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Join two of the most popular activities in Tromsø. Go dogsledding in the morning and head out in the evening to find the northern lights. A full day program with a break of about 3h between activities.
Leave from the city centre and journey to Villmarkssenter, one of the leading dog sledding centres in Norway. With 300 Alaskan huskies you’ll get time to meet them before heading out with a team of your own dogs
Be sure to choose the right option if you want to drive the sled yourselves (see t&c’s before booking) otherwise an experience guide will take you out (children must be accompanied by an adult).
After an enjoyable warm lunch you’ll be taken back to town for you to explore the city or rest if you wish before leaving in search of the northern lights.
You’ll head out in a bus out away from the city lights to find the best spots to see the Northern Lights. This can change depending on the weather, so be prepared as it can mean a long journey (about 7hours). A professional photographer will be available to assist you to take photos with the Aurora.
VILLMARKSSENTER welcomes you in the arctic wilderness!
Join them for a dog sled trip on Kvaløya, one of Norway’s largest islands. See great views of the mountains surrounding Tromsø and towards the Balsfjord and Malangen peninsula.
With about one hour of dogsledding you also get to meet our 350 Alaskan Huskies up close and spend some time with the puppies. With a 2:1 guest to guide ratio, everyone will have a sled driven by a professional musher.
After a ride in the Norwegian winter a hearty meal of Bidos, prepared with reindeer meat, broth and vegetables is just what the body needs. They serve the meal in their camp around the fire (vegetarian meal available on request).
DATE: 2018, February 17th to 20th.
PRICE: per person in double/twin room.
(If you are travelling alone, the hotel requires an extra fee: NOK 999,- for the single room – please contact us.)
17th Feb: Tromsø
Arrival in Tromsø, make your way to the Thon hotel Polar, this modern hotel is located in the centre of this beautiful arctic city. Tromsø, is home to the world’s northernmost university, brewery and cathedral has two special “nicknames”: it is known as ‘Paris of the North’ – due to direct trade connections with France during the 19th century- and as “the Gateway to the Arctic”, because for many decades this city has been the centre for arctic hunting and the starting point for the most famous Arctic expeditions.
Overnight at the Thon Hotel Polar (3 nights)
18th Feb: Tromsø – Aurora flight
Enjoy a Scandinavian breakfast at the hotel. The day is yours at leisure, visit the Arctic Cathedral that with its large, angular form and light color can easily be associated with an iceberg. You can also enjoy a visit to Polaria, an adventure Centre with themes from the Polar Regions. If the weather is not too cloudy, you may also decide to take the famous “Fjellheisen” (cable car) that will take you to Storsteinen (Big Rock) on mount Fløya, 421 meters above sea level. The trip takes four minutes. From here you can enjoy the view of Tromsø and the surrounding islands and fjords. This evening board your coach and head off to the airport. At 22h00 your northern lights flight departs. You fly high above skies maximising your chances of seeing the dancing lights, long distances are covered over a relatively short period of time allowing spectacular views from above. Champagne in hand, the memory of this excursion is bound to last a lifetime. Return back to the airport at 23h00 and coach transfer to the hotel.
Aircraft: Dash 8-100, 39 seats with a seating configuration of 2+2. Onboard crew – 2 pilots and one cabin attendant.
Overnight at the Thon hotel Polar
19th Feb: Tromsø – Aurora Chase by Bus
Enjoy a Scandinavian breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure in Tromsø. This evening, depart on our Aurora Chase by bus, meeting point 17h30 (5:30pm) at NorthernShots Tours shop, next to the tourism information (5min walk from your hotel).
This time, we will chase the northern Lights from the ground. Will drive you for up to 7 hours looking for the best spot to watch the Aurora. Once we find it, we will walk and explore the area around. A professional photographer will be there to help you with precious tips to capture the lights with your own camera. (Dinner not included)
00h00-01h00, return back to your hotel for overnight – Thon hotel Polar.
20th Feb: Tromsø – Departure
After breakfast at the hotel, departure at your own arrangements.
2-8 pax. • up to 7h • we pick you up between 18:00 and 18:30 at your hotel
∗ Please read our Terms & Conditions for more information about our policy and offers.
Up to 7h • meeting point every day 17:30 by our office, Kaigata 2A – Tromsø (see map HERE)
With the PASS you can join our Aurora Chase tour as many times as you like during one week. Based on weather and solar activity reports, our professional guides will take you where the chances to see the Aurora are the best. A professional photographer will help you capture the lights with your own camera. You can also request a professional portrait of you with the Aurora (optional).
Up to 7h • meeting point every day, 17:30 by our office, Kaigata 2A – Tromsø (see map HERE)
Everybody will meet at our shop (Kaigata 2A, Tromsø) and we will drive you for up to 7 hours looking for the best spot to watch the Aurora. Once we find it, we will walk and explore the area around. A professional photographer will be there to help you with precious tips to capture the lights with your own camera. If we are unlucky that night and you wish to try again, we offer you half-price the next day*.
Remember to check-in before 13:00 (1pm) at our Aurora Shop, if you need to claim your 50% discount on the next day.