Norway Winter Adventure - Chasing the Northern Lights
Why take this trip?- Chase the Northern lights while skiing across the wilderness of Norway
Pumpkin soup at camp, crossing the equator, sleeping lion & above all making my way to the summit at night are all memories that are hard to wipe out! My life has been forever changed by this magical travel experience!!
Hala Mohie Eldin
The trip was beyond awesome!!
This trip really exceeded my expectations! Wild Guanabana offered me a life altering experience that I'll never forget for as long as I live. They had us well prepared & everything was well organized upon our arrival :)
- Sightseeing and/or relaxation
- Light adventure, no previous experience or training required
- A challenge, no previous experience necessary. A moderate level of fitness and preparation are required
- Previous experience and intensive training is required
- Basic: lodging in guest houses, small hotels and/or camping. Mix of private and public transportation
- Standard: Clean and comfortable accommodation and/or well-maintained campsites. Mostly private transportation with occasional public transport when unavoidable.
- Luxury: Hand-picked luxury lodging or pampered campsites. Private and upgraded transportation facilities.
tCO2 = Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent
How we do it
As an ethical and responsible travel company, we reduce our carbon footprint by designing trips that are low carbon impact and carefully calculating the impact with the help of an environmental consultancy. We then buy carbon credit equivalents to offset all emissions that cannot be reduced including those resulting from our day-to-day business operations. Our offsetting is done through an energy efficient stoves project in Kenya. On request, every traveller receives their own PDF offset certificate post-travel. Wild Guanabana is the first carbon-neutral travel company in the Middle East & North Africa. Note: We do not sell or issue flight tickets ourselves so consequently we don't offset those emissions.
What does offsetting mean anyway?
It's a way of reducing your ecological impact by 'neutralizing' the impact of your carbon footprint. Actions associated with travel amount to around a third of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Carbon offsetting offers a solution to reduce the impact of your travel by purchasing carbon credits that are invested in activities that reduce CO2. While this doesn't erase all of the environmental impact, it does serve to help reinvest into the planet and contribute to activities which help its conversation. For more information on Carbon offsetting read more from our partners ERCC Carbon and our Sustainable Travel International.
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Itinerary Details / Price Inclusions & Exclusions
Day 1 Welcome to Norway! (D)
Once you arrive at Trondheim Airport (TRD), our guides will pick you you up and drive 2.5 hours to Røros UNESCO World Heritage town where you’ll check in and take a breather. Our team will brief you on the upcoming few days of your journey, after which you get to indulge in a little taste of Norway by having dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 Clothing, kit and acclimatization day (B/L/D)
Are you ready for this? We’re having breakfast, packing our kits, and getting a briefing for the day before starting our cross-country skiing tour. Between sledding, kicking, and other winter activities, we’ll also stop for lunch along the trail. Back at the lodge we’ll have dinner and prepare to take on tomorrow’s expedition.
Day 3 Arctic Expedition Training and Chasing the Northern Lights (B/L/D)
Good morning, sunshine! We’re up bright and early to have breakfast at the lodge before taking a short drive into the wilderness and starting our expedition with a short skiing trip to the campsite. Setting up that campsite is a mammoth feat all its own, so we’ll have a much-deserved dinner by the campfire once we’re done. Now that night has fallen, we’re off to chase some Northern Lights and stare up at the stars on a nighttime ski tour before getting some rest back in our tents.
Day 4 Arctic Expedition Training and Chasing the Northern Lights (B/L/D)
Having breakfast in the wilderness is an incredible way to kickstart today’s adventures. We’re going to continue our skiing expedition and try to track some wild animals along the way. Then, lunchtime! Lunch will be served outdoors by the fire, then we continue to ski back to the campsite for dinner. One night of chasing the Northern Lights isn’t enough, so tonight we’re doing another night ski tour to catch the Northern Lights and wrap up with some stargazing by our tents
Day 5 Back to Civilization (B/L/D)
After one last breakfast at our campsite, we’ll pack it up and ski back to civilization. Lunch will be served on the trail, and shower, saunas, hot tubs, and a pool will be waiting for us when we arrive at the hotel. Today, we rest; after dinner, we’ll be relaxing around the fireplace for the night.
Day 6 Dogsledding or Reindeer Sledding (B/L/D)
Today we get to choose between dogsledding, which is more for the adrenaline junkies and those who want some thrill in their ride, or reindeer sledding for a more relaxing ride where you can take in the surreal landscapes. After sledding we’ll be back at the hotel to have dinner then spend the evening around the fireplace telling stories and looking back on our past few days of adventure.
Day 7 Homebound (B)
Have your breakfast and say your ‘so long’s, today we drive 2.5 hours to Trondheim Airport (TRD) and head home after a week of life-changing adventure.
- Consultation on every aspect of the preparation including physical and mental
- All public transports during the trip
- All meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- All accommodation on a double occupancy basis in comfortable hotels and tents.
- Experienced English speaking guides.
- A leader from Wild Guanabana
- All activities as mentioned in the itinerary.
- All group camping equipment (ex: tents, harnesses, cooking gear, sledge...etc)
- A pair of homemade mittens
- A Norwegian Brynje Mesh Tshirt for extra warmth
Price excludes- Flight to and from Trondheim airport- Any additional food or beverage- Your travel and health insurance- Norway Visa fee- Tips and gratuities