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Travel round the top of the Norwegian Peninsula for an epic 'Bucket List' Northern Lights Holiday. Mush huskies; fish for king crabs; sail south along the Norwegian coast from the Russian border; sleep on ice in the Kirkenes Snow Hotel. Enjoy fish straight from the sea in a quayside restaurant and Snowmobile in the Lyngen Alps. And spot or search for the Northern Lights every night. 
 

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Kirkenes Snow Rooms

Decorated with intricately carved ice art sculpted by ice designers from Harbin, the capital of  China's Heilongjiang province and home to an annual Ice & Snow Festival, the Kirkenes Snow Hotel's  20 or so snow room are a cut above the average. Illuminated by ice sculptures, each has frame beds mounted on ice blocks topped with thermal insulation and reindeer pelts and can sleep from 2 to 5 people.

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Hotel Aurora Tromso

Bang in the centre of the city on Sjøgata just 250 yards from the quaysided is perfect for a time limited stay. The hotel has a choice of rooms ranging from 'moderate' doubles at 14m2, standard doubles at 20m2 and superior ones with tea/coffee making facilities, bathrobes, a large, soft, extra pillow and bath tub. All room types have a flat screen cable TV, WI-FI and beds in all cases are 160cm. At any time between 3 and 6pm you'll find waffles, tea & coffee free, gratis and for nothing and between 6 & 9pm a light supper. The hotel's star feature is a roof top hot tub from which you might just a glimpse of the Northern Lights.        

1st Day UK – Oslo

Scheduled SAS flights to Oslo. Self-transfer to Grand Hotel and overnight.

2nd Day Oslo – Kirkenes

Breakfast in your hotel followed by time to look around this, the Viking Capital, before a late afternoon flight to Kirkenes close by the Norwegian Russian border. Self-transfer to and overnight at the Rica Kirkenes Hotel.

3rd Day King Crab Fishing & Snow Hotel

Breakfast in your hotel before sailing out into the local fjord and catching your lunch of giant King Crab, some with a claw span of up to 3 metres. Later that afternoon transfer to the Gaba Reindeer Park for a traditional Sami supper in a Kota around an open fire before spending the night in one of the exquisitely sculpted snow suites at the Kirkenes Snow Hotel.

4th Day Kirkenes – At Sea

From Kirkenes, embark on a Hurtiguten steamer at lunchtime for a scenic voyage along the Ice Age sculpted Norwegian coast stopping at the tiny ports of Vardø, Båtsfjord and Berlevåg en route. Overnight on-board ship in a twin outside cabin.

5th Day At Sea – Tromso

Continue steaming south calling at Mehamn, Kjøllefjord, Honningsvåg, Oksfjord and Skjervøy before around midnight reaching Tromso, the City christened the ‘Paris of the North’ in the 19th century. Overnight at Hotel Aurora

6th Day Tromso - The Lyngen Alps

After breakfast leave for the Lyngen Alps and Francesco Damm's villa. He will kit you out in thermal clothing, give you a short safety briefing and handling tuition and take you up by snowmobile alongside the fjord and mountain plateau above the villa. After lunch you can either snow shoe in the locality or just take in the awe inspiring serenity of the vertiginous mountains before supper at the villa. In the early evening you'll have a short northern Lights photo workshop, collect a tripod and set off on your search for the Northern Lights Spend the night in a Crystal Lavvo and enjoy great Aurora views straight from your bed.

7th Day The Lyngen Alps – Tromso

After a breakfast of scrambled eggs & salmon head back to the city and discover the city made famous originally as a trading port for hunters and trappers, then as the starting point for Amundsen, Nobile & Nansen’s expeditions to the North Pole. Begin your adventure on the Fjellheisen cable car which whisks you to the top of Mount Storsteinen more than 400 metres above the city for a gob smacking panoramic view of the city and its adjacent islands. Take a light lunch at the middle station’s Fjellstua Café before the 4 minute ride back down to the Arctic Cathedral start point. walk through the historical Skansen area close to the Polar museum and visit the iconic Arctic Cathedral. In the evening, chase the Northern Lights together with your husky team. The silence disturbed only by the sound of the dogs and the dance of the Aurora is something that simply must be experienced.

8th Day Tromso - Northern Lights Search

Breakfast in your hotel followed by a Cable Car ride to Mount Storsteinen for fantastic views of Tromsøya, the island on which the city stands and without which no visit to Tromso would be complete. After lunch cruise out into Tromsø Sound that separates the city from the mainland for stunning seascape views in the blue half-light of an Arctic winter afternoon. Round off your day with the ultimate hunt for the Aurora. Our Guide takes you dodging the strato, alto and nimbocumulus cover from the North Atlantic searching for the best place to see the Northern lights, whether on the coast or over by the Finnish Border. Overnight at Hotel Aurora.

9th Day Tromso – UK

Check out of your hotel late morning and transfer to Langnes airport for your return flight back to the UK.

What’s included in your ScanAdventure:

Return scheduled flight(s) from London Heathrow to Alta via Oslo
All passenger service charges and airport departure taxes
Complimentary beverages & Pay on Board food service
Carriage of luggage (1pc Cabin & 1pc Checked)
Transfers as per itinerary
2 nights accommodation at Holmen Lodge & Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel
Lodgings in Lavvu & twin Ice Room respectively
2 breakfasts,1 light lunch & 2 suppers
2 Husky safaris (15km app 1½ hours each) as per itinerary

Departure Dates & Prices:

Safaris included or available on request

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