New Years Northern Lights Adventure

New Years Northern Lights Adventure

New Years on 69° North – Aurora chasing and Arctic wildlife

Celebrate the New Year the Arctic way! On this 6-day adventure, try reindeer sledding through the untouched winter landscape and participate in a hunt for the Northern Lights. Visit the beautiful island of Sommarøy and its local fishing community, for a close encounter with the whales and watch the Northern Lights dancing in the clear Arctic skies above you at night.

Sommarøy:

On this New Years Northern Lights Adventure you will be spending time in
Sommarøy. Sommarøy is a vibrant coastal community, located about an hour’s drive from Tromsø through the county Troms’ scenic fjord and coastal landscape.  The community and its 261 inhabitants (2012), is one of the busiest fishing villages in the area and has kept its ancient fishing traditions alive.

The island is well-known for its stunning white coral beaches and beautiful panorama views. Its crystal-clear water and white sand beaches have caught the attention of many local and foreign admirers. Sommarøy is not only rich in fish, it generally enjoys a rich marine life, including various species of birds, among which the majestic sea eagles are certainly the most impressive. During the winter month (November to January), whales come to the island and are resting close to land here. It takes only a short trip by boat to get close to these ocean giants.

North of Sommarøy you can spot many smaller islands scattered in the sea; most of them uninhabited. Håja is the highest of these and rises 486 meters out of the ocean. The island is said to have been source of inspiration for the shape and design of Tromsø’s Arctic Cathedral, Ishavskatedralen.

Detail Description
Destination Sommarøy Norway
Holiday Type Winter Adventure
Start/Finish Tromso
Duration 5 Days – 4 nights
Grade Easy
Season December 28th 2018

28.12.2018:

Welcome to the Northern Lights capital Tromsø! Make your way to the Aurora hotel, where a light evening dinner awaits you and get a first impression of this lively Arctic town.

  • Transfer from the airport to the Clarion Collection Aurora hotel
  • Overnight at the Clarion Collection Aurora incl. breakfast a light supplementary evening meal and free use of the sauna and outdoor hot tub

29.12.2018:

Today, you will leave civilisation behind, heading into the wilderness. Feed the reindeer and go on a sled ride in the untouched winter landscape. Enjoy lunch by the fireplace before heading back to Tromsø on a scenic drive. Have a light evening buffet at the Aurora hotel and relax in the hot tub with fantastic harbour views. In the evening, join a hunt for the Northern lights. Get help shooting some photos of these unforgettable moments.

  • Reindeer feeding and Sami culture incl. warm clothing a hot meal and hot drinks (10:00-14:30)
  • Overnight at the Clarion Collection Aurora incl. breakfast a light supplementary evening meal (18:00-21:00) and free use of the sauna and outdoor hot tub
  • Northern Lights chase by minibus incl. warm clothing, hot drinks and cookies, as well as digital pictures from the excursion (Start: 19:30, duration 5-6 hours)

30.12.2018:

After breakfast, you are picked up for a scenic drive out to the remote island of Sommarøy, where you will spend the next two nights. Familiarise yourself with the stunning surroundings and enjoy the lunch of the day in the hotel’s restaurant. Relax in the modern sauna before dinner is served.

  • Wildlife and culture tour with a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) (9:00-13:30) incl. warm clothing hot drinks and snacks
  • Afternoon transfer to Sommarøy (16.30), upon arrival you will receive warm clothing that you can keep for the entire stay on the island.
  • 3-course-dinner at the hotel’s restaurant
  • Overnight at the Sommarøy Arctic hotel incl. breakfast and free use of the hotels sauna
  • Northern Lights camp with a local guide on the Island after dinner

31.12.2018:

  • Guided walk with a local guide on the island
  • Lunch at the hotel
  • New Years buffet, live music and fireworks at the hotel to celebrate the New Year
  • Overnight at the Sommarøy Arctic hotel incl. breakfast and free use of the hotels sauna

 


01.01.2019:

Time to check out and transfer to the airport or the city center. (9:00)

Please note the return transfer may be too late for you flight departure. It is possible to book a private transfer at an earlier time if required.

Available on 28th December 2018

Price:
€1390 per person in a double room
€1599 per person in a single room

Included:

  • 2 Night at Clarion Collection Aurora incl. light evening buffet, breakfast and free use of the sauna and outdoor hot tub
  • 2 Nights at Sommarøy Arctic hotel with full board, transfers to and from the island
  • New Years buffet, live music and fireworks at the hotel to celebrate the New Year at the Sommarøy Arctic Hotel
  • Reindeer feeding and sledding, incl. transfers, lunch, warm clothing and a guide
  • Northern Lights tour on Sommarøy and from Tromsø

Add – on options:

  • Extra night in Tromsø or on Sommarøy
  • Additional activities
  • Airport transfer upon arrival
  • Superior room upgrades
    • 2 Nights at Clarion Collection Aurora incl. light evening buffet and breakfast.

      Boasting a picturesque seaside location, the Clarion Collection® Hotel Aurora offers beautiful views of the scenic harbor and Tromsø Sound. This Tromsø hotel is just minutes from one of the area’s most famous landmarks, the Arctic Cathedral (Ishavskatedralen). The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet), the Tromsø Bridge, the University of Tromsø (Universitetet i Tromsø) and the Tromsø Museum are just minutes away.

    • 2 Nights at Sommarøy Arctic hotel with full board, transfers to and from the island

Fly to Tromso with Norwegian or SAS Via Oslo

On arrival take taxi or bus to Hotel. We can arrange private transfers.

Adventure Holidays do not book flights. We do advise on the best fares and schedules to book.

From Price pp

€1,390

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