Huskies, Whales and the Aurora on Sommarøy (5 days)

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Sommarøy is a vibrant coastal community that has kept its fishing traditions alive and is well known for its beautiful suroundings and white coral sand beaches. Experience the Northern Lights far removed from Tromsø’s city lights, while getting to know the local culture and traditions of the island.


Available from

01.11.2018 – 31.03.2019

Arrival days:

All days


10430 NOK per person in a double room; 12718 NOK per person in a single room (add on for whale watching 440 NOK per person)


Day 1:

On arrival at Tromsø Airport, you need to take the Airport Express Coach or a taxi on your own to Clarion Collection Hotel Aurora.

Clarion Collection Hotel Aurora enjoys a central location on Sjøgata, only 250 m away from the Hurtigruten Cruise Ship Terminal. It offers free Wi-Fi and panoramic views of the mountains and the Tromsøysund. Leisure facilities include a gym and outdoor hot tub from where guests might catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights during winter.

A light evening buffet is served in the dining area between 6 pm and 9 pm


Day 2:

After breakfast, get ready for an adventurous day out at sea and chose whether you would like to join us for a whale safari/ fjord cruise (big boat, 3-6 hours) or a wildlife safari by RIB (rigid inflatable boat). Both tours offer great opportunities to spot some of the local wildlife and to explore the beautiful surroundings of Tromsø from the sea. Tonight, you will stay another night at the Aurora hotel. .


Day 3:

Today explore the Arctic wilderness driving a dog sled and mush your own team of huskies. The silence disturbed only by the sound of the dogs is something that simply has to be experienced.

In the afternoon, you are transferred to Sommarøy Arctic Hotel, where you will spend the next two nights.


Day 4:

Today you have the day at your leisure to explore the unique island of Sommarøy on your own. Go for a stroll on one of the beaches and relax in the hotels sauna. Enjoy a three-course dinner in the evening, before going on a Northern Lights tour with our local guide, who will share stories from Sommarøy.

Day 5:

After breakfast, it is time to leave Sommarøy and head back to the city center or the airport.

Included in the package:

  • 2 night’s accommodation at Clarion Collection Hotel Aurora including evening buffet and breakfast
  • Transfer from Tromsø city center to Sommarøy
  • Dogsledding, including a brief introduction to the activity and the equipment needed, as well as a lunch
  • Wildlife RIB adventure or Whale watching trip/ fjord cruise by catamaran, incl. hot drinks and snacks (whale season estimate: 01.11.18-25.01.19)
  • Northern Lights tour (4 hours)  with a local guide on Sommarøy
  • 2 nights’ accommodation  at Sommarøy Arctic Hotel including full board, as well as free hot drinks and free use of the sauna during the entire stay
  • Return transfer to Tromsø city centre or the airport.

Please note that all guiding and activities are in English and that there might occur minor changes to the schedule above.

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Sommarøy Arctic Hotel (2)


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Winter light Sommarøy

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