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Capitals of Northern Lights Tour 5 days/4 nights in January - March 2019

Day 1 (Tuesday): Arrival Tromso
Arrival in Tromso, transfer with regular airport express bus to the city centre, short walk to Hotel Radisson Blu Tromso**** or similar, check-in.

Day 2 (Wednesday): Tromso

Tromso is a one of the world’sl argest cities North of the Arctic Circle and a city, where modern urban life and breath-taking arctic nature go hand in hand. During morning citytour we get acquainted with the world’s most northernBotanical gardens and enjoy theviews of the mountains to the east and south.We continue with a visit TromsoUniversity Museum where we learn fascinating factson nature and culture in northern Norway andthe indigenous Sami people. Following that, we continue around the island, passing Lake Prestvatn with the Meteorological Institute and cross the bridge to the Arctic Cathedral for a visit tothis masterpiece with a monumental stained-glass window. In the evening we go to the Aurora Camp where we are equipped with thermal overalls and boots to keep us nice and warm all evening. 300 friendlyAlaskan huskies are waiting to greet us and enjoy some cuddles. We enjoy a traditional Norwegian dinner and wait for the Northern Light to appear in the sky.

Day 3 (Thursday): Tromso-Alta
Today we continue to Alta. The distance between Tromso and Alta is about 300km. The trip takes around 8 hours and includes twoferry rides and a lunch break. The trip takes us through the most stunning mountain landscapes and is something to remember for a long time.We arrive late afternoon in Alta and check in at Hotel Thon Alta***. Theevening offers an optional Northern Lights tour. We visit the family owned Sorrisniv a Adventure Facility which is perfectly located to maximize our chances of seeing the magnificent NorthernLights. We have anexcellent opportunity to learn more about this intriguing phenomenon as wellas the history of Alta.

Day 4 (Friday): Alta

Today we start with a visit to the award-winning Alta Museum, located at the site of early settlement of Finnmark dating around 11,000 years ago and featuring exhibitions on local culture and history.Afterwards we visit to the elegant and modern Northern Lights Cathedral located in the central part of the town. The balance of the day is reservedfor exploring more of this arctic town on our own. The evening offersoptionalsleigh ride under the northern lights. We travel to a farm in the nearby countryside where weclimb aboard a sleigh and get bundled up in warm blankets. The sleigh is pulledby a Norwegian Fjord Horse through the forestand along the Alta River, whilewe sit back and enjoy the peace and beauty around us. At the end of the ride, we stop at a wilderness shelter where a traditional dinner is served around a warm fire and if we are lucky we are bedazzled by the Northern Lights.

Day 5 (Saturday): Alta

Transfer with regular airport express bus to Alta airport.

·5 overnights at 3-4 star hotels

·6 x buffet breakfast

·1 dinner as specified in program

·Personalised welcome package

·Aurora husky visit, entrance to Alta Museum, entrance to Northern Lights cathedral

·Service of English and Spanish speaking tour escort on all tours

·Service of 1stclass motor coaches or 1stclass minivans throughout the itinerary

·Outdoor clothing for winter activities/safaris mentioned in the program

·Regular arrival transfer Tromso Airport to Hotel Radisson Blu Tromso and departure transfer Hotel Thon Alta to Alta Airport

·4-hour Northern Lights tour in Alta: EUR 155.00 per person

·4-hour Sleigh tour under northern lights in Alta: EUR 215.00 per person

Please note the optional tours have to be pre-booked.

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