Witnessing the aurora borealis is an unforgettable experience. Visit Northern Norway and combine nature's light show with the trip of a lifetime.Read more
If you are dreaming about seeing the northern lights in your life, you must check out Hurtigruten’s new northern lights promise.Read more
Fly with SAS to Tromsø and the northern lights, widely acclaimed to be the world's greatest light show. Prices include all taxes and fees – there are no hidden charges.Read more
Whether you are looking for the northern lights or reindeer sledding, king crab fishing or eagle safari – start your Northern Norway adventure at Thon Hotels.Read more
With flights to 25 airports in Northern Norway, Widerøe takes you quickly from Tromsø and Bodø to all the classic winter destinations, including Lofoten, Vesterålen and Finnmark.Read more
Go straight to the northern lights this winter. Norwegian’s direct flight from London-Gatwick to Tromsø takes only three and a half hours and with fares from £59.90*, you can afford it.Read more
Discover the beautiful city of Tromsø and its Arctic history, culture and cuisine. With over 170 activities on offer, you are sure to find one that suits you.Read more
Situated north of the Arctic Circle, Bodø boasts unique light conditions and world-class nature attractions. It is also a lively town with museums, restaurants and cultural events – and Kjerringøy, one of Europe’s best kept secrets according to Lonely Planet.Read more
Visit Alta, a great destination for snow-based activities and northern lights hunts. Situated in the innermost reaches of the stunningly beautiful Alta Fjord, the area is blessed with a dry and stable climate.Read more
Discover the rare world of Lofoten with its typical fishermen’s cabins, local art, Viking history and gorgeous nature, formed by the rugged mountain tops rising up from the Gulf Stream.Read more
Get a unique northern lights experience in Lyngen, which is blessed with one of Norway’s most dramatic landscapes and boasts one of the driest areas in the country – the perfect place to see the aurora borealis.Read more
Narvik in Northern Norway is the ideal winter holiday destination if you are interested in Arctic nature, snow-based activities, Sami culture and history.Read more
Go on a journey of discovery that showcases some of the most spectacular nature in Northern Norway. Spend two days exploring the exciting University city of Tromsø and continue by rental car to the undiscovered gem of Senja by the coast.
Tromsø offers culture and history, while Senja is known for its dramatic coastal landscape that rivals the beauty of the Lofoten Islands.
Price: from £1,485 per person including return flights, one way airport transfer, five nights' accommodation, breakfast and dinner throughout and four days Group B car hire.
Treat yourself to a seven-night magical tour of Norway’s winter wonderland. Expect snow-capped mountains, shimmering fjords and the characteristic Nordic dusky sunlight (after 15 January).
From the university city of Tromsø via the unspoiled island of Uløya to the Lyngen Alps, you will enjoy the consistently impressive scenery and personal service. There are also possibilities of joining excursions like dog sledding, reindeer sledding or a whale watching trip.
Price: from £1,528 per person including flights, transfers, seven nights' accommodation and selected excursions.
Take in the glimmering winter landscape of Northern Norway on land and in the fjords. Harstad is a quaint harbour town situated on the tip of the island of Hinnøya, surrounded by snow-capped mountains that rise just behind the water edge.
Enjoy a range of daily excursions, including a northern lights hunt and a traditional Sami campfire experience, a Hurtigruten cruise on Vågsfjorden, a scenic roundtrip of the Senja Island and a RIB boat safari.
Price: from £899 including flights, coach transfers, accommodation (three nights), meals and excursions.
This unforgettable maritime adventure takes you north via a spectacular coastal journey on the renowned Hurtigruten, along Norway’s fjord-indented coastline and crossing the Arctic Circle to your destination - the awe-inspiring Lofoten Islands.
Here you stay in a traditional rorbu, a former fisherman’s cottage, with meals provided in the centre’s restaurant and time to unwind, enjoy bracing beach walks, experience life in an Arctic community and, of course, seek the surreal and tantalising Northern Lights.
Price: from £1,550 including flights, Hurtigruten cruise (three nights on board), four nights in a rorbu cottage, breakfast every day, six dinners and detailed guide notes.
Complete your northern lights holiday by observing amazing encounters of huge humpback and killer whales.
At Maribell seahouse, located only 30 minutes from Tromsø, you can enjoy the northern lights and the nature of rural Norway on a self-catering basis. It is the most flexible and the most economic way to discover the magic light of the north.
Price: NOK 4,388 (approx. £351) for two nights/three days in a house for up to four people. Fully equipped self-catering facilities. The offer can be amended to include a rental car.
Combine a city break in Tromsø with a visit to the remote and stylish Malangen Resort.
The adventure starts with two nights in vibrant Tromsø, located 350 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Explore the city on your own or join a northern lights safari or other activity.
Day three you will be transferred to Malangen Resort where you have the chance to join optional activities like dog sledding or snowmobiling. Located far from the artificial lights of the city, you will optimise your aurora watching potential in beautiful surroundings.
Price: from £924 including return flights, accommodation (four nights), transfers between Tromsø and Malangen, and a northern lights Bradt travel guide.
SPECIAL OFFER: Book before 31 January 2016 for travel between 1 January and 31 March 2016 and receive 1 free place on the northern lights watch activity (based on 2 people booking).
Watch nature’s greatest show on a three-night holiday to Tromsø in Northern Norway this winter.
The aurora borealis never cease to fascinate. The peculiar display of dancing colours high in the sky can be a deeply emotional experience. The package includes the opportunity to combine northern lights hunts with activities like dog sledding and snowmobiling as well as visits to the Polar Museum, the Arctic Cathedral and the visitor centre Polaria.
Price: from £942 per person including flights, private transfers, three nights' accommodation (double room), excursions.
Join an extraordinary Arctic wildlife and photographic adventure, off the beaten track in the Vesterålen archipelago. Tucked in between the northern light heavyweights of Tromsø and Lofoten, this undiscovered gem is a real aurora magnet.
You will be exploring the picturesque surroundings in a small group together with renowned local photographer Robert Finn Novak. This locally escorted five day tour also includes daily northern lights hunts, whale watching and a husky safari, as well as a visit to a Sami reindeer farm where you can enjoy a traditional Sami joik.
Price: from £1,845 per person including return flights, four nights’ full board accommodation, excursions as specified and local guiding.
Escape to Stengelsen Lodge by the Alta River for a little bit of heaven and a lot of adventure in the Arctic.
Imagine a cosy lodge nestled among snow-laden trees and snow-capped mountains. Add a guided wilderness expedition with your own dog sledding team, an evening of wonder under the northern lights, a night in the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel and the best local food.
Price: from £1,670 including flights, airport transfers, four nights' accommodation (twin room), some meals, dog sledding safari and northern lights hunt.
Explore an undiscovered area high above the Arctic circle in Northern Norway. Based in the historic harbour town of Narvik, you will make daily excursions in the surrounding winter wonderland, including a dog sledding trip, a northern lights hunt, a visit to the Polar Wildlife Park and a trip on the picturesque Polar Express railway.
Price: from £799 including flights, coach transfers, accommodation (three nights), meals and excursions.
Explore the delights of Tromsø before boarding the famous Hurtigruten and voyaging north to Finnmark, Northern Norway’s Arctic paradise and one of the best places on Earth to see the northern lights.
En route you will stopover at Honningsvag, where an excursion to the North Cape is highly recommended. The snow-covered landscape and herds of reindeer provide a glimpse of true Arctic scenery. Experience a king crab safari at Batsfjord before a scenic drive to Kongsfjord and a restored 19th century farmhouse with grand views of the fjord landscape. Finally you will fly to Kirkenes where you have the option of visiting the wonderful Snow Hotel.
Price: from £1,462 including flights, Hurtigruten cruise, accommodation (seven nights), selected meals, king crab safari and a northern lights Bradt travel guide. Optional excursions are not included.
Follow in the footsteps of Joanna Lumley on a momentous journey across the Arctic Circle in search of the northern lights.
Your adventure begins in Trondheim, Norway’s former capital, and continues by rail across the Arctic Circle to the port of Bodø. A short flight takes you over the Vestfjord to the magical Lofoten Islands and finishes with an overnight mini-cruise with Hurtigruten to the Arctic city of Tromsø.
Price: from £1,475 including flights, seven nights' accommodation, rail journey and mini-cruise.
Go on a thrilling seven-night Arctic journey that includes a voyage on Norway’s traditional coastal steamer Hurtigruten to the North Cape and Kongsberg plus a plane journey to Kirkenes.
The adventure starts with a day in the lively city of Tromsø. After boarding Hurtigruten in the evening it is time to relax, marvel at the landscape with snow-capped cliffs and look out for whales. En route you will spend two nights at the extraordinary guesthouse Kongsfjord Gjestehus and one night in Kirkenes by the Russian border, where you will receive a warm welcome at Sollia Gjestegård. The trip includes a husky dog safari, and you will have the chance to try other activities like a snowshoe hike and a crab fishing trip.
To top it all of you have prime chances of spotting the evasive northern lights.
Price: from £1,835 including flights, Hurtigruten journey, accommodation (double room), breakfasts, dinners and some lunches, husky safari.
Welcome to Svalbard, an island realm with ice-covered fjords and glaciers, soaring mountains and a unique wildlife that includes polar bears.Read more
Visit beautiful Senja, known as the “fairy tale island”. Try fun activities like ski touring, winter fishing and body rafting accompanied by the spectacle of the northern lights.Read more
Visit the stunning archipelago of Vesterålen, inhabited by whales, seals and seabirds. Situated just north of Lofoten, this peaceful region has a strong fishing culture and lots of interesting art to explore.Read more
See both the aurora borealis and the fjords on this trip that combines the popular Norway in a nutshell® tour with a northern lights excursion in Tromsø.Read more
With plenty of travel options, including direct flights from London Gatwick, a magical winter holiday in Northern Norway is only a few hours away.Read more
Admire the spellbinding northern lights, dancing across the sky against the backdrop of the majestic Lyngen Alps, on this unforgettable trip to Northern Norway.
This package offers a choice of activities that are perfect for families, couples and everyone else who simply wants to experience the peace and beauty of Arctic Norway; you can join a northern lights photo course and safari, try dog sledding or reindeer sledding or go on a snowmobile safari.
Price: from NOK 6,499 (approx. £508) including three nights' accommodation at Sørheim Brygge B&B and Sauna, one winter activity of your choice, a northern lights safari and a northern lights photo course.
From dark blue to shimmering yellow and deep pink, the flickering iridescence in the Bodø night sky is captivating for locals and visitors alike. The unusual light conditions attract artists and photographers from far and wide. A short break, a long weekend, something different, something you have never done before.Read more
Explore Northern Norway on a winter whale safari with 100% whale guarantee.
Whale Safari Andenes offers tailor-made packages that include a choice of whale watching, northern lights observation, husky dog and Sami experiences and more, as well as accommodation (hotel, cabin, guest house) and transport. Packages are available for both individuals and groups.
Price: from NOK 990 (approx. £77)
Whale safari guarantee: if the boat does not find any whale, you can get a new boat trip or the whale safari part of the ticket back.
Big chance to spot killer and humpback whales.
Discover the beauty and tranquillity of Arctic Northern Norway in Lyngenfjord by the Lyngen Alps.
This package offers the perfect combination of comfortable accommodation and exciting activities in unspoiled nature. Watch the spectacle of the northern lights, enjoy the fabulous landscape and try snowshoeing, fishing, ice fishing, whale watching or dog sledding.
Price: NOK 7,560 (approx. £591) per person including three nights' full board accommodation (double room), transfers to and from Tromsø, one guided northern lights workshop, one guided northern lights safari, one guided snowshoe or hiking trip to Lyngstuva and free use of snowshoes, kicksledges, sauna and Jacuzzi.
Feel the power of peace and tranquillity under the northern lights in Lofoten.
This three-night package is designed to give you the best possible chance to see the aurora borealis. Stay in a cosy waterfront fisherman cabin (rorbu) and learn basic techniques on how to photograph this powerful natural phenomenon.
Price: from NOK 4,095 (approx. £316) per person including three nights' accommodation (double room in a private rorbu), breakfast, meeting with guides and two northern light hunts.
The extraordinary hotel Mary-Ann’s Polarrigg is where your Arctic dreams come true in a grand fashion.
Choose from individually decorated standard or luxury rooms and private flats in a cosy atmosphere filled with Svalbard history. Enjoy spa treatments, an outdoor Jacuzzi and a winter garden restaurant where you can try homemade Arctic cuisine with quality meat and wild fish.
Price: from NOK 795 (approx. £62) per night.
Venture into Svalbard’s great wilderness by snowmobile. During two days, you will travel over vast glaciers to the east coast of Spitsbergen and to the ice on Storfjorden. There is a chance to see polar bears and other Arctic wildlife.
The expedition is designed for small groups of up to six people. For the most memorable experience, Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions encourages everyone to take an active part during the trip.
Price: from NOK 11,600 (approx. £908)
Experience the natural predators of the Arctic – bears, wolves, wolverine and lynx – at the Polar Park in Narvik. There are also moose, reindeer, musk ox and Arctic foxes.
If you are feeling brave, you can visit the wolves at night when the northern lights dance over the beautiful Salangsdalen Valley. As from January 2016, you can even sleep at the wolf cabin, inside the fences, in cosy surroundings.
Price: from NOK 215 (approx. £17)
Located at nearly 70° north between fjords, mountain peaks and islands, Tromsø is a great starting point for your Arctic adventure.
Combine your northern lights chase with exciting experiences such as dog sledding, whale watching, snowshoeing or snowmobiling. With over 170 activities on offer, you can be sure to find a tour that suits you whether you are a nature lover, adventure seeker or a romantic couple.
Discover the idyllic resort Hamn in Senja in Northern Norway, situated just below the northern lights belt. The strikingly beautiful archipelago and a lack of light pollution provide a bright, clear view of the aurora borealis, reflected in the ocean as it dances around the surrounding mountain tops.
Add some adventure by trying an exciting activity like dog sledding or snowshoeing, join a whale safari or go on a photo tour.
Price: NOK 2,060 per person (approx. £161) including two nights’ comfortable bed & breakfast accommodation (twin room) and two visits to the Aurora camp in Hamn.
Enjoy 24 hours of adventure surrounded by the strikingly beautiful fjords and mountains of Nord-Lenangen in the Lyngen Alps.
Green Gold of Norway will pick you up at the airport or your Tromsø hotel and take you to the Green Gold Villa (80 kilometres from Tromsø). After an exciting excursion on a Brig Navigator RIB boat or a Lynx snowmobile, you will be treated to a lovely dinner and then it is time to capture the northern lights.
Price: NOK 2,685 (approx. £207) per person including transport, accommodation, guiding, all meals, activities and pictures.
Pick your favourite activities in the unspoiled wilderness with Alta’s aurora sampler package. It is ideal if you are short on time or budget.
With this three-night package, you can choose from dog sledding, snowmobiling, hiking and the Igloo Hotel – and of course you will have time for aurora hunting, too.
Price: from NOK 10,800 (approx. £857) per person.
If you dream of seeing the northern lights, Tromsø is the place to go.
Easily accessible and located in the middle of the northern lights belt, it is the perfect starting point for your Arctic adventure.
Find out more why Tromsø is one of the best places in the world to see the aurora borealis and discover more than 70 northern lights activities to book.
Enjoy a number of varied activities in Vesterålen, a group of strikingly beautiful islands in Northern Norway at 68° north.
Go on a whale safari and get close to humpback and killer whales, learn to photograph the northern and artic lights, see eagles and elks or go skiing in a fabulous landscape.
The island villages have a strong, traditional coastal culture to explore in museums and galleries. You can also rent a boat for fishing and visit a Sami family to learn about their culture and customs.
Tour operator Explore the Arctic offers northern lights trips by minibus, charter boat trips for whale safari, fjord cruises and fishing in the area around Tromsø.
Small groups, big experiences
Explore the Arctic focuses on small groups with local, knowledgeable guides for an unforgettable experience with a personal touch. Maximum group size of up to 15 people, depending on the activity.
Whale watching (November-February) NOK 1,995 (approx. £155) per person
Northern light chase (December-March) NOK 1,550 (approx. £120) per person
Departure from Tromsø City.
Discover the city of Narvik for an authentic Arctic experience under the northern lights. Whether you want relaxation or action, wildlife or skiing, Narvik has plenty to offer.Read more
Stay snug in Lauklines’ cosy log cabins, located far from the city lights by the idyllic Kattfjord in Northern Norway, just 30 minutes' drive from Tromsø. The cabins are modern and fully equipped.
Take part in fun winter activities like dog sledding, whale safari, snowshoeing, fishing, skiing and northern lights trips.
Price: NOK 2,685 per person (approx. £210), based on four people in a private cabin for four nights (maximum six people per cabin). It is possible to stay longer or shorter. Return transfer to Tromsø Airport can be arranged for those who do not have a car.
Enjoy the northern lights without disturbing city lights in Alta, a rugged, exciting gateway to Arctic fun. Situated just a little off the beaten track, it is the perfect place for aurora hunting, dog sledding, snowmobiling, hiking through the forest and sampling delightful local food.
Join a six-night Aurora Prime tour, which includes all this and more.
Price: from NOK 23,750 (approx. £1,884) per person.
Sleep tight at Scandic Tromsø, in a quiet location only two kilometres from Tromsø airport and five kilometres from the city centre and attractions like the aquarium Polaria, the Arctic Cathedral and the cable car Fjellheisen.
Price: from NOK 420 (approx. £32) per person (double room), including breakfast.
All rooms have satellite TV and free Wi-Fi, and many have a magnificant view towards the mountains of Kvaløya. Relax in the sauna and enjoy local food in the restaurant, overlooking the fjord and the northern lights. Scandic Tromsø also offers complementary parking, kicksleds and a gym.
Take a northern lights holiday on Spitsbergen, where the Polar winter gives you exceptional chances of seeing the natural fireworks of the Arctic.
Located just 800 miles from the North Pole, Spitsbergen is the largest of the Svalbard Islands. The aurora borealis is seen here more often than in any other inhabited place.
Price: from NOK 3,490 (approx. £272) including flights from Oslo to Longyearbyen, three nights' accommodation and a northern lights excursion.
Meet whales in the morning, enjoy the northern lights in the evening with this exciting wildlife package. In December and January, hundreds of humpbacks and orcas visit the fjord by the picturesque resort Hamn in Senja.
Price: NOK 3,185 (approx. £249) per person including two nights’ accommodation in comfortable bed & breakfast accommodation, two visits to the Aurora camp in Hamn and one whale safari.
Head to Tromsø in Northern Norway for a comfortable stay in a lively Arctic city, combined with exciting excursions to look for the northern lights.Read more
Whether you are looking for the northern lights or reindeer sledding, king crab fishing or eagle safari – the best place to start is at Thon Hotels.Read more
Get the most out of your northern lights experience in Tromsø – join a tour that includes aurora chases by bus, dog sledding and reindeer sledding in the wild.
Price: from NOK 4,990 (approx. £390) per person.
Day 1: Open day to explore the city, followed by an overnight stay in the Aurora Camp (from 6:15 pm).
Day 2: Dog sledding at the Wilderness Centre and a northern lights tour by bus (6:30 pm – 01:30 am).
Day 3: Reindeer sledding in the wild (11:00 am – 02:00 pm).
The schedule includes plenty of free time to relax. There is an option to add an extra northern lights tour.
Get fascinated by the natural phenomenon of the northern lights. Join a trip that takes you to Ausvika beach just outside the city centre of Bodø, and find out how the lights occur and where they appear.
You will be picked up at your hotel by bus. On board you will see a movie about the northern lights. At the beach, mulled wine will be served served by a bonfire while you look for and enjoy the view of the mythical lights.
Price: NOK 395 (approx. £31) per person including transport, drinks and snacks, guide and headlights. The trip takes around three hours and is available daily from 16 November 2015 to 17 March 2016.
Surrounded by Arctic fjords and mountains that dive into the sea, Narvik is the perfect place to watch the northern lights dance across the sky. The region also has a strong Sami culture waiting to be explored.
A number of local activity companies are ready to take you out on a northern lights safari of a lifetime.
Experience the best of Tromsø on an exclusive three-day tour that includes fun and excitement in the snow as well as northern lights tours.
Price: from NOK 4,990 (approx. £390) per person.
Day 1: Dog sledding (09:45 am – 02:00 pm) and a northern lights tour by bus (6:30 pm – 01:30 am).
Day 2: Open day to explore the city, followed by a northern lights visit to the dog yard (6:15 pm – 10:30 pm).
Day 3: Snowmobile tour in Lyngen (09:00 am – 05:00 pm).
Available 1 November 2015 to 31 March 2016. The schedule includes plenty of free time to relax. There is an option to add an extra northern lights tour.
* Please note that the prices quoted above may vary slightly due to exchange rate fluctuations.