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Explore the Arctic - Tromsø and the Reisa National Park

Explore the unknown region north of Tromsø! Arrive by small plane, explore the unknown region and the Reisa National Park with dog sledding, cultural storytelling and Northern Lights chases and depart on the coastal steamer Hurtigruten. This is the perfect package for activity chasers and explorers.

Northern Lights Package
2017-05-0416:35 Georg Sichelschmidt

Highlights:

  • Two nights in Tromsø
  • Sightseeing flight over the Lyngen Alps to Sørkjosen
  • Two nights at the Reisafjord
  • Visit the Reisa National Park
  • Sail on board the coastal steamer Hurtigruten back to Tromsø

The area around the Reisafjord is rich in Sami and Norwegian culture and a treasure for all nature lovers. We will take you on a dog sledding trip in the Reisa Valley, a Wilderness Experience at the Visitors Point of the Reisa National Park and opportunities to see the Northern Lights.

The arrival and departure are also exciting with a low flight over the famous Lyngen Alps and a trip back to Tromsø on the coastal steamer Hurtigruten.

Price: NOK 9,540

Itinerary

1. Day:
Arrival in Tromsø. Overnight in Tromsø at Scandic Grand Hotel Tromsø - depending on your arrival time you have time to explore Tromsø - the "Paris of the North".

2. Day:
After breakfast you take the airport shuttle back to the airport.
At 10:15 your plane (Dash 8) will leave to your next destination: Sørkjosen.
Due to the low altitude of the flight you might be able to catch a glimpse of the famous Lyngen Alps and you can  get a first impression of the Norwegian Arctic (flight duration: 20 min, TOS - SJO - departure: 10:15 - arrival 10:40).
Pick up from the airport to the nearby hotel – which is located on the shores of the Reisafjord.

For dinner we serve you a two-course dinner based on local produce. Afterwards we will go chasing the Northern Lights. After a short transfer by car, we will find a protected place where we will make a bonfire and wait for the Northern Lights to appear. Back at midnight.

3. Day:
After breakfast, you can try dog sledding in the beautiful Reisa valley.
The trip takes about 2 hours where you will drive your own dog team. During the dog sledding we will stop for a longer break where a hot meal and drinks will be served.

Back at the hotel, coffee, tea and waffles are waiting for you – a good Norwegian tradition.

At about 18.00 (6 pm) we start again - this time deep into the Reisa valley until we arrive at the Visitors Point of the Reisa National park. While waiting for the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) to show up, you can warm yourself around the campfire or at the stove inside our facilities at the Visitor Centre.  Listen to stories based on local history and culture as we serve you a delicious dinner made from local produce.

Experience the natural surroundings as they appeared to our forefathers – before artificial light, flushing toilets and sealed roads. Listen to folk songs and tales about the landscape, the people who lived here before, local myths, legends and us. 

Back at the hotel around midnight.

4. Day:
After breakfast, you have the day to explore on your own before we drive you to Skjervøy in the evening. There you will take the coastal steamer, Hurtigruten, to Tromsø (departure: 19:45 - arrival 23:45).

On board the Hurtigruten you can have dinner (not included) while you pass the impressive Lyngen Alps. In addition, with a little luck, you have the chance to see the Northern Lights again.

On arrival in Tromsø, it is only a short walk from the quayside to your hotel.

5. Day:
After breakfast you can take the aiport shuttle back to the aiport.

Included:

  • Two nights at Scandic Grand Hotel Tromsø (or a similar hotel) incl. breakfast 
  • Two nights at Reisafjord Hotel with half board
  • Flight Tromsø - Sørkjosen passing over the Lyngen Alps
  • Dog sledding trip
  • Northern Lights safari
  • Wilderness Experience in the Reisa National Park
  • Coastal steamer Hurtigruten from Skjervøy to Tromsø

Additional:

  • Airport Shuttle Tromsø
  • Dinner in Tromsø and on board Hurtigruten
  • Lunch on the fourth day
  • Alcoholic beverages

Prices:

  • NOK 9,540 per person in double room
  • NOK 11,360 NOK per person in single room

 

Additional activities on day 4:

Visit Kronebutikken (2 hours) – 10.00 – 12.00 - Price: NOK 750
Kronebutikken is one of the oldest houses in the region and contains different products/businesses by craftswomen from the region. You will learn more about the meeting of the three tribes, you can try to make your own handcraft with reindeer or fish skin with the craftswoman Hilde Marie Lund, or visit the northernmost syrup factory in the world. Finally, we will show you a multimedia show about the region and we will serve you lunch comprising of local dishes.

Includes: Storytelling, do your own handcraft or visit the northernmost syrup factory of the world, multimedia show, lunch, coffee/tea.

Cross-country skiing (3-4 hours): Price: NOK 1,150 per person
After a short transfer we will go for cross-country skiing on a prepared track. If this is your first time on cross-country skis, our instructor will help you to learn this most traditional Norwegian sport.
You will take a longer break during the trip where we will rest by a camp fire and serve snacks and hot drinks.

Included: Guide, ski equipment, transfer, hot drinks and snacks.

Moose Safari with snowshoes (3-4 hours): Price: NOK 1,290 per person
Join us on a snowshoe trip where we go in search of the biggest mammal in Norway, the moose. During the trip, we will make a bonfire and you will be served hot drinks and snacks.

Included: Guide, Snowshoes, hot lunch and transfer

Dinner on Hurtigruten: three-course dinner – NOK 495

Airport shuttle Tromsø – Airport - Hotel: NOK 90. You need to take the shuttle three times (NOK 270)

Season: 1 December 2017 until 31 March 2018

Arrival on the following days: Sunday – Thursday

Friday and Saturday, we cannot provide you with the flight. If you would like to arrive on those days anyway, we will pick you up by bus from Tromsø (same price!).

Christmas: Closed from 20-26 December

  • 17 December 2017 last arrival day before Christmas
  • 25 December 2017 first arrival day after Christmas.

Important note:

Bad weather can cause many problems in the High Arctic – flights and boats are cancelled or delayed and activities cannot proceed as planned. Please note that as a consequence the programme can be changed at short notice.

Activities: we reserve the right to modify the programme in the Reisa valley. We will do all activities, but we may change the day.

In case of bad weather, the flight from Tromsø to Sørkjosen may be cancelled. You will take a bus to Sørkjosen (3 hours) and meet up at the airport as per the flight details.

 

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