New Year’s Adventure in the High North (6 days)

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Celebrate the New Year the Arctic way! On this 6-day adventure, try reindeer sledding through the untouched winter landscape and participate in a hunt for the Northern Lights. Visit the beautiful island of Sommarøy and its local fishing community, for a close encounter with the whales and watch the Northern Lights dancing in the clear Arctic skies above you at night.


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13840 NOK per person in a double room; 16095 NOK per person in a single room

Day 1:

Welcome to the Northern Lights capital Tromsø! Make your way to the Aurora hotel, where a light evening dinner awaits you and get a first impression of this lively Arctic town.

Day 2:

Today, you will leave civilization behind, heading into the wilderness. Feed the reindeer and go on a sled ride in the untouched winter landscape. Enjoy lunch by the fireplace before heading back to Tromsø on a scenic drive. Have a light evening buffet at the Aurora hotel and relax in the hot tub with fantastic harbor views. In the evening, join a hunt for the Northern lights. Get help shooting some photos of these unforgettable moments.

Day 3:

After breakfast, you are picked up for a scenic drive out to the remote island of Sommarøy, where you will spend the next three nights. Familiarize yourself with the stunning surroundings and enjoy the lunch of the day in the hotel’s restaurant. Relax in the modern sauna before dinner is served.

Day 4:

Every year the whales feed on the herring, migrating past the island. Venture out by boat after breakfast and get close to humpbacks and killer whales chasing their prey in proximity to the island. Enjoy lunch and dinner at the hotel and head out to see the Northern Lights again this evening with a local guide, listen to stories about life on the island at his Aurora camp and watch the Aurora unfold her magical dance.

Day 5:

Today, join a local on a guided walk of the island and hear stories about the local fishing community before having lunch at the hotel. This evening, a delicious 5-course dinner is served at the hotel’s restaurant. Start the new year with live music and fireworks, and hopefully the aurora dancing above you.

Day 6:

Time to check out and transfer to the airport or the city center.

Included in the package:

    • 2 night’s accommodation at Clarion Collection Hotel Aurora including light evening buffet, breakfast and free use of the sauna and outdoor hot tub
    • 3 Nights at Sommarøy Arctic Hotel with full board, transfers to and from the island
    • 5-course dinner on New Year’s Eve with fireworks and live music at Sommarøy Arctic Hotel
    • 2 hours whale safari and a guided island walk on Sommarøy
    • Reindeer feeding and sledding, incl. transfers, lunch, warm clothing and a guide
    • Northern Lights tours on Sommarøy and from Tromsø
    • Free use of the sauna and gym at Sommarøy Arctic Hotel


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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