This tour will be ONE HELLUVA WEEKEND! We are putting up a special experience where all of the magic happens by the countryside, on the outskirts of Tromsø city. The place to be is called SØRREISA, a charming, lazy suburb. Sørreisa has a big lake and the locals line their houses along the lake. Locations of houses in Sørreisa are rather sparse. There is a luxury of space which is very characteristic of Norway.
You will stay in a traditional Norwegian cabin, located romantically by the water.Overlooking the balcony is an open view which allows the Northern Lights to be easily visible, should Lady Aurora comes for a visit.
The Northern Lights Countryside Tour is like no other that we have designed before! On this tour, we aim to give you the true, authentic Norwegian experience by sharing with you the local flavours too. All meals will be covered and yes, we’ll be packing a variety of Norwegian cuisines in the meals.
Over the 3 days and 2 nights, you’ll be chasing the Northern Lights on 2 nights. You'll also catch breathtaking landscapes on a road trip to Senja Island and indulge in activities not available in the city, like Snowsledding and Tent Sauna.
Flight Schedule: 0900 to 1050 or later (By Carrier Norwegian Airlines ONLY)
Pick up by Guide
Check into Sandbakken Cabins- 4 persons per Cabin.
Activity of Choice : Choose between TENT SAUNA OR SNOWSLEDDING
1800: Aurora Chase – Remember to pack on those wool layers and wool socks!
Take a moment to breathe in the crisp air upon your arrival at the Bardufoss Airport. Our guide will lead you to your chambers by the lake where you will reside for the next two nights. During lunch, discuss which activity you’ll indulge after lunch. Take your pick …. is it Tent Sauna or Snowsledding? After dinner, you will set out for an adventure like no other. Our amazing Guide will bring you to the best spots to watch Aurora. May the Force of Nature be with you! While waiting for Aurora to show, you’ll get to enjoy your cuppa of hot cocoa and some refreshments. Immerse yourself in the raw surroundings - feel the touch of warmth from the glowing bonfire and the cool air that night. To top it off, Aurora might just be dancing up above! This will be a night to treasure.
Pure fun with Snowsledding
Day 2 – Bardufoss
BREAKFAST– on your own
Road trip to Senja Island + LUNCH cooked & served outdoors
1800 – Aurora Chase
You’re probably still HIGH from your first encounter of Aurora Borealis last night. If luck was not on your side, fret not! There’ll be another shot at catching the Northern Lights tonight! But before that, after breakfast you’ll be whisked away on a road trip to SENJA ISLAND! Get ready to be spellbound by many breathtaking sceneries. Here’s a chance to take lots of pictures with beautiful Mother Nature.
Senja Island is also referred to as “Norway-in-a-nutshell”. It offers many landscapes that are typical of various areas around Norway. Senja Island features landscapes of mountains, fjords, beaches, forests, small lakes and the arctic wildlife, all of which form the essence of untouched, raw nature of Norway.
At Senja Island, our Guide will whip up one of his signature lunch outdoors! He will show off his fine culinary skills and lunch will be served in the open. This is a special treat that is only available by the countryside!
After the road trip, there’ll be some time for you to charge your batteries or upload photos on Facebook. Soon, dinner will be served at your cabin and then, it’s time for the finale of Nature’s mind-blowing light show! Aurora responds to good vibes. You get what you bring to the table. So, keep your hopes up and bring on your best high energies on the chase- and she’ll come dancing!
Scenic Senja Island
Day 3 – From Bardufoss to Oslo
BREAKFAST– on your own
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY : DOG-SLEDDING
Transfer to Bardufoss Airport
Fly from Bardufoss to Oslo Airport
We hope you had a great escape and a MOST MEMORABLE WEEKEND! Before you pack up and leave, how about another highlight activity? Anyone in for some ADRENALINE RUSH on a DOG-SLED? While many dream of catching the Northern Lights, it is said that DOG-SLEDDING is the number 2 dream activity in winter. Simply let us know prior to the tour if you’d like to do dog-sledding and we’ll be happy to fulfill your no. 2 dream winter activity.
On Day 3, you can insert one more activity before you head back. This is optional and there are additional charges. Here's the details :
Time : 8.00am – 1.00pm
Activities to choose from :
Reindeer-sledding + Sami culture appreciation
Price for 1 activity : 1895 NOK per person
Price for 2 combined activities in a daytime slot : 2995 NOK per person
Includes : Lunch and 2-way transfers
Transfers : 2-way transfers from Sandbakken Cabin
(1-hour each way)
Any dates to your preference. This tour is perfect as a weekend tour.
Pls note that there are no flights by Norwegian Airlines flying out from Oslo on Saturdays. Only 1 carrier, Norwegian Airlines goes from Oslo to Bardufoss.
You will stay at Sandbakken Fishing Cabin. The cabins are located romantically by the water.
Each cabin has a private bathroom with a built-in sauna – HOW COOL IS THAT!
There are 2 bedrooms per cabin and each bedroom has 2 Single beds.
The cabin is equipped with a kitchenette with an oven, a cooking stove and a mini fridge.
6 - 10 persons per group
Flights are not included in the price. You will take a direct flight from Oslo Gardermoen Airport to Bardufoss Airport. You will take the earliest flight which is at 0900 and arrive at Bardufoss at 10.50am.
From the airport, our trusted Guide will welcome you and drive you to the cabins.
All meals provided - traditional Norwegian comfort food await!
Lunch will be cooked outdoors on-the-spot during the activities.
Dinner will be served in the cabins.
For breakfast, you will be provided with bread, eggs and various Norwegian spreads, for you to fix your morning meal on your own.
All transportation related to activities is provided, including 2-way airport transfers.
Dedicated guide during the whole PRIVATE tour. The Guide has high expertise and success rate in catching the Northern Lights.
ABOUT THE GUIDE
The Tour Guide is a local Norwegian who has a 90% success rate in catching the Northern Lights. Having been in the travel business for over 10 years, he was nominated in the Best European Guide category by Luxury Travel Award. This comes as no surprise as he has not a single bad review on Trip Advisor. The guide was born and bred in Tromsø, Norway. All his life, he has been a nature-lover, indulging in fishing and countless nights sleeping in the forest. Never mind if he has seen the Lights countless of times. He will stand for hours for the best shot of the Northern Lights, like as if he is seeing it for the first time! His zeal for the Lights is unparalleled such that he refers to himself as an "Aurora-addict"!