We Love —
- This is a unique opportunity to witness one of nature's most extraordinary phenomena - we've included a searching tour so you have a great chance of witnessing spectacular Northern Lights
- The hotel is located in the gorgeous wonderland of Tromsø, near the Arctic Botanical Gardens and Arctic Cathedral
- Choose from a range of excursions to truly make this the adventure of a lifetime
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Your Itinerary —
1st Day UK – Tromso
Fly direct to Tromso from London Gatwick and take the airport shuttle bus transfer from the airport to your hotel, the Clarion Collection Hotel With and home for the next 3 nights.The Clarion Collection Hotel With has a waterfront location near the Polar Museum, Mack’s Pub and Brewery and the Arctic Cathedral. Warm Scandinavian décor and friendly staff add to the charm of this property. An upgrade to moderate double rooms are included and a harbour view is on request (but not guaranteed). Breakfast, complimentary afternoon waffles and light evening buffet supper served between 1800 and 2100 are included.
2nd Day - Ice Dome and Northern Lights Hunt
Enjoy a Scandinavian buffet style breakfast at the Clarion Collection Hotel With, before heading to the pick-up point (just a short walk from the hotel) for your trip into the Arctic Wilderness.The transfer departs for the 75 minute scenic journey through fjord and fjell and into the heart of the Tamok Valley, the location of Tromso's newest attraction - The Ice Domes.
On arrival you will be greeted by your guide, who welcomes you with a complimetary drink in the Ice Bar (non-alcoholic. Other drinks are available for purchase.) and tells you how the Ice Domes were made. You then have time to take in the surrounds before a delicious Bacalao lunch is served in the Ice Restaurant. After lunch you return to Tromso approx 14.00
The afternoon is free for you to further explore Tromso before the evening Northern Lights chase.
Set off by coach from Tromso city centre in search of the northern lights. The experienced guides will have checked the lastest aurora forecast and head where the prediction is strongest. Stops are made along the way and the guides (who are also professional photographers) will help you to capture the magical landscape. Hot drinks are served at an exclusive Aurora Camp along with the opportunity to grill sausages over an open fire, before heading back to Tromso with this 6-hour excursion having maximised your chances of capturing the magical northern lights.
3rd Day - At Leisure
Breakfast before enjoying a day at leisure.The city has much to offer in terms of museum's and restaurants and you may wish to head up Sukkertoppen on the cable car from some dramatic panoramic views of the surrounds. Alternatively book one of the many excursions on offer including whale watching (seasonal), snowmobiling, a husky safari or reindeer encounter.
4th Day - Return to the UK
Your return flight to the UK does not depart until early evening, so you have almost a full day to further enjoy the Capital of the Northern Lights, before taking the airport shuttle bus transfer back to the airport in time for your return flight to London Gatwick at 1930. Flight leaves TOS and arrives LGW.
Optional Excursions —
As part of this offer you may choose to add any of the following optional excursions to enjoy on your holiday.
A Husky, Snowmobile Or Reindeer Safari At The Ice Domes
Combine a trip to see the Tromso Ice Domes with a trip to see the Tromso Ice Domes with a thrilling snowmobile, husky or reindeer safari. Depart from Tromso city centre and take a scenic 75-minute journey into the Arctic wilderness. Visit the Tromso Ice Domes where you are greeted with a welcome (non-alcoholic) drink and a tour of the Ice bar and restaurants. After which you will take part in a thrilling 1½ hour snowmobile, husky or reindeer encounter that takes you deep into the Tamok Valley. Lunch served in the ice restaurant is included.
Includes: Transfers, guided tour, complimentary non-alcoholic drink, wilderness lunch/dinner and activity of your choice. Activity must be pre-booked.
Morning Swim with Spa
Spend the morning on board an adapted 50-year old fishing vessel, which has been turned into a unique spa. Soak in the salt water hot-tub on deck and unwind in the Hamam, before taking a refreshing swim in the sea. Dry-suits are available for the less adventurous! As you enjoy the facilities a delicious breakfast or light lunch will be served.
Includes: Welcome drink, hot-tub, hamam, dry-suit for Arctic swim, breakfast/light lunch bathrobe, slippers.
Tromso Whale Watching By Boat
Spend the day on board a comfortable day-cruiser in search of humpback and killer whales. As you sail into the open sea, keep a watchful eye out for sea eagles and seals that also inhabit the area. Transfer to Ersfjord or Sommarøy, English speaking guide, additional protective clothing, tea, coffee and an Arctic Tapa’s lunch included.
2 Hour Guided Snow Shoe Walk
Join a guided snow shoe trek. Mastering the art is easy. Just choose the tour most suited to your circumstances. The ‘novice’ grade is ideal for families including children aged 8 and up. The ‘intermediate’ grade is best for children aged 12 and up as well as people used to hiking in hilly terrain. In each case you will enjoy trekking through a variety landscapes fortified by a hot drink and ‘Lefse’, a traditional Norwegian cake. There are plenty of photo opportunities along the way.
Tromso Reindeer Sledding And Sami Culture
Travel to Camp Tamok, a wilderness camp located a picturesque 75 minute drive from Tromso, where you will snowmobile through the Finn valley along a 15km trail to the frozen waters of Lake Tamok. Here you can try your luck at ice-fishing. Driving in pairs and swapping half-way, you each get the chance to admire the contrast between tundra, lake and mogul terrain for an ultimate snowmobile experience. Hot snack served en-route and around an open fire, in typical Nomadic Sami Style.
Your Destination —
There is plenty to do and see nearby, including the University of Tromsø (3.6km), the popular Mack Brewery - established in 1877 and producing 18 kinds of beer - Tromsø Botanic Garden (3.2km) and the Tromsø Museum (2.7km). Fans of architecture will not want to miss visiting the Arctic Cathedral, only a few minutes away, with its impressive triangular shape and grand mosaic windows.
Clarion Collection Hotel —
This hotel is beautifully situated on the waterfront and offers a comfortable and cosy environment to unwind after busy days and evenings spent exploring this fantastic region of Norway. Warm Scandinavian décor and friendly staff add to the charm of this property. Complimentary afternoon waffles and light evening buffet supper are included!
- Air Filtration
- Currency Exchange
- Hotel Safe
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Manager's Reception
- 76 rooms
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Your Room —
This offer is based on a complimentary upgrade to a Double Room with a Waterfront View
- Cable/Satellite TV
- Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access
- Non-Smoking Rooms Available
- Pay-Per-View Movies
- Trouser Press
- Mini bar
- Radio-alarm clock
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a half board stay (breakfast and evening buffet meal in hotel restaurant - excluding drinks)
Just for you: Complimentary fresh fruit, tea/coffee throughout the day and afternoon waffles
Breakfast -The Hotel With serves a buffet breakfast, complete delicious delicacies, including fresh fruit, tea/coffee throughout the day and hot waffles at lunchtime.
Evening Meal - Enjoy a delicious evening meal between 18:00 and 21:00 which consists of a light dinner in a comfortable and homely environment.
Your Journey —
Flights: Return flights from London Gatwick to Tromsø are included with Norwegian Airways. You will have 20kg of hold luggage.
Depart Gatwick: 14:20
Arrive in Tromso: 18:50
Depart Tromso: 19:30
Arrive in Gatwick: 22:05
All flight times are local.
Transfers: Shared transfers are included.
Please note: flight details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Specific flights cannot be selected and confirmed timings will be shown on your official documentation from the tour operator. Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.