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Norway: Travel with TJD to Norway as we Sail to Hunt for The Northern Lights

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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 in Partnership with Pukka Travels

31st October – 4th November 2018

Curated by Michelle Karam

with special guest host Dennis Stever 

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

Early Bird Costs (Save 200 Euros P/Person): Euros 1,465 per person 

*Early Bird Rates Ends June 28th 2018

 

WHAT IT INCLUDES

Taxes, one night on the catamaran, 2 days breakfast, lunch and dinner on board, two nights drive excursions including fire camp and snacks, photography workshop and aid, traditional reindeer hearing family visit and rental of winter gear throughout the trip

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 negotiated a great discounted rate with hotels near the harbor in which we can advise you. 

ITINERARY IN BRIEF

 Day 1  October 31st 2018

Arrival into Tromso We recommend you fly with Norwegian Airlines from Oslo to Tromso (1h40 flight time)

Day 2   Thu 1st November 2018

9am On Board Pukka Travel 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   Friday 2nd November 2018

Breakfast on board: On board Pukka Travel Catamaran Sunrise on the boat on the island, we then set sail back to the harbor (4-5 hours) and enjoy the wildlife at sea and some activities. After checking into the hotel, we depart in the evening by car in search of the Aurora Borealis with a campfire.

Day 4   Saturday 3rd November 2018

Breakfast at the hotel On this day, we visit the Reindeer Sami Herder farmers in the fjords and learn about the culture, after we return, you can explore Tromso on foot, we can also recommend extra activities for those interested in more. In the evening, we ride back into the fjords to search for the Northern Lights once again with a campfire and some snacks. 

Day 5  Sunday 4th November 2018

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 some fantastic standard hotel accommodations to offer you media rates for you. Please enquire about the list of our partners. 

One 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 SPECIAL

Craving for constant adventure got me this far! Our Travel with TJD mini series, I will opening this special beyond the arctic circle trip to anyone who wants to join and experience the journey I have personally experienced during my trip to Tromso. I will be partnering up with Pukka Travels, who works with the most authentic and experienced travel in Tromso. 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 THERE

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 bus to the hotel costs around 10 -15 euros per person
  • A list of separate extra activities can be organized for you

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Arctic Sail Safari With Pukka Travels

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 Finland

SPACES ARE VERY LIMITED
AIRLINES HAVE LIMITED SPACES

THIS IS AN ADVENTURE LEVEL WELCOME TO ALL

Join me on a curated trip of a lifetime! A maximum number of 6 guests will be able to join this trip so we will have a lot of time to get to know each other and experience sailing North of the Arctic Circle!

Luckily, in October, the temperatures are less dramatic and is between 5 degrees celsius to 10 degrees celcius on good days. This trip is packed with adventure and I am lucky to have Dennis Stever as a guest advising us on the best way to photograph the northern lights and the incredible landscape. I am available on email to help you plan your trip with me and will make sure that you are ready!

This trip is in partnership with Pukka Travels 

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