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Overview

Embark on a soul-stirring trip across arctic Norway, the land of bewildering Northern Lights and winter adventures that lure visitors from all over the globe. Look out for whales, arctic fox and reindeer along the fjords and enjoy walks around Tromsø, a charming cultural hub famed for its historical wooden houses. Hop on a dogsled for a thrilling afternoon ride or strap on a pair of skis and twist down the snowy slopes of Oppdal. After long hikes, snowshoeing and urban explorations, crown your evenings by chasing the spellbinding aurora borealis.

  • Venture out on forays into the arctic night in search of the Northern Lights

  • Experience the great outdoors with thrilling winter activities: dogsledding, snowshoeing, hiking, skiing, and ice-skating

  • Sleep in an igloo or a modern version of a traditional Sami lavvo - with a glass roof for stargazing

  • Arrive: Oslo, Norway
  • Depart: Oslo, Norway
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Group Size: 4-16 Guests
  • Minimum Age: 16 Years Old

Itinerary

  • Day01

    Arrive in Oslo & Fly to Tromsø

    The adventure starts at the Oslo airport at noon. After meeting your guide and the group, board the Tromsø-bound flight. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the next three nights, take time to settle in and then have a welcome meeting in the hotel lobby. Stroll into town together and start the trip with a great dinner, then walk around town to see if you are lucky enough to see the Northern Lights on the first day.

  • Day02

    Go Whale Watching & Chase Northern Lights

    After breakfast, head out for a whale-watching boat trip. Whales are wild and unpredictable so if none appear near Tromsø, continue by boat and head for the fjords to seek out other animals, like arctic fox and reindeer. This evening, enjoy an early dinner together before heading into the winter night to chase the Northern Lights for several hours. Although seeing the Northern Lights is never guaranteed, there's a great chance to catch these unbelievable colors moving across the arctic sky during one of the three nights in Tromsø.

    • Accommodation: Clarion Hotel The Edge
    • Activity: 3 hours whale watching
    • Transportation: 1-hour private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day03

    Snowshoe, Hike & Explore Tromsø

    Start a bit later this morning, after a long night of watching the Northern Lights, with breakfast at the hotel. Then head out for a full day of hiking and snowshoeing during daylight hours, crossing over rolling hills and fields iced in a blanket of sparkling snow. In the evening, take time to walk around Tromsø and its historical center that showcases centuries-old wooden houses, and then enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants.

    • Accommodation: Clarion Hotel The Edge
    • Activity: 4-5 hours/3-4 miles hiking with 1,000' elevation gain & loss
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day04

    Fly to Trondheim & Journey to Oppdal

    After breakfast, check out of the hotel and say goodbye to the arctic city of Tromsø. Next take a flight to Trondheim, the third largest city in Norway. Visit the city center and its famed Nidaros cathedral, a stunning stone church built over the burial site of Saint Olav, the King of Norway in the 11th century. Then drive for two hours to the mountain town of Oppdal, to check into the hotel, home for the next three nights.

    • Accommodation: Skifer Hotel
    • Transportation: 2-hour flight transfer & 2-hour bus transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day05

    Go Dogsledding in Nerskogen

    Start with a hearty breakfast to prepare for a full day of dogsledding in the village of Nerskogen at the foot of the spectacular Trollheimen mountain range. Spend some time getting to know the dogs, the equipment, and how it all works, and then head out for an exciting morning. Have lunch at a dog camp and continue to enjoy the dogsledding. In the afternoon, take a transfer back to the hotel, to rest before dinner in the hotel's dining room.

    • Accommodation: Skifer Hotel
    • Activity: 4-5 hours dogsledding
    • Transportation: 1.5-hour private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day06

    Enjoy a Day of Norwegian Winter Activities

    Today is all about having fun outdoors, learning how the Norwegians spend their days in the cold winters and why they're so good at winter sports. Take your pick between any one of the many popular winter activities in Norway: alpine skiing in one of the best ski-lift areas in Norway, cross-country skiing in Trollheimen National Park, or ice skating or curling. After the thrilling day, enjoy the spa or sauna back at the hotel, or unwind at the "after-ski" bar. This evening, enjoy dinner together at a restaurant in town.

    • Accommodation: Skifer Hotel
    • Activity: 3-7 hours optional activities
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day07

    Explore the Wilderness of Storlidalen

    After breakfast, head out to explore the wilderness of Storlidalen, a remote valley with its peaks and forests dressed in white. Once in Storlidalen, choose from various activities for the day. Enjoy a snowy hike, hit local mountains with snowshoes, enjoy a day on cross-country skis, or discover the myriad of groomed trials. If you're feeling adventurous, spend the night in an igloo or a modern version of a traditional Sami lavvo - fitted with a glass roof for stargazing. Alternatively, you can opt to sleep in the hotel and enjoy the farewell dinner in the (indoor) dining room.

    • Accommodation: Boritsu Gjestegard
    • Activity: 2-4 hours optional activities
    • Transportation: 45-minute private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day08

    Depart from Oppdal & Ride the Rails to Oslo

    Enjoy a hearty breakfast and warm shower this morning, especially if you braved the elements outside the night before. Then leave the hotel at 8.45am and drive to the Oppdal train station to catch the 10am train to Oslo. Alight the train either at Oslo Gardermoen International Airport (at 2.30pm), or the Oslo Central train station (at 3pm). Train scheduled are subject to change without our notice.

    • Transportation: 5-hour train transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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Why take this trip with us?

Reason #01

Experience the very best of arctic Norway's great outdoors with expert guides on this specially crafted MT Sobek adventure.

Reason #02

A winter adventure packed with bucket-list activities from dogsledding to an optional night in an igloo - all in a compact 8 days.

Reason #03

This MT Sobek trip features three nights in Tromsø, one of the world's best spots to seek out the Northern Lights.

Meet Our Guides

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What To Expect

  • Activities

    Alpine skiing, ice skating, dogsledding, cross-country skiing, and hiking; chasing Northern Lights, wildlife watching, and touring historical towns.

  • Lodging

    A modern Scandinavian ski lodge-style hotel, plus one winter night in either an igloo or a modern version of a traditional Sami lavvo.

  • Climate

    Northern Norway extends above the Arctic Circle. Temps can drop down to -40°F. Expect cold and snowy conditions and pack accordingly.

FAQ

  • Who will meet me on arrival?

    Your MT Sobek guide will meet you at the Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (OSL) at noon on day-1. Afterward, board the Tromsø-bound flight with the group and your guide.

  • Will I see the northern lights?

    We hope so! We will have dark skies, and we will get you in the best possible location to maximize your odds of northern lights. However, clear skies are not guaranteed.

  • Is snowshoeing experience required?

    No. Snowshoes clip to the bottom of your normal hiking boots or shoes in order to make walking in soft or deep snow possible without sinking to your knees. It is a suitable activity for beginners.

  • What type of food will we eat on this trip?

    We will enjoy fish and seafood, meat and poultry, and a wonderful selection of produce. Sandwiches are to die for - you will not go hungry, and almost all diets can be accommodated.

  • Is dogsledding cruel?

    Dogsledding is as cruel as the people who are responsible for the well-being of the dogs. Our dog teams are raised, trained and well-cared for. Their providers make sure the dogs' health and wellbeing are the number one priority.

  • The night with the option to sleep in an igloo-will that be cold?

    Igloos are fitted with reindeer pelts and warm sleeping bags. Once you are tucked in for the night, you should sleep comfortably.

Dates & Pricing

Pricing Dates

Scheduled Dates

  • Available
    Jan 17 - 24, 2020
  • Available
    Feb 08 - 15, 2020
  • Available
    Mar 13 - 20, 2020

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2020
$5,795.00 Price per person

Additional Cost

  • $600.00 Internal Airfare
  • $600.00 Single Supplement

Price Includes

  • Expert leadership from experienced adventure guides
  • Accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
  • Potable water and snacks throughout
  • 1 glass of wine or beer at dinner
  • All tips and gratuities for support staff with the exception of your lead adventure guide(s)
  • All necessary dogseldding and snowshoeing gear
  • All group entrance fees, activities, and ground transportation
  • Arrival day group airport transfer and departure day train station transfer

Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare, any airport taxes, or excess baggage charges
  • Optional tips to your lead adventure guides
  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, phone calls, laundry, or souvenirs
  • Airport transfer if arriving outside of Day 1
  • Optional travel protection

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  • "We have traveled throughout the world, but never experienced a level of service and attention to detail as we did with MT Sobek."

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