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2022 Arctic Circle and Auroras

The ultimate Northern Lights Scandinavian adventure! Picture yourself standing awe-struck, under a crisp night-sky where the mesmerizing and enchanting dance of the spectacular Northern Lights shimmer in the heavens above you....

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2022 Arctic Circle and Auroras Tour Overview

Picture yourself standing awe-struck under a crisp night-sky, where the mesmerizing and enchanting lights of the spectacular Aurora Borealis dance in the heavens above you.

Picture also, harnessing and preparing your very own sled-dog team then leading them out (or them leading you!) on an exciting sled-journey through the pristine snow-covered fields and forests of northernmost Norway. What about the thrill of an exhilarating snow-mobile ride into the snowy plateaus of Norway’s Finnmarksvidda high above the Arctic Circle. Or journeying by sleigh out onto a large frozen lake in northern Finland for some traditional ice-fishing. Getting up-close-and-personal with reindeer at a reindeer farm and meeting local Sami people, the reindeer-herders to learn about their fascinating culture and lifestyle by the arm fire in their “lavvu” tent. or meeting Sant a at his traditional home right on the Finnish Arctic Circle and taking a gentle reindeer-pulled sleigh ride through his nearby enchanted forest. All the while during the evenings, being on the lookout for the captivating and enchanting Northern Lights.

Welcome to our spectacular Arctic Circle and Auroras Tour of Sweden, Finland and Norway during the winter months! Northern-most Finland and Norway are famous not just for the mesmerising Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis but also for the wide range of exhilarating winter activities available during this magical time of the year. To see the Aurora Borealis is truly to watch one of the greatest spectacles that our Earth puts on!

Come along and join us in 2022 for our 11 or 14-day, boutique Northern lights trip, our “Arctic Circle and Auroras” winter Scandinavia tour in this stunning part of the world. See for yourselves why northern Scandinavia is considered one of the the most beautiful places in the world for a winter vacation! Start in Stockholm or Helsinki and finish in beautiful Tromsø. This holiday is by far the most comprehensive and adventure-filled, action packed Northern Lights trip you’ll find out there!

Click on the link below to hear what our Past Guests have to say about our iconic northern lights tour and our other trips!:

https://quovadisholidays.com/about/testimonials/

Highlights (3 day Stockholm Pre-Tour Extension)

  • Guided tour with expert Local Guide including Town Hall and Old Town in Stockholm
  • Famous Wasa Galleon Museum visit in Stockholm
  • Stockholm highlight “Viking Dinner” in Gamla Stan/Old Town
  • Upgraded “City/Old Town” View Rooms in the Hilton Slussen Hotel
  • Overnight ferry/cruise through spectacular Stockholm Archipelago to Helsinki

Highlights (11 days Helsinki to Tromso)

  • Internal flight Helsinki to Rovaniemi
  • Helsinki city tour with expert local guide
  • Reindeer farm visit with traditional Lapp dinner in Rovaniemi
  • Santa’s Village visit in Rovaniemi and magical reindeer sleigh-ride through the forest
  • Arktikum Polar Museum visit in Rovaniemi
  • Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort 1 Night in iconic Glass Igloos
  • Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort 1 night in iconic log cabin
  • Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort guided tour with drink
  • Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort 2hr Snow-mobiling Adventure
  • Kakslauttanen visit to Glass Igloo Tower
  • Ice-fishing adventure Lake Inari
  • Highlight Dinner in Karasjok Sami Park “Storgammen” lavvu restaurant
  • Sami Park visit in Karasjok
  • 1 Night stay in famed Sorrisniva Ice-Hotel and Highlight Dinner in their Lavvu-inspired restaurant
  • 2.5hr Snow-mobiling adventure in Sorrisniva, Alta
  • 2.5hr husky center visit and interactive dog sledding w/ lunch in Alta
  • Sami Reindeer herding family visit
  • Scenic drive Alta to Tromsø
  • Tromsø city tour with local guide and local coach
  • Solliveien Cable-Car ride (weather permitting) with Highlight Final Dinner in central city

Other Inclusions

  • Welcome drink in Stockholm or Helsinki
  • Four hotel dinners (Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort (2), Alta)
  • Scenic drives through the Finnish and Norwegian winter countrysides
  • Included drink in Ice-Bar in Norway’s Sorrisniva Ice-Hotel
  • Northern Lights photography instruction and assistance
  • Group photo (one per couple/single)
  • All tips to Tour Director, Tour Driver and hotels

Total Included Meals (14-day trip)

  • 5 Highlight Dinners
  • 4 Hotel Dinners
  • 1 Lunch
  • 13 Buffet Breakfasts

Tour Pace

Guests joining the 3-night Optional Stockholm and Cruise Extension will get to see many of Stockholm’s main sights and with our local expert guide as well as have plenty of free-time to explore this stunning city. From the beautiful Old Town “Gamla Stan”, the mighty Wasa Ship Museum, Town Hall or perhaps even visit the new ABBA museum! We take the overnight cruise to Helsinki on a Silja line Cruise ferry/ship out through the spectacular Stockholm archipelago.

For the rest of the trip we don’t muck around! We ensure we fill our time with plenty of exhilarating local winter Scandi activities such as snow-mobiling, ice-fishing on frozen lakes, Sami reindeer center vists and exciting husky sled-dog and reindeer sleigh-rides. Then, in the evenings, we make sure that we have plenty of free-time to maximise our chances of seeing the mesmerising Northern Lights!

Departure Dates:

  1. Sunday 6th February 2022  (Stockholm start) or Wednesday 9th February (Helsinki start) (to be confirmed Nov 2020)
  2. Second departure date to be advised Nov 2020

2022 NORTHERN LIGHTS TOUR QUICK FACTS

DURATION

11 or 14 Days

COUNTRIES

Sweden, Finland & Norway

DEPARTURES

Tour 1:   Starts Stockholm Sunday 6th Feb, 2022 (date to be confirmed Nov 2020)

Tour 2:   To be advised

PRICING

From AU$8,290* per person twin share (11-day Helsinki to Tromso trip)

From AU$9,450* per person twin share (14-day Stockholm to Tromso trip)

*Pricing to be confirmed Dec 2020

(Please contact us directly for Single Supplements)

AVAILABILITY

As at  2020:

Tour 1:   Open for Booking/Holding places. Contact us TODAY to secure your places!

Tour 2:  To be advised

 

NORTHERN LIGHTS TOUR MAP

2022 Northern Lights Tour Mao

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 / Sun 6th/ 20th Feb 2022 – OPTIONAL 2 NIGHTS STOCKHOLM and OVERNIGHT CRUISE to HELSINKI

Welcome to Stockholm and the start of our northern lights tour! After our Welcome Drink and Welcome Meeting to meet your fellow travelers, we head down into the heart of the beautiful “Gamla Stan” (Old Town) of Stockholm for a free evening to explore this stunning historical part of the city.              (BB)

ACCOMMODATION: Stockholm 2 Nights – Hilton Slussen “City/Old Town” Rooms

Day 2 / Mon 7th / 21st Feb 2022 – STOCKHOLM

This morning with local guide, a city tour including visit to the imposing City Hall with its Golden Room where the annual Nobel Prize presentation gala banquet occurs. Then to the medieval heart of the city to see the Cathedral and the Royal Palace. Free-time to explore pretty “Gamla Stan” – the old town and it’s shopping streets. Tonight, a unique and fun “Viking Dinner” in the heart of the Old Town. (BB,HD)

Day 3 / Tues 8th / 22nd Feb 2022 – STOCKHOLM to OVERNIGHT CRUISE to HELSINKI

Today we visit the Museum housing the incredible Vasa Galleon, which sunk on its maiden voyage in the 1600’s and not rediscovered in the archipelago until the 20th C. Then free-time to perhaps visit the delightful “Skansen” zoo and open-air museum, ABBA Museum or new “Vikingaliv” Viking Museum. We then visit the Käknas viewing tower for beautiful views over the archipelago before boarding our overnight cruise to Helsinki. Departing in the late afternoon, we cruise out of the world’s most beautiful archipelago on our luxury cruise-ship to Finland. (BB)

ACCOMMODATION: Silja Line Cruise Ship 1 Night, A Class Outside Cabins

Day 4 / Wed 9th / 23rd Feb 2022 – ARRIVE or START HELSINKI

For those on the 3-Day Stockholm and Cruise Optional Extension we arrive around 10am into Finland’s capitol, Helsinki. After a short drive to our tour hotel we meet those guests starting the 11-Day trip and head straight into a city tour with a local expert guide to see this pretty Baltic city. This afternoon, free-time to explore the city-centre and nearby markets. Perhaps even ice-skate in the central square with the locals! (BB)

ACCOMMODATION: Helsinki 1 Night – Scandic Grand Marina

Day 5 / Thurs 10th / 24th Feb 2022 – HELSINKI to ROVANIEMI(Arctic Circle)

Time to further explore Helsinki prior to our flight north to Rovaniemi on the Arctic Circle. A quick orientation tour and visit to the fascinating Arkitkum center before settling into our hotel here in the capitol of Lapland. This evening we visit a Sami reindeer farm where we get up-close-and-personal with the “locals” before a traditional dinner at their farm. (BB,HD)

ACCOMMODATION: Rovaniemi 1 Night – Scandic Rovaniemi

Day 6 / Fri 11th Feb / 25th Feb 2022 – ROVANIEMI to SAARISELKA

First up a visit to “Santa’s Village” considered by many to be his traditional home. Time to explore this Christmas Wonderland and enjoy our reindeer sleigh-rides before arranging letters from Santa to be sent to friends back home to arrive for next Christmas! After lunch we continue northward of the Arctic Circle to Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort near Saariselkä ski area. After an included drink and orientation of this impressive winter resort, time for dinner before settling into your unique, glass-roofed “igloo’s” (and fingers-crossed, to watch the Northern Lights from your inclinable bed!)     (BB, D)

ACCOMMODATION: Saariselka 2 Nights – Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort (1 night glass igloos, 1 night log cabin)

Day 7 / Sat 12th Feb / 26th Feb 2022 – SAARISELKA

Today we transfer from our glass-igloos into traditional Finnish log-cabins complete with their very own saunas! A day to enjoy some of the activities in the Resort. An included, exciting 2hr snow-mobiling adventure before we visit the glass-tower and then free-time to explore. Perhaps try a traditional Finnish “smoke-sauna” and dip into the “ice-pool” for the brave-hearted in the frozen lake? Tonight, a dinner in the resort before free-time to enjoy your log cabins with saunas or hunt for auroras in the local Finnish wilderness.          (BB, D)

Day 8 / Sun 13th Feb / 27th Feb 2022 – SAARISELKA to KARASJOK

This morning we depart the Kakslauttanen Resort and head north to Lake Inari where we journey out onto the lake itself to learn about and try, ice-fishing. Later on we travel northwest and cross into Norway and arrive in Karasjok, home to the Sami Parliament which represents the Sami people of Lapland. An included dinner and perhaps a chance to watch and photograph the Northern Lights from the nearby frozen Karasjohka River.        (BB, D)

ACCOMMODATION: Karasjok 1 Night – Scandic Hotel Karasjok

Day 9 / Mon 14th Feb / 28th Feb 2022 – KARASJOK to ALTA

This morning, time to visit the Sami Park to experience more of the traditional culture of Lapland. Later, we head northwest to reach the city of Alta at over 70 degrees latitude. We head straight to Sorrisniva Resort where we have a highlight stay for the night in their amazing Ice Hotel. An included drink in the Ice Bar, time to explore the resort and ice-hotel before an included three-course dinner. Try the outdoor spa searching for Northern lights before preparing for a night in ice-rooms (which stay at a constant -5C inside!) complete with -30C rated sleeping bags of course! (BB,HD)

ACCOMMODATION: Alta 3 Nights – 1st Night Sorrisniva Ice Hotel

Day 10 / Tues 15th Feb / 1st Mar 2022 – ALTA

This morning, free-time to explore the resort before an exciting, 2.5hr  snow-mobiling adventure into the beautiful nearby valleys and plateaus. Afterwards, we transfer to our hotel in Alta and time to explore town and visit the striking Northern Lights Cathedral by our hotel. (BB,BD)

ACCOMMODATION: Alta 2 nights – Scandic Alta / Thon Alta

Day 11 / Wed 16th Feb / 2nd Mar 2022 – ALTA

Today we visit a local Husky sled-dog centre for a truly exhilarating experience. We each learn how to harness a husky and then are taught how to set-up our very own sled-dog team! We then venture out in pairs with our guide for an unforgettable journey through breathtaking winter scenery with included lunch. Later on we visit a local Sami family and meet their reindeer and are taken out for a fun reindeer sled-ride before tea and coffee fireside in their traditional Sami tent. Fingers-crossed again for Northern Lights! (BB,L)

Day 12 / Thurs 17th Feb / 3rd Mar 2022 – ALTA to TROMSO

Today, a stunning drive amongst the mountains and coastline around 70º north  as we travel from Alt a to pretty Tromsø . This is a lively city packed with culture, polar history and fresh locally sourced food in its numerous restaurants and pubs. Tromsø is often called “Paris of the North” and “City of Lights” set amongst mountains, fjords and islands that surround it. (BB)

ACCOMMODATION: TROMSO 2 nights – Scandic Tromsø

Day 13 / Fri 20th Feb / 4th Mar 2022 TROMSO

We start the day with a city tour of Tromsø with local guide including time for photos at the striking Tromsø Cathedral plus an exciting journey up the Solliveien cable car (weather permitting) for stunning views over the city, coast and mountains. Free-time this afternoon to explore town and perhaps visit the Polar Explorers Museum, the famed Aquarium or shop in the quaint old part of town. This evening for our last night together a highlight, three course-final dinner in a cosy local restaurant.  (BB, HD)

Day 14 / Sat 19th Feb / 5th Mar 2022 – END TROMSO

Sadly, our northern lights tour finishes after breakfast. Take the time to further explore Tromsø or continue your journey by flying south. Perhaps join the famed Hurtigruten Coastal ship southwards! Bon voyage! (BB)

NORTHERN LIGHTS TOUR DEPARTURES

1) Sunday 6th/9th Feb, 2022 (14 or 11 days)

(One Departure ONLY at this stage. Hurry!)

2) Dates to be advised

PRICING

From AU$8,290* per person twin share (11-day Helsinki to Tromso)

From AU$9,450* per person twin share (14-day Stockholm to Tromso)

(*Pricing  to be confirmed Jan 2021 – Please contact us directly for Single Supplement and other pricing)

QUO VADIS HOLIDAYS NORTHERN LIGHTS FOOTAGE

Take a look at some of the footage (time-lapse AND real-time) that Quo Vadis Holidays owner/Director and avid photographer

Tim Kozma has taken whilst leading his groups on this unique and bucket-list  ticking trip over the last few years.

Come along and join us on board and let Tim show you how to get your own photos

and time-lapse of the stunning and enchanting aurora borealis!