Arctic Gem 69 Degrees North – Fjord Cruise, Whale/Wildlife and Northern Lights Safari.
Arctic Gem 69 Degrees North – Fjord Cruise, Whale/Wildlife and Northern Lights Safari
from EURO 1000,- Per Person on a Twin / Double Sharing
OCT – MAR
04 Days / 03 Nights
The Arctic Island of Senja in northern Norway, often referred to as the ‘Untouched Gem’ is located 69 degrees north offering excellent possibilities to see Northern Lights throughout fall and winter. The Arctic village in the island of Senja is located near Tromsø accessible by Sea and then by land. For your convenience and for a once in a life time experience, you will travel from Tromsø in an express boat to Finnsnes from where our representative will drive you to this hidden ‘Gem’ of the Arctic region which is still untouched by the mass tourism. From your Sea facing cottages, your mornings will surely have more reasons to make you smile. Wake up to the stunning scenic landscapes, enjoy the amazing Arctic wild life, interact with the locals, learn about the Nordic way of life, taste the food made from the local ingredients and experience the various winter activities. Included in the package is Northern Lights safari, Arctic Wild life and Whale Safari and other guided activities.
The 4 days Activity Package will let you experience Northern Lights, observe Arctic landscape, be close to untouched Norwegian nature and marine life and taste the food prepared from the local ingredients.
Tour Departure & Return
The Tour has been recommended from Tromsø. We can rearrange the place of start and the itinerary as per your requirement
PS : THIS ROUTE CAN ALSO BE SUGGESTED AS A SELF DRIVE ITINERARY. IF YOU CAN DRIVE ON ICY CONDITIONS, THEN WE CAN SUGGEST/ASSIST WITH CAR RENTAL AND PLAN THE ROUTE ACCORDINGLY.
.3 Nights in Comfortable apartment/standard room by the Sea (Upgrade possible. You will receive options from us on available categories)
.Guided whale watching and Arctic sea wild life safari
.Guided Northern Lights safari
.Bus sightseeing tour or a hiking trip through the scenic beauty of the Island (weather dependent activity. The Guide will decide on the day which activity to do)
.Guided evening cultural activity on day 3
.3 locally flavored lunches served in the marine style restaurant by the sea
.3 Dinners made from the local ingredients served in the marine style restaurant by the sea
.To and fro transfers from Tromsø/Svolvær to the destination located in Arctic Island (via Boat and Land. Please note that these are scheduled transfers. In case the timings of your arrival do not match with departures options will be suggested)
.All local transfers during the activities
.All Taxes and Service charge
.A big smile and life lasting memories 😊
.Meals unless those specified here.
. Activities unless specified here.
.Sightseeing/Local Transfers (unless specified).
.Personal Travel Insurance.
.Last minute surprises.
Arctic Island-69 degrees North.
Transfer from Tromsø to the Island by sea and Land. ; Dinner at accommodation. Day at leisure.
Arctic Island-69 degrees North.
All meals. Sea wildlife safari during day time. ; Northern lights safari during evening/night time.
Arctic Island-69 degrees North
All meals. Guided Sightseeing of the Island (weather dependent activity) ; Cultural evening activity.
Breakfast. Transfer to Tromsø by sea and land.
Day 01 Welcome to untouched Gem of the Arctic- Express boat to Finnsnes
From Tromsø (if you are not in Tromsø then we can suggest from Lofoten as well) you will board the express boat to the Island of Finnsnes. This 75- minutes journey crosses the unknown islands through the coastal line of Norway giving you the best possible experience glimpses of the Norwegian coastal life.
Once you reach Finnsnes, your friendly driver will meet and greet you at the boat terminal and drive you through the beautiful scenery to the scenic Arctic Island of Senja. The picture perfect drive through the wild beauty of this region will give you a nutshell idea of the Arctic tranquillity of the trip that awaits you.
The one-hour drive will lead you to your beautiful Sea facing village where you will be accommodated in comfortable apartments. The dinner will be served in the property’s maritime-style restaurant. After short briefing and introduction to your activity program, it will be time to relax, or perhaps you can go for a small walk in the evening or finish off the day in sauna.
Day 02 Arctic Whale and Sea wildlife Safari during day time and Northern Lights safari during night.
After your Arctic breakfast (Served at 09:00), your guide will give you a brief about the tours for the trip, local information and weather forecasts. You will then be taken in a boat for a 3 hours Arctic sea wildlife safari to spot large whales, orcas, humpback whales, seals and white tailed eagles (There is a possibility that the sea safari can be clubbed with a wildlife safari to see moose and reindeer if there are no whales in the vicinity). After this wonderful experience enjoy your lunch on return and day at your leisure.
In the evening after your traditional Norwegian dinner, your next phase of Arctic experience awaits you. Along with your friendly guide you will start a three-hour Northern lights chase and visit scenic vantage points for exploring the magical Aurora Borealis. Late night return back to your accommodation and sleepwell in your cabins.
Day 03 Cultural activities and sightseeing
Awake to the stunning landscapes and the sound of the calm sea. Enjoy your breakfast and get ready for your next activity. The weather-dependent activity will be decided by your guide on that day itself. On a good day a bus sightseeing tour is arranged or a hiking trip through the scenic beauty of the Island. If the weather is not suitable for the sightseeing of Senja, then a special minibus trip is arranged for an experience along the Arctic coast where visitors witness the power of Norwegian Sea waters.
After Dinner you will be taken on a Guided cultural tour where you will hear folklores, see interesting places and get a glimpse of the North Norwegian way of life.
Day 04 End of the Journey but a beginning of a new relation with Norway. Departure day OR we can club other destinations with this trip
As they say, that the first hello and the last goodbye is the most difficult part. Departure with fond memories. We can add a few nights at other scenic locations for example, we can club a Coastal Cruise to Kirkenes for a Snow hotel adventure or a Golden triangle trip from Bergen to Stavanger and then Oslo.
After breakfast, around 10.00 (can be changed as per the change in schedule of the Boats) your friendly driver will drive you to Finnsnes. Enjoy this one hour drive and leave for Tromsø ( or Lofoten ) in the scenic Taxi Boats.