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The Aurora Addicts, Abisko, Narvik and Tromso Break

Break Available: December - March
6 Night Break
Departure Days: Tuesday and Friday

Price: From £2,395 per person

This northern lights holiday is for the northern lights Addict! It takes you from the fells in Abisko, Swedish Lapland through the Norwegian Fjords to Tromso, the Paris of the north!
Experience incredible evenings in 3 unique settings! Visit the world famous Aurora Sky Station in Abisko, experience the aurora Gondola in Narvik and then on your last night of aurora hunting go to the panoramic view point above Tromso in the cable car.

Along the way take in some great arctic experiences, local history and if you are traveling in December or January you have the option of whale watching too!

Highlights

  • Visit both Swedish and Norwegian Lapland
  • Aurora Hunting in 3 unique sky stations
  • The aurora sky station in Abisko
  • The Aurora Gondola in Narvik
  • The Cable car to Mount Storsteinen in Tromso
  • Visit the Polar Wildlife Park
  • Husky Experience in Abisko National Park
  • Snowmobile safari with incredible scenery
  • Visit Historic Narvik on a train trip through the Fjords
  • A night of Aurora Hunting and Photography in Abisko National Park
  • Visit the Polar Museum in Tromso
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Day 1
Fly To Swedish Lapland & transfer to Abisko

Day 1
Fly To Swedish Lapland & transfer to Abisko

Fly to Kiruna in Swedish Lapland where a guide will meet and transfer you to Abisko Mountain Lodge, (1 hour drive), the base for your northern lights holiday. After check in be kitted out with the complimentary arctic clothing we provide.

Meals Included: Dinner

Mina and Dick Johansson, your hosts, run a really friendly and warming lodge. This evening enjoy the excellent cuisine at Mountain Lodge as you partake in their traditional Lappish menu which includes Reindeer, Arctic Char and Cloudberries – 3 of the unique ingredients to the area. The only thing that can interrupt your evening is the Aurora Call.

Abisko Mountain Lodge is in a fantastic location for northern lights viewing so if they are visible you may be tempted to step out the door and gaze skywards! There is also the opportunity to wander out for a night walk in one of the best locations on earth for aurora watching.

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Day 2
Husky Sled Experience Abisko National Park. Night Visit to the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko

Day 2
Husky Sled Experience Abisko National Park. Night Visit to the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko

Abisko National Park is one of the most scenic locations in Sweden and today offers you the opportunity to be driven ‘ Alaskan Trapper’ style by your Musher through this pristine environment. As the dogs joyously pull you through fresh snow trails enjoy the contrasting beauty of Lake Tornetrask on one side, which totally freezes in Winter and the mountains shielding the National Park on the other. A truly spectacular way to spend a few hours!

Lunch will be enjoyed back at the lodge.

This evening after dinner at the lodge take the spectacular 20 minute chairlift ride up Mount Nuolja to the Aurora sky station. From this vantage point you have one of the best locations on earth for viewing the Northern Lights. If the aurora are out and lighting up the sky you will no doubt be outside gazing heavenwards in awe of this dazzling phenomenon. Transfer back to your hotel at around midnight.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Upgrade to Exclusive Dinner at the Aurora Sky Station
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Upgrade to Exclusive Dinner at the Aurora Sky Station

This evening rather than having dinner at the Lodge experience the gourmet dinner at the iconic Aurora Sky Station, allowing you an extra 3 hours in the Sky Station.

Take the chairlift up Mount Nuolja to the observatory which offers visitors a panoramic view over Lapporten, the Abisko Alps and Tornetrask. Enjoy a delicious three course meal at the sky station prepared using the best local ingredients.

Your chances of seeing the aurora are good. Abisko is blessed with many long, dark nights. In addition, there is minimal artificial light. Abisko is situated 250km north of the Arctic Circle and has the most cloud-free sky in Sweden.

Price Per Person: £125 per person
Timing: 6pm – Midnight
Includes: Transfers, chairlift pass & exclusive 3 course dinner

The Aurora Sky Station Abisko, Sweden
The chairlift to the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko
Gourmet meal in Sweden with Arctic Char

Day 3
Snowmobile safari in Abisko. Fabulous Aurora Photograhy Evening

Day 3
Snowmobile safari in Abisko. Fabulous Aurora Photograhy Evening

After breakfast, Peter your Snowmobile guide, will meet you at the lodge and take you out for a 2 hour exploration of Abisko National Park.

As Abisko National Park surrounds Abisko Mountain Lodge you don’t have to go far to get some awe inspiring views of the frozen Lake Tornetrask and the unique glacial formation of Laporten, which rises like a beacon out of the white desert! There are fewer more picturesque places to snowmobile in Swedish Lapland. Return for lunch at the lodge and an afternoon of relaxation.

This evening enjoy the fine menu at Abisko Mountain Lodge prior to joining the “Lights Over Lapland” team for their exclusive northern lights photo tour designed for weekend a la carte guests staying at Abisko Mountain Lodge. This gives you fantastic opportunities to see and photograph the aurora borealis in the wilderness of Abisko National Park.

A snowmobile transfer will take you to our exclusive location with commanding views over the mountains and the lake, both of which provide wonderful backdrops for aurora photos! You will have 2 guides, one to instruct you and the other to look after you and make drinks etc. We have a yurt set up with a fire so you can warm up if necessary. You will be supplied with cameras preset for Aurora photography and spend the evening in Abisko National Park. Whether you are a Pro or never taken a picture in your life you have a great chance of going home after your northern lights holiday with some beautiful aurora photographs and memories that will last a lifetime!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 4
Historic Train trip to Narvik! Northern Lights Gondola Experience

Day 4
Historic Train trip to Narvik! Northern Lights Gondola Experience

Enjoy the lodge breakfast before continuing your northern lights holiday by train to Norway! Take the train from the station near the lodge and follow the famous iron ore railroad with beautiful mountain vistas, frozen waterfalls and stunning Arctic valleys.

Once you cross into Norway enjoy the magnificent views and try to take photos before continuing up and over Björnfjell – a stunning Norwegian mountain dotted with small grass roofed cottages. Meander down the mountain, where small birch trees give way to large evergreens and dramatic mountains fall steeply down into the Norwegian Fjord.

When you arrive there is a short walk to the Grand Royal Hotel. Check in and afternoon at leisure.

You have entrance to the newly built Peace Museum included. This state of the art facility offers a glimpse of what life looked like in these majestic Fjords during the second World War Nazi occupation.

Tonight enjoy dinner at the Hotel before pick up for a night of Northern Lights hunting. From Narvik town, you will be lifted up to the top of Narvik Fjellet by gondola to a stunning newly renovated lodge to search for Northern Lights alongside an expert Aurora guide. This new experience not only brings a touch of Norwegian culture to the evening, but also a touch of luxury with reindeer fur lined gondolas, arrival drinks and a warm and cosy, yet spacious, aurora viewing indoor space waiting to welcome guests.

For those interested in Aurora photography, three outdoor platforms and a balcony, have been built to give you the best views from the lodge.

Meals included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner

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Day 5
Visit the Polar Wildlife Park & Connect to Tromso. Evening at Leisure

Day 5
Visit the Polar Wildlife Park & Connect to Tromso. Evening at Leisure

After breakfast catch the morning Bus to Tromso. This bus breaks its journey at the only  Polar Wildlife Park in Lapland. Arrive at the Polar Park late morning. Spend 2 hours at the park. Besides having a complete range of arctic animals from Moose to Lynx, Brown Bears to Musk – the most famous and thrilling experiences is getting up close to the resident pack of wolves! Some fantastic photo opportunities await.

Arrive in Tromso early evening – the bus will drop you at the perfectly located Scandic Ishavshotel your base for the next 2 nights. Settle in and enjoy a 3 course dinner in the hotel restaurant before exploring the nightlife and bars in Tromso, the Paris of the North.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

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Day 6
Explore Tromso. Entrance to Polar Museum included. Dinner and Gondola. Overnight Tromso

Day 6
Explore Tromso. Entrance to Polar Museum included. Dinner and Gondola. Overnight Tromso

Tromso is picturesquely situated between the sea and the Fjord lands behind. There are a number of sites worth seeing and we include entry to one of these in your trip.

Tromsø has long been an important base for many polar expeditions and the Polar Museum exhibits and presents this polar seafaring tradition. At the museum you will meet men, women, ships and equipment that were essential for life on the sea and in the Arctic.

Take time out to have some lunch on the quayside before visiting the impressive Artic Cathedral and the Mack Brewery, the most northerly brewery in the world! There is a fine collection of beers on tap and an interesting heritage to discover.

Tonight finish your amazing northern lights holiday to Abisko and Tromso with a final northern lights hunt as you Experience Tromsø’s best view! The cable car runs from Solliveien in Tromsdalen up to the mountain ledge Storsteinen  in just four minutes. The two gondolas, known as Seal and Polar bear, each have a capacity of 28 passengers. From the viewing platform at the upper station, you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Tromsø and the surrounding islands, mountains and fjords. It’s also one of the best locations to witness the northern lights.

Enjoy dinner and an evening searching for the Aurora! Return to the hotel and overnight

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

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Day 7
At Leisure - Fly Home

Day 7
At Leisure - Fly Home

At leisure until your  transfer and flight home or alternatively you could consider extending you break to see Oslo, Norway’s capital city.

Meals Included: Breakfast

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Mini City Break in Oslo
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Mini City Break in Oslo

This is a 2 night extension to your holiday staying at the Thon Hotel Opera in Oslo Norway’s capital city. The hotel is well located near the city centre and transport links.

Both the Norwegian Parliament and the Royal Palace are in Oslo, the latter being situated at the end of Karl Johan Street Oslo’s main street.

The city limits encompass wilderness areas as well as an array of restaurants and nightlife as such. In winter, the city has an artificial skating rink nearby the National Theatre and the University.

Oslo’s City Hall is located in the city centre only a few hundred metres from the city’s main street and overlooks the Oslo Fjord.

The Aker Brygge pier with all its restaurants and shopping is in close vicinity of Oslo City Hall.  You can also catch the ferry to the main islands in the Oslo Fjord. Oslo abounds with sights of interest, and most of these sights are within walking distance of each other.

Norway’s maritime history is represented by 3 unique museums, The Viking Ship Museum, The Fram Polar explorer museum and the Kon Tiki Museum.

For those interested in culture and art there is the Akershus Fortress, The Munch museum or the Norwegian Museum of cultural history

Cost: £250 per person to include private airport transfers and 2 nights bed and breakfast in the Thon Hotel Opera

Oslo Norway in snow
Oslo Harbour, Norway
Oslo Norway wheel in snow
Accommodation

Where You'll Stay

Abisko Mountain Lodge

Northern Lights above Abisko Mountain Lodge
The lounge at Abisko Mountain Lodge, Sweden
Standard rooms at Abisko Mountain Lodge, Sweden
Deluxe rooms at Abisko Mountain Lodge, Sweden

Abisko Mountain Lodge

Right in the small hamlet of Abisko, world renowned for the frequency of northern lights sightings, lies a small welcoming lodge run by our good friends Mina and Dick Johansson. Dick is one of the most qualified mountain guides in Sweden and looks after all the adventure while Mina can be described as a Skier, Creative CEO and ray of sunshine who lights up the hotel.

Abisko Mountain Lodge offers genuine accommodation in a traditional mountain hotel setting. The service is personal and the cuisine is centred on raw ingredients and is accredited by the Sapmi Slow Food movement, an award that took 4 years to achieve. Chefs are dedicated slow-food addicts and produce wonderful nightly meals!

The 16 twin rooms in the low red 'Swedish style house' are all en-suite. Although basic in the Scandinavian style they are warm and cosy. There are no televisions in the rooms as time is spent meeting guests around the bar or in the wonderful lounge area.

Additionally there are 4 new double superior rooms added in early 2015. These four rooms are in a separate annex and are used exclusively by Weekend a la Carte.

Order a coffee or a glass of wine at the bar, read a magazine or spin a yarn about your arctic adventures and the magnificent aurora displays you have seen.

For those wanting to soothe the muscles there is a sauna.

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Grand Hotel Narvik

Quality Hotel Grand Royal Narvik
Quality Hotel Grand Royal Narvik roof bar
Quality Hotel Grand Royal Narvik Bedroom
Quality Hotel Grand Royal Narvik Bar

Grand Hotel Narvik

One of Narvik’s leading hotels The Grand Royal is a modern, comfortable hotel that blends contemporary style with good service. The rooms and bathrooms are of a good size and have tea and coffee facilities.

The Breakfast and dining choices are excellent and there is a very cosy and traditional pub. The rooftop restaurant is the place to be if the Northern Lights are out.

The airport bus that goes to the Narvik/Harstad airport stops directly in front of the hotel which is very convenient and it is only a short walk to the Peace Museum and the train station.

 

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Scandic Ishavshotel Tromso

Northern Lights above Tromso
Scandic Ishavshotel facade
Scandic Ishavshotel Trosmo
Scandic Ishavshotel breakfast

Scandic Ishavshotel Tromso

The Scandic Ishavshotel is on a picturesque waterside location in Tromsø, which is often referred to as the Paris of the North, and offers stunning views of the harbour and city. It is located only 50 metres from the Hurtigruten ferry and 4 minutes from the Polar Museum. It has easy access to the pier where most boating trips depart from.

Almost all rooms at the Scandic Ishavshotel are located at the very end of the quay and provide panoramic views whilst there are excellent Restaurant and Bar facilities.

For a relaxing drink visit the Roast Bar, located right by the water and offering views of the Tromsø Bridge and a famous architectural landmark, the Arctic Cathedral.

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Optional Extras
Upgrade to Exclusive Dinner at the Aurora Sky Station
The Aurora Sky Station Abisko, Sweden

This evening rather than having dinner at the Lodge experience the gourmet dinner at the iconic Aurora Sky Station, allowing you an extra 3 hours in the Sky Station.

Take the chairlift up Mount Nuolja to the observatory which offers visitors a panoramic view over Lapporten, the Abisko Alps and Tornetrask. Enjoy a delicious three course meal at the sky station prepared using the best local ingredients.

Your chances of seeing the aurora are good. Abisko is blessed with many long, dark nights. In addition, there is minimal artificial light. Abisko is situated 250km north of the Arctic Circle and has the most cloud-free sky in Sweden.

Price Per Person: £125 per person
Timing: 6pm – Midnight
Includes: Transfers, chairlift pass & exclusive 3 course dinner

Mini City Break in Oslo
Oslo Norway in snow

This is a 2 night extension to your holiday staying at the Thon Hotel Opera in Oslo Norway’s capital city. The hotel is well located near the city centre and transport links.

Both the Norwegian Parliament and the Royal Palace are in Oslo, the latter being situated at the end of Karl Johan Street Oslo’s main street.

The city limits encompass wilderness areas as well as an array of restaurants and nightlife as such. In winter, the city has an artificial skating rink nearby the National Theatre and the University.

Oslo’s City Hall is located in the city centre only a few hundred metres from the city’s main street and overlooks the Oslo Fjord.

The Aker Brygge pier with all its restaurants and shopping is in close vicinity of Oslo City Hall.  You can also catch the ferry to the main islands in the Oslo Fjord. Oslo abounds with sights of interest, and most of these sights are within walking distance of each other.

Norway’s maritime history is represented by 3 unique museums, The Viking Ship Museum, The Fram Polar explorer museum and the Kon Tiki Museum.

For those interested in culture and art there is the Akershus Fortress, The Munch museum or the Norwegian Museum of cultural history

Cost: £250 per person to include private airport transfers and 2 nights bed and breakfast in the Thon Hotel Opera

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Reviews & Feedback

Reviews & Feedback

From the start of the booking process to the completion of the holiday the team were excellent to deal with. The holiday was well planned and all the constituent parts pulled together to make an exceptional holiday that the whole family will remember with smiles on faces forever

Robyn

Our trip exceeded expectations in every way. We thought that each activity was truly unique and unbeatable - until we went on to the next! Best activity for us both was the dog sledging, but the highlight was the trip to Abisko and the cable car up to the weather station, with the added bonus of the Northern Lights!

Carolyn

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Price: From £2,395 per person
What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • All flights
  • 6 night’s accommodation
  • snowomobile and sled dog safaris
  • Visits to the Northern Lights Sky Stations in Abisko, Narvik and Tromso
  • Entrance to Peace museum in Narvik and the Polar museum in Tromso
  • Transfers including entrance to Polar Park on way to Tromso
  • Trains
  • 6 dinners, 6 breakfasts and 3 lunches
  • Arctic clothing in Abisko.

Break Available

December – March
Departure Days: Monday and Friday

Departure Airports

  • Heathrow
  • Gatwick
  • Manchester
  • Stockholm
  • Oslo

Departure days:

Monday and Friday.

  • For clients wishing to travel from the USA, Australia and Asia we can advise of best options
  • If you have booked your own flights we can organise ground plans only
  • Please note this break can be done in reverse order starting in Tromso

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