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Norway Northern Lights Road Trip

  • Off the beaten track
The Aurora Borealis is a breathtaking natural phenomenon. Starting in the Northern Lights City, this short self-drive trip includes stunning highlights: hunting the Northern lights, enjoying a dog sled ride, and meeting a Sami family and their reindeer herd. Stay overnight in an authentic fishing lodge, in an original Sami “lavvu” yurt, and even an ice hotel!Time to visit: ...

The Aurora Borealis is a breathtaking natural phenomenon. Starting in the Northern Lights City, this short self-drive trip includes stunning highlights: hunting the Northern lights, enjoying a dog sled ride, and meeting a Sami family and their reindeer herd. Stay overnight in an authentic fishing lodge, in an original Samilavvuyurt, and even an ice hotel!

Time to visit:  January through April

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Dog sledding
    Dog sledding
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine
  • Meet locals
    Meet locals
  • Nature escape
    Nature escape
  • Winter sports
    Winter sports

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival in Alta: the Northern Lights City

A land of mystique...
• Drive your rental car to a cosy fishing lodge by the Alta River
• Take time out in the sauna or enjoy a hot
   chocolate by the fireplace
• Slip on some snowshoes and walk by the
   nearby river side

Visited:
Alta

Day 2: Experience a nice dog sledding

Four-legged transport...
• Enjoy breakfast on us before heading out for your dog sledding experience
• Spend a full day outdoors in the forest, the frozen river or the mountains
• Enjoy the amazing local cuisine at your lodge.
   Keep an eye out for the Aurora Borealis

Visited:
Alta

Day 3: Meet Sami family and Their Reindeer

Heart of Norway...
• Meet a Sami family who will share their daily life
   with you
• Learn of the culture and history of Sami, and
   reindeer herding
• Spend the night in the lavvu and sleep on a bed
   of reindeer hides.

Visited:
Kautokeino

Day 4: From the Tundra to an Ice Hotel

Divine ice...
• After a Sami breakfast in the lavvu, take the snow mobile back to Kautokeino.
• Visit Juhl’s silver gallery, famous for its handmade
   jewelry before heading back towards Alta
• Sleep in an igloo hotel where the exterior and
   interior are made of ice

Visited:
Kautokeino Alta

Day 5: Departure From Alta

Farewell friends...
• Enjoy a warm sauna before breakfast
• Drive to the airport and deliver your rental car to the agency
• We hope you experienced the Aurora Borealis -
   ha det!

Visited:
Alta

Alta Kautokeino

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $1,600 / 5 days
Excluding international flights
2 Persons
Price per person $1,600

Included in price:

  • Two nights at the lodge, including breakfast
  • Activities and visits as mentionned in the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Night at Igloo hotel, including breakfast
  • Trip itinerary description with all kind of stops and must-do/see tips
  • Tour description and vouchers

Not included in price:

  • International flights
  • Car-rental
  • Car ferry fees
  • Meals and drinks not specified
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Options and extensions
  • Visa fees
  • Airport fees
  • Additional insurance
  • Fluctuations in exchange rate

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