Chasing The Northern Lights
06 Days


Tour Overviews:
Begin your journey in the beautiful city of Tromsø and explore the city and surrounding area with its stunning natural setting before moving east to Alta where you will have the opportunity to visit the award-winning museum and the impressive northern lights cathedral. Visit a Husky camp and enjoy a traditional Norwegian dinner. You will go out with a guide to chase the magnificent Aurora Borealis one night in Alta.

Day 1: Arrive Tromso
Arrival to Tromso airport. Transfer to your hotel and Check-in(guaranteed from 15:00). The rest of the day is at leisure. Please consult the Via Hansa & Borealis welcome letter, which you will receive upon check-in to your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your Tour Director.

Day 2: Tromso City Sightseeing Tour
“Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we depart by private coach for a 2-hour city sightseeing tour and perfect introduction to Tromso. Tromso enjoys a subarctic climate, its location corresponding to the northern coast of Alaska. Learn about the indigenous Sami people, their traditional culture and recent history. Following this, you will continue a tour around the island, passing Lake Prestvatn where the Meteorological Institute is situated.
Travel across the bridge to the Arctic Cathedral for a visit to this masterpiece by Jan Inge Hovig. Built in 1965, the cathedral reflects north Norwegian nature, culture, and faith with a monumental stained-glass window. Afternoon at leisure.
Note: Entrance at the Cathedral-not included ”

Day 3: Tromso
“Breakfast at the hotel.
Day at leisure and time available for optional activities.”

Day 4: Tromso / Alta (300 Km)
“Breakfast at the hotel. The ride from Tromso to Alta is breath-taking regardless of the time of year. Stunning scenery and magnificent nature ensure that this trip will stay with you for a long time. The distance between Tromso and Alta is about 300 km, a route travelled in approximately 8 hours, and include two ferry crossings. Arrival in Alta and check in at your hotel. Evening at leisure.

You will have the chance to visit the impressive Northern Lights Cathedral, a result of an architectural competition organized in 2001. The very modern and elegant cathedral was designed by architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen in collaboration with Kolbjorn Jenssen of Link Arkitektur. This impressive monument was built in concrete and wood; its exterior is clad with titanium plates. The central part of the cathedral is its spiral tower with a bell tower. Inside is the work of Danish artist Peter Brandes.
Note: Entrance at the Cathedral-not included ”

Day 5: Alta
We recommend that you join the highly acclaimed King Crab Safari. ”

Day 6: Depart Alta
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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Departure Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Nov 20 - Nov 25 CAD 3,805 CAD 4,790
Dec 05 - Dec 10 CAD 3,045 CAD 3,830
Optional Activities:
Tromso Cable Car CAD 265 Per Person
Polaria Museum & Tromsø University Museum CAD 350 Per Person
Silent Whale Watching CAD 400 Per Person
Sami Reindeer Camp and Sledding CAD 505 Per Person
King Crab Safari CAD 630 Per Person
Clarion The Edge /Clarion Collection Aurora
Thon Hotel Alta

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  • 5 nights in First Class hotels in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 5 breakfasts, buffet style
  • Bi-lingual Tour Escort (English & Spanish) from Day 2 to Day 5 inclusive
  • 2-hours guided city tour of Tromso
  • Coach transfer to Alta
  • All tours and transportation, as mentioned in the program
  • Visits, excursions and entrances as mentioned in the program
  • Outdoor clothing for winter activities/safaris as mentioned in the program. For further information please consult the general conditions
  • Luggage allowance is 1 suitcase & 1 piece of hand luggage per person

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