Welcome to Norway
On arrival at Tromso Airport transfer we recommend taking the airport bus (Flybussen) or a taxi to your hotel.
Day is free, for you to explore the charming city of the "capital of Northern Norway". There are many restaurants in city centre for an early dinner to start the holiday with a taste of a true arctic meal.
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.
In the evening it’s time to leave the city lights behind on a guided small group bus tour for a chance to enjoy some of the brightest northern lights in the world.*
(Please note that the northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed)
Overnight in Tromso.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Spend the first half of the day at leisure in Tromsø exploring the many attractions, including the Polar Museum, Arctic Cathedral and the Fjellheisen cable car. If you are looking for more adventure, you can add optional activities in the morning.
In the late afternoon you will be taken to the wilderness centre, Camp Tamok. There you will join a thrilling dog sledding tour into the white landscapes, through an uninhabited forest landscape surrounded by majestic mountains. After the tour you will have another opportunity to look for northern lights while enjoying dinner in a lavvu, a traditional Sami tent, at Camp Tamok, before being transferred back to your hotel.
Explore Tromsø at your leisure today or join one of our optional activities in the arctic. Notable city attractions include the Art Museum of Northern Norway and Polaria. For a fantastic bird’s eye view over the city, you can take a ride up the Fjellheisen cable car to Mt. Storsteinen (421 m / 1382 ft.).
There are a variety of OPTIONAL TOURS that you can choose from & book with us.
NORTHERN LIGHTS CRUISE
Would you like to experience the northern lights in a different way? Make sure to book this cruise on a comfortable catamaran sailing from Tromsø. You’ll board the Arctic Princess catamaran to go hunting for the majestic aurora borealis. If all the conditions align, you will be able to experience the lights on the outdoor daybed or lounge terrace, or inside in the panorama saloon. Refreshments to warm you up will be served on board. As you sail back to Tromsø, a warm fish soup will be served to end your journey on a delicious note.
Cost per person AED 1,100.00
If you want a family-friendly adventure where you can learn about Sami culture and go reindeer sledding, don’t miss out on this excursion! You will first take a 75-min bus to Camp Tamok from where your adventure will begin. Here you’ll be provided with warm clothes before meeting the reindeer herd. You will be driving in pairs with one reindeer pulling each sleigh. All you need to do is make yourself comfortable, sit back and enjoy the magical scenery. After the sledding, you’ll warm up over a bonfire in the cosy lavvo (Sami tent), where you will learn more about Sami people, their culture and history. Later you’ll also be able to feed the reindeer and try the lasso-throwing method that Sami people use to catch reindeer when they are rounded up for marking.
The adventure ends with a hot meal in the dining lavvu, before returning to Tromsø.
Breakfast at the hotel. Prepare for check out and make your way to Tromso airport. On
Head to Tromsø airport before boarding an included domestic flight further north to Kirkenes.
Kirkenes, located about 400 km (240 miles) above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway. With just over 3,000 inhabitants, including the native Sami people, this is remote, scenic slice of Norway. Surrounded by fjords, mountains, forests and lakes, this area is a heaven for nature lovers, especially wintersport enthusiasts.
KING CRAB SAFARI
Join experienced fishermen along the fjord near Kirkenes to catch, prepare and eat one of these Barents Sea giants, the red king crab. On the boat, help pull the king crab cages from the depths of the sea. They are very impressive as each crab can weigh up to 10 kilograms and have a leg span of 1.8 meters. Back on land, you can see the chef prepare and serve the day’s catch at the nearby restaurant located by the water. Enjoy this fresh meal! Disembarking Port: Kirkenes Embarking Port: Kirkenes
Cost per person AED 1,050.00
DOG SLEDDING & NORTHERN LIGHTS
Tonight, you’ll take part in a northern light ‘hunt’ with huskies. There will be two people per sled, driven by the experience dog musher, who will take you along the arctic fjords and tundra. Not only will it be a great opportunity to see the lights, but you’ll also get to sightsee, and experience being pulled by dog sled!
Lean back, relax and keep an eye out for the dancing auroras that light up the sky!
Cost per person AED 1,300.00
SNOWMOBILING & NORTHERN LIGHTS
Experience the great outdoors of northern Norway with a northern light excursion by snowmobile.
Tonight, you’ll participate in a northern light ‘hunt’ by snowmobile. You’ll be accompanied by an expert guide and driver as you ride along the frozen tundra of the arctic wilderness, passing by the Sandnes mountain plateau. If you’re interested, you may also take your chance to drive a snowmobile!
Not only is it a great opportunity to sightsee and try skidoo, but make sure to keep an eye out for the dancing auroras that light up the sky!
Cost per person AED 1,400.00
Overnight in Kirkenes.
Morning at leisure exploring Kirkenes including the Border Country Museum (Grenselandsmuseet), which tells the story of war and peace along the border, or the Andersgrotta Cave, a vast underground bunker that sheltered the town's residents during WWII.
In the afternoon, it's time to check in to the one-and-only Snow Hotel. There you will enjoy a drink at the Snow Bar and feast on a 3-course meal by the fireplace at the Høyloftet Restaurant before preparing for an amazing night in your special suite made of snow and ice*!
Overnight in Snow Hotel
Spend the morning warming up in the Snow Hotel’s sauna. Visit the hotel‘s on-site friendly reindeers and meet some happy Huskies before travelling back to Kirkenes. However, if you are up for some optional activities, you can join tours including dog-sledding, snowmobiling and a king crab safari.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring Kirkenes including the Border Country Museum (Grenselandsmuseet), which tells the story of war and peace along the border, or the Andersgrotta Cave, a vast underground bunker that sheltered the town's residents during WWII.
After breakfast. The day is free until checkout time. The driver will pick you up and drop you to the airport for your onward flight.
AED 16,290/- per person, prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights.
Destinations: Tromso & Kirkenes.
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.
If you are interested in going ahead with this booking, we would require deposits or payments as follows either in the form of cash or cheque:
Please ensure that the names given to us for reservations match the names in your passport, as hotels, sightseeing tour companies are very particular about name changes. Mismatched names may result in heavy amendment penalties. We strongly recommend travel insurance as part of your package – we have excellent rates with the world’s best companies – please let us know if you wish us to add this to your package.
Economy class, Dubai / Tromso / Kirkenes / Dubai.
Internal flight, Tromso / Kirkenes.
3 nights in Tromso based on twin sharing basis.
2 nights in Kirkenes based on twin sharing basis.
1 night in Snow Hotel based on twin sharing basis.
Arrival airport transfer in Tromso on private car.
Departure airport transfer in Kirkenes on private car.
Experience Dog Sledding & Northern Lights.
Visit the Arctic Cathedral, Polar Museum & Fjellheisen cable cars.
Daily breakfast & 1 dinner at the Snow Hotel.
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.
Trip Planning: The planning stage of your trip can be instrumental in its success and an enjoyable part of the experience itself. You have a world of options...and plenty to consider.
Entry and Exit formalities: Visitors must hold a passport valid for at least six months & beyond at the time of entering the Schengen countries. Some nationalities can obtain visa on arrival and for nationalities who requires visa please refer to Norwegian consulate website: www.vfsglobal.com/norway/uae/. Norway is part of the 26 Schengen State Countries.
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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!