The North Cape and Northern Lights – Guaranteed departure

/The North Cape and Northern Lights – Guaranteed departure
The North Cape and Northern Lights – Guaranteed departure 2017-11-07T10:47:13+00:00

Project Description

8 DAYS – ESCORTED TOUR

Experience the Northern Lights in the outermost regions of Finland and Norway – Saariselkä to Tromsø including an expedition to the North Cape Plateau. This tour will give you the best chances of hunting the Northern Lights in many different locations and environments. Along the way you also have the opportunity to try a variety of winter activities: Husky dog sledding, reindeer safari, overnighting in a snow hotel, snowmobiling and much more. 

Day 1 – Arrival Ivalo/Saariselkä (30 km)

Own transfer arrangements to saariselkä (approx. 30 min. from Ivalo airport) and remainder of day at leisure in Saariselkä. Evening dinner and welcome meeting with your tour leader.

Day 2 – Saariselkä

Today is at leisure to choose from one of the many optional winter safaris on offer, from reindeer safari, husky safari, to snowmobile safaris and many more. In the evening, enjoy a Northern Lights journey by sleigh ride (sledge pulled by snowmobile), where you can sit back and enjoy the view and the ride. You will travel to the nearby fell district to see the beautiful fell scenery and if lucky and the sky is clear, experience the fascinating Northern Lights.

Day 3 – Saariselkä/Inari/Karasjok (190 km)

Morning departure by private coach, via. Inari, where a stop and entrance to the Siida Sami Museum is included. Continue north west and later crossing the border to Norway , and shortly afterwards arriving in Karasjok, the Sami capital, with strong ties to the Sami culture, a home of the Sami Parliament, “Samediggi”

Day 4 – Karasjok/ Honningsvåg/ North Cape (265 km)

Early morning departure and the journey continues North, bound for the North Cape. Travelling through the North Cape tunnel we reach the Magerøya Island on which the North cape is situated. The North Cape cliff itself will be visited today (subject to weather conditions). Overnight and dinner in Honningsvåg.

Day 5 – Honningsvåg/ Alta (210 km)

Today head south, and travel back along the Porsanger fjord, bound for Alta. “The Northern Lights city of Norway”. In the afternoon a visit to the Alta Museum to see the expositions about the local history of Northern Lights. The remainder of the afternoon evening is free, and why not try your luck and join in on a local Northern Lights safari, in and around Alta. In Alta you have the chance to upgrade and experience a overnight stay in the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel (supplement applies).

Day 6 – Alta/Tromsø (400 km)

Today, drive along the artic fjords bound for Tromsø, former starting point of many North Pole expeditions. Free time before evening Northern Lights safari, where a light dinner will be included.

Day 7 – Tromsø

Day at leisure in Tromsø, where you have the opportunity to take an optional snowmobile safari, husky safari or many more exciting excursions.

Day 8 – Departure Tromsø

Own departure arrangements.

Services

  • 7 x overnights in superior tourist class hotels including shower/wc and breakfast

  • Additional meals including 3 x half-board dinners and 1 light dinner.

  • Entrances & activities as per program.

  • English speaking tour leader Day 1-7.

  • First class coach for transfers and sightseeing as per program.

  • Toll roads and local taxes.