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NorwayNorthern Lights road trip

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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: January through April...

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

Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and 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. Park up and get cozy!

• Take time to relax in the sauna or enjoy a hot chocolate by the fireplace with your favorite book.

• Slip on some snowshoes and walk by the nearby river side for wintry views and landscapes.

Visited:
Alta

Day 2: Dog sledding, the best way to get around

Four-legged transport.

• Enjoy breakfast on us before heading out for your dog sledding experience.

• Spend a full day outdoors in the forest, along a frozen river and at the foothills of the mountains. 

• Enjoy the amazing local cuisine at your lodge. All produce is local and delicious. And of course, keep an eye out for the Aurora Borealis

Visited:
Alta

Day 3: Meet a Sami family and their Reindeer

• Meet a Sami family who will share their daily life with you. Feel free to ask questions, and always remember to ask before taking photos of them.

• Learn of the culture and history of Sami, and reindeer herding. The reindeer is a vitally important animal, you will understand its role in this culture today.

• Spend the night in the lavvu and sleep on a bed of reindeer hides. Remember to take a moment and realize where you are!

Visited:
Kautokeino

Day 4: From tundra to an ice hotel

• After a Sami breakfast in the lavvu, take the snowmobile back to Kautokeino. Yes that's right, we will travel by snowmobile!

• Visit Juhl’s silver gallery, famous for its handmade jewelry before heading back towards Alta this afternoon. 

• Sleep in an igloo hotel where the exterior and interior are made of ice. Despite its freezing construction material, you will feel warm and cozy.

Visited:
KautokeinoAlta

Day 5: Departure from Alta

Farewell friends, come back again soon!

• 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

AltaKautokeino

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour 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.

For 2 Adults
SeasonPrice Per Adult
Prices Starting From
All year round £1,240

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Rental car
Book your flights to Norway
International flights are not included in this trip. Thanks to our partnership with Option Way, you can take advantage of booking your flights directly with your local agent.
Check out the many benefits:
  • Competitive rates
  • All-inclusive prices with no hidden fees
  • Anne, in Norway will inform you of any changes to your flights
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