Travelling to Tromsø and the Lyngen Peninsula during autumn, not only provides the chance to witness the stunning colours of autumn but also provides exceptional Aurora viewing opportunities. This short break combines two nights in cosmopolitan Tromsø with a night in a glass-roofed Crystal Lavvo (traditional tepee) and provides some unforgettable autumn Aurora hunting experiences. You’ll also take to the fjords for a wildlife watching safari which, for those travelling in November, may provide the chance to do some whale watching too.
Your first and final nights in Norway are spent in Tromsø, which is a vibrant Arctic city, surrounded by islands, fjords and mountains. There is so much to do here (we can help you extend your holiday of course) but we strongly recommend a trip in the Storsteinen cable car to take in the incredible views. The city is alive with bars, cafes and restaurants and it is awash with Arctic history and heritage so there is much to see and enjoy during your stay.
The second night of your stay will see you sleeping in one of the remarkable Crystal Lavvos, located amid the stunning Lyngen Alps. Far from light pollution, these glass-roofed tepees, offer stunning views of the night sky and are ideal for some duvet-based Aurora hunting!
From Tromso, we also take you out of the city lights in search of the Aurora, but we combine this with a wonderful husky encounter. Depending on your departure date you’ll either meet the eager huskies for an Aurora hike or will enjoy a visit to the sled dogs before a Northern Lights campfire. We also offer several Northern Lights activity upgrades, including an Aurora husky sledding experience (on wheels or snow, depending on your departure date), Northern Lights cruise and Northern Lights camp - please see our 'Personalise' section for further details.
Of course, we also show off this area’s surroundings during the day, and an ideal way to soak up the landscape is from the water. As standard, this holiday offers an exceptional RIB wildlife boat tour which is an unforgettable and very exciting way to see marine life and enjoy the views. If you travel in November, then it may also be possible to see whales, as the migration season should bring them to this area.
This three-night short break offers an incredible array of experiences in a short space of time. You’ll enjoy a cosmopolitan city, wildlife encounters, amazing Aurora accommodation and the chance to hopefully see the Northern Lights in all their glory.
* For those travelling between the 10th September and 29th October, you will enjoy a guided RIB wildlife safari as part of your agenda. For those travelling in November, you will enjoy a guided RIB whale watching tour. Please be aware that the whale safari will require a 6 am departure and will be longer in duration.
** Aurora husky hike will operate until the 20th October and the husky centre and Aurora Camp will operate from the 25th October on wards. Both activities are subject to availability.
Credit: Green Gold of Norway and Francisco Damm
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