In Search of the Northern Lights

5 days from $1,600 per person*
  • 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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Embark on a true Nordic adventure and immerse yourself in Sami culture on this this journey inside the arctic circle. Try your hand at reindeer sledding, embark on a snowmobile safari along far-flung snow trails and spot the elusive and world famous Northern Lights in a region few get to visit.

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.

This trip generally runs from December through the end of March each year. Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Tromsø
    Tromsø
    • Transfer - Private - Airport Taxi - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Norway - Welcome Package(2)
  • Day 2 Tromsø
    Tromsø
    • At Leisure
    • Tour - Shared - 1/2 Day Northern Lights at the Tromsø Wilderness Centre (4 hrs) - Coach/Guide
  • Day 3 Tromsø
    Tromsø
    • Tour - Shared - Sami Culture & Reindeer Sledding under The Northern Lights (7 hrs) - Coach/Guide
  • Day 4 Tromsø
    Tromsø
    • Tour - Shared - Snowmobile Safari (7 hrs) - Coach/Guide
  • Day 5 Tromsø
    Tromsø
    • Transfer - Private - Airport Taxi - Vehicle/Driver(3)
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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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.

Enjoy the darkness out at the wilderness center on a Northern Lights visit, just a short drive away from downtown Tromsø. You will be served hot drinks and you can grill sausages over an open fire inside a Sami Tent (lavvo) while you wait for the lights. Outside you can lie down on reindeer skins or sit on chairs while you scout the dark sky for the lights. Your guide will answer any questions you may have. Of course it is never a guarantee that they will come, but if not, a visit to the dog yard with puppies is well worth it! Includes: guide, snacks, hot drinks, transfer (30 minutes).

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. Included: transport (75mins each way), hot meal, insulated body suit, boots, gloves, headwear, and head lamp (for evening trips), English speaking guide.

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). Includes: transport (75mins each way), insulated body suit, shoes, gloves, headwear, hot meal, and  English speaking guide.

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

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