Northern Lights vacation in Norway, Tromsø and Lyngen Alps

“A four day autumn vacation to see the Northern Lights, based in Tromsø, Norway, with one night out in a remote cabin with glass roof for better viewing. Husking trekking to see the Lights a definite highlight. ”


Northern Lights in Tromsø | Cable car ride to Storsteinen | Lyngen Peninsula | Whale watching (October departures) | Polaria Aquarium | Husky trek to see Northern Lights | Autumnal trip above Arctic Circle | Night in Northern Lights cabin | Photography workshop

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08 Sep 2020
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23 Oct 2020
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28 Oct 2020
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Responsible tourism

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Since two nights of this four-night trip are spent in the Gold Green villa in Lyngenfjord, guests are located in the heart of nature amongst the Lyngen Alps, by the beautiful Ullsfjord and away from the light and sound-polluted setting of a city or large town.

Whilst they are here, they spend their time undertaking many environmentally sound activities, including husky sledding, reindeer sledding and snowshoeing. These activities are non-polluting and non-energy consuming, utilising natural modes of transport and leisure. They also benefit the area’s animal-focused businesses, by keeping the animals exercised, healthy and happy. Animal welfare is a top priority for these businesses. The huskies are well taken care of in the farm, and inspections of the dogs’ housing, food, drink and hygiene are carried out regularly. They are also visited frequently by a vet, ensuring that their general health is constantly checked and maintained.

Guests are also offered free use of snowshoes and cross country skis during their stay, encouraging exercise and eco-friendly recreational activities. When snowmobiles are used, an expert guide leads guests over specific tracks, minimising disturbance to wildlife and any general damage to the landscape.

Guests are encouraged to sleep in a Crystal Lavvo, which is a small wooden structure in the forest. There is no electricity in this accommodation and the room is heated with a log burning stove, using a renewable fuel source rather than a wasteful source of energy.

During the other two nights in Tromsø, guests’ accommodation is only a short walk away from the popular and frequently visited the city center. This will diminish the need for transport to and from Tromsø and, in turn, will minimise the emission of harmful chemicals from cars and buses on this trip.

The Impacts of this Trip

This trip operates with great effort to remain close to local communities in every way. This includes the utilisation of local guides, accommodation and activities where possible.

The itinerary’s visit to a local Sámi family is a particularly important example, as guests have the opportunity to spend the day learning about Sámi customs, traditions and lifestyle. The family teaches guests about their jobs as reindeer herders, explaining how reindeer benefit their business and the local economy and community. The family also entertain guests by joiking, which is a traditional form of Sámi song. This is an enriching cultural experience which exposes the vibrancy and diversity of an indigenous culture, potentially debunking misconstrued preconceptions and stereotypes. The visit also supports the sustenance of the economy as guests contribute financially to this family business.

The owner of Green Gold villa is also local and uses the villa in order to run a small, family business. He acts as the guide for his visitors and takes them on Northern Lights Hunts and other activities himself. Provision of customers contributes to the maintenance of his company, keeping money local and supporting small business in the area rather than big, international companies.


1 Reviews of Northern Lights vacation in Norway, Tromsø and Lyngen Alps

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The overnight stay in the crystal lavvo was amazing. Francisco is a great host and we had the luck to see some northern lights. Also the husky hike was very exciting. There are hundreds of huskies on the farm all howling and waiting for you to come, cuddle them and take them for a (very fast) walk :).

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

For the husky hike it is good to have some fitness. The dogs really have power and you need to look where you run, which is not that easy, as it is dark and the
terrain is uneven.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

All activities were run by local people. The husky hike is a good thing for the dogs. There are hundreds of huskies and they need exercise during all seasons of the year which would probably not be possible without all the tourists hiking and sledding with them.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

It was a really great vacation and I would recommend it to everyone who wants to experience the highlights of northern Norway in a very short trip. It is a good
mixture of varied activities and leisure time. Nevertheless I have to deduct one point as on the second day before the RIB-tour you have to check-out from the
hotel and cannot take a break or a shower after the RIB-tour, which definitely would have been good before traveling to the crystal lavvos.

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