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(Tour code: 21NHW)

Explore the Mysterious Arctic

Explore the mysterious Arctic and discover the magic of Norway and Sweden as husky dogs lead you through the snow, you chase the incomparable Northern Lights, and ride the most northerly railway in the world.

Highlights
  • The Northern Lights
  • Journey on the Ofoten Railway
  • Tour of Kiruna’s Ice Hotel
  • Experience Sami culture
  • Excursions to a husky camp
What’s Included
  • Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 3-4* Accommodation
    5 nights’ hotel accommodation
    Breakfast each day and 4 dinners, including a traditional wilderness dinner in a Sami village
  • Flights from London Heathrow to Tromsø, via Oslo, and from Kiruna to London Heathrow via Stockholm
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
    All included experiences

Huskies and the Northern Lights 2021Tour Details

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Day 1 Tromsø
Tromsø

London & Tromsø

Your journey to the Arctic begins at London Heathrow, as you meet your Tour Manager ahead of your flight to Oslo. In the Norwegian capital, connect with your onward flight to Tromsø. Situated far in the Arctic Circle, Tromsø stands on its own forest-covered island and is known as the 'polar capital of Norway' due to its relative proximity to the North Pole. At this time of the year, the attractive city is characterised by its polar nights, where the sun only briefly breaks over the horizon, casting a low light across the charming, brightly-coloured buildings.

On arrival, transfer to the Clarion Edge Hotel, where you spend the next 2 nights. You are then free to begin your explorations of Tromsø. The city has a rich history and plays an exciting role as the starting point for many polar expeditions It also played a key role during the Second World War, acting for a brief period as Norway's capital.

Includes:
  • Dinner
Day 2 Sami Experience
Sami Experience

Tromsø & a Sami experience

Discover more of Tromsø on this morning's guided sightseeing tour. Highlights include the Arctic Cathedral, a distinctive white building that looks out across the city and fjords. You also visit the Polaria Museum and the charming Polar Museum. Housed in the city's former Customs House on the quayside, this interesting museum tells the story of numerous polar expeditions that took place from Tromsø, as well as giving an insight into the hardy wildlife that populates this region.

This evening, enjoy an authentic and fascinating 'Sami experience' in a nearby village, and discover the lives and culture of Norway's indigenous people. During the visit you meet reindeer before a wilderness dinner in a 'lavvu' tent. During the meal, you are regaled with local folk tales. Then, spread out around the campfire, to try and view the captivating Northern Lights - the world's most spectacular natural phenomenon. Officially called Aurora Borealis, seeing this natural phenomenon performs its dance across the night sky is a truly once-in-alifetime experience, and you hopefully catch a glimpse of them this evening.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Narvik
Narvik

Narvik

Depart from Tromsø and drive to Narvik, on a journey full of Norway's dramatic scenery, ranging down steep valleys to the striking fjords below. Later you arrive in Narvik where you spend the night. Enjoy a free afternoon in this delightful city; one of the most fascinating attractions is the Red Cross War Memorial Museum, which documents the occupation of Narvik and the bitter air and sea battles that took place here during the Second World War. Narvik was considered to be an important strategic outpost that not only boasted a port, but also supplies of coveted iron ore. The Ofoten Museum is also worth a visit; the museum is rich with exhibits documenting the life of the Narvik population over the previous centuries.

This evening embark on a drive by coach with a local guide, through the region around Narvik from which we attempt to track down the magical Northern Lights. Afterwards you return by coach to your hotel.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Kiruna Cathedral
Kiruna Cathedral

The Ofoten Railway

Enjoy a wonderful journey on the Ofoten Railway, sometimes also known as the Arctic Circle Express. This line, which at the time of construction was the most northern railway in the world, travels through the wild, beautiful landscapes of Lapland, passing breathtaking mountains, crossing barren plateaus and traversing steep mountainsides as it crosses into Sweden.

On arrival in Kiruna, check into the Scandic Hotel Ferrum for a two-night stay, and enjoy an afternoon to explore this interesting location. The Kiruna Church, built in 1912, is particularly impressive and is one of Sweden's largest wooden buildings.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
Day 5 Husky-hauled sled ride
Husky-hauled sled ride

Husky safari & Ice Hotel

This morning, travel out to a nearby husky camp for a memorable experience. After seeing these powerful creatures put through their paces, learn about their environment and how they adapt through training. Later - dressed in a cold weather suit - experience these tireless creatures at work, as you enjoy a thrilling husky-hauled sled journey through the snowcovered countryside.

This afternoon, make a visit to Kiruna's famous Ice Hotel, the first and largest hotel made of ice and snow in the world. At the latest count there have been 29 versions of this building since the first iteration in 1990. The Kiruna Ice Hotel needs to be re-constructed at the beginning of each cold season, and on arrival you enjoy a guided tour of the spectacular frozen structure. After your tour enjoy a drink in the ice bar, where everything, including the glasses, is made from ice. There is also a chance to wander through the icy halls and marvel at the impressive feats of architectural design.

Tonight you attempt to spot the Northern Lights once again. Your location is one of the world's best places to see the lights, so hopefully a clear night will permit a good sighting of this breathtaking natural wonder

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 Stockholm
Stockholm

Kiruna & London

Bid Kiruna farewell as you transfer to the airport, flying via Stockholm to London Heathrow, where your holiday comes to an end.

Includes:
  • Breakfast

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

What’s included
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Scheduled flights from London to Tromsø via Oslo and Kiruna to London via Stockholm
  • 5 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast each day and 4 dinners, including a traditional wilderness dinner in a Sami village
  • All included experiences

Included Experiences

  • The Northern Lights - Spend time chasing the Aurora Borealis, dancing across the night sky.
  • Journey on the Ofoten Railway - Travel through the landscapes of Lapland and Sweden on the Arctic Circle Express.
  • Tour of Kiruna's Ice Hotel - Enjoy a drink in the world's largest hotel made entirely of snow and ice.
  • Experience Sami culture - Visit a Sami Village and partake in a wilderness dinner with Scandinavia's indigenous people.
  • Excursions to a husky camp - Delight in meeting these tenacious creatures in their natural habitat.

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

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