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Arctic New Year's Eve

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.

29.12.2019 - 02.01.2020

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Highlights:

  • Visit the Reisa National Park
  • Outdoor dinner
  • Dog sledding in the Reisa valley
  • New Year Dinner

Price: from NOK 13,295 per person

book here now: https://visit-lyngenfjord.com/en/northern-lights-holidays/northern-lights-packages/arctic-new-years-eve

Itinerary

29.12.: 
Pick up from Tromsø (hotel or airport) and scenic ride through the Lyngen Alps to the Reisafjord Hotel. Departure from the city at 14:00. 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.

30.12.
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.

31.12.
After breakfast we will go on a snowshoe trip where we will search the biggest mammal in Norway, the moose. During the trip, we will make a bonfire and you will be served hot drinks and snacks.

Back at the hotel, you have time for your own, before we serve our delicious New Years Dinner in the evening.

01.01.

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, we will take you again on a northern light safari. Back at midnight.

02.01:
After breakfast transfer back to Tromsø.

Included:

  • 4 nights at the Reisafjord Hotel with half board
  • New Year dinner
  • Dog sledding
  • 2x Northern Lights safari
  • Cultural and culinary experience in Reisa National Park
  • Moose safari on snowshoes
  • Coffee/tea and waffles at Reisafjord Hotel
  • Warm clothing
  • Transport Tromsø return

Additional:

  • Activities on 01. january
  • Alcoholic beverages

Prices: NOK 13,295

Single room supplement: NOK 1,520

Additional days incl. half board: NOK 750 per pers. in double room

Date: 29.12.2019 – 02.01.2020

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 when you stay longer:

Reindeer sledding and sami culture (3 hours). Price: NOK 1,690

On this tour you will become better acquainted with the Sami culture and join us for a family-friendly reindeer interaction tour with storytelling, reindeer sledding and a traditional Sami hot meal and beverages. Included transfer.

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.

Whale watching (4 hours) – NOK 1.600
From November until January killer and humpback whales are hunting for herring in the fjord around Reisa and Skjervøy. We will go out on a boat to watch them.
Included warm clothes, warm drinks and snacks.

Snowmobile tour with Ice fishing (4 hours) – NOK 1,900
After a short transfer, your guides will bring you into the mountains with a snowmobile. You will sit in a sledge. When arrived at the frozen lake, you have the chance to try to drive a snowmobile by yourself. We will then drill some holes into the ice and try our luck with fishing.

We serve warm drinks and a warm meal. After around two hours, we return.

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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