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Norway Northern Explorer

Tailor Made Itinerary

7 Days From €5,597

Overview

Home to the Sami, the northernmost indigenous people in Europe, these wild lands provide the spectacular backdrop to a week-long winter adventure deep in the Arctic landscapes of northern Norway.

Encompassing all the best that a winter land-based journey can offer, this breathtaking adventure takes you through forests of pine and spectacular mountain scenery as you journey from the city of Alta to the fjords of the Lyngen Alps and on to the cultural charms of Tromsø.

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the wilderness via snowmobile, husky sled, fat bike, sleigh and snowshoe
  • Take the chance to watch the Aurora Borealis from a catamaran
  • Sample a three-course Arctic menu in the impressive setting of the world’s northernmost ice hotel
  • Discover the Sami culture in the warmth of a traditional lavvu tent
  • Try ice fishing and sample the catch of the day cooked over an open fire

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: ALTA

DAY 1: ALTA

Arriving at Alta airport today, you will be met and transferred to the Scandic Alta for your two-night stay. Only a five-minute walk from the Northern Lights Cathedral, the accommodation provides the ideal base to explore the breathtaking landscapes of Norwegian Lapland.

Scandic Hotel Alta

DAY 2: ALTA

DAY 2: ALTA

Following breakfast, head off on a city tour exploring Alta's cultural sights or go on a fat bike tour. Begin the tour at the Northern Lights Cathedral, a symbol of Alta which combines natural and spiritual elements which has a fascinating exhibition outlining the science behind the Aurora Borealis. For the more adventurous, fat biking along snowmobile trails allows for a great way to see the Alta Valley, stopping for a fireside snack and hot drink on the way. This evening sees you snaking through Alta's snow-covered forests on a Norwegian Fjord horse sleigh, in search of the Northern Lights. Stop for a warming fireside dinner at a wilderness shelter where you will also have the chance to photograph the Northern Lights (weather permitting).

Scandic Hotel Alta
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3: ALTA

DAY 3: ALTA

Try another classic Arctic activity this morning, snowshoeing and ice fishing. Your guide will meet you at the hotel and take you to get your snowshoes fitted. You can choose to wear skis if you prefer. Once kitted out, hike through the pine forests in search of animal tracks and the peaceful moments created by nature. A husky dog will pull along the equipment needed for catching your lunch. Try your hand at ice fishing with the hope of tasting it over an open fire in a traditional lavvo tent. Return to the hotel where your transfer to Sorrisniva awaits. The world’s most northern ice hotel is built anew every year with varying themes and designs. Following a delicious three-course meal, meet your guide who will take you through the forest to a lavvu tent on a reindeer sled where you will learn Sami cultures and traditions.

Scandic Hotel Alta
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: ALTA - LYNGEN ALPS

DAY 4: ALTA - LYNGEN ALPS

You will be met at the lodge by your private driver and vehicle. Travel further into the wilds of Lapland to the beautiful fjords of Lyngen. The total drive time today is approximately five hours but there will be plenty of opportunity to stretch your legs and take photos of the incredibly beautiful scenery, often without a person in sight. Enjoy dinner tonight before relaxing in Lyngen Experience Lodge's outdoor hot tub overlooking the ocean and mountains, hopefully with the Northern Lights dancing above.

Lyngen Experience Lodge
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5: LYNGEN ALPS

DAY 5: LYNGEN ALPS

Today you will be exploring the Lyngen Alps area by snowmobile. The trail will take you up to the mountains, where you can stop to take photos or take in the incredible scenery. Return to the lodge for a free afternoon. The northern location of Lyngen allows for good whale watching opportunities so you can take the opportunity to go on a whale safari into the stunning fjords. Dinner is included tonight once more at the lodge.

Lyngen Experience Lodge
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6: LYNGEN - TROMSO

DAY 6: LYNGEN - TROMSO

Meet your trusty pack at the husky kennel this morning. Your guide will instruct you on how to mush the huskies in preparation for a sled ride into surrounding majestic landscapes with only the sounds of paws in snow breaking the silence. Depart after lunch in a private transfer to Tromsø. Located some 350 kilometres to the north of the Arctic Circle and ringed by mountains and fjords, Norway's 'Paris of the North' is an engaging mix of natural and cultural attractions. This afternoon will be free to explore at your own pace before setting sail on a Northern Lights sailing tour. The catamaran has comfortable nets with reindeer skin blankets to keep you warm as you view the sky.

Clarion Hotel The Edge
Breakfast

DAY 7: TROMSO

DAY 7: TROMSO

Enjoy your last breakfast in the Arctic before being transferred to the airport in time for your departing flight.

Clarion Hotel The Edge
Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Superior

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

NORWAY NORTHERN EXPLORER (7 DAYS) €5,597

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
Luxury - Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium - Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

If you book international flights through Wild Frontiers.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

START PLANNING YOUR TRIP

Our team of experts have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you plan your adventure of a lifetime.

WHEN TO GO

WHY WILD FRONTIERS?

Meet the expert, Jamie

Jamie is our Scandinavia and Arctic expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

Speak to Jamie by calling
+44 (0)20 3944 6258

Fjord whale watching season is November through to January and the viewing is some of the best in the world.

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