Norway : Tromso, Abisko and the Icehotel

Departures: December - March Duration: 7 nights Price: from £1,595

Three incredible destinations have been combined to make this a northern lights holiday to remember! The Norwegian city of Tromso, well known for its sky-filling sightings; Abisko National Park in Swedish Lapland, statistically one of the best places in the world for frequent and spectacular sightings and the nearby Icehotel, where auroral displays often light up one of the coolest and most amazing hotels.

 

Introduction

Who for? Northern lights hunters who want plenty of daytime activities too! 

Offering great opportunities to see the northern lights as well as explore northern Scandinavia, this trip combines independent travel with the convenience of pre-arranged accommodation and transportation by coach and rail.

Highlights

  • time to explore the charismatic city of Tromso
  • take a chairlift to the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko
  • sleep on ice at the world-famous Icehotel
  • chance to enjoy a range of snow-bound activities such as snowmobiling and husky-sledging

The coastal city of Tromso is located high above the Arctic Circle, a mere 2,000 km from the North Pole! It has so much to offer: modern shops, lively restaurants and cafés, art galleries and museums and an eye-catching cathedral. The gigantic dark skies provide the perfect canvas for the northern lights. Choose to aurora watch from out at sea or take a tour to a vantage point away from the city lights.

From Tromso, take the early morning coach to Narvik and sit back and enjoy the magnificent scenery en route, then connect with the train service to Abisko. Depending on the travel day to Narvik it may be necessary to overnight here before continuing by train the next day to Abisko, passing some of Sweden’s highest mountains including Lapporten, the 'gateway' to beautiful Swedish Lapland. After dinner at Abisko Mountain Station take the chairlift to Aurora Sky Station at the summit, where you can peruse a northern lights exhibition and hopefully see the real thing.

Continue by train to Kiruna, keeping a look out for reindeer and moose often seen grazing in this area. Transfer to the incredible Icehotel, where you’ll spend the next 3 nights, including one in a Snow Room and two nights in a warm room. Explore the surrounding pristine forests at your leisure or on an exhilarating winter activity such a husky sledging or snowmobiling. For a more sedate pastime, try ice sculpting and get creative with your own block of the River Torne's finest.

 


** New for 2014 - Guaranteed Friday Departures **

This fantastic tour was so popular last season, that we have secured availability with Scandinavian Airlines and accommodation at Abisko and the ICEHOTEL to ensure our guests can enjoy this spectacular experience. Please see the Itinerary section and Prices and Departures for more information.

Please note the northern lights are a naturally occurring phenomena and sightings cannot be guaranteed.

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Thanks for organising such a fantastic holiday - the many tours we completed gave us a real appetite for the area and we have decided we now want to go to the North Pole!

Scott Roberts, Tromso & the Icehotel
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