Northern Lights City Break, Tromso

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Run by: Best Served Scandinavia

Reference number: 135747

From: £495.00

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 basic break, featured below, can be upgraded to include a Northern Lights hunt and a thrilling husky safari deep into the snow-dusted wilderness. Browse our comprehensive choice of excursions for the full range of exciting opportunities available while in Tromso.

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: upgrade for 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. Upgrade to our premium break to enjoy an evening 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: Depart Tromso (upgrade for thrilling husky safari)

Today marks your last day in Tromso. If you upgrade to our premium break, you'll have saved the best for last: the husky 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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We are taking bookings for both this season (up until March) and next season (winter 2019/20). Both seasons start from just £495 pp incl. flights!

Basic Break from £495 pp incl. flights


  • 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, Thon Hotel Polar or Quality Hotel Saga
  • 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 from prices for set dates. We more than able to cater for this holiday outside of the specific dates below. Just enquire for more details.

March 2019

01 – 04 March £555 per person Limited 08 — 11 March £530 per person Good 15 – 18 March £495 per person Good

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November 2019

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15 - 18 November £495 per person 22 - 25 November  £495 per person 29 November - 2 December  £510  per person

December 2019

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6 - 9 December £510 per person 13 - 16 December  £495 per person 16 - 20 December  £640 per person 20 - 23 December  £575 per person 27 - 30 December  £575 per person

January 2020

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3 - 6 January  £510 per person 10 -13 January £510 per person 17 - 20 January £560 per person 24 -27 January £560 per person 31 January - 3 February £560  per person

February 2020

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7 - 10 February  £560 per person 14 - 17 February  £560 per person 21- 24 February  £560 per person 28 February - 2 March  £560  per person

March 2020

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6 - 9 March £555 per person 13 - 16 March  £555 per person 20 - 23 March  £555 pe...

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