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 Northern Lights From The Air
 

Northern Lights From The Air

 

Type of Tour:

Guaranteed single departure – individually tailored tour

Operates:

17 – 20 February 2018

Duration:

4 Days / 3 Nights

Visit:

Tromsø

Includes:

3 nights accommodation

1 hour Aurora flight including a small 0.35l champagne bottle

Dinner in a lavvu (tent)

Transfers for excursions only

Meals as shown (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Excludes:

Airfare and airport taxes

Extras at hotels and meals not mentioned

Travel insurance, visa cost and tips

Optional tours and activities

Arrival and departure transfers

Notes:

All services/activities are subject to weather conditions.

This single departure has a 38 person maximum.

The aircraft used for the Aurora flight will be a Dash 8-100 which has 38 passengers seats arranged in a 2 by 2 seating configuration.

Accommodation:

Accommodation used (or similar):

Tromsø: Thon Hotel Polar

ITINERARY

Tromsø is known as the Gateway to the Arctic. It is located in the middle of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) zone and is, therefore, one of the best places in the world to observe this phenomenon. This tour is something truly special offering you the fantastic opportunity to experience the Aurora from a plane as you sip a glass of champagne viewing this natural phenomenon from an entirely unique perspective. 

Saturday – 17 February:  Tromsø
You will arrive in Tromsø and make your own way to your centrally located hotel. Hereafter the rest of the day will be at your leisure. As previously mentioned Tromsø is known as the Gateway to the Arctic because it has been the launching point for many of the more well-known Arctic expeditions. The city is also home to the world’s northernmost university, brewery, and cathedral, making it almost the last bastion of civilsation before the wilds of the Arctic. ‘Paris of the North’ is the city’s second nickname due to the direct trader connections it had with France during the 19th century.
Overnight: Tromsø 

Sunday – 18 February:  Aurora flight
The day today will be entirely at your leisure before the highlight of this tour takes place in the late evening. The first suggested highlight to visit in Tromsø would be the previously mentioned northernmost cathedral in the world, the Arctic Cathedral an unmistakably unique structure in the city with its angular form. You could also visit Polaria, an adventure centre dedicated to past polar expeditions, current environmental concerns for the region and an aquarium. If the weather is clear then you should take the famous “Fjelleheisen” (cable car) which takes you up to Storsteinen (Big Rock) on mount Fløya, 421 meters above sea level, which as one can imagine offers unparalleled views of Tromsø and the surrounding islands and fjords.

Then in the late evening after dinner time it will finally be time for this tour’s highlight, the Northern Lights flight. You will board the bus which will take you to the airport from where your plane will depart at 22h00. Flying high up in the sky like this offers not only a unique vantage point of the Aurora Borealis but also allows one to cover vast distances in a short period of time should the natural phenomenon have chosen to appear in a different region on that night maximizing your chances of getting to see the Northern Lights. Taking a sip from your champagne glass enjoying the Aurora up close is an experience that is sure to stay with you for a lifetime. Around 23h00 the plane will land and the bus will be waiting to take you back to the hotel.  
Overnight:  Tromsø  (B)

Monday – 19 February:  Dinner in a lavvu
Today follows the same structure as yesterday with the day being at your leisure and then an included activity in the evening. If you have already had enough of exploring Tromsø then the region also offers numerous fun activities that could be optionally be pre-booked such as husky rides and snowmobiling. In the evening at around 18h45 the bus will take you to a lavvu, a large local tent, out in the wilderness. After arriving you could quickly visit the huskies at the camp before joining the rest of the group in the lavvu. You will be able to enjoy a hot meal of bacalao, local stick fish (cod) with a tomato based sauce. Hopefully, at some point, the Northern Lights will make an appearance so you can also see them from the ground. Around 23h00 the bus will then return you to your hotel.  
Overnight:  Tromsø  (B)

Tuesday – 20 February:  Departure
After breakfast, make your own way to the airport for your departure.  (B)

 

NORTHERN LIGHTS FROM THE AIR

(Guaranteed single departure – individually tailored tour) – Maximum 38 pass.

4 Days

3 Nights

Currency

Per person sharing

Single room supplement

17 February 2018 from:

Tromso – Tromso

NOK

6 998

1 283

Includes:3 nights accommodation; 1 hour Aurora flight including small 0.35l champagne bottle; dinner in a lavvu (tent), transfers for excursions only; meals as shown (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Note:  The aircraft used for the Aurora flight will be a Dash 8-100 which has 38 passengers seats arranged in a 2 by 2 seating configuration.

All rates will be converted at time of final payment according to ITT’s bank selling rates.  Please double check the final ZAR amount with us on day of payment.  All services are subject to availability at time of booking and subject to the General Terms and Conditions of ITT Inspirations Travel & Tours (PTY) LTD.