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Duration: 8 Days
Experience the Northern Lights in the outermost regions of Finland and Norway – Saariselkä to Tromsø including an expedition to the North Cape Plateau. This tour will give you the best chances of hunting the Northern Lights in many different locations and environments. Along the way you also have the opportunity to try a variety of winter activities: Husky dog sledding, reindeer safari, overnight stay in a snow hotel, snowmobiling and much more!
Experience the outermost regions of Finland and Norway
Tick off the Northern Lights off your bucket list
Choose from a variety of winter activities such as dog-sledding, snowmobiling and reindeer safari!
Meet the people of the Sami culture
Itinerary in Brief
Day 1: Arrival in Ivalo – Saariselka
Day 2: Saariselka
Day 3: Saariselka – Inari – Karasjok
Day 4: Karasjok – Honningsvag – North Cape
Day 5: Honningsvag – Alta
Day 6: Alta – Tromso
Day 7: Tromso
Day 8: Departure from Tromso
Day 1 – Arrival Ivalo - Saariselkä
Welcome to Ivalo airport. You will make your own transfer arrangements to Saariselka (approx. 30 mins from the airport) and the remainder of the day is spent at your leisure. In the evening, the tour leader will meet with you for dinner.
Welcome drink included.
Day 2 – Saariselkä
Today is at your leisure to choose from one of the many optional winter safaris on offer, from reindeer safari, husky safari, to snowmobile safaris and many more. In the evening, enjoy a Northern Lights journey by sleigh ride (sledge pulled by snowmobile), where you can sit back and enjoy the view and the ride. You will travel to the nearby fell district to see the beautiful fell scenery and if lucky and the sky is clear, experience the fascinating Northern Lights.
Day 3 – Saariselkä/Inari/Karasjok
Morning departure by private coach, via. Inari, where a stop and entrance to the Siida Sami Museum is included. Continue north west and later crossing the border to Norway , and shortly afterwards arriving in Karasjok, the Sami capital, with strong ties to the Sami culture, a home of the Sami Parliament, “Samediggi”.
Breakfast & dinner included.
Day 4 – Karasjok/ Honningsvåg/ North Cape
Early morning departure and the journey continues North, bound for the North Cape. Travelling through the North Cape tunnel we reach the Magerøya Island on which the North cape is situated. The North Cape cliff itself will be visited today (subject to weather conditions).
Breakfast & dinner included.
Day 5 – Honningsvåg - Alta
Today head south, and travel back along the Porsanger fjord, bound for Alta. “The Northern Lights city of Norway”. In the afternoon a visit to the Alta Museum to see the expositions about the local history of Northern Lights. The remainder of the afternoon evening is free, and why not try your luck and join in on a local Northern Lights safari, in and around Alta.
In Alta, you may choose to upgrade your overnight stay to the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel.
Day 6 – Alta - Tromsø
Today, drive along the Arctic fjords bound for Tromsø, the former starting point of many North Pole expeditions! The afternoon is spent at your leisure before the evening Northern Lights Safari begins.
Breakfast & light dinner included.
Day 7 – Tromsø
Day at leisure in Tromsø, where you have the opportunity to take an optional snowmobile safari, husky safari or many more exciting excursions.
Day 8 – Departure Tromsø
Today, you are welcome to depart at any time onwards to your next adventure!
Departs - Selected Dates (listed below)
Santa's Tunturi Hotel or similar
Scandic Hotel Bryggen
Scandic Alta Hotel
Clarion Hotel The Edge
Accommodation with private facilities
English-speaking guided tours*
Transportation by coach
Meals as specified
What’s not included?
International and internal airfares
Arrival/departure taxes or reciprocity fees, visa fees where applicable
Airport arrival/departure transfers**
Park entrance fees
Any items not mentioned as included
Tours are operated with English-speaking guides, except for
indicated tours with "*" which are bilingual tours operated in English
and Spanish or Portuguese.
Arrival and departure transfers are not included in the package price.
Please ask our consultants who can advise you on the best mode of
transport for you to reach your destination.