgard where Odd & Karoline Stormo welcome you to their Lodge for a valedictory dinner. With an open fire crackling you’ll learn from Odd of the Sami trail his nomadic reindeer herder ancestors followed from Sweden and the slow, disappearance of their way of life. And through the windows if the timing is propitious you’ll see Lady B dancing in the sky.
after breakfast leave for the untamed arboreal fauna of Salangsdalen, a 114 acre habitat for Arctic Wildlife. Here you’ll see predators such as the five toe pawed wolverine and tuft eared lynx; antlered red deer, moose and the prehistoric looking Musk Ox. Your day ends in a specially fenced area for wolves with which you can enjoy a unique ‘Close Encounter’. Thereafter leave for Evenes and your direct return flight to London Gatwick.
Return flights from London Gatwick to Evenes in Arctic Norway. Pay on bard cabin service. All airport departure taxes and passenger service charges.
Private group airport/hotel return transfers.
4 nights’ accommodation at the Rica Hotel.
Lodging in twin room(s) with private WC/shower.
4 Buffet breakfasts, 3 lunches & 1 Valedictory Gourmet Dinner.
Adventure Safaris as per itinerary (Mountain Snow, RIB Wildlife, Riksgransen & Close Encounter with Wolves).
Locally qualified guide(s) for duration of your stay.
Prices from £1295pp Departure dates: Feb 13th & 16th 2015
Guide prices are in part based on our mid-level contract air fares which are veriable in real time unlike our ground supplier contract costs which are generally fixed. We don’t do fancy lead in prices and the time you confirm your booking always use the lowest air fare available. This may mean the confirmed price of your holiday being slightly less or more than the guide price in which case a proportionate reduction-supplement will apply. Carpe Diem = the earlier you book the better, especially for public & school holidays.