Huskies, Whales and the Aurora on Sommarøy (4 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

01.11.2017 – 31.03.2018

Arrival days:

All days


9060 NOK per person in a double room; 10400 NOK per person in a single room


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.

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


Day 2:

Breakfast will be served at Clarion Collection Hotel Aurora. An adventurous day of dogsledding in the Arctic wilderness awaits you today. The silence disturbed only by the sound of the dogs is something that simply has to be experienced.

In the afternoon you will head on to Sommarøy Arctic Hotel, your base for the next couple of days. Sommarøy is a vibrant costal community surrounded by the open sea.
This is the perfect place to spot the Northern Lights, far removed from the bright city lights. Lunch will be served on arrival and a three-course dinner will be served in the evening.

After dinner, you will go on a Northern Lights tour with a local guide, who will share stories from Sommarøy.


Day 3:

After breakfast, you will go on a boat trip to look for whales during the whale season (November to January). At other times of the year, we offer a marine mammal safari (white-tailed eagles and seals). The tour takes around two hours, followed by lunch at the hotel. You have the afternoon at your leisure to explore the unique island of Sommarøy. A three-course dinner is served in the evening.

In the evening, you have another opportunity to see the Northern Lights, this time on your own. You will spend the night at Sommarøy Arctic Hotel.


Day 4:

Breakfast is served at Sommarøy Arctic Hotel. After breakfast, you will travel by bus back to Tromsø. We can either drop you off at the airport directly or in the city center of Tromsø, from where you can make your way back to the airport on your own at a later point in time.


Included in the package:

  • One 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
  • 2 hours marine mammal/whale safari at Sommarøy by boat (whale safari: 01.11.17-31.01.18; other times marine mammal safari)
  • Northern Lights tour (4 hours)  with a local guide on Sommarøy
  • Two nights’ accommodation  at Sommarøy Arctic Hotel including breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as free hot drinks and free use of the sauna during the entire stay
  • Return transfer to Tromsø.

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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