This trip includes a stay Oslo for a couple of nights before heading up to Tromso in northern Norway, where you get a transfer to the spectacular Malangen Resort that is surrounded by fjords and mountains.
The Great Oslo and Norway Adventure
The resort’s idyllic location serves as a haven for those seeking the mesmerising spectacle of the aurora borealis dancing across the Arctic skies. Moreover, the resort’s setting isn’t just about passive admiration; it’s an immersive experience inviting guests to partake in an array of local activities that perfectly complement the natural wonders.
From invigorating hikes through the rugged terrain to thrilling adventures on the icy waters, every moment at Malangen is an opportunity to connect with the raw beauty of this northern paradise.
- Visit Norway’s capital city Oslo
- Experience the epic scenery from the Malangen Resort
- Embark on memorable Winter activities.
- Excursions at Malangen Resort
- Transfers to/from Tromso Airport
- Half Board at Malangen Resort
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
Welcome to Oslo, the vibrant capital city of Norway! After arriving at the airport, you’ll be transferred to your centrally located hotel, where you can check in and settle into your comfortable room.
Once you’re ready, head out into the city and immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of Oslo. With its rich cultural heritage and modern amenities, Oslo is a city that has something for everyone. Take a stroll through the streets and explore the city’s many attractions, from historic landmarks to contemporary art galleries.
As evening falls, treat your taste buds to a culinary adventure by sampling the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants in the city. Whether you’re in the mood for traditional Norwegian dishes or international flavors, Oslo has a diverse range of dining options to suit every palate. Our team can help you with recommendations and reservations, ensuring that you have a memorable dining experience.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning before heading out on a privately guided walking tour of the highlights of Oslo city with your guide! Oslo Opera, Royal Palace, Viking Ship Museum, and Vigeland Park – you’ll see them all on this amazing experience. Tonight enjoy a delicious dinner at another one of the famous restaurants around the city.
Embark on a journey to one of the most stunning destinations in Northern Norway as you head back to Oslo airport and take your internal flight up to Tromso. Upon arrival, you’ll be whisked away to the Malangen Resort, your home for the next three nights. The resort is situated in a prime location, with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and fjords.
Settle into your luxurious Premium Waterfront Room and take a moment to appreciate the breathtaking scenery that surrounds you. As you relax and unwind in your room, get ready for an evening of indulgence. The resort offers a private sauna and jacuzzi, where you can unwind and soak away your stress. The soothing warmth of the sauna and the bubbling waters of the jacuzzi provide the perfect antidote to the chilly arctic air.
After you’ve enjoyed the private sauna and jacuzzi, head to the resort’s restaurant for a three-course dinner. Savour the delicious local cuisine, expertly prepared by the resort’s talented chefs. The restaurant boasts panoramic views of the fjord and mountains, providing the perfect backdrop for your dining experience.
Snowmobile Experience and Northern Lights Snowshoeing
After a leisurely morning, get ready for another thrilling adventure in the Arctic wilderness. Strap on your helmet and hop on a snowmobile as you set out to explore the stunning landscapes that surround you. Feel the adrenaline rush as you zoom across the snow, taking in the panoramic views.
After a day of adventure, return to your accommodation and freshen up for an unforgettable evening. This time, explore the surrounding area on foot with a snowshoeing excursion. Your expert guide will show you how to master the art of snowshoeing as you trek through the pristine wilderness. As you hike under the twinkling stars, keep your eyes peeled for the breathtaking northern lights dancing across the night sky.
Get ready for a truly authentic experience on your final full day in Tromso! Today, you’ll head out on a husky sledding tour and experience the thrill of taking out your very own team of dogs. You’ll be amazed by the energy and enthusiasm of these furry companions as they pull you through the stunning Arctic wilderness. As you glide across the snow, take in the stunning landscapes and the crisp, clean air. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience that will leave you with memories that last a lifetime.
After a thrilling morning with the huskies, you’ll have some time to relax and recharge before your next adventure. Take a moment to soak in the natural beauty around you and reflect on the incredible experiences you’ve had on your trip.
As the evening approaches, prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey as you embark on an Arctic Tasting experience. Sample delicious local delicacies, including fresh seafood and meats, and sip on locally brewed beers and spirits. It’s the perfect way to end your trip on a high note.
After breakfast you will be transferred back to Tromso – depending on your flight time you can head into the city to explore it before your flight back home. There is also the opportunity to extend your stay and spend a night or two in Tromso. Just ask your Adventure Artist about the various options that are available to you.
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See what our clients say
We had a wonderful time! The food at the lodge was amazing and there were some great vegetarian dishes. I had the best beetroot I’ve ever had (beetroot tartare).
Everyone was really friendly and all the guides were good fun and very knowledgeable.
A special thanks to William and Petri who were really friendly and really added a personal touch to our trip. The activities were really well planned and we especially enjoyed the trip with the huskies. The area we were in is stunning and the lodge was very nice. We would definitely recommend this to friends and family.
Hotel Ranga was perfect, with amazing food. It is in the middle of nowhere, very quiet and with the weather being bad there wasn’t the possibility of leaving the hotel in the evening so mightn’t suit all for that reason. Super Jeep tour we thoroughly enjoyed with 2 lovely guides.
Hotel Borg was in the perfect location. For us, one night in Reykjavik would be ample.
Blue Lagoon was a wonderful experience only heightened by the appearance of the northern lights on our walk home from dinner. All in all we had the best holiday and we plan to return to Iceland hopefully sooner rather than later.
We had a fantastic 4 nights that included glaciers, waterfalls, geysers, the aurora borealis and more! Lovely hotels, especially Hotel Ranga. We filled every moment and felt thoroughly invigorated on our return.
This vacation has without without doubt, has been the best experience we have ever had. The organisation from the minute we landed in Kiruna until we departed at the close of our trip was second to none. The transition between hotels was always seamless and punctual. Everywhere we stayed was beautifully clean and the meals were top quality. Every driver was polite, entertaining and very knowledgeable, furnishing us with invaluable information about Sweden and the activities in which we were to participate. The snowmobiling was wonderful giving access via our guide, to stunning panoramic views of the mountain whilst viewing reindeer in their natural habitat.
Our guide demonstrated how to use the snowmobile safely he was pleasant and informative. When visiting the reindeer on the Sami reservation; we found the brother and sister team who hosted lovely. Again they were so hospitable and helpful and feeding the reindeer up close was a wonderful experience.
They provided additional activities for us to try and we were treated to a traditional Sami lunch in their hut. They provided us with invaluable information appertaining to their culture and caring for their reindeer. The reindeer were in superb condition and happy in their environment. Similarly, when out with the dog sleds the experience was magical. Two hours of beautiful scenery, and frozen lakes, finishing with a one-on-one experience massaging the dogs. Magic! We were so impressed with the care that was placed upon ensuring the dogs were comfortable, well-nourished and so loved by their owners/handlers.
Now to the photographic experience. A large group of us were treated to a demonstration of how to operate some serious camera equipment with tripod. Each of us was loaned the camera and given assistance setting up the camera on a frozen lake in preparation for the appearance of the Northern Lights. We were taken to this lake on large wooden sleighs pulled by a snowmobile. We cannot speak too highly of the two young men who accompanied us on this experience. They could not do enough for us. They were there to offer assistance with our cameras throughout the two-plus hours we were on this beautiful lake.
They advised where to position the camera and when the Lights appeared, what a performance. We had a two-hour display of this most breathtaking phenomenon. We were so fortunate to be able to experience this once-in-a-lifetime occurrence for which we are so grateful. We will never forget this memorable holiday and cannot thank you and everyone who assisted in making a lifetime dream come true. Karen & Andrew Adamson
We did the aurora nights break and had a great time overall. Everything related to flights, hire car, and hotels ran smoothly. There were a few issues largely relating to the weather and driving conditions (we travelled in mid March), but what we did manage to do was amazing.
The blue lagoon was easy to access from the airport and was a brilliant experience. We booked the standard package and it came with a free drink and face mask. Facilities were clean and organised with free toiletries in the shower rooms, which helps if you’ve gone there straight from the airport.
The drive to Hotel Ranga afterwards was long but fine (check out the road on google streetview to know what to expect). The hotel and staff were great. We were limited to one option as vegetarians on the bar and a la carte menus, but the food was lovely and if you are a meat eater you will see options of unusual dishes like puffin and reindeer.
Our northern lights super jeep trip was cancelled on both nights due to a poor forecast, but we were lucky enough to get an aurora wake up call from Hotel Ranga the first night. We couldn’t use the hottubs as there are only a few and they were always taken in the limited time we spent at the hotel, so don’t go expecting to get lots of time in one and you won’t be disappointed. View them as an add on if you can time it right. We were travelling with an 11 year old, so we didn’t stay up really late. If you are a couple you probably have a better chance of getting one later on.
The glacier/volcano super jeep trip was outstanding. Our driver, Íbí was excellent. She went above and beyond and gave us such an awesome experience. We were also super lucky with the weather the first two days and had great views across Iceland.
The ice cave tour was also incredible and the guides running it were excellent. The group size was much bigger than expected (especially after the more exclusive volcano super jeep tour), but it was broken down into smaller groups that were managed well, with plenty of time factored in for photographs. There were several unexplained delays getting to the cave during the tour that meant we weren’t able to ‘mini tour’ the rest of the South Coast afterwards, so if you plan to do the ice cave don’t overplan for the afternoon as you may not have much time. Not a huge disappointment for us as we got to experience the cave, but I imagine someone who planned a full itinerary afterwards might be frustrated by the estamiated timings not always being right and subject to change with the weather (which was wicked that day).
Driving around Reykjavik was a horrible experience as we arrived around rush hour and weren’t prepared for all the traffic, having only experienced quiet roads along the south coast. It was difficult finding a parking space, so be prepared to drive around a little when you arrive. If you haven’t driven on the right before and are not a confident driver this could leave you feeling stressed. Again, check out the roads into Reykjavik on Google maps to get a sense of what awaits if you aren’t used to self-driving.
We didn’t get to tour the golden circle because of road conditions/ice/road closures, so we spent the day in Reykjavik instead. This turned out okay for us as we did some of the attractions (Lava Centre and Fly Over Iceland – both hughly recommended), but it ended up being an extra expense and we missed out on the golden attractions. Again, not a big issue if you are aware this could happen. The weather is so changeable that having a plan B is a good approach.
Weekend a la Carte sent us a text warning us about the bad weather conditions, which we’d already seen on the Safe Iceland app, but we were grateful for anyway. It was good to know they were looking out for us!
All in all, a remarkable trip, with some unique experiences. If you book this in the knowledge that nature will have her own way, and you may not see everything you want (especially in winter), you will have a great time. Ranga is definitely the best place to maximise your chances of seeing the lights.
What a fantastic trip! I booked this for myself and my husband to celebrate my 40th birthday and it didn’t disappoint! Booking was simple and we were kept up to date with all the details from the office team in the UK.
From the moment we arrived at Kiruna airport all the staff we encountered were so friendly and couldn’t do enough for us. We opted for the upgraded room at the Abisko Mountain Lodge which I would highly recommend. The cold weather clothing which was supplied was fantastic and kept us really warm in the sub-zero temperatures. The dog sledging, snowmobiling and the Northern Lights photography were all superb and the staff leading the trips were really friendly and so knowledgeable. Even though we weren’t able to do the sky station trip because of the weather, there was a lovely alternative evening organised for us which included a traditional dinner and a walk to the lake where we were able to see the lights. The food at the lodge was also exceptional and showcased some lovely traditional dishes using Moose and Reindeer which were wonderful to try.
I would like to send a massive thank you to all the staff at The Abisko Mountain Lodge as well as the guides we used for our guided walks, dog sledging and snowmobiling. I’d highly recommend the trip, it was our first visit to Sweden and we would definitely return. Thanks again to everyone (including the huskies) who made it so memorable!
Cannot thank this company enough. Our break to Iceland was the second time we’ve let them organise everything for us and once again they didn’t disappoint. Everything ran seamlessly and the organised tours were wonderful. This company knows what they are doing. If you want to experience the geysers, the volcano, the northern lights and all the other exciting things that Iceland has to offer then this is the company to use.
Fantastic trip with great hosts & made even more special by seeing the Northern Lights twice!!