Northern lights in Lofoten. Photo: Alex Conu

Tailored Northern Lights escapes

Adventures and local treasuers in Tromsø, Alta or Lofoten

Tailored Northern Lights escapes

Adventures and local treasuers in Tromsø, Alta or Lofoten

From USD 2344

Join us for a remarkable adventure in the Arctic wonders of Tromsø, Alta or Lofoten during the captivating seasons of fall and winter. Immerse yourself in Northern Lights hunting while enjoying activities on shore or sea, striking the perfect balance between urban exploration, cultural immersion, and the beauty of nature.

Tailored adventures. Let us craft a personalized getaway for you in Northern Norway, thoughtfully designed for you to enjoy your preferred experiences.

Northern Lights. Embrace the magic of this time of year, from September throughout the winter to mid April, when the spellbinding Northern Lights dance across the Arctic skies, illuminating the night with their enchanting, vibrant hues.

Seasonal activities. We customize your journey to the season's opportunities, ensuring you experience the very best of what every moment has to offer. Combine your Northern Lights pursuit with your desired activities, revealing hidden local treasures and delightful surprises along the way.

Expert Guides. Our experienced guides are your passport to the Northern Lights. They possess an intimate knowledge of the best viewing spots, and ensure you have the best chance of witnessing this natural wonder.

Comfy Accommodations. After a thrilling night under the stars, retreat to cozy and comfortable accommodations where you can unwind, warm up, and relive the magic. From boutique lodges to traditional Arctic cabins, we offer a range of lodging options to suit your preferences.

Culinary Delights. Savor local Arctic delicacies such as reindeer, salmon and cloudberries. Local restaurants serve up a taste of the region's unique flavors that will leave your taste buds tingling.

Destinations & duration. We recommend staying for a minimum of three days, and up to a week - depending on destination and the type of activities you want to experience. Continue reading to explore our three destinations, each providing excellent opportunities for Northern Lights hunting and various activities.

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Tromsø 

Imagine a place where the seasons paint a vivid portrait of contrasts – from the fiery colors of fall to the glistening wonderland of winter. Welcome to Tromsø - The Paris of the North, where fall and winter combine to create a captivating experience like no other. Here, the landscape is defined by endless mountain formations, fjords, and islands rising from the sea. Explore the city for a day and embark on an excursion to nearby areas, including the breathtaking Lyngen Alps.  Read further for an example of a trip in thes region.

  • Hiking in coastal surrondings
  • Snowsledding in the heart of the Lyngen alps
  • Snowshoing
  • Aurora dinner cruise
  • Whale safari
  • Whiskey tasting at the world's northernmost distillery
  • Experience Sami culture

Alta 

A hidden gem nestled in the heart of Norway's Arctic region, where adventure, culture, and natural beauty collide. Alta is not just a destination; it's an experience waiting to be uncovered.

Alta is renowned as the "City of the Northern Lights" due to its exceptional visibility and high frequency of this celestial spectacle. Immerse yourself in the magical dance of colors in the Arctic sky, an experience that will leave you awe-inspired. Alta is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts all year round.

  • Hikes through pristine landscapes
  • Dogsledding in Arctic landscape
  • Ice fishing 
  • Nordic skiing

Lofoten

Autumn in Lofoten provides a calmer and more peaceful alternative to the bustling summer season. Embrace the tranquility of deserted hiking trails, serene beaches, and the tranquil fjords. Lofoten enjoys a milder climate compared to Alta and Tromsø, making it suitable for year-round hiking, and other activities such as kayaking, fishing trips, and eagle safaris. Explore picturesque fishing villages and hunt for the Northern Lights!

  • Sea eagle safari to Trollfjorden
  • Fishing trips from Svolvær
  • Kayak trips through islets and reefs
  • Snowshoeing in the spectacular winter landscape
  • Coastal hiking
  • Visits at unique fishing villages such as Henningsvær and Nusfjord
  • Ski touring 

Highlights

Day by day

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Day 1:Arrival in Tromsø and a magical aurora dinner cruise

Arrive in Tromsø, Norway's Arctic gem, and feel the crisp winter air welcoming you. Check into your cozy accommodation, which could be a charming boutique hotel or a traditional Norwegian cabin. As the sun sets, embark on an unforgettable Northern Lights Dinner Cruise. Glide through the Arctic fjords on a comfortable ship while indulging in a delectable meal featuring locally sourced ingredients. Savor traditional Norwegian dishes such as reindeer, cod, and cloudberries. As you dine, keep your eyes on the night sky for the first glimpse of the mesmerizing Northern Lights, a natural wonder that dances across the heavens in vibrant colors.

Arrive in Tromsø, Norway's Arctic gem, and feel the crisp winter air welcoming you. Check into your cozy accommodation, which could be a charming boutique hotel or a traditional Norwegian cabin. As the sun sets, embark on an unforgettable Northern Lights Dinner Cruise. Glide through the Arctic fjords on a comfortable ship while indulging in a delectable meal featuring locally sourced ingredients. Savor traditional Norwegian dishes such as reindeer, cod, and cloudberries. As you dine, keep your eyes on the night sky for the first glimpse of the mesmerizing Northern Lights, a natural wonder that dances across the heavens in vibrant colors.

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Day 2:Reindeers and Sami culture

Wake up to a hearty Norwegian breakfast with local specialties like freshly baked bread, cheese, and smoked salmon. Venture out to the Tromsø Arctic Reindeer, a hub of Sami culture, where you'll meet local Sami herders and their reindeer. Enjoy a traditional meal in a lavvu (Sami tent), featuring local delicacies like smoked Arctic char and cloudberries. Embark on a magical sleigh ride through a snowy landscape. In the afternoon, visit the Arctic Cathedral, and later, head out to hunt for the Northern Lights. For dinner, taste the traditional Sami dish of bidos, a hearty reindeer stew, at a local Sami restaurant.

Wake up to a hearty Norwegian breakfast with local specialties like freshly baked bread, cheese, and smoked salmon. Venture out to the Tromsø Arctic Reindeer, a hub of Sami culture, where you'll meet local Sami herders and their reindeer. Enjoy a traditional meal in a lavvu (Sami tent), featuring local delicacies like smoked Arctic char and cloudberries. Embark on a magical sleigh ride through a snowy landscape. In the afternoon, visit the Arctic Cathedral, and later, head out to hunt for the Northern Lights. For dinner, taste the traditional Sami dish of bidos, a hearty reindeer stew, at a local Sami restaurant.

Snowshoeing in Lyngen. Photo: Visit Lyngenfjord
Northern lights at Trasti & Trines. Photo: Trasti og Trine

Day 3:Polar history and snowshoeing in Lyngen

After a heartly breakfast, immerse yourself in the history of Arctic exploration at the Polar Museum. After lunch, depart for the majestic Lyngen Alps, renowned for their dramatic fjords and stunning mountain vistas. Check into a cozy mountain lodge, offering panoramic views. As night falls, embark on a guided snowshoe trek into the silent, snow-covered forest. Your local guide will share stories about Northern Lights folklore as you search for the elusive Aurora.

After a heartly breakfast, immerse yourself in the history of Arctic exploration at the Polar Museum. After lunch, depart for the majestic Lyngen Alps, renowned for their dramatic fjords and stunning mountain vistas. Check into a cozy mountain lodge, offering panoramic views. As night falls, embark on a guided snowshoe trek into the silent, snow-covered forest. Your local guide will share stories about Northern Lights folklore as you search for the elusive Aurora.

Hot tub by night in Lofoten. Photo: Skaarungen
Dogsledding in Alta. Photo: Trasti og Trine

Day 4:Snowsledding in the heart of the Lyngen alps

After breakfast, experience the exhilaration of dog sledding. Learn about the art of mushing and race through the pristine Arctic wilderness with a team of eager huskies. Savor a traditional Norwegian lunch with dishes like rakfisk (fermented fish) or kålruletter (cabbage rolls). In the afternoon, unwind in a wood-fired hot tub while gazing at the snow-covered peaks and the possibility of the Northern Lights making a final appearance. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner showcasing Norwegian cuisine with a modern twist. Savor dishes like king crab from the Arctic waters and cloudberries with a dash of Arctic spirit.

After breakfast, experience the exhilaration of dog sledding. Learn about the art of mushing and race through the pristine Arctic wilderness with a team of eager huskies. Savor a traditional Norwegian lunch with dishes like rakfisk (fermented fish) or kålruletter (cabbage rolls). In the afternoon, unwind in a wood-fired hot tub while gazing at the snow-covered peaks and the possibility of the Northern Lights making a final appearance. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner showcasing Norwegian cuisine with a modern twist. Savor dishes like king crab from the Arctic waters and cloudberries with a dash of Arctic spirit.

Tromsø

Day 5:Transfer back to Tromsø

After breakfast, our journey takes us back to Tromsø, with memories of Arctic adventures still fresh. If you have some time before departure, it's an opportunity to leisurely explore local shops for souvenirs, enjoy a quiet moment in a café, or just stroll and absorb the city’s atmosphere.

After breakfast, our journey takes us back to Tromsø, with memories of Arctic adventures still fresh. If you have some time before departure, it's an opportunity to leisurely explore local shops for souvenirs, enjoy a quiet moment in a café, or just stroll and absorb the city’s atmosphere.

Arrive in Tromsø, Norway's Arctic gem, and feel the crisp winter air welcoming you. Check into your cozy accommodation, which could be a charming boutique hotel or a traditional Norwegian cabin. As the sun sets, embark on an unforgettable Northern Lights Dinner Cruise. Glide through the Arctic fjords on a comfortable ship while indulging in a delectable meal featuring locally sourced ingredients. Savor traditional Norwegian dishes such as reindeer, cod, and cloudberries. As you dine, keep your eyes on the night sky for the first glimpse of the mesmerizing Northern Lights, a natural wonder that dances across the heavens in vibrant colors.

Wake up to a hearty Norwegian breakfast with local specialties like freshly baked bread, cheese, and smoked salmon. Venture out to the Tromsø Arctic Reindeer, a hub of Sami culture, where you'll meet local Sami herders and their reindeer. Enjoy a traditional meal in a lavvu (Sami tent), featuring local delicacies like smoked Arctic char and cloudberries. Embark on a magical sleigh ride through a snowy landscape. In the afternoon, visit the Arctic Cathedral, and later, head out to hunt for the Northern Lights. For dinner, taste the traditional Sami dish of bidos, a hearty reindeer stew, at a local Sami restaurant.

After a heartly breakfast, immerse yourself in the history of Arctic exploration at the Polar Museum. After lunch, depart for the majestic Lyngen Alps, renowned for their dramatic fjords and stunning mountain vistas. Check into a cozy mountain lodge, offering panoramic views. As night falls, embark on a guided snowshoe trek into the silent, snow-covered forest. Your local guide will share stories about Northern Lights folklore as you search for the elusive Aurora.

After breakfast, experience the exhilaration of dog sledding. Learn about the art of mushing and race through the pristine Arctic wilderness with a team of eager huskies. Savor a traditional Norwegian lunch with dishes like rakfisk (fermented fish) or kålruletter (cabbage rolls). In the afternoon, unwind in a wood-fired hot tub while gazing at the snow-covered peaks and the possibility of the Northern Lights making a final appearance. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner showcasing Norwegian cuisine with a modern twist. Savor dishes like king crab from the Arctic waters and cloudberries with a dash of Arctic spirit.

After breakfast, our journey takes us back to Tromsø, with memories of Arctic adventures still fresh. If you have some time before departure, it's an opportunity to leisurely explore local shops for souvenirs, enjoy a quiet moment in a café, or just stroll and absorb the city’s atmosphere.

Safety

  • 24 hour emergency standby team
  • Guides with training in first aid
  • First aid equipment available
  • Cooperation with Turlegen.no for medical advice while in the field

Safety and grading of trips

Physical level

2/6 Physical

We need to exert some effort to reach our destination. With a good level of fitness and determination, these journeys are manageable for the majority of participants. Being active in daily life is a beneficial preparation.

Risk level

2/6 Risk

Activities/trips with little risk. There are usually few incidents and they are usually of such a nature that they can be dealt with locally.

How to get there

Travel to Tromsø, Alta and Lofoten by domestic flights with SAS, Norwegian or Widerøe airlines. Tromsø is easily accessible with direct flights from major Norwegian cities like Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim, as well as international flights from various European cities (such as Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London, Munich, Paris and Stockholm). Simply book a flight to Tromsø Airport, which is located just a short drive from the city center. Traveling to Alta - Alta Airport is the main gateway to the area and is located near the town. You can fly there from Norwegian cities like Oslo or Tromsø. To reach the stunning Lofoten Islands, you can book a direct flight from Oslo to Harstad/Narvik Airport or Bodø Airport and transfer to Lofoten by bus, boat or another domestic flight to Leknes Airport or Svolvær Airport.

What's included in the price

Included

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Travel insurance

On all our trips, we require you to have full health and accident insurance which will also cover any emergency transport home. Read more about travel insurance.

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