Trip reference number: 154985
Trip Operator: Best Served Scandinavia
Treat yourself to something different this New Year with this exclusive trip to Norway’s Northern Lights capital for a stay at the stunning Tromso Ice Domes. And, for New Year’s Eve 2020, they’ve got a special night planned. You'll be welcomed with a tour of the hotel followed by a guided snowshoe excursion, hopefully under the Northern Lights, followed by a dinner cooked in the wilderness over an open fire. It’s then back to the hotel for sparkling wine as you see in 2021 in style. Then, on New Year's Day, you'll be treated to a thrilling dog sledding tour with lunch. What’s more, either side of your night on ice, we’ve included overnight stays at the Clarion Collection Hotel With in the heart of Tromso.
Day 1: 30th December – Arrive in Tromso
Fly from the UK to Tromso and take a shuttle bus to the city centre. From there, it’s just a short stroll to your hotel, ideally located on the bustling waterfront and within easy reach of many of the city’s best bars and restaurants. Depending on your arrival time, you will still be able to make the most of your evening and head to the lively bars and restaurants - you may even have time to enjoy an evening excursion, heading out into the wilds in search of the Northern Lights. Pre-booking is essential, so speak to our specialists about the available options.
Day 2: 31st December – New Year’s Eve at Tromso Ice Domes
This morning is free for optional excursions. And, there are plenty to choose from, with the likes of snowmobiling and reindeer sled rides competing with nature cruises and even a tour of the world’s northernmost distillery, located deep in the snowy Lyngen Alps. Then, in the afternoon, you’ll transfer out to the Tromso Ice Domes for a New Year’s Eve to remember, starting with an included husky safari. In the company of your expert guides, you'll head out to the kennels to meet your eager crew before harnessing the dogs and racing off through the snow-blanketed wilderness. Enjoy the silence as you speed through the forest along frozen trails, pausing along the way for hot drinks and a hearty dinner cooked over an open fire.
Back at base, you'll enjoy a tour of the ice domes, taking in the beautifully lit sculptures of the ice bar, ice restaurant and ice cinema. Finally, see in the new year with sparkling wine and a silent fireworks display (for the benefit of the huskies), before retiring to your ice room, where you’ll be kept snug with an expedition-standard sleeping bag and a mattress covered with reindeer hides.
Day 3: 1st January – New Year’s Day husky safari
It’s new year’s day, and what better way to start 2021 than with a delicious breakfast, served in the Ice Dome’s heated restaurant. It's then time to say goodbye as you take your included mid-morning transfer back to Tromso where you'll check into your chosen hotel for an overnight stay. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city at your own pace, or perhaps add on an optional excursion to end your stay in style. And, as night descends, don't forget to cast your gaze skywards for a possible last glimpse of the Northern Lights.
Day 4: 2nd January – Depart for UK
With a full day left free, you’ll again have your pick of our optional excursions, perhaps visiting a Sami community to ride a reindeer and learn about the local culture, or hopping on a RIB boat to go in search of puffins, guillemots and even the odd whale. Then, in the evening, take the shuttle bus back to the airport in time for your flight home.
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