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Norway's Arctic Circle


Route:
  • UK
  • Tromso
  • UK
Tour Pace:

5 DAYS from £1079pp

Tour Highlights
  • 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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Norway's Arctic Circle

Our 5 day tour takes you on a unique journey to witness the stunning Northern Lights from Norway's renowned Aurora Camp. Witness a heavenly ballet of light dancing across the night sky and delight in gliding through the stunning mountains and fjords on Alaskan Huskies and Reindeer sledding adventures. Wander through historic Tromso, enjoy authentic arctic meals around a warming campfire or traditional tent and exchange stories with the local Sami people.

Tour Itinerary

1
UK to Tromso

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

2
Tromso

Following breakfast, it is time to change into your arctic gear for a fabulous day of adventure. Dogsledding with Alaskan huskies is an unforgettable once in a lifetime experience. Glide through stunning picture postcard mountainous scenery towards the Balsfjord and Malangen peninsula to reach your destination of Kvaloya. Spend time with the huskies and their puppies before enjoying a delicious traditional lunch of 'Bidos' around a warming campfire. This afternoon enjoy a city walk of this historical city. Whilst the distinctive Arctic cathedral dominates the skyline, meander through centuries-old charming wooden houses, learn about arctic hunting at the renowned Polar museum and visit Tromso's oldest pub to sample Mack beer from the world's northernmost brewery. The rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
3
Tromso

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).

  • Breakfast
4
Tromso

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.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
5
Tromso to UK

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.

  • Breakfast

Important Information

Insurance

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.

Payment

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £49pp 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.

Flight Information

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

Health and Vaccinations

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.

Physical Accessibility

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.

Group Size

The minimum number of travellers in your group will be 10, and the maximum will be 35. If in the unlikely event there are less than 10 people booked on your tour date, we will endeavour to reduce any disruption to your holiday and try to operate your tour with lower passenger numbers. If we are not able to operate your departure date then you may be asked to change to a different date and a full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Tour Guide

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.

Currency Information

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

Personal Expenses

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.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKPriceBook Now
2020 Dates
06 Jan 202010 Jan 2020SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
02 Mar 202006 Mar 2020£1229.00Book Now
30 Nov 202004 Dec 2020£1389.00Book Now
07 Dec 202011 Dec 2020£1429.00Book Now
2021 Dates
04 Jan 202108 Jan 2021£1299.00Book Now
18 Jan 202122 Jan 2021£1299.00Book Now
01 Feb 202105 Feb 2021£1289.00Book Now
08 Feb 202112 Feb 2021£1249.00Book Now
22 Feb 202126 Feb 2021£1199.00Book Now
01 Mar 202105 Mar 2021£1149.00Book Now
08 Mar 202112 Mar 2021£1099.00Book Now
15 Mar 202119 Mar 2021£1079.00Book Now
29 Nov 202103 Dec 2021£1199.00Book Now
06 Dec 202110 Dec 2021£1249.00Book Now

Included in the Price

  • Local English-speaking Guides
  • Scheduled Flights from the UK.
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
  • Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
  • All airport taxes and security charges.

Additional Expenses

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any meals not specified in your itinerary
Husky and Reindeer Sledding

Please note that the sledging excursions are weather dependent. If conditions are not suitable another excursion will be provided instead details of which will be given on your arrival in Norway.

Polar Museum

Please note that the Polar Museum in Tromso will be closed for renovations and will not re-open until the end of December. If your departure date is affected, you will be visiting the Perspektivet Museum which features temporary exhibits and photography showing Tromso's diversity as well as the past and present history. All inclusions are as per your itinerary.

What to expect

Fact File
Currency

Norwegian Krone

Average Flying time

3 hours

Min/Max temperature

-8 °C / 16 °C

When to go

Please familiarise yourself with the below charts.

Tromso

What to pack
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and hat in summer
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Warm clothing and thermals in winter
  • Camera and charger/spare batteries
  • An electric plug converter
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Anti-bacterial hand gel
  • Long sleeve shirt and long trousers
  • Swimwear
Customer Rating:
10/10
Noel Pepper
10th Mar 2019

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

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Jill Boone
9th Feb 2019

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!

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  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
N Dakin
13th Feb 2018

Excellent value for money, great five day break.
Tour guide Ian was very good along with the other guides. Spectacular Northern Lights, Huskies and Reindeer Sledge were memorable.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
E Hawkins
12th Dec 2017

Overall an amazing experience.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Suzanne Scott
9th Dec 2017

Good breakfast selection clean

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  • Value for money
Tour Map
Norway's Arctic Circle Route Map
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