Day 2 (Wednesday): Tromso
Tromso is a one of the world’s largest cities North of the Arctic Circle and a city, where modern urban life and breath-taking arctic nature go hand in hand. During the morning city tour we get acquainted with the world’s most northern Botanical gardens and enjoy the views of the mountains to the east and south. We continue with a visit Tromso University Museum where we learn fascinating facts on nature and culture in northern Norway and the indigenous Sami people. Following that, we continue around the island, passing Lake Prestvatn with the Meteorological Institute and cross the bridge to the Arctic Cathedral for a visit to this masterpiece with a monumental stained-glass window. In the evening we go to the Aurora Camp where we are equipped with thermal overalls and boots to keep us nice and warm all evening. 300 friendly Alaskan huskies are waiting to greet us and enjoy some cuddles. We enjoy a traditional Norwegian dinner and wait for the Northern Light to appear in the sky.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 (Thursday): Tromso - Alta
Today we continue to Alta. The distance between Tromso and Alta is about 300 km. The trip takes around 8 hours and includes two ferry rides and a lunch. The trip takes us through the most stunning mountain landscapes and is something to remember for a long time. We arrive late afternoon in Alta and check in at the hotel. The evening offers an optional Northern Lights tour. We visit the family owned Sorrisniva Adventure Facility which is perfectly located to maximize our chances of seeing the magnificent Northern Lights. We have an excellent opportunity to learn more about this intriguing phenomenon as well as the history of Alta.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 (Friday): Alta
Today we start with a visit to the award winning Alta Museum, located at the site of early settlement of Finnmark dating around 11,000 years ago and featuring exhibitions on local culture and history. Afterwards we visit to the elegant and modern Northern Lights Cathedral located in the central part of the town. The balance of the day is reserved for exploring more of this arctic town on our own. The evening offers optional sleigh ride under the northern lights. We travel to a farm in the nearby countryside where we climb aboard a sleigh and get bundled up in warm blankets. The sleigh is pulled by a Norwegian Fjord Horse through the forest and along the Alta River, while we sit back and enjoy the peace and beauty around us. At the end of the ride, we stop at a wilderness shelter where a traditional dinner is served around a warm fire and if we are lucky we are bedazzled by the Northern Lights.
Day 5 (Saturday): Alta - Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Today is free at leisure until your transfer by regular express bus to Alta airport in good time for your onward journey.
Escorted Package Includes:
- 4 nights' accommodation at 3-4* hotels
- 4 x Buffet breakfasts
- 1 x Dinner
- 1 x Lunch
- Aurora husky visit, entrance to Alta Museum, entrance to Northern Lights cathedral
- Service of English speaking tour escort on all tours
- Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
- Outdoor clothing for winter activities/safaris mentioned in the program
- Public bus arrival transfer Tromso Airport to Hotel and regular departure transfer Hotel to Alta Airport.
- Beverages or any extras
- Porter Service
- Any services not mentioned in the program
- 2 hour Tromso Cable car tour - From AUD $100.00 per person
- 4 hour Northern Lights tour in Alta - From AUD $310.00 per person
- 4 hour Sleigh tour under northern lights in Alta - From AUD $429.00 per person
Hotels (or similar):
- Tromso - Hotel Radisson Blu Tromso 4*
- Alta - Thon Hotel Alta 3*
Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (vh)