Aurora Break at Malangen Resort

from £1172
including flights
3–4 nights Dec-Mar

Overview

This inclusive break takes you to the stunning and remote Malangen Resort. Situated south of Tromso on the shores of Malangen fjord and set in natural surroundings away from city lights, it offers fantastic aurora watching potential. Malangen’s superb collection of stylish accommodation and great selection of activities make this an ideal choice for a thrilling winter experience.

Highlights

  • Stylish fjord-view resort with excellent accommodation options
  • Great potential for northern lights sightings at Camp Nikka
  • Authentic winter activities included
  • Private sauna and Jacuzzi session
  • Direct flights from Gatwick to Tromso

What's Included

  • Return direct flights from London Gatwick to Tromso
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • All breakfast, all dinners
  • Northern Lights Watch with Aurora wake-up service
  • Dog sledding excursion
  • Snowshoe trek
  • Private sauna and Jacuzzi

Full description

Malangen Resort is located 65 km south from the popular Arctic city of Tromso in Northern Norway and now even more accessible using set transfers in conjunction with the direct flight from London Gatwick. This takes away the inconvenience of travelling via Oslo, meaning you can make the most of your time in resort.

Malangen has quickly become an instant hit with our guests. It comprises of a stylish hotel complete with chic and spacious rooms, restaurant, lounge area, reception and bar. The sea-view apartments and modern cabins, all with fjord view are just a short walk away offering accommodation for those wanting a little more space to relax and unwind. One of the biggest attractions is wilderness centre Camp Nikka, where the Northern Light excursion operates from. Set just a short walk from the hotel and with wooden lavvu and a campfire to keep you warm on a cold evening, this is a great place from which to keep watch for the aurora.

There are two options - either a 3 night break departing on Friday or a 4 night break departing on Monday, both have included the Northern Light Watch, with a briefing about this natural phenomenon and a guided trip to Camp Nikka. Once back at the hotel the guides continue to keep watch and should a display occur, opt to be woken with a magical Sami song so that you can dash outside and see the dancing display for yourself; sightings this far north in such a remote location are often spectacular.

Also included is a thrilling dog sledding trip with eager huskies keen to whisk you away through the white landscape; a snowshoe trek into the untouched wilderness of the snowy forest and a private 2 hour session using the panoramic sauna and outdoor hot tub with bottle of sparkling wine to help you relax after being out in the winter wilderness. It is also possible to pre-book other optional activities if you want to keep active and enjoy more unforgettable experiences such as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, Sami story-telling and renting fat bikes to head out and explore at your leisure. All activities include full instructions and winter clothing.

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Prices & Dates

Prices from per person based on two sharing, unless stated otherwise

Departure (Fri - Mon) Duration Accommodation Twin Price
Dec 2018 - Mar 2019 3 nights Double room with fjord view £1,174
Dec 2018 - Mar 2019 3 nights Apartment with fjord view £1,204
Dec 2018 - Mar 2019 3 nights Water front Cabin with fjord view £1,305
Dec 2018 - Mar 2019 3 nights Water front Deluxe Cabin with fjord view £1,462

Departures for this package operate on Fridays between 07 December 2018 and 15 March 2019, excluding 23 Dec 2018 to 02 Jan 2018. For trips over Christmas and New Year please refer to the separate holiday packages.

Prices from per person based on two sharing, unless stated otherwise

Departure (Mon - Fri) Duration Accommodation Twin Price (PP)
Dec 2018 - Mar 2019 4 nights Double room with fjord view £1,331
Dec 2018 - Mar 2019 4 nights Apartment with fjord view £1,371
Dec 2018 - Mar 2019 4 nights Water front Cabin with fjord view £1,506
Dec 2018 - Mar 2019 4 nights Water front Deluxe Cabin with fjord view £1,716

Departures for this package operate on Mondays between 03 December 2018 18 March 2019, excluding 23 Dec 2018 to 02 Jan 2018. For trips over Christmas and New Year please refer to the separate holiday packages.

What's Included

  • Return direct flights from London Gatwick to Tromso with Norwegian Air
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • All breakfast, all dinners (dinner is 3 course)
  • Northern Lights Watch including briefing and Camp Nikka visit for aurora viewing (not guaranteed)
  • Dog sled safari (3 hours)
  • Snowshoe trek (3.5 hours)
  • Private sauna and Jacuzzi session with sparkling wine (2 hours)
  • Winter clothing for the activities
  • A light meal is included on the activities
  • Return airport transfers
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: arrive at Malangen Resort

Fly direct from London Gatwick to Tromso. On arrival you will be met and transferred (1 hour 10 minutes) to Malangen Resort. Check-in to your accommodation and enjoy the evening meal in the hotel’s restaurant.

Day 2: Dog Sledding and Northern Lights Watch

After breakfast, don the winter gear and get ready for a thrilling dog sledding trip through the white silence. Located just 10 minutes walk away, the kennels with about 50 dogs has the eager huskies waiting to take you into the wilderness. Following a short lesson on how to manage your own sled, drive in pairs with a chance to change drivers halfway and finish the excursion with a delicious hot meal. The afternoon is free to relax and enjoy the wonderful scenery of the fjord and mountains from the accommodation. Enjoy an early dinner in the restaurant before the evening excursion, Northern Lights Watch at 21.30. It begins at the hotel with a briefing on this natural phenomenon and the current conditions. Then you set off to Camp Nikka, just a 10-15 minutes walk away to a secluded area by a frozen lake, with 3 lavvus to keep you warm and sheltered while keeping watch for the aurora. The setting by the lake is stunning and the open fires welcoming while the hot stew is prepared later in the evening. The experienced guides can help you with photographing the lights should they make an appearance and later on, after you return to the hotel, you can opt to be woken during the night with an aurora alarm, so you can capture even more of the magical show. Meals included: breakfast, hot lunch after the activity, 3-course dinner and hot stew at Camp Nikka.

Day 3: Trappers day on Snowshoes

In the morning follow in the footsteps of famous Norwegian explorers into the untouched wilderness to experience the beautiful silence of the snowy forest, the scent of the open camp fire, and if lucky, maybe even a glimpse of a willow grouse or red fox in their daily routines. This is a fantastic way to get close to nature and learn about the skills needed in the wilderness. In the afternoon you may wish to rent fat bikes (additional charge) - mountain bikes with oversized tyres, perfect for the snowy terrain and the well marked tracks around the hotel. Later on in the evening (although the exact day and time will be confirmed), the sauna and Jacuzzi waits for your private 2 hour session with complimentary bottle of sparkling wine. Lay back and soak in the steaming hot tub, while sipping wine and gazing at the clear sky for the northern lights to show. A magical and romantic moment to share! Meals included: breakfast, light hot meal after the snowshoeing, 3-course dinner.

Day 4: Optional activities and departure

If you are on the 3 night weekend break, your last day is at leisure so you can decide if it’s a relaxing time to enjoy the winter surrounds at the hotel, or perhaps choose an optional activity to add to your winter experience. In the morning you can go snowmobiling through the wilderness, driving in pairs and stopping for a hot meal (adults only). In the afternoon, try some cross-country skiing or join the Sami Storytelling excursion, learning about life as a Sami and their culture. Please note, these finish at 16.00, so it will be a fast turnaround to take the afternoon transfer back to Tromso airport, which leaves at 16.15. The transfer arrives at the airport around 17.30, with plenty of time spare to check-in for the direct flight back to London. Guests on the longer break have this additional day to enjoy winter activities or relax at the hotel.

Day 5: Additional day and departure

If travelling on the 4 night midweek break you have time in the morning to add optional excursions or take the time to relax in the beautiful winter scenery before taking the shuttle transfer back to Tromso airport for the direct flight.

Malangen Resort, near Tromso

Norway

Grade: Superior

Type: Hotel

The aurora resort of Malangen has beautiful fjord and mountain views and offers a choice of stylish accommodation in cabins, hotel rooms and apartments.

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