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Aurora Break at Malangen Resort

from £1328 excluding flights

  • 3 nights
  • Jan-Mar, Dec
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Highlights

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Stay in the stylish fjord-side retreat of Malangen

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Watch out for the northern lights at wilderness Camp Nikka

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Enjoy dog sledding and snowshoeing (included) and other optional activities

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Relax with a private sauna and hot tub session

Why this trip...

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Where you stay

This holiday offers a choice of accommodation options which are part of the overall experience

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Activities included

This itinerary features a range of included activities

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Weekend escape

This is the ideal trip for a weekend escape or perhaps a mid-week getaway

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 getaway.

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.

The 3 night break includes a Northern Light Watch experience – enjoy a briefing about this natural phenomenon and a guided trip to Camp Nikka where you keep vigil for the aurora in this wilderness location around an open fire. While the aurora can be elusive, this location has an excellent record for sightings.

Also included on this break is a thrilling dog sledding adventure 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 to help you relax after the day’s exertions.

It is also possible to pre-book other optional activities during your time at leisure such as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and  Sami story-telling. All activities include full instructions and winter clothing.

Itinerary

On arrival to Tromso you will be met and transferred (1 hour 10 minutes) to Malangen Resort. Check-in to your accommodation for three nights and enjoy a light evening meal.

After breakfast, don the winter gear and get ready for a thrilling dog sledding trip. The kennels are located a 10-minute walk from the resort. Following a brief instruction, you will mush your sled in pairs of two – there is a chance to change drivers halfway. Finish the excursion with a light snack and coffee then the afternoon is free to relax and enjoy the wonderful scenery of the fjord and surrounding mountains.
An early dinner in the restaurant is followed by the 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 three lavvus to keep you warm and sheltered while keeping watch for the aurora. A snack is served later in the evening and the experienced guides can help you with photographing the lights should they make an appearance.
Meals included: breakfast, light snack, 3-course dinner.

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In the morning follow in the footsteps of famous Norwegian explorers into the untouched wilderness to explore the forest. You may be lucky enough to glimpse a willow grouse or red fox. This is a fantastic way to get close to nature and learn about the skills needed in the wilderness.
Meals included: breakfast, light snack, 3-course dinner.

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Your last day is at leisure so you can decide to relax and enjoy your surroundings, head into Tromso to explore the city, or perhaps choose an optional activity. Take to the trails, try some cross-country skiing or join the Sami Storytelling excursion learning about life as a Sami and their culture. Finishing it in the late afternoon, it is a fast turnaround to transfer back to Tromso airport. Check-in for your flight back to London.
Meals included: breakfast

Prices and Departures

Price from £1328 excluding flights

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price and start from around £280 per person (with higher fares during peak times). When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.
Note: Airfares tend to be cheaper the earlier you book.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • All breakfast, all dinners (dinner is 3 course set menu)
  • Northern Lights Watch
  • Dog sled safari (3 hours)
  • Snowshoe trek (3.5 hours)
  • Winter clothing for the activities
  • Return airport transfers
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

This itinerary starts from around £1,328 per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom at Malangen Resort .

Prices may vary depending on departure date and booking date, as well as any changes to the included components. The final cost of a tailored holiday will be based on style of accommodation, included activities, travel season, and how far in advance it is booked. We will confirm the exact price for your holiday in your individual quotation, based on your chosen travel dates and inclusions.

Excursions

If you wish to add additional excursions, we highly recommend that you pre-book these with us before you arrive at Malangen Resort. Please take a look at the excursions available and then talk to our Travel Specialists about how best to fit these into your holiday.

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