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Tour capitals of the Northern lights

arctic

Itinerary: Tromso-Alta

Period: December 2019-March 2020

Length: 5 days / 4 nights

Tour languages: English Spanish

 

 

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TROMSO
Arrival in Tromso, transfer with regular airport express bus to the city centre, short walk to Hotel Radisson Blu Tromso**** or similar, check-in. The evening offers an optional Tromso Cable car tour where we can enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of Tromso and the surrounding islands, mountains and fjords. If we are lucky the Northern Lights will show up and top off this already impressive experience.

DAY 2: TROMSO
Tromso is one of the world’s largest cities North of the Arctic Circle and a city, where modern urban life and breath-taking arctic nature go hand in hand. During morning city tour we get acquainted with the world’s most northern Botanical gardens and enjoy the views of the mountains to the east and south. We continue with a visit to Tromso University Museum, where we learn fascinating facts on nature and culture in northern Norway and the indigenous Sami people. Following that, we continue around the island passing Lake Prestvatn with the Meteorological Institute and cross the bridge to the Arctic Cathedral for a visit to this masterpiece with a monumental stained-glass window. In the evening we go to the Aurora Camp where we are equipped with thermal overalls and boots to keep us nice and warm all evening. 300 friendly Alaskan huskies are waiting to greet us and enjoy some cuddles. We enjoy a traditional Norwegian dinner and wait for the Northern Lights to appear in the sky.

DAY 3: TROMSO-ALTA
Today we continue to Alta. The distance between Tromso and Alta is about 300 km. The trip takes around 8 hours Capitals of Northern Lights and includes two ferry rides and a lunch. The trip takes us through the most stunning mountain landscapes and is something to remember for a long time. We arrive late afternoon in Alta and check in at Hotel Thon Alta***. The evening offers an optional Northern Lights tour. We visit the family owned Sorrisniva Adventure Facility, which is perfectly located to maximize our chances of seeing the magnificent Northern Lights. We have an excellent opportunity to learn more about this intriguing phenomenon as well as the history of Alta.

DAY 4: ALTA
Today we start with a visit to the award-winning Alta Museum, located at the site of early settlement of Finnmark dating around 11,000 years ago and featuring exhibitions on local culture and history. Afterwards we visit to the elegant and modern Northern Lights Cathedral located in the central part of the town. The balance of the day is reserved for exploring more of this arctic town on our own. The evening offers optional sleigh ride under the Northern Lights. We travel to a farm in the nearby countryside, where we climb aboard a sleigh and get bundled up in warm blankets. The sleigh is pulled by a Norwegian Fjord Horse through the forest and along the Alta River, while we sit back and enjoy the peace and beauty around us. At the end of the ride, we stop at a wilderness shelter where a traditional dinner is served around a warm fire and if we are lucky we are bedazzled by the Northern Lights.

DAY 5: ALTA- DEPARTURE
Transfer with regular airport express bus to Alta airport.

Package prices per person
EUR 1 175.00 (double occupancy)
EUR 390.00 (single supplement)

Payment conditions:

20% upon reservation
80% 90 days before departure

Cancellation conditions:
After confirmation, the reservation cannot be cancelled or changed without a penalty. All cancellations will be charged with a minimum cancellation fee of EUR 115.00 per person. Cancellations until 101 days prior to the arrival of the passengers are subject to a fee of EUR 115.00 per person for tours excluding overnight in Glass Igloos, and EUR 305.00 for tours including overnight in Glass Igloos; cancellations 100–60 days prior to the arrival of the passengers are subject to a charge of 60 % of the total cost of the reservation per person; cancellations 55–25 days of 90% of the total cost of the reservation and cancellations made within less than 24 days prior to arrival of the passenger are subject to a charge of 100% of the total cost of the reservation per person. Name change is considered as cancellation and rebooking and can only be done up to 31 days prior to arrival. Name changes will be charged with a fee of EUR 115.00 per name change.

4 overnights at 3-4 star hotels
4 x buffet breakfast
1 dinner and 1 lunch as specified in program
Aurora husky visit, entrance to Alta Museum, entrance to Northern Lights cathedral
Service of English and Spanish speaking tour escort on all tours
Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
Outdoor clothing for winter activities/safaris mentioned in the program
Public bus arrival transfer Tromso Airport to Hotel Radisson Blu Tromso and regular departure transfer Hotel Thon Alta to Alta Airport.
Service and taxes

4 hours Northern Lights tour in Alta: EUR 155.00 per person
4 hours Sleigh tour under the Northern Lights in Alta: EUR 215.00 per person
2 hours Tromso Cable car tour: EUR 50.00 per person

All optional services and excursions must be pre-booked before the start of the tour

GCL01: 12.12–16.12.2019
GCL02: 16.01–20.01.2020
GCL03: 23.01–27.01.2020
GCL04: 30.01–03.02.2020
GCL05: 06.02–10.02.2020
GCL06: 13.02–17.02.2020
GCL07: 20.02–24.02.2020
GCL08: 27.02–02.03.2020
GCL09: 05.03–09.03.2020
GCL10: 12.03–16.03.2020
GCL11: 19.03–23.03.2020