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Tromsø & the Lyngen Alps - winter (7 days)

50 Degrees North

Tromso, Norway To Tromso, Norway

Valid for Departures: 12 Nov 2018 - 09 Mar 2019

Tromsø & the Lyngen Alps - winter (7 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Tromso, Norway
Clarion Collection With None

Day 1: Arrive in Tromsø and make your way to your hotel in the city centre


Arrive into Tromsø and make your own way to the hotel. The Clarion Collection With includes a small evening buffet in the lobby each evening.

Day 2
Tromso, Norway
Clarion Collection With Breakfast

Day 2: Visit the Polar Museum and city walk


In the afternoon you are met by our guide at your hotel and brought outdoors on a historical and cultural city walk through Tromso city. During this walk you visit the Polar Museum with your guide. This museum contain the history of the Arctic explorers Amundsen, Nansen and Scott. The walk ends at the Polaria aquarium and environmental centre.

Day 3
Djupvik, Norway
Lyngen Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - 5: Lyngen Lodge - endless options for outdoor adventures, enjoying this luxurious lodge at night.


Lyngen Lodge sits in a natural forest clearing above a fjord with a striking mountain backdrop. High in the Arctic Circle, it's as remote a spot as you could hope to find, in Europe at least. It is a place to enjoy nature, dog sledding, skiing and other snow activities. Or you can just laze around with breathtaking views across the fjord and the Alps. And, if you're there from November to March, you can gasp at the northern lights.


Co-owner Graham Austick, who grew up in the north of England before defecting to St Anton to become a ski instructor and mountain guide, spotted the site when hiking through a nearby forest. He wanted to create a place which complemented rather than offended the nature around it, so he used a traditional Norwegian "lafting" pine timber frame with a thick grass roof, which also insulates the property. For the skiing enthusiasts, fast boats transport you direct to the snow, where you can ski down from spectacular summits to snow-covered beaches; potentially basking in the midnight sun if you're there in May.


Optional activities on offer:


  • Dog sledding

  • Sea safari by boat

  • Horse sled rides

  • Snow shoeing

  • Skiing


Meals included

  • 3 × breakfasts

  • 2 × lunches

  • 3 × dinners

Day 4
Djupvik, Norway
Lyngen Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - 5: Lyngen Lodge - endless options for outdoor adventures, enjoying this luxurious lodge at night.


Lyngen Lodge sits in a natural forest clearing above a fjord with a striking mountain backdrop. High in the Arctic Circle, it's as remote a spot as you could hope to find, in Europe at least. It is a place to enjoy nature, dog sledding, skiing and other snow activities. Or you can just laze around with breathtaking views across the fjord and the Alps. And, if you're there from November to March, you can gasp at the northern lights.


Co-owner Graham Austick, who grew up in the north of England before defecting to St Anton to become a ski instructor and mountain guide, spotted the site when hiking through a nearby forest. He wanted to create a place which complemented rather than offended the nature around it, so he used a traditional Norwegian "lafting" pine timber frame with a thick grass roof, which also insulates the property. For the skiing enthusiasts, fast boats transport you direct to the snow, where you can ski down from spectacular summits to snow-covered beaches; potentially basking in the midnight sun if you're there in May.


Optional activities on offer:


  • Dog sledding

  • Sea safari by boat

  • Horse sled rides

  • Snow shoeing

  • Skiing


Meals included

  • 3 × breakfasts

  • 2 × lunches

  • 3 × dinners

Day 5
Djupvik, Norway
Lyngen Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - 5: Lyngen Lodge - endless options for outdoor adventures, enjoying this luxurious lodge at night.


Lyngen Lodge sits in a natural forest clearing above a fjord with a striking mountain backdrop. High in the Arctic Circle, it's as remote a spot as you could hope to find, in Europe at least. It is a place to enjoy nature, dog sledding, skiing and other snow activities. Or you can just laze around with breathtaking views across the fjord and the Alps. And, if you're there from November to March, you can gasp at the northern lights.


Co-owner Graham Austick, who grew up in the north of England before defecting to St Anton to become a ski instructor and mountain guide, spotted the site when hiking through a nearby forest. He wanted to create a place which complemented rather than offended the nature around it, so he used a traditional Norwegian "lafting" pine timber frame with a thick grass roof, which also insulates the property. For the skiing enthusiasts, fast boats transport you direct to the snow, where you can ski down from spectacular summits to snow-covered beaches; potentially basking in the midnight sun if you're there in May.


Optional activities on offer:


  • Dog sledding

  • Sea safari by boat

  • Horse sled rides

  • Snow shoeing

  • Skiing


Meals included

  • 3 × breakfasts

  • 2 × lunches

  • 3 × dinners

Day 6
Djupvik, Norway
Hurtigruten Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Lyngen Lodge, evening transfer to Skjervøy for dinner cruise


You have one more full day at your disposal at Lyngen Lodge to enjoy the many activities on offer.


In the early evening of Day 6, you will be transferred to Skjervøy, which is one of the ports used by Hurtigruten (Norwegian Coastal voyages). You will board the Hurtigruten ship at 19:45 and enjoy a 4 hour cruise along the coast back to Tromsø. On board you can enjoy a buffet dinner while keeping a watchful eye out for shimmers of the Northern Lights.


At 23:45 you will arrive in Tromsø and make your own way back to your hotel.

Day 7
Tromso, Norway
None Breakfast

Day 7: Depart Tromsø


Enjoy a free morning in Tromsø to explore the rest of the city. Recommended is a tour on the cable car that takes you up above the city with spectacular views of the islands, Alps and fjord beyond the city.


If you wanted to stay longer up north please ask us for extra nights or extending your trip in other ways.

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Description


Tromsø is the gateway to the Arctic and one of the best and most cosmopolitan places to observe the spectacle that is called the Northern Lights. Tromsø is located in the middle of the Aurora Borealis zone, and following the planet’s rotation, Tromsø moves into the aurora zone around 6 pm to midnight. Just east of Tromsø lies the Lyngen Alps where you will stay in a traditional timber lodge, Lyngen Lodge, beautifully situated on the fjord.


This is a perfect and tranquil place to observe the Northern Lights, combined with daytime activities such as dog sledding, snow scooter riding, skiing or a photography course.


One of our favourite and most popular lodges, Lyngen Lodge comes highly recommended by all 50 Degrees North travellers who have stayed here - availability is limited, so be quick!



Day 1: Arrive in Tromsø and make your way to your hotel in the city centre


Day 2: Visit the Polar Museum and city walk


Day 3 - 5: Lyngen Lodge - endless options for outdoor adventures, enjoying this luxurious lodge at night.


Day 6: Lyngen Lodge, evening transfer to Skjervøy for dinner cruise


Day 7: Depart Tromsø

About Us

50 Degrees North is a family owned, boutique destination specialist tour operator for the Nordic region and the Scandinavian Arctic. The company’s entirely Nordic sales staff offers in-depth knowledge of all its destinations. Luxury for us means experiencing something extraordinary beyond your everyday life; immersing yourself into the local culture, nature and people and, when possible, venturing away from the well-trodden paths and into the ‘un-known’. We do things the simple and beautiful Scandinavian way. With offices in Norway, Canada and Australia, 50 Degrees North is able to provide our clients with support 24/7.

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By: Igofish


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2017

Given that 59 Deveees North is in Norway, they had no presence in Greenland whatsoever. While they were able to arrange the activities we requested, we had no single point person in Greenland. We felt on our own on a daily basis. This may have been due to a lack of personal experience with Greenland and more specifically the town where we visited. Since this is a national heritage site, I would have expected greater familiarity. However, we were able to fend for ourselves when neededttt
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Great options and fast service when needed

By: patcat


Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2017

Ours was a complex itinerary and they came through. There were a few minor stumbles and one change initiated by us...but all were handled quickly and professionally. Overall a fantastic experience!
Travel Advisor:  Colette Guterson
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By: Meryl


Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2017

Did not get what we had hoped for overall on our trip to Iceland. The only part of our trip that was planned for us and we loved was at The Blue Lagoon. Did not get "guided" tours, got pick up and drop off at destinations. Planning done on own and helped put together by our agent was better than what 50 Degrees North did for us.
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Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

Terrific service all around offering plenty of options and information. Had to make last minute miodifications and all went smoothly.
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By: Jensi


Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2018

My travel agent worked directly with 50 North in planning our trip. I can say that all of our tours were professional and fun. Also, when the weather caused restrictions on some of the planned activities, the company was quick to find a suitable alternative. Everything was exactly as described to us and we had a fantastic trip!
Travel Advisor:  Ron Phillips
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Well planned, learned a lot

By: Connerss


Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2018

Hotels were very nice, tour operators were good, private guides were stellar and informative, particularly those with Mountain Guides. Would definitely use 50 Degrees North again. Only complaint was one tour operator (Artic Adventures) had buses that were so compact we all had to turn and leave our legs in the aisle, and I'm not tall. While the sites were beautiful and the tour guide knowledgeable, the long sardine-can bus ride was very difficult. Perhaps they were the only operators sending trips to our desired locations, unsure of that detail.
Travel Advisor:  Irene Quisenberry
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By: Finngirl


Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2018

I would definitely use 50 Degrees North again. They planned our trip, which was perfect. There were 4 people in our group and they had something for all of us, and we all enjoyed everything we did. Leena our tour guide was absolutely wonderful. She made the walking tour a lot fun and we learned a lot. Hotels they choose were great and I couldn't have asked for anything more.
Travel Advisor:  Rosemarie Spinney
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