Lapland Holidays    Phone: 020 33 69 33 96

What's Included

  • Direct non-stop return flights from Gatwick to Evenes.
  • Return coach transfers to & from Harstad
  • 3 or 4 nights 4-star half-board hotel on Harstads picturesque harbour-front plus lucnh during activities
  • Welcome Walk tour of Harstad
  • Evening excursion In Search of the Northern Lights & traditional Sami campfire experience
  • Vagsfjorden cruise to Finnsnes by Hurtigruten ship
  • Scenic round trip of picturesque Senja Island, including lunch in the fishing village of Hamn i Senja
  • RIB boat fjord safari - ideal for wildlife spotting
  • Special Umami dinner culinary experience
  • Buffet lunch on all excursion days
  • PLUS ON THE 4-NIGHT BREAK:
  • Historic Harstad tour, and visit & lunch at Rokenes Manor Farm
  • Island & Fjord Adventure

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  • This search is for 2 adults sharing, if you require another party size please phone.

Activities


Day 1
Arrival & Northern Lights Sami Camp

Your representative will welcome you at Evenes Airport and take you by coach to your chosen hotel in Harstad. After settling in, join us for an orientation walk around Harstad to get your bearings.

After dinner, we set off by coach into the mountains in search of the magical Northern Lights. We’ll visit a traditional Sami camp, to cosy up by the campfire of a traditional ‘Lavvu’ tent with a warming drink whilst admiring the night sky. Enjoy an ‘Aurora Cocktail’, served in an ice glass, with some tasty traditional Sami snacks.

Day 2
Sea Safari & Umani Culinary Experience

After breakfast, we set off on an exciting fast RIB boat onto the 46km-long Vågsfjorden, surrounded by one of Norway’s most scenic island archipelagos. There is an array of wildlife to look out for, including sea eagles, kittiwakes and porpoises, so remember your binoculars and a camera! A light lunch on the boat is included before returning to Harstad.

In the afternoon, time at leisure could include an optional visit to the ‘Grottebadet’ indoor pool and spa (approx. £11 local charge) – the perfect place to relax after the morning’s thrills.

This evening, enjoy a fantastic ‘Umami’ dinner. ‘Umami’ roughly translates as ‘tasty and delicious’, and is known as ‘the fifth taste’, said to enhance the other four base flavours of sweet, salty, sour and bitter. Created by locally renowned chefs and served in a roof-top setting with amazing views, this promises to be a tasty and memorable experience.

Day 3
Hurtigruten Cruise To Senja Island

Sami cookingAfter breakfast, we board one of the famous Hurtigruten ships for a 3-hour scenic cruise along Vågsfjorden to the town of Finnsnes. From here, we take a round trip by coach on the spectacular island of Senja, following a National Tourist Route famous for its natural beauty. As well as photo-stops along the way, we’ll break for an included lunch in the pretty fishing village of Hamn i Senja, with its panoramic Atlantic Ocean views, before returning to Finnsnes to catch the ‘express’ boat back to Harstad (approx. 90 minutes).

 

Day 4 (for 3-night breaks Sun-Weds)
Return to UK

Guests on our 3-night adventure have the morning at leisure, before the coach leaves for Evenes Airport and your homebound flight.

Day 4 (for 4-night breaks Weds-Sun)
‘Historic Harstad’ Tour & Røkenes Farm Feast

After breakfast, we take an historic tour of Harstad, including the amazing World War II ‘Adolf Gun’, one of the world's largest land-based guns. We then head for Røkenes Manor and Farm, owned since 1673 by ten generations of the Kulseng family, and renowned for its culinary traditions. After a tour of the estate and tales from its history, the former cowshed - now a delightful ‘banqueting hall’ - sets the scene for a memorable lunch feast, with a buffet of fresh local specialities. After a leisurely lunch we head back to Harstad, for some free time to relax, or to treat yourself to a little shopping.

Your Choice Of Hotels

Thon Hotel 4 StarQuality Hotel
On the waterfront, just minutes’ from Harstad centre, this stylish hotel offers wonderful views of the Vågsfjorden. Rooms are spacious and have bath or shower & wc, TV, minibar, and free Wi-Fi.
Single room supplement £39 per night.

 

Rica Hotel 4 Star Quality Hotel

In Harstad centre, just a short walk from the harbour and ‘Grottebadet’ spa, this modern hotel has good facilities and a maritime-style bar. All rooms have bath or shower & wc, TV, minibar and free Wi-Fi.
Single room supplement £39 per night.

Sami Dresses