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Experience winter in the Arctic and the thrill of chasing the ‘Tricky Lady’, as the Northern Lights are known. This tailor made short break takes place in Northern Norway based in the Arctic city of Tromsø.


Guide price from £539 per person

Duration: This is a tailor made trip of four days or more
Departures: December to April
Start point: Tromsø
End point: Tromsø

Greentraveller's Travel Advice: Start your holiday with an epic overland journey from the UK to Stockholm before connecting to a regional train to reach Tromsø. Enjoy the picturesque scenery of three Western European countries whilst relaxing onboard the train to Scandinavia via Brussels, Cologne and Copenhagen. 

>> For full details, see: Train from London to Stockholm

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Tobias Chapple recommends this holiday for those keen adventurers seeking to catch a glimpse of the fascinating Aurora Borealis whilst exploring the great outdoors and journeying across the Scandinavian tundra. Don’t miss out!

Details of Northern Lights Active Short Break

This short break works best when you choose the elements that suit you. So get in touch and we’ll put together your holiday itinerary based on the time you have in the Arctic, and the accommodation and activities of your choosing. The suggested itinerary below offers some inspiration.

Day one - Arrive in Tromsø and settle into your room at a 4 star hotel. Enjoy dinner in the city with our recommendations for restaurants.

Day two - This morning take a dog sledding trip before leaving at 3pm for an overnight Northern Lights Excursion. This trip will leave Tromsø and head to the island of Sommarøy. Accompanied by your guide, you will hunt for the Northern Lights at Hillesøytoppen – far from the bright lights of the city. You’ll stay at the Arctic Hotel where you’ll have dinner and breakfast included.

Day three - Return to Tromsø and have the afternoon at your leisure. We can organise a taster course in cross-country skiing or snow-shoeing, or perhaps you’d prefer to visit one of the world’s most northerly breweries or enjoy great views of the city by taking the cable car up Mt Storsteinen.

Day four - Return home This itinerary starts at £539 per person including activities and accommodation. It can be modified to suit your wishes and budget.

What price includes

  • Accommodation and meals as outlined in your itinerary
  • Transport and guides
  • Equipment hire as outlined in your itinerary



Plan your journey by train

Meeting point:

Nearest train station to meeting point:

Transfer to meeting point:
Guests make their own way to meeting point
There is a direct sleeper train from Stockholm to Narvik, followed by a direct bus from Narvik to Tromso running 1-2 times daily and taking 4 hours. You will be given detailed instructions on where to meet for excurions etc

How to get there:
Train from London to Narvik (via Stockholm)

Plan your journey by train to Stockholm

Plan your journey by train

Finish point:

Nearest train station to finish point:

Transfer to finish point:
Guests make their own way to station
There is a direct bus from Tromso to Narvik running 1-2 times daily and taking 4 hours. Then from Narvik there is a direct sleeper train to Stockholm,

How to get back:
Train from Narvik to London (via Stockholm)

Plan your return train journey from Stockholm