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The Paris of the North Aurora Break

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Spend 3 nights exploring Tromso in Northern Norway, known as the Paris of the North, and a great base for aurora adventures.

Come winter, Tromso becomes a winter wonderland nestles amongst the mountains and fjords. It is one of the most favoured cities when it comes to northern lights hunting, with people travelling from all over the world to experience what the city has to offer. Our specially curated Paris of the North Aurora Escape allows you to experience some of the best activities the city has to offer.

Location Norway
Duration 3 Nights
Available dates Dec - Mar
Price per person (excl. flights)
from £1,400



  • 3 nights in a Tromso hotel with breakfast included
  • Private transfers to/from the airport
  • Explore the Lyngen Alps by snowmobile
  • Witness Tromso by sea on an aurora dinner cruise
  • Experience the cable car famously seen in the Race Around World TV series
  • Chase the northern lights

What’s included

  • 3 nights in a Tromso hotel on a breakfast basis
  • Private transfer from/to the airport
  • Aurora Dinner Cruise
  • Aurora Safari Minibus
  • Cable car excursion
  • Lyngen Snowmobile Safari

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

Day 1

Upon arrival into Tromso you will be transferred to your accommodation and get settled in. After an early dinner you will meet for your evening Aurora Safari trip by minibus where you leave the city to go chasing the northern lights for the evening.

Day 2

During the day you will head out to the Lyngen Alps to experience snowmobiling. Get the opportunity to drive a snowmobile and witness some of the absolutely stunning scenery that can be seen outside of the city.

This is a great day out to escape the city, see the sights, and enjoy a popular winter activity. In the evening you will get the opportunity to head out on a special silent hybrid catamaran where you will enjoy a peaceful cruise by night around Tromsø island.

The vessel is designed with panoramic windows and comfortable heated lounges which provide a warm and cosy atmosphere. Along the way you will pass the beautiful snow-capped mountains of Tromsø 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!

Day 3

This morning you will explore the city itself before heading off on a trip to the famous cable car, most recently seen in the TV Series Race Across The World. From the cable car you will get an incredible panoramic birds-eye view of Tromso, which is a perfect way to see why this city is referred to as the Paris of the North.

Then in the evening, you will have a final chance to head out searching for the northern lights on an aurora safari minibus excursion which will take you to some key points outside of the city, giving you one last chance of witnessing this magical spectacle before you depart in the morning.

Day 4

You will be transferred back to Tromso Airport with your private transfer. However, if you wish to extend your stay then speak to one of our experts who can suggest a variety of different locations you can combine this trip with. You might like to cross over the border to Finland or Sweden, head off to Senja island, or maybe break up your stay with a visit to Oslo.

Where You'll Stay

Scandic Ishavshotel Tromso

The Scandic Ishavshotel is on a picturesque waterside location in Tromsø, which is often referred to as the Paris of the North, and offers stunning views of the harbour and city. It is located only 50 metres from the Hurtigruten ferry and 4 minutes from the Polar Museum. It has easy access to the pier where most boating trips depart from.

Almost all rooms at the Scandic Ishavshotel are located at the very end of the quay and provide panoramic views whilst there are excellent Restaurant and Bar facilities.

For a relaxing drink visit the Roast Bar, located right by the water and offering views of the Tromsø Bridge and a famous architectural landmark, the Arctic Cathedral.

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