Tromso and The Ice Hotel


Northern Lights Short Break in Tromso and the Igloo Ice Hotel

Once seen, never forgotten. The world's wonder, the Aurora Borealis, is a show to remember, forever. Travelling to the high latitudes offers an exciting introduction to the Arctic and the chance to view this awesome spectacle. At 69° North, Tromsø is the largest of Norway’s northern cities. From here we offer a short break package combined with a stay at the Sorrisniva Igloo Ice Hotel near to Alta. The holiday is tailored around your preferred departure dates and choice of activities and excursions in both locations. Please get in touch with us to receive your personalised itinerary, price quotation and a full range of excursion options. This trip can also be combined with the Snow Hotel in Kirkenes.




DAY 1:

Arrive in Tromsø and transfer to your four star hotel in the centre of the city.

Enjoy exploring the city with our recommendations for places to visit and eat. In the evening try and catch your first glimpses of the Northern Lights in the dark skies.

Staying at: Clarion Hotel the Edge

DAY 2:

During the daytime, enjoy one of our excursions departing from the city. Choose from a menu of options including dog-sledding, snow mobiling, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and much more. Between November and January, it is possible to join a whale watching tour departing from Tromso's harbour.

DAY 3:

You’ll have another day either at your own pace or perhaps try another excursion in the wilderness or an overnight trip to remember where you can also explore a palace made of ice and snow at Tromso Ice Domes.

DAY 4:

Today you’ll leave Tromsø returning to the airport and taking a short internal flight to the city of Alta, a journey of just 35 minutes. Alternatively travel by bus over the Lyngen Alps arriving in Alta in the evening.

Alta is a city familiar to sightings of the Aurora Borealis. It was here in 1899 that the first permanent Northern Lights observatory was built on the mountain peak Haldde overlooking Kåfjord. You’ll transfer to the Igloo Ice Hotel in the evening staying in one of the ice rooms. You’ll have dinner at the hotel’s restaurant before settling in for the night on top of reindeer hide inside thermal sleeping bags.

Other activities including dog-sledding and snow-mobiling are available at Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel.

Staying at: Sorrisniva

DAY 5:

Transfer to Alta Airport and return.

Alternatively extend your short break in Alta with a visit to a local Husky farm where you can stay for one or two nights. Here you can enjoy a full day dog-sledding with your professional musher guide. The team at Magnetic North will be pleased to advise you about all of the options available.

It is also possible to combine your stay in Tromso with Kirkenes Snow Hotel instead of Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel. Kirkenes can be reached by an internal flight or an overnight voyage on board the Hurtigruten Coastal Express ship. Get in touch with our team to find out more.


From £995 per person based on two sharing. We will provide a quotation for your preferred travel dates and group size.

£995.00 GBP roughly converts to: 1,144 EUR | 1,303 USD

We accept payment in GBP, USD, EUR and NOK. You will receive a final trip quotation in the currency of your choice. Prices on the website and currency conversions are indicative only.


Price Includes

  • Airport transfers in Tromso
  • Three night's accommodation in a four star hotel in Tromso including breakfast
  • Internal flight from Tromso to Alta
  • Overnight at Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel including half board 
All our trips include:
  • 24/7 emergency line and concierge service
  • Personalised travel documents
  • Exclusive access to our client travel app where you'll find your travel documents, destination guides, maps, practical tips, Arctic Library and pre-trip inspiration  

Price Excludes

  • Flights not stated
  • Activities and excursions
  • Meals unless included above

Additional Info

This trip has flexible daily departures

Many of trips can be tailored to your requirements and departure dates. Please get in touch with us for a tailored quotation and details of availability for your preferred travel dates. All trips and departures are subject to availability.


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Traveller's Top Tips

Laura from Magnetic North Travel

Why not rent out the hot tub at Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel and have the chance to witness the Northern Lights while you soak!

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