Winter in the Arctic Kingdom of Norway | Yampu Tours

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Winter in the Arctic Kingdom of Norway

PRIVATE/GROUP TOUR - 8 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 9051

Private/Group Tour Highlights

  • Visit Tromso, a major cultural hub above the Arctic Circle, famed as a viewing point for colorful Northern Lights that light up the nighttime sky.
  • Learn the basics of dogsledding before setting off into the wilderness with your energetic team.
  • Meet and cuddle 300 Alaskan huskies and their adorable puppies during a guided tour of the dogsledding yard.
  • Chase the magnificent Northern Lights on a private tour with a delicious local meal and an Arctic campfire.
  • Participate in the daily feeding and tending of reindeer while a herder and his family tell you about their culture, history, and how their way of life fits in around the reindeer.
  • Embark upon a private snowmobile tour that will bring you past scenic mountains and through the dramatic snow-covered Finn valley.
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Tour Overview

From dogsledding to wrangling herds of reindeer, spend winter in the arctic Kingdom of Norway, traversing through the frozen wonderland that is Scandinavia.

Starting in the Norwegian capital, the tour takes travelers through Oslo’s must-see sights with a private sightseeing tour of the city. After seeing top sights like City Hall, where the Nobel Peace Prize is presented each year, and the Viking Ships Museum, the tour continues north to Tromso.

Located 350 kilometers (217 miles) north of the Arctic Circle, Tromso is a prime viewing point for the colorful Northern Lights. After settling in and being fitted with thermal overalls and boots to keep warm in the polar temperatures, the journey begins with a lesson on dog sledding basics before setting off into the Norwegian wilderness with the team. Ending with a warm lunch and getting to know the huskies and their pups, travelers will then set off on a Northern Lights chase in hopes to witness the unworldly phenomenon.

The next day, travelers wake early to partake in a morning reindeer feeding with their herders and their families. The locals will teach visitors about their culture, history, and how their way of life fits in around the reindeer, all accompanied by a traditional folk song by the fire in a traditional Sami tent. The journey then ends with a memorable snowmobile tour through the Arctic wilderness in Tamokdalen, souring past scenic mountains and through the dramatic snow-covered Finn valley.

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Pricing Details
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Double N/A £$9051 N/A N/A
Single N/A £$10229 N/A N/A

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Overnight Flight to Norway

Overnight international flight to the capital of Norway, Oslo.

Overnight international flight to the capital of Norway, Oslo.

Day
2

Welcome to Oslo!

Upon arrival to Oslo, you will be met at the airport and privately transferred to your hotel.

Oslo, the capital of Norway, sits on the country's southern coast at the head of the Oslofjord. Oslo is famous for its Viking and nautical history, museums, and impeccable seafood. It's an eco-conscious harbor city with 693,494 inhabitants, and is known by locals as "The Tiger City". Oslo is also known for its eclectic architecture and for being the home of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Upon arrival to Oslo, you will be met at the airport and privately transferred to your hotel.

Oslo, the capital of Norway, sits on the country's southern coast at the head of the Oslofjord. Oslo is famous for its Viking and nautical history, museums, and impeccable seafood. It's an eco-conscious harbor city with 693,494 inhabitants, and is known by locals as "The Tiger City". Oslo is also known for its eclectic architecture and for being the home of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Day
3

Private Oslo Sightseeing Tour

Your tour of Oslo will begin in the city's center, where you will see the Parliament building, the National Theatre, the new Opera House, and the Royal Residence.

You will also see the City Hall where the Nobel Peace Prize is presented each year.
Next, you will proceed to the Vigeland Sculpture Park where the work of Norway's famous sculptor, Gustav Vigeland, is on display.

Visits at the Viking Ships Museum housing the three Viking Ships from Oseberg, Gokstad and Tune. The museum also houses impressive finds from these and other Viking burials which include small boats, elaborately carved sledges and wagons, textiles, harnesses, tools and kitchen utensils.
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Day
4

Domestic Flight to Tromso

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and privately transferred to the airport for your flight to Tromso.

Upon arrival to Tromso, you will be met at the airport and privately transferred in an exclusive limousine to your hotel.

Tromso, a city in northern Norway, is a major cultural hub above the Arctic Circle. It's famed as a viewing point for colorful Northern Lights that sometimes light up the nighttime sky. The city's historic center, on the island of Tromso, is distinguished by its centuries-old wooden houses. The 1965 Arctic Cathedral, with its distinctive peaked roof and soaring stained-glass windows, dominates the skyline.
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Day
5

Group Dog Sledding Tour and Northern Light Chase

After a drive from Tromso city, you will arrive at our center. Here we will fit you with thermal overalls and boots to keep you warm and cozy in the polar temperatures.

In the beginning, one of our experienced guides will teach you the basics of dog sledding and then we set off into the wilderness! You will share the sled with another guest; one driving, one riding it as the passenger and at the halfway point you will switch.

After this unforgettable experience, you can meet and cuddle our 300 Alaskan huskies and their puppies during a guided tour of our dog yard. Learn all about dog sled racing, the Alaskan Husky breed and animal welfare! Delicious Bidos - a traditional Sami reindeer stew, something hot to drink and a piece of our signature chocolate cake will await you in our Gamme-hut (vegetarian options available upon prior request).

After saying goodbye to the dogs, we make our way back to Tromso for a private Northern Light chasing tour.

Explore the Arctic and chase the magnificent Northern Lights on a private tour including a visit to Tromso historical center, a delicious local meal and an Arctic campfire.

Included: A light lunch is included during the dogsledding excursion and a light dinner is included during the aurora chase tour.
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Day
6

Group Reindeer Feeding & Sami Culture Tour

At the camp, you will be able to participate in the daily feeding and tending of the animals. The herder and his family will tell you about their culture and history, and how their way of life fits in around the reindeer. Naturally, they will treat you to their traditional folk song, the joik, while you enjoy coffee and snacks next to the cozy fire inside the warm lavvu (traditional Sami tent).

(Private transfer available at additional cost)

At the camp, you will be able to participate in the daily feeding and tending of the animals. The herder and his family will tell you about their culture and history, and how their way of life fits in around the reindeer. Naturally, they will treat you to their traditional folk song, the joik, while you enjoy coffee and snacks next to the cozy fire inside the warm lavvu (traditional Sami tent).

(Private transfer available at additional cost)

Day
7

Private Snowmobile Tour with Group Transfer

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Combine an adventure with a guided tour direct from downtown Tromso to the magical new winter wonderland of Tromso Ice Domes.

A comfortable coach will depart from outside Magic Ice Bar daily for the scenic 90-minute drive to this evocative and fairy tale venue in the Arctic wilderness in Tamokdalen.

Upon arrival at the wilderness center of the Tromso Ice Domes, we provide you with brand new, state of the art snowmobiling suits/helmets. We begin the adventure with a thorough safety introduction and practical demonstration. You don't need any previous skills to drive a snowmobile, all you need is normal physical condition.

You will be driving in pairs, one driver and one passenger on each snowmobile, with the opportunity to switch places during the trip. We will embark upon a tour that will bring you past scenic mountains and through the dramatic snow-covered Finn valley, starting at 250m above sea level and climbing up to 900m. You will be on the snowmobiling track for approximately 2 hours, depending on the weather and snow conditions.

Due to the dramatic topography, a reduced speed is maintained during parts of the tour.

At the Ice Domes you will enjoy a guided tour and learn about the construction process of an ice hotel and the impact the snow has for the survival of our arctic animals.
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Day
8

International Flight Home

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and privately transferred in an exclusive limousine to the airport for your flight home.

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and privately transferred in an exclusive limousine to the airport for your flight home.

Oslo, Norway

Tromsø, Norway

Places You'll See

  • Oslo, Norway

    Oslo is surrounded by the vast forest area of Nordmarka, a great area for team-building activities. Within easy reach, it is possible to go hiking, biking, Nordic walking, or canoeing on one of the many lakes. Winter boasts the opportunity for great skiing, both downhill and cross country, tobogganing, and horse sleigh rides. For those wishing to enjoy a more relaxing activity, wrap up warm and savor a tasty cup of hot chocolate in a lavvo.

  • Tromso, Norway

    The Arctic capital Tromso is located 350 kilometers (217 miles) north of the Arctic Circle and is the largest city in Northern Norway. From September to March, many people come here to see the Northern Lights. From the end of May till the end of July, the midnight sun makes it possible to participate in various activities around the clock. Tromso offers superb opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, kayaking, and whale safaris. Popular attractions include the Arctic Cathedral, the Polaria experience center, and the Polar Museum.

Hotel Options

4 Star Properties

Oslo, Norway : Hotel Continental

Tromsø, Norway : Clarion The Edge

Testimonials

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Traveled January, 2012

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