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Whale Watching & Malangen Fjord New Year 2017/18

Whale Watching at Whale Island & bring in the new year on scenic Malangen Fjord in Northern Norway.

Overview

Trine and Alf Risvik  live on the northern tip of Whale Island on the shores of Whale Sound. Between November and January humpback whales, orcas and harbour porpoises come to feast in their back garden. This father and daughter team are joined by a marine biologist from Tromsø University to give you in-depth knowledge of this wonderful region and these intriguing creatures.

This holiday features a small and personal whale watching excursion using a durable RIB (rigid inflatable boat) and you will be provided with a thermal floatation suit.

Malangen is a fabulous location from which to experience the magic of the Norwegian Fjords and a spectacular northern lights show, should Mother Nature be in the mood.

Nature based activities form an important part of the Malangen experience. Excellent seasonal adventures take place at Camp Nikka, Malangen’s very own wilderness camp, just a short walk from hotel. This holiday includes husky sledding, snowshoeing and northern lights activities to make the most of your stay in the remote north. This is a genuine mountain and marine environment with the local mountains exceeding 1000m.

Simply Sweden Highlights
- Whale watching
- Northern lights 
- Fjord scenery around Malangen

Itinerary

Thursday 28 December 
Flights:
0920 London Gatwick - 1225 Oslo
1500 Oslo - 1655 Tromsø

Transfer to your hotel in Tromsø harbour.
Check-in to your hotel.
Simple evening buffet.

Friday 29 December
Breakfast at your hotel.
0830 Whale Watching activity.
1330 Return to Tromsø.
1820 Transfer to Malangen (approx. 1hr30).
Check-in and 3 course evening meal.

Saturday 30 December
Breakfast at Malangen.
Day at leisure.
3 course evening meal.
2130 Northern Lights Watch activity.

Sunday 31 December 
Breakfast at Malangen.
1200 Husky Excursion.

2100 New Year's Eve Gala Dinner
Includes 5 course meal, live music and firework display.

Monday 1 January
Breakfast at Malangen.
0930 Snowshoe Excursion.
1615 Transfer to Tromsø Airport (approx. 1hr30)
1930 flight to London Gatwick
2205 arrive at London Gatwick.

 

 

Accommodation

Clarion Collection Hotel With - Tromsø

Clarion Collection Hotel With is located on the quayside in the centre of Tromso and just 70m from the airport transfer bus. As a Clarion Collection Hotel, afternoon waffles and a simple evening buffet are included during your stay. One of the most popular hotels in Tromso. To guarantee a harbour view room please upgrade to a superior room. 

Click on the image for more photos.

 

 

Malangen Resort

Just 1hr30 from Tromsø on the Malangen Fjord is Malangen Resort, a purpose built location in idyllic surroundings. All rooms offer a high standard of accommodation and spectacular views; it’s a great place to relax, soak up the silence of nature and take part in some traditional winter activities.

Standard Rooms
There are 8 standard hotel rooms located in the main building. All rooms are ensuite. 

Superior Rooms
With just 2 superior rooms availability is limited. These are located in the main building and are more spacious than the standard rooms.

Sea View Apartment
The most common room with 76 two bedroom (1 double / twin and 1 x bunk bed) apartments. There is comfortable lounge with balcony / terrace.

Standard Cabin
Stand-alone cabins with 2 or 3 bedrooms over 2 floors. Open plan living area and outdoor terrace from which to enjoy the views. All cabins are slightly different.

Deluxe Cabin
Spacious 3-bedroom cabins with 1 terrace and 1 upstairs balcony. Most have a fire place. All cabins are slightly different.

Other information
All meals are served at the restaurant in the main building, boasting a fjord view. Wifi is only available in the main building. A small souvenir shop is located in reception. There are no other shops within walking distance.

Click on the image for more photos.

Activities & Excursions

New Year - Whale Watching and Malangen Fjord

These activities are included in your holiday. Times and dates may be subject to change.

0830 - Friday 29th December
Orca and Humpback Whale Safari
Father and daughter team (Trine and Alf) with whales in their back garden on the northern tip of Whale Island just outside Tromsø. There are also good chances of seeing sea eagles and seals on this tour.  A whale biologist will join you on the transfer to Whale Island and share their expert knowledge.
Your whale adventure is by RIB (rigid inflatable boat - warm floatation suit included). The RIB is not suitable for those with back problems. You can also choose a Colin Archer sturdy wooden boat which must be requested at time of booking.

2130 - Saturday 30th December
Northern Lights Watch
Malangen Resort is located in one of the most visited Northern Lights hotspots in the Tromsø area. ”The Watch” enhances your opportunity of seeing the lights. Prepare for the journey with a briefing about this natural phenomenon and the current conditions before we set off on a chase to wherever the light takes you. Our experienced guides can help you to set your cameras to capture this magical show on the sky on the best way possible and will continue the chase long after you fall asleep. If they spot the light, we will wake you up with a magical Sami song and resume the chase.

1200 - Sunday 31st December
3hr Husky Excursion
A small intimate group of eager huskies is waiting for you just 10mins from Malangen. Following a safety briefing about how to drive your own husky team you set off in in pairs with a chance to change drivers halfway through the excursion. A delicious hot light meal is served afterwards by an open fire.

0930 - Monday 1st Janaury 
3hr30 Snowshoe Excursion
Follow the footsteps of the world famous Norwegian explorers into the untouched wilderness to experience something unlike you’ve ever even dreamed of before – the beautiful silence of the snowy forest, the scent of the smoke from the open campfire and if lucky, maybe even a glimpse of a willow grouse or a red fox in their daily routines. A great way to explore!

 

Dates

28th December 2017 to 1st January 2018 only.

Prices

Price £1975 per person
based on 2 people sharing a superior room in Tromsø and a superior room or an apartment at Malangen

Price £1825 per person
based on 4 people with 2 x superior rooms in Tromsø & a 2-bedroom (1 x double, 1 x bunk beds) apartment at Malangen

 

Prices include
Flights as detailed
Transfers as detailed
Accommodation as detailed
Activities as detailed
Meals as detailed

Gallery

Information

Useful Information ...
about our holidays in Norway
about the Northern Lights

 

Overview

Trine and Alf Risvik  live on the northern tip of Whale Island on the shores of Whale Sound. Between November and January humpback whales, orcas and harbour porpoises come to feast in their back garden. This father and daughter team are joined by a marine biologist from Tromsø University to give you in-depth knowledge of this wonderful region and these intriguing creatures.

This holiday features a small and personal whale watching excursion using a durable RIB (rigid inflatable boat) and you will be provided with a thermal floatation suit.

Malangen is a fabulous location from which to experience the magic of the Norwegian Fjords and a spectacular northern lights show, should Mother Nature be in the mood.

Nature based activities form an important part of the Malangen experience. Excellent seasonal adventures take place at Camp Nikka, Malangen’s very own wilderness camp, just a short walk from hotel. This holiday includes husky sledding, snowshoeing and northern lights activities to make the most of your stay in the remote north. This is a genuine mountain and marine environment with the local mountains exceeding 1000m.

Simply Sweden Highlights
- Whale watching
- Northern lights 
- Fjord scenery around Malangen

Itinerary

Thursday 28 December 
Flights:
0920 London Gatwick - 1225 Oslo
1500 Oslo - 1655 Tromsø

Transfer to your hotel in Tromsø harbour.
Check-in to your hotel.
Simple evening buffet.

Friday 29 December
Breakfast at your hotel.
0830 Whale Watching activity.
1330 Return to Tromsø.
1820 Transfer to Malangen (approx. 1hr30).
Check-in and 3 course evening meal.

Saturday 30 December
Breakfast at Malangen.
Day at leisure.
3 course evening meal.
2130 Northern Lights Watch activity.

Sunday 31 December 
Breakfast at Malangen.
1200 Husky Excursion.

2100 New Year's Eve Gala Dinner
Includes 5 course meal, live music and firework display.

Monday 1 January
Breakfast at Malangen.
0930 Snowshoe Excursion.
1615 Transfer to Tromsø Airport (approx. 1hr30)
1930 flight to London Gatwick
2205 arrive at London Gatwick.

 

 

Accomodation

Clarion Collection Hotel With - Tromsø

Clarion Collection Hotel With is located on the quayside in the centre of Tromso and just 70m from the airport transfer bus. As a Clarion Collection Hotel, afternoon waffles and a simple evening buffet are included during your stay. One of the most popular hotels in Tromso. To guarantee a harbour view room please upgrade to a superior room. 

Click on the image for more photos.

 

 

Malangen Resort

Just 1hr30 from Tromsø on the Malangen Fjord is Malangen Resort, a purpose built location in idyllic surroundings. All rooms offer a high standard of accommodation and spectacular views; it’s a great place to relax, soak up the silence of nature and take part in some traditional winter activities.

Standard Rooms
There are 8 standard hotel rooms located in the main building. All rooms are ensuite. 

Superior Rooms
With just 2 superior rooms availability is limited. These are located in the main building and are more spacious than the standard rooms.

Sea View Apartment
The most common room with 76 two bedroom (1 double / twin and 1 x bunk bed) apartments. There is comfortable lounge with balcony / terrace.

Standard Cabin
Stand-alone cabins with 2 or 3 bedrooms over 2 floors. Open plan living area and outdoor terrace from which to enjoy the views. All cabins are slightly different.

Deluxe Cabin
Spacious 3-bedroom cabins with 1 terrace and 1 upstairs balcony. Most have a fire place. All cabins are slightly different.

Other information
All meals are served at the restaurant in the main building, boasting a fjord view. Wifi is only available in the main building. A small souvenir shop is located in reception. There are no other shops within walking distance.

Click on the image for more photos.

Excursions

New Year - Whale Watching and Malangen Fjord

These activities are included in your holiday. Times and dates may be subject to change.

0830 - Friday 29th December
Orca and Humpback Whale Safari
Father and daughter team (Trine and Alf) with whales in their back garden on the northern tip of Whale Island just outside Tromsø. There are also good chances of seeing sea eagles and seals on this tour.  A whale biologist will join you on the transfer to Whale Island and share their expert knowledge.
Your whale adventure is by RIB (rigid inflatable boat - warm floatation suit included). The RIB is not suitable for those with back problems. You can also choose a Colin Archer sturdy wooden boat which must be requested at time of booking.

2130 - Saturday 30th December
Northern Lights Watch
Malangen Resort is located in one of the most visited Northern Lights hotspots in the Tromsø area. ”The Watch” enhances your opportunity of seeing the lights. Prepare for the journey with a briefing about this natural phenomenon and the current conditions before we set off on a chase to wherever the light takes you. Our experienced guides can help you to set your cameras to capture this magical show on the sky on the best way possible and will continue the chase long after you fall asleep. If they spot the light, we will wake you up with a magical Sami song and resume the chase.

1200 - Sunday 31st December
3hr Husky Excursion
A small intimate group of eager huskies is waiting for you just 10mins from Malangen. Following a safety briefing about how to drive your own husky team you set off in in pairs with a chance to change drivers halfway through the excursion. A delicious hot light meal is served afterwards by an open fire.

0930 - Monday 1st Janaury 
3hr30 Snowshoe Excursion
Follow the footsteps of the world famous Norwegian explorers into the untouched wilderness to experience something unlike you’ve ever even dreamed of before – the beautiful silence of the snowy forest, the scent of the smoke from the open campfire and if lucky, maybe even a glimpse of a willow grouse or a red fox in their daily routines. A great way to explore!

 

Dates

28th December 2017 to 1st January 2018 only.

Prices

Price £1975 per person
based on 2 people sharing a superior room in Tromsø and a superior room or an apartment at Malangen

Price £1825 per person
based on 4 people with 2 x superior rooms in Tromsø & a 2-bedroom (1 x double, 1 x bunk beds) apartment at Malangen

 

Prices include
Flights as detailed
Transfers as detailed
Accommodation as detailed
Activities as detailed
Meals as detailed

Gallery More Info

Useful Information ...
about our holidays in Norway
about the Northern Lights