Your journey to the Arctic Circle begins in London, as you meet your Tour Manager ahead of your flight to Oslo. In the Norwegian capital you connect with the onward flight to Tromsø. Situated far into the Arctic Circle, Tromsø stands on its own forest-covered island, and is known as the 'polar capital of Norway' due to its relative proximity to the North Pole. At this time of the year, the attractive city is characterised by its polar nights, where the sun only briefly breaks over the horizon, casting a low light across the charming, brightly-coloured buildings.
On arrival you transfer to the Clarion Edge Hotel or Clarion Aurora Hotel, where you spend the next two nights. You are then free to begin your explorations of Tromsø before dinner this evening. The city has a rich history and plays an exciting role as a starting point for many polar expeditions. It also played a key role during the Second World War, acting for a brief period as Norway's capital.