Norway Northern Lights

Norway Northern Lights

Go Beyond – Visits the Capital of the Northern Lights

3rd – 10th November 2023

What's to get excited about!

Norway, part of Scandinavia, has attractive and dramatic scenery.

Balsfjord, 60km from Tromso, part of the northern coast of Norway, where we will be staying, has some of the most visually impressive coast lines in the world.

As Balsfjord is located in the Arctic Circle, we will have the opportunity to witness one of nature’s most beautiful wonders, the Northern Lights, or norðrljós, as the Vikings called them.

This holiday will enable us to experience this sublime part of Norway in different ways. We will visit the native Sami people, feed their reindeer and hear their old folk tales and songs, take a fjord cruise on a family boat, do a spot of fishing and look out for the fjord wildlife (white tailed eagle, porpoise, sea otter and many sea birds. An island tour of Kvaloya, an island with picturesque fjords and spectacular views over the Arctic Sea. Take a cable car ride up on to Storsteinen Mountain for some breath taking views over Tromso whilst enjoying a hot drink in the panoramic restaurant. Finally take a pony ride on some Islandic ponies with Bard and his team.

A fantastic trip in the Arctic Circle.


Norway Northern Lights with Go Beyond Holidays

Where you'll be staying...

This house is situated in Balsfjord, about 60 km far from Tromso.

It has four bedrooms, a cosy living room with a fireplace, a big fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom. From the large balcony we can enjoy beautiful sunsets on the fjord and great northern lights.

There are beautiful mountains around the house and a Sauna close to the water where you can often see porpoises, seals, sea otter and white tailed eagles.

There are also cats, hens, horses, a dog, and some Norwegian sheep around the grounds of the house which is on the same grounds as some stables.

Food, glorious food!

We will be fully catered for by our very own Go Beyond Chef.

What you'll experience...

We will meet at a London airport, and you will be supported on the flight to Oslo Airport, the capital of Norway, and then on a second internal flight to Tromso.

Our mini-buses will take you on the 50-minute drive to our accommodation in Balsfjord.

We will spend every day exploring different parts of the Tromso municipality and there will also be chance to relax at the accommodation in the mornings and evenings, with games and engaging conversation.

We will enjoy tasty breakfasts, healthy picnics for lunch and hearty dinners in the evenings, a balanced menu catering to your dietary requirements.

Your holiday will include the following:

  • 7 night, full board accommodation.
  • All entrance fees to all activities and sites with tour guides.
  • Airport transfers and transport in and around Tromso.
  • Return flights from London to Tromso, accompanied and supported by our Go Beyond team.
  • A ratio of 2 guests to 1 Go Beyond support staff member.
  • Support from our Go Beyond team during the holiday.

Accessibility and Inclusion

Inclusion is important to us so we strive, whenever possible, to make our holidays accessible to all.

If you wish to discuss your specific access requirement for any of our holidays, please contact us at your earliest convenience and we will do everything we can to welcome you to the Go Beyond Holidays experience.

Holiday name: Norway Northern Lights

Date: 3rd – 10th November 2023

Nights: 7 nights

Large house in Balsfjord, near Tromso.

We will be fully catered for by our very own Go Beyond Chef.

Price: £3400

Day 1 – Travel from London to Tromso, via Oslo, travel to our accommodation via mini bus, settle in.

Day 2 – Feed the reindeer and experience Norway’s indigenous Sami culture on a half-day tour from Tromso. Have run feeding the reindeer at close quarters led by a Sami guide, keeping warm with a provided thermal suit. Learn about the history and culture of the Sami people from your guide and take in the spectacular arctic landscape. Afterwards, we will sample some local food and listen to joik, traditional Sami music.

Day 3 – Visit the Troll museum and surrounding town of Tromso.

Day 4 – A Bird and Wildlife Arctic Cruise of the fjords. A fjord cruise from Tromso practically ensures that we can see some of the Arctic region’s most wonderful wildlife. Sail the Arctic waters in a classic wooden boat while searching the sky for seabirds and sea eagles and the water for dolphins, pilot whales, and more. Our guide will explain wildlife behaviour while we keep warm with a hot bowl of soup and freshly caught fish.

Day 5 – Arctic Island tour by minibus. Experience the untamed beauty of the Arctic wilderness! Northern Norway will surprise with its unique landscape of fjords, mountains, beaches and picturesque villages. During this 5-hour round trip of Kvaloya island, we will experience the landscape, and enjoy homemade sandwiches, hot beverages, and see the most beautiful spots in the area. These breaks are also an excellent opportunity for spotting wildlife, like reindeer, moose and sea eagles.

Day 6 – See the town of Tromso by Cable Car. The Cable Car is Tromso’s most popular tourist destination. It runs from Solliveien in Tromsdalen up to the mountain ledge Storsteinen. From the large outdoor terrace, you can enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Tromso the virtually endless sight of islands, fjords, mountains, and the open sea.

Day 7 – Pony trek on a Icelandic pony from the accommodation. The perfect way to spend the final day of our holiday.

Day 8 – Travel back home from Tromso to London, via Oslo.

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