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Adventure in Tromso and Sommaroy

Adventure in Tromso and Sommaroy

Adventure in Tromso and Sommaroy Overview

This trip to Norway includes two contrasting destinations that make for a fantastically varied family holiday. Spending two nights in the city of Tromsø, with two nights on the island of Sommarøy in between, you will find yourselves on an array of adventures, including husky sleigh ride, whale watching and hunting for the Northern Lights.

This holiday sandwiches two nights on the island of Sommarøy between two nights in bustling Tromsø, creating the perfect recipe for a family winter holiday in Norway.

Tromsø is a very family friendly city, everything is easy to reach and there is a lot to keep the whole family happy. Polaria, for example, is an incredible Arctic aquarium which offers an interactive way to explore the natural world. We include entry to Polaria in the holiday as it is just such a fabulous family destination, and no family holiday is complete without getting up close to a bearded seal is it?

From Tromsø you will then be transferred to the island of Sommarøy for two nights, getting you out into the Norwegian countryside for a taste of The Great Outdoors and some amazing wildlife encounters. Sommarøy will give your family the chance to witness the stunning scenery of Norway and even children are always taken in by the landscape here.

This holiday has been designed to provide the most memorable experiences for your family and in Norway, animals and nature play a huge role in this. Your holiday includes encounters with huskies on two occasions, as well as the chance for you to go on a wildlife boat trip in search of seals, birds and maybe even whales.

Of course, this region is renowned for its Northern Lights displays, and so we have included some family-friendly Aurora activities. You will visit a husky centre near Tromsø to meet the dogs and puppies, before an Aurora Camp visit. You will take part in an Aurora watch on Sommarøy and, to end the holiday, you will enjoy a visit to a traditional reindeer herder’s camp, deep in the Aurora Zone.

Most of these activities also include time for snuggling up around a warming fire with your family and keeping an eye on the skies, hot drink in hand. With any luck, the dazzling Aurora Borealis will light up the night and add some extra magic to your trip. If not, it’s still an amazing way to spend time together as a family.

Included in the price:

  • Transfers: return airport transfers are included from Tromsø Airport, as well as return transfers to Sommarøy
  • Accommodation: 2 nights at Clarion Hotel The Edge in a family room, 2 nights in a sea view apartment at the Sommarøy Arctic Hotel
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
  • The following activities are included: Aurora husky visit, husky sledding, Northern Lights watch, wildlife boat trip, Tromsø city tour, one entrance to Polaria Arctic Aquarium, Reindeer Camp Dinner with Northern Lights Watch (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Cold weather clothing during guided activities

A note on flights: flights are not included in the holiday price so that the best possible fares and schedule can be found at the time of booking. There are low cost and scheduled flights operating this route and our travel experts will happily provide a quotation and arrange the flights as part of the package.


DAY 1: Arrival and Aurora Husky Visit
DAY 2: Dog Sledding, Sommarøy and Northern Lights Watch
DAY 3: Wildlife boat trip
DAY 4: Return to Tromsø, Tromsø City Tour, Polaria Arctic Aquarium and Reindeer Camp Dinner with Northern Lights Watch
DAY 5: Departure

Image credits: Tromsø Adventure, Sommaroy Arctic Hotel, Konrad Konieczny/, Bård Løken -, Clarion Hotel The Edge

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