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$
63
54
/ Person
$
31
77
/ Child
Destination:
Norway
Experience Stargazing on this Unique Night-Time Adventure!
We provide guests with an opportunity to see the sky as never seen before, using special binoculars. You may even catch a glimpse of the northern lights.
$
146
15
/ Person
Destination:
Lofoten, Norway
Join our experienced local guide on a hunt for the Northern Light.
Learn the basics on taking good photos of the Northern Light. Our guide will pick you up from our reception/restaurant. There will be a lecture on the Northern Light before departure. ... more

The tour goes by minibus to an area with the best chances to see the light this particular night, far away from artificial lights pollution.

Suitable for everyone. Photo instructions will be given. 

INCLUDED

Northern Light guide

Photo instructions

Minibus

Warm drinks
$
120
73
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$
196
99
/ Person
$
57
19
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$
298
66
/ Child
Destination:
Lofoten, Norway
Join is on a hunt for the "Rainbow of the Night" - the Aurora Borealis!
The symbols of the Aurora Borealis were found on the Shamans’ drums of the Sami population. In their language, the phenomenon has many different names, for example, Sami traditionally ... moreassociate the Aurora Borealis with sounds. During the Viking era, the Aurora Borealis were thought to be the armour of the Valkyrie, the virgin warriors, which gave off the strange sparkling light.

We like to call it “The Rainbow of the Night” because sometimes the lights appear all at once, dancing through the sky in shades of purple, orange, green and red.
The Aurora Borealis is always different, and to see it is an exciting, magical moment..With the excursion we propose, you’ll become spectators of one of the most incredible phenomenon of our planet.
During our safari, we will walk among silent forests, frozen lakes and old fishing hamlets.

We will try to find the best spots to admire the “Queen”, the Aurora Borealis and, according to the solar activity, we will change place and point of observation. That is why we call this excursion “hunting the lights”. The excursion itself will be an enchanting experience and when your desire to observe the inspiring northern lights will be fulfilled , you will understand why then aurora, nordlys in Norwegian, is considered the most incredible natural phenomenon you can assist.

We have two options:

Observing Northern lights

This excursion is for those who want to enjoy the beauty of the Northern Lights without stress. We will drive you to the nice and picturesque village of Kabelvåg. Kabelvåg is a perfect place for a good observation because of its particular position. In this nice place there is also a very old and typical norwegian pub where we will warm up during our waiting, enjoying a norwegian coffe and a good atmosphere.

English speaking guide at your disposal. Other languages on request.
Warm drinks and typical norwegian biscuits during the whole excursion.

Chasing the lights

This is a very dynamic excursion perfect for those who want to “chase” the Northern Lights. Our guide will drive you all along the archipelago searching for them. This tour is a very Arctic experience and you will be a part of it. You won’t be just a simple spectator, but an active part of this hunting. You will get the best reward you could desire, a magnificent Northern Lights!
Don’t forget to bring with you warm clothes.
English speaking guide during the trip. Other languages on request.
Warm drinks and typical norwegian biscuits during the whole excursion.

Private Aurora chasing - max 4 people

A private driver and a private knowledgeable guide will be at your disposal during the whole trip, so you will get a full package of experiences and knowledge. You will learn how to take wonderful shots of the Queen of the Arctic, how to use your tripod properly and how to set up the camera. The duration is about 5 hours. A comfortable car or minivan will drive you where there there is the best chance to admire and take pictures of the magic northern lights. With a 7 hours private tour you will have an unforgettable experience. The guide will introduce you to the mystery of the northern lights and the impact they have had for centuries on local populations, scientists and philosophers.The driver/photographer will teach you how to take the best pictures of the northern lights giving you all the necessary photography tips and knowledge. He will teach you how to use your tripod and how to set up you camera, so you will learn how to maximize your skills for taking stunning pictures of one of the most amazing natural phenomenons.
$
190
63
/ Person
Destination:
Lofoten, Norway
Join our Aurora Jäger for a real Aurora hunt!
Exclusive Aurora hunt by our local Aurora Jäger, Odd-Petter Tanke Jensen. He never gives up, and finds the Aurora almost every time.... more
He will take you to his secret spots. Be prepared for a long night, hours in the car, and waiting outside in all kinds of weather and temperatures. The Aurora Jäger will go to extreme lenghts to find lady Aurora.

Duration: 3,5 - 6 hours.
Incl. warm drinks, bisquits, briefing before departure

NB: departure time might change due to weather conditions.
Season is from September to April
$
571
27
/ Person
Destination:
Lofoten, Norway
Feel the power of peace and tranquility under the Northern Lights in Lofoten™.
We offer a 3 night package designed for giving you the best possible chance to see the Northern Lights in Lofoten™. We use local guides with experience and know-how.... more

Your accommodation will be in our cozy and traditional waterfront fisherman cabins (rorbu).

In Lofoten we live beneath the Auroral Oval. This is a belt of light that encircles the geomagnetic poles, and here your have the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Our guide will take you out to the best spots to experience this amazing nature phenomenon.

You´ll get the information you need meeting with your guide on arrival night.

INCLUDES

3 x nights in a double room in your private rorbu cabin

3 x breakfast

2 x Northern Lights Hunt™.
$
571
90
/ Person
Destination:
Lofoten, Norway
We offer a 3 nights package designed for giving you the best possible chance to see the Northern Lights in Lofoten™. We use local guides with experience and knowhow.... more
Your accommodation will be in our cozy and traditional waterfront fisherman cabins (rorbu).
Itinerary Day 1 Check in, information by northern lights guide Day 2 Breakfast, spend the day in Svolvær, Northern lights hunt in evening... more

Day 3
Breakfast, spend the day in Svolvær, Northern lights hunt in evening

Day 4
Breakfast, check out

In Lofoten we live beneath the Auroral Oval. This is a belt of light that encircles the geomagnetic poles, and here your have the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Our guide will take you out to the best spots to experience this amazing nature phenomenon.

Information meeting with your guide on arrival night.

What to Bring

Warm clothes

Camera

Included

3 x nights in double room in your private rorbu cabin

3 x breakfast

2 x Northern Lights Hunt™.

1 x Information meeting with Northern Lights guide
$
152
50
/ Person
Destination:
Norway
As far up from the River Karasjoka as you can hear a dog barking is the Haldecohkka (the Halde top). From this holy mountain you enjoy a 360 degree view of the sky, making it a perfect ... moreplace to experience the magical Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).
During the approximately 4 hours we spend outdoors, your guide will tell you about the Northern Lights in Sámi and Norwegian culture and also the science behind this phenomenon.... more

"Everything and everyone has its own háldi. Every human, every animal, every forest and every lake. Everything has its háldi".

In the old Sámi religion and culture, people believed that Háldis lived under ground, often in certain mountains. If a mountain is called Halde, Háldi, Haldde or Halldo it means that this is a holy place where Háldis lives.

We start our northern light safari at the Engholm Husky Lodge just outside Karasjok. You will be handed out a pair of snowshoes and with these simple aids the 1,5 kilometre hike to the Halde top will be easy. Up here are no disturbing lights and you can enjoy the full view either sitting on a reindeer skin by the warming fire or sitting alone in the darkness with a nice hot drink, just listening to Aurora.

…And who knows, maybe you will meet your own Háldi out there.

Remember:

Aurora is a strange woman and she does not always show up. For her to show herself there needs to be a clear sky, there must be the right kind of activity on the suns surface and we need to be there when she shows herself. Therefore we cannot guarantee that we will see her every time.
$
635
45
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$
1,334
45
/ Group
Destination:
Norway
Sign up for a wild and eventful Photo Tour!
Seeing the musk ox in the harsh winter climate of Dovrefjell National Park is in itself an experience, and the photo motif can at times be amazing. If it is cloudy or winter stormy, ... morethe rugged musk ox is standing still against the winter snowstorm up on the mountain plateau, and posing happily for those who would come by.

We want to offer you the opportunity to join us on trips like this by providing local knowledge of the area and approaching the musk ox in a safe environment and experience the outdoors in all weather conditions. Our guides have years of experience in organizing musk ox safaris in the national park, and have a burning desire that all our customers will have a great nature experience.

Sleeping in a warm tent in the mountains may be unfamiliar to many, but with high quality equipment, this is a comfortable and enjoyable experience that certainly can be recommended for everyone. As a bonus, we might get lucky to see a reindeer herd or an arctic fox, so just keep your eyes open. 

Meeting point 
Oppdal Railway Station or elsewhere by appointment.

Suitable for 
Photo and nature enthusiasts , work colleagues, adventure seekers. We take your physical fitness and your preferences into consideration when planning the tour. Recommended group size is 4 persons.

Price 
Price pr. guide pr. day: NOK 3975,-./ 2 day trip and overnight stay in a tent (Two full days and overnight stay in tent): NOK 9975,-. We can provide refreshments / food for overnight trips and other tours on request.

Season 
When there is enough snow for snowshoeing or skiing. See "Photo Safari" tours for the rest of the year.
$
63
54
/ Person
Destination:
Norway
A walk from Jakobsbakken to Sagmo in the beautiful Sulitjelma!
We will take you for a walk from Jakobsbakken towards Sagmo and hunt for the indescribable light that surrounds the mountains. If you are really lucky you may even get to experience ... morethe northern lights. Local food and refreshments will be served during.
Destination:
Norway
First timer or experienced skier, this cross-country skiing expedition trip presents an unforgettable experience for any adventure-minded nature lover.... more

On this expedition trip we ski with dogs and pulks (sleds) from outside the town Alta, southeast, across the Finnmark Plateau to Karasjok in the heartland of the Norwegian Sami culture. We sleep in mountain cabins and tents and most of the trip will be of trails.

The highlights of this trip are the silence, a true wilderness experience and the Northern Lights (not guaranteed)

Warning: An adventure like this can be adictive.
From late March to early May is probably the best time to see the Finnmark Plateau. The dark polar night is over and the light returns with higher temperatures and longer days. The ... moreskiing conditions are normally excellent, making it easy to get to almost anywhere you want to go. The weather is often good and the ice fishing gets better every day.

We leave the hustle and bustle of civilization behind and we focus on making this a stress free outdoor experience. Every day brings new scenery as we ski across wide open plateaus, over hills and around mountains. We take the time to enjoy the environment and to make our tent camps as comfortable as possible. On our way we will also try ice fishing. Your very experienced guide will make sure safety is taken care of at all times.

We will be cross-country skiing the whole way and we transport everything we need in pulks and backpacks. Dogs will help us pull some of the equipment. These happy, social and hardworking Alaska Huskies give the trip an added social dimension. Your guide will show you how to handle the dogs in the best way possible. Our daily skiing distance is between 4 and 15 kilometers. Total distance is approx. 80 km.

The terrain is open, flat and easy to ski across. The weather is normally good with cold nights and "mild" sunny days. The Arctic weather, however, can sometimes present some challenges. But do not worry! Your guides are highly professional and have years of experience in this environment, he/she will make sure you are well taken care of in any situation. On this trip we focus on comfort, good food and, as with all Turgleder trips, safety.

You do not have to be an experienced cross-country skier to do this trip. Several first time skiers have already done it. However, if you wish to learn the basics of skiing or improve your cross-country skiing skills before you go, we can offer you a skiing instruction program at 10am in Alta, day one of the expedition. A reasonable level of fitness is necessary and some outdoor experience is helpful.

The American travel publiation Forbes Travel Guide has ranked the skiing trip on the Finnmark Plateau to be one of the 5 most stunning cross country skiing spots in the world.

ITINERARY
Day 1 Arrival in Alta, supper, briefing about the details of the trip and checking your personal equipment. Lodging at guesthouse/cabin.

Day 2 Packing the equipment and starting the trip. Lodging at Jotka mountain cabin.

Day 3 - 8 Skiing across the Finnmark Plateau. Sleeping in tents and last night in a mountain cabin.

Day 8 Arrival in Karasjok and Lodging at Engholm Husky Lodge. Sleeping in design cabins.

Day 9 Breakfast and journey home.

Detail Intinerary
Day 1
Arrival in Alta. Your guide will meet you at Alta Airport at 6 or 7pm or in Alta city and take you to a local guesthouse/cabin where you will stay the first night. You will be served dinner and your guide will go through the program for the trip and the exact skiing route with you. Your guide will also go through your personal outdoor equipment to make sure everybody has brought everything they need for the trip and that the equipment meets the standards that the Arctic environment requires.

Day 2 
After breakfast we will do the last preparations and there will be time for some last minute shopping before we travel to the mountains where the trip starts. We start of easy on the first day with skiing only approximately 4 kilometers to the Jotka Mountain Cabin. Here you will be served dinner and stay for the night. In the afternoon you will be teamed up with 1 or 2 other people with whom you will work together and share a tent during the trip. You will also be shown how to put up your tent and how to use some of the equipment that you will be using on the trip. There will also be time to make your final personal preparations and adjustments before the journey across the Finnmark Plateau starts. The guide will also go through safety routines, skiing routines and how to handle the dogs in the best way possible.

Day 3
After breakfast the trip starts. Alaska Huskies will help us pull some of the equipment. You will be surprised to see how much these dogs love to work. We will be skiing half of the day on tracks and the rest of the day off tracks. This evening will be the first night in tents. We will now be well on our way and the landscape will be quite flat and mostly treeless.

Day 4
A new day on skis. The next camp will be set up by a good fishing lake and the rest of the day can be spent fishing on the ice if we arrive early. The lakes along our skiing route have mostly Arctic char, Brown trout and grayling. With some luck, we will catch some that we can prepare for dinner.

Day 5
The day starts slowly and if you like you can try some fishing again before lunch. After lunch we pack our camp and we ski the rest of the day before we make camp again.

Day 6
The first kilometers will be in gentle uphill terrain before we reach the highest point on the trip. Here you can enjoy a fabulous view and there will be time to take out your camera before we continue. We will be skiing a few more kilometers before we make camp for the night.

Day 7
During this day we will be going from the barren mountains down into the forest. We spend this night at Ravnastua mountain cabin. This mountain cabin has a basic standard with no shower facilities. It is heated with wood burners and there are no televisions or other things to disturb the cozy and relaxed atmosphere. You will be sharing a room with your trip mates. 

Day 8
We will be skiing the rest of the way to Engholm Husky Lodge. The 15 kilometers will be on tracks and mostly downhill. After our arrival at the lodge we will gather in the lodge kitchen and dinner will be served in the warm and cozy lodge atmosphere. A nice wood heated sauna and outdoor hot tub is ready on request for those tempted.

Day 9 
Breakfast and journey home.
$
6,354
53
/ Person
Destination:
Norway
Join the Sámi herders and experience the reindeers on their annual spring migration from their winter pastures on the inland to their summer calving and grazing areas on the coast. ... moreThis adventure is a unique privilege made available for the very few by Sámi families from Finnmark.

This trip is recommended for adventurous people that would like to do something truly unique, learn new skills and live life to the fullest. Age and gender sets no limits, however you must be in a good physical shape. Much of the time will be spent in the hands of the arctic environment.

This trip got honored as one of the World's Best Guided Expeditions / "Tour of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Travel in 2014. :)

The Rough Guide has also honored our trip as one of "Top 20 animal encounters" and it is mentioned in Rough Guides- book ”Clean Breaks – 500 new ways to see the world” from 2009.
This trip got honored as one of the World's Best Guided Expeditions / "Tour of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Travel in 2014. :)... more
The Rough Guide has also honored our trip as one of "Top 20 animal encounters" and it is mentioned in Rough Guides- book ”Clean Breaks – 500 new ways to see the world” from 2009.

The journey starts in the heart land of the Sámi culture and ends further north by the arctic coast, where the reindeers have their summer grazing area and where they give birth to a new generation. You will be taking part in the daily work and learn how the Sámis herd their reindeer herds. Taking part in the migration means you will be travelling with the Sámis, like the Sámis. You will be eating and sleeping like a Sámi herder. Your participation means that you will be living close to the reindeer and experience the old nomadic life of the Sámi people. You will be put to work when necessary leading the herd across the ancient and desolate Finnmark Plateau by snow mobile. You will be sleeping in a lavvu (Sámi tent) and you will be served traditional Sámi food. 

In the middle of April it is light almost 24 hours a day, the snow has started melting and there are some good opportunities for ice fishing on the numerous lakes we pass by.

If you do not have time for the whole migration you can join us on a day trip, "Reindeer herder experience".

Link to an article about our Reindeer migration trip, Northern Norway tourist board.
Link to a Sami Tourism Brochure for Northern Norway.
$
190
63
/ Person
$
95
31
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$
133
44
/ Child
Destination:
Norway
Experience the Arctic Night in the fjords. The beautiful traditional two-mast schooner Opal is spacious inside and out, silent and comfortable and stable way of travelling. With the ... moresilent propulsion we may use the Hydrophone to catch the song of the whales.
On the evening tours the guests are welcome to enjoy a bath on deck and warm drinks and light meals in front of the fire in the cosy saloon.... more

This trip takes you sailing out of the beautiful Kaldfjorden – through the eating grounds of Humpbacks, Orcas and Sea Eagles.

Hybrid electric schooner Opal has received international innovation awards for it’s unique hybrid-electrical propulsion system. The eco-friendly and silent ride gives the passengers a unique sense of proximity to the surrounding nature and wildlife.

Don’t forget to bring a camera, warm footwear, hat and gloves.

Schedule
18:00 Departure from Scandic Ishavshotell Tromsø.
23:00 Return to Scandic Ishavshotell Tromsø.

Included

Warm flotation overalls.

Light dinner.

Warm drinks.

Transfer to boat in Kaldfjorden and back.

Guiding

We offer guiding in English, German and French.

Guiding
We offer guiding in English, German and French.

Prices
Adults: 1500 NOK
Students: 1050 NOK
13-15 years: 1050 NOK
4-12 years: 750 NOK
$
889
63
/ Person
Destination:
Norway
Two nights, three days cruise: An arctic adventure on board one of our traditional, 100 years’ old two-mast Schooner Donna Wood. The beautiful sailboat is spacious inside and out, ... moreand provides a comfortable and stable way of travelling.
Depart from Kaldfjord, Tromsø. Sailing out the fjord towards an anchorage or a harbour. Our chef prepares the dinner onboard and the aim for the evenings and nights is to watch northern ... morelights. Enjoy the cosy atmosphere downstairs or the amazing view on deck.

At dawn we head for the whale watching and spend the light hours watching and learning about these magnificent animals onboard this beautifully restored schooner. There will be opportunities to go ashore to visit the islands and do short hikes during the day, or spend the day fishing in the rich fjords around Tromsø. Donna Wood is also equipped with an on-board hot-tub and a sauna for our guests to enjoy.

Our crew is highly skilled and professional with extensive knowledge about whales and the arctic wildlife.

Don’t forget to bring a camera, warm footwear, hat and gloves.

Schedule
Departures every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 14th October to 15th February

19:00 Departure from Scandic Ishavshotell Tromsø.
15:00 Return to Scandic Ishavshotell Tromsø.

Included

Full accommodation

All meals included

Warm flotation overalls

Transfer from Tromsø to the boat and back

Guiding
English guide (other languages upon request)

Number of guests
Maximum 12 passengers

Price
2 Nights, 3 days: 7000 NOK