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VISITING: Norway BROCHURE CODE: 5219
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Experience the vibrant city of Tromsø and the breathtaking surrounding nature, all under the glowing Midnight Sun during this three-night trip. Spend two nights in the city centre, exploring the ‘gateway to the Arctic’ and another night at a remote wilderness camp for a luxury glamping experience.

What's included?

  • Transfers: return airport transfers, return transfer from Tromsø to the camp
  • Accommodation: 2 nights at Clarion Hotel The Edge in a standard double/twin room, 1 night at the Wilderness Camp North in a glamping tent
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • The following activities are included in the holiday: Midnight Sun RIB safari (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities

Tromsø is a famed winter destination, hailed for its Northern Lights potential but during the summer, the skies above the city are just as mesmerising, thanks to the Midnight Sun. The endless daylight during your three-night stay means you will have plenty of time to discover the stunning surrounding nature, the vibrant culture and the wonderful food on offer.

As the third-largest city in the Arctic Circle, Tromso’s cultural scene has a real buzz and during the long summer days, you can expect festivals, delicious fresh and local food, and lively cafes and pubs all amongst a backdrop of breathtaking natural scenery.

Two of your nights will be spent in the heart of the city, in a prime location so that you can sample the local restaurants, explore the fascinating museums and admire the stunning nature that envelopes this vibrant city. We’ve included a fantastic Midnight Sun RIB safari that takes you speeding across Tromsø’s surrounding waters to nearby islands and on the lookout for different wildlife species found in the area. You can also add on some brilliant Arctic activities such as trekking with huskies or sea kayaking - more details can be found in our ‘Personalise’ tab.

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To really make the most of the stunning untouched nature found just outside of the city, you’ll also spend a night on the island of Kvaløya for an unforgettable glamping experience. The luxurious tents here come equipped with cosy double/twin beds and a panoramic window to completely immerse you in the remote wilderness surroundings and the gentle light of the Midnight Sun.

For a short break that mixes exciting city life with untouched nature and a peaceful retreat, this three-night break is an all-encompassing trip to show you the best of Northern Norway.


Credit: Baard Loeken, Gaute Bruvik, Knut Hansvold, Eva Meyer Hanssen & www.nordnorge.com, Tromso Adventure, Green Gold of Norway
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Key facts

Duration: 3 nights
Pace: Balanced
Midnight Sun Dates: 16th May - 26th July (Tromsø); 19th May – 23rd July (Senja)
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  • Following your arrival at Tromsø Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in the city.

    As you’ll be staying right in the heart of Tromsø, we recommend walking to one of the many nearby restaurants to try some of the local delicacies and take in the buzz of downtown.

    Included Meals:  None
  • Following breakfast, you will have some free time to explore the city before transferring to the remote wilderness camp to experience the exceptional nature outside of Tromsø. You can leave your bags at the hotel as you will be picked up later in the afternoon.

    You could spend the morning discovering the many attractions of the city or take a look at our optional activities found in the ‘personalise’ section such as hiking with huskies or sea kayaking.

    This afternoon, you will walk to the pick-up point - just a short distance from your hotel - for your transfer to the beautiful island of Kvaløya, approximately 40 minutes away. Here, you will get settled into your glamping tent accommodation that is far from a typical camping experience. These luxurious structures come with a large, cosy double bed and feature panoramic windows in the roof so you can be completely immersed in the breathtaking nature. Don’t worry, when you’re ready to get some sleep the tents also come equipped with blinds to block out the Midnight Sun!

    The camp’s wilderness location is a brilliant base for hiking or you can simply enjoy being in the splendid untouched natural beauty. The camp also offers a wheeled dog sledding experience, which can be booked locally.

    Tonight, make your way to the wooden cabin located in the centre of the camp to enjoy a home-cooked dinner using fresh and local ingredients.

    Please note, there are no showers at the camp but there is a freshwater pump.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
  • This morning, enjoy breakfast around the camp and have a last look at the pristine wilderness area of Kvaløya before we transfer you back to Tromsø, where you will have the day to spend as you please before your Midnight Sun Safari. You could spend some time in the city or add on an optional Arctic activity such as a visit to a husky centre to meet the hardworking sled dogs. See our ‘personalise’ tab for more details. Your bags can be left at The Edge hotel, until you are able to check-in later this afternoon.

    Though it is well into the evening, the sun will still be shining as you take the short walk to meet with your local guide who will give you all the equipment needed for your Midnight Sun boat safari.

    Speeding along the water on a RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat), you will visit the islands of Gåsvær, Musvær, and Risøya and look for the different wildlife found in the area including eagles, cormorants, seals and puffins! This thrilling three-hour trip is a brilliant way to make the most of the long daylight hours.

    Please note, the start time of the RIB safari may change depending on weather conditions.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast
  • Today it is unfortunately time for your Midnight Sun adventure to come to an end. Breakfast will be served in the hotel restaurant before we transfer you to the airport for your flight home. If you have an early flight time, we will box up breakfast for you to take with you.

    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.

Wilderness Camp North Tour

Nights: 2

Wilderness Camp North Tour is a luxurious camping experience in breathtaking natural surroundings. Located on the island of Kvaløya, only forty minutes from Tromsø, this remote setting is an ideal location to admire the Midnight Sun and the untouched wilderness area outside of the city.

The tents are spacious and luxurious, with cosy double or twin beds. The highlight though is the panoramic windows to completely immerse you in the beautiful scenery outside.

There are no showers at the camp, but there is a water pump which provides fresh water whenever you need it.

Facilities

  • Enjoy the space and luxury of the tent which has heating, a seating area and fantastic views from the overhead windows
  • Sample fresh local produce and delicacies such as reindeer soup or fish soup which is are particular favourites in Northern Norway
  • The central cabin is an ideal location to relax with a hot drink whilst enjoying the silence of the wilderness. It is equipped with a fireplace to ensure a cosy atmosphere.

Rooms

Exclusive Tent: the luxurious tents are equipped with large, cosy double or twin beds and are both bright and spacious. There are windows overhead which provide fantastic views of the surrounding landscape but they are also equipped with blinds, so you can block out the light. Each tent has a seating area, coffee and tea making facilities and a minibar with fresh fruit provided. There are toilets in a separate building and a water pump which gives access to fresh water whenever you need it.


Image credits: North Tour

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Husky Visit

From £70pp

Meet the much-loved animals of the Arctic when you visit a sled dog centre just outside of Tromsø.

You will have a guided tour of the centre with an expert musher who will tell you all about their dogs. You will learn about the history of dog sledding and how important it is to the culture here as well as enjoy a short film from Finnmarksløpet, the famous sled race.

Of course, you will also spend some time with the dogs and will meet any puppies if they are here! You will have plenty of time during this insightful 3-hour tour to ask any questions you may have and meet many of these professional dogs.

Please meet at 14:15 at Booking Point, Roald Amundsens Plass 1A, just a short walk from your hotel.

Available: 1 May - 31 October

Minimum numbers: 2 people

Duration: 3.5 hours including transfers


Image Credit: Tromso Villmarkscamp 


Other options

Activities

Sea Kayaking

From: £127pp

Get a unique vantage point of the stunning Arctic scenery as you take to the water on a sea kayak.

You will meet with your local guide who will show you all the techniques needed for kayaking. This will be a steady paddle and you will usually travel in a double kayak so you don’t need any previous kayaking experience, although single kayaks may be arranged upon request.

Following your guide, you will make your way to Grindøya island where the water is so clear you will be able to spot crabs moving along the sea bed. You will also be able to see flocks of sea birds as you silently move towards their nesting area. Kayaking is a relaxing way to get out onto the water and experience the wonderful nature here.

The guide will also provide a home-made sandwich and chocolate cake - vegetarian options available upon prior request.

Please meet at 09:15 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, just a short walk from your hotel.

Available: 1 June - 31 August on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays

Minimum numbers: 2 people

Duration: 4.5 hours including transfers

Please bring: Warm clothes, sunglasses, sneakers and a dry change of clothes

Husky Trekking

From: £98pp

Spend some time with the Arctic’s favourite animals while exploring the wonderful surrounding nature during this husky hike activity. There is nothing quite like experiencing the breathtaking nature just outside Tromsø than with a four-legged companion leading the way.

You will transfer to the husky centre where you will receive rubber boots (and rain clothes if necessary). Then, it’s time to head into the surrounding nature with your guide and energetic huskies. You will rotate handling the dogs as they are strong and trained to pull.

Along the way, (if the weather conditions are favourable) you will stop for a campfire lunch of Bacalao - a traditional Norwegian fish dish made from locally sourced ingredients. A vegetarian option is available upon preliminary request. The meal will finish with a piece of delicious chocolate cake.

You will then make your way back to the centre after this reinvigorating back-to-nature experience. Upon your return, you will have a guided tour of the sled dog centre and learn all about the lives of the dogs and the traditional racing. You will even have the opportunity to cuddle some puppies if they are here!

Please note, you must have a moderate fitness level and be able to trek over uneven terrain while handling a dog.

Please meet at 09:15 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, just a short walk from your hotel.

Available: 1 June - 9 September on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Minimum numbers: 2 people

Duration: 4.5 hours in total including transfers. The hike and lunch will last approximately 1.5-2 hours.

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
Sat 16 May 2020
to Fri 19 Jun 2020
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Adults£ 895
Sat 20 Jun 2020
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Next season’s pre-sale dates and prices

To secure your holiday for next season, you can make a pre-reservation by paying only £50pp. The provisional departure dates, prices and itineraries remain subject to change. We will contact you when the final dates, prices and itineraries are confirmed and you will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. Should you wish to proceed then a further deposit (typically of £250pp) will be payable at this stage. If you decide not to travel, we will refund your initial £50pp payment. Our Travel Experts will happily provide you with full terms and a complete quotation.

Please note: the pre-sale prices below include UK flights

Departure dates between
Sat 15 May 2021
to Fri 18 Jun 2021
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Adults£ 1,000
Sat 19 Jun 2021
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The Specifics

Holiday group size (approximate)

A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 30 people

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



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