Capitals Of Northern Lights
07 Days

ITINERARY

Tour Overviews:
Begin your journey in Tromso and explore the city and surrounding area before moving east to Alta where you will have the opportunity to visit the award-winning museum and the impressive northern lights cathedral. Travel to Finland and Levi offering breathtaking landscapes, thrilling outdoor activities, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.


Day 1: Arrive Tromso
Arrival to Tromso airport. Upon exiting the airport, please proceed to the Flybussen bus stop (regular airport express bus) and present your voucher to the driver. Your voucher is valid for both the arrival and departure transfers so please be sure to keep it safe. The Flybussen will transfer you the 5 km distance to the center of Tromso and drop off is within walking distance of your hotel. Check-in at your hotel (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 (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning you will depart by private coach for a 3-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.


Day 3: Tromso – Alta (300 Km) (BL)
“Breakfast at the hotel. The ride from Tromsø 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 Tromsø and Alta is about 300 km, a route travelled in approximately 8 hours, and include two ferry crossings. Lunch (included) en-route. Arrival in Alta and check in at your hotel. Evening at leisure.

Downtown Alta is located just below the 70th latitude and is closer to the North Pole than it is to Central Europe. In spite of its high latitude the local climate is seldom severely cold thanks to Gulf Stream moderation in the prevailing wind. Due to Norway curving above its Nordic neighbors, Alta is located further east than almost all of Sweden and much of southern Finland. Being at a very high latitude, midnight sun and polar night are present for sizeable parts of the year.”


Day 4: Alta (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning you will have the opportunity to experience an unforgettable King Crab Safari, rated as one of the best experiences in the World.


Day 5: Alta – Levi (340 Km) (BD)
“Breakfast at the hotel followed by an early departure. You will travel the 340 km south to Levi by coach, an approximately 5-hour journey taking you through the beautiful northern Lapland. Your eyes will feast on breathtaking nature as you sit back and watch the landscape unfold. On the way, you will visit the Finnmarks first silverwork shop (est.1959) Juhls Silver Museum – offers traditional and exclusive modern jewelry manufactured on the premises. The Tundra collection designed by Regine Juhls is recognized as modern classics within Scandinavian jewelry design. International art and handicrafts are also presented in a beautiful, special, and unique setting.

Welcome to Finland and to Levi a winter paradise like no other. Nestled in the heart of Lapland, Levi offers breathtaking landscapes, thrilling outdoor activities, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Located in in Sirkka Village approximately 170 north of the Arctic Circle its natural surroundings are guaranteed to impress. During the next two night your accommodation will be The Aurora Igloo Cabin half igloo half cabin at the Northern Lights Village Resort – a magical way to experience the wintry star-filled sky and some with luck the dance of the Northern Lights, while lying comfortably in the warm bed. Enjoy a local dinner at the restaurant and enjoy this evening’s optional experience.
Remember to set your watch one hour forward. ”


Day 6: Levi (BLD)
“Breakfast at the Hotel. The natural beauty, diverse wildlife, varying terrain and, of course, the Northern Lights make Lapland and Levi very special places. From its river valleys and frozen lakes up to the fells with their spectacular views over the artic landscape, Levi is all about northern nature at its best. Today you will have opportunity to get familiar with Lappish animals and the life of the locals. Enjoy the magical tranquility in Arctic nature.

Reindeer Farm & Sleigh Ride
Meet the Reindeer farmers who will tell you about the reindeer, and its importance to the Sami culture. Sitting in a two-person sleigh, pulled by your reindeer, you will experience a short ride in this traditional and peaceful way of moving through the white landscape where the only sound you will hear is the melody of reindeer bells. Sami and his family have been living in the farm more than 300 years. Visit the café, the museum and enjoy a typical three-course home made lunch.

Afternoon free at leisure. Enjoy dinner at your Hotel.
The following optional activities are the ones we recommend for an authentic Finnish experience.

DURATION: approximately 3 hours (10:00-13:00)
INCLUDED: guiding in english, thermal equipment, transfers, farm visit, 1 km sleigh ride, 3 course meal”


Day 7: Depart Levi (B)
Breakfast and the rest of your day at leisure until your regular transfer to Levi Kittila airport in good time for your departure flight.

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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2024
Departure Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jan 11 - Jan 17 CAD 6,500 CAD 8,575
Jan 25 - Jan 31 CAD 6,500 CAD 8,575
Feb 22 - Feb 28 CAD 6,500 CAD 8,575
Feb 29 - Mar 06 CAD 6,500 CAD 8,575
Mar 07 - Mar 13 CAD 6,500 CAD 8,575
Mar 21 - Mar 27 CAD 6,500 CAD 8,575
Optional Activities:
Tromso Cable Car CAD 255 Per Person
Polaria Museum & Tromsø University Museum CAD 350 Per Person
Aurora Husky Visit CAD 320 Per Person
Sleigh Ride under the Northern Lights CAD 550 Per Person
King Crab Safari CAD 630 Per Person
Northern Lights Tour & Sorrisniva Ice Hotel CAD 575 Per Person
Finnish Sauna & jacuzzi CAD 160 Per Person
Aurora Hunting by heated sleigh CAD 410 Per Person
Aurora photography Workshop CAD 145 Per Person
Aurora Expedition on Snowshoes CAD 305 Per Person
Hotels:
Tromso
Radisson Blu Hotel or similar
Alta
Thon Hotel Alta or similar
Levi
The Aurora Igloo Cabin
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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • 06 nights in First Class hotels in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities
  • 06 breakfasts, buffet style
  • 2 lunches & 2 dinners (all lunches & dinners are 3-course meals or buffets including coffee, unless otherwise specified)
  • Bi-lingual Tour Escort (English & Spanish or Portuguese) from Day 2 to Day 6 inclusive
  • 2-hour guided city tour of Tromso
  • Arrival transfer in Tromso by public service Flybussen
  • Regular departure transfer to Levi-Kittilia Airport
  • The long-distance coach from day 3-6 offers WIFI
  • 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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