This fantastic short break combines the beautiful, historic and vibrant city of Tromso, with the stunning and remote Malangen Resort, set in natural surroundings away from city lights, optimising aurora watching potential. Malangen’s superb collection of stylish properties and a great selection of optional winter activities at both locations are a winning combination.
- A captivating town with plenty to see and do
- Stylish fjord-side retreat with excellent accommodation
- Great potential for northern lights sightings
- Wide range of winter activities
- Return flights from London Gatwick to Tromso
- Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
- All breakfasts, 2 dinners
- Northern Lights Watch excursion at Malangen Resort
Tromso sits 350km above the Arctic Circle and is the largest city in northern Norway. The city centre is an endearing mix of old and new from restored wooden houses to striking modern architecture, the distinctive Arctic Cathedral probably the most famous landmark. Located on the small island of Tromsoya, the city limits spread out onto the mainland, connected by bridge and tunnel.
Combine the city with the remote Malangen Resort, which comprises a stylish hotel complete with chic and spacious rooms, reception area, restaurant and bar in the main hotel building, sea-view apartments just a few metres away and a selection of deluxe cabins either on fjords edge or located higher up with great views overlooking the fjord, and a mountainside wilderness centre used for the activities, Camp Nikka. Set just a short walk from the hotel, this is a great place from which to keep watch for the aurora, around a campfire at a wooden lavvu and included in the package as a Northern Lights Watch activity.
With a good selection of activities such as a guided northern lights watch (included), and optional snowmobiling, husky sledding, nordic skiing, snowshoe walk, Sami Storytelling and fat bike rental, a 3-course evening meal and the convenient transfers between Malangen and Tromso twice a day - this short break offers a fantastic experience to northern Norway and aurora sightings this far north in such a remote location are often spectacular.
For a festive break, Christmas is a great time to visit Malangen and spend time with familiy and friends. We have also introduced a specific New Year package to Malangen Resort departing on 28th December for 5 nights with half board and a selection of activities included. Please refer to the separate package for more information.
Winter activity guarantee: Malangen has access to a mountain camp (90 minutes away), so if weather conditions at the resort mean that some activities can't be taken there, guests are transported to the other camp and can still join the husky and snowmobiling adventures.
Prices & Dates
Prices from per person based on two sharing, unless stated otherwise
|Departure||Duration||Room Type||Twin Price|
|Dec 2019 - Mar 2020||4 Nights||Double room||£1049|
|Dec 2019 - Mar 2020||4 Nights||Superior double room||£1,085|
|Dec 2019 - Mar 2020||4 Nights||Apartment - adult||£1070|
|Dec 2019 - Mar 2020||4 Nights||Sea view Cabin - adult||£1,109|
|Dec 2019 - Mar 2020||4 Nights||Deluxe Sea view Cabin - adult||£1,240|
Direct flights operate from London Gatwick to Tromso 4 times per week (31 Oct - 30 Mar), departing on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Alternatively, there are regular flights from London Heathrow to Tromso via Oslo with Scandinavian Airlines.
- Return flights from London Gatwick to Tromso with Norwegian Airlines
- Hold baggage on flight
- Accommodation with private bathroom
- 2 nights accommodation at Scandic Ishavshotel on breakfast basis, 2 nights at Malangen Resort on half board basis
- All breakfasts, 2 dinners
- Northern Lights Watch activity
- Return shuttle bus transfer between Tromso and Malangen Resort
- 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
- No surcharge guarantee
Itinerary & Accommodation
Itinerary & Accommodation
Fly to Tromso and make your way from the airport to the city centre by the regular airport Flybus service or by taxi (payable locally) for a 2 night stay in one of the central hotels on breakfast basis.
Time to explore this small arctic city or join one of the optional winter activities. There are several places of interest to visit within walking distance as well as a good selection of hotels and restaurants. Another attraction is the number of opportunities to get out and explore Tromso's great outdoors, especially on northern lights safaris.
The day at leisure before a transfer in the early evening at 18.20 from Tromso to Malangen Resort (journey time approx 90 minutes) with the stay based on a 3-course half board basis on both nights. Take time to check-in and enjoy the evening meal, getting acquainted with the surroundings.
Enjoy the idyllic winter scenery or join one of the optional activities such as dog sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, nordic skiing, sami storytelling and fat bike rental. Overnight at Malangen Resort. In the evening the Northern Lights Watch is included with a briefing about this natural phenomenon and a guided trip to Camp Nikka, just 15 minutes walk away. Once there, the rustic lavvu's are the base to keep vigil for the aurora and provide some warmth with log fires during the evening. 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.
Transfer back to Tromso Airport on the transfer shuttle, operating twice per day for your flight home or extend the stay further with extra nights in Malangen Resort or Tromso. The arranged transfers depart from Malangen at 09.00 & 16.15 hours to either the airport or city centre.
Set Transfers between Tromso City, Airport and Malangen Resort
Twice daily Malangen arranges a set mini-bus transfer between Tromso City and Malangen Resort, stopping at the airport on route. They operate at set times, with a journey time of approximately 1 hour 20 minutes. The transfer needs to be pre-booked and starts and finishes outside the Scandic Ishavshotel hotel in the city centre. Please note the schedule
Morning departure from Tromso city at 10.45, arrives/departs airport at 11.00, arriving Malangen at 12.15
Evening departure from Tromso city at 18.20, arrives/departs airport at 18.35, arriving Malangen at 19.40
Morning departure from Malangen at 09.00, arrives/departs airport at 10.15, arriving Tromso city at 10.30
Afternoon departure from Malangen at 16.15, arrives/departs airport at 17.30, arriving Tromso city at 17.45
Private transfers at other times can be arranged at a supplement.
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