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The Aurora Addicts Abisko, Narvik & Tromso Break

Break Available: December 2019 - March 2020
6 Nights

Price Per Person: From £2,395 (Inc Flights)

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 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: Friday
Fly To Swedish Lapland & transfer to Abisko

Day 1: Friday
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.

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

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

Day 2: Saturday
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 Abisko Mountain Lodge Superior Room
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A la Carte Optional Extras

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

Day 3: Sunday
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 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: Monday
Train trip to Norway! Northern Lights Gondola Experience

Day 4: Monday
Train trip to Norway! 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: Tuesday
Visit the Polar Park and then connect to Tromso. Evening at leisure.

Day 5: Tuesday
Visit the Polar Park and then 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

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Fly To Tromso
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Fly To Tromso

If you would prefer to get to Tromso more directly then we offer a transfer to Harsted Airport from your hotel in Narvik and a flight to Tromso with an onward fly bus transfer to the  Scandic Ishavshotel.

Cost: £65 per person

 

Tromso quayside, Norway
The Arctic Cathedral in Tromso

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

Day 6: Wednesday
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 one dish from the cafe menu with one dessert and tea or coffee and an evening searching for the Aurora! Return to the hotel and overnight.

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

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Day 7: Thursday
At Leisure - Fly Home

Day 7: Thursday
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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Grand Royal Hotel Narvik

Quality Hotel Grand Royal
Grand Hotel Narvik bedroom
Grand Hotel Narvik Lobby
Grand Hotel Narvik Roof top bar

Grand Royal 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

Scandic Ishavshotell Tromso
Scandic-Ishavshotel with aurora
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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 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

Fly To Tromso
Tromso quayside, Norway

If you would prefer to get to Tromso more directly then we offer a transfer to Harsted Airport from your hotel in Narvik and a flight to Tromso with an onward fly bus transfer to the  Scandic Ishavshotel.

Cost: £65 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: From £2,395 (Inc Flights)
What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • All flights
  • 6 night’s accommodation
  • Snowmobile 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, 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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