Autumn Aurora on Senja

from £1269
including flights
5 nights Sep-Nov

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 scenery at this time of year, northern lights viewings and outdoor experiences.

Highlights

  • Captivating Arctic city Tromsø
  • Ideal for northern lights viewings
  • Harbour side Mefjord Brygge
  • Excursions included
  • Stunning scenery

What's Included

  • Return flights between London and Tromsø
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Breakfasts in Tromsø and all meals at Mefjord Brygge
  • Four excursions

Full description

The adventure starts with a night in Tromso before journeying south. With many attractions as well as excellent shops, restaurants and cafes, you may wish to spend more time here, although the last night is also spent in the town. The next day transfer by boat and on to Mefjord Brygge Hotel in Senja for a few days on an all-inclusive adventure with all meals and excursions included.

Autumn is a wonderful time to travel in the northern areas of Norway – the nights are drawing in; there is a freshness in the air as winter looms; the changing colours are magical and you’re able to spend time outside enjoying the nature. Not to mention that some of the best viewings of the northern lights are considered at this time.

With a wealth of excellent restaurants, cafes and bars, plenty of shopping opportunities and city attractions, Tromso is a great location for a short stay, 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 the 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.

The itinerary is based on 5 nights in total, 1 night in Tromsø at the beginning at end of the trip, combined with set arrival days in Senja on Tuesday or Saturday for a 3-night stay 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

Prices per person, unless stated otherwise

Departures Duration Twin share
Sep - Nov 2019 5 nights £1,269
Sep - Nov 2020 5 nights £1,252

What's Included

  • Return flights between Heathrow and Tromsø via Oslo
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Breakfast at Tromsø hotel
  • Full board at Mefjord Brygge
  • Transfers between Finnsnes and Hotel
  • Guided hiking trip (3 hours)
  • Northern Lights Safari (3 hours)
  • Arctic Boat Safari (3 hours)
  • Guided night walk (3 hours)
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
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Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Arrive in Tromsø

Fly 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 in Tromso.

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: Guided hike and Northern Lights Safari

After breakfast join the guide for a scenic hike through the stunning landscape surrounding the village. The mountains are dramatic and coastal waters sparkling as you enjoy fantastic views along the way. Back to the hotel for lunch and free-time in the afternoon to relax, perhaps using the sauna or hot-tub 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 walk

Join the Arctic Boat Safari, departing at 10.30am. The boat has comfortable seating inside, and for outside ventures warm overalls can be 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. 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 walk in search of the aurora, while enjoying the nature.

Day 5: Senja to Tromsø

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 Tromsø

The last day in Tromso is free to explore further depending on your departure flight time. From the city centre take the regular airport coach service (payable locally) to the airport.

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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