Best Kept Secret: Midnight Sun Hike & Sami Culture
Not far away from Tromsø in a hidden fjord, you will find an Arctic paradise that remains largely untouched. This is where we offer you Tromsø’s best kept secret, consisting of the best North Norwegian hospitality and warmth at the end of the road, where the scenery is at its most spectacular.
The tour starts with a scenic drive between fjords and mountains. On arrival in the serene and wild Nakka Valley, we visit the site of a former Sami camp and learn a little about Sami history. We then head off on our longer hike towards the mountain pass, giving you a superb view of some of the highest peaks in Northern Norway, the Lyngen Alps, bathing in the golden glow from the Midnight Sun.
This is a medium level hike, but you sure will be rewarded for your effort. We stop during the walk to investigate interesting and unique Sami sites, enjoy the scenery, take photos and learn more about our magical place and the Arctic environment. During a longer break, we serve hot drinks and snacks.
Approximate schedule: 20:00 (8pm) depart Tromsø, 21:00 (9pm) arrive at Nakka Valley, 21-21:30 (9-9.30pm) Short hike to the old Sami Camp, 22:00 (10pm): Longer hike to mountain pass for view of Lyngen Alps, 24:00 (12am) Return from hike and depart for Tromsø, 01:00 (am) Arrive back in Tromsø.
N.B: The Midnight Sun is visible from 18 May to 25 July
Welcome to our best kept secret.
Season: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 1 June to 15 July 2018.
What to bring: Warm clothes and hiking boots, hat, gloves and sunglasses
Pick-up time and place: 20:00 (8pm) from Radisson Blu Hotel
Included: Transfers (60 min each way), English-speaking guide, local snack, hot and cold drinks
Number of guests: 4- 8.
Age limit: From 12 years. Not suitable for wheelchairs