Northern Lights City Break, Tromso

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Run by: Best Served Scandinavia

Reference number: 135747

From: £455.00

Holiday overview

Tromso is at the centre of the northern aurora zone, and dazzling celestial displays circle the sky above the city with great and regular abandon. Anyone who’s been to Tromso will assure you that there’s more to the city than what goes on above, with an animated street scene and creative culture reflecting the vibrant colours of the pulsating Aurora Borealis. Our most popular short break, featured below, includes transfers, a Northern Lights hunt and a thrilling husky safari deep into the snow-dusted wilderness. Alternatively book our basic package and tailor your stay with our comprehensive choice of excursions.


Holiday itinerary

Day 1: Tromso: Exploring the city

Fly from London Gatwick to Tromso, taking your included shuttle transfer to the city centre with the drop-off point close to all of our featured hotels. Depending on your arrival time, spend the rest of the day exploring the centre on foot, visiting the city’s museums and galleries – the Tromsø Kunstforening, home to an exceptional collection of Norwegian contemporary art, is just a five-minute walk from the hotel. So too is Polaria Museum, with a cinema where short films of the Northern Lights can be viewed in comfort. Tromsø’s picturesque harbour is nearby, providing another visual feast. Later, head out to dinner at one of Tromso's many superb restaurants, then fall in with the city’s fashionable set and sample the best local brews at one of the many drinking holes. You’ll be spoilt for choice – there are more pubs per capita here than anywhere else in Norway. If your flight does get in later, then you’ll have plenty of time to explore the city on days two and three.

Days 2-3: Tromso: Excursions & activities

Tromso’s extreme northern location allows for an array of exciting excursion opportunities – from epic husky sledding to snowmobile safaris, reindeer sledding and whale watching trips. In the evening, enjoy an Aurora Safari to one of four base stations to view the Northern Lights. Your guide will select the station based on weather and wind forecasting, based on more than 15 years of experience bringing travellers to see the Lights. Once there, you’ll have a warm shelter to wrap up in, and a local host who will share their culture and history with you. The city is famous for the auroras and is widely regarded one of the world’s best places to spot them. Tromsø is also featured as one of our favourite places to see the Northern Lights.


Day 4: Husky safari & depart Tromso

Saving the best for last, today’s included excursion sees you out into the snowy Troms countryside for an unforgettable husky safari. Riding two to a sled, you’ll head along frozen trails with your team of dogs yapping happily up ahead. It really is among the best and most exciting ways of exploring Norway’s Arctic north, and makes a fabulous end to your trip before you transfer back to the airport for your flight to London Gatwick.

Looking for more inspiration?

Take a look at our guide for all Norway Northern Lights holidays to find even more itineraries, inspiration and information on how best to enjoy this wonderful region and experience.


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Holiday pricing

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Basic Break from £455 pp incl. flights

Includes:

  • Return direct flights from London Gatwick to Tromso
  • 2 checked-in hold bags per person
  • Return airport/city centre shuttle transfer
  • 3 nights in a standard room at the Thon Hotel Tromso or Thon Hotel Polar
  • Breakfast throughout
  • Add optional additional excursions – see our favourites here
  • Upgrade to the Clarion Collection Hotel With and enjoy complimentary afternoon waffles and light buffet dinner (supplement applies)

Please note

Below are prices for set dates. We more than able to cater for this holiday outside of the specific dates below. Just enquire for more details.

November & December

16 – 19 November £455 per person Last few! 23 — 26 November £480 per person Last few! 30 November – 03 December £565 per person Good 07 – 10 December £600 per person Good 14 – 17 December £585 per person Last few! 17 – 21 December £635 per person
Great value!
5-day break instead of 4-day Limited

January 2019

Date Price Availability
04 – 07 January £540 per person Last few! 11 — 14 January £535 per person Limited 18 – 21 January £520 per person Limited 25 – 28 January £520 per person Good

February 2019

Date Price Availability
01 – 04 February £520 per person Good 08 — 11 February £625 per person Good 15 – 18 February £625 per person Good 18 – 22 February £760 per person
Great value!
5-day break instead of 4-day Last few! 22 – 25 February £575 per person Limited

March 2019

Date Price Availability
01 – 04 March £530 per person Good 08 — 11 March £530 per person Good 15 – 18 March £530 per person Good

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Premium Break from £750 pp incl. flights

Includes:

  • Return direct flights from London Gatwick to Tromso
  • 2 checked in hold bags per person
  • Return airport/city centre shuttle transfer
  • 3 nights in a standard room at the Thon Tromso or Thon Polar
  • Breakfast throughout
  • Northern Lights Chase to Aurora Basecamp!
  • Thrilling husky safari!
  • Upgrade to Clarion Collection Hotel With and enjoy complimentary afternoon waffles and light buffet dinner (supplement applies)
  • Add more excursions – see our favourites here

November & December

Date Price Availability
16 – 19 November £750 per person Last few! 23 — 26 November £785 per person Last few! 30 November – 03 December £870 per person Good 07 – 10 December £905 per person Good 14 – 17 December £890 per person Last few! 17 – 21 December £940 per ...

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