In search of the Northern Lights between the two Lapponias, Norway and Sweden: snow-covered forests, frozen waterways, whale watching, surreal skies and wide open spaces that allow you to experience the atmosphere and activities typical of winter in the far north. A fascinating and evocative destination to discover Scandinavian magic above the Arctic Circle.
7.1 Zurich-Oslo / Oslo-Tromso
14.1 Kiruna-Oslo / Oslo-Linate
– Jan. 7, Sunday: TICINO – TROMSØ
– Jan. 8, Monday: TROMSØ
– Jan. 9, Tuesday: TROMSØ, WHALE SIGHTING CRUISE.
– Jan. 10, Wednesday: TROMSØ – POLAR PARK – NARVIK (235 km)
– Jan. 11, Thursday: NARVIK (Norway)-ABISKO (Sweden) (80 km)
– January 12, Friday: ABISKO – KIRUNA (95 km)
– Jan. 13, Saturday: KIRUNA
– Jan. 14, Sunday: KIRUNA – TICINO
- Train ticket, 2nd class, from Ticino to Zurich airport.
- Skandinavian Airlines scheduled flight from Zurich to Tromso (via Olso) and from Kiruna to Linate (via Oslo) in economy class
- Baggage allowance: one checked baggage of 23 kg per person + one carry-on baggage of 8 kg per person
- Airport taxes (approx. CHF 200 subject to verification when airline tickets are issued)
- Private bus transportation during transfers included in the tour
- Train ticket from Narvik to Abisko and from Abisko to Kiruna
- Accommodation in 4* hotels in the cities, in Abisko the accommodation is the only one available
- Visits and admissions as scheduled
- Meals included: all breakfasts, 5 lunches (including one packed lunch) and 7 dinners (excluding drinks)
- Italian-speaking guide throughout the tour
- Travel documentation
- Assistance from a Gateway Tours escort from Ticino
– Price is subject to adjustment for fluctuations in currency exchange rates.
– In case of necessity, due to changes in flight operations or hotel availability, the tour may be changed, while still maintaining the same visits
– The trip is guaranteed with a min of 15 participants (with small group supplement)
– Norway is increasingly moving toward the elimination of cash: some hotels and services to the public may only require payment by credit card
– When setting off on a winter trip to the Arctic regions of Scandinavia, one must plan to wear appropriate clothing to be sufficiently protected from the Arctic cold: it is recommended to dress in layers, technical/thermal clothing as if one were going to the high mountains. The extremities of the body (head, hands and feet) should be well protected and well warmed so as to maintain an active body heat circuit. Vital are: thermal underwear layer, thermal technical socks, very warm gloves, very warm beanies (that also shelter the ears), non-slip shoes with a well knurled sole (like hiking boots).