Aurora Borealis 2019 Norway

Welcome to the Arctic Adventures!

Yes, it is dark here. However, you may find it difficult to sleep in Norway with all the beautiful Northern Lights.
So you might as well stay awake at our miracle tour Northern Lights MAX — included.

Just have a look and BOOK  IMMEDIATELY your Winter Fairy Tale!

It is definitely difficult to experience fully the lifestyle of a Tromsø inhabitant just within one short trip. But if there is anything that can help you satisfy your cravings for the Norwegian culture and activities, it undoubtedly tends to be this tour!

As soon as you will arrive in the northern capital of Norway, you will get to discover this marvellous city of Tromsø, explore its attractions and, in particular, the Ice Dome. But most of the time you will spend on the nature, rejoicing in a wildlife safari or a reindeer sledding tour. Dog sledding and snowmobiling tours will surely satisfy your hunger for activities, making this adventure a never-tobe-forgotten one. You can be sure that, after observing the Northern Lights, you will eternally be impressed by the Norwegian nature!

Upon arrival, proceed to speed train Flytoget or bus toward Oslo. After checking in with your cozy hotel Thon Opera 4*, you can explore Oslo independently.

Norway Holidays 2019 UnikturThere are plenty of places and attractions one should explore in Oslo, but we recommend you to start your independent city tour by exploring the historical center of this city.

  • Start your way by having a promenade across Karl Johans gate, the central street that consists of two twin arteries. The central street is also a place where you can see many of Oslo’s important (and historical) edifices, including the Royal Palace of Oslo, Oslo University, Storting (the Parliament), National Theater, and the Cathedral of Oslo.
  • The Oslo City Hall, a monumental red-brick building, is located just 5 minutes of walking away from the central street. It took more than 3 decades to erect this building, which depicts the entire history of the Norwegian nation. Around that area, you can also explore Aker Brygge, a popular venue among locals and foreigners alike, Akershus Fortress, and Nobel Peace Center.
  • Oslo is also well known for its sculptural parks, and visiting Gustav Vigeland Park (included in sightseeing tour next day), Tjuvholmen Sculpture Park, and Ekeberg Park is a must. The modern area of Tjuvholmen is particularly appealing to those who are interested in contemporary art, with the Astrup Fearnley Museum being the key magnet for such curious minds.

Norway Holidays 2019 Uniktur

Next morning, you will meet your tour leader in Oslo. After a small briefing, you will check out from your hotel and kick off your Oslo sightseeing tour.

During six hours of the tour, you will attend city centre, Akershus fortress, Oslo City Hall, Vigeland Park, Holmenkollen with its famous ski jump, Viking Ships museum and stop for a short lunch in the famous Oslo cafe Frognerseteren.

You will part ways with your tour guide, go to the airport and travel to polar capital Tromsø. There you will be met and transferred to the  Quality Hotel Saga.

  • You will have the opportunity to spend time getting to know Sami, the indigenous people of the north and their culture. You will be able to join an enjoyable reindeer sledding, tasting Sami food, learning about specific artifacts unique to their culture, hear stories and the traditional Sami song, the joik.
  • When you come back to your hotel, you can spend a couple of hours exploring Tromsø independently. You will be amazed by how lively and hospitable with a lot of small restaurants and cafes, as well as shops and smiling people.
  • Past six o’ clock, get ready to the new adventure where you will be literally hunting for northern lights. Aurora Borealis on a minibus will be offering you a personal experience where you will be travelling in a minibus with local knowledge and years of experience when it comes to searching and photographing northern lights. The minibus will be used as a shelter and a base to find thermal winter suits, hot drinks, lefse and sweet snacks.

Aurora Borealis UnikturThere will be a high focus on night-time and taking pictures of Northern Lights, so remember to bring your camera.

We offer a fun experience at sea for those who love nature and seek adventure: RIB cruise.

We will meet you at city harbour where the captain will inform you about the trip, provide safety briefings and ensure you dress appropriately for the weather conditions with thermal suits, boots, goggles and balaclava.

  • You will have the opportunity to see the city, fjords, mountains and the Arctic landscape by boat, as it is a wonderful way to explore the nature and local wildlife. You may see animals such as sea eagles, seals, harbour porpoises and much more. Towards the beginning and the end of the whale season, you have a chance to meet exciting creatures such as humpback whales or orcas. This is a wonderful experience for those who enjoy photography and enjoy a little speed.

After lunch, take a good rest for your overnight program. You don’t need to check out, but pack your luggage and bring it to the reception. Your room will be waiting for you when you will be back the next day. The minibus will bring you to the camping place with charming wooden cabins and Sami lavvu

  • The dog sledding trips will give you a wonderful opportunity to experience Northern Lights. You will drive the dog sled by yourself as you explore the snowy landscapes and through the Vass valley, which is an uninhabited forest surrounded by mountains. Upon arrival on the camp, you’ll receive appropriate clothes for the occasion such as outdoor clothes and shoes in order to keep you warm during your stay and instructions on how to drive a dog sled by professionals. You will be driving in pairs, with one driver and one passenger on each sled with an opportunity to switch places half way through the trip. The road ahead will be at a total distance of 10-12km, and you will be on the sled for 1.5-2 hours.

arctic adventure UnikturOvernight: wooden cabin Sami lavvu. 

  • You will have the opportunity to explore the majestic Lyngen Alps with a local guide on this scenic and safe Snowmobile Safari where you see most gorgeous nature. The area of the Lyngen Alps provides some of the most mesmerizing scenery in Norway. Throughout the tour, safety is of utmost importance as we will follow approved and established trails. The guide will give an explanation on how to drive the snowmobile. There will be two guests on each snowmobile, who may change seats halfway through the trip. You will make several stops during our journey. This trip focuses on sightseeing, taking photos and enjoying the incredible scenery of mountains, fjords and forests. During the stops, the guide will tell interesting facts and stories.
  • Once we’re back at the camp, freshly made fish soup will be served (vegetarian options are available on request when booking) with baked bread.

Important: in order to drive the snowmobile you have to have driving licence.

Snowmobile safari UnikturWe have another option for morning tour for those who does not want to go on snowmobile: ice fishing and snowshoe walking tour.

This will include snowshoe walking to the frozen lake, drilling holes in the ice, fishing and tasting the self-caught fish which will be grilled on a bonfire. In the camp you’ll receive thermal suits, gloves, boots and hats for warmth. We will have a short ride to the frozen lake before the snowshoe equipment will be put on. Then we will walk out into the winter scenery. Sit back and relax as you try to catch lots of trout and char as you enjoy a hot cup of cocoa. The fish that you caught will be either prepared on the spot or at the camp in the Sami lavvu.

  • On your way back to Tromsø, you should visit the Tromsø Ice Dom. Each year, they’re carved by expert artists where you get to enjoy their beautiful sculptures which are lit by ethereal glows. The themes will range everything from Nothern Lights to the local Sami culture. Once entering the Ice Domes, you will be welcomed to the ice bar with a drink served in an ice glass. After having the chance to visit the domes’ indoor cinema to watch a short film on how the domes are carved, you will be treated to a lunch of Arctic tapas and a warm drink.

After you return to hotel, take a short rest and get ready to the beautiful Northern Lights cruise. Seeing the Northern Lights from the sea on a boat is an incredible opportunity and an unforgettable experience.

The different places you will visit on this cruise should provide plenty of different views of the sky and offer several opportunities to see the Aurora Borealis.

After breakfast and check out a bus will drive you to Tromsø airport and you will depart to Oslo.

This rich program includes:

  • Accommodation in 4* hotels,  5 nights*
  • Domestic flight Oslo — Tromso*-Oslo

Tours:

  • Guided sightseeing tour in Oslo, 6 hours
  • Northern Lights tour***
  • Dog Sledding tour
  • Reindeer Sledding tour
  • RIB Wildlife Safari
  • Snowmobiling tour
  • Northern Lights Cruise
  • Visit Tromso Ice Dome**
  • Transfers to airports*
  • Admission to Viking Ships museum*

Meals:

  • Breakfast is included
  • Hot drinks/coffee are included in all tours
  • 3-course dinner on overnight program
  • Lunch/local food tasting is included in sledding and snowmobiling tours

*You can join us in Tromsø on Day 2, follow the program until Day 6. The cost for Oslo accommodation, full-day guided sightseeing tour, domestic flight and airport transfers will be removed from the price.

** Tromsø Ice Dome is built every year. The exact location and tour duration are subject for change.

***We cannot guarantee Northern Lights or any other natural phenomenon. There are many things that affect the visibility of the Northern Lights like magnetic activity, the position of the sun and cloudiness of the sky. We added therefore 4 evening with different settings in order to maximize your chances.

  • Price in double occupancy € 1987

  • Price in single occupancy € 2181

  • Price for the short program, double occupancy € 1512

  • Price for the short program, single occupancy € 1817