This tour is conducted by Elements Arctic Camp. We offer you a unique, private and personal Christmas. Are you looking for a special Christmas holiday, or want to give someone you know a special gift?
In addition will your booking contribute to a better Christmas by donation and through a helping hand for some of Tromsø´s residents.
Experience a spectacular Arctic Archipelago from our camp site. Stay in a yurt, enjoy traditional Norwegian Christmas food, paddle in Arctic winter light, perhaps under the Northern Lights. If there are good snow conditions, try snowshoeing or skiing.
The camp is without road access and electricity, and we fetch water from a small stream nearby. This is the place to experience - calmness, silence, a lot of weather and the charms of each seasons with its different color schemes and peculiarities. The camp is located by a cultural landscaping area with several nature reserves and you will get close to an Arctic wildlife and coastal life. We will paddle in crystal clear water along beautiful islands, around islets and sheaves and it is common to see eagles, otters, seals and various seabirds.
We pick you up in Tromsø centre or nearby, by arrangement. The journey to the camp is an adventure in itself, with a scenic 90-minute drive and a 10-minute ferry ride to the island Rebbenesøya. Thereafter, we have a 20-30-minute walk- or snowshoe trip to the camp. After settling into the yurt and during the heating of the yurt, we enjoy a meal. We plan the evenings kayak trip and activities according to the weather conditions, your kayaking experience and wishes. To paddle in the dark is a special experience and if we are lucky you will see the magical Northern Lights. Back at the camp, we enjoy a nice dinner in a warm and cozy yurt. Look forward to a nice sleep in made-up and comfortable beds. The next day, after breakfast, a new kayak trip is waiting in winter daylight. When we return to the camp, we eat and prepare for the return. In addition, or in case of too bad weather for kayaking, we can do a sightseeing trip on the island combined with photo breaks and a hike. Rebbenesøya offers many possibilities. If we have snow, we will invite you to try snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.
Look forward to something exceptional!
Please contact us directly if you are a family or more than 4 people. In addition to this trip, our 2 and 3 days winter trips, we also offer summer trips. We will gladly help you choose the best season for you to visit us.
Included: accommodation, transport, all food (dinner, breakfast, lunch, tee/coffee, chocolate, local sweet pastry, biscuit), guide, all necessary kayak equipment, single kayaks. Spikes, snowshoes, cross-country ski equipment, thermal suits. Tripod and photos from the trip. Alcohol is not included.
Please bring: Winter jacket, winter pants, warm highshafted winter boots. 2 layers of clothing to wear underneath the dry suit, changing clothes, warm mittens and a warm hat. Please pack your things in a backpack.
Duration: 30-31 hours
Number of participants: 1-4
Level of difficulty: medium, no experience is needed but you need to be in good physical shape
Departure time and place: Tromsø centre or nearby, by arrangement, 11AM (11:00) or 12PM (12:00)
Day, pick-up time and return time:
Friday 20. December, pick-up at 11 AM (11:00), return 21. December at 6 PM (18:00)
Sunday 22. December, pick-up at 12 PM (12:00), return 23. December at 7 PM (19:00)
Christmas eve - Tuesday 24. December, pick-up at 11 AM (11:00), return 25. December at 6.30 PM (18:30)
Thursday 26. December, pick-up at 12 PM (12:00), return 27. December at 6 PM (18:00)
Sunday 29. December, pick-up at 12 PM (12:00), return 30. December at 6 PM (18:00)
New Years eve - Tuesday 31. December, pick-up at 12 PM (12:00), return 01. January at 7 PM (19:00)
The four beds in each yurt are placed as two double beds in the form of a bunk bed. The camp also has a boathouse with a bio toilet.
The trip is adapted to both experienced or inexperienced/new beginners.
Please bring warm clothes to both wear during the stay at the camp and to wear under the dry suit when we do kayaking: Warm jacket, insulated pans, warm winter boots (high shafted), hat, gloves/mittens, two layers of woollen or fleece under garments (inner and middle layer)
If you don’t have this by your own it is possible to rent this in Tromsø (except the inner and middle layer).
We provide spikes and snowshoes and thermal suits.
Please pack your things in a backpack.