- Unique 5 day Northern Lights Holiday to Norway
- Direct flights from Gatwick
- Whale watching & Wildlife Safaris included
- Optional safaris in Tromso
- 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 4 Suppers
A 5 day holiday south of Tromso on the island of Senja, 300 or so miles above the Arctic Circle in the middle of the Aurora Arc. The 'Arc' is a 3 to 6 degree latitudinal span either side of the Arctic Circle within which you have the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Tromso is architecturally a mix of weatherboard buildings and uber modern ones such as the Arctic Cathedral and Polaria Museum and a Uni City in which to pretend you're young again. Senja, often referred to as ‘Norway in Miniature’ is an island to its south whose western coastline is dotted with fishing villages against which rugged mountains literally rise straight from the sea. Critically its fjords are feeding grounds for whales and its record for Northern Lights lightings second to none.
on the edge of the harbour, with an edgy design and (probably) on the edge of displacing the Ishavshotel as the luxiest hotel in Tromso (enough puns), the Edge is the place for some serious tlc after the rigours of a day on safari, or a night out spotting the Northern Lights. Our upper level rooms have serious views out to the ocean or the mountains, are a good 24sq m with stylish charcoal grey, arctic blue, aurora green or fire red fabrics and furnishings. Perfectly located for our airport transfer & safaris pick up/drop off point and Storgata if you want some retail therapy at any point. Clients rave about the breakfast: the local produce used, the menu and the chef staffed waffle station.
Fly from the UK direct to Tromso and transfer by Flybuss to and check in at the Hotel Edge or similar. The city has a plethora of restaurants & bars dishing up everything from simple local grub to Rick Stein like restaurants.
After breakfast you’ll have the better part of the day to take in the city dubbed ‘The Paris of the North’ or enjoy an optional morning safari. In the late afternoon embark (at 16.15) for Finnsnes sailing alongside the exquisitely indented Fjord coastline. Disembark at the boat terminal and transfer through beautiful scenery of Senja Island and check in your apartment room at Mefjord Brygge. The dinner will be served in our maritime-style restaurant. Time to relax or go for a small walk in the evening .
After breakfast meet your local guide who will plan out the next two days having regard for both actual and forecast weather conditions. In daylight you will off for a boat/bus fjord safari to spot for whales, sea eagles and wildlife). Lunch en-route or upon return to Mefjordvær. Some time to relax in the afternoon. Traditional Norwegian dinner served in early evening before a Northern Lights search. Your guide will take you to remote spots to see the Northern Lights visiting scenic vantage points where it is possible to admire Aurora Borealis without light pollution.
After breakfast your guide will have a different plan from the previous day’s depending on the weather: more whales, wildlife a bus/boat safari, some easy snow-shoeing. In case of bad weather there is always a contingency plan. Lunch en route or upon return to Mefjordvær. You will be surprised how different Senja looks depending on time of the day and weather conditions. Traditional Norwegian dinner in Melford Brygge’s restaurant and then set off for some more night time exploration (walking or by minibus). Spot for the Northern Lights again, listen to your guide’s local tales (tall and otherwise) with plenty of photo opportunities along the way. Finish off the day by relaxing in the sauna.
Valedictory breakfast before transferring to Finnsnes for your ferry to the mainland and your return ﬂight to the UK
Direct return scheduled return flight(s) from London Gatwick to Tromso.
All airport departure taxes and passenger service charges
CARRIAGE OF LUGGAGE (1 pc Cabin & 1pc Checked)
Complimentary tea, coffee, soft drinks & Pay on Board food service
Return hotel/airport transfers in Tromso
Internal transport by launch & private group bus as per itinerary
4 nights hotel/cabin apartment accommodation
Lodging in twin room with private WC/ shower Hotel Edge)
4 Norwegian Buffet Breakfasts4 light lunches
4 X 3 course dinners
2 X 3 hour Whale watching/wildlife safaris
2 x 3 hour Northern Lights Searches
Mondays February - March 31st
Guide Price £1295pp
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.
explore the spectacular winter landscape of Tromso’s surrounds, on a self-guided trek trip. We supply you with snowshoes, an easy to read map of the area and suggested routes. You’ll catch sight of the fjords surrounding Tromsø and perhaps get a close look at some Arctic Wildlife. Coffee brewed over an open fire Norwegian style with lefse (traditional flatbread) rounds off the day. Pick up from Radisson SAS Hotel at 0945hrs. 3½ hours £65pp Price per person £86 (5-course dinner), wine menu to accompany the dinner £60 per person.