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Norway: Travel with TJD Sailing in Norway in Search of The Northern Lights February 2019

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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Sail the Remote Arctic

An experience of a lifetime where you will get to sleep under the stars, sail to a remote island to witness the Northern Lights, experience the arctic marine life and learn how to photograph the Aurora Borealis

Travel with TJD to Norway

Sailing the Arctic Wilderness 

21st February – 25th February 2019

Curated by Michelle Karam

with special guest host Dennis Stever 

4 Nights – 5 Days in the Northern Part of Norway, Tromso

Euros 1,710 per person 

* Bookings are on first come first served basis 


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What it Includes

Overnight stay on the catamaran, Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board, One night drive into the fjords to hunt for the Northern Light including fire camp and dinner, One night hunt for Northern Light by car, husky ride, snowmobiling  and rental of winter gear throughout the trip, taxes.

What it Excludes

Airfare, 3 nights hotel stay in Tromso, alcoholic beverages, visa, tips, any additional meals, photography equipment, upgrades and any extra tours.

We have partnered with Radisson Blu Tromso in the city center, near the harbor for great partnership rates.

Single Occupancy per room per night inclusive of breakfast = Euro 197 

Double Occupancy per room per night inclusive of breakfast = Euro 208

Bookings for the hotel could be done directly through the hotel using code= TRAVEL WITH TJD

Itinerary in Brief

 Day 1  

Arrival into Tromso 1h40 (flight time from Oslo to Tromso) There is a shuttle bus that will take you right to the hotel for 10 Euros

Day 2   

Morning on board the catamaran Here we set sail to an off the grid remote island where we will have activities on board such as fishing, cooking and exploring a remote island where we will anchor to watch the Northern Lights and sleep one night.

Day 3   

Breakfast on board Sunrise on the boat, hike on the island, we then set sail back to the trams harbor (4-5 hours) and enjoy the wildlife at sea and some activities. Check into Radisson Blu Tromso, we depart in the evening by car in search of the Aurora Borealis with a campfire.

Day 4  

Breakfast at Radisson Blu Breakfast at hotel and free time for some extra activities such as dog sledding or cable car – Evening drive to Reindeer Farm to wait for the northern lights and learn about the sami culture

Day 5  

Departure day  On this day, depending on your flight schedule, you have the option to explore Tromso and add some extra activities.

Sleep under the stars

Accommodation 

Travel Junkie Diary has partnered with Radisson Blu Tromso to offer the best rates for your stay. Please book directly via reservation using the code TJD Trips.

1 of the 4 nights, we sleep on the luxury catamaran. The boat has 3 rooms with twin beds, a shower, a toilet, towels and a heating system.

What makes this trip so special

Craving for constant adventure got me this far! Our Travel with TJD mini series, for the 3rd time on Travel with TJD, this special beyond the arctic circle trip to those who wants to experience the journey I have personally experienced during my trip to Tromso. An adventure of a lifetime sailing into the arctic wilderness!  Almost everything throughout our journey will be based on sustainability travel, historical journeys, a true culinary arctic experience and an intense off the beaten path adventure! I will also be sharing a little bit of my story on how I turned my passion into a business and how I traveled to 90 countries and will also be available to help you with your photography of the Northern Lights. This trip is purely experiential and adventure and is open to all those who are ready to drop everything, for a chance to get out there and explore the arctic circle!

Dennis Stever is a travel photographer and social media professional from Halifax, Canada. Residing in Dubai for the past 5 years, Dennis has traveled to over 40 countries, capturing colourful landscapes and culture from around the world. With 10 years of experience behind the lens, Dennis has worked with tourism boards, international hotel brands, and industry leading companies to create engaging photography campaigns. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced photographer, Dennis is excited to share his techniques and passion with you. 

You can follow him on Instagram 

Activities

Sailing in Tromso

What’s included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, fishing, hiking, photography sessions, winter gear, towels.
Duration: One night, Two days

Photography Guide

What’s included: For the duration of the trip, advise, guide, help
Duration: 5 days

Hunt for Aurora Borealis by Car

What’s included: Transportation, snacks, campfire, winter gear
Duration: 4- 6 hours

DETAILED ITINERARY 

A detailed itinerary is only available to those who register and book the trip

Flights/ Getting to Tromso

From the Middle East/GCC 

Norwegian Airlines flies to Tromso via Oslo

Emirates Airline flies to Oslo and then you would need to get a connecting flight with Norwegian Airline to Tromso

We will also help you on booking your flights

Additional Information 

  • Transportation by shuttle bus to the hotel costs around 10 euros per person and is paid directly to the bus driver at the airport.
  • A list of separate extra activities can be organized for you

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Email [email protected] if you wish to learn more

We will help you plan your flight schedule and send you a list of packing material you need for the trip.

 To book, please fill in the form attached and we will contact you by phone or by email. 

Please make sure you add the subject like TravelwithTJD Norway

SPACES ARE VERY LIMITED

THIS IS AN ADVENTURE LEVEL 25+

TESTIMONIALS

“A big thanks to you Michelle for assisting me and taking care of me during and before the trip. From hotel arrangements, to visas, to sailing gear and even the fun activities you have prepared for us. You are very professional and always available for all my questions regarding my trip. I had a lovely time in Norway and I would not have enjoyed this trip without your amazing support. Doing business with you is really hassle free and everything has been so smooth. I will recommend you to all my friends who are planning their vacation trips and I, for sure, will be be back again on your TJD trips”

Nihal, Egypt

“Overall it was an amazing experience! At first I was not sure about the two boats instead of one, but honestly, it really worked out for the best and I genuinely loved the catamaran experience and visiting the island and seeing the stars at sea the most. I could have definitely done it for a few more nights even!! I think, I’m discovering a new passion with the whole sailing, it was really great that I got to learn and assist with some of it, gave me such a buzz! I also loved the reindeer and learning about the Sami culture and the ‘YOIK’ “

Mona, London

“Thank you so much for having me and giving people new realities as you say! Living your dream! You see incredible in others because of who you are yourself, so we are so incredible, changing other people’s world, each one of us in our own special way! Thank you! Love you! “

Martina, Spain

“Lovely Michelle,
Never would I have thought I would go on a group trip. Nor, did I expect that this would be one of the best trips I have done so far. This trip has exceeded my expectations and was beyond unforgettable! Your enthusiasm, positive energy, efforts and care before within and even after the trip, have made a massive impact on everyone and have been an inspiration to me on a personal level. You really put your heart and soul in to what you do and have shown that you CAN make your dreams come true and that makes me chase mine! Also, not to forget the incredible selection of the guests. I made some amazing friends through this amazing little journey and we all shared an unforgettable experience. As you kept saying “It’s an experience” and I would recommend everyone to experience a TJD trip themselves! Keep shining! Much love “

Ahlam, Dubai

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