The Magical Arctic - Tromso & Senja
From $1934 Per Person
Semi Escorted, 6 Days/5 Nights
Mid October, 2017 - March, 2018
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.
Come and enjoy the magic of the Arctic!
Dates: Tuesdays and Saturdays, October 17, 2017 - March 27, 2018.
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
Day 2: Tromso to Senja
Breakfast at the hotel and departure according to day of the week. You will take a boat from Tromso to Finnsnes (Tuesday at 4:15PM or Saturday at 3:00PM). The journey by boat takes about 75 minutes and lets you experience coastal nature. The 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. Dinner will be served in the cozy maritime-style restaurant. Time to relax or go for a short walk in the evening. Overnight Mefjord Brygge 3 nights
Day 3: Senja Island
Breakfast is served at 09:00, thereafter you will meet your guide and make the necessary plans for the next couple of days with regards to the current season and weather conditions. In daylight you will go for a boat/bus fjord safari to see wildlife and the untamed marine landscape (about 3 hours). Lunch in-route or upon your return to Mefjordvar. Some time to relax in the afternoon. Enjoy a traditional Norwegian dinner, served in the early evening allowing time to get ready for the night time activity. Tonight, your guide will take you to some remote spots to see Northern Lights – you will visit scenic vantage points where it is possible to admire Aurora Borealis without light pollution. Pure magic!
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 we will make 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 Mefjordvar. 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.
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. Overnight 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:
- 2 nights accommodation in Tromso with breakfast (pre, post Senja Island)
- Transportation by boat from Tromso to Finnsnes
- Transportation, roundtrip, by car with driver from Finnsnes to Mefjord Brygge
- 3 nights accommodation on Senja Island at Mefjord Brygge apartments with dinners and breakfast
- Planning meeting with guide
- Two 3 hour tours/excursions – wildlife safari, marine landscape and the area of Mefjord, with lunch (or lunch at hotel)
- Guided Northern Lights explorations
- Hurtigruten cruise from Finnsnes to Tromso
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: December – 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.