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Arctic New Year's Eve

Celebrate the New Year at the Reisafjord - a remote region between Tromsø and Alta in Northern Norway with exciting activities like dog sledding, northern lights safaris and local culture. Included transfer from Tromsø.

Arctic New Year's Eve
2018-03-2011:25 Admin

Visit the Reisa National park, learn more about the Norwegian, Sami and Kven culture, go on a dog sledding trip in the Reisa valley and watch the aurora dancing over the untouched wilderness during new year.

Highlights:

  • Off the beaten track
  • Visit the Reisa National Park
  • Learn more about the meeting of the three tribes and their exciting cultures
  • Dog sledding in the Reisa valley
  • New Year Dinner

Price: from NOK 11,299 per person

Itinerary

29 December 
Pick up at 14:00 from Tromsø (hotel or airport) and scenic drive through the Lyngen Alps to the Reisafjord Hotel. The drive takes about 3 hours and will give you a first impression of the beautiful nature in our region.
Check in at the Reisafjord Hotel in Sørkjosen. In the evening, we serve you dinner based on local produce.

After dinner our chasing the Northern Lights tour starts. After a short transfer by car, we will find a protected place where we will make a bonfire and wait for the Northern Lights to appear. Back at midnight.

30 December

After breakfast, you can try dog sledding in the beautiful Reisa valley.
The trip takes about 2 hours where you will drive your own dog team. During the dog sledding we will stop for a longer break where a hot meal and drinks will be served.

Back at the hotel, coffee, tea and waffles are waiting for you – a good Norwegian tradition.

At about 18.00 (6 pm) we start the culture and culinary experience in Reisa National park in the Reisa valley at Visitors Point. While waiting for the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) to show up, you can warm yourself around the campfire or the stove inside our facilities at Visitors Point. Listen to stories based on local history and culture as we serve you a delicious dinner made from local produce.

Experience the natural surroundings as they appeared to our forefathers – before artificial light, flushing toilets and sealed roads. Listen to folk songs and tales about the landscape, the people who lived here before, local myths, legends and us.

Back at the hotel around midnight.

31 December

After breakfast you will visit Kronebutikken, one of the oldest houses in the region that contains different products/businesses by local craftswomen. You will learn more about the meeting of the three tribes, you can try to make your own handcraft with reindeer or fish skin with the craftswoman Hilde Marie Lund, or visit the northernmost syrup factory in the world. Finally, we will show you a multimedia show about the region and we will serve you lunch comprising of local dishes.

The New Years Dinner in the evening will be a fish and shellfish dinner from a buffet.

1 January

Happy New Year!
This day you can plan yourself. Add one of the activities mentioned below or visit the villages Sørkjosen and Storslett.

After dinner, you can join another Northern Light tour (need to be booked in advance).

2 January
After breakfast transfer back to Tromsø.

Included:

  • 4 nights at the Reisafjord Hotel with half board
  • New Year dinner
  • Dog sledding
  • Northern Lights safari
  • Culture and culinary experience in the Reisa National park
  • Visit Kronebutikken incl. lunch
  • Coffee/tea and waffles at Reisafjord Hotel
  • Warm clothing
  • Transport Tromsø return

Additional:

  • Activities on 01. january
  • Alcoholic beverages

Prices: NOK 11,299 per pers

Single room supplement: NOK 1,520

Additional days incl. half board: NOK 750,- per pers in doubleroom

Date: 29.12.2018 – 02.01.2019

Accommodation: Your basecamp will be the Reisafjord Hotel in Sørkjosen. The rooms are newly renovated and offer nice views of the Reisafjord and the mountains. Sitting in the restaurant you can follow the locals working at the harbour and enjoy the view of the Reisafjord while we serve you traditional dishes made from local produce.

Add on activities:

Cross-country skiing (3-4 hours): Price: NOK 1,150 per person
After a short transfer we will go for cross-country skiing. If this is your first time on cross-country skis, our instructor will help you to learn this most traditional Norwegian sport.
You will take a longer break during the trip where we will rest by a camp fire and serve snacks and hot drinks.

Included: Guide, ski equipment, transfer, hot drinks and snacks.

Moose Safari with snowshoes (3-4 hours): Price: NOK 1,150 per person
Join us on a snowshoe trip where we go in search of the biggest mammal in Norway, the moose. During the trip, we will make a bonfire and you will be served hot drinks and snacks.

Included: Guide, Snowshoes, hot lunch and transfer

Northern Lights chase (4 hours) – Price: NOK 1,150 per person

After a short transfer by car, we will find a protected place where we will make a bonfire and wait for the Northern Lights to appear. Back at midnight.

Whale watching (4 hours) - Price: NOK 1,600 per person

From November until January killer and humpback whales are hunting for herring in the fjord around Reisa and Skjervøy. We will go out in a boat to watch them.

Included: warm clothes, warm drinks and snacks

Tor Ivar Næss
Snow mobile
Or Reni
local food cloud berry and cream
moose safari
Tor Ivar næss
Dogsledding
Bonfire
Ovi Raishiin
Storytelling by Inger Birkelund
cross country

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