Northern Lights luxury short break, Norway

“A four day, tailor made and fjord-tastic trip to see the Northern Lights with plenty of snowy adventures, in a responsible and ritzy way. Stay in a stunning eco lodge with fine local food. Aurora Borealis bliss.”

Highlights

Tromsø | Lyngen Alps | Norwegian fjords | Luxurious Norwegian lodge | Northern Lights | Guided snowshoeing |Dog sledding | Options for snowmobiling, ice-fishing, sea safari and cross country skiing | Transfers to and from Tromsø

Description of Northern Lights luxury short break, Norway

This dramatic fjordside location in the Lyngen Alps is a perfect spot to view the Northern Lights by night and enjoy some adventurous activities by day. When you’re not stimulating the senses outdoors, sit back and relax in the luxurious mountain lodge where your every whim will be catered for. This small scale accommodation near to the city of Tromsø offers spectacular views, warm hospitality and modern, fresh interiors. The package combines searching for the Northern Lights with the highest standard of lodge accommodation that Northern Norway can offer. Perfect for small groups, couples and honeymooners.

About your accommodation

The Lodge caters for up to 18 guests in 8 en-suite twin and double bedrooms. The lodge provides full board accommodation and amenities including a fully licensed bar, dining room, lounge with large open fire place, library/seminar room, sauna and outdoor jacuzzi. Catering and hosting is of the highest standards with fine local produce prepared by in house chefs resulting in delicious cuisine with a focus on Norwegian coastal culture. The Lodge is constructed in a traditional Norwegian style with a pine timber frame and thick grass roof for added insulation and blending into the surrounding landscape. The large panoramic windows provide unrivalled views of the Lyngen Alps while the open stone fire place draws clients to its cosy hearth. A perfect wintry retreat.

Optional activities are available including: snowmobiling and ice-fishing, sea safari and cross country skiing.

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01273 823 700

Departure information

Available between December and March
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Northern Lights luxury short break, Norway

Environment

The owner of the lodge in Northern Norway found this paradise spot on a ski trip with friends. A clearing in the Lyngen Alps opened up to magnificent views of the Lyngenfjord. Within moments, his vision was born which was to offer guests a taste of this paradise in a sympathetically constructed lodge. Just a few years later, this vision became a reality and in Norway everyone knows that without a profound respect for nature, little can be achieved. So the lodge is built with the environment at heart starting with the sympathetic timber architecture. The idea was to blend in seamlessly with the surrounding mountains whether covered in snow in the winter or among green hills in summer. The roof is laden with grass to assist with its camouflage and insulation and to offer wildlife an extra home in the warmer months. Timber offers a natural look and comes from nearby sources. The energy for the efficient lodge comes from geothermal heating as well as the fireplaces inside the building. The lodge actively promotes the enjoyment of nature and helps guests to learn more about this beautiful, yet fragile Arctic environment. Activities are selected on the basis that they cause minimal harm to nature and wildlife. The snow shoe tour includes a deep insight into the local flora and fauna – and always inspires our guests with stories. Food miles are also kept to a minimum which means the menu is full of Arctic treats such as reindeer, salmon and other northern Norwegian delicacies.

Community

Lyngen Lodge is a special community in its own right. Being in such a remote spot engenders a need for a certain level of self-sufficiency. However, the Lodge has always been respectful towards and reliant upon neighbours in the area. From the moment that the land was purchased from a local farmer, the lodge has played an important role in the area – bringing tourists to the Lyngen Alps but always in small groups. This means their presence is felt but in a purely positive way. Their business helps to sustain local activity providers which include a husky farm and local expedition leaders. Although the high season is in late winter, this trip is also offered in shoulder seasons which will help to attract visitors year round and generate even more employment opportunities locally. Local artists and craftspeople have helped to construct and design the lodge which includes art work and pieces from the surrounding area. This gives guests a really honest and authentic experience of the local culture and heritage.

4 Reviews of Northern Lights luxury short break, Norway

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Reviewed on 23 Feb 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Each of the five days was memorable in its own way. The evening walk from Mefjord Brygge up to the hut for the Northern Lights safari was special as the lights were particularly impressive that evening. Equally driving huskies through the beautiful winterwonderland was also hard to beat. We also loved the boat trip around the fjord, although there are no whales, as the herrings have moved elsewhere.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


If you wish to take photos of the Northern Lights, make sure you read up about how to do it before leaving home; particularly, ensure you have a tripod and a camera which is capable to taking exposures of up to 30 seconds. Double-check any public transport timings you have been given by the tour company. Our itinerary stated that hydrofoil ferry from Finnsnes to Tromso departed at 1615h, in reality it departed at 1430h! Thankfully, the locals seemed to know the timetable sufficiently well to realise that this was incorrect and we made the ferry with 2 minutes to spare.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Subjectively, we felt that local people on Senja benefitted from our presence. It was harder to judge whether we reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


It was very good: great food and great people. We really enjoyed it.

Reviewed on 01 Mar 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Swishing through the forest in a blizzard with head torches in the dark on the back of a speeding dog sled.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Thick weather suits and snow boots are provided so don't bother to buy/take your own.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


The snowmobiles and husky sledges were definitely operated by local people although travel distances meant fuel is used.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Very good.

Reviewed on 02 Dec 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Every day was memorable but husky dog sledding was most exciting.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Take advantage of all the activities on offer. It is a great place to stay;
knowledgeable and experienced management and staff tailor everything to specific needs of individual guests.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes. The team are passionate about the local environment.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Marvellous.

Reviewed on 05 Dec 2013 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The most memorable thing of the holiday was the location. The lodge was a perfect place to stay indoors, and also the perfect place to enjoy the nature.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Choose your flight remembering that it takes 3 hours from Troms to the lodge.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, I felt that the holiday benefited to the local people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


My holiday was perfect, I really enjoyed it.

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