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VISITING: Norway BROCHURE CODE: 5989
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, guided activities and meals; all as listed.
Immerse yourself in the rich culture and heritage of one of Norway’s most spectacular and vibrant cities; Tromsø. Join our small group of like-minded travellers and expert local guide to uncover the hidden treasures of this fascinating city nestled among the breathtaking Norwegian Fjords and mountains. Taste culinary delights, listen to captivating stories of Arctic explorers and witness the majesty of the ethereal midnight sun.

What's included?

  • Flights: return flights from London Gatwick to Tromsø via Oslo. Regional departures may be available (subject to availability and potential regional departure supplement)
  • Transfers: Group transfers are included throughout (based on set flight times)
  • Accommodation: 3 nights at Clarion The Edge in a standard double/twin room
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • The following activities are included in the holiday price:  Tromsø City Walk, Midnight Sun Cruise in Tromsø, Husky Hike (order of activities is subject to change)
  • Fully qualified English-speaking guide throughout
  • 24/7 assistance from our UK based operations team and in destination support from our local partners

Far beyond the reaches of the Arctic circle lies the thriving city of Tromsø encased by breathtaking landscapes of outstanding natural beauty. During the summer months, Tromsø is bathed in an extended twilight period when the sun lingers above the horizon throughout the night. You’re invited to experience the golden hues of this natural phenomenon accompanied by expert guides eager to share their knowledge and expertise with you.

This small-group, escorted trip is packed with unique experiences from an evening of live storytelling paired with guided food tastings to hiking with your very own husky along the rugged trails. Foodies will delight in the visit to Fiskekompaniet – located in the central harbour, this acclaimed fish restaurant offers beautiful maritime views. History buffs will cherish the opportunity to gain an insight into Tromsø’s intriguing past as you journey through the region’s history on a walking tour with your guide. You will have the chance to pick up local tips and take plenty of photos during your Midnight Sun cruise – this is a getaway you won’t want to forget!

This three-night short break gives you the chance to experience Tromsø by land and sea, while enjoying the magic of the Midnight Sun and discovering the buzzing gastronomy scene.

Image credit: Knut Hansvold and Nordnordge.com and Christian Roth Christensen & VisitNorway.com

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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Special Offer

⭐FREE Roundtrip on the Fjellheisen cable car⭐

With stunning views of Tromso and the surrounding mountains. 

Terms: Offer valid on bookings made between 16 – 31st May 2024. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion. Subject to availability. Transport to cable car not included, but easily accessible via public transport.


You can secure your places with an initial £50 per person deposit.

This tour requires a minimum number of 10 participants in order to operate. Your flights will not be booked and confirmed until we have reached this number at which time we will request a further deposit of £450 per person. The final balance payment will be requested 9 weeks before departure.

If the minimum number of bookings is not reached, we may make the decision to cancel the tour.

This will always be at least 9 weeks before the departure date and we will of course notify you and refund your deposit if the trip is cancelled.

Dates
Sun 14 Jul 2024
to Wed 17 Jul 2024
Adults £ 1,845

The standard group size for this holiday is minimum travellers 10, Maximum travellers 24 (approximately)


Please note that the following cancellation terms supersede those mentioned in section 7 of our general booking terms and conditions.

- Up to balance due date - Loss of deposit (including the full cost of flights or other services where paid at the time of booking)

- between balance due date and 43 days prior to departure - 50%

- 42 to 31 days prior to departure – 75%

- 30 or less days - 100%

Next season’s dates and prices

Dates
Sun 13 Jul 2025
to Wed 16 Jul 2025
Adults £ 2,125

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 www.activitiesabroad.com

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

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 http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/                                                   

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.safetravel.govt.nz/                                                 

Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau http://voyage.gc.ca/                                                                                                     

The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html

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: https://www.artisantravel.co.uk/booking-conditions

Minimum travellers 10, Maximum travellers 20

  • After landing in Tromsø Airport and collecting your luggage, your local guide will meet you in the arrival hall. Your home for the next few days, Clarion Hotel The Edge, is a short 15-minute transfer away and is situated in a prime location to experience the ‘Paris of the North.’ Once checked in, the rest of the evening is yours to spend as you please. Be sure to explore this vibrant city centre with its wealth of bars, restaurants and attractions; your local host will be happy to provide recommendations.

    Included Meals:  None
  • Curious about why Tromsø is affectionately known as "The Gateway to the Arctic"? Embark on this city tour and uncover the answer!

    Travel through time, from the ice age to the bustling 1800s, culminating in modern-day Tromsø. Your guide will lead you through the heart of the city on foot, as you explore its most renowned landmarks. You’ll hear tales of Arctic explorers, and be shown the famous statues, memorials and historic buildings of this intriguing city. Delve into Tromsø’s captivating history and rich culture as you visit iconic sites such as the Arctic Cathedral, harbour, and Storgata, Tromsø’s lively centre. With your knowledgeable guide at your side, expect to be immersed in captivating stories, local insights, and plenty of opportunities to take photos along the way. The walking tour will begin at 11am and last for approximately 3 hours.

    After a leisurely afternoon, an experience at the Full Steam Restaurant is booked for you this early evening. Prepare for an immersive journey through Arctic history and heritage, an homage to the abundant maritime legacy of Arctic cod fishing. Enjoy an unforgettable mix of storytelling and tastings as all five senses are awakened as you venture through multiple floors of displays and exhibitions.

    Later tonight, you will head out to sea on a Midnight Sun cruise. Your host will escort you on board and the guides will share insights about the Midnight Sun and the science behind the extended daylight. You will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for this remarkable part of the world, which is bathed in the Midnight Sun from June to the end of July. Hopefully you will have clear weather tonight to fully enjoy the stunning Arctic landscape covered in the golden hues of the Midnight Sun. You will be out for approximately 4 hours this evening.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
  • Dog lovers and nature enthusiasts will be in their element with this morning’s activity; an easy husky hike through the Norwegian wilderness. Your host will accompany you to the centre where you’ll be given rubber boots and rain clothes if necessary. The group will then set off with the pack of energetic huskies through sunlit birch woods and the untouched landscape. As the dogs are incredibly strong and trained to pull, there will be less dogs than guests and you will take it in turns to hike with one of them.

    Following a 1 -2 hour hike, a warm lunch will be served around an open fire in a traditional Gamme hut to replenish your energy. Savour a steaming bowl of Bacalao, a quintessential Norwegian fish delicacy crafted from locally-harvested ingredients, complemented by a slice of renowned chocolate cake for dessert. A vegetarian alternative is offered with prior arrangement.

    After lunch, your guide will lead you on a tour of the dog yard, offering insights into the centre, your canine companions, and the exhilarating world of dog sled racing. And, of course, you'll have the chance to snuggle and play with the adorable puppies!

    After a free afternoon, this evening, your group will enjoy a delicious four course meal at one of Norway’s most renowned restaurants, Fiskekompaniet. Famous for its fresh seafood and authentic flavours, prepare to indulge in a special final dinner.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Today, the group tour will come to an end; you can either bid farewell to your fellow travellers and return home, or alternatively our travel experts can extend your stay. Speak to our local team to discuss all the available options.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast

Included in price

Clarion Hotel - The Edge

Nights: 1-3

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.



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