Norway is a perfect setting for a snowy honeymoon offering beautiful and exotic scenery and high standards of service and cuisine.
Our 6 day itinerary starts with a stay in the Norwegian capital and its best hotel: Grand Hotel. The Grand Hotel first opened its doors in 1874. The Louis XVI revival style building, with its hint of Nordic art nouveau and characteristic clock tower from 1913, is right on Karl Johan’s Gate, Oslo's main street, and stands as a symbol of a first-class hotel with tradition, atmosphere and style. The central location of the hotel makes it a perfect base for exploring the capital.
After a stay in Oslo you will fly across the Arctic Circle to Alta which lies below the auroral zone and offers a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Check in to Hotel Vica and stay the first night at sumptuous Farmer’s suite which has a four poster bed, sparkling wine, fruit and with a champagne breakfast served in your room. Do not forget to visit the hotel’s outdoor hot tubs! There hardly is better way of hunting the Northern Lights than sipping champagne and soaking in a hot tub under the starry skies!
The following day you will be taken to Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, formerly known as Alta Igloo. Enjoy a dinner and a guided tour around the hotel before you retire to your igloo. Wrapped in a thermal sleeping bag you will sleep on reindeer skins. A warming sauna is waiting for you in the morning. After breakfast it is time to set off for a snowmobile safari to Finnmark mountain plateau. Lunch is served en route before returning back to Hotel Vica where you will spend the last night.
PRICES & DATES
Price includes return economy class flights to Alta via Oslo, all airport taxes, 2 nights at Grand Hotel in Oslo inc. breakfast, 1 night in Farmer's suite at Hotel Vica inc. chocolate and roses on arrival and champagne breakfast served to your room, transfer from Hotel Vica to Sorrisniva Igloo, overnight in igloo, morning sauna and breakfast, snowmobile safari to Finnmarksvidda inc. picnic lunch (2 on 1 snowmobile), transfer from Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel to Hotel Vica and 1 night in a standard double room at Hotel Vica inc. breakfast.
Departures every day from 15 January to early April 2012. The tour can be extended in Oslo or Alta.
Fly with SAS scheduled flight to Oslo and check in to Grand Hotel for 2 nights.
Those who wish to start their honeymoon in style can opt for a stay at one of hotel’s junior or corner suites or even the Tower suite which is the best-known and most talked-about suite at the Grand Hotel. Sparkling wine, strawberries and chocolate will be waiting for you on your arrival and on the following morning you will be served a champagne breakfast in your room.
Today is free for you to explore Oslo, which offers an abundance of attractions, shopping possibilities and a flourishing cultural life. The choice of restaurants is almost unparalleled in Scandinavia. The possibilities are many – whether you want to enjoy a sumptuous meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant or you prefer a brisk, refreshing dog sleigh ride in the snow-draped winter forest.
Return to the airport and fly to Alta in Norwegian Lapland. Self transfer to Hotel Vica which is famous for its friendly staff and mouth watering cuisine.
Check in to Farmer’s suite where a bottle of sparkling wine, fruit and chocolate is waiting for you.
Champagne breakfast is served in your room.
The morning is free for you to explore Alta or maybe try out driving your own husky sledge?
In the afternoon you’ll be transferred to Alta Igloo Hotel. The dinner will be served in restaurant Laksestua that is adjacent to the Igloo Hotel (payable locally). After dinner there is a guided tour around the hotel and you will be given practical information about the overnight stay.
The indoor temperature in the igloo hotel varies between -4 c and -7 c degrees. You spend the night wrapped up comfortably in sleeping bags and reindeer skins.
Warm up in the sauna and have breakfast at the Igloo hotel
At 10 o’clock you’ll set off for a snowmobile safari on the Finnmarksvidda. Lunch is served en route in the wilderness. Transfer back to Alta town centre in the afternoon and check in to Hotel Vica.
The evening is free for your own leisure activities. Relax in the hotel Jacuzzi, hopefully under the Northern Lights!
Breakfast and self transfer to Alta airport.
Fly home with SAS scheduled flight via Oslo.