10 days self-guided tour
Minimum 2 people - Arrive: Tromsø/ Leave from: Lakselv
Your itinerary starts in Tromsø, the capital of northern Norway. One of the best things about this pretty Arctic city with its gentle oceanic climate is its many museums like the Polar Museum. But there are also the botanical gardens and the cathedral which dominates the city. Or you can take the cable car to look down on the city and admire the landscape of fjords and mountains that surround it. Depending on the time of year you may also get to see the midnight sun. The journey then heads northwards to Alta in Lapland where you can discover rock carvings, the oldest of which date back nearly 7,000 years. The itinerary continues northwards to the island of Magerøy, a feature of which is the famous "Nordkapp" (North Cape). This cliff with its globe overlooking the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans symbolises the northernmost point of Europe. You then take the road to Stabbursdalen National Park. This great national park is known as the home of the most northerly pine forest in the world (some specimens are more than 500 years old). You can hike through totally unspoilt landscapes that combine woods, tundra, lakes, waterfalls and rivers. And why not try fishing for the salmon that are so numerous in these waters?
Day 1: Arrive in Tromsø and settle into a city-centre hotel.
Day 2: Unaccompanied day in Tromsø (several suggestions and information on the possible activities/visits in the Road Book).
Day 3: Pick up the hire vehicle and drive from Tromsø to Alta.
Day 4: Unaccompanied tour of Alta (rock carvings, sleigh dog breeding, walks,etc.).
Day 5: Hike in Sautso Canyon, the largest canyon in Northern Europe!
Day 6: Drive through magnificent landscapes to the island of Magerøy at the end of the earth.
Day 7: Walks or hikes on the island of Magerøy and Tour of North Cape (several suggestions and information on possible hikes in the Road Book).
Day 8: Drive to Lakselv and settle into accommodation near the Stabbursdalen National Park.
Day 9: Hike in the Stabbursdalen National Park (several suggestions and information on possible hikes in the Road Book).
Day 10: Unfortunately this is the end of the trip. Return your vehicle to Lakselv airport and head back home with your head buzzing with the images of your trip.
Quotes available on request.
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