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Nordic Winter Odyssey

““I must complement you and your travel company. We recently returned from our Nordic Winter Odyssey that started on the 2/1/2013 everybody… ”
Northern Lights
, Aurora Borealis
, Norway, Sweden, Europe

from $7,100* per person 15 Days November-April
Boutique accommodations Exertion level: 2
Operator: 50 Degrees North 8 people max
  • Oslo norway
  • Culture & Nature trips

Our most popular independent itinerary, the Nordic Winter Odyssey is designed to optimise the chances to see the Aurora Borealis. It travels from Oslo, over the North Cape, through the Lyngen Alps, to Tromsø and Swedish Lapland and down to Stockholm.

You stay at boutique hotels such as the ICEHOTEL and Lyngen Lodge, and use various modes of transport taking you through a fairytale winter landscape. During this 'odyssey' you have access to all the activities that make chasing the Aurora Borelis so wonderful; snow mobile rides, husky safaris, reindeer riding and various Northern Lights excursions.

Locations visited/nearby

Northern Lights , Aurora Borealis , Norway, Sweden, Europe

1 testimonial about this trip

  1. Reviewer: located in Sydney, NSW Australia
    “I must complement you and your travel company. We recently returned from our Nordic Winter Odyssey that started on the 2/1/2013 everybody said to us before leaving that '"why would you want to go there in the middle of their winter". The answer after returning is simple what an experience my wife, myself and our 2 children have just had. Being right up the top of Norway / Sweden and not seeing the sun for days on end, experiencing -5 to -20, experiencing the northern lights about 6 out of 8 nights, husky sledges, snow mobiles, ice fishing, Sami village, Lyngen Alps, Abisko, staying at the Ice hotel, all totally amazing experiences and places. The other thing is that all other accommodation, flights, ships, trains, transfers were all first class and organized down to a tee. Highly recommend this trip to any one looking at it, and again thank you and your team for such a wonderful experience.” 
    5

3 testimonials about the provider, 50 Degrees North:

  • Reviewer: located in Malvern, Victoria Australia
    Hi Jayde and "T", I just wanted to thank you for organizing our trip so efficiently and creatively. The variety of accomodation in such wonderful country villages, princely homes and character filled hotels and the myriad ideas for activities in each village, town and city demonstrated your depth of research, your knowledge of the country and  people and your careful consideration for our needs and interests. Your inspired suggestion of having a driver, BJ, who was so good, kind, experienced and trustworthy added to the total enjoyment of our trip. Thank you. I look forward to another trip with you at 50 degrees north in the near future.
    5
  • Reviewer: located in Ballarat, Victoria Australia

    “Thank you for your thorough and prompt service for our recent trip. We had a lovely time and really enjoyed the special hotels you recommended. I look forward to travelling with 50 Degrees North again, perhaps Mongolia next time...”
    5
  • Reviewer: located in Leitchville, VIC Australia
    We enjoyed a Polar Bear Cruise with 50 Degrees North in July 2012. We were thrilled by the trip - we loved the adventure and constant chase of finding wild animals in their habitat. 4 Polar bears, arctic foxes, heaps of Walrus and whales really made the trip special.
    We made lots of friends on board with a great comradeship created in the adventure of the Zodiac missions, the BBQs on the decks and the Iceberg cocktails. We would recommend this voyage to those wanting to see something new and different. 50 Degrees North helped us with all our flights and suggested great hotels and side excursions to make the whole trip very unique. Thanks!
    5

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Special information

  • Family oriented trip.
  • Self-guided (includes hotels, maps, luggage transfer, etc but no guide).

Itinerary

Day 1
Oslo - a fairy tale town in Winter, awash with lights and winter sports
Day 2
Oslo, a free day to enjoy the Viking Ship Museum and Ice-skating in Central Oslo.
Day 3
Fly to Kirkenes
Day 4 & 5
Coastal voyage over the North Cape.
Day 6 & 7
Lyngen Lodge sits in a natural forest clearing above a fjord with a striking mountain backdrop.
Day 8
Tromsø - Aurora Borealis
Day 9
Abisko, in the middle of the Aurora zone, is considered to be the best place on earth to see the Aurora Borealis.
Day 10
Winter activities in Abisko
Day 11
ICEHOTEL - a night to remember.
Day 12
ICEHOTEL - dog mushing, night time snowmobile excursion
Day 13
Free morning at the ICEHOTEL and then fly to Stockholm
Day 14
Stockholm, the charming capital of Sweden
Day 15
Depart from Stockholm

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