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Classic Tromsø Winter Package With Northern Lights

The perfect arctic package for those looking to chase the Aurora, sail through the fjords & hike in nature
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The fjords in the Arctic are alive. It’s an exciting adventure to sail with Pukka Travels for a day of exploration, spotting wild life, eating fresh food and to even have a go at one of our favorite fishing spots. On this tour, you will sail through the fjords of Tromsø, while enjoying fishing, enjoying lunch, spotting wildlife, and exploring Northern Norway on a comfortable, warm catamaran in a small group setting.

What’s included

3 Nights accommodation at Smart Hotel
3 x Breakfast at hotel
1 x Lunch on tour
2 x Warm evening meals out on tour
1 Northern Lights workshop before/during tour
1 Northern Lights Sailing (warm meal incl.)
1 Northern Lights Minibus Chase  (warm meal and photos included)
1 Arctic Sail Safari (warm lunch incl.)
1 Snowshoe Hike (picnic lunch incl.)

Warm safety suits for arctic conditions on tour

Complimentary Tri-pod Rental

Professional skippers, drivers & guides

Lounge Access at our Base Camp

What’s Not Included


Photos Not Included (exception: Northern Light Mini Bus Chase)


Airport Transfer


Airfare to Tromsø

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More About This Tour

Classic Tromsø Winter Package. 

Join our team of Arctic enthusiasts, who have extensive knowledge of the area and let us take you to some of our favorite hidden gems in the area, always with an enthusiastic, genuine, small group setting. With a personalized touch to our tours, we want to increase your chances of seeing the northern light while enjoying breathtaking scenery, exploring the fjords, and simply taking in all of the beauty the far North has to offer.  

Pukka Travels offers a solid destination management team, with a premium lounge in central Tromsø, mini buses, sailing catamarans and a dedicated team of professionals ready to explore the Arctic nature with you.

In 2018, Tripadvisor announced Tromsø to be the highest rated destination in Europe based on traveler satisfaction. Now it’s your turn to experience this once in a lifetime trip above the Arctic Circle.

See the itinerary for this trip below. 

Hotel: Smart Hotel Tromsø

Optional add-ons:

Arctic Sail Safari – NOK 1700 pp
Fjord Excursion by RIB – NOK 850 pp
Arctic Fjord Sightseeing by Minibus – NOK 1200 pp
Additional Northern Lights Sailing – NOK 1400 pp
Additional Northern Lights Minibus Chase – NOK 1650 pp
Dog Sledding – NOK 1850 pp
Reindeer Experience – from NOK 1090 pp

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 – Arrival Day


08:00-19:00Arriving in Tromsø & check into hotelTromsø Airport
19:30Welcome Greetings + Northern Lights Workshop Pukka Lounge
21:00Northern Lights SailingCatamaran
00:30Coming back from sailing, Overnight in hotelSmart Hotel


Day 2 – Exploring Day


08:30Hotel BreakfastSmart Hotel
10:30Snowshoe HikePukka Lounge
15:30Coming back from Snowshoe HikePukka Lounge
16:00Relaxing in HotelSmart Hotel
18:00Northern Lights Minibus ChasePukka Lounge
00:00Overnight in hotelSmart Hotel


Day 3


08:00Hotel BreakfastSmart Hotel
09:00Arctic Sail Safari Pukka Lounge
14:00Coming back from Arctic Sail SafariPukka Lounge
18:00Free evening to join another tour (not included in this package)Pukka Lounge
00:00Overnight in hotelSmart Hotel 


Day 4 – Departure day or Stay around for a bit longer


08:30Hotel BreakfastSmart Hotel 
10:00 Check Out Smart Hotel 


It’s been such an amazing time together, new friends and memories for life, there is plenty to bring home to tell your friends about. For the keen explorers with some extra time available, we would recommend trying any of these optional add-ons for this day: 

  • Fjord Excursion by RIB – NOK 850 pp
  • Dog Sledding – NOK 1850 pp
  • Reindeer Experience – from NOK 1090 pp

08:00 – 19:00 – Arrival day 

(Please checkin to hotel before 19:30) 

Already hundreds of years ago explorers gathered in Tromsø to socialize, plan expeditions and enjoy the “Capital of the Arctic” also known as the “Paris of the North”. We encourage the group to use a few hours the first day to stroll around the small town, have a coffee at some of the cozy cafés, check-in at your hotel and take a moment to breathe in the fresh air – we are in the Arctic!

When booking a journey with our group, you always have access to our team of destination experts who can provide a small bundle of recommendations and points of interest you can explore on your own. If you have something special in mind we will help you book the experience. We recommend a late lunch or small bite before the briefing at 19:30 – a hot, fresh soup will be served around 22:30 while out on your first sailing tour.

19:30 – 21:00  An introduction to the Arctic & The Northern Lights

We warmly welcome you to our Arctic lounge in central Tromsø, here you will be greeted by our team and Northern Lights specialists for a tailor made introduction to the upcoming days, the Northern Lights, and some interesting insights about the history of this fascinating destination.

We will then hold a workshop for Northern Lights, with the basics that you need to know to make the most out of your experience. Why do they appear, what are the chances to see them, how do we predict weather and how do you take amazing photos of the Northern Lights – a short dive into the world of an Arctic explorer over a fresh cup of coffee or hot tea.

21:00 – The adventure begins

After dressing up in suitable gear for an evening sailing out in the fjords of the Arctic, we are walking a few hundred meters down to the harbor in central Tromsø to board one of our comfortable catamarans with warm indoor saloons and large outdoor deck space for viewing the sky in search for the Northern Lights.

What’s included in this evening experience

– Guided cruising tour onboard one of our comfortable catamarans

– Fresh quality coffee & a wide variety of premium tea
– Warm homemade soup
– Easy sailing with possibility to ask questions around navigation
– Professional skipper with all commercial licenses
– Comfortable heated saloon with toilets
– Warm safety suits to stay dry & warm

00:30 – A good night’s sleep at your hotel, a few minutes walk from our base camp.


Day 2 – Let’s head out and explore, Arctic nature & Northern Lights

08:30 – Enjoy a healthy breakfast at your hotel
10:30 – Arctic Fjord Hiking Experience (with snowshoes when the snow has arrived)

We gather again at our lounge at the base camp in central Tromsø  for a quick briefing and overview of the area we are about to explore together. The Arctic Fjords provide a breathtaking landscape for those looking to reconnect with nature. We pick and choose the location of the day depending on weather conditions and make sure to take you there in a safe and organized way, always with a touch of exploring. With mountains and fjords all around there is a lot to explore and it will be a pleasure to enjoy a day in nature together.

What’s included in this day experience
Fjord Hiking (or snowshoe hiking) experience
Knowledgeable guide to show you around in the area

Certified driver

Light picnic and warm drinks at a beautiful spot

Heated car with comfortable seats

Please dress in clothes suitable for hiking.

15:30 – 18:00 – Relax and rest at the hotel or in our Lounge

18:00 – 00:00 – Northern Lights Minibus Chase

After helping more than 10,000 customers with their Arctic experience, we are constantly striving to do everything we can to maximize your chances of seeing the Northern Lights. One of the best ways of doing so is during our comfortable Minibus Chase. We know how to make the most of watching the Northern Lights, and this evening is designed to give you everything you need for the Northern Lights evening of your dreams.

A night in the search of the Northern Lights comes with careful planning and a deep understanding of the weather conditions along with the Northern Lights forecast – this increases the chances for a good sighting. Sometimes we may have to drive for a few hours to get in the right position, but you are in good hands with our knowledgeable guides and certified drivers. We make it effortless for you by including professional photos in this evening experience, you can simply relax and enjoy!

– Certified driver and guide
– Complimentary tripod rental for your own amazing images
– Professional pictures taken during the evening and sent to you latest 72 hours after the tour
– Home-cooked warm meal made by local chef
– Coffee, tea & warm chocolate
– Nuts & marshmallows
– Heated minibus with comfortable seating
– Warm suits to be comfortable in the Arctic night
– Possibility to borrow hats and gloves for the duration of the tour


Day 3 – The Arctic fjords are thriving, it’s amazing

08:00 – Enjoy a healthy breakfast at your hotel

09:00 – 14:00 Arctic Sail Safari

How do we make this Arctic stay even better for you? We believe everyone should experience the fjords and the thriving life and have saved our signature product “Arctic Sail Safari” to the end.

There is so much life in the fjords in the winter time where seabirds, eagles, seals, and schools of fish gather to feed and stay alive during the rough, and dark winter months. During this day we sail out in the fjords together on one of our comfortable catamarans, fish for lunch at one of our favorite fishing spots, and prepare a fresh, homemade meal on-board.

For those that are not keen on trying fishing our warm saloons offers a relaxing environment and it’s possible to participate in sailing and learning about navigation in the Arctic by our experienced crew. Simply an unforgettable day in the Arctic fjords!

14:00 – 18:00 – Relax and rest at the hotel or in our Lounge

18:00 – 00:00 – Free evening to join another tour (not included in this package)


Day 4 – Sweet goodbyes or the possibility to keep exploring

08:30 – Enjoy a healthy breakfast at your hotel

10:00 – Checkout

It’s been such an amazing time together, new friends and memories for life, there is plenty to bring home to tell your friends about. For the keen explorers with some extra time available, we would recommend trying any of these optional add-ons for this day:

  • Fjord Excursion by RIB – NOK 850 pp
  • Dog Sledding – NOK 1850 pp
  • Reindeer Experience – from NOK 1090 pp

Some FAQ’s 

  • Are flights included?
    • Flights are not included, though you will book a flight to Tromsø, Norway (TOS). Most connections are through Oslo. We recommend SAS or Norwegian Airlines.
  • Can you accommodate dietary requests?
    • We can accommodate all dietary requests if you let us know beforehand.
  • Do you have more questions? Email our team!

Your Hotel: Smart Hotel Tromsø

A basic, comfortable option in Tromsø
Meet your hotel for this package, the Smart Hotel in downtown Tromsø. Central, comfortable & modern for those looking for a simple, budget option for those who do not even like being in their hotel room (but when they are, they want to be central and comfortable). The rooms have everything you will need for a comfortable stay including a bathroom with shower, plush pillows free wifi and a TV. The room is ventilated with self-regulated heating and allergy friendly carpets. Your double bed is against a wall, therefore you can only enter the bed from one side.

Upgrade Hotel Option: Clarion “The Edge” Tromsø 

Thanks to its interesting architecture this hotel certainly stands out on the skyline of Tromsø. A hotel with both basic and luxurious suites, these rooms have an amazing view over both the harbor and the mountains. This hotel provides the restaurant Kitchen & Table where Tromsø meets Manhattan, the relaxed meeting point called “the living room” and the only rooftop bar existing in Tromsø. 

See all accommodation options here

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What our customers say

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