Day 1 Arrival at Tromso Airport
Welcome to Norway
On arrival at Tromso Airport transfer to Tromsø center, the beautiful arctic city, by Flybussen (Airport Shuttle).
Tromsø is known as the Gateway to the Arctic, with the most Northern Lights in the world! It’s located in the middle of the Aurora Borealis (northern lights) zone, and is in fact one of the best places in the world to observe this phenomenon.
An aurora (plural: auroras),[a] sometimes referred to as polar lights, northern lights (aurora borealis) or southern lights (aurora australis), is a natural light display in the Earth's sky, predominantly seen in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions. Auroras are produced when the magnetosphere is sufficiently disturbed by the solar wind that the trajectories of charged particles in both solar wind and magnetospheric plasma, mainly in the form of electrons and protons, precipitate them into the upper atmosphere (thermosphere/exosphere) due to Earth's magnetic field, where their energy is lost. The resulting ionization and excitation of atmospheric constituents emits light of varying color and complexity. The form of the aurora, occurring within bands around both polar regions, is also dependent on the amount of acceleration imparted to the precipitating particles. Precipitating protons generally produce optical emissions as incident hydrogen atoms after gaining electrons from the atmosphere. Proton auroras are usually observed at lower latitudes.
In the evening at 19:15 enjoy an exciting Northern Lights Tour. With good local knowledge, your guides will find the best area for the lights and good scenery for your pictures. During the evening your guide will tell you interesting information about the Northern lights, both the science and the folklore and will show you how to adjust your camera. For some extra fun in the snow we also bring our “butt boards”, just in case we find some nice hills to sleigh down! We may also visit our lavvo (our modern Sami shelter) and sit around the nice warm bonfire, and roast marshmallows (If we are within reasonable driving distance from our base camp). Return in Tromsø city
Overnight in Tromso.
Day 2 Tromsø-Dog Sledding
Enjoy a Scandinavian breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure to explore Tromsø city. In the evening you have the opportunity to live a great adventure: dog sledding! Say hello to a bunch of barking huskies that are ready for action (but still very friendly). You drive the dog sled by yourself into the white landscapes, through the beautiful Vass Valley - an uninhabited forest landscape surrounded by mountains (This tour can also be done during daytime).
A hot meal in included in this tour.
Do not forget to watch the sky… the Aurora Borealis might appear at any moment!
Day 3 Oteren-A new Aurora Borealis
Enjoy a Scandinavian breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure in Tromsø for a personal discovery of the city. In the evening, you will depart for a new Safari to search for the Aurora Borealis. To reach the Camp Tamok in Oteren you will drive through the arctic wilderness for about 1 hour and thirty minutes – this is a fantastic opportunity to admire the region of Troms. Upon your arrival at Camp Tamok prepare your cameras; you will take a safari to hunt the Lights. You will be back in Tromsø city only at 24:00 - after an unforgettable experience! Warm clothing and meals included during the excursion, kindly note that alcohol is not served in the camp.
Optional: you can spend the whole day at the camp by adding an extra activity such as snowmobile or reindeer safari.
Day 4 Tromsø
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a whole day at leisure in beautiful Tromsø. Enjoy the visit of Polaria: an adventure centre with themes from the Polar Regions. Watch the panorama film from Spitsbergen, the arctic walk and the aquarium with arctic wildlife and live seals. Open from 12:00 to 17:00. Return to the hotel.
Day 5 Tromsø / End of trip
Enjoy a Scandinavian breakfast buffet. Check out and individual transfer to the airport by Flybussen (Airport Shuttle) for your onward flight.
AED 8750/- Per person, Prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights.
Destinations: Tromsø, Dog Sledding, Oteren.
The rates are subject to availability at the time of booking request. In the event if there are rate changes due to increase in Govt taxes, or hotel charges a surcharge, or BAR rates (Best available rates), we reserve the right to amend the rates without notice. The exchange rate is subject to change. Please ensure that you have secured the relevant visa / entry permits & valid passport. The best source of visa information is the embassy of the country itself.
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Economy class airfare from Dubai / Oslo / Tromso / Oslo / Dubai.
4 nights / 5 days accommodation based on double room occupancy.
Return airport transfers on seat in coach/shuttle bus.
Sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary.
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.
Norway-is a Scandinavian country encompassing mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. Oslo, the capital, is a city of green spaces and museums. Preserved 9th-century Viking ships are displayed at Oslo’s Viking Ship Museum. Bergen, with colorful wooden houses, is the starting point for cruises to the dramatic Sognefjord. Norway is also known for fishing, hiking and skiing, notably at Lillehammer’s Olympic resort.
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Things do & see:
Fjords – There is much beauty to behold in these narrow, deep sea inlets. Surrounded by high cliffs, the fjords of Norway are world renowned and are sure to exceed your expectations. Consider Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord. They are visited by roughly one million people every year.
Bergen – Lift off from Bergen’s city center and travel up Floyen mountain for amazing views of Norway’s second largest city. You are sure to enjoy the panoramic view and various hiking routes. A must for those visiting Norway!
National Parks – For the nature-loving traveler, Norway is host to some of the most spectacular natural beauty in the world. You will see everything from waterfalls and glaciers to reindeer, lynx, and wolves. You can also enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities, from caving and canyoning to rafting. Consider Jostedalsbreen National Park, host to the largest glacier in continental Europe.
Trondheim – Colorful, laidback, and filled with students, Trondheim is a fun place to party and meet new people. Bustling with various restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs, you are bound to have a great time, especially those of you studying abroad!
Preacher’s Pulpit – Preikestolen (Preacher’s Pulpit or Preacher’s Chair) is one of the most famous landmarks in Norway. An unusually flat and wide surface located atop a cliff, Preikestolen is only reachable by hiking a 4km trail. With around 200,000 visitors per year, you’ll want to make sure you arrive early in order to take some photos without all the crowds.
North Cape – The northernmost tip of Europe, Norway’s North Cape is great for hiking, trekking, driving tours and more. Explore the jagged coastline and Finnmark, which includes six national parks. There is nothing quite like a day outdoors, in a foreign land.
Tromsø – Perfect for a 24-hour party, Tromsø in the summer is a city that doesn’t sleep. Experience unbroken sunlight amidst the many pubs or if you happen to visit in the winter, catch the Northern Lights. Tromsø is one of the best places in the world for both.
Winter sports – Norway is one of the top ski destinations in the world, so if you’re into it, hit the slopes! Choose from any number of resorts, for snowboarding, telemark skiing, cross country skiing, or snowboarding. You won’t get many opportunities like this elsewhere! Lift tickets range from 350-450 NOK per adult, for weekdays. Expect to pay more on the weekends.
Bergen Fish Market – Open daily, this market offers more than just fish — a must see for everyone. Explore the many stalls, snap some pictures, and check out the waterfront. Just a short walking distance from many museums and galleries.
Oslo – The capital of Norway is a beautiful city located on a fjord. There are great harbor tours, islands to explore, museums to see, people to meet, and food to eat. Even though Oslo is expensive, it’s not to be avoided!
Vigeland Sculpture Park – If you are in Oslo, you should definitely check this out! One of Norway’s most popular visitor destinations, this unique park is host to the world’s largest collection of sculptures executed by a single artist. Don’t miss this!
Gamle Stavanger – One of the oldest parts of Stavanger, this area is composed of small, rock streets, lined with old white wooden homes built during the 18th century. Taking a walk down here is like going back in time. Be sure to take in the history and check out the various paintings, pottery, and more offered by local artists within the area.
Royal Palace – Built during the first half of the 19th century, the Royal palace is an interesting place to visit. Beyond the architecture, and historical significance, many come to see the changing of the guards. If you make it to Oslo, it is a neat stop to make during your afternoon adventure. The palace is open during the summer for guided tours.
Tour the Ringve Music Museum and Botanical Garden – Located in Trondheim, this a nice switch from your typical museum trip. Check out the awesome collection of musical instruments, walk around the park amidst the farm buildings, and enjoy lunch at the tea house. This is one of the most underrated stops in Norway.
Norwegian Folk Museum – There are many museums throughout Oslo showcasing Norwegian history and Viking tales, but this is perhaps the most interesting. Cross the Fjord to Bygdoy and immerse yourself in the history. The biggest attraction is the Gol Stave Church, dating back to 1200 AD, however, there are many other attractions to see. It’s open air, so get ready to roam!
Stavanger Jazz festival – If you are a jazz fan, you will definitely want to catch this! Held every May, this festival is a weekend-long, fully-packed event, featuring several of the most well-known jazz artists in the world. The weather might be balmy, so make sure you grab your coat.
Lofoten – Located far in the north, Lofoten is a picturesque area well worth the effort (and cost) to get there. The stunning landscapes and traditional lifestyle are only made more interesting by the climate. While the Lofoten distract is located within the Arctic Circle, winter temperatures there are actually quite mild, making year-round visits possible. If natural beauty is your thing, Lofoten is a must!