Aurora Adventure on Senja Island

from £1288
including flights
5–6 nights Dec-Mar

Overview

Senja is located an hour south of Tromso, high above the Arctic Circle and is the second largest island in Norway. Home to some of the most amazing landscapes in the country, the setting is perfect for stunning winter scenery, northern lights viewings and wonderful activity experiences.
The adventure starts with a night in Tromso before journeying south. With many attractions in the city, as well as excellent shops, restaurants and cafes, you may wish to spend more time here, although the last night is also spent in Tromso. The next day you transfer by boat and on to Mefjord Brygge Hotel on Senja for a few days on an all-inclusive winter adventure with all meals and up to five excursions included.

Highlights

  • Captivating Arctic city Tromso
  • Perfect locations for northern lights viewings
  • Harbour side Mefjord Brygge
  • Winter excursions included
  • Direct flights to Northern Norway

What's Included

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Tromso
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Breakfasts in Tromso and all meals at Mefjord Brygge
  • 4 or 5 excursions depending on itinerary

Full description

With a wealth of excellent restaurants, cafes and bars, plenty of shopping opportunities and city attractions, a host of thrilling winter activities and options to chase the northern lights, Tromso is a great location for an arctic break, whether it’s for 1 night or several.

Then head out of town by express boat to Finnsnes and transfer to the small village Mefjordvaer on the northern coast of Senja. Located between mountains and fjords, Mefjord Brygge is surrounded by amazing views with a main building housing the reception, restaurant and bar, and lovely hotel rooms recently refurbished to a high standard. It also has other accommodation types which are located nearby, all easily accessible, and many offering spacious accommodation for families or friends travelling together.

There are two itinerary options – a 5 night trip departing on Monday or Friday and a 6 night break departing on Saturday. Both options include 2 nights in Tromso, 1 night at the beginning and 1 at the end of the stay, combined with a 3 or 4 nights at Mefjord Brygge which comes as a set package including all meals and excursions.

The return journey takes you from Finnsnes to Tromso by Hurtigruten coastal voyage, a great way to relax and enjoy the scenic coast before arriving in Tromso for the last night.

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Prices & Dates

Departures Duration Twin price Single price
Dec 2018 - Mar 2019 5 nights £1,288 £1,402
Dec 2018 - Mar 2019 6 nights £1,387 £1,501

What's Included

  • Return flights between London Gatwick and Tromso with Norwegian Air
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Breakfast at Tromso hotel
  • Full board at Mefjord Brygge Hotel
  • Transfers between Finnsnes and hotel
  • Husky Safari (5 hours)
  • Northern Lights Safari (3 hours)
  • Arctic Boat Safari (3 hours)
  • Aurora Snowshoe walk (3 hours)
  • Use of Sauna and snowshoes
  • Guided snowshow walk (3 hours) - only on 6 night option
  • Winter clothing for activities
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

The prices are based on direct flights from London Gatwick to Tromso departing on set days to combine with the set arrival days at Mefjord Brygge. The 5 night package departs on either Monday or Friday; the 6 night package departs on Saturday.

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

5 night Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Tromso

Fly direct from London Gatwick to Tromso. On arrival make your way by the regular airport coach to the city centre hotel (payable locally). Enjoy some time in the city with excellent restaurants and bars to choose from before staying overnight at Hotel Clarion Edge on breakfast basis.

Day 2: City sights and transfer to Senja

Free time in the morning to visit Tromso’s many attractions such as the Arctic Cathedral; Polaria Arctic aquarium; Polar Museum; cable car to Fjellstua for spectacular views; Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum and even its own brewery. In the afternoon take the express ferry which takes 1 hour 20 minutes (payable locally - approximately £30 per person one-way) to Finnsnes. You will be met and transferred (1 hour) to Mefjord Brygge in time for dinner.

Day 3: Dog sledding and Northern Lights Safari

An early transfer to the kennels where you will be provided with safety information and instructions how to drive your own dog sled team, before setting off in pairs, changing between driver and passenger on route. The huskies can’t wait to get started. Once you’re off, the excitement stops and the energy quickly shifts to pulling the sled, gliding effortlessly across the snowy trails. The whole trip including transfers takes about 5 hours. Winter boots, overalls, hot drinks and biscuits are included. You arrive back at the hotel early afternoon and have time to relax - perhaps a sauna session (included), use snowshoes (provided), or take a walk in the village before the evening meal. Afterwards there is a short presentation about the northern lights and arctic wildlife followed by a northern lights safari – driving to Senja’s most iconic locations to provide the perfect background for that winning photo.

Day 4: Arctic Boat Safari and Northern Lights Snowshoeing

A more laid back morning before the Arctic Boat Safari, departing at about 10.30am. The boat has comfortable seating inside, and for outside ventures warm overalls are provided for your use. The 3 hour trip focuses on experiencing Northern Norway’s marine life, spotting white-tailed sea eagles and cruising along the fjords admiring the beautiful coastal nature. During certain times (December to January) it may be possible to see humpback and orca whales, but this is not guaranteed. Back at the hotel you have lunch and the afternoon is free time before the evening meal. Later in the evening you head out on a guided snowshoe walk in search of the aurora, while enjoying the arctic surrounds.

Day 5: Senja to Tromso

After breakfast, you take the transfer back to Finnsnes to connect with the Hurtigruten coastal boat departing at 11.30am, arriving in Tromso at approximately 14.15. Please note, this service cannot be pre-booked and is not included. Tickets can be bought on the spot for approximately £20 per person. Check-in to the hotel for an overnight stay. The afternoon and evening is free to explore the city.

Day 6: Depart Tromso

The last day in Tromso is free to explore further or if you have an evening flight there are some excursions available which still allow enough time to take the flight back to London. From the city centre take the regular airport coach service (payable locally) to the airport.

Notes

The 5 night itinerary is based on flights departing from London Gatwick on Monday or Friday. The 6 night itinerary is based on a Saturday flight and includes 1 extra night at Mefjord Brygge with guided snowshoeing included.

Clarion Hotel The Edge, Tromso

Norway

Grade: Superior

Type: Hotel

With a central location, The Edge offers stylish accommodation and modern facilities with a vibrant and friendly atmosphere.

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Mefjord Brygge, Senja

Northern Norway

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Situated in the small fishing village Mefjordvaer on the northern coast of Senja island, Mefjord Brygge has a wonderful location with spectacular mountain views.

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