- 5 days of mixed activities with a local guide
- No previous experience necessary
- Reasonable fitness required
Flight inclusive price from the UK includes return flights from Heathrow to Evenes via Oslo with SAS; airport transfers (for UK group flights only)
7 nights in 3 star Hotel in Sortland
All breakfasts and 5 lunches
4 Northern Lights excursions, weather permitting
Full day snowshoeing including snowshoe hire
Husky sled trip
Cross-country skiing instruction with tour
Visit to Sami reindeer farm
Introduction to Arctic survival day
Tour Leader throughout
The three star Hotel Sortland is located in the heart of the town of Sortland, on the island of Langoya, a short walk from the main bridge to the nearest island. A favourite of Norwegian authors down the years, it offers comfortable twin rooms with en suite facilities, a bar and lounge area, and restaurant.
All breakfasts and 5 lunches included.
Activity Details This trip is Grade B: Some relatively full days, with 3 - 4 hours of physical activity per day, though some days involve less. You should be reasonably confident in your fitness to ensure you get the most out of this trip, a light exercise routine pre departure will certainly help.
Your safety All active winter holidays involve some element of risk; from something as simple as slipping on icy pavements, to the possibility of injuries sustained as a result of the activities themselves. While we do all we can to minimize any dangers, participants must be prepared to accept some risk as part of the holiday. Please refer to the 'risk of injury' section at the back of the Winter Adventures brochure, or the online FAQs for this trip for further information.
Low level snowshoeing We have chosen to categorize this holiday as 'low level snowshoeing', which is described as snowshoeing over flat or undulating terrain, where avalanche risk is non-existent, and there are no big-drops and very steep terrain is rare. There is minimal risk of injury from falls and slides on icy terrain.
Cross-country skiing Unlike downhill skiing, where falls can happen at speed, most cross-country falls happen at slow speeds or from an almost static position, and cause no injury. Although it is very rare, some falls do lead to injury, in the worst cases this may include broken bones. Overall cross-country skiing is a safe sport to take part in, if properly instructed.
Dogsledding While speeds rarely exceed 20 km per hour, injuries can occur if a sled tips over or leaves the trail, and participants should be prepared for this risk.
Introduction to Arctic Survival This is designed to demonstrate and allow the group to try some of the skills involved with surviving trips and expeditions in the arctic such as navigation, starting a fire and so on. It is not designed to be physically demanding though participation in some activities is possible.
Moose and Reindeer Safari This is conducted on foot through changing terrain, but is not challenging.
Normal group size and age
Normally 8 to 14, plus local leader. Minimum age 16.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
Relatively full days, with 3-4 hours of physical activity, although occasional longer or harder days may be involved. Previous experience is not necessary, but you should be confident of your fitness level.
Winter Activities: It's about seeking out alternative ways to have fun in unspoilt locations, you won't find standard skiing or snowboarding breaks here.