Arctic Panorama Lodge


Northern Lights Winter Short Break in the Lyngen Alps

The fjords of the Lyngen Alps turn a glassy blue colour as winter draws in. By now the snow line has fallen from the peaks to the shores and covered the mountains in a thick white blanket of snow. The Lyngen Alps cover a vast area of Arctic Norway, yet much of this snow remains untouched except for the odd lonely track left by a Nordic skier. 

For a privileged few travellers, the endlessly beautiful and remote terrain of the Lyngen Alps could also be yours to enjoy. This short break holiday in Norway’s Arctic region is located on an island at the entrance to the Lyngenfjord. Here in the small and cosy Arctic Panorama Lodge, guests can enjoy a personal service and access to winter adventures including dog sledding, and from November through January, whale watching. With little or no light pollution, the Northern Lights are often seen in their full glory in the night skies above the lodge. This three night holiday offers adventure, relaxation and a chance to leave normal life behind – completely. This trip can be combined with a night in a glass igloo - please ask us to create your exciting trip to the arctic.




DAY 1:

Whether you are arriving into Tromso airport or already spent a few days in the city exploring, you’ll be met by your host and transferred directly to your accommodation in the Lyngen Alps. The journey takes just over three hours and offers a perfect chance to acclimatize to the Arctic and enjoy some simply stunning scenery.

If your itinerary allows for it, there is also a small airport closer to the lodge which can cut down on travel time if you take a short internal flight or helicopter ride from Tromso (additional cost).

Arriving to the island of Uløya in the eastern part of Lyngenfjord, you’ll have time to settle into the lodge. With just six rooms and six suites in total, you will be among a small group of travellers. The lodge makes full use of its position overlooking the surrounding fjord and mountains. The wide panoramic window opens up to stunning scenery, and ample chances to contemplate the view by day, when elk and reindeer wander past or whales can occasionally be seen in the fjord, or at night, when the Aurora comes out to play.

Each day a 3 course traditional dinner will be served in the dining room, prepared using local ingredients by the Lodge chef, plus tea, coffee, hot chocolate and lodge cakes are served every afternoon. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and chat with the lodge owners Aud and Svein who will do their best to ensure you enjoy your stay.

Staying at: Arctic Panorama Lodge

DAY 2:

After a good night’s sleep, an enjoyable breakfast – and those wonderful views. Today you’ll join an Arctic adventure. Head out into the surrounding wilderness on a dog-sledding trip with a pack of local husky dogs. You’ll get to drive your own team of eager dogs and enjoy the silence as you travel through the white snow. Two people share a sled and there are plenty of opportunities to swap over and take turns in driving. During this exciting trip you will also get to enjoy a delightful wilderness lunch. At the end of your journey make sure to show your thanks by giving your huskies a big hug, they love it. We have several other outdoor excursions to choose from to customize your holiday. The extra activities are not included in the price, and we can put together a price quotation based on your preferred selection. Lunch and dinner is served at the Lodge.

DAY 3:

Breakfast and another day for relaxation and adventure.

Your island location offers the perfect opportunity for today's whale safari. To get a view from the water of this magnificent setting and the local wildlife which includes orca and humpback whales, from November through January, is a special experience. Your hosts own the boat and have years of experience in these waters. If you get a little chilly whilst searching for the whales, you can sit in the heated cabin until that magical moment when the whales appear. Throughout your stay make full use of the spa facilities at the lodge. Sit in the outdoor hot tub and admire the views across the fjord or the northern lights in the skies above, relax weary muscles in the traditional sauna but dare you take a quick dip in the fjord afterwards for that real sauna experience? Lunch and dinner are taken at the lodge.

DAY 4:

Your final morning. After breakfast transfer to Tromso or Tromso Airport for your onward travel plans. We can extend your stay at the Lodge with extra nights, or design an extension in Tromso or elsewhere in Northern Norway or Oslo. Please get in touch to receive a personalised itinerary based on your travel dates and selection of adventures.

Optional activities

Dog-sledding – daytime and evening
Snow mobiling
Snow shoeing
Cross-country skiing
Boat tours


From £1105 per person (based on two travelling and sharing a room)

£1105.00 GBP roughly converts to: 1,271 EUR | 1,448 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

  • Return transfers from Tromso Airport
  • Three night’s accommodation at Arctic Panorama Lodge in a double or twin room
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • 3 hours dog sledding tour
  • 3 hour whale safari (Nov-Jan)
  • 2 hour Storytelling experience about the local sami people in a traditional lavvo 

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

  • International Flights
  • Additional activities and excursions - we'll tailor your trip to your requirements
  • personal extras

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

Maureen Smyth-Magnetic Norh client

My family and I really enjoyed our activities starting with a Northern Lights boat trip with dinner on our first evening in Tromso. This was hosted by a delightful couple who were so friendly and knowledgeable and lucky us we had a great viewing of the northern lights. Dinner was superb with beautiful cod which had been caught off the boat that day.


Northern Lights Winter Short Break in the Lyngen Alps


An absolutely amazing trip completely surpassed all of our expectations. Everything ran so smoothly right from the booking process, airport pick ups, hotel accommodation through to the booked activities at the lodge. I would highly recommend this trip and a stay at the Arctic Panorama Lodge, you wont be disappointed. Now just need to plan a trip back!

by Karen Walton, Long Clawson on Mar 22 .


The whole trip from start to finish went very smoothly. The Arctic Panorama lodge, the hosts and helpers were all fabulous. The lodge was extremely comfortable and the views stunning. All the excursions were well organized and what was lovely was that it wasn't run to a rigid time table like you can get on bigger organized tours. I would certainly recommend it.

by Kerry & Phil Anderson, Whaley Bridge on Feb 01 .


Four of us travelled to the Arctic Panorama Lodge and had a wonderful time. We were incredibly fortunate with the weather which was perfect throughout our stay and we had 2 nights of spectacular Northern lights displays. Of course, you never know if you will see them, we were just lucky, but we enjoyed all the activities which gave us the opportunity to get off the beaten track and appreciate the stunning scenery. Sven, the host at the lodge, is a great character and full of stories. The lodge itself is comfortable and warm with hearty local food. Even the clothing they provided was great and kept us cosy Magnetic North were also very organised. We found them helpful and the trip good value. If we had chosen a holiday without full board, it would have been expensive as prices are high in Norway for food and drink

by karen, Cambridge on Feb 01 .


We have just got back from our amazing trip to Arctic Norway seeing the Northern Lights and the killer whales. Angela at Magnetic North completely "nailed the brief", gave us excellent advice and nothing was too much trouble. As a result our holiday fulfilled all expectations!!! The itinerary worked perfectly, the accommodation at the Arctic Panorama Lodge was fantastic and the sights at the Lyngen Alps were breathtaking!!! We can not recommend Magnetic North highly enough!!!

by Sue Hennity, Wirral on Jan 31 .


The lodge was amazing and we were lucky enough to see the Northern lights on day one. Travel from Tromsø to the lodge does take a while but Svein was great company and he even introduced us to the delights of brown cheese waffles on one of the ferries! The lodge itself offers cosy family style accommodation where guests are encouraged to share common spaces and all sit together at meal times. The food, all made by Aud is FANTASTIC! In just 3 days we had some real Norwegian classics; moose meatballs, fresh fish caught in the fjord that day and fårikål (lamb & cabbage stew). Breakfast was continental style with home made bread and delicious smoked salmon from the fjord. There are a couple of lovely marked hikes straight from the lodge that take you just a couple of hours and if you want something more adventurous then Svein will be happy to advise. All in all our 3 night trip was too short, but we will definitely be planning a return visit.

by Ness & Kate, Denham on Nov 17 .


Excellent short break holiday above Arctic Circle. Definitely an authentic experience. Enjoyed meeting some of the locals in the Lyngen region and being part of their way of life. Magnetic North were very helpful and knowledgeable, would recommend them.

by Anne Blagden, Peterborough on Feb 19 .


Excellent short break holiday above Arctic Circle. Definitely an authentic experience. Enjoyed meeting some of the locals in the Lyngen region and being part of their way of life. Magnetic North were very helpful and knowledgeable, would recommend them.

by Anne Blagden, Peterborough on Feb 19 .


We had a super experience, family of 4, Mum, Dad, two girls in their 20's. Arranging the travel through MN, nothing was too much trouble. Booking seats for all flights and information about airport baggage handling in Oslo. We missed the chance to book London Tromso direct, but the stop in Oslo became part of the trip. There is a good 3.5 hour trip from Tromso airport to accommodation, with three ferries, the last a fishing boat, all part of the adventure. We were hosted by Sven and Ut at the Arctic Panorama Lodge in Skjervoy between Christmas and New Year 2015. The accommodation, think high class ski chalet, so clean and with good communal areas to get to know the other guests. The bedrooms were a reasonable size, the bathroom excellent, so you can get away from the others too :-) The food, typical Norwegian, what else! Well prepared. A tip :If you are a vegetarian be sure to make that clear in advance.We took the Snow mobile experience with Anders on Skjervoy, what a nice man, made us feel so welcome and the Dog Sled Safari (with Christina) including tacking up the sled and dogs, driving, then untacking and feeding the dogs at the end of the day; a unique and memorable experience. The clothing supplied was excellent (books and thermal suit) you will need good gloves and thermals (think skiing in January). We even saw a few northern lights. So if you have a bit of a spirit of adventure, willing to go with the flow and assimilate, but with a hot shower and comfortable accommodation at the end of the day this is for you.

by Andrew Blaber, Northampton on Jan 01 .


This was a most excellent experience in beautiful Northern Norway. The team at Magnetic North could not have been more helpful and special thanks to Kirsi for taking the time and trouble in answering our particular needs on the trip. It is rare these days to find a company that is genuinely committed to helping you have the best experience on your travels and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others. We also got to see the Northern Lights which were truly breathtaking !

by Barry C, Lydney on Dec 21 .


Laura put a perfect trip together to see the northern lights in Norway. it was a perfect balance of adventure and luxury and all the details were taken care of. could not have asked for a better experience - We had one conversation with Laura and she came back with an outstanding itinerary and we were able to do many different things - fantastic Lyngen Lodge, the hurtigruten boats, the snow hotel and Oslo. - loved every minute - hope to work with her again on another fantastic trip

by Michele Jacobson, Richmond, VA on Mar 26 .


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