In Search of the Northern Lights

  • Sip hot chocolate and grill sausages over the fire as the Northern Lights dance above you.
  • Head out into the wilderness on a reindeer sledding excursion.
  • Snowmobile across dramatic frozen lakes, stopping for ice fishing.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Behold Nature at her finest with this active northern adventure through the Norwegian archipelago. Experience an otherworldly winter wonderland as you enjoy reindeer-driven sleighs rides, dog sledding, ice fishing and snow mobile trips followed by a traditional Sami meal in a Sami tent. Tromsø is right in the middle of the planet’s Northern lights belt, and any flare of solar storms on the surface of the sun will be spotted here!

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Day 1: Tromsø

Meet your taxi driver for an airport transfer.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Clarion Collection Hotel With (4*)

The Clarion Collection Hotel With is located downtown Tromsø facing the sea and the mountains, and is within walking distance of attractions, shopping and restaurants. Comfortable guestrooms offer a stay in a maritime environment, with furnishings, and art inspired by the area’s maritime history. The hotel offers breakfast and evening buffets, coffee and complimentary waffles. Enjoy the relaxation corner, with magical harbor views, and a sauna and steam room. The compact gym has equipment for fitness and strength training, featuring a treadmill, cross trainer, rowing machine, and free weights.

Tromso
Tromso
Clarion Collection Hotel With
Clarion Collection Hotel With

Day 2: Tromsø

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Haven’t seen the Aurora yet? Enjoy the darkness out at the wilderness center on a “Aurora Borealis” visit. Here you can escape the city lights of Tromsø and take magnificent pictures of the Aurora Borealis. If the northern light does not appear you can enjoy the warmth of a Sami lavvo where you will be served hot drinks and  can grill sausages over an open fire – the Norwegian style. A visit to the dog yard with puppies is well worth! Included: guide, warm clothes, snack, hot drink, transfer (30 minutes) are included in the cost.

Accommodation: Clarion Collection Hotel With (4*)
Aurora Borealis, Tromsø
Aurora Borealis, Tromsø

Day 3: Tromsø

Reindeer sledding is the oldest form of transport in the north, and an ancient part of Sami culture. You will be driving in pairs, with one sled for each reindeer. People of all ages can participate on this very “soft” adventure. This cultural adventure includes trying lasso-throwing, the way the Sami people still today catch their reindeers when they are rounded up for marking or slaughter. Also, you will learn about Sami culture and history. To conclude this excursion, you will be served a hot meal. Daytime trips give you an amazing view of the wild mountains in the area, and evening trips in the period November - March will give you a good chance to experience the Northern Lights. Pick-up by bus or minibus in the city centre of Tromsø, by the Rica Ishavshotel. Transfer time is 75 minutes to Camp Tamok: the starting and ending point for your excursion. (Insulated bodysuit, shoes, gloves and headwear are included).

Accommodation: Clarion Collection Hotel With (4*)
Reindeer Sledding
Reindeer Sledding

Day 4: Tromsø

You need no previous skills to drive a snowmobile, all you need is normal physical condition. We begin with a thorough safety introduction. The trail has a distance of 15 km each way, 30 km in total. The starting point is at 250 m above sea level, and the guide brings you up to 875 m. You will be driving in pairs, one driver and one passenger on each snowmobile, with opportunity to switch places during the trip. Due to the dramatic topography, a reduced speed is held during parts of the tour. The top point of the trail is a frozen lake, where you can speed up. If time and weather permit, you can try out ice fishing on this lake. At the end of the trip, you will be served a hot meal in a lavvu (Sami tent). Pick-up by bus or minibus in the city centre of Tromsø, by the Rica Ishavshotel. Transfertime is 75-minutes to Camp Tamok: the starting and ending point for your excursion. Insulated bodysuit, shoes, gloves, headwear, English speaking guide and transfer are included.

Accommodation: Clarion Collection Hotel With (4*)
Snowmobile ride
Snowmobile ride

Day 5: Tromsø

Meet your taxi driver for an airport transfer.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Clarion Collection Hotel With (4*): Tromsø

The Clarion Collection Hotel With is located downtown Tromsø facing the sea and the mountains, and is within walking distance of attractions, shopping and restaurants. Comfortable guestrooms offer a stay in a maritime environment, with furnishings, and art inspired by the area’s maritime history. The hotel offers breakfast and evening buffets, coffee and complimentary waffles. Enjoy the relaxation corner, with magical harbor views, and a sauna and steam room. The compact gym has equipment for fitness and strength training, featuring a treadmill, cross trainer, rowing machine, and free weights.

Clarion Collection Hotel With
Clarion Collection Hotel With
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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  • Marilynn Weaver — April 21, 2014 — Europe

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Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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