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In Search of Norway’s Northern Lights


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Searching for the incredible aurora borealis…

Be amazed by the electrifying sight of the Northern Lights, one of Mother Nature’s greatest shows, on this half-board visit to Tromsø in Norway, known for its excellent sightings. We’ve included two memorable excursions to increase your odds of seeing this elusive natural phenomenon. Plus, look forward to meeting the local Sami people who will show you how to reindeer sled. You can even join an exhilarating husky-sled ride or cruise the fjords on optional excursions.

Including...

5 nights in a hotel

11 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners

  • Included travel insurance
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Saga tour manager
  • Porterage at your hotels
  • Welcome drink and farewell dinner

Excursions and visits

  • Northern Lights cruise
  • Northern Lights safari
  • Sami Cultural Village and reindeer sled ride
  • Fjellheisen cable-car ride

Use of audio headsets on guided tours


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Day 1 UK-Tromsø

Tromso

Fly to Tromsø, the gateway to Norway's Arctic wilderness, and transfer to the locally rated 4-star Scandic Ishavshotel (4Q) for a five-night stay on a half-board basis. D

Day 2 Northern Lights Cruise

Northern Lights cruise

For those eager to explore the spectacular coastal scenery, join an optional morning safari that will reveal Tromsø’s magnificent mountains, fjords and islands. This evening, look forward to your first included excursion chasing the Northern Lights on a cruise which will take you to the best places offshore to see this amazing spectacle. Sail away from any light pollution on this boat voyage from downtown Tromsø. Enjoy standing on the viewing platform as you scan the skies for traces of the ethereal ribbons of light before warming up in the heated lounge and perhaps grabbing a bite to eat from the on-board kiosk. A knowledgeable guide will provide a fascinating insight into the Northern Lights and the places visited on this memorable cruise. B, D

Day 3 Northern Lights Safari

Northern Lights

This morning you can head out across the hinterland on an optional husky-sledge ride. After nightfall, join your second included Northern Lights excursion, this time on a safari that will lead you across the tundra to trace the Northern Lights across the night sky. You’ll travel to a private Aurora Base Station where you can sit around a campfire on benches and listen to stories from the local hosts or head into one of the shelters to warm up. There are five stations and the excursion will move on if the weather changes and your odds of sighting the Northern Lights are better at a different one. During your excursion, you’ll be provided with a thermal suits. Tripods will also be available and you’ll be given advice on the best camera settings to use for photographing this event. B, D

Day 4 Panoramic Tromsø

Fjellheisen Cable Car

For 360-degree views of Tromsø, join us on an included Fjellheisen cable-car ride, which will whisk you 421 metres above sea level in just four minutes. At the top, enjoy looking down on Tromsø so you can appreciate its coastal setting in a whole new light before sitting down for an included lunch at the mountainside restaurant. Afterwards, catch the cable car back down before returning to your hotel via the bridge that spans the Tromsø Strait. B, L, D

Day 5 Reindeer sledding and Sami Culture

Sami Cultural Village

Look forward to an included visit to the Sami Cultural Village for a rewarding day experiencing the north’s indigenous culture firsthand. Enjoy tasting some typical Sami foods, learn about Sami artefacts, and listen to storytelling and ‘joik’, traditional Sami song. A highlight will be joining a ‘raid’, the oldest known form of transport in the north and central regions of the Sami culture, where the reindeer and sleds are bound together in a long line headed by the lead reindeer. This afternoon, you may like to join an optional fjord cruise. B, D

Day 6 Tromso-Oslo-UK

Tromso

Transfer to the airport for your return flight home. B

Your hotel

Scandic Ishavshotel (4Q)

This contemporary 4-star, Scandinavian-style hotel has a fantastic setting on Tromsø’s waterfront overlooking the quay – you can even see the Arctic Cathedral from some of the windows. Its facilities include a restaurant serving buffet breakfasts and à la carte evening meals. There’s also a welcoming bar and free Wi-Fi. Of the 214 bedrooms, Saga guests stay in standard rooms with harbour or city views. Each has a television, telephone, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, and a safe.

Please note

Tromsø has short daylight hours between January and March, and is one of the best times of year to observe the Northern Lights although sightings cannot be guaranteed. At this time of year, the temperature is typically below freezing and can fall to -10°C so Arctic clothing and sturdy footwear are essential.

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In Search of Norway’s Northern Lights


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