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Discover the enchanting beauty of Northern Norway on a week-long self-drive tour, where you have the freedom to explore at your own pace. Under the glow of the Midnight Sun and with the majestic mountains and fjords as your backdrop, this is Norway at its absolute finest. You can also tailor your adventure by adding activities that will make your stay truly unforgettable.

What's included?

  • Car Rental (Toyota Rav 4 or similar SUV-type vehicle)*
  • Return transfer
  • Accommodation: 2 nights at the Clarion The Edge Tromso (start and end of trip), 1 night at the Scandic Narvik, 2 night at the Svinøya Rorbru and 2 nights at Hamn i Senja
  • Meals: 7 Breakfasts
  • Does not include petrol, toll stations or ferry crossings. Toll stations and ferry crossings will be charged when you hand in the car.

NB Flights are not included but please contact us if you would like to include these in your quote. Activities are not included at each of your destination stops, however we have suggested those that you might like to consider booking in resort.

*Car hire includes tire and windshield protection, personal accident protection, interior protection, loss damage waiver (including theft protection) with minimum deductible (zero excess). You will have full directions provided in your final travel documents but if you would like a Sat Nav this can be arranged on picking up your hire car as can an additional driver – one named driver will be included.

Embark on a thrilling 8-day self-drive adventure to Northern Norway, a land of mesmerising fjords, towering mountains, and enchanting Arctic landscape.

You will start in Tromsø - the gateway to this captivating region and known as the ‘Paris of the North’. Take a stroll through the city, which boasts excellent shopping, the fascinating Polar Museum, and an unforgettable cable car journey.

Day 2 is the start of your self-drive trip as you make your way to Narvik. Along the way, you will be captivated by Norway’s stunning landscapes unravelling with each turn of the road. You will check into your hotel at one of Northern Norway’s tallest buildings offering panoramic views of surrounding mountains and fjords from its 15th-floor sky bar, perfect for witnessing the enchanting Midnight Sun.

You will continue your self-drive adventure to Svolvær, the largest town in the beautiful Lofoten Islands. Here, you will immerse yourself in the authentic Lofoten lifestyle by staying at the beautifully restored fisherman's cabins located right on the water. Experience the nature and wildlife through activities like a thrilling rib boat safari to spot sea eagles or a serene Icelandic horse ride.

Next, you will drive (and take two ferry rides) to Senja, where you will be greeted by an idyllic Norwegian fishing village nestled amid dramatic mountains and beautiful countryside. You will have two nights here so you have plenty of opportunity to choose from our optional activities like beer tasting, guided kayaking on crystal-clear blue lakes, or embark on a unique Arctic stream body rafting experience.

Finally, you will make your way back to Tromsø, where you will have more time to explore this lively city.

This self-drive trip has been expertly designed to ensure you see the best of Northern Norway, with plenty of opportunities to tailor to suit you and create your dream holiday.

We include more, no hidden costs

On each of our holidays you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
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Departure dates between
Wed 01 May 2024
to Sun 15 Sep 2024
Adults £ 1,785 To £ 1,895

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

The Specifics

Group Size

We always try to provide an approximation of the group size you can expect to be with for the duration of each of our holidays. It may be that you are joined by others for parts of your holiday (such as transfers and particular activities) but the above number reflects those you can normally expect to be with from beginning to end. If group size is something which is particularly important to you, please speak to our Travel Experts and they can suggest the best holidays for you.

Tailor-made holiday group sizes will vary for all activities as will the group size for any additional activities you book.

Minimum and maximum age

If a specific minimum age applies to this holiday, it can be found in the Key Facts box on the holiday Overview page.

Unless otherwise stated in the in the Key Facts box on the holiday Overview page, the minimum age for participation in an Artisan holiday is typically 8 years old (there may be younger children in some destinations who have booked with other companies). If an adult-only environment is important to you, then please contact our Travel Experts and they will advise on the best dates and destinations for you. If you are looking for a holiday designed specifically for families then please see our sister company

Itinerary amendments

The order of activities listed in this agenda is provided for guidance only, your final and detailed itinerary will be provided either with your final travel documents (which are uploaded into your online account around a week prior to departure) or upon arrival.

Medical History and Advice

We want our holidays to be accessible as they can be and will do our best to accommodate any special requests and requirements where possible. We have a wide range of holidays and destinations and so our travel experts will help find the best holiday for you.

In order to give us the best possible chance to do this we ask that if you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements, that you tell us at the time of enquiry or booking. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed. You may need to provide a doctor’s note and proof of insurance in some cases as the health and safety of our clients is absolutely paramount.

In providing this information you are allowing us to work with our expert local partners to ensure that your whole party can enjoy the holiday. By letting us know in advance we can discreetly work with you to adapt any part of the holiday which may potentially be challenging. Being able to prepare for this in advance makes an incredible difference to what we can offer and minimises any impact on your party and the rest of the group.

Unfortunately, if you choose not to share this information with us in advance then it may limit some or all of the itinerary you have booked, and we cannot be held accountable for any additional costs or missed activities resulting from this.


Insurance is not included in your holiday, but it is a pre-requisite to travelling with us. You will need to ensure that you have cover for all the activities that you will be participating in during your holiday.

It is extremely important that you take out a suitable travel insurance policy at the time of booking. Plans do sometimes change, and you will need this policy should you need to cancel your holiday.

If you are struggling to find a suitable policy then details of our preferred provider, who will cover you for all the activities we offer, can be found on our website by clicking here. Please note that this policy is available to EU residents under the age of 75 only.

The UK Foreign Office Advice

Our clients’ safety is at the centre of everything we do, and our operations team continually assesses and monitors the destinations we feature. We carry out thorough risk assessments and work closely with all of our suppliers to continually follow best practice. For up to date travel advice the UK government offers its Travel Aware website as well as the advice detailed below.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Advice

We receive all updates from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with regards to travel advice and we always ensure that we follow this advice in our operations. The FCO issues travel advisories for countries based on a very wide range of factors. They may provide notification about things as simple as a football match and crowds, or they may go so far as to advise against all travel to a region. We ask all our clients to refer to the relevant Travel Advice by Country for the destinations they are visiting in order to make an informed decision on the safety of the destination based on the details provided. It also provides vital information regarding entry requirements, embassy information, local laws and customs as well as specific safety and health. Guests should take responsibility for keeping themselves up to date with this advice. Please also ensure that, if you are transiting through another country, you have read the advice and meet the entry requirements for that destination too.

The FCO travel advice is applicable to British Passport Holders. Most governments will issue their own travel advice for a region and, if you are not a UK resident then you can find some helpful links below:

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade                                                   

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade                                                 

Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau                                                                                                     

The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs

If the FCO deems that there is an unacceptable level of risk for UK citizens then, together with the government, they may issue an advisory against all travel to a region or country. If such an advisory is published, then we will act accordingly, and this may require the cancellation, curtailment or amendment of a holiday itinerary. These decisions are made on the basis of ensuring our clients’ safety and will affect all clients on the holiday, regardless of their nationality.

If one of our local experts suggests an amendment due to a situation which develops locally then we may also take the decision to amend an itinerary appropriately.

If we have to cancel your holiday prior to departure you will be offered the option of an alternative trip (where any price difference will either be refunded to or covered by you) or a full refund of the monies paid.

If we have to curtail a holiday, then you will be refunded for any costs for the elements we have been unable to deliver, where we have been able to secure a refund from our suppliers. If we must reroute a holiday, then any basis for refund is determined on a case by case basis and dependent on whether the central holiday experience was provided or not.

Booking activities locally

Additional activities can be booked locally in almost all our destinations. However, as per our booking conditions, we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss incurred through participation in activities which are booked at your destination outside of our holiday itinerary (see our ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further details).

When arranging any such activity please always ensure that safety is your primary concern.

In some of our destinations, you can borrow or hire equipment for use in your free time. You do so entirely at your own risk. You must ensure that you are properly prepared, have the necessary equipment and knowledge (maps, etc) and ensure that where applicable, you follow marked routes. We recommend discussing your plans with the local teams who will be able to advise on the most suitable options for you.

Always let the reception/guide know where you are planning to go and take a torch and mobile phone (with the hotel/guide’s phone number stored). It is also a good idea to leave your contact number and the time you expect to return to the hotel should the hotel need to contact you.

Brexit information for British Passport holders

For the most up to date information on how the UK’s departure from the EU may affect your holiday please click here to view our Brexit information for British Passport holders.

Flight schedule changes and connecting transportation

On your documentation, we will confirm your flight schedule. Sometimes the flight number, routing and timings might change prior to your departure. If the change is classed as a significant change then we will contact you to discuss this. Please see our booking conditions for details.

Flight schedule changes can impact on your pre and post-holiday travel arrangements if these have been booked separately to your holiday. We strongly recommend that you do not book transport (such as trains or transfers), car parking or non-connecting flights to the departure point for your holiday until you have received your final confirmed travel times when your final travel documents are issued. We are not responsible for the effect of any schedule change on your pre or post travel arrangements. We strongly recommend that you do not purchase non-flexible or non-refundable tickets to avoid cancellation and penalty charges.

Booking your own flights - cancellation disclaimer

If you have chosen to book your own flights, then you will need to wait until we confirm to you that the holiday departure has met the minimum numbers required to run (if applicable to your chosen holiday). Once the holiday is guaranteed to run, you will be informed and you can then make your arrangements.

If transfers are included in your holiday, please ensure that any potential flights will be met by our standard transfers (speak to one of our Travel Experts for advice) otherwise private transfer supplements may be applicable. Once your flights are booked, please send us a copy of your detailed flight itinerary.

Please be aware that most tickets are non-refundable in the case of cancellation. For this reason, we strongly advise you check the rules of the ticket and check the limitations of your cancellation insurance before booking. We cannot be held liable, in the unlikely eventuality that we should be forced to cancel or amend your trip, for losses incurred relating to any flight booking you have made.

Terms and Conditions

Our full booking terms and conditions can be found on our website:

Minimum travellers 10, Maximum travellers 20

  • Today you will arrive at Tromsø Airport to start your Northern Norway adventure. You will take the airport express shuttle to your hotel, just 15 minutes away and in the heart of the city, known as the ‘Paris of the North’. We recommend walking around the city and eating at one of the many restaurants on offer before coming back to the hotel and heading to the 11th floor for incredible views on the sky bar.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast
  • Today following breakfast, you will check out of your hotel and take the airport express shuttle back to the airport to pick up your car for the week. You can pick up your car at any time so if you would like to explore Tromsø first there are plenty of activities on offer. We recommend visiting the Polar Park - the world’s northernmost park.

    Once you have your car, you will make your way to Narvik with Norway’s stunning scenery unveiling itself at every turn.

    Upon arrival, you will check into your hotel, which is one of Northern Norway’s tallest buildings. The sky bar on the 15th floor gives you the best views of the surrounding mountains and fjords, and is the perfect spot to enjoy the Midnight Sun.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast
  • After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel and can either start your drive immediately or spend some time in Narvik. You could visit the insightful war museum or take the cable car for panoramic views of the deep fjords and stunning mountains.

    Today you will be driving to Svolvær, the largest town in the beautiful Lofoten Islands.

    Upon your arrival, you will check into your unique accommodation the fisherman’s cabins at Svinøya Rorbuer. These traditional cabins are situated right on the water and have been beautifully restored and converted into comfortable and cosy lodging - perfect for experiencing the authentic Lofoten lifestyle.

    You will be on picturesque island of Svinøya, just a short walk from Svolvær's charming town centre and home to a range of restaurants, cafes, and galleries. You could also book onto an activity to experience the local nature and wildlife. You could take a rib boat safari to see the sea eagles in some of the most awe-inspiring nature in the region. If you’d prefer to stay on land, you could experience an Icelanic horse ride along white sandy beaches and under the Midnight Sun. Speak to one of our travel advisors to book additional activities onto your trip.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast
  • Svolvær is the gateway to the stunning Lofoten Islands and you can use it is a jumping off point for a myriad of activities. Whether you take a boat trip to Trollfjord, a narrow and dramatic fjord that's surrounded by towering mountains and frequented by seals and sea eagles.

    Or you can venture further afield to the pretty fishing villages of Kabelvåg or Henningsvær or the excellent Viking museum at Borg.

    This evening we would recommend dining at oneone of Svolvær's many excellent restaurants. Lofoten is known for its fresh seafood, so be sure to try some of the local dishes, such as cod tongue or stockfish.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast
  • Today following breakfast, you will embark on your longest drive of the trip. You will drive around 380 km, including two ferry rides which will take you around 6-7 hours. There is another route you can take to avoid the ferry crossing, however we feel it misses some of the many memorable sights along the way!

    Upon arrival at Senja, you will be greeted by this idyllic Norwegian fishing village as you make your way to the hotel surrounded by dramatic mountains and beautiful countryside. We recommend eating in the hotel’s restaurant to try delicious local food with stunning views.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast
  • Today, after breakfast, you have the day to soak up Senja. You could stay in town and try beer tasting or you could get up close to the beautiful surroundings on a guided kayaking tour on crystal-clear blue lakes.

    For a truly unique activity, you could try body rafting in an Arctic stream. You will wear a survival suit to ensure you stay warm as you float in the stream and move with the current.

    To book on one of these activities or to learn about what else you can do during your stay, please talk to our travel advisors about the activities available.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast
  • Following breakfast, you will check out of your hotel and make your way back to Tromsø where you have more time to explore this bustling city.

    Locals recommend the Fjellparkeringen car park located about 300 metres from the hotel (local fees apply).

    Included Meals:  Breakfast
  • Today following breakfast, it’s unfortunately time for your Norwegian adventure to come to an end. You will check out of your hotel and take your car back to the airport before boarding your flight home.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast

Included in price

Clarion Hotel - The Edge

Nights: 1,7

Situated in the heart of the city centre, the Clarion Hotel The Edge is a perfect base to explore Tromsø’s vibrant culture scene.

Hotel Facilities

  • Enjoy spectacular views of the Midnight sun from the 11th-floor sky bar - the only one of its kind in the city
  • The hotel puts great emphasis on being eco-friendly and is built with an environmental classification A
  • Keep up with your fitness in the onsite gym with stunning sea views
  • Enjoy tastes of Manhattan made using Arctic ingredients in the ‘Kitchen and Table’ restaurant

Room Facilities

  • Twin/Double Rooms: the hotel offers standard double rooms as well as a standard twin room (two single beds). All rooms are ensuite and come with Wi-Fi, minibar, iron and ironing board
  • Deluxe Double/Junior Suite/Family Room: for larger groups, we can offer an upgrade to a deluxe double (sleeps up to 3 persons) or a junior suite or family room for 4 people

Please note: the hotel is cash-free; they take payment by credit or debit card and accept all major international cards.

Scandic Narvik

Nights: 2

This modern hotel is one of Northern Norway's tallest buildings. All 16 floors offer fantastic views over the surrounding mountain area and fjords. Located in the downtown area of Narvik you are on the doorstep to the Red Cross War Memorial Museum and close to the Ofoten Museum.

  • The hotel has an on-site gym with a range of equipment for those who would like to keep their fitness levels up
  • Tind restaurant can be found on the hotels 16th floor and as such takes advantage of the views on offer. It serves a range of local and international cuisine using fresh seasonal ingredients
  • Take advantage of the rooftop terrace and the spectacular views whilst enjoying a drink.
  • The hotel provides complimentary Wi-Fi

Guest accommodation
Your stay will be within a standard double/twin bedroom with private en-suite bathroom. All rooms feature an armchair and table with either wooden or carpeted flooring. They will also have a TV, telephone, hairdryer and a refrigerator.

Svinøya Rorbru

Nights: 3-4

These traditional fisherman cabins have been beautifully restored to provide comfortable and cosy lodging with an authentic Lofoten touch. Situated right on the water, you can relax and watch the fishing boats come and go.

Room Types

The cabins are equipped with all the modern amenities you need for a comfortable stay, including fully-equipped kitchens, private bathrooms, and comfortable beds.

Hamn i Senja

Nights: 5-6

Hamn i Senja can be found on the island of Senja - an idyllic Norwegian fishing village, surrounded by dramatic mountainous scenery. This perfect, peaceful location is an absolute must for those with a genuine appreciation of natural beauty. As Norway’s second largest island after Svalbard, Senja can be found midway between Tromsø and Harstad and offers its guests a beautiful array of diverse island scenery with spectacular views of the surrounding fjords, islets and mountains.

The name of ‘Hamn’ means harbour and the location that Hamn i Senja resides within has roots dating back to the 1880s as a traditional fishing village. There is a wonderful historical feel as well as a perfect peaceful location directly on the harbour front.

Hotel facilities

The hotel was recently refurbished so offers a high standard of modern facilities for its guests.

  • A stylish restaurant where you will enjoy a delicious range of home-cooked meals (including freshly caught local fish)
  • The Cognac Saloon is the hotel's on-site bar which is open throughout the day and evening so guests can enjoy a coffee and chat with friends or relax and wind down with a Cognac later on in the evening
  • For those moments where you wish to relax you can enjoy the sauna and sauna chamber
  • Free Wi-Fi is available in all of the public areas and some of the rooms
  • You can spend the evening in the hotel's Lighthouse and the very quirky hot tub made from a converted fishing boat (payable locally). The Lighthouse (a short walk from the hotel) offers a spectacular vantage point of the harbour and north-facing views of the sky, which means that you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Midnight Sun (depending on which time of year you are visiting)
  • A range of activities can be added onto your trip via the hotel such as fishing, boat trips and whale watching trips

Guest bedroom types

SUITES: The suites are located in three buildings. Each suite has two bedrooms with two beds (which can be made up as either twins or doubles). Facilities in the suites include a kitchenette area, a lounge area with TV and view of the harbour, dining area, a shower room and a hairdryer.

The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi and towels.

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