SCANDINAVIA: Northern Lights in Winter Package

SCANDINAVIA: Northern Lights in Winter Package

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Winter Package – Norway

Days: 6

Cities Covered: Oslo, Tromso, Mehamn, North Cape, Kirkenes

Independent Departures: 2015

1 Nov 15 -14 April 2016

Price: Euro 2585

(per person on a twin share basis)

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Oslo- Transfer to hotel- Oslo Sightseeing

On arrival in Oslo, we provide you a dedicated transfer to reach your hotel. The port town of Oslo is the capital of Norway Oslo celebrated its 1000 year anniversary in the year 2000. Until 1814, it was known as Christiania after the Danish-Norwegian king. The city is beautifully situated at the head of Oslo Fjord surrounded by forested ridges, and this very location gives Oslo unexpected qualities for a national capital. Start the day long Oslo tour which allows you to see all of Oslo’s main attractions at your own pace and convenience, with the freedom to take a break from your tour at any time to explore a sight further, or maybe go for lunch or shopping. Explore the Royal Palace, the City Hall, the Akershus fortress. Spend some time on the controversial Vigeland Sculpture park.

Day 2 Flight to Tromsø – Norwegian Cruise starts

After breakfast transfer to Oslo airport for your flight to Tromsø, the flight takes abour 2 hours.
Tromsø is the capital of the Arctic Norway, has much to see. Tromsø has been the starting point for many polar expeditions. A university town, blessed with a girdle of peaks reminicent of Switzerland, Tromsø is one of the most pleasant of coastal towns. In the evening board your cruise
Departure Tromsø 18.30 With Hurtigruten Northbound.
Departure Skjervøy 22.45

The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are a natural phenomenon caused by electrically charged solar particles passing into the Earth’s atmosphere. Aurora Borealis means ‘dawn of the north’, the aurora can appear abruptly, filling the sky with incredible speed with great arcs as ghostly wisps in green, yellow, red and violet dance above the horizon, before disappearing again. You are most likely to see them above the Arctic Circle between November and February.

Day 3 Arrival at North Cape – Stay at Fisherman’s cabin

Enjoy breakfast on board. Arrival Honningsvåg 11.45 Excursion to the North Cape, optional
Departure Honningsvåg 15.15
Departure Kjøllefjord 17.45
Arrival Mehamn 19.30

Pickup to the Fisherman’s cabin, overnight stay. This little fishing town is our base for deep sea fishing
Gathering in the restaurant 21.00 for next day’s program

Day 4 King Crab and Cot fishing in the Barents sea

Breakfast 08.00
Meeting at the quay 09:00 King Crab and Cot fishing in the Barents SeaToday’s activity is to catch fish for dinner!. We head towards the fishing fields of the Arctic Ocean outside Mehamn. Each participant will get a fishing rod and there will be a fishing competition where the winner will get a reward during dinner in the evening. On this trip there might be a chance to spot the sea eagle, seals and porpoises. You can catch cod, coalfish, wolf fish and halibut. Fishing rods are available to borrow onboard the MK Odd Tore.The chef prepares lunch onboard. After lunch, we look for crabs and some of the catch will be prepared for tonight’s dinner. After we’ve finished fishing, we head back to the fisherman’s cabins where we will learn how to prepare the catch for dinner.

Dinner at the Bryggen Restaurant 17.00

Departure by bus to Hurtigruten quay 19.45

Departure Mehamn 20.00 With Hurtigruten Northbound

Departure Berlevåg 22.45

Day 5 Arrival in Kirkenes – Flight to Oslo

The county of Finnmark is the northernmost county in Norway. The surface area is 48,637 km2 and there are approximately 73,200 inhabitants. Primary industries are fishing, fishing industry, aquaculture, tourism, reindeer farming, mining and service industries. Just 10 kilometres from the Russian border, Kirkenes is one of Europe’s most remote outposts. It has fewer than 10,000 inhabitants-but its airport handles around 100, 000 passengers a year. Mining, saw mills and catering for the Russian fishing fleet all help to keep the vibrant little town alive.

Departure Båtsfjord 01.00
Departure Vardø 04.15
Arriving Kirkenes 10.00

In the afternoon, take the flight back to Oslo. On arrival you are transferred back to your hotel.

Day 6 Departure from Oslo

After breakfast spend time on your own. We provide you a dedicated transfer to the airport for your onward destination

Accommodation

We offer a variety of accommodation options to suit all travel needs. To ensure that the accommodations included in our packages meet our own high standards for quality and service, each establishment has been hand-picked by our local travel experts.

If your desire a higher standard of accommodation than offered here below, please contact us for possible upgrades.

SnowCastle

The whole SnowCastle and the rooms inside are made of snow and ice and are rebuilt each year. Great light-effects will add to the charm of the snow- and ice-sculpting as well as to the structures of the SnowCastle. You will sleep in a thermal sleeping bag in a normal comfortable bed. Breakfast buffet is served in the warm Castle Lounge and morning sauna at nearby hotel is included.

Trip Includes:

  • Breakfast and hotel accommodation in 3 / 4 star category hotel in Oslo
  • Cruise cost with own inside cabin with beakfast
  • Transfer from and to Hurtigruten quay to Fisherman’s Cabin in Mehamn (approx 5 min drive each way)
  • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch,1 dinner at the Fisherman’s Cabin
  • Deep-sea fishing with king crab safari in the Barents sea
  • 1 night in double room at Fisherman’s Cabin
  • Floating suits, cap, boots, socks and fishing gear
  • Internal flights from Oslo to Tromso and return Kirkenes to Oslo
  • Oslo city sightseeing trip
  • Transfers from Oslo airport to hotel on arrival and departure

Tour Cost: On Request