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The Aurora Addicts Abisko, Narvik & Tromso Break

Break Available: January - March 2020
6 Nights
Departures: Sat, Mon, Wed

Price Per Person: £2,495 (Inc Flights from London)

Swedish and Norwegian Lapland Break

This Northern Lights holiday is for the Northern Lights Junkie! It takes you from the Mountains in Abisko, Swedish Lapland, to the Norwegian Fjords and then on to Tromso, the Paris of the north!

Experience incredible evenings in 3 unique settings! You will visit the famed Aurora Sky Station in Abisko, experience Aurora hunting in the beauty and solitude of the Beisfjord mountains in Narvik and finally a spectacular Northern Lights cruise in a luxury catamaran in Tromso!

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

Note: This itinerary can be run in reverse – so starting in Tromso and ending in Abisko

Highlights

  • Visit both Swedish and Norwegian Lapland
  • Aurora Hunting by sky, land and Sea!
  • Evening at the  Aurora Sky Station in Abisko
  • Sami Aurora Hunt in magnificent Beisfjord mountains in Narvik
  • Northern Lights hunting on luxury Catamaran in the fjords around Tromso
  • Visit the Polar Wildlife Park
  • Husky sled experience in Abisko National Park
  • Snowmobile safari with incredible scenery
  • Visit Historic Narvik after magnificent drive over the border between Sweden & Norway
  • A night of Aurora Hunting and Photographing the Northern Lights in Abisko National Park
  • Optional extras include staying at the  original IceHotel and a whale safari
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 Petri or “Visit Abisko” 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.

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.

Meals Included: Dinner

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Night in World Famous Ice Hotel
  • Upgrade to Abisko Mountain Lodge Superior Room
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Night in World Famous Ice Hotel

Swedish Lapland is home to the original and most dramatic ICEHOTEL. Now in its 30th edition.

The hotel has two editions:

Permanent ICEHOTEL 365.  (open all year)

This revolutionary design has allowed visitors from around the world to experience the ICEHOTEL all year round. Through a unique cooling system the designers have built all the features of the original icehotel into this amazing structure. Art suites and deluxe art suites are housed in 365

Temporary ICEHOTEL  (open Mid December – End March)

This hotel is rebuilt from blocks of ice harvested from the Torne river. As the temperature in Jukkasjärvi drops below zero Ice Artists arrive from the world over to build this magnificent creation. They build the 4 levels of rooms, the ice chapel and ice bar. Their art is created with imagination and hard work, only to melt away under the unforgiving rays of the sun come spring.

We offer all categories of room from cabins to  Art Suites and the new en suite deluxe art suites in ICEHOTEL 365.

We will make a reservation in the restaurant for you so you can experience some of the region’s best cuisine  (a la carte menu paid for locally)

From £120 per person bed and breakfast  (Kamoos room or cabin) to £480 per person  (deluxe art suite) depending on room choice and season of travel. This includes arctic clothing in winter and transfers to the airport at the end of your stay.

Feature Art Suite at Ice Hotel Sweden
IceHotel doorway, Sweden
Art Suite at the ICEHOTEL Sweden

Upgrade to Abisko Mountain Lodge Superior Room

2015 saw the addition of 4 superior rooms at the Lodge. Housed in a separate annexe across the courtyard these rooms add additional comfort and space. All are en suite and are for exclusive use by our clients.

This is a highly recommended upgrade for the marginal increase in cost

Cost: £48 per person per night subject to availability

Superior room At Abisko Mountain lodge
Superior room Abisko Mountain LODGE
Northern Lights above Abisko Mountain Lodge

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 Aurora Sky Station
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Upgrade to Exclusive Dinner at Aurora Sky Station

Exclusive Dinner

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: £135 per person
Timing: 6pm – Midnight
Includes: Transfers, chairlift pass & exclusive 4 course dinner

This option is available for all of the options on this link.

The aurora Sky Station Dinner Abisko
Look out platform at Aurora Sky Station in Abisko
Gourmet food at Abisko Mountain Lodge

Day 3: Snowmobile Safari in Abisko. Fabulous Aurora Photography Evening.

Day 3: Snowmobile Safari in Abisko. Fabulous Aurora Photography 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 Chad  or one of his 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 have 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: Transfer to Narvik in Norway. The Sami Northern Lights Chase

Day 4: Transfer to Narvik in Norway. The Sami Northern Lights Chase

Enjoy the Lodge breakfast before transferring to Norway! 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 to the Norwegian Fjord.

You will be dropped at the Scandic Hotel. Check in and spend the 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.

After dinner join your local sami guide, who will kit you up in Arctic Clothing before the evening search for the Northern Lights in one of the best places in the Beisfjord mountains. There is no artificial light, only an amazing mountain landscape which gives a dramatic effect to your Aurora Borealis pictures.

Enjoy a comfortable sleigh ride pulled by a snowmobile that takes you high up into the mountains through an exciting landscape filled with contrasts. Lie outside on reindeer pelts while watching the starry sky waiting for the Northern Lights. You might see a shooting star but you will feel and experience the total silence that only pure arctic nature can offer.

The Polar Night in the Arctic area is magical in its own way but the Northern Lights can be unpredictable. The bonfire will be lit, stories shared and coffee and snacks will be available. If the aurora appear then they will leave an unforgettable impression framed against the mountain peaks.

Meals included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner

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Day 5: Visit the Polar Park and then connect to Tromso. Evening at leisure.

Day 5: Visit the Polar Park and then connect to Tromso. Evening at leisure.

After breakfast catch the morning Bus to Tromso. The 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 experience is getting up close to the resident pack of wolves!

Arrive in Tromso early evening – the bus will drop you near to your hotel. 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. Optional Whale Watching Tour. Luxury Catamaran Northern Lights Cruise.

Day 6: Explore Tromso. Optional Whale Watching Tour. Luxury Catamaran Northern Lights Cruise.

Tromso is picturesquely situated between the sea and the Fjord lands behind. There are a number of sites worth seeing in town.

Today we give you the option to explore the bits of the town that match your interests or alternatively take up the optional extra of a whale safari.

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 Arctic 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 with a sea-based Northern Lights hunt in a luxury Catamaran. Set sail from the jetty outside your hotel into the fjords around Tromso in search of the Northern Lights. The thrill of being in the Arctic Sea with the panoramic views of Tromsø and the surrounding islands, mountains and fjords offers one of the best locations to witness the Northern Lights. There are also the reflections, which for the avid photographer adds another dimension!

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Whale Watching in Tromso
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Whale Watching in Tromso

Watch the majestic Humpbacks and Orcas as they feed in the herring-rich fjords of Tromso.

This eco friendly tour uses a hybrid engine to reach the whale’s feeding grounds at Skjervøy in less than 3 hours and in time to enjoy the hours of daylight.

Enjoy fresh pastries and coffee in the comfortable salons as you take in the spectacular Arctic morning light, sailing past snow-covered landscapes, the Lyngen Alps, islands, fjords and fishing villages.

There is a good chance of spotting white tailed eagles, Europe’s largest bird of prey, and porpoises along the way. Our professional guide will give you an in-depth lecture about marine life during the trip. As we near the whales, our silent electric engine allows us to get close to these majestic animals without disturbing them. Our underwater drone and hydrophone will also be able to capture the whales communicating as they cooperate to hunt the herring in the deep narrow fjords.

Please note that whales are wild animals, and constantly on the move. It can never be guaranteed but the crew do their best to find the whales. If the whales are far away it may be necessary to use the diesel engines for the transfer prior to switching to electric mode when viewing them.

Meeting point: The pier outside Clarion Hotel the Edge, minimum 15 minutes before departure.

08:00 – 14:00 (6-8 hours)

Period: Daily between 1 Nov – 28 February

Extra: Fresh pastry, coffee, seasonal local foods and drinks available for purchase

Cost: £139 per person

Whale fins seen from RIB, Tromso, Norway
Orca whale, Tromso, Norway
Whale Safari Tromso Norway
Whale watching Tromso

Day 7: At Leisure - Fly Home

Day 7: At Leisure - Fly Home

At leisure until your transfer and flight home. If you are visiting during the whale watching season (Dec – Early Feb) you may have the option of including a boat trip out to track and view the whales before your flight home. We can only advise of this nearer the season start once the whales whereabouts are known.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Accommodation

Where You'll Stay

Abisko Mountain Lodge

Northern Lights above Abisko Mountain Lodge
Lounge area at Abisko Mountain Lodge
Superior room At Abisko Mountain lodge
Typical room at Abisko Mountain Lodge

Abisko Mountain Lodge

Right in the small hamlet of Abisko, world renowned for the Northern Lights, 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 whilst Mina can be described as a Skier, Creative CEO and ray of sunshine who lights up the Lodge.

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

The 16 standard rooms in the low red 'Swedish style house' are all en-suite. Although basic 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 superior rooms added in early 2015. These four rooms are in a separate annexe and are used exclusively by Aurora nights.

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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Scandic Hotel Narvik

Outside of Scandic Hotel Narvik
Scandic Hotel Narvik
Roof bar at Scandic Hotel Narvik
The lounge at the Scandic Hotel Narvik

Scandic Hotel Narvik

Scandic Narvik is the city's most modern hotel and one of the tallest buildings in northern Norway. It features an exciting exterior of sloping glass supported by two towers and is surrounded by spectacular nature with fjords and mountains.

The sky bar, Totta, on the 16th floor has a panoramic view over Narvik and Ofotfjorden  alog with the Tind restaurant, which is one of the top restaurants in Narvik and serves breakfast and dinner menus. If the northern lights are out this is a fabulous location to see them from.

The hotel has a modern interior with spacious en-suite rooms and is very conveniently located for our clients catching the bus to Tromso.

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Clarion Edge Tromso

Clarion Edge Tromso View
Kitchen and table restaurant at Clarion Edge Hotel
Clarion Edge Hotel Tromso
Clarion Edge hotel bedroom

Clarion Edge Tromso

The Clarion Hotel The Edge is a luxurious 4-star property conveniently located near the centre of Tromso. Featuring a sky bar and rooftop terrace on the 11th-floor, this central Tromsø hotel is located at the harbour, overlooking Tromsø Sound and the Arctic Cathedral.

Local tourist attractions such as Art Museum of Northern Norway, Tromso Cathedral (Tromso Domkirke) and City Centre Tromso are not far from the hotel. Also easily within reach are Mack Brewery, Polar Museum and Polaria

Contemporary furnishings are featured in all rooms as well as a large flat-screen TV and desk. The bathrooms include a shower and hairdryer.

Kitchen & Table by Marcus Samuelsson restaurant serves New York-style dishes made from local ingredients.  There is also a fitness centre for guests to use.

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Optional Extras
Night in World Famous Ice Hotel
Feature Art Suite at Ice Hotel Sweden

Swedish Lapland is home to the original and most dramatic ICEHOTEL. Now in its 30th edition.

The hotel has two editions:

Permanent ICEHOTEL 365.  (open all year)

This revolutionary design has allowed visitors from around the world to experience the ICEHOTEL all year round. Through a unique cooling system the designers have built all the features of the original icehotel into this amazing structure. Art suites and deluxe art suites are housed in 365

Temporary ICEHOTEL  (open Mid December – End March)

This hotel is rebuilt from blocks of ice harvested from the Torne river. As the temperature in Jukkasjärvi drops below zero Ice Artists arrive from the world over to build this magnificent creation. They build the 4 levels of rooms, the ice chapel and ice bar. Their art is created with imagination and hard work, only to melt away under the unforgiving rays of the sun come spring.

We offer all categories of room from cabins to  Art Suites and the new en suite deluxe art suites in ICEHOTEL 365.

We will make a reservation in the restaurant for you so you can experience some of the region’s best cuisine  (a la carte menu paid for locally)

From £120 per person bed and breakfast  (Kamoos room or cabin) to £480 per person  (deluxe art suite) depending on room choice and season of travel. This includes arctic clothing in winter and transfers to the airport at the end of your stay.

Upgrade to Abisko Mountain Lodge Superior Room
Superior room At Abisko Mountain lodge

2015 saw the addition of 4 superior rooms at the Lodge. Housed in a separate annexe across the courtyard these rooms add additional comfort and space. All are en suite and are for exclusive use by our clients.

This is a highly recommended upgrade for the marginal increase in cost

Cost: £48 per person per night subject to availability

Upgrade to Exclusive Dinner at Aurora Sky Station
The aurora Sky Station Dinner Abisko

Exclusive Dinner

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: £135 per person
Timing: 6pm – Midnight
Includes: Transfers, chairlift pass & exclusive 4 course dinner

This option is available for all of the options on this link.

Whale Watching in Tromso
Whale fins seen from RIB, Tromso, Norway

Watch the majestic Humpbacks and Orcas as they feed in the herring-rich fjords of Tromso.

This eco friendly tour uses a hybrid engine to reach the whale’s feeding grounds at Skjervøy in less than 3 hours and in time to enjoy the hours of daylight.

Enjoy fresh pastries and coffee in the comfortable salons as you take in the spectacular Arctic morning light, sailing past snow-covered landscapes, the Lyngen Alps, islands, fjords and fishing villages.

There is a good chance of spotting white tailed eagles, Europe’s largest bird of prey, and porpoises along the way. Our professional guide will give you an in-depth lecture about marine life during the trip. As we near the whales, our silent electric engine allows us to get close to these majestic animals without disturbing them. Our underwater drone and hydrophone will also be able to capture the whales communicating as they cooperate to hunt the herring in the deep narrow fjords.

Please note that whales are wild animals, and constantly on the move. It can never be guaranteed but the crew do their best to find the whales. If the whales are far away it may be necessary to use the diesel engines for the transfer prior to switching to electric mode when viewing them.

Meeting point: The pier outside Clarion Hotel the Edge, minimum 15 minutes before departure.

08:00 – 14:00 (6-8 hours)

Period: Daily between 1 Nov – 28 February

Extra: Fresh pastry, coffee, seasonal local foods and drinks available for purchase

Cost: £139 per person

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Testimonials

We had the most FANTASTIC northern lights holiday, perhaps the best holiday I have ever had. We were looked after impeccably by your representatives over there who were both charming and efficient. It was a brilliantly thought out and planned trip and the level of service we received from everyone over there was just amazing. we felt like kings and queens."

Alec and Sharon

I can honestly say it was one of the most enjoyable breaks we ever had – not only because we did not have to think about organising anything and everything was well done, but all the things we did were such fun – we loved snowmobiling and husky sledding. The weather was great most of the time as well. On top of all this, the wilderness was breathtakingly beautiful

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Price Per Person: £2,495 (Inc Flights from London)
What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • All flights
  • 6 night’s accommodation
  • Snowmobile and Sled Dog Safaris
  • Visit to the Aurora  Sky Station in Abisko
  • Northern Lights Hunt in the Mountains around Narvik
  • Aurora Chase in a luxury catamaran in Tromso
  • Entrance to Peace Museum in Narvik
  • Entrance to Polar Park in Norway
  • All Transfers
  • 6 dinners, 6 breakfasts and 3 lunches
  • Arctic clothing in Abisko

Break Available

January – March
Departure Days: Saturday, Monday, Wednesday

Departure Airports

  • Heathrow
  • Manchester
  • Stockholm
  • Oslo

Departure days: Monday, Tuesday 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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