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Arctic winter experiences at the Reisafjord

Stay off the beaten track and enjoy our exciting local culture and the Northern Lights. The region between Tromsø and Alta remains relatively unknown, but it has a rich Arctic wilderness and exciting activities.

4/5 days from NOK 10,495
2017-05-0417:15 Georg Sichelschmidt

Highlights:

  • Off the beaten track - local living
  • Dog sledding in the Reisa valley
  • Sami activities
  • Small groups

Itinerary

1. Day

Pick up in Tromsø at the airport or your hotel. The drive takes about 3 hours and will give you a first impression of the beautiful nature in our region. Check in at the Reisafjord Hotel in Sørkjosen. In the evening, we serve you dinner based on local produce.

2. Day:
After breakfast, you will do 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.

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:
Today you will experience real Sami life, when visiting a reindeer herder, where you can feed reindeers, participate on a reindeer sleeding tour and listen to stories of the Sami life. We serve as well beverages and a traditional meal.

Waffles, tea and coffee waiting for you at the hotel. Dinner in the evening.
If you want, you can book a third Northern Lights Safari for tonight.

4. Day:
If you booked the 4-day trip, transfer back to Tromsø.
If you stay for 5 days, we will take you on a snowmobile tour included ice fishing and snowshoeing.

Breakfast, lunch, Coffee/tea, waffles and dinner included for the 5-day package.

5. Day:
After breakfast transfer back to Tromsø.

Included:

  • 3 or 4 nights at the Reisafjord Hotel with half board
  • Dog sledding
  • 2x Northern Lights safari
  • Sami Experiences
  • Snowmobile and icefishing tour at the 5 days package
  • Transfer from Tromsø return
  • Coffee/tea and waffles at Reisafjord Hotel
  • Warm clothing

Prices:

  • 4 days: NOK 10,495 per person in double room (singel room suppl. NOK 1,140)
  • 5 days: NOK 12,995 per person in double room (singel room suppl. NOK 1,520).
  • New Year's Eve dinner: NOK 500 extra

Arrival/Departure: Every Sunday – Wednesday (4 days) or Wednesday – Sunday (5 days)

Season: 1 December 2019 until 31 March 2020, closed from 22. - 26.12. 2019

Accommodation: Your basecamp will be the Reisafjord Hotel in Sørkjosen. The rooms are newly renovated and offer nice views of the Reisafjord and the mountains. Sitting in the restaurant you can follow the locals working at the harbour and enjoy the view of the Reisafjord while we serve you traditional dishes made from local produce.

Add on activities:

Northern Lights safari as mentioned on the first evening (4 hours) – NOK 1,150 per person

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.

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