Arctic Norway Aurora Adventure

March 14th - 22nd, 2023

Cost: $4695 per person. Based on double occupancy. Single supplement available upon request.

 

We are excited to announce our first aurora borealis tour, as well as our first guided adventure in Norway! We will be taking a group of ten people above the Arctic Circle to Tromsø and the Lofoten Islands to witness and photograph the northern lights while exploring the incredible scenery of Norway’s northern coastline.

Auroral activity is continuing to increase in frequency and intensity as we move toward the next maximum in the sun’s 11-year solar cycle, so this is an opportunity to potentially experience peak activity in one of the world’s premiere aurora viewing destinations! Here is a brief description of the solar maximum from NASA: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/solarmin-max.html.

We will meet in Oslo on Tuesday, March 14, spend the night near the airport and fly to Tromsø the following day, where we will spend three nights. On Saturday, March 18, we will make the scenic drive from Tromsø to the famous Lofoten Islands and spend one night near the village of Gimsoy and two nights in the town of Reine. On Tuesday, March 21, we will fly back to Oslo for the final night of the tour, departing Norway the following day, March 22. The package will include all lodging & transportation within Norway, breakfast every morning, locally guided tours and for those who would like, photographic instruction from Mike and Colin.

Note: Flights from Oslo to Tromsø and from the Lofoten Islands back to Oslo are included with tour fee. Airfare to Norway is not included.

Day 1

Tuesday 3/14

Our tour begins at the Oslo airport. We will meet here after your long flight from abroad and transfer to a nearby Hotel. At dinner we will discuss the up coming adventure then rest for our next day departure. 

 

Day 2

Wednesday 3/15

We will board a flight for Tromso in the far north of Arctic Norway. After our arrival we will go for a scenic drive then check into our hotel. After dinner at a nearby restaurant, we will investigate possible Aurora viewing spots and wait for the magic to begin.

Day 3

Thursday 3/16

Good morning Tromso!

Today we will explore the area searching for good Aurora viewing spots for the evening watch. We will have two full days here in Tromso and you will have a variety of activities to choose from including: Downhill and Alpine Skiing, Snowshoeing, Dog sledding, and cultural experiences such as Sami Reindeer farming and a visit to the Tromso Polar Museum.

 

Day 4

Friday 3/17

Good morning Tromso.

Today we will partake in more activities which Tromso has to offer. Aurora hunting can be exhausting so we my need a nap at sometime during this day. Dinner at a local restaurant in Tromso and once again prepare for our nocturnal adventure.

Day 5

Saturday 3/18

After breakfast we will begin our drive from Tromso south around the Fjords to the Lofoten, Islands.  We will stop often to stretch our legs and take photos during this 6 hour scenic drive. Arriving in early evening at the Lofoten Links Lodge, we will have dinner and prepare for a night of Aurora hunting.

Day 6

Sunday  3/19

We will drive further down the Lofoten Island chain to the town of Reine where we will check into our hotel for two nights and rest before dinner and our continuing search for the Aurora Borealis.

Day 7

Monday 3/20

Good morning Reine!

Free time is abundant. You can stroll around this quaint little Norwegian town and possibly go for a short scenic drive to the end of the road on the Island chain before taking a nap to, once again, prepare for the evening adventure.

 

Day 8

Tuesday 3/21

After Breakfast we will casually drive back to Svolvaer, the main city on the Lofoten Islands. From there we will catch a late afternoon flight back to Oslo and a short shuttle to our Hotel.

 

Day 9

Wednesday 3/22

A short shuttle back to the Oslo international Airport for your flight back home.

 

 

What is included with the tour fee:

  • All transportation and lodging, including an airport pickup/drop off and flights within Norway
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Sami Reindeer feeding, sledding and dinner
  • Entrance to the Polar Museum in Tromso
  • For those who are interested, photographic instruction from Mike and Colin

What the fee does not include:

  • Airfare to Norway
  • Travel insurance – recommended
  • Passport fees
  • Lunch and dinner not specified “included” in the itinerary
  • Drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, unless specified “included” in the itinerary
  • Any optional excursions not listed in the original itinerary
  • Personal items
  • Gratuities

March 14th – 22nd, 2023

Cost: $4695 per person. Based on double occupancy. Single supplement available upon request

A 25% deposit will hold your spot. Remaining balance is due 45 days prior to the starting date of your chosen tour.

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