Venture to one of continental Europe's most northerly regions on this seven-day tour through Norway. Experience how these lands truly come to life in the wintertime with dogsledding, a visit to a reindeer farm to learn more about Sami culture, and an overnight stay in a coastal fishing cabin. To top it all off, there'll be plenty of opportunities to see one of the world's most awe-inspiring natural wonders — the Northern Lights — throughout your trip.
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There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.
Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.
Before departing Tromsø enjoy the traditional sport of dog sledding with your own team of huskies. Take in the beautiful Norwegian landscape as snow covered hills rise before you in the distance. Then travel from Tromsø to Narvik.
Get ready for the ultimate winter experience, dog sledding! Drive your own team of Huskies and soak in the scenery of this unique Norwegian landscape as it unfolds. This area is cloaked in darkness for much of the winter; sometimes the sun does not rise for days in this snowy wilderness.
Stay in charming fishing cabins on the coast. Later, take an included tour to track down the Northern Lights. There will be multiple opportunities to spot the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) on this trip. If you don't see them here, don't despair.
Learn about the connection between reindeer and the Sami. Hosted by Sami Reindeer herders, we learn all about the process of reindeer herding. With thousands of reindeer in the mountains during the winter months you are guaranteed and up close and personal look at these wonderful creatures. Afterwards, immerse into Sami culture by sitting by the fire in a warm lavvu (Sami tent) while listening to the sounds the traditional joik (Sami singing).
Enjoy free time on the islands with an optional wildlife-spotting cruise, fishing village guided walk, or scenic hikes.
If keen, there are more opportunities for Northern Lights viewing here.
Spend the morning discovering this quaint town and scenic surroundings. Opt to try snowshoeing or reindeer-sledding. In the afternoon, rejoin your group to visit the Polar Museum and learn about life in the Arctic.
Enjoy a visit to the Polar Museum (Polarmuseet), one of the top museums in Norway. Learn about the way of life in the Arctic, and about polar explorers and their expeditions.
Depart at any time.
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. Dog sledding. Reindeer farm and Sami culture visit. Lofoten Islands stay. Northern Lights tour. Polar Museum visit (Tromsø).
Command your own team of huskies on a dog sled, Visit a reindeer farm run by the Sami people, Stay overnight in fishing cabins, Witness the glow of the Aurora Borealis
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
Please note that for the Dec. 22, 2019 and Dec. 20, 2020 departures, the Reindeer Farm and Sami Culture Visit on Day 3 will be unavailable due to holiday closures. In place of this activity, travellers will experience a traditional Norwegian Christmas dinner at a restaurant that serves specialties such as reindeer meet and other local, seasonal foods.
Please also note that the weather near the Arctic Circle can be variable, especially in winter. Occasionally this will mean that we need to amend our itinerary to keep you safe. We will always endeavour to deliver a tour as close to the itinerary described as possible and ensure you see as much as possible, despite any bad weather.
The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) is a natural phenomena and is highly weather dependent. The ability to view the Northern Lights during your trip will be dependent on the appropriate weather/atmospheric conditions.
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Max 16, avg 12
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Private van, walking.
To reach more remote locations we will be using private shuttles. You will be expected to travel by foot between stations and hotels.
We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Standard hotel (4 nts), fishing cabins (2 nts)
This itinerary mostly stays at 2-3 star hotels up to Scandinavian standards. Where possible, we've opted to use local accommodation that will show the characteristics of the surrounding area, like fisherman cabins on the Lofoten Islands.
For details of your joining hotel please refer to your tour voucher, G Account, the G Adventures App or contact your travel agent.
Please note that Day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned for that day other then your welcome meeting in the evening, so you can arrive at any time. Similarly the last day is a departure day during which no activities have been planned.
A G Adventures Representative will organize a short meeting soon after arrival, during which you will meet other tour participants and receive information about general and specific aspects of the trip. A welcome note will be left for you in the hotel so you have all the necessary information regarding the meeting time. If you arrive late, s/he will leave you a message detailing what time and where you should meet the next morning.
Getting from Tromso airport to city centre:
The Flybussen (Airport Express Coach) runs between the airport and Tromsø city centre. It takes approximately 15 min by bus between the airport and the city centre.
City bus routes 40 and 42 run between the airport and Tromsø city centre. A single ticket for these city buses (purchased on board the bus) costs NOK 50.
The taxi fare from the airport to the city centre during the daytime on week days is approximately NOK 200. A higher fare applies on weekends and in the evening/at night.
We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier and contact us as soon as possible. If you have a pre-booked transfer, and you have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.
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We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage. You must be prepared to carry your luggage up and down stairs, as well as on and off transportation.
Cold Weather: • Long-sleeved shirts or sweater • Scarf • Warm gloves • Warm hat • Warm layers Documents: • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border) • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies) • Passport (required) (With photocopies) • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies) • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required) ENWR: • Antibacterial wipes/gel • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries) • Cash, credit and debit cards • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights) • Ear plugs • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) • Fleece top/sweater • Flight info (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border) • Gloves • Goggles • Head lamp • Hiking boots/sturdy walking shoes • Ice grips for shoes • Insurance info (With photocopies) • Moneybelt • Passport (With photocopies) • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.) • Required visas or vaccination certificates (With photocopies) • Scarf • Small hot water thermos • Sunblock • Sunglasses • Thermal underwear • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) • Vouchers and pre-departure information • Warm hat • Warm winter coat • Watch and alarm clock • Weather-appropriate clothing • Wool socks • Wool sweater
Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a charge or ask your CEO where the closest laundromat is. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.
Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.
Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!
While conventions can vary from country to country, tipping is customary in Europe. A general rule is 10% of the bill for wait staff, and a smaller amount (€1 or €2) for other service providers.
Tipping is an expected - though not compulsory - component of your tour program, and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides. You may do this individually, or your CEO will offer to collect the money and tip as a group. Recommendations for tipping local guides would range from €3-5 per day, depending on the quality and length of the service; ask your CEO for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture.
At the end of each trip, if you felt your G Adventures CEO did an outstanding job, tipping is expected and appreciated. The precise amount is a personal preference, however €30-€40 per person, per week can be used as a guideline.
Lofoten - Wildlife Spotting Cruise (1295NOK per person) - Lofoten War Museum (100NOK per person) - Hiking (Free) - Fishing Village Walk (400NOK per person) Tromsø - Concert at Arctic Cathedral (150NOK per person) - Tromsø Cable Car (210NOK per person) - Arctic Cathedral (50-170NOK per person) - Reindeer Sledding (1090-1795NOK per person) - Snowshoeing (1300NOK per person) - Tromsø Ice Domes Day Visit (879NOK per person)
Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure.
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Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards), have a balanced approach to safety. It is our policy not to allow our CEOs to make arrangements on your behalf for water based activities that are not accompanied by guide(s).
Swimming, including snorkeling, is always at your own risk. Read more about travel safety for ways to further enhance your personal safety while traveling.
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