69 Degrees North



3 nights, 4 days
Prog Code - TRO-01-CB
Prices from £599 per person
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A city break to Tromso is a joy whatever the season. In spring and summer months it offers pristine nature and wonderful hiking opportunities and a chance to clear your mind and renew your soul. In winter months of course a Tromso short break is ideal for those in search of the Northern Lights. At 69 degrees North Tromso is one of the best placed cities in the world to witness the Northern Lights phenomenum and the sighting rate as a result is one of the highest in the world.

However if the Aurora Borealis is proving elusive Tromso also offers a wide variety of additional holiday entertainment. The town itself has the largest number of wooden houses in Northern Norway and its cafes, pubs, restaurants and museums are a delight to explore. For the adventurous souls amongst you we also can arrange some amazing activities such as Dog sledding tours, Reindeer Sleigh rides, Snow mobiling tours and you can even stay a night or two in the wilderness with a Sami tribe.

Accommodation options can be either a traditional Sami tent or a log cabin; both with log fires to keep you warm at night. Please do speak to our Norway holiday experts as there are many possibilities and activity combinations that we can design to maximise your time in Tromso and also make sure you are having fun at the same time as searching for the Northern Lights.

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  • Northern Lights @ 69 degrees north
  • Wonderful winter activities
  • dog sledding, reindeer sleighs, snow mobiling
  • Sami tent or log cabin
  • Pretty old town 
  • highest density of wooden houses in Northern Norway
  • Excellent cafes, pubs, restaurants and museums
  •  Ideal base for hiking in spring and summer
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3 nights, 4 days.

From £ 599.00 pp

The above prices are a guideline only.

All our city break holiday quotes are designed on a tailor-made basis. If you know your preferred dates and requirements please email us on: info@vamostravel.com 

Or to discuss other options, ideas and possibilities please call our friendly and experienced travel consultants on: 01926 330 223


Hotel Description:

As part of our Norway holiday programme we work with the Rica Ishavshotel located in a beautiful spot on the quay in Tromso. The location offers stunning views over Tromso harbour, Shavskatedralen and Tromsdalen. It is also only a few minutes walk into the heart of Tromso with perfect access to the shops, bars and restaurants! 
It is of course perfectly situated to gain great views of the Northern Lights and it is not uncommon for guests to enjoy wonderful views of the lights at all sorts of hours. The hotel can even set a Northern Lights wake up alert against your hotel room if desired.
The Rica Ishavshotel also won the “Travellers Choice Award” and is rated on Trip Advisor as the 5th best hotel in the whole of Norway. Their staff members understand the meaning of good old fashioned high quality service.
There are 180 rooms in total including a number of beautiful suites should you wish to upgrade for a special occasion!
The Gallionen Restaurant” is a delightful mix of café and à la carte dining. The “Brasseriet” restaurant offers delicious, traditional cuisine and specialities from northern Norway to tickle your taste buds.
The hotel also has two bars, “Galleriet Bar” and “Skibsbroen Bar”, both located at the end of the mouth of the fjord with a fantastic view of Ishavskatedralen and TromsøBridge. Stunning in summer hiking months and of course great viewing platforms for the Northern Lights in winter.
In summary this is a traditional hotel, with a great soul and first class service!

What we say?               

The Rica Ishavshotel is designed to replicate the inside of a traditional sailing ship and is ideally located on Tromso quay to take in the stunning views in summer time and capture the Northern Lights in winter


  • About Vamos Travel

    Q: Who are we?
    A: We are Vamos Travel Ltd. ATOL bonded – license number: 5927. UK registered company. We create bespoke holidays in Iceland, Russia, Turkey, Morocco, South & Central America, Canada, Japan, China, Singapore, Carribean.

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    A: Your holiday time is important, so we know there is lot at stake here!  Rest assured, we are a very real & trust worthy company and not an internet cowboy. We are: Vamos Travel Ltd – our UK address is: Pure Offices, Plato Close, Leamington Spa, CV34 6WE – England. We abide to UK laws and regulations. Make an appointment and visit us! A UK limited company has to be registered with www.companieshouse.gov.uk A legitimate travel firm should be able to provide you a companies house number. Don’t be afraid to ask for this straight away. Our company No. 4378409. Also, legitimate companies will be registered with the ‘Civil Aviation authority’ a government run scheme. Each company registered – has an ATOL number. This number can be checked on the website www.atol.org.uk – Vamos Travel Ltd – has the ATOL number 5927 


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