Allison & Ben’s Dreamy Norway Trip

Allison & Ben’s Dreamy Norway Trip

Depart

29 December

Return

04 January

About your itinerary

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Welcome to your magical journey through Norway!
Your adventure begins near Tromsø, situated in Norway's Arctic Circle, offering a unique blend of dog sledging through snow-covered landscapes and the chance to witness the enchanting Northern Lights dancing across the night sky. Witnessing this marvel from your 360 degrees Igloo this really is one to tick off the bucket list. In the North you will cover everything from Dog Sledding to Whale Watching and Snowmobiling.
From the Arctic wonders, we transition to the vibrant cityscape of Oslo. Your adventure winds down with some well-deserved relaxation and pampering at the opulent 5-star Grand Oslo.
Oslo awaits with its cosmopolitan charm, rich culture, and scenic beauty. Take a moment to unwind and explore at your own pace. I have included a fantastic Oslofjord Cruise Tour, providing you with the perfect opportunity to admire the beauty of Oslo from the serene waters. Relax on board as you soak in the breathtaking views of picturesque islands, charming waterfronts, and iconic landmarks.
Rest assured, I have arranged everything from touchdown to takeoff, every transfer and tour. Your only job? Immerse yourself in the magic of Norway and let this journey be as carefree as it is unforgettable. 
This is coming in slightly over what we spoke about on the phone, this is down to the gorgeous Igloo in Lyngen North, we are limited to either 2 or 4 nights in December, I opted for the slightly longer option as this would give you the best opportunity to see the Northern Lights from your Igloo as well as have the chance to see and do as much as possible whilst you are there. 
I am looking forward to chatting on Monday and hearing your thoughts – this is a wonderful itinerary full of the best that Norway has to offer and I think would be a super special trip to round of 2025.
Shaye Jolley
Prepared for: Allison Heimes
Date created: 26 January, 2024
Reference: Q106758

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Your Itinerary In Detail

? This itinerary has been tailor-made for you. No two itineraries are the same and we are always able to make changes if something isn't quite right.

Monday 29th December 2025

Monday 29th December 2025

Welcome to Tromsø

Welcome to Tromsø

Welcome to Tromsø

Welcome to Tromsø

Welcome to Tromsø

Welcome to Tromsø

Welcome to Tromsø

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Tromsø, a place where nature's grandeur meets modern luxury. Nestled in the heart of Norway's Arctic Circle, Tromsø is not only a picturesque destination but also a hub for unique experiences. From chasing the mesmerizing Northern Lights to exploring the rich Sami culture, your journey here promises moments of wonder and indulgence.
Get ready to be enchanted by the breathtaking landscapes, cozy cafes, and the warm embrace of Tromsø's LGBTQ+ friendly community. Your adventure begins in this Arctic gem, where I've curated a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration, just for you.

Hotel Transfer from Tromsø Airport to Lyngen North

Transfer Hotel Transfer from Tromsø Airport to Lyngen North
As you land into Tromso Airport, you will be met by a wonderful Lyngen North Hotel representative and transferred to your very own Igloo for the next 4 nights of your trip.

Lyngen North

Lyngen North

Lyngen North

Lyngen North

Lyngen North

Lyngen North

Lyngen North for 4 nights

Accommodation Lyngen North for 4 nights
Nestled amidst the captivating landscapes of northern Norway, the Lyngen North Hotel offers a sublime retreat for discerning travelers seeking a harmonious blend of luxury and natural beauty. Surrounded by the majestic Lyngen Alps and overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the Arctic fjords, this boutique establishment captures the essence of tranquility and exclusivity. The hotel's architecture seamlessly integrates with its scenic surroundings, featuring contemporary Nordic design that echoes the region's rich cultural heritage.
Step into a realm of refined elegance as you enter the Lyngen North Hotel. The well-appointed rooms and suites provide a sanctuary of comfort, adorned with tasteful furnishings that showcase a perfect marriage of style and functionality. Guests can unwind in the spa, which boasts panoramic views of the awe-inspiring scenery, or indulge in exquisite culinary experiences at the on-site restaurant, where locally sourced ingredients take center stage. With a commitment to personalised service and a location that invites exploration of the Arctic wonders, Lyngen North promises an unforgettable sojourn for those seeking a truly luxurious escape in the heart of Norway's untamed beauty.
Glass Igloo 360
Glass Igloo 360
Glass Igloo 360

Your room: Glass Igloo 360

Indulge in an extraordinary Arctic escape in the exquisitely designed Glass Igloo 360 at Lyngen North Hotel. Perched amidst the breathtaking landscapes of northern Norway, this avant-garde accommodation offers an immersive 360-degree view of the celestial wonders that grace the Arctic sky. The room's innovative design seamlessly fuses modern luxury with the raw beauty of nature, allowing guests to witness the enchanting dance of the Northern Lights or the tranquil hues of the midnight sun from the comfort of their own private sanctuary.

Step into a realm of sophistication and comfort as you enter the Glass Igloo 360. The spacious interior boasts contemporary Nordic aesthetics, with stylish furnishings and thoughtful touches that create a haven of relaxation. Whether basking in the warm glow of the aurora or enjoying the serene daylight hours, this room provides an unparalleled connection with the Arctic surroundings. With its unique vantage point and luxurious amenities, the Glass Igloo 360 at Lyngen North Hotel promises an enchanting retreat for those seeking an immersive and unforgettable Arctic experience.


Dining at Lyngen North

Dining at Lyngen North

Dining at Lyngen North

Dining at Lyngen North

Dining at Lyngen North

Dining at Lyngen North

Dining at Lyngen North

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Breakfast – Included 
Every morning, accommodation guests are treated to a delicious breakfast. The buffet offers a wide selection of milk products, jams, meats, smoked salmon, fruits, bread, and more. Additionally, they serve freshly cooked warm dishes such as egg & bacon, scrambled eggs, omelets, and more.
Lunch
Lunch service in the restaurant between 2 and 3 pm all days during your stay.
Dinner – Included
During your stay, the chef will prepare a delicious three-course dinner every evening. The menu will feature the best local ingredients available, which may include reindeer, beef, cod, halibut, shrimp, lamb, pork, and more. Each night, you will be treated to a new and exciting menu.
Dinner Example Menu:
Starter: Reindeer tartar served with lingonberry cream cheese, pickled onion and thyme foam.
Main course: Fried cod served with herb hollandaise, smoked potatoes and baked root vegetables.
Dessert: Chocolate ganache served with crispy honey and salt caramel

Tuesday 30th December 2025

Tuesday 30th December 2025

Small Group Dog Sledding

Small Group Dog Sledding

Small Group Dog Sledding

Small Group Dog Sledding

Small Group Dog Sledding

Small Group Dog Sledding

Small Group Dog Sledding

Excursion Small Group Dog Sledding
Embark on an exhilarating journey from Lyngen North to the Reisa Valley for an enchanting dog sledding adventure. Take the reins of your own sled, leading a team of huskies through the captivating winter wonderland at the entrance to Reisa National Park.
Upon arrival, immerse yourself in warmth with provided winter essentials – boots, a thermal suit, mittens, and headwear. Ensure your comfort by donning a snug inner layer, such as wool undergarments and a fleece jacket.
This tour is tailored for all, with its flat terrain making it an ideal choice for novices. Receive comprehensive instructions to navigate the sled and huskies safely through the captivating dog sledding experience. The journey unfolds towards a secluded wilderness camp, where a hearty meal awaits within a cozy, pre-heated hut. Should you desire a delectable vegetarian option, please inform us in advance.
Following the break at the wilderness camp, the dog sledding adventure continues, unveiling the picturesque landscape of the Reisa Valley. Engage with the raw beauty of nature as you traverse through this winter paradise.

Wednesday 31st December 2025

Wednesday 31st December 2025

Small Group Whale Watching

Small Group Whale Watching

Small Group Whale Watching

Small Group Whale Watching

Small Group Whale Watching

Small Group Whale Watching

Small Group Whale Watching

Excursion Small Group Whale Watching
Embark on a captivating adventure as you set out to sea on a secure and stable open RIB boat, departing from the picturesque shore of Skjervøy in search of majestic marine life. With this small group tour, your voyage promises an intimate and personal atmosphere as you explore the vast expanse of the ocean.
Your journey begins at 08:35 am in Spåkenes, where you will be whisked away to Skjervøy aboard a comfortable Arctic Route bus equipped with onboard toilets. Upon arrival, don warm flotation suits for a once-in-a-lifetime whale-watching experience aboard the RIB boat. The return journey commences around 1:30 pm, offering a panoramic drive that brings you back to Spåkenes by 2:20 pm.
Expect the unexpected as the crew endeavors to locate these magnificent whales in their natural habitat. Keep in mind that Orcas and Humpback Whales are untamed creatures, freely navigating the waters, making sightings not guaranteed. This tour operates subject to weather conditions.
Ensure your comfort during the bus tour by bringing along your own food and drinks. Additionally, prepare for the chilly conditions by bringing warm underlayer clothes and snug boots.
Here is a rough idea of what your day will look like:
08:35 – Pick up at Spåkenes
09:30 – Arrival in Skjervøy, the prime location for whale activity
10:00-13:00 – Immersive whale-watching activity
13:30 – Departure from Skjervøy
14:20 – Arrival back in Spåkenes

Thursday 1st January 2026

Thursday 1st January 2026

Small Group Snowmobiling Tour

Small Group Snowmobiling Tour

Small Group Snowmobiling Tour

Small Group Snowmobiling Tour

Small Group Snowmobiling Tour

Excursion Small Group Snowmobiling Tour
Embark on an exhilarating snowmobile tour to the scenic Sikkajavri lake, guided by a seasoned local expert. Your journey will take you to the mountain's summit, where a welcoming lavvu tent awaits. Indulge in the warmth as you savor a hearty soup and hot beverages served within the lavvu. For those seeking adventure, the opportunity to navigate the snowmobiles awaits at the lake.
Upon reaching the lake, immerse yourself in the vast, open landscape of the mountain. Try your hand at ice fishing or venture on a snowshoe hike, exploring the serene surroundings. Opting for an evening excursion may reward you with the mesmerizing spectacle of the northern lights gracefully dancing above, creating a truly enchanting experience.

Friday 2nd January 2026

Friday 2nd January 2026

Hotel Transfer from Lyngen North to Tromso Airport

Transfer Hotel Transfer from Lyngen North to Tromso Airport
Today you will begin the journey to the next part of your gorgeous trip. You will be taken by hotel transfer to Tromsø Airport for your flight to Oslo.

Flight on SK 4419

Flight Flight on SK 4419
From To
Tromsø Airport
(TOS)
Oslo Airport, Gardermoen
(OSL)
Departs Arrives
02-Jan-2026 12:55:00 03-Jan-2026 14:50:00
Airline Cabin
Scandinavian Airlines Economy

Private Vehicle from Oslo Airport to The Grand Oslo

Transfer Private Vehicle from Oslo Airport to The Grand Oslo
On arrival at Oslo Airport, you will be met by our fabulous Out Of Office representatives and take your business class private vehicle to the gorgeous Grand Hotel for rest and relaxation in Oslo.

Welcome to Oslo

Welcome to Oslo

Welcome to Oslo

Welcome to Oslo

Welcome to Oslo

Welcome to Oslo

Welcome to Oslo

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Here you'll find the vibrant heart of Norway! As you step into this cosmopolitan capital, you'll be immersed in a harmonious blend of modern sophistication and rich cultural heritage. Oslo is not just a city; it's an experience waiting to unfold. From the world-class museums, such as the iconic Munch Museum, to the serene fjords that cradle the city, your time here promises a delightful mix of art, history, and natural beauty.
I've made sure to include a gorgeous Oslofjord Cruise Tour to ensure you savor the best this city has to offer, from exquisite dining experiences to leisurely strolls along the picturesque waterfront. Get ready to be captivated by the enchanting spirit of Oslo for an unforgettable journey.

The Grand Oslo

The Grand Oslo

The Grand Oslo

The Grand Oslo

The Grand Oslo

The Grand Oslo

The Grand Oslo for 2 nights

Accommodation The Grand Oslo for 2 nights
Nestled in the heart of Oslo, the Grand Hotel stands as a beacon of timeless elegance and sophistication. With its rich history dating back to 1874, this iconic establishment seamlessly blends classic charm with modern luxury. As you step into the opulent foyer adorned with intricate chandeliers and plush furnishings, you are greeted by a warm and welcoming ambience. The Grand Hotel boasts a selection of meticulously appointed rooms and suites, each exuding a refined sense of comfort and style. Immerse yourself in the hotel's culinary offerings, where skilled chefs craft gastronomic delights using locally sourced ingredients. Whether you unwind in the spa, or simply relish the panoramic views of Oslo from the rooftop terrace, the Grand Hotel promises an indulgent retreat in the heart of Norway's capital.
Situated amidst the vibrant city life, the Grand Hotel provides unparalleled access to Oslo's cultural treasures, including the Royal Palace and the National Gallery. After a day of exploration, return to the hotel's inviting ambiance and unwind with a bespoke cocktail at the bar. The attentive staff, known for their impeccable service, ensures that your stay is nothing short of extraordinary. With its central location and commitment to luxury, the Grand Hotel invites you to experience the epitome of refined hospitality in the heart of Oslo, making your visit to Norway's capital truly unforgettable.
Junior Suite with View
Junior Suite with View
Junior Suite with View

Your room: Junior Suite with View

Elevate your stay at the Grand Hotel in Oslo by staying in the Junior Suite with a captivating view. The spacious and tastefully adorned suite offers a perfect blend of contemporary luxury and classic charm. Immerse yourself in the plush comforts of the elegantly furnished living area, where rich textures and soothing hues create an inviting ambience. The bedroom, adorned with sumptuous linens and bespoke furnishings, ensures a restful night's sleep. As you wake up to the gentle natural light streaming in through large windows, treat yourself to panoramic views of Oslo's cityscape or the picturesque surrounding landscape, adding an extra layer of enchantment to your stay.


The Spa at Grand Hotel Oslo

The Spa at Grand Hotel Oslo

The Spa at Grand Hotel Oslo

The Spa at Grand Hotel Oslo

The Spa at Grand Hotel Oslo

The Spa at Grand Hotel Oslo

The Spa at Grand Hotel Oslo

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Nestled in the heart of Oslo, The Grand Oslo Spa is a lavish retreat that seamlessly blends opulence with tranquility. As you step into this haven of relaxation, you're greeted by an ambiance of understated luxury and sophistication.
The spa's interior is a masterpiece of design, featuring plush furnishings and soothing color palettes that evoke a sense of calm. The soft glow of ambient lighting adds to the serene atmosphere, creating a space where every detail is meticulously curated for your utmost comfort.
Indulge in a range of world-class treatments tailored to rejuvenate both body and mind. From rejuvenating facials using premium skincare products to holistic massages that melt away stress, The Grand Oslo Spa offers an array of experiences designed to pamper and revitalize.
Take a dip in the pristine pool, surrounded by elegant architecture and adorned with stylish loungers. The heated water embraces you in warmth, creating an oasis of relaxation. For those seeking a more immersive experience, the spa also boasts state-of-the-art saunas and steam rooms, each with its own unique therapeutic benefits.
After your treatment, unwind in the tranquil relaxation lounge, where you can savor a selection of herbal teas and fresh fruits. The attentive staff at The Grand Oslo Spa are dedicated to ensuring your every need is met, making your visit an indulgent escape from the demands of daily life.
Whether you're a connoisseur of luxury or simply seeking a moment of reprieve, The Grand Oslo Spa invites you to immerse yourself in a world of unparalleled bliss.

Restaurant & Bar's at Grand Hotel Oslo

Restaurant & Bar's at Grand Hotel Oslo

Restaurant & Bar's at Grand Hotel Oslo

Restaurant & Bar's at Grand Hotel Oslo

Restaurant & Bar's at Grand Hotel Oslo

Restaurant & Bar's at Grand Hotel Oslo

Restaurant & Bar's at Grand Hotel Oslo

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Palmen Restaurant: Indulge in culinary excellence at Palmen Restaurant, where classic elegance meets modern Scandinavian cuisine. Enjoy a sophisticated dining experience amidst timeless decor and impeccable service.
Eight Rooftop Bar: Elevate your evening at Eight Rooftop Bar, a stylish and vibrant destination boasting panoramic views of Oslo's cityscape. Sip on expertly crafted cocktails while soaking in the mesmerizing surroundings from this chic and elevated vantage point.
Othilia: Experience refined dining at Othilia, where an exquisite menu curated with precision meets an intimate and sophisticated atmosphere. This restaurant at Grand Hotel Oslo promises a memorable gastronomic journey in the heart of the city.

Saturday 3rd January 2026

Saturday 3rd January 2026

Oslofjord Cruise Tour

Oslofjord Cruise Tour

Oslofjord Cruise Tour

Oslofjord Cruise Tour

Oslofjord Cruise Tour

Oslofjord Cruise Tour

Oslofjord Cruise Tour

Excursion Oslofjord Cruise Tour
On today's adventure, enjoy an electric and silent cruise on Oslofjord and learn about the nature, history, and marine life of this beautiful scenic area. 
Your journey begins at Aker Brygge, where you'll board a comfortable hybrid-electric boat designed for a quiet and eco-friendly experience. Take in the stunning views through the large windows that line the boat's sides.
You'll glide past the most iconic treasures of the Oslofjord, including the enchanting Dyna Fyr and the historic Heggholmen fyrstasjon. Gaze upon architectural marvels like the resplendent Opera House and the storied Akershus Fortress, all while basking in the opulent ambiance of the Oslo Fjord Sauna's presence.
During the tour, your guide will share interesting facts about nature and wildlife that lives in and around the city of Oslo.

Hiking in Oslo

Hiking in Oslo

Hiking in Oslo

Hiking in Oslo

Hiking in Oslo

Hiking in Oslo

Hiking in Oslo

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Exploring Oslo's natural beauty through its scenic hikes is an absolute delight for nature enthusiasts. Here are some of the best hikes around Oslo, offering breathtaking views and a perfect blend of tranquility and adventure:
Nordmarka Wilderness Area: Ullevålseter to Sognsvann
Start your journey at Ullevålseter and trek through the enchanting Nordmarka forest to reach the picturesque Sognsvann lake. The trail offers a mix of wooded paths and open landscapes, providing a serene escape just outside the city.
Vettakollen
Ascend to the heights of Vettakollen for panoramic views of Oslo and the surrounding fjords. The trail takes you through lush forests before reaching the summit, where you can enjoy a rewarding vista of the city, the Oslofjord, and the distant hills.

Grefsenkollen
This hike to Grefsenkollen combines nature and urban exploration. The trail meanders through woodlands and open areas, eventually leading to the iconic Grefsenkollen viewpoint. Marvel at the cityscape below and enjoy a meal at the cozy restaurant at the top.
Bygdøy Peninsula: Huk to Paradisbukta
Begin your hike at Huk Beach and follow the coastal trail along the Bygdøy peninsula. This scenic route offers stunning views of the Oslofjord, passing through peaceful woods and rocky shores. Conclude your hike at Paradisbukta, a beautiful beach perfect for relaxation.
Lysaker River and Østernvann
For a more tranquil hike, explore the Lysaker River and Østernvann loop. This trail takes you through serene woodlands and around the Østernvann lake. Enjoy the calming sounds of the river and the beauty of the surrounding nature.
Kolsåstoppen
Venture to Kolsåstoppen for a more challenging hike. The trail leads you through rocky terrain and dense forests, ultimately rewarding you with stunning vistas of the Oslo region. It's a perfect choice for those seeking a more adventurous outdoor experience.

Shaye's Oslo Eats Recommendations

Shaye's Oslo Eats Recommendations

Shaye's Oslo Eats Recommendations

Shaye's Oslo Eats Recommendations

Shaye's Oslo Eats Recommendations

Shaye's Oslo Eats Recommendations

Shaye's Oslo Eats Recommendations

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  • Rorbua: Located on the waterfront in the Aker Brygge area, Rorbua offers a cozy and authentic Norwegian dining experience. It's known for its seafood dishes, including fresh fish, shrimp, and traditional fish soup. The rustic ambiance and maritime decor add to the charm.
  • Lofoten Fiskerestaurant: This restaurant, situated near the Oslo Opera House, specializes in dishes from the Lofoten Islands. You can enjoy a variety of seafood options like cod, salmon, and Arctic char, prepared with a Nordic twist.
  • Engebret Café: Established in 1857, Engebret Café is one of Oslo's oldest restaurants. It serves classic Norwegian dishes like cured salmon, reindeer, and pea soup. The historic ambiance and traditional menu make it a unique dining experience.
  • Schouskjelleren Mikrobryggeri: For those interested in combining local food with craft beer, Schouskjelleren Mikrobryggeri is an excellent choice. This brewery and pub offer a variety of craft beers and a menu featuring Norwegian-inspired pub food.
  • Nordvegan: If you're looking for vegan and vegetarian versions of traditional Norwegian dishes, Nordvegan is a fantastic option. They serve plant-based versions of classics like "rømmegrøt" (sour cream porridge) and "lapskaus" (stew).
  • Mathallen Oslo: While not a single restaurant, Mathallen Oslo is a food hall that showcases a wide range of Norwegian and international foods. It's a great place to explore and sample various local delicacies and artisan products.

Sunday 4th January 2026

Sunday 4th January 2026

Private Vehicle from The Grand Oslo to Oslo Airport

Transfer Private Vehicle from The Grand Oslo to Oslo Airport
After exploring everything Norway offers, it's time to be taken by your private business vehicle to the airport to start your journey back to the United States.
You'll leave your fantastic trip having created once-in-a-lifetime memories to cherish forever.

What's Included

Your itinerary includes

  • Hotel Transfer from Tromsø Airport to Lyngen North
  • 4 nights at Lyngen North
  • Glass Igloo 360 with half board
  • Small Group Dog Sledding
  • Small Group Whale Watching
  • Small Group Snowmobiling Tour
  • Hotel Transfer from Lyngen North to Tromso Airport
  • Domestic flight from Tromso to Oslo
  • Private Vehicle from Oslo Airport to The Grand Oslo
  • 2 nights at The Grand Oslo
  • Junior Suite with View with breakfast
  • Oslofjord Cruise Tour
  • Private Vehicle from The Grand Oslo to Oslo Airport
  • 24/7 Emergency Concierge Line

Your itinerary excludes

  • International Flights (to be added)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Resort Fees / City Taxes
  • Visas (if applicable)
  • Gratuities

Important Information

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Your trip
Your expert

Total Price

$ 11,054

Deposit

$ 3,000

Final Balance Due

October 6, 2025

Your Expert

Shaye Jolley

Your Reference

Q106758

Contact Details

shaye@outofoffice.com