5 days, 4 nights in the Lyngen area
Arrival to Tromsø is recommended one night before the tour starts, as the bus departure is early in the morning.
Our recommendation for the evening program:
OPTION: 19:30-00:30 (approx.) Chasing the northern Lights, NLT Guide Company
This evening excursion departs from downtown Tromsø, but the direction we drive depends on the latest weather forecast and will be decided right before departure. When we find the perfect spot, we park the minibus and wait for the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) to appear. On this exclusive chase, the maximum group size is 16 guests. Seeing the Northern Lights appear for the first time is a magical experience you will remember for the rest of your life. The guide will take high-resolution photos of the chase, which will be shared free of charge after the tour and helps guests with their own camera. As northern lights are a natural phenomenon, we can’t offer any guarantees. However, given our experience and the flexible nature of this small group chase, most of our chases are successful.
The tour price includes transport, guiding, hot drink, biscuits, a warm thermal suit and free high-resolution photos from the chase.
Departure point: Touristshop Tromsø, Kirkegata 2, in downtown Tromsø*.
* Please note that before the tour guests can wait inside the heated shop and use the toilet facilities.
* Please note that the minimum age for this tour is 8 years old. (tour is not included in the package.
8:45 Departure on the Arctic Route
Hop on the Arctic Route bus and after that we will take care of you every step of the tour! The Arctic Route is a safe, reliable, comfortable and environmentally friendly way of travelling to new adventures and creating
unforgettable memories of this stunningly beautiful landscape. The bus will take you directly to your first destination on the Golden Circle Tour, dogsledding with Aurora Husky company!
11:00 Arrival to Aurora Husky
You receive warm winter equipment for the dog sledding tour. Today you will learn how to drive your own dog-team with 4-6 energetic huskies. Experience the friendship and cooperation with the dogs and learn to steer them smooth and silently through a beautiful winter wonderland.
After meeting your dogs, our experienced guides will teach you how to ride your sled safely. The tour is close to the camp and does not have steep mountain slopes, and is therefore suitable for beginners.
Lunch is served at Aurora Husky camp
16:20 Hop on the transfer bus to your next destination:
The North Experience basecamp, a cozy family run setting right by the majestic mountains, where you will meet the friendly reindeer and overnight in an Aurora hut glass igloo.
18:00 Dinner in North Experience basecamp
You receive warm winter equipment for the stay in basecamp including overalls, boots, gloves, balaclava and hat. You will have use for them as you head outside for a northern lights reindeer experience in the evening.
Put on your warm winter clothes and meet your local guide in a traditional lavvu or tepee with open fire in the middle. The location has reindeer around it and whilst you are waiting for the northern lights to appear, you can feed them and hear informative stories about the reindeer husbandry and the northern lights.
Overnight in the Aurora Hut glass igloos
Aurora Hut Glass Igloo overnight with their comfortable beds and panorama windows provide the guests with the perfect place to spend the night under the arctic sky, near the nature. Aurora Huts have 180 degrees mountain and forest view through glass windows and on a star clear night, you can even have a chance of seeing the northern lights straight from the bed.
Breakfast in the North Experience basecamp
10:00 Departure to snowmobile safari
Put on your winter equipment as well as a helmet. After the safety and driving instructions, it is time to head out to the majestic Norwegian nature! You will drive a snowmobile with 2 persons sharing. This is a fun varied terrain snowmobile safari to the places where locals drive. Wonderful mountain views surround you as you follow the experienced guide on this 20 km snowmobiling track to the snow-covered mountains. We will stop during the trip to take photos and play in the snow. You will drive in pairs with one driver and one passenger per snowmobile and plenty of opportunities to switch places during the two-hour snowmobiling adventure.
12:00 Return to the basecamp and a hearty lunch.
After driving back down the trail and parking the snowmobiles, you get a hot meal in a traditional North Norwegian setting around the open fire in the reindeer herder’s lavvu.
Afternoon option: Sauna and jacuzzi
After an active day outdoors, maybe you would like to try the traditional Finnish sauna and jacuzzi! Sauna and jacuzzi are located right at the basecamp and have a fantastic view to the nearby mountains.
(Not included in the package price)
20:00 Delicious dinner in the basecamp
Overnight in the Aurora Hut glass igloos.
8:00-9:30 Breakfast at North Experience basecamp
10:00 Sightseeing tour in the beautiful Lyngenfjord area, past the Lyngen alps and small villages will take you to your next destination in the Golden circle tour: The Aurora Spirit Distillery
Arrival to Aurora Spirit resort by the majestic Lyngen Alps. Check in to the Aurora Fjord seaside cabins, that are beautifully set by the sea and overlooking the fjord and mountains with a panorama floor to ceiling windows. Far away from light pollution but still within a short walking distance from the Aurora Spirit, the worlds northernmost distillery and instant access to nature and hiking trails, these mini cabins are the perfect place for your stay in the Lyngen Alps! Experiencing the north-Norwegian elements and weather from the comfort of a warm and cosy cabin has never been more exciting.
Lunch with locally produced ingredients ‘taste of Lyngen’ is served in the Distillery building for groups of 6 or more, for smaller groups the meals are set in the cabins to warm up at the time best suited for you.
14:00 Arctic Whisky Experience
Enjoy guided tour at the worlds northern most distillery with complimentary tastings and learn about making premium alcohol in the Arctic circle. Great views, local tastes and interesting facts guaranteed! The Distillery Tour will be given by a qualified staff member who will guide you through the process of manufacturing various types of spirits such as vodka, aquavit, gin and whisky. You’ll get a glimpse into the mysterious past of Viking age drinking customs and learn about hi-tech alcohol production on top of the world. During this exciting guided tour, you will see, feel and smell Arctic ingredients all used in our production.
Dinner in the distillery or in the cabins
Menu based on seasonal, locally produced food – eg Lamb shank, reindeer steak and delicious dessert. A vegan option is available. For groups of 6 or more the dinner is served in the Aurora Spirit restaurant, for smaller groups the meals are set in the cabins to warm up at the time best suited for you.
After the dinner you will receive warm winter clothes for your stay and head out for the northern lights campfire.
One more chance to glimpse at the northern lights! Join for a rustic evening around the bonfire in our Lavvu (Tepee tent), hopefully under the northern lights. As our lavvu is situated east of the Lyngen Alps, in the middle of the Aurora belt, we can offer you some of the best chances of seeing the Northern Lights in Norway.
The evening will focus on giving you insight into the mythical history behind the alluring northern lights. Of course, should the Aurora appear, we will move outside and enjoy the display in stunning surroundings so you can capture those memories forever! You will get a photo or real time video (conditions permitting) as part of the adventure.
Activity includes warm winter clothing, lavvu, snacks and hot drinks and souvenir photo. You will walk from the distillery to the lavvu and sometimes this may be in deep snow.
Overnight at the Fjord cabins
This unique overnight experience invites you to stay up late, as the full wall sized window gives you the perfect opportunity to keep an eye on the northern lights as long as you stay awake. You might also see small whales or eagles on this fjord!
Breakfast in the Cabin (For groups of over 6 guests, breakfast can be served in the distillery restaurant)
Optional activities in the Lyngen area.
Today you can choose how to discover the surrounding Lyngen alps, maybe you would like to go for a walk, hire snow shoes or you can book a guided tour in the region, for example a snowmobile safari, dog sledding or whale watching. All with departures from the cabins. We will prepare a lunch pack to take with you on your chosen tour. Or maybe you just feel like cuddling in the cabin and enjoying the scenery through the wall size window!
Dinner in the Aurora Spirit restaurant, for groups less than 6 persons the meals are set in the cabins to warm up at the time best suited for you.
Overnight in the beautiful Fjord Cabins.
After breakfast you have some free time to look around the Distillery area in daylight before the transfer back to Tromsø.You receive a lunch pack to take with you in the bus.
13:00 Departure to Tromsø with the Arctic Route Bus.
Our recommendation for the evening program if you stay in Tromsø city: OPTION Chasing the northern Lights, NLT Guide Company
Rate: 23 900 NOK / adult when 2 persons sharing a room
Tour is available 3.1.-31.3.2023
Group size: min 2x pax max 8 pax, 4 rooms
The tour can also be done in a reverse order.
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