Orcas by Ismaele Tortella / Visit Norway

Orcas In Skjervøy, Northern Norway


Arctic Silence at the Top of the World

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    Holiday Duration

    5 nights

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    Best Time To Go

    November - March

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    Price From

    £1750 per person

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    Wild Rating

    3 out of 5

Holiday Idea

From a stay in Northern Norway's cultural hub of Tromso to days spent on a secluded island in a charming Nordic sea cabin, experience the pure silence of the Arctic on this exclusive winter holiday. Snowshoe by sparkling fjords, hunt for the magical aurora by electric Tesla X, and set sail to search for killer whales on an eco-friendly electric vessel.


Snowshoe hiking by Pukka Travels

Snowshoe hike in Arctic Norway

The northern lights by Yngve Olsen Saebbe / nordnorge.com

Northern lights over Tromsø, Norway

Day 1 | Arrive in Northern Norway

Arrive in Norway's lively city of Tromsø and transfer to your hotel where you will stay for the next three nights. During the evening, head out by custom built 4X4 van with your guide - a professional photographer - to search for the northern lights. Help is provided with your own camera settings, plus you can download your guide's photos from the evening.

Northern lights over Northern Norway

Day 2 | Snowshoe Hike & Northern Lights Cruise

Today you have a guided snowshoe hike on Tromsøya, surrounded by beautiful Arctic scenery. There are plenty of opportunities to capture the magnificent scenery with the lens of your camera, plus a stop will be made for hot drinks and lefse - a delicious local sweet delicacy. Return to Tromsø and spend the afternoon exploring at leisure. Perhaps head to Polaria, Tromsø's wild and wonderful museum focussed on all things Arctic. During the evening meet at Tromsø harbour for a northern lights cruise. Enjoy a delicious dinner on board, produced by one of the local restaurants. Don't forget to keep an eye out for those northern lights!

Orca by Ismaele Tortella / Visit Norway

The dorsal fin of an Orca in Northern Norway

Day 3 | Silent Whale Watching

Today, sail in silence aboard the Brim Explorer, a non-polluting catamaran to search for Orcas and Humpback whales feeding in the icy waters. You will arrive in time to enjoy the few hours of polar daylight that the Tromsø winter season gives. On the way to the whale watching area, admire breath-taking views of the Tromsø fjords and frozen landscapes from the hybrid-electric boat.

Viewpoint looking over the snowy mountains in Norway

Day 4 | Tromso Sight Seeing & Ferry To Vengsoy

Spend the morning at leisure in Tromso. Perhaps take a trip on the cable car to experience incredible views of the city. Why not head to the fabulous Fjellstua restaurant where you can take in the breathtaking views while enjoying a delicious local meal, or select a lighter lunch from the cafe. Later transfer to Bellvik and take the ferry to Vengsoy. Check into the beautiful Vengsoy Rorbuer sea lodge for a two-night stay.

View of Vengsoy Rorbuer on the island of Vengsoy, Norway

Day 5 | Nordic Sea Lodge

This morning, relax and enjoy your surroundings from the comfort of your luxuriously cosy lodge. Perhaps book an optional excursion with hosts Maria and Nils- Jorgen, who offer a wealth of knowledge in the best hiking trails, fishing spots and places to spot spectacular sea life. After dark, be sure to keep a look out for the northern lights swirling overhead from the heated hot tub on the outside deck. 

Northern Lights by Jake Osborne / Visitnorway.com

Northern lights over Tromso in Northern Norway

Day 6 | Departure Day

Enjoy a morning at leisure in the lodge. Later in the afternoon, take the ferry back to Bellvik and transfer back to Tromso airport for your departure plans.

Where will I rest my head?

What's included

  • Return airport transfers by airport bus
  • Return transfers by private taxi from Tromso to the ferry port in Belvik
  • Return ferry tickets to the island of Vengsoy
  • Three nights at Clarion Hotel The Edge based on a superior double/twin room including daily buffet breakfast
  • Two nights in a Nordic sea cabin on the island of Vengsøy on a self-catering basis 
  • A guided snowshoe hike
  • Guided northern lights hunt by custom-built 4X4 minivan. Includes locally made food, biscuits and hot beverages and use of pro tripods and headlamps. Professional photos from the tour are available to download after the tour. Duration 5½ - 9 hours
  • Guided silent whale-watching safari aboard the hybrid-electric Brim Explorer including a hearty stew served onboard. Duration approx. 8 hours
    NB! The silent whale watching operates from 1 November to 25 January when the whales are expected to be feeding in the herring-rich fjords. After this date, an Arctic scenery fjord safari is included.
  • Northern lights dinner cruise aboard the hybrid-electric Brim Explorer. Duration approx. 3 hours
  • All Where The Wild Is customers have free access to their holiday details via our mobile travel app. All travel documents, detailed travel itinerary, flight information (when supplied), packing lists, resort information, and dining recommendations are stored in our easy-to-use app - an excellent tool for travelling.
  • Access to our dedicated 24-hour emergency assistance telephone line, giving you peace of mind that should you need help while you are away, we are just a phone call away.


The above price is based on two people travelling together and sharing a room.

Experience the Arctic in silence on this eco-friendly trip to Northern Norway

Vensoy Rorbuer Cabins, Norway
Tromso in the blue light, Norway
Vengsoy Rorbuer sea view, Norway
Tromso at night on the water, Norway
The pier at Vengsoy Rorbuer in Northern Norway
The Brim Explorer Catamaran, Northern Norway
The dorsal fin of an Orca in Northern Norway