Experts at Visit Lapland are pleased to announce a new budget flight starting this December direct from London Luton to Tromso (Norway) – which is set to open up the Arctic region for many more tourists this Christmas, and beyond.

Operated by WizzAir every Monday and Friday from the 14 December to 29 March, the new flights cost as little as £22.99 one way, and with a flight time of 3hrs 40mins, it could make an independent short break to the Arctic possible for many more travellers.

Visit Lapland specialise in offering the widest range of bookable activities across Lapland with over 132 available in the Tromso region alone. Arctic travel experts from Visit Lapland have selected the best and newest things to do in the region for anyone planning a trip using the new flights just launched.

Northern lights activities in Tromso

Tromso is a dream destination to experience the Northern Lights. Whether you want to hunt for the Northern Lights from a state of the art Tesla (4 hrs, 2200 NOK, £202); join a Northern Lights hunt whilst meeting playful huskies (4 hrs, 990 NOK, £91); jump on a bus and join fellow aurora hunters on an exciting chase through the fjords (5 hrs, 940 NOK, £86); hunt for the Northern Lights on a sailing adventure (3 hrs, 1400 NOK, £128); or simply sit back on a three hour Northern Light Dinner cruise (3 hrs, 1450 NOK, £133) – Tromso is one of the best places in the world to experience the Northern Lights.

Sami and cultural activities in Tromso

Any trip to Lapland wouldn’t be complete without getting to know the local indigenous culture, and there are plenty of Sami activities in Tromso to do just that including the Sami Experience with Reindeer feeding (4.5 hrs, 1195 NOK, £110); to Reindeer Sledding and Northern Lights (5 hrs, 1695 NOK, £155).

Snowmobiling activities in Tromso

Although there are a few options for snowmobile adventures lasting from 2.5 hours to a full overnight expedition, we’d recommend a Snowmobile Safari in the beautiful Northern Lyngen Alps (7 hrs, 1900 NOK, £174) as great value.

Dogsledding activities in Tromso

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Another classic Arctic travel must-do in the Arctic dogsledding and Tromso has plenty to choose from. Whether dogsledding under the Northern Lights (4.5 hrs, 1890 NOK, £173); embarking on a full-day dogsledding expedition (8 hrs, 3550 NOK, £325); or even going all out on a two-day expedition (48 hrs, 6950 NOK, £636) – you can either sit back and be driven, or even learn how to ‘mush’ (drive) your own team of dogs.

Animal encounters in Tromso

There is plenty of wildlife and animal encounters you can embark on from Tromso. South of the city is Polar Park where you join a trip to meet many of the region’s predators (from 260 NOK, £24 (not including transfer)); you can also join a wild moose safari (9hrs, 2895 NOK, £265); or head out onto the water whale watching where Orca can be spotted during certain winter months (4 hrs, 1200 NOK, £110).

For something different in Tromso

There are plenty of other trips and activities to add to a visit to Tromso. Guests can also join a guided tour of the Tromso Ice Domes including a drink in the ice bar (4 hrs, 879 NOK, £81); a snowshoe adventure with lunch at a polar cabin (3 hrs, 850 NOK, £78); or a thee hour fishing trip in the blue light hour (3 hrs, 1450 NOK, £133)

“Tromso is a safe bet for many travelling to Lapland with a city full of culture and cuisine; and activities set up for everyone from couples, to families and large groups,” said Visit Lapland’s Chad Blakley. “There are literally hundreds of things to choose from and with the new flights from London set to land into Tromso this December, I can’t help but think it’s going to be a popular winter destination!”


To find out more about travelling to and booking activities in Lapland, visit www.visitlapland.com

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