This 5-night trip pairs Tromso and Svalbard - a perfect aurora hunting combination! Enjoy winter activities from your boutique hotel.
The Aurora Nights Tromso & Svalbard Experience
Whilst you spend a couple of nights in Tromso you will head out on an aurora dinner safari and chase by minibus, giving yourself the time during the day to explore the famous ‘Paris of the North’.
Then you will head further north to Svalbard, almost 1500km from the North Pole, and a perfect location for some thrilling winter activities and northern light chasing!
- Visiting the ‘Paris of the North’ with two fantastic aurora experiences
- Staying in a funky boutique hotel
- Magical winter experiences from snow cat tours to husky sledding to ice caves to searching for the northern lights by electric snowmobiles!
- Tromso transfers
- 2 nights accommodation in Tromso with breakfast
- 3 nights accommodation in Svalbard with breakfast
- Snowcat Tour
- Husky Tour to an Ice Cave
- Northern Lights Snowmobile Tour
A note on flights
While flights are not included in the holiday price, our team will happily provide a quote and arrange them for you. Simply ask one of our Travel Experts for details of the available options.
Day by Day Itinerary
You be transferred from the airport to your central Tromso hotel and get the chance to explore a bit of the city – then in the evening you will head out on a special silent hybrid catamaran where you will enjoy a peaceful cruise by night around Tromso island.
The vessel is designed with panoramic windows and comfortable heated lounges which provides a warm and cosy atmosphere. Along the way you will pass the beautiful snow-capped mountains of Tromso and landmarks like the Arctic Cathedral whilst the knowledgeable crew will share their stories about the interesting sights along the way. During the cruise you will be served a special arctic tapas dinner which is prepared by an award winning local restaurant – and to add to all of that is the opportunity to see the northern lights!
This morning you will get the opportunity to explore the city itself before then heading off on a trip to the famous cable cart – most recently seen the in the TV Series Race Around The World. Here you will get an incredible panoramic view of Tromso from high up which will be a perfect way to see the why this city is referred to the Paris of the North.
Then in the evening you will have a chance to head out searching for the aurora as you head out on an aurora safari minibus excursion which will take you to some key points outside of the city to give you one last chance of getting to the see the northern lights before you depart in the morning.
Today you head back to Tromso airport to catch your flight up to Svalbard, travelling almost 1500km from the North Pole – depending on the time of year that travel up you might encounter nothing but darkenss for 24 hours. This might sound like not a lot of fun, but if you want to maximise your chances of seeing the aurora then there is no better than this!
You’ll get your transfer (locally) to your propery for the next three nights – the boutique hotel Funken Lodge – and spend the evening settling into your new hotel and winter environment.
After breakfast you will meet your guide and then head out for a day of husky sledding with a visit to an ice cave too! Before joining the guide to prep the dogs, you’ll gear up in an exposure suit, boots, and mittens. Amidst the initial chaos of barking and howling, a remarkable shift occurs once the sled starts moving. The once-noisy huskies transform into a quiet, determined team, wholly absorbed in pulling the sled through the snowy terrain. As they pick up speed, the surrounding landscape unveils its enchanting beauty. Your destination: the ice cave at Scott Turner Glacier, promising an otherworldly encounter with a frozen wonderland. Then in the evening you will head out on a Snow Cat Northern Lights Adventure – a vehicle that you certainly won’t miss as it comes to pick you up from your hotel, from there you will head off into wilderness leaving the town far behind you as you look out for the northern lights.
During the day you will have time to explore a bit of the town and visit the polar museum – then get ready for an exciting evening (though depending on when you book this the trip might be during the morning or daytime!) as your head out hunting for the Northern Light with snowmobiles. These particular vehicles are very special as they are electric snowmobiles meaning they are better for the environment and much, much quieter when heading out into the arctic night searching the aurora!
After breakfast you will transfer back to the airport to fly home – your journey doesn’t have to end here through as you can look at options to extend your stay either in Svalbard or flying to a new destination such as Tromso. Just speak to one of our experts who will be able to assist you in putting together a tailor itinerary to fit your requirements.
Where You'll Stay
This luxury lodge is an Arctic haven of 88 fully renovated rooms, all en suite and all suitably stylish. All rooms benefit from TV, complimentary internet, coffee machines, bathrobe and slippers and full buffet breakfast; suites also have their own private sitting area, ideal for groups or families. Perched on a hillside in Svalbard, it offers unparalleled views over Longyearbyen and the adjacent glaciers. Amidst the backdrop of thrilling nature encounters, you can relax and indulge in exclusive international cuisine and beverages within a luxurious and laid-back ambiance.
From the elegant lobby onward, Funken Lodge ensures a premier stay, providing everything essential for an exceptional experience. Recharge in the expansive rooms and suites, boasting deluxe amenities and heavenly beds. Delight in handcrafted cocktails and inventive cuisine at Funken Bar, where the connected lounge area features an open fireplace, an extensive library of polar literature, and ample workspace.
Revitalize your body with a visit to the gym and sauna, explore Spitsbergen’s famed wilderness, and try some outdoor activities like dog-sledding or ice caving. Funken Lodge has plenty to enjoy indoors too. Relax in the stylish lounge, eat freshly baked waffles by the fireplace, or try the pub for a light meal. For a special treat, try the more formal and Funktionærmessen restaurant which offers a tasting menu and French-inspired cuisine as well as Arctic dishes, all served with fabulous views of the Hiortfjellet mountains.
The hotel also boasts a well-stocked wine and champagne cellar, which can even be enjoyed during a private tasting with their highly knowledgeable sommeliers. A truly unique and exceptional place to stay.
Clarion Edge Tromso
The Clarion Hotel The Edge is a luxurious 4-star property conveniently located near the centre of Tromso. Featuring a sky bar and rooftop terrace on the 11th-floor, this central Tromsø hotel is located at the harbour, overlooking Tromsø Sound and the Arctic Cathedral.
Local tourist attractions such as Art Museum of Northern Norway, Tromso Cathedral (Tromso Domkirke) and City Centre Tromso are not far from the hotel. Also easily within reach are Mack Brewery, Polar Museum and Polaria
Contemporary furnishings are featured in all rooms as well as a large flat-screen TV and desk. The bathrooms include a shower and hairdryer.
Kitchen & Table by Marcus Samuelsson restaurant serves New York-style dishes made from local ingredients. There is also a fitness centre for guests to use.
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See what our clients say
A well organised trip which was tailored to our specific requests. The arrangements all ran perfectly and any queries prior to the holiday were handled very quickly and professionally. The standard of accommodation and organised tours was very high. I would use this company again and recommend them.
An amazing trip and excellent service provided by all involved. Great value for money too. Food was excellent. Accommodation was wonderful and the trips booked were outstanding. An amazing trip
An excellent holiday which was enjoyed by all. The super jeep ride on the second day to the Eyjafjallajokull volcano was memorable and thanks to our driver Margaret who proved to be a really good guide. We thoroughly enjoyed the facilities in the hotel Ranga. The staff were very helpful and we managed to see the Northern Lights. The Hotel Reykjavik Centrum was very nice with amazingly helpful staff. All in all, the whole holiday was brilliant.
We enjoyed both the hotels that were arranged by weekend a la Carte Aurora nights. The Porsmork trip was very enjoyable, both guides were fantastic and informative.
The Northern Light hunt trip out of Reykjavik with Superjeep was an adventure and we got to see the lights, worth braving the cold at -6.
We had the most fabulous time and everything worked like clockwork. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and extremely competent. The food was excellent and the experiences, especially Husky Homes, were brilliant. We saw the aurora lights at the mountain top in Abisko where the photography tour will be an enduring memory of a wonderful time. I would very much recommend Weekend a la Carte as a proficient tour operator.
Fantastic trip with great hosts & made even more special by seeing the Northern Lights twice!!
A fantastic short break which fulfilled all expectations. Well organised with a polished delivery, we could not have asked for more. The accommodation was perfect for us and the guides knowledgeable and helpful. Every day was packed with adventure, each lasting longer than scheduled but we were never rushed; the guides took pride in showing and explaining their beautiful country. We would certainly use Weekend a la carte again and recommend them to others.
We had five fantastic days in beautiful Iceland, as we had never been before Aurora Nights helped with everything and made the holiday so easy and stress free. We stayed at Hotel Ranga which was amazing, we very much enjoyed the tours and the guides were brilliant, very knowledgable and friendly. We will certainly be returning to Iceland and wouldn’t hesitate to book through Aurora Nights again, special thanks to Abigail as her experience and reccommendations made the trip even better.