Spend 3 nights exploring Tromso in Northern Norway, known as the Paris of the North, and a great base for aurora adventures.
The Paris of the North Aurora Break
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.
- 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
- 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
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.
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!
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.
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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See what our clients say
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.
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
Superb holiday to Iceland, well organised, advice regarding trips informative and far exceeded our expectations (Glaciers and ice Cave) run by South Coast. Hotel Ranga is a lovely hotel, perfect to see Northern Lights (which we did see on our 3rd night), very comfortable, food excellent, staff helpful and informative. SouthCoast Adventure tour company were excellent, guides knowledgeable, and clearly very experienced.
Thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The Abisko Mountain Lodge was fantastic, every member of staff was friendly welcoming and charming. Accommodation, upgraded room was excellent. The food in the lodge definitely deserves the high reviews. Good breakfast, great hime made lunch soups and extremely tasty evening dinners.
The included trips were great. The only let down was the camera night, couldn’t see the lights no one fault, but we were walked through thigh high snow to be left on a frozen lake for the duration of the trip. There was no warning of the difficult walk and we had a 91 year old with us and I have hip problems! That said the guide was great, as were the ones on the skimobile and husky rides. We went up to the sky station in a snow storm with high winds, added to the experience!
Would go back in a heart beat.
We had little communication with Weekend a la carte, no need as all communications were clear and contained all the information we needed. Very informative emails
Would use again if going back
Fantastic service, with every detail taken care of and communicated to your agencies and hotels. Would definitely recommend and will be using again.
Dear Abigail, We have safely returned from Iceland and we wanted to say a huge and sincere thank you for all the plans that you put into place to make this one of the most memorable holidays we have ever had. It was simply beautiful each and every day. The cabin was idyllic and so cosy and warm. The tour guides were so knowledgeable and friendly and the scenery was breathtaking. All the arrangements worked so well and we will remember the trip for a long time to come.
Thank you once again.
Brilliant short break. Hotel Ranga was lovely, excellent food. Managed to see the Northern Lights as well! Iceland on the whole was quite expensive but a lovely place to visit, the people were very friendly.
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.