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  • Monday 30 December to Friday 3 January

  • Tromsø, Norway

  • Return SAS flights Brussels – Tromsø (1 stop both ways)

  • Good hotel(s) in downtown Tromsø

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If you have never seen the famous Aurora Borealis, now is your chance! This natural phenomenon is so incredibly special and so out-of-this-world beautiful, mesmerising, magical and mysterious, that you simply cannot afford to not have it on your bucket list. We will organise again a special NYE trip this year in Tromsø in the very North of Norway, the “Paris of the North”. We will fly from Brussels with SAS to Oslo (short stop) and then Tromsø, and on the way back we have a convenient short connection in Copenhagen.

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Overview

Pre-reserve now

If you are interested in joining this trip, even if you aren’t sure yet if you can make it, we recommend that you pre-reserve now. Registration is completely free and without obligations. Once you are on our list we will keep you updated about this trip. You’ll be the first to know when it opens up for actual reservations. And if you are on our pre-registration list, you will receive a special discount.

What's included?

  • Flights Brussels to Rovaniemi, stop in Helsinki
  • One checked piece of 23kg
  • One piece of 10kg hand luggage + 1 personal item
  • Airport transfers in Tromsø
  • 4 nights in great Quality Saga Hotel*** (downtown)
  • 4 delicious breakfasts
  • Visit to Tromsø Museum
  • Visit to Polar Museum
  • Visit to world-famous Hurtigruten cruise ship
  • Great group of international people
  • A lifetime expat memory
  • One item less on your bucket list

Optional

  • 4 nights in outstanding Clarion Hotel The Edge****
  • Sami Experience / reindeer feeding / reindeer sledding
  • Husky dogs sledding
  • Whale watching
  • Snowmobiling
  • Visit to Arctic Cathedral
  • Visit to Tromsø spa & pool
  • Fjellheisen Cablecar to magnificent viewing point
  • NYE Party in The Edge Hotel
  • NYE Party at The Edge Hotel’s rooftop (only for hotel guests)
  • New Year’s Lunch in Arctic Hotel at Sommarøy Island

Our flights

We will fly with SAS direct from Brussels to Oslo on Monday morning 30 December, with an early afternoon connection to Tromsø. Our return flight is on Friday 3 January in the morning to Copenhagen, with a mid afternoon connection to Brussels. NOTE: last year we arrived in the evening only in Tromsø, and our return we had to fly back to Amsterdam, so these flights are much better!!

Who can join us?

Expat Club is known for welcoming a wide variety of international people on its trips. This creates a special, open-minded, safe and friendly environment in which everyone should feel comfortable. You do not have to be a member, and of course Belgians are more the invited too to join us. We always welcome many solo travellers, couples, retirees, small groups of friends and on this trip certainly also children.

How to add a child ticket?

Expat Club loves welcoming the younger/est expats. If you want to bring your child(ren) up until 18 years, please contact us first so we can apply the right discount. Due to the nature of this trip, we can only offer a relatively low discount for children. Up to 11 years €150, and from 12 to 18 years €100.

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Program

For New Year’s Eve 2019-2020, Expat Club is organising a great 5-day trip to one of the most northern cities in the world: Tromsø in Norway. Join us to celebrate the end of 2019 and to welcome 2020, a year full of new chances and opportunities. For this edition, we fly with SAS through Oslo (outbound) and Copenhagen (inbound), both with short connections. This significantly shortens our travel time and increases our time in the North compared to last year! On top of that you can enjoy 1 full extra evening in Tromsø compared to last year’s trip, so you have 33% more chance to see the Northern Lights (again). Since last year we arrived rather late, this year we choose an earlier arrival flight, so we could potentially leave earlier on the Northern Lights trip!!!

We will organise special cultural outings in town as well as excursions to meet with the Sami people, feed the reindeer or take a sledge ride behind reindeers or huskies. And of course we will chase the aurora borealis. Just add your details on the right (desktop) or below (mobile) and we keep you informed.

 

Accommodation

For this trip we top the already great hotels we stayed at last year. We choose 2 hotels very close to each other, of which one belongs to the top of town, literally! Our firsts hotel is the highly-reviewed Quality Saga Hotel***, and the second the impressive Clarion The Edge Hotel****, Tromsø’s highest building. And on top of that… it has an awesome rooftop terrace that is only accessible for hotel guests during the NYE Party (not to be missed).

Nordic Choice Hotel The Edge

 

Flights

We are taking convenient flights with SAS from Brussels to Oslo and onward to Tromsø, and we fly back to Brussels via Copenhagen. One checked luggage is included (max 23kg and external dimensions of 158cm), as well as one carry-on luggage of max 8kg and one personal item.

Monday 30 December
SAS SK4744 – Brussels to Oslo – 10h55 to 12h50
SAS SK4418 – Oslo to Tromsø – 14h05 to 15h55

Friday 3 January
SAS SK4451 – Tromsø to Copenhagen – 11h20 to 13h50
SAS SK1593 – Copenhagen to Brussels – 15h20 to 16h45

 

Activities

There are many things to do in the very North of Norway. Expat Club will organise a great program with many additional activities, often in a privatised setting. You cannot yet order these items upon booking your trip, but we will inform everyone who joins us at a later point. What surely is included for everyone are 2 Northern Lights bus tours. Of course we can only drive off if the conditions make sense, but we can go in various directions and if required we drive all the way into Finland (it’s generally dryer there). But without further ado, here are the other lovely activities you can join

  • Sami experience & reindeer feeding / sledding
  • Whale watching
  • Husky dogs sledding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Visit to Arctic Cathedral
  • Visit to Tromsø pool & spa
  • Fjellheisen Cablecar to magnificent viewing point
  • NYE Party in The Edge Hotel
  • NYE Party at The Edge Hotel’s rooftop (only for guests in this hotel!!)
  • Special New Year’s Scenic tour & unch in Sommarøy Island

From our previous 2018-2019 NYE trip we know that almost everyone booked the Sami Experience / Reindeer feeding / Reindeer sledding, as well as the Whale Watching trip. Only a small group wanted to go husky sledding, simply because it’s rather intense (you have to walk behind the sledge sometimes). Note, Tromsø is already great even without these activities, so don’t feel obliged to join them. And besides, there are already two Northern Lights tours included.

Comments

  • The trip will be carried out with SAS Scandinavian Airlines.
  • This trip is carefully planned. Still, all timings are indicative and may change. Expat Club is known for keeping schedule, but there are circumstances that force us to make changes from time to time. Still, your hosts, the airline, the local service providers and the hotels are doing their best to give you the most optimal experience.
  • The trip is sold as a package. You cannot go with your own transportation and/or arrange your own accommodation. If there are specific things that you do not want in the package, please let us know, and we may consider a discount on a case by case basis.
  • The date for cancelling your trip with a refund is 8 weeks, as stated in the terms & conditions. A name change can be made for free until 45 days in advance (fees apply after that date).
  • You are personally responsible for getting a good travel insurance that covers you for any unforeseen emergencies and medical expenses during the trip. We also advise you to obtain cancellation insurance in case you cannot join anymore (e.g., due to illness or a family emergency).
  • You are personally responsible for an appropriate use of the hotel room. Any missing or broken items will be billed after the trip. If you share the room with someone else, you are equally responsible for leaving it the way you found it.
  • Expat Club cannot be held liable for long delays that influence the program (e.g. missing a guided tour, lunches/dinners and other pre-ordered activities). Expat Club cannot be held liable either for weather-related cancellations or any other unforeseen events that influence the course of the trip, including, but not limited to technical problems with the aircraft and coach, strikes, traffic, weather etc.
  • Expat Club cannot be held liable for personal injuries during the trip, such as, but not limited too, things that happen during Northern Lights tours or reindeer sledding. Joining this trip is at your own risk, so having a good insurance is important.
  • If you do not find a room partner on your own, we will find one for you (female rooms only, no male rooms). During the outbound trip, we will connect you with others in the same position. If you opt for the room-sharing, you will not have to pay the single fee if there is no one else to share the room with, unless you decide to take a single room during the trip. In that case, you will have to pay for it yourself fully.
  • If you book a double / twin room and your travel partner cancels, either from the same order or from a separate one once you indicated you want to share the room with him or her, you will have to pay the single room supplement.
  • Expat Club may “upgrade” or “downgrade” you to another hotel. In the case of a downgrade, you will receive reasonable compensation.
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2 Comments

  1. Hello,
    Can you give us more detail regarding the arrival return hour in Bruxelles on 03 Jan 2020?
    Tks

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    • Thanks for reaching out Constantin. We will upload more information over the next week or so, but the return flights will leave at 11h20 from Tromsø to Copenhagen and onward to Brussels at 15h20 with arrival 16h50.

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