Reindeer In Kvaløya during winter, Norway


Arctic Getaway to Northern Norway

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    Holiday Duration

    5 nights

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    Best Time To Go

    November - February

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    Price From

    £2970 per person

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    Wild Rating

    2 out of 5

Holiday Idea

Gateway to the Arctic, Norway’s northernmost hub of Tromsø is a lively city surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands. Fishermen’s tales have shaped popular culture in this country which sings of the sea, and every island and islet has a story to tell. Spend days enjoying some of the key attractions in the city, before travelling east to the Lyngen peninsula to relax and take part in exhilarating winter activities.


Northern Lights by Jake Osborne /

Northern lights over Tromso in Northern Norway
Cityscape against the beautiful mountain backdrop at blue hour in Tromsø, Norway.

Day 1 | Arrive in Arctic Norway

Arrive in Tromsø and transfer to the fabulous Clarion Hotel The Edge, your home for the next two nights. Settle in and admire the beautiful surroundings of this modern hotel where the water provides a stunning reflection of its innovative architecture. Why not let us book you a table at one of Tromsø's wonderful restaurants for dinner? There are plenty located within a stone's throw from your hotel.

Aerial view of Tromso the Arctic capital in winter, Norway

Day 2 | Explore Tromsø

Today you have a full day to explore Tromsø city. You will find a busy centre of shops, restaurants and cafes. Why not enjoy coffee and cake in one of the city's numerous cosy cafes and observe local life.

Well worth a visit is Polaria, Tromsø’s wild and wonderful museum focused on all things Arctic.

Walk or take the short bus ride to Fjellheisen, the cable car which runs from Solliveien in Tromsdalen up to Storsteinen (421m above sea level) - we have included a return ticket. 

Northern lights over Northern Norway

Day 3 | Arrive Lyngen & Evening Aurora Hunt

Another full morning and afternoon in Tromsø. Standing proud at the end of Tromsø bridge, close to the cable car, sits Tromsdalen Church which is also known as the Arctic Cathedral. This striking building has become an iconic symbol of Northern Norway. The eastern wall behind the altar is decorated with one of the largest, most monumental glass mosaics in Europe.

Later transfer to Lyngen Experience Lodge for a three-night stay. Dine overlooking the beautiful Ulsfjord before heading to a camp in the woods to search for the northern lights.

Orcas by Ismaele Tortella / Visit Norway

Orcas In Skjervøy, Northern Norway

Day 4 | Whale Safari

After breakfast, get ready for an exhilarating adventure as you hop onboard the high-speed Targa 46 boat in the vibrant Nord-Lenangen harbour. Feel the thrill as you get up close and personal with these magnificent giants, creating picture-perfect moments and unforgettable experiences. Amidst the search, you will sail through breathtaking natural landscapes, making every moment an exciting part of the expedition. Even if the whales play hard to find, the trip guarantees a uniquely thrilling experience. NB. In February there will be a snowmobile safari instead of whale watching.

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A dog sled pulled by huskies to experience the beautiful landscape in the heart of the Lyngen Alps.

Day 5 | Dog-Sledding & Sauna Relaxing

After breakfast, embark on an exploration through diverse terrains in a majestic landscape, a journey that promises both adventure and challenges. Meet your team of enthusiastic Alaskan huskies and, sharing the sled with a partner, one takes the reins and the other sits in the sled. Prepare for a journey where camaraderie with animals, breathtaking landscapes, and stunning views converge in the heart of the Lyngen Alps. A truly unforgettable experience! NB! In November there will be a snowshoeing experience instead of dog-sledding.

Photo: Lyngen Experience Lodge

View of the Lyngen Experience Lodge over the water at sundown, Norway

Day 6 | Departure Day

Enjoy breakfast at Lyngen Experience Lodge before transferring  to Tromsø airport for your return travel plans.

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What's included

  • Airport transfer from Tromsø Airport to Tromsø.
  • Shared transfers from Tromsø to Lyngen Experience Lodge.
  • Two nights at Clarion Hotel The Edge in Tromsø based on a superior double/twin room including daily buffet breakfast.
  • Three nights at Lyngen Experience Lodge based on either a mountain-view or sea-view double/twin room including full-board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) starting with dinner on day of arrival and ending with breakfast on morning of departure.
  • Return tickets for the cable car, Fjellheisen in Tromsø.
  • Guided search for the magical Aurora Borealis at a camp in the woods around a cosy campfire with hot drinks and snacks included. Duration 4 hours.
  • Guided whale safari by Targa 46 boat to view the whales in their natural habitat. Includes hot drinks. Duration 4 - 6 hours (Nov, Dec, Jan) OR a guided snowmobile safari based on two people sharing a snowmobile, with the opportunity to swap around midway. Includes hot drinks and snacks. Duration 1½ hours (Feb).
  • Guided dog sledding in the Lyngen Alps with champion dog sled racer Tom-Frode Johansen's renowned team. Includes campfire hot drink and snacks. Duration 3-4 hours (Dec, Jan, Feb) OR a guided snowshoeing experience in the snow-covered forest towards Lyngstuva lighthouse. Duration 3 - 4 hours. (Nov)
  • Use of the sauna and outdoor Jacuzzi at Lyngen Experience Lodge.

Travelling to Lyngen Experience Lodge for a three-night stay is only possible from Monday to Thursday during winter, so this itinerary works well with a Saturday arrival in Tromsø.

Stay for four nights at Lyngen Experience Lodge from Thursday to Monday during winter. Arrive in Tromsø on a Monday or Tuesday to extend this itinerary to six or seven nights.

NB! Special 4-night packages at Lyngen Experience Lodge for Christmas and New Year - please ask for details.

Our Norway team would love to start planning your Arctic Getaway to Northern Norway

Arctic Getaway to Northern Norway in pictures

Walking through the Lyngen Alps during winter in Norway
Tromso at night during winter, Norway
Northern lights viewing a the Lyngen Experience in Norway

Dogsledding in Alta by Ismaele Tortella / Visit Norway

Dog Sledding In Alta during winter in Norway
Northern Lights Over Lyngen Alps during winter in Norway
Lightscape Zxitbrl Kbg Unsplash
View of the Lyngen Experience Lodge over the water at sundown, Norway