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Ultimate Arctic Adventure in Tromso

Dog sled through the snow, whale watch in the Fjords, be a marine biologist for a day and glamp under the Northern Lights.

From glamping in lavish teepees beneath the Northern Lights to dog sledding through the wilderness, this trip is sure to quench your arctic thirst. During epic 5 days, you’ll witness native Norway, become a marine biologist for the day, dine in luxury, and explore magnificent landscapes.

Your hassle-free adventure includes

  • Northern Lights dinner cruise on an antique vessel
  • 1 Northern Lights tour
  • 1-day whale watching and research safari on a small boat
  • Dog sledding
  • Drive through the Lyngen Alps
  • 2-nights aurora glamping
  • 2-nights luxury hotel accommodation
  • Local, certified guide
  • All glamping equipment
  • 5-course gastronomic dinner
  • All other meals during the trip
  • Local transfers
  • All taxes, insurances and licenses relative to the trip

Perfect for

Anyone looking to tick every box the Arctic has to offer in one packed trip. No specific skills are required for this trip, but some may be gained.

Need To Know

The vessel is 42 feet long with a heated cabin. It features a spacious deck outside for prime whale viewing. The group size is limited to just 24 people so you won’t be crowded at all. In case the mentioned vessel is not available, you may use an open boat with a maximum of 12 people capacity. Warm flotation suits will be provided for this open boat.

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Flights to and from Tromso
  • Taxi from airport
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for your guides (optional)
  • Personal expenses

This trip will run with a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8. Unfortunately, the trip will be cancelled if the minimum is not met.

Sure can! A lot of people do, and it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Yes, children from the age of 8 are welcome to join this trip at a discounted rate.

Child (8-12-year-old) only need to pay: Child: NOK 11995

Tromso Airport (TOS) is served by flights from all over Europe. You’re free to book whichever flights you like as long as they meet the included transfer times. The meeting point is a 20-minute taxi ride from the airport.

The teepee boosts pillows, a warm duvet and an electric heater to keep you warm during the night.

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This trip is suitable for anyone; no specific skills are required, but if you choose to take part in the marine research, you may take some new skills home with you.

The vessel is 42 feet long with a heated cabin. It features a spacious deck outside for prime whale viewing. The group size is limited to just 24 people so you won’t be crowded at all. In case the mentioned vessel is not available, you may use an open boat with a maximum of 12 people capacity. Warm flotation suits will be provided for this open boat.

Winters in Norway are cold, but due to the warm Gulf Stream current it’s much more pleasant than other countries at the same latitude. Daytime temperatures average just below freezing. Tromso is above the Arctic Circle, so expect little daylight (approx. 3-4h) to no daylight during your stay.

You will need to bring plenty of warm layers, including:

  • Thermal leggings and top
  • Winter parka and trousers
  • Sweater
  • Wool socks
  • Winter boots
  • Warm hat, scarf and gloves
  • Casual winter clothes for leisure time in the city
  • Binoculars (recommended)

Winter clothing can be rented in Tromso if needed. Inquire at booking.

  • Whales
  • Sea eagles
  • Porpoises
  • Dolphins
  • Seals
  • Sea otters

There’s no guarantee of seeing the wildlife, especially the whales, as they are all unpredictable wild animals.


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Located in the Arctic Circle, Tromso is known as the Paris of the North. It is one of the northernmost cities in the world with a population of just over 70,000. The contrast of this modern city with old wooden buildings backed with views of the fjords and the Northern Lights are sure to captivate you.

Tromso is nestled into the western fjords of Norway. These deep ocean waterways are flanked by glacially carved mountains, providing jaw-dropping views on your whale watching tour. Marine life abounds in the fjords, from white-tailed eagles to orcas and humpback whales.

Skjervøy is a sparsely populated fishing village with beautiful natural surroundings. You’ll camp on the shore of an isolated (snow-covered) grassfield with incredible views of the Lyngen Alps.

Start point

Guides Central, Tromsø city centre - 17:45

Your adventure begins at Guides Centra in central Tromsø at 17:45 where you will meet your guide, driver and fellow adventurers. You can get to the start point easily from any central Tromsø accommodation, or book any flight and easily get to the start point via a 10 minute taxi or shuttle bus.

Finish point

Scandic Ishavshotel, Tromsø - 12:00

Your adventure ends at Scandic Ishavshotel. You’re free to book any departure flight, the airport is only a 10 minute taxi away.

What to Expect

Day 1: Northern Lights Dinner Cruise

You’ll meet your guide in Tromso at 17:45 and immediately your adventure will begin as you board an antique vessel for a feast to remember.

You’ll traverse the Norwegian sea aboard a ship that has been sailing since the late 1800’s. Enjoy an indulgent dinner and discover the ethereal beauty of the aurora.

Back on dry land, you’ll check in to your hotel back in Tromso city and get a good night’s rest ahead of some more unforgettable experiences tomorrow.

Day 2: Dog Sledding in the Wilderness

Today is all about the thrill as you head into the heart of Norway’s wilderness for dog sledding.

Man’s best friend will take you on an adrenaline ride through the great outdoors to the homes of the indigenous people of Norway for a traditional Sami meal around the fire.

Tonight, you’ll hop on a mini-bus for a magical Northern Lights chase before arriving at the Aurora Glam-Camp and your lavish teepee where you will spend the night.

Day 3: Whale Watching in the Fjords

Today, you’ll explore some of the most beautiful fjords by boat while searching for whales, sea eagles, and other arctic wildlife.

You’ll be joined by a marine mammal scientist who will introduce you to the whales and welcome you to participate in their research and become a marine biologist for the day.

At the end of the day, you’ll head back to the glam-camp for dinner; enjoy a night by the fire and beneath the dancing lights in the sky as you share stories and make new friends.

Day 4: Discover Norway’s Wildlife

Continuing your discovery of the fjords, today you’ll experience nature at its best as the dramatic mountains and polar lights leave you in awe once again.

When the times comes to say goodbye to the wilderness, you’ll make your way back to Tromso city via the spectacular Lygnen Alps.

Arriving back in the city, you’ll check in to a luxury hotel to unwind before enjoying a 5-course dinner in one of Norway’s most highly acclaimed restaurants.

Day 5: Like Waking From a Dream

This morning you can enjoy and sleep-in and make the most of your time at the hotel.

Your trip has come to an end like waking from a dream; say ‘goodbye’ to the wonders of the Arctic and head home to re-live the tales with friends or stay on a little longer and make even more memories.


You’ll spend second and third nights glamping in a luxury teepee with full bedding and warm duvet, electric heater and shared bathroom facilities.

Your first and final nights will be spent in the luxury of the Scandic Ishavshotel on the pier in Tromso city centre. The hotel offers a modern bar with a relaxed atmosphere and an elegant restaurant serving delicacies from the sea and local meat. The rooms are modern and comfortable with en-suite facilities, TV, Free WiFi and additional facilities such as a hairdryer, iron and safe.

Please note that all tents and hotel rooms are based on two people sharing. If you’re travelling alone, you’ll be staying in a private room/tent.

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