We Love —
- A 5 day holiday taking you to Tromso and the island of Senja, often referred to as ‘Norway in Miniature’, to witness natural marvels and spectacular scenery.
- Located 300 miles above the Arctic Circle in the middle of the Aurora Arc, Senja offers the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights.
- Senja's Western coastline is dotted with fishing villages against which rugged mountains rise straight from the sea, and its fjords are fertile feeding grounds for whales.
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Your Itinerary —
Fly from the UK direct to Tromso and transfer by Flybus to 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 restaurants.
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 16.15) for Finnsnes sailing alongside the exquisitely indented Fjord coastline.
Disembark at the boat terminal and transfer through beautiful scenery of Senja Island and check in your apartment room at Mefjord Brygge. The dinner will be served in the maritime-style restaurant. Time to relax or go for a small walk in the evening.
After breakfast meet your local guide who will plan out the next two days having regard for both actual and forecast weather conditions. In daylight you will off for a boat/bus fjord safari to spot whales, sea eagles and wildlife. Lunch en-route or upon return to Mefjordvær.
Some time to relax in the afternoon. Traditional Norwegian dinner served in early evening before a Northern Lights search. Your guide will take you to remote spots to see the Northern Lights visiting scenic vantage points where it is possible to admire Aurora Borealis without light pollution.
After breakfast your guide will have a different plan from the previous day, depending on the weather: more whales, wildlife a bus/boat safari, some easy snow-shoeing. In case of bad weather there is always a contingency plan. Lunch en route or upon return to Mefjordvær. You will be surprised how different Senja looks depending on time of the day and weather conditions.
Traditional Norwegian dinner in Melford Brygge’s restaurant and then set off for some more night time exploration (walking or by minibus). Spot the Northern Lights again, listen to your guide’s local tales (tall and otherwise) with plenty of photo opportunities along the way. Finish off the day by relaxing in the sauna.
Important: Whale sightings & Northern Lights are based on natural and weather conditions. There is no guarantee of sightings.
5th Day (Friday) Senja – UK
Valedictory breakfast before transferring to Finnsnes for your ferry to the mainland and your return ﬂight to the UK.
Your Hotels —
You will stay in the below hotels or accommodation of similar standard on a half board basis (as per itinerary)
Sleeps up to
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 the day.
The upper level rooms have brilliant views out to the ocean or the mountains, are a good 24sqm with stylish charcoal grey, arctic blue, aurora green or fire red fabrics and furnishings.
Perfectly located for 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 are fantastic!
Senja Mefjordvær is a picturesque fishing village surrounded by vertiginous snow topped mountains on one of the most fish abundant fjords on the island of Senja with Mefjord Brygge as its showpiece.
The cabin apartments each with their own terrace overlooking the fjord have a living room with cable TV and WI-FI, separate bedroom and a large airy bathroom with WC/Shower. The adjacent fisherman’s themed restaurant serves up locally caught halibut & cod filet, haddock fishcakes and a sort of Norwegian bouillabaisse along with some 'to die for' desserts.
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Optional Excursions —
Snowshoe Trek. Explore the spectacular winter landscape of Tromso’s surrounds, on a self-guided trek trip. You will be supplied 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 morning.. Pick up from Radisson SAS Hotel at 0945hrs. 3½ hours. £65.
Husky. 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) protective thermal clothing and light meal of bidos (reindeer stew), cake and coffee served in a traditional lavvu (Sami tent) included. 3½ hours. £165pp.
Your Journey —
Flights: Included with Norwegian Air
Depart London Gatwick: 1420
Arrive Tromso: 1850
Depart Tromso: 1920
Arrive London Gatwick: 2150
Dates of departure: 06/02/17, 13/02/17, 20/02/17, 27/02/17, 06/03/17, 13/03/17, 20/03/17
All flight times are local
Baggage Allowance: 20kg
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.