Arctic Circle Expedition
Winter 2017 – 2018
Season: 1. december – 30. april
Departure: 08.30 from downtown Tromso (Scandic Ishavshotel)
Duration: 4 days/3 nights
(Arrival back in Tromso at 13.00 on day 4)
Capacity: 2 – 6 people
Price: NOK 68,500 per person
All inclusive: accommodation, activities, meals, drinks, guiding, warm winter clothes and boots, use of Arctic Trucks and all necessary equipment
We depart from Tromso at 08.30 in the morning and drive in pairs in Arctic Trucks to the wilderness centre of Camp Tamok. On arrival, you will receive your warm winter clothes and boots, and all necessary equipment. After lunch in a traditional lavvu (Sami herdsmen’s tent), we will continue driving to Sweden. On the way to the Joukesjarvi Ice Hotel, we will stop for guiding, to take photos and enjoy an early dinner. One of the photo stops will be at the Norway-Sweden border.
We arrive at the Joukesjaervi Ice Hotel in the evening. On arrival, we will have a guided tour of the largest ice structure in Europe and you can admire the fantastic ice sculptures.
You will be served a delicious hot supper before spending your first night in your dome tent.
Before we get back in the Arctic Trucks and head for Finland, it’s time to go dog sledding. Five energetic and eager huskies will pull you through the Swedish wilderness on a wooden sledge. You will drive your own sledge, while being accompanied throughout by experienced guides.
Then it’s time to really test your driving skills. We will head into the wilderness in the Arctic Trucks and drive off-road for miles. We end the day with an authentic Finnish sauna and stay overnight in the dome tent in Finland.
Today, all focus is on the modern way of transportation in Finnish Lapland: snowmobiles.
After instructions and a safety briefing, you will drive your own snowmobile on prepared tracks at Harriniva Wilderness Centre for three hours.
After an exciting snowmobile safari, we will cross the international border back to Norway then park the Arctic Trucks and speed across the scenic Lyngen fjord in a rigid inflatable boat (RIB). We will arrive at the world’s northernmost distillery, Aurora Spirit, where you will go on a guided tour, have a private tasting, enjoy a delicious dinner then stay overnight in a comfortable, modern cabin.
After breakfast at Aurora Spirit, we will drive back to Tromso. We will arrive in downtown Tromso around 13.00. You can keep your winter clothing and boots, and we will send the photos to your private e-mail address. When you arrive in Tromso, you will have completed a four-day expedition by driving through three countries and participating in several exciting activities in the Arctic wilderness.
The adventure may be over, but the memories will last a lifetime. Well done!
If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.