Aurora Adventure on Senja Island

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Aurora Adventure on Senja Island

from £1106 including flights

  • 5, 6 nights
  • Jan-Mar, Sep-Dec

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Highlights

In pictures
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Explore captivating Tromso City with it's many attractions

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Go in search of the northern lights

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Watch our for birds and whales on a boat cruise

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Enjoy dog sledding (winter) and guided hiking (autumn)

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Experience Norway’s stunning Senja Island

Why this trip...

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Stay in great locations

This holiday features accommodation in incredible locations

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Inclusive

Meals and activities are included in this holiday - see what's included for details

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Immersive exploration

Immerse yourself in your surroundings on a true exploration of remote and spectacular areas

Overview

Combine the Arctic city of Tromso with the dramatic scenery of Senja Island on this inclusive autumn or winter break in Northern Norway. Senja is located south-west of Tromso, high above the Arctic Circle and is the second largest island in Norway. Home to some amazing landscapes, it provides a ideal setting for adventure and northern lights viewings.

Your adventure starts and ends with nights in Tromso, a city steeped in history and offering many attractions such as the Polar Museum, as well as excellent shops, restaurants and cafes.

On your second day journey by express boat to Finnsnes and transfer to Mefjord Brygge Hotel. Located in the small village of Mefjordvaer on the northern coast of Senja this is your base for an all-inclusive adventure. With all meals and up to five excursions included, you'll be able to fully immerse yourself in your surroundings.

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.

Visit in Autumn or Winter

Autumn is a wonderful time to visit as the nights draw in and the changing colours add a magical hue to the dramatic landscapes. It is also a good time for northern lights viewings especially around the time of the equinox. In winter, temperatures lower and the snowfall offers the chance for different activities including dog sledding and snowshoeing.

 

Itinerary

There are two itinerary options with 5-night trips departing Monday or Friday between September and March and 6-night trips on Saturday between December and March. For both options the first and last nights are spent in Tromso combined with either 3 or 4 nights on Senja.

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.

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.

Clarion Hotel The Edge, Tromso

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With a wide choice of accommodation available in Tromso, we can change this to a property to suit your personal preference.

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Day 2 Tromso - Senja

Spend the morning at leisure 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) to Finnsnes. You will be met and transferred to Mefjord Brygge in time for dinner.

Spend the morning at leisure 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) to Finnsnes. You will be met and transferred to Mefjord Brygge in time for dinner.

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Day 3 guide hike or dog sledding and northern lights safari

After breakfast head out on your morning activity. Those travelling in autumn join a guide for a scenic hike through the stunning landscapes surrounding the village. Admire views of the dramatic mountains and sparkling coastal waters along the way.

If travelling in winter you’ll transfer to the dog kennels for a briefing before heading out on the snowy trails driving your own dog sled team. Setting off in pairs, you’ll switch driver and passenger on route. Winter boots, overalls, hot drinks and biscuits are included.

Arrive back at the hotel early afternoon for lunch and time to relax - perhaps enjoy a sauna or hot tub, or explore 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 photographs.

After breakfast head out on your morning activity. Those travelling in autumn join a guide for a scenic hike through the stunning landscapes surrounding the village. Admire views of the dramatic mountains and sparkling coastal waters along the way.

If travelling in winter you’ll transfer to the dog kennels for a briefing before heading out on the snowy trails driving your own dog sled team. Setting off in pairs, you’ll switch driver and passenger on route. Winter boots, overalls, hot drinks and biscuits are included.

Arrive back at the hotel early afternoon for lunch and time to relax - perhaps enjoy a sauna or hot tub, or explore 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 photographs.

Day 4 arctic boat safari and snowshoeing (winter only)

Join the Arctic Boat Safari, departing at 10.30am. The boat has comfortable seating inside and warm overalls are provided for time on deck. The 3-hour trip focuses on experiencing Northern Norway’s marine life, spotting white-tailed sea eagles and cruising along the fjords admiring the coastal landscape. Between December and 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 on the winter trips you head out on a guided snowshoe walk in search of the aurora, while enjoying the arctic surrounds.

Join the Arctic Boat Safari, departing at 10.30am. The boat has comfortable seating inside and warm overalls are provided for time on deck. The 3-hour trip focuses on experiencing Northern Norway’s marine life, spotting white-tailed sea eagles and cruising along the fjords admiring the coastal landscape. Between December and 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 on the winter trips you head out on a guided snowshoe walk in search of the aurora, while enjoying the arctic surrounds.

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Day 5 Senja - Tromso

After breakfast, transfer back to Finnsnes to connect with the Hurtigruten coastal boat departing at 11.30am. Unfortunately this service cannot be pre-booked but tickets can be bought on the spot for approximately £20 per person. Arrive in Tromso at approximately 14.15 and check-in to your hotel for an overnight stay before spending the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city.

After breakfast, transfer back to Finnsnes to connect with the Hurtigruten coastal boat departing at 11.30am. Unfortunately this service cannot be pre-booked but tickets can be bought on the spot for approximately £20 per person. Arrive in Tromso at approximately 14.15 and check-in to your hotel for an overnight stay before spending the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city.

Day 6 depart Tromso

Explore the city at leisure or if time permits perhaps enjoy an optional excursion before making your way to the airport (payable locally) for your flight home.

Explore the city at leisure or if time permits perhaps enjoy an optional excursion before making your way to the airport (payable locally) for your flight home.

Accommodation

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Mefjord Brygge, 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.

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Prices and Departures

Price from £1106 including flights

What's Included

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Breakfast in Tromso
  • Full board at Mefjord Brygge Hotel
  • Transfers between Finnsnes and hotel
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Sauna session and use of snowshoes
  • Winter clothing for activities (if required)
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

From prices per person

Based on two people sharing unless otherwise stated.

Departures Duration Twin price
Sep - Nov 2020 5 nights £1,106
Dec 2020 - Mar 2021 5 nights £1,358
Dec 2020 - Mar 2021 6 nights £1,584

Flights

  • Autumn departures (Sep - Nov) are based on flights between Heathrow and Tromso via Oslo.
  • Winter departures (Dec - Mar) are based on direct flights from London Gatwick to Tromso.
Other flight options are available via Oslo, please speak to our Travel Specialists for further details.

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One of our specialists
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