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Norway's Arctic Circle with Tromso Extension

5 Day Escorted Tour With Day Extension

Norway, Europe
Intermediate Pace

Extend your stay in Tromso with our 3-night extension.

2021 Dossier

2022 Dossier

Tour Highlights

  • Spend 3 further nights exploring Tromso at your own pace
  • City walk of historical Tromso
  • Dogsledding with Alaskan Huskies followed by a traditional meal.
  • Meet the huskies and puppies
  • Witness the stunning Northern Lights from the Aurora Camp
  • Reindeer sledding through stunning scenery
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Coach
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Airplane
Walking
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Number of nights

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Itinerary

Day 1
UK to Tromso

Arrive in Langnes where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Tromso.

Day 2
Tromso

Breakfast & Lunch

Following breakfast, depart for the Tromso Ice Domes* and change into your arctic gear for a fabulous day of adventure. Dogsledding with Alaskan huskies is an unforgettable once in a lifetime experience. Spend time with the huskies and their puppies before enjoying a delicious traditional lunch. After lunch enjoy a guided tour of the Tromso Ice Domes, consisting of the ice bar, ice cinema, ice restaurant and ice hotel suites which have themes that change every year. At the end of your tour enjoy a non-alcoholic ice shot at the ice bar. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 3
Tromso

Breakfast

After the excitement of yesterday's adventure today is at leisure to relax and unwind. For the more active of you an optional excursion will be available, depending on the month of your visit this will either be whale watching or a day cruise, both will offer magnificent scenery and a contrasting view of this stunning island from the sea. In the evening, you will drive to the Aurora Camp for the highlight of this tour, the wondrous Northern lights. Surrounding a campfire with the huskie puppies, admire the astonishing array of colours from the Aurora as they light up the sky. Sometimes referred to as the polar lights, this beautiful natural light display is caused by collisions between electrically charged particles released from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere and collide with gases such as oxygen and nitrogen. The beauty of the lights will quite literally take your breath away. Optional excursion (payable locally) - Boat trip and whale watching (dependant on time of year).

Day 4
Tromso

Breakfast & Lunch

After breakfast, you will change back into your arctic wear for your reindeer sledding experience. Delve into the world of the nomadic Arctic Tundra enjoying this authentic experience as the reindeer's gallop through the beautiful mountains and fjords. After your sledding, listen to stories from the Sami people and authentic reindeer herders before enjoying a traditional meal in a Lavvo (Sami tent), a perfect ending to a unique day.

Day 5
Tromso to UK

Breakfast

Following breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK, or remain in Tromso for your city stay extension.

Day 6-8
Tromso

Breakfast

Staying in Tromso, spend an additional 3 nights in your hotel on Bed and Breakfast giving you more time to explore the town and soak up the Norweigan culture.

Day 9
Tromso to UK

Breakfast

Following breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

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Dates & Prices

Thon Hotel Tromso

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Dates
Price (per person)
Dates available
January 2022
from £1,618
2 Dates
3rd Jan - 10th Jan
£1,638
31st Jan - 7th Feb
£1,618
February 2022
from £1,558
2 Dates
7th Feb - 14th Feb
£1,578
21st Feb - 28th Feb
£1,558
March 2022
from £1,498
2 Dates
7th Mar - 14th Mar
£1,528
14th Mar - 21st Mar
£1,498
December 2022
from £1,578
2 Dates
5th Dec - 12th Dec
£1,578
12th Dec - 19th Dec
£1,578

Accommodation

The hotels listed below are provided for guidance only and final confirmation of your accommodation will be sent to you approximately 90 days before you travel
Thon Hotel Tromso
3 nights
Tromso, Norway
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Thon Hotel Tromso
4 nights
Tromso, Norway
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Tour Reviews

J Mccallum

12 Dec 19

It would have been wonderful to know that the Arctic clothing would be provided. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

Noel Pepper

10 Mar 19

Very clean and a very good breakfast and staff very good. The tour guide Kamila was fantastic and very helpful

Jill Boone

09 Feb 19

Helene was a great guide! And thank you to Mercury because we didn't see the Northern Lights the night we were scheduled for it and they allowed our group of 11 to go back out to the dog sledging area a second night to try again. And it worked!

Suzanne Scott

09 Dec 17

Good breakfast selection clean

Important Information

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Your Norwegian Air flight will be departing from London Gatwick (South Terminal). Each passenger is entitled to 20kg of hold luggage.

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, www.travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves moderate days of walking on uneven paths and small hills, and getting on and off coaches and boats. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

There is no minimum number of travellers for this extension however the main tour passenger numbers will apply for the main part of the tour. If in the unlikely event there are less than the required number of people booked on your main tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

This is an escorted tour, meaning that you will have the services of an English speaking guide during each excursion ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

The currency in Norway is the Norwegian Krone (NOK). We recommend that you exchange your currency before you leave the UK.

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any meals where these are not mentioned on your itinerary and personal purchases, such as souvenirs, drinks and snacks. Approximately (£350-450) per person should be sufficient for the duration of your tour. Please also bear in mind that there will be several shopping opportunities throughout your tour. Tipping is at your discretion; However we would recommend approximately (£2-3) per day. Tips are accepted in the local currency, however it is asked that if you do not tip in the local currency that you only pay with notes, as coins cannot be exchanged. As normal practice you may be asked for your credit card details on check-in at the hotel in order to cover any extras incurred during your stay. If you do not have a credit card, you may be asked for a cash deposit. American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted in hotels.