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From Oslo to the Arctic, with numerous chances to see the Northern Lights, this is the Norway adventure of a lifetime! Begin in Oslo with a street food tour, diving into Nordic treats for the scents, sounds, and sights of local culture. Winter is the best time to visit Tromsø, and your hopper flight awaits in the morning. Head to the Polaria Aquarium and become acquainted with life in the Arctic. Plants and animals are deeply, and visibly, interconnected in this northern part of the planet.
Ride your gondola up a mountain for the best of Scandinavian cuisine plus panoramic views of Tromsø, the islands, and fjords. The next day, surrender to the beauty of an Arctic evening on your dinner cruise aboard a silent eco-friendly catamaran. There are 360° views of snowy mountains, and the stars are reflected on midnight-blue water.
Embrace outdoor adventures! You’ll be dogsled through winter terrain with your own team of huskies and finish off with a hot meal in a reindeer herder’s tent. The Full Steam Museum is a must for spirits, storytelling, and food at Tromsø’s historic harbor. Snowmobiling and magical ice domes are also yours. Finish this Norway experience with Extreme Auroras, celebrating life at the top of the world. This visual feast has a domed theater, showing the strongest northern lights recorded in recent years. This amazing journey is nothing short of mythic.
Included Unique Activities
- Polaria Aquarium
- Artic Cathedral
- Fjellheisen Mountain Cable Car
- Aurora Dinner Cruise
- Dogsledding Experience
- Snowmobiling, Ice Domes, and Reindeer Experience
- Full Steam Museum Tour & Restaurant
- Extreme Auroras Exhibit
- Reindeer Camp Dinner with Storytelling
- Oslo Food Tour
Fjellheisen Mountain Cable Car
Dinner at Fjellstua Restaurant
Aurora Dinner Cruise
Snowmobiling, Ice Domes & Reindeer Visit
Full Steam Museum Tour & Restaurant Tasting
5 Nights4-Star River View Hotel
4-Star River View Hotel
Located in the heart of Tromso, this hotel is steps from Art Museum of Northern Norway and Tromso Cathedral. Polar Museum and Mack Brewery are also within 10 minutes. From our unique location on the quay, our hotel enjoys fantastic views over the port area, Ishavskatedralen (the Arctic Cathedral) and Tromso bridge. Along with a marina, this smoke-free hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include a snack bar/deli, a business centre, and conference space.
All 214 rooms provide:
- Pay movies
- Coffee/tea maker
- Daily housekeeping
- Private bathroom
- Hair dryer
- Shower only
- Cable TV service
- Free WiFi
- Room service (limited hours)
Guests are offered a complimentary buffet breakfast.
Scandic Ishavshotel has a restaurant serving breakfast only.
Roast Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.
Room service (during limited hours) is available.
On the map: Tromsø, a city in northern Norway, is a major cultural hub above the Arctic Circle. It’s famed as a viewing point for colourful Northern Lights that sometimes light up the nighttime sky. The city’s historic centre, on the island of Tromsø, is distinguished by its centuries-old wooden houses. The 1965 Arctic Cathedral, with its distinctive peaked roof and soaring stained-glass windows, dominates the skyline.
- Breakfast Daily except on Day of Arrival
- 5 Lunches
- 5 Evening Meals
Transportation & Guides
- Touring by Luxury Coach
- Professional & Knowledgeable Guide and Driver Throughout The Tour
- Airport Transfers
- Round-Trip Flight Oslo-Tromso
All Our Small Guided Vacations Include:
- Maximum 18 Passengers
- Private Local Guide & Driver
- Luxury Accommodations
- Distinctive Experiences
- Luxury Touring
- Private Airport Transfers
- Porterage Throughout
- Guaranteed Departures
27 January - 03 February 2024
Prices are per person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room. For solo travelers, a Single Supplement will be added to the price per person.
"Family Vacation"Nov 24, 2023
Ireland/Scotland trip was a great trip planned with our group and Jorie. We thoroughly enjoyed each city we visited in both countries. All our hotels were very nice but as older adults, I would advise to pack light which is hard to do if your visit is extended but we had to climb stairs in several places. My favorite thing in both countries are the people. Everyone was so friendly and inviting at hotels, restaurants and local sites. We felt completely safe and comfortable. I would agree with other travelers that driving is stressful for both driver and passengers especially in Ireland where the roads are extremely narrow with rock walls on each side. Next trip will include staying in certain cities with tours out. JerPoint Park in Ireland was a favorite of our group of 4. Authentic Vacations plans, reservations and communications were first rate.
"Scottish & Irish Adventure"Nov 14, 2023
Lauren, thank you for putting together a wonderful Scottish and Irish adventure. In many unexpected ways it indeed was an adventure that we will remember forever. So sincere thanks. Despite a glitch in St Andrews your team's recovery actually made St Andrews the highpoint of our trip. Staying at Rusacks overlooking the first tee and eighteenth green of the old course was awesome. All the Hotels were first rate. Experiences - awesome The Clontarf Castle is an awesome way to the trip. Well done y'all. Big city stays - We all felt like we could have used an extra day in the larger cities. They all had a story to tell, and we just had enough time to scratch the surface. Self-drive - while less expensive alternative, the person doing the driving misses out on a lot in transit, while the passenger's white knuckle thru the driver's learning process. Also, the roads in Scotland and Ireland are no joke. Would recommend it is worth it to hire a private chauffer driver or go Small Guided for sure.
"Scotland Birthday Vacation"Nov 9, 2023
Adina, I'm following up on my client's train/whiskey tour/ birthday trip to Scotland in October. They had a wonderful time! The whiskey tour day was their favorite, made extra special by their driver Alec who was a super star. My client's boyfriend is a real train enthusiast. They enjoyed all the train trips, and Nick was like a child on the Jacobite train. Thanks so much for your help with this trip. You clearly know Scotland and planned a very nice route with some unique requirements. I greatly appreciate your expertise and attentive service. I look forward to working with you again in the future. An early Happy Holidays!
"Memorable Italy"Nov 9, 2023
Amber, I received this email from my client Mrs. R this morning - I love being able to share these with you all :).
Loryl, WOW! What a wonderful trip we had in Italy! Thank you for helping make this trip so memorable.
We have so many wonderful memories that we will cherish forever. It was a trip of a lifetime.
Thank You! I guess we need to start thinking about our next trip.
"Scotland Vacation"Nov 9, 2023
Mandie, thank you for your all your work on our vacation to Scotland! We are back to our normal lives and routines but I’m still floating on the high of that amazing experience and I thank you for your expertise and accommodating us in the narrow window of time you were provided! We greatly enjoyed this trip and wouldn’t hesitate to book through you again, you did wonderful!
"Ireland by Chauffer"Nov 2, 2023
Jennifer, I want to thank you for planning and arranging our wonderful vacation in Ireland. Everything was easy Peezy as my granddaughter would say. The hotels were all beautiful, each one was uniquely different and beautiful. We enjoyed each and the food was enjoyable. We enjoyed all the extra goodies. We were not able to take either sea cruise as the weather canceled the trips. The best decision we made was to have a guide /driver. Martin was an absolute wonder. I wanted to bring him home with us. He saw to every detail and was extremely entertaining to boot. His recommendations were spot on to our interests. I think he knows everyone in Ireland. The car was super too. The back seats were massage chairs. How cool can you get? As a great extra the Owner of Screebe House bought two of my paintings and commissioned two more. Again, many thanks for the trip of a lifetime
"Ireland Vacation"Nov 1, 2023
Our vacation was wonderful we had a great time on our two-week trip to Ireland and Scotland. Jorie helped us plan our trip, she worked hard to include all the places we wanted to see and selected some great adventures for us to enjoy along the way. We truly loved Ireland, the countryside the beautiful sights and the flowers blooming everywhere made our visit one to remember for sure.
"Ireland Anniversary Vacation"Oct 31, 2023
Hi Jorie, Rose and I had a wonderful time in Ireland! We couldn’t believe how well everything worked out and the locations selected for our stays were excellent. We really loved the Country House and Abbyglen Castle. The staff at Abbbyglen Castle were so nice and made our anniversary evening wonderful! We had no idea there was so much aviation and radio history in Clifden! As for the other locations they were all first rate as well. We went to the “Man O’ War” Pub for dinner our last night in Ireland. It was a great recommendation. The atmosphere, hospitality, and food were awesome. Again, thank you for helping to set up a wonderful trip which we will never forget.
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