All Our Norway Holidays
Aurora over Okseneset on Senja | Northern Lights Holidays in NorwaySnow shoeing in Mefjord | Northern Lights Holidays in NorwayWildlife Safari by Senja | Northern Lights Holidays in NorwayFish dish at Mefjord Brygge | Northern Lights Holidays in Norway

Your Northern Lights Adventure

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.

The Hotel Edge restaurant in Tromso by ScanAdventures
Standard twin bedroom in Hotel Edge Tromso
The Hotel Edge restaurant in Tromso by ScanAdventures
Restaurant food at Hotel Edge in Tromso by ScanAdventures

The Edge Hotel

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.

Mefjord Brygge Large Cabins | Northern Lights Holidays in Norway
Mefjord Brygge Hotel twin room | Northern Lights Holidays in Norway
Mefjord Brygge Hotel | Northern Lights Holidays in Norway
Mefjord Brygge Small Cabins | Northern Lights Holidays in Norway

Mefjord Brygge

Mefjord Brygge has a variety of accommodation ranging from cabins, stuas ( cottages), hotel room and Northern Lights apartments by the fishing pier. All are set around the water's edge within a short walk of the restaurant and bar. Obviously the facilities vary but all are comfortable, well maintained and have been regularly renovated and come with WI-FI, flat screen TV and private WC/Shower.

1st Day (Friday or Monday) UK – Tromso

Fly direct to Tromso from London Gatwick, transfer by Flybuss 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 cuisine.

2nd Day (Saturday or Tuesday) Tromso to Finnsnes

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 15.00/16.15) for Finnsnes sailing alongside the exquisitely indented Fjord coastline. Disembark at the boat terminal and transfer by mini-bus through the exquisitely beautiful scenery of Senja Island to Mefjord Brygge and check in to your apartment room. Take supper at Melfjord's maritime-style restaurant where Yttersida-mat, the local North Norwegian cuisine focuses on Halibut, Cod & Haddock. Afterwards armed with a map of the village and its surrounds the Northern Lights may jolt you out of any post-prandial torpor.

3rd Day (Sunday or Wednesday) Snow Shoeing & Northern Lights

After breakfast meet up with your local guide who, having regard for both the actual and forecast weather conditions, will plan out your next two days. After breakfast discover Senja's dramatic Ice Age sculpted landscapes with a guided snow shoe safari. (In case of bad weather he or she will always have a contingency plan). Lunch en route or on your return to Melfjordvær. Traditional Norwegian dinner in Meford Brygge’s restaurant and then set off for some more night time exploration by snow shoe. Spot for the Northern Lights again, listen to your guide’s local tales (tall and otherwise) and enjoy plenty of photo opportunities along the way. Finish off the evening with a sauna if you fancy.

4rd Day (Monday or Thursday) Wildlife Safari & Northern Lights

In daylight you'll set off for an Arctic Boat safari to spot for sea eagles, wildlife and possibly whales. Lunch en-route or upon return to Mefjordvær. Rest up in the afternoon or go snow shoeing in the immediate locality before an early evening traditional Norwegian supper followed by a guided Northern Lights search. You'll be taken to remote locations known only to locals and where light pollution free vantage spots give you the best chance of catching them.

5th Day (Tuesday or Friday) Senja – UK

Valedictory breakfast before transferring to Finnsnes for your ferry to the mainland and return flight to the UK.

What’s included in your ScanAdventure:

Direct return scheduled flight(s)* from London Gatwick to Tromso.
*Return via Oslo on Friday departures
All airport departure taxes and passenger service charges
CARRIAGE OF LUGGAGE (1 pc Cabin & 1pc Checked)
Pay on Board food service
Internal transport: Airport bus transfers in Tromso; Hurtigruten Steamer & Private Group Bus on Senja as per itinerary
4 nights' accommodation in hotel (Tromso) & Cabin Apartment (Senja) 
Lodging in twin room with private WC/ shower (Hotel Edge or similar) & Cabin with private WC/Shower ( Melfjord Brygge)
Board:4 Buffet Breakfasts, 2 light lunches & 3 Buffet Supppers
1 x Wildlife Safari (app 3 hours)
1 Snow Shoe Safari (app 3 hours)
2 x Guided Northern Lights Searches 
[check full details here ]

Departure Dates & Prices:

Tuesdays & Saturdays January 1st - March 29th 2020 (NOR06)
Guide Price £1395pp
Guide prices are in part based on our mid-level contract air fares which are variable in real time unlike our ground supplier contract costs which are generally fixed. We don’t do fancy lead in prices and at 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.

Husky Safari

mush your own team of huskies, or be pulled in a sled, alongside Tromso’s indented coastline in snow covered terrain framed by mountains with ever present wildlife to keep an eye out for. When your mush is over you can visit the kennels where depending on the time of year there may be some cute puppies to cuddle. Hotel pick-up (0945hrs or 1815hrs) protective thermal clothing and light meal of bidos (reindeer stew), cake and coffee served in a traditional lavvu (Sami tent) included. 3½ hours £185pp

Snowshoe Trek

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.

Orcas surfacing off Mefjord by Senja | ScanAdventures Northern Lights Holidays

  • Unique 5 day Northern Lights Holiday
  • Direct flights from Gatwick
  • Wildlife Sea Safari included
  • 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 3 Suppers