Ultimate North of Norway

Ultimate North of Norway

Depart:
Independent Tour-Land Only

6 Days/ 5 Nights

Daily January 1-April 1

Your winter holiday begins in the Northern Norway Capital, Tromso is the home of the northernmost university and has the Arctic Sea as its closest neighbor. Tromso is situated above the Arctic Circle and right in the center of the Northern Lights zone. After enjoying the pulsating cultural and urban life of Tromso. The Hurtigruten cruise will take you for an unforgettable journey further up north along the Norwegian coast line. When you thought this winter experience couldn't be more maximized, check in at Alta Igloo Hotel, a hotel completely built by snow and ice.
Price per Person:
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Package Includes:
3 nights superior tourist class/first class hotel accommodation all with private facilities
1 night on board Hurtigruten in outside cabin, breakfast and dinner included-drinks not included
1 night at the Sorrisniva Igloo hotel in a cold room, breakfast and transfers included
3-course dinner at the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel-drinks not included
3 hours snowmobile safari (2 persons per snowmobile), including transfer, warm clothing and safety equipment and coffee/tea.
Hotel taxes and service charges
Itinerary
Day 1 Tromso
Upon arrival to Tromso self transfer to your centrally located hotel. Tromso is often referred to as the "Arctic Capital" and is the largest Norwegian city above the Arctic circle. In Tromso we suggest a visit to the famous "Polaria", housed in a very distinctive building that represents ice floes that have been pressed up on land by the rough seas of the Arctic. Polaria has an Arctic aquarium, interesting knowledge-based exhibits and a panoramic cinema. Tromso is known for having 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. Because of the planet's rotation, Tromso moves into the aurora zone around 6 pm, and moves out again around midnight. The Northern light does not appear every night but the chances to experience it in Tromso are definitely big! Overnight at the Clarion Collection Hotel With or similar.

Day 2 Tromso-Honningsvag Cruise
Breakfast at the hotel. Half day of leisure before boarding (self transfer to pier) the Hurtigruten cruise ship in the afternoon on board one of the Hurtigruten cruise ships you have a unique opportunity to explore the wonderful arctic landscape from the sea. With the glaciers, the colorful culture of the Inuit and wild animals this makes Hurtigruten one of the most exciting and beautiful voyages in the world. Overnight on board Hurtigruten in an outside cabin.

Day 3 North Cape And Honningsvag
Breakfast on board. Today you have reached your final port onboard the Hurtigruten, Honningsvag. From here you will go for an excursion to the northernmost point of Norway, the North Cape. The tour goes by bus from Honningsvag through the sub-arctic landscape towards your destination. The plateau itself rises 307 meters up from the Arctic Ocean which gives you a Majestic view. Entrance to the North Cape Hall with viewing platform, souvenir shops, cinema, cafeteria and restaurant, is included in the excursion. Transfer back to Honningsvag for overnight stay. Overnight at the Rica Hotel Honningsvag or similar.

Day 4 Honningsvag-Alta
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning is at your own leisure in Honningsvag before your journey continues by local bus to Alta in the afternoon. From Honningsvag you will drive through the underwater tunnel to the mainland, along the Porsangen fjord and across the pristine Sennalandet plains of Finnmark county, Norway's northernmost county. Overnight at the Rica Hotel Alta or similar.

Day 5 Alta-Sorrisniva
After having breakfast at the hotel start the day with a breathtaking snowmobile safari through the beautiful landscape of Finnmark. You will follow the old trade route towards Karasjok which offers a great variety of nature, from forest and valley to unending, snow-covered plains. You will also get a preview of the Igloo Hotel, your accommodation for the night before returning to Alta center. Later in the afternoon you'll be picked up again for your overnight at the Igloo Hotel. The hotel measures approx 2000 square meters and the entire hotel with its 30 rooms are completely made of snow and ice. The temperatures inside the igloo remain constant between minus 4 and minus 7. Thanks to natural reindeer-hides, "mattresses" and sleeping-bags that keep you warm, you will have a comfortable night. We recommend wearing woolen underwear and a hat during the night.Overnight at the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel.

Day 6 Alta-End of Tour
Breakfast and morning with sauna at the hotel before the bus takes you back to Alta. Self transfer to the airport. You can extend your stay in the north of Norway or continue to Oslo, Bergen, the Fjord area, Stockholm or Copenhagen.

Additional nights available.



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