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"THE EXPLORER"
2 NIGHTS "ALL INCLUSIVE"

The Explorer is suitable for a calmer pace without too much hustle and bustle. In addition to dog sledding, snowmobiling and visits to the Polar Park, there is plenty of time to go Northern light chasing and exploring the wilderness on your own. We have snowshoes, sledges and kick-sledges for hire.

The package includes return transport to Tromsø, activities, hotel accomodation and meals which includes breakfast, a single course lunch and a three-course a la carte dinner. (Alcohol and mineral water are not included and this package can be subject to change.)

All prices includes taxes.

Total price per person in doubleroom
NOK 10.160,-
  • Children 4- 15 years 50% discount
  • Additional single room NOK 350,- per night.
December 1st - March 31st
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2-15 people

3 days

Moderate Difficulty

Activities
Bus transporation
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Meals included
Northern Lights Hunting
Snowmobile travel
Accomodation
Visit to Polar Park Zoo
Be a musher in the arctic winter
Meet and greet the huskies and traverse beautiful winter landscapes at the back of their sled
Explore by snowmobile
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Releax with a traditional norwegian meal
Experience traditional norwegian cusine at Vollan Gjestestue
Hunt the Northern Lights
Experience the magic of aurora borealis!
Arctic Wildlife
Watch arctic animals at Polar Park!

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

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Dog sledding

Say hallo to a bunch of barking huskies that are ready for action (but still very friendly). You´ll drive the dog sled by yourself into the white landscapes, through the beautiful Vass valley- an uninhabited forest landscape surrounded by majestic mountains. 

Upon arrival at our wilderness camp, you´ll receive outdoor clothes and shoes to keep you warm during your stay. You will get instructions on how to drive a dog sledding team by experienced mushers (click here for instructions).

You will be driving in pairs, one driver and one passenger on each sled, with the opportunity to switch places half way. The trails you follow have a total distance of approximately 10-12 km, and you will be on the sled for about 1,5-2 hours. At the end of the trail you will return to Camp Tamok. There you will be served a hot meal and fresh coffee in the dining lavvu (Sami herdsmen’s tent).

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Warm clothes and neccecary equipment included

Vollan Gjestestue

Vollan Gjestestue opened for the first time on the fourth of July. 1948 by founder Gudrun «Guri» Lydersen. Guri opened Vollan Gjestestue after she bought the property from the Norwegian government at the price of 12.000 NOK in 1946. This was concidered a formiddable feat from a widow with 6 children. The building was constructed by german troops during World War 2 and was used by german officers. The oldes part of the cafè stands today as it did back during the war. During the last 70 years, multiple renovations and expansions to tthe building in order to provide even better food, experiences and overnight stays. We at Vollan Gjestestue stribe to keep our tradition and identity through food, interior and casual and informal service.

Snowmobile travel

Snowmobile Safari

Snowmobile safari gives you the opportunity to venture far into the wilderness. Experience the mountains of the far north. 

Upon arrival at the wilderness centre of Camp Tamok, we provide you with all the warm clothes and shoes necessary. We begin the adventure with a thorough safety introduction and practical demonstration (click here for instructions). You don´t need any previous skills to drive a snowmobile, all you need is normal physical condition.

You will be driving in pairs, one driver and one passenger on each snowmobile, with the opportunity to switch places during the trip. We will embark upon a tour that will bring you past scenic mountains and through the dramatic snow covered Finn valley, starting at 250m above sea level and climbing up to 900m. The trail has a distance of 15 km each way, 30 km in total, and you´ll be on the snowmobile for approximately 2-2,5 hours. 

Due to the dramatic topography, a reduced speed is maintained during parts of the tour. The top point of the trail is the ice-covered lake of Finn, where you can relax and admire the scenery of Finndalen. If time and weather permit, you can try out ice fishing on this lake. At the end of the trip, you will be served a hot meal and coffee in a cosy dining lavvu (Sami tent), surrounding the bonfire. 

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Warm clothes and neccecary equipment included

Visit to Polar Park Zoo

Polar Park

Polar Park is an animal park in Bardu municipality in the county of Troms.

Opened in 1994, the park is based on exhibiting animals in their natural surroundings which means that each species also gets a lot of room to romp around.

With 1100 dekar (1 dekar = 1000 square meters) in only 12 enclosures, the Polar Park is one of the animal parks in the world with the most area per animal.

Rohkunborri National Park is only 12 km from Polar Park.

Polar Park is more than a traditional zoo. We place great emphasis on animal welfare. We give animals large areas to create a habitat as natural as possible for the animals.

Our main goal is to create a Norwegian wilderness experience with the beautiful surroundings of Northern Norway’s nature as a setting for your visit to Polar Park.

If you only have time for a short visit, we recommend that you join the guided tour at the predator feeding time or book a private guided tour before arriving at the park, as it can be difficult to see all the animals within a short time since due to the large areas they live in. 

Polar Park is open almost every day throughout the year and a winter visit can be just as good as a summer visit. 

Actually, a winter visit is recommended. Then it is possible to see the animals in their thick winter coat. In winter the animals are also more active because of the low temperatures (apart from the hibernating bears). The mating season for wolves and lynx typically fall between February and April.

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Itinerary

DAY 1

09:00 – 10:15


Transport

Bus from Tromsø, Scandic Ishavshotel to Camp Tamok

10:45 – 12:30

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Dog sledding

Dog sledding in Camp Tamok. 1,5 – 2 hours, 10-12 km. Incl. one hot meal. Insulated body suit, boots, gloves and headwear provided.

14:45 – 15:05

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Transportation

Transportation from Camp Tamok to the hotel Vollan Gjestestue. 20 min. Bus stop 300 m from the hotel.

15:15

Surprise gift

Check-in at Vollan Gjestestue. Surprise gift at arrival.

16:00 – 21:30

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Traditional Dining

3 course a Ia carte. Choose your own menu from the a Ia carte. Soft drinks/alcohol not included.

19:00 – 

Northern Lights

Chase the Northern Light by your own. Snowshoes can be rented in the reception. Go to sleep in comfortable beds after a long day.

DAY 2

07:00 – 10:00

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Breakfast

Enjoy a traditional norwegian breakfast.

10:00 – 10:20



Transportation

Transportation to Camp Tamok. 20 min duration. Bus stop 300m from the hotel.

11:00 – 13:15

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Snowmobile

Snowmobile safari in Camp Tamok. 2- 2,5 hour, total 30 km. Incl. one hot meal. Insulated body suit, boots, gloves and headwear provided.

14:45 – 15:05

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Transportation

Transportation from Camp Tamok to the hotel Vollan Gjestestue. 20 min. Bus stop 300 m from the hotel.

19:00 – 21:30

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Traditional Dining

3 course a Ia carte. Choose your own menu from the a Ia carte. Soft drinks/alcohol not included.

19:00 – 

Northern Lights

Chase the Northern Light by your own. Snowshoes can be rented in the reception. Go to sleep in comfortable beds after a long day.

DAY 3

07:00 – 10:00

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Breakfast and farewell gift 

Enjoy a traditional norwegian breakfast.

10:00 – 12:00


Transportation

Bus to Polar Park. Departure outside the reception.

12:00 – 15:00

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Polar Park

Visit Polar Park Arctic Wildlife center. The world’s northernmost wildlife park. Walk around in nice surroundings, watching bear, lynx, wolf, moose, reindeer, muskox, red deer and other arctic animals.

15:00 – 18:00

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Heading back

Bus from Polar Park to Tromsø. Stops by Scandic lshavshotel, where your adventure began.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

(Not Included)​

Tromsø Ice Domes

Visit Tromso Ice Domes in Tamok. 2 hour guided tour in the ice hotel. Warm clothes is recommended. Transportation to/from Vollan Gjestestue.

NOK 1200,-

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Snowshoes

Rental at Vollan Gjestestue. Hunting Northern Lights by your own. Easy and medium terrain.

NOK 380,-

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Sled

Includes headlamp if necessary. Entertaing and enjoyable slopes just a few minutes walk from the hotel.

NOK 200,-

Total price per person in double room
NOK 10 160,-

Children 4- 15 years 50% discount

Additional single room NOK 350,- per night.

The package includes transport, two nights in the hotel, activities and food. Drinks such as soda and alcohol are not included. All prices includes taxes.

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