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The Magical Arctic - Tromso & Senja

From $1796 Per Person

Semi Guided, 6 Days/5 Nights
Dates:  Mondays & Fridays, January 7 - March 29, 2019

Tromso 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 combination with the 'Arctic capital' we offer you a three night stay off the beaten track, in the beautiful vicinity of Senja where you will learn a lot about Senja’s nature, history, and enjoy traditional north Norwegian cuisine. Come and enjoy the magic of the Arctic!

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Dates: Mondays & Fridays, January 7 - March 29, 2019

Day 1: Arrival in Tromso

Arrival in Tromso and make your own way to your city center hotel. There is much to do and see in Tromso, and if you need some assistance in planning your arrival day – just let us know we have endless possibilities. Check in at your hotel

Overnight in Tromso

Day 2: Tromso to Senja

You will take a boat from Tromsø to Finnsnes (Tuesday at 16:15 or Saturday at 15:00). The journey by boat takes about 75 minutes and lets you experience coastal nature. Our driver will pick you up in boat terminal in Finnsnes and you will drive through beautiful scenery of Senja island for about 1 hour. You will be accommodated in comfortable apartments at Mefjord Brygge. The dinner will be served in our maritime-style restaurant. After short briefing and introduction to our activity program, it will be time to relax, go for a small walk in the evening or finish off the day in sauna.

Accommodation at Mefjord Brygge 

Day 3: Senja Island

After breakfast, meet with your guide who will present your next couple of days with regard for current season and weather conditions. A sample of your days activities can include: An Arctic Boat Safari to see wildlife and marine landscape (about 3 hours). Lunch in the meantime or upon return to Mefjordvær. You will have some time to relax in the afternoon, go for a small snowshoeing trip on your own. Traditional Norwegian dinner will be served in early evening and after that will get ready for night time session (about 3 hours). The guide will take you to some remote spots for Northern Lights chasing, Visit scenic vantage points where it is possible to admire Aurora Borealis without light pollution. Pure magic!

Accommodation at Mefjord Brygge 

Day 4: Senja Island

After breakfast you will do something different from the day before – depending on the season, bus/boat/snow-shoeing trip to see different types of Senja’s nature and in case of ‘bad’ weather take a special minibus trip to show you the harsh Arctic coast and power of the Norwegian Sea waters (about 3 hours). Lunch in-route or upon your return to Mefjordar. You will be surprised how different Senja looks depending on time of the day and weather conditions. Dinner will be served in the restaurant. After that, we will set out for some more night time explorations in the area (walking or by minibus) (2-3 hours). The guide will tell you interesting facts about nature in Senja, you will also have plenty time to take pictures. You can finish off the day by relaxing in sauna.


Accommodation at Mefjord Brygge 

Day 5: Hurtigruten - Finnsnes to Tromso

This morning you will have breakfast and around 10.00 transfer to Finnsnes (1 hour). The Hurtigruten boat leaves at 11:45 and arrives to Tromso at 14:30. On arrival in Tromso make your way independently to your city based hotel and evening at leisure.

Accommodation in Tromso

Day 6: Departure from Tromso

Departure from Tromso independently for your flight home.

OR stay an extra night! Please enquire!

Single Supplement: On request

Your Trip Includes the Following:

NOTES: Depending on season and weather conditions, visitors to Senja will for sure experience magical moments! Highlights of the seasons: Northern Lights season: October – March. Whale watching season: January – early February. Snow-shoeing season: February – April. Arctic nature, wildlife and beautiful colors: all year. 

The above sample daily program may be modified depending on current season and weather conditions whilst at Mefjord Brygge.

This package is priced LAND ONLY. If you need assistance with booking your airfare, let us know and we will be happy to help you.

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