Midnight Sun & Wildlife in Tromsø, Norway

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Availability : Daily, May-August

Midnight Sun & Wildlife in Tromsø, Norway

Highlights Include:

  • Experiencing the midnight sun from a kayak
  • Meeting the local huskies
  • Time in the Arctic capital Tromsø
  • Leisure time in Oslo
Tour Details

From: $2,989 per person | Single supplement from $409

Price includes transatlantic airfare from New York (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city)

8 days

2020 Departures:  Daily, May – August

With this package, you will get an introduction to the Arctic Capital during the summer when the nights are bright and the locals are especially cheerful! Enjoy a mix of cultural and active excursions to thoroughly explore Tromsø and the surrounding area. If you are looking for a more active experience, just ask. We have a variety of excursions available for the more adventurous like hiking with huskies, glacier walks, bicycle tours, and more.

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Itinerary
This is a sample semi-independent itinerary. Travel will be independent with guided tours and activities along the way. Our Destination Specialists will work with you to create an itinerary to meet your preferences.

Day 1Departure from US

Day 2Arrive Oslo, Norway

Arrive in Norway’s capital and transfer by airport train to the city. Remainder of day and evening at leisure to explore Oslo on your own. Oslo is a nature centric city, with greenery and wooded areas never far away. Besides enjoying these spaces, it is recommended to take the ferry down to the island Bygdøy to see the many museums there, including the Viking Ship Museum. Another suggestion is a stroll through Vigelandsparken, the largest single artist sculpture garden in the world. Overnight in Oslo

Day 3Fly to Tromsø | Meals: B

Take the train back out to the airport today and fly north to Tromsø. Upon arrival, board the airport bus for a ride into the city center. Tromsø experiences the Midnight Sun from the end of May through the end of July. It is an amazing time to visit the Capital of the Arctic. During free time in the city you are encouraged to take a midnight ride on the Tromsø Cable Car to the Storsteinen Ledge for a phenomenal view. Also visit the Polaria Aquarium and Arctic Experience for an introduction to arctic marine life. Overnight in Tromsø

Day 4City Tour and Wildlife Experience | Meals: B

Begin your visit to Norway’s arctic capital with an introduction to the city on an electric bicycle. They are easy to ride, and you’ll see the highlights of Tromso and surrounding area on this guided tour. You will hear about the city, view the panorama from the height of the ski jumps, visit a farm, the sandy beach, botanical garden, and largest lake with its bird reserve. In the afternoon, you may wish to stop by Polaria, in its interesting building, to observe their playful bearded seals and aquariums. Late this evening, in the light of the midnight sun, you will depart Tromsø on a RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) and head out onto the water towards the uninhabited island of Gasvar. Along the way you are likely to spot wildlife like seals and sea eagles. Go ashore on Gasvar and explore on your own, using the natural light from the midnight sun to guide the way. You will return to Tromsø around 1:30 a.m. Overnight in Tromsø

Day 5Visit to Husky Farm | Meals: B

This afternoon’s tour is a visit to Lapland’s cutest residents – huskies! You will be taken out of the city to a farm where over 300 huskies live year round. Enjoy a tour of the dog yard and meeting the huskies, both puppies and grown dogs. You can enjoy a hot drink or a meal at the Husky Café before heading back to Tromsø. Tonight is at leisure to enjoy the midnight sun from Tromsø as you’d like. Overnight in Tromsø

Day 6Midnight Sun Kayaking | Meals: B

Spend today enjoying Tromsø independently, or join another optional excursion. Tonight, enjoy the Midnight Sun from the water around the nearby Kvaløya Island, traveling by your own power on a kayak. Beginners are given double kayaks to share but more experienced kayakers can use a single kayak. After a brief practice paddle, you will set out. Enjoy about 4 hours of kayaking in the midnight sun with your guide sharing information on the surrounding area and any wildlife you may see! You will be returned to Tromsø around 2:30 a.m. Overnight in Tromsø

Day 7Fly to Oslo | Meals: B

Say goodbye to Tromsø today. Take the bus back to the airport and fly to Oslo. Check into your airport hotel for your final night in Norway. Overnight in Oslo Airport Hotel

Day 8Depart Oslo, Norway | Meals: B

Breakfast at your hotel, then transfer by airport train to the airport for your return flight to the US – or extend your stay in Scandinavia!

Included
  • Transatlantic airfare from New York including government taxes & fuel surcharges
    (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city)
  • Flights Oslo-Tromsø including government taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Six nights’ accommodation
  • Airport transfers as indicated
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Tour of Tromsø on E-bike
  • Midnight Sun RIB Safari
  • Visit to Husky Home
  • Midnight Sun Kayaking
Not Included
  • Airline fees including meals, seat reservations, and luggage costs
  • Travel insurance, recommended
  • Fees for passports
  • Transfers, sightseeing, activities, meals, and beverages not specified
  • Luggage handling at airports and hotels
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, spa services, internet, phone, etc.
Optional Excursions
At additional cost, subject to availability
  • Fjord Cruise – sail around Tromsøya on a converted fishing vessel, perhaps even try your hand at fishing
  • Nordic Husky Hike – hike through the mountains with a group of local huskies and their handler, hopefully spotting local wildlife along the way and ending with a visit to the puppies 
  • Husky Puppy Training – visit the husky puppies and help exercise and train them at their farm
  • Beer Safari – tour Tromsø’s city center while also stopping and sampling 10 local beers and tapas
  • Taste of Norwegian Seafood by RIB – take a RIB to a nearby island to enjoy a seafood sampling cooked over an open fire in the traditional Sámi way 
  • Sea Birds & Seals by RIB with Museum Visit – visit the Tromsø Museum for an introduction to the sea and bird life of Tromsø before heading out on a RIB to explore the wildlife up close 
Notes
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