Tromsø Trip Details
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I have had loads of people ask me for information about where I booked things / how much things were so I thought I would add another entry with all the information on!
I flew direct from Stansted to Tromsø with Norwegian Air Shuttle - http://www.norwegian.no/sw7127.asp the flights were about £60 outbound and £70 inbound. For a budget airline they were really good.. I would definitely fly with them again.
I stayed at the Viking Hotel http://www.viking-hotell.no/ which is about a 5-10 minute walk from the centre of town so everything is within walking distance. This is a budget hotel, but its fantastic! The staff were all really friendly and made us feel right at home from the second we walked in. The rooms are a good size and spotlessly clean... Jude and I loved it here and if (or when!) I go back to Tromsø I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else! The rates depend on the type of room, but the guy on reception did us a 'special deal' as we walked in of 950 NOK per room per night including breakfast. Breakfast was standard continental style - cereals, breads, cheese, meat and fruit.
I booked the dog sledding trip through http://www.arcticpathfinder.no/ which is a local travel agent. The lady that runs the agency - Anja was really helpful and sent me information for all the different kinds of dog sledding trips that we could do. She arranged everything so all we had to do was turn up at the Radisson to be picked up. The company that we did the dog sledding with was ttp://www.arcticadventuretours.no/ The trip cost 1140 NOK per person for a 3-4 hour trip.
I booked the Aurora Chasing trip through Kjetil Skogli's website http://www.kskogli.no/aurora/ as I have already said, this trip is more expensive than the others, but after seeing the Joanna Lumley program on television I knew I had made the right decision booking this trip. Seeing the Northern Lights was the main reason that I made this trip, so paying the extra money was definitely well spent (also nearly getting frostbite from standing in -8°C for 6 hours was definitely worth it!) The trip cost 1250 NOK per person. If you are going to try and take photos of the Northern Lights, you will need a camera that you can change the exposure time / aperture on, you will also need a tripod. If you go on the trip with Kjetil Skogli he will be able to lend you a tripod. The settings that I had my camera on is on my Northern Lights trip entry.
Other websites that I found really useful are:
http://www.destinasjontromso.no/english/index.html (there is a tourist information bureau in the town near the harbour just up from the Radisson SAS where you can book trips)
http://www.webcamsinnorway.com/webcams_noiframes.php?nr=1&viewcam=280 (I got slightly obsessed with looking at the webcam before I went!)
http://www.weather-forecast.com/locations/Tromso/forecasts/latest (I also got slightly obsessed with checking the weather!)
I think that's everything useful that I can think of! If you have any more questions about my trip feel free to ask!!