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    6 days - Experience the Northern Lights from your own fisherman's cabin

    This Northern Lights tour combines a stay in the Aurora capital of the north; Tromsø, and a stay at the coastal village of Sommarøy about one hour out of the city. The 3-night stay at Sommarøy is right on the water's edge surrounded by mountains, offering accommodation in fisherman's cabins with fully-equipped kitchen and terrace, overlooking the lagoon.

    Highlights include

    • Enjoy a day in Tromsø, high above the Arctic Circle
    • 3 nights at Sommarøy Arctic Hotel
    • Northern Lights tour
    • Snowshoeing Safari into the Arctic mountain scenery with cozy cafe visit
    • 24-hour phone service
    Day 1
    Arrive Tromsø
    Day 2
    Spend a day in Tromsø - the 'Paris of the North' including guided walk
    Day 3
    Arrive at Sommarøy Arctic Resort
    Day 4
    Backcountry ski tour and watch for the Northern Lights
    Day 5
    Scale the summit on snowshoes
    Day 6
    Depart Tromsø
    Start/End Place
    Tromsø, Norway
    Country Visited
    6 Days
    Start Date
    Travel Style
    Independent holiday with moderately active activities and no luggage handling included

    Please note that all our itineraries, inclusions, dates and prices displayed on this website may change at any time. If you book an itinerary today and have this confirmed it will be the itinerary that is delivered to you. However, the online itinerary on our website may change in the meantime.

    As a Certified B Corporation, 50 Degrees North has designed this tour using handpicked local hoteliers and suppliers who share our ethos of delivering services and activities of high social and environmental standards.

    The CO2-e per person per day of all tours is carefully measured following each season. We fully offset all emissions of our tours on your behalf, and we constantly look at ways to reduce emissions where possible.



    Return transfer from Tromsø to Sommarøy

    • 2 nights standard room in comfortable 4 star hotel on Tromsø harbour
    • 3 nights fishingman's cabin at Sommarøy
    • Daily breakfasts in Tromsø
    • Half board (breakfast & dinner) at Sommarøy
    • One lunch included plus visit to cozy cafe
    • Return transfer from Tromsø to Sommarøy return
    • Guided city walk in Tromsø
    • Backcountry ski tour at Sommarøy
    • Snowshoe walk in Sommarøy
    • Northern Lights tour in Sommarøy
    • All activities include complete outdoor winter clothing with thermal suits, gloves and boots.
    Not Included

    International flight tickets, meals other than described, travel insurance, visas, gratitudes and any items of personal nature.


    Day 1 - Arrive Tromsø

    Arrive into Tromsø and make your own way to the hotel. You can arrive at any time as no activities are planned.

    Clarion Hotel The Edge
    Restaurant options in Tromsø

    Day 2 - Spend a day in Tromsø - the 'Paris of the North' including guided walk

    Enjoy a day in the city of Tromsø, high above the Arctic Circle. Meet your guides after breakfast for a three-hour private guided tour. Tromsø is a city packed with culture, polar history and fresh locally sourced food in its numerous restaurants. Mountains, fjords and islands also surround it; making it a great base for exploring the winter landscape.

    1 Breakfast
    Clarion Hotel The Edge
    Optional Add Ons
    Vulkana - Luxury Spa Boat

    Day 3 - Arrive at Sommarøy Arctic Resort

    After breakfast transfer from Tromsø to Sommarøy Arctic Resort and check in to your accommodation. Enjoy a 3 course dinner and free time in the evening to explore the remote resort.

    Few places close to Tromsø offer better conditions to experience the Northern Lights than Sommarøy Arctic Resort one of Northern Norway's leading tourist resorts.

    Sommarøy Arctic Resort offers a pleasant, small local restaurant and bar as well as a wide variety of winter activities that can be added to this itinerary including a fjord safari and kayaking tour.

    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Sommarøy Arctic Resort

    Day 4 - Backcountry ski tour and watch for the Northern Lights

    Today you will go on a venture into the arctic backcountry. The skis are perfect for offtrack conditions. Being a little shorter and a little wider than regular skis, they give you the stability and flotation needed for an adventurous day out without any previous experience.

    Sommarøy Arctic Resort is located in one of the most visited Northern Light hotspots in the Tromsø area. Spend the evening on the foreshore, in the Lagunen or your balcony, enjoying the northern lights with comfort and relaxation. You can also hire a hot tub for an evening dip.

    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Sommarøy Arctic Resort

    Day 5 - Scale the summit on snowshoes

    Snowshoeing is a great way to experience the arctic winter. On this tour we bring you to the mountain range of Kattfjordeidet and take you up on one of the accessible summits.

    You will have to work up a sweat on this tour, but the reward is a great day out with a splendid view of the surrounding fjords and mountain ranges.

    After our descent we head down to a café by the name of bryggerjentene for a cup of hot chocolate or coffee and some home made kake. This café situated on the docks in the fjord of Ersfjorden is a well hidden gem run by locals, in breathtaking surroundings.

    Please note: there are other options such as a sea eagle safari by boat if snowshoeing is too challenging for you.

    In the evening head out for a Northern Lights tour. Just a 3-minutes drive or 20 minutes by foot from the hotel is Halvars place. He is a local inhabitant that has lived at Sommarøy all of his life and he is a unique individual full of knowledge and stories about life in the Arctic. Halvar built the Northern lights park stone by stone with his own hands and all the materials he used is recycled from the old school building and other structures around Sommarøy. The Northern Lights park provides shelter, heated premises and toilet facilities. The parks location is unique and the building is gently placed in the nature. With almost no light pollution, to ensure perfect photos of the Northern lights.

    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Sommarøy Arctic Hotel

    Day 6 - Depart Tromsø

    Take the morning or evening shuttle bus back to Tromsø, or direct to Tromsø Airport.

    If you wanted to stay longer up north please ask us for extra nights or extending your trip in other ways.

    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    All prices listed are per person, early indicative price for 2024/2025. Please note Sommarøy is closed during Christmas 19-27 December.

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    Valid To
    From Price
    1 Dec 2024
    31 Mar 2025
    1 Dec 2024
    31 Mar 2025
    EUR 1,790
    Limited availability
    1 Dec 2024
    31 Mar 2025
    1 Dec 2024
    31 Mar 2025
    EUR 796
    Limited availability
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