Two Nights and Three Activities. Northern Lights Chase. Whale and Wildlife Safari. Dogsledding.
A package if you like to get the essence of arctic exploration. The best form the sky, the sea and the wilderness - starting point is Tromsø.
This is three major, arctic experiences packed into two amazing days.
Activity 1. The first night you chase the northern lights. Exciting in itself, and if you succeed, a fairytale for life!
Activity 2. A fjord-safari looking for wildlife and whales. Be on your toes and keep observing the surroundings. You might see the sea eagles hovering or some seals playing. Our main target is to get to the spot where we find the humpback whales diving and the killer whales passing.
Activity 3. The wilderness. We start with a bus-drive to Camp Tamok, The Gateway to Wilderness and will experience the most classical arctic activity: Dogsledding.
The Nights. The accommodation Scandic Ishavshotellet has one of the best locations in Tromsø, down by the sea overlooking the harbor and the fjord.
Step by step schedule of the package showing all activities and accommodations, view it here on the web or click the link on the right to download it to your device.
Check in Scandic Ishavshotel: From 15:00 - 18:00.
Location: Tromsø city centre - Fredrik Langesgate 2.
Meeting place & time: Kirkegata 2, Tromsø 19:15 inside/outside Tourist shop. Please note that before the tour you can wait inside the heated shop and use the toilet facilities.
Location of the tour: Weather dependant.
Criteria to see the Aurora Borealis: Cloud-free sky, powerful geomagnetic storms & to be outdoors observing the night sky.
Aurora guarantee: The Northern Lights known as Aurora Borealis is a natural phenomenon, and can’t be guaranteed. However, given our experience, most of our tours are successful.
Photos of the tour: The guide will take high-resolution photos of the chase, which will be shared free of charge after the tour. If you would like to have a portrait with the Northern Lights, please approach our guide with the request.
Food & beverage: We will serve hot drinks & biscuits, but we highly recommend to eat dinner before the tour and perhaps bring some snacks & water along.
What to wear & bring with you: We recommend dressing in layers so you can adjust your clothing to the weather. We advise to bring along wind & waterproof outer layers and several warm inner layers. Hat, scarf & gloves are essential. We recommend spacious winter boots & winter socks. However, we have winter suites to borrow if needed.
Group size: Maximum group size is 16 guests.
Technically arranged by: Aurora Borealis Tromsø.
Meeting place: Tromsø Harbour - Kystens Hus.
Meeting time: 08:45.
Duration of the tour: 6 - 7 hrs.
Time till Whale sighting area: From 1 - 3 hrs.
The route: Duration and destinations seen on tour can differ from day to day based on the weather conditions.
Whale guarantee: Please note that whale sightings cannot be guaranteed. Sightings can be affected by weather conditions and natural whale behaviour.
Facilities: Comfortable & warm lounge, lavatories & several outside decks.
Food & beverage: There is coffee, tea available for self-service, and you buy food and snacks onboard the ships kiosk.
Meeting place & time: Outside the Magic Ice Bar, Kaigata 4, Tromsø.
Duration til Camp Tamok: 75 min scenic transfer.
What to wear & bring with you: At Camp Tamok, we will provide warm winter clothing - winter overall suits, boots, hat & mittens. However, we recommend dressing in warm winter clothing and in layers so you can adjust your clothing to the weather.
Dog Sledding: Our guide will go through safety instructions and a practical demonstration. Two people share each sled and Husky team. One is the “musher” (driver), and the other can sit back and enjoy the ride. You can switch places midway during the 12 km dog sledding trail. Depending on snow conditions, we will spend approx—1 hr 30 min to complete the trail.
You do not need any previous skills to mush a husky team. All you need is reasonable physical health and an eagerness to try something new.
Food & beverage: After the dog sledding adventure, we will serve you a hot meal in a traditional North Norwegian setting around the open fire in a reindeer herder’s tent.
Breakfast time: Weekdays 07:00 - 10:00 & weekends from 08:00 - 11:00.
Check out: Latest at 12:00.