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Aurora Break at Malangen Resort

from £1166 including flights

  • 3 nights
  • Jan-Mar, Dec
malangen resort cabins and northern lights gt

Aurora Break at Malangen Resort

from £1166 including flights

  • 3 nights
  • Jan-Mar, Dec

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Highlights

In pictures
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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 weekend experience.

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 departing on Friday 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 with bottle of sparkling wine 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, Sami story-telling and fat biking. All activities include full instructions and winter clothing.

Accommodation

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Malangen Resort, near Tromso

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.

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Itinerary

Day 1 arrive in Norway

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 for three nights and enjoy a light evening meal.

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 for three nights and enjoy a light evening meal.

Day 2 dog sledding and Northern Lights Watch

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 delicious hot lunch 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 warming stew 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, hot lunch, 3-course dinner and hot stew at Camp Nikka.

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 delicious hot lunch 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 warming stew 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, hot lunch, 3-course dinner and hot stew at Camp Nikka.

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Day 3 trappers day on Snowshoes

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. In the afternoon you may wish to rent fat bikes (additional cost) to explore the well marked trails around the hotel.
In the evening, enjoy your private two-hour sauna and hot tub session with a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine. Lay back and relax and gaze at the sky in anticipation of the northern lights.
Meals included: breakfast, light hot lunch, 3-course dinner.

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. In the afternoon you may wish to rent fat bikes (additional cost) to explore the well marked trails around the hotel.
In the evening, enjoy your private two-hour sauna and hot tub session with a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine. Lay back and relax and gaze at the sky in anticipation of the northern lights.
Meals included: breakfast, light hot lunch, 3-course dinner.

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Day 4 optional activities before departure

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 using fat bikes, 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 the direct flight back to London.

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 using fat bikes, 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 the direct flight back to London.

Excursions

Enhance your holiday by pre-booking a selection of excursions and activities. View or download the pdf below and then talk to our Travel Specialists about how best to fit these into your holiday.

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Prices and Departures

Price from £1166 including flights

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 set menu)
  • Northern Lights Watch
  • Dog sled safari (3 hours)
  • Snowshoe trek (3.5 hours)
  • Private sauna and Jacuzzi session
  • Winter clothing for the activities
  • Return airport transfers
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

Prices from per person

Based on two sharing a Seaview room, unless stated otherwise. Talk to our team about upgrading to a waterfront position.

Departure Duration Hotel Room Cabin
Fridays, Dec 2020 - Mar 2021 3 nights £1,166 £1,258

High season dates from mid Dec 2020 to early Jan 2021 are subject to a supplement.

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