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  • Visit Tromso, with its university atmosphere, restaurants, bars and Arctic Explorer history
  • Fancy hunting the Northern Lights, Husky mushing or trekking in the snow? This is the ideal tour for you!
  • Stay at the futuristic Clarion Hotel The Edge which overlooks the harbour and is the ideal base to experience the best of Tromso

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Your Destination

Tromso is right bang in the middle of what’s known as the Aurora Arc; the latitudinal span either side of the Arctic Circle that gives you one of the best chances of seeing the Northern Lights anywhere in the world. A Uni town most of which lies on Tromsöya Island 350 or so miles above the Arctic Circle and architecturally a mix of traditional weatherboard buildings and uber modern ones such as the Arctic Cathedral and Polaria Museum.

Your Itinerary

Day 1 - UK – Tromso
Fly from the UK direct to Tromso and transfer by Flybuss to the Hotel Edge. Collect your protective clothing pack on arrival or first thing next morning, depending on your flight schedule. Take an optional Aurora Cruise which departs at 8pm

Day 2 - Safaris Day or Night
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before your chosen safari of the day.  Alternatively, you may wish to take it easy with a ride on the Cable Car up Mount Storsteinen for a waffle at the upper station's Fjellstua café.  If you didn't get the opportunity to partake in an aurora search the night before, tonight’s the best night for a second chance!

Day 3/4 - Day Safaris Day or Night
Take the safari or safaris of your choice.  Consider visiting Camp Tamok where you can mush huskies, go reindeer sledding or do boy racer stuff on snowmobiles.

Day 4/5 - Tromso to UK
Check out, return your thermal clothing and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

The number of days in-resort will differ according to the number of nights selected

What's Included?

Direct return scheduled return flight(s) from London Gatwick to Tromso.       
All airport departure taxes and passenger service charges             
Return hotel/airport transfers in Tromso        
3/4 nights hotel accommodation      
Lodging in twin room with private WC/ shower        
3/4 Scandinavian buffet Breakfasts (depending on duration)
Protective clothing pack (outer clothing, hat, gloves, boots)

Optional Excursions

Northern Lights Spotting - £89 per person
Escape the city’s urban lighting out at the Tromso Villmarkssenter where in between spells lying on reindeer skins staring skywards for the Northern Lights, you can enjoy the warmth of a Sami Lavvo’s open fire around which you can grill sausages and sip hot local berry juice. In between aurora sightings you can also visit the centre’s husky kennels and/or have an optional traditional supper of Bidos (stewed reindeer).
Duration: departs from Hotel at 1815hrs. 4 hours – 3 hours at Villmarkssenter

Blue Light Cruise - £149 per person    
Cruise in Tromsø Sound and catch surrounding landscapes in the clear blue light of an Arctic afternoon on board the custom built catamaran ‘Havcruise’. See the island of Sammaroy on one side and the majestic Lyngen Alps on the other. Departs from the harbour quayside close to Hotel With at 13.30 (Oct 1st to Nov 26th & Jan 2nd to March 31st) or 11.00 Nov 27th – Jan 2nd).
Duration: 2 hours

Northern Lights Search - £175 per person
This trip will give you the best chance of spotting an aurora (although of course, as with any natural occurring event, this cannot be guaranteed).  The local guide will pick you up from the city centre at 18.30 hrs. and, depending on the level of cloud cover, will head North to a spot with the Atlantic to one side of you and the Lyngen Alps the other, or East as far as the Finnish border. The emphasis is firmly on hunting Aurora where they are most likely to occur, so the trip can last for anything up to 8 hours. During the evening you move location two or three times to provide different backdrop settings, avoid light pollution and hunt out the best aurora experience. Ideal for photographers whatever their competence, the guide will provide tripods and will help you with your camera settings to produce memorable shots. They will provide thermal suits, hand warmer, hot meal and drinks. you can get’.
Duration: departs from Hotel at 18.30 and lasts 6-8 hours

Husky Safari - £210 per person
Mush your own team of huskies, or be pulled in a sled, alongside Tromso’s indented coastline. Witness 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.
Duration: 3½ hours
    
Snowmobile Safari - £215 per person
Travel through the Finn valley along a 15km trail from Camp Tamok (a commune of Sami tents and hospitality cabin) to Lake Tamok where you can try your hand at ice fishing. Driving in pairs, taking turns at the wheel. The contrast between tundra, lake and mogul like terrain provides the ultimate snowmobile experience from speeding to crawling. A hot meal round an open fire in nomadic Sami style is served en-route. 
Duration: 7 hours (4½ hours at Camp Tamok)

Snowshoe Trek - £99 per person
Explore the spectacular winter landscape of Tromso’s surroundings, on a self-guided trek trip. You will be supplied with snowshoes, an easy to read map of the area and sug