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Tromso and Alta

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Tromso and Alta

We are a group of 4 intending to travel to Tromso (5 nights) and then proceed to Alta (4 nights) only to view the northern light

Date of trip 8th march till 17th march 2013

Specific Questions

- Is the time good to see northern lights at Tromso and Alta ?

- Any specific tour operator who would be keen to provide us with a customised and personalised service during our tromso and alta trip.

- Recommended good places to stay at Tromso and Alta which are comfortable but not very expensive. Places which are outside city and from its relatively easy to move out in the dark in anticipation to click the northern lights

- Car rentals at tromso and alta for the late evenings to take us outside city limits and then drop us back ? Are there such cabs available on hire ?

would be obliged

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1. Re: Tromso and Alta

First of all, tour operators cannot go on TA and promote their services - that is strictly against TA rules. You need to go to the official tourist web sites and find the operators available - then search out reviews here on TA. Note that the most popular ones may be sold out.

The same goes for accomodation - they are listed on the web-sites as well.

http://www.visittromso.no/en/

http://www.altatours.no/

Note that the web site for Alta is under updating. Also look for accomodation right there on TA

booking.com is another source where accomodation can be found

Hostels

http://www.hihostels.com/

It is of course possible to rent a car and do a self drive. With driver is not possible - that would be a taxi and they are very expensive indeed.

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2. Re: Tromso and Alta

Sure thanks so much ....

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3. Re: Tromso and Alta

Tripadvisor it the best source for hotel reviews:

tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g190473-Troms_Norther…

To get to Alta, you either fly or take the bus.

The buses are very comfortable, and the landscape extremely scenic, but the bus departs only once a day - at 4 p.m. from Tromsø. At the time you come, there is sunset at 5.30 p.m., so much of your trip to Alta will be in dusk and dark (the bus takes 6,5 hours).

http://tinyurl.com/b97nqcr

You might consider renting a car. Make sure you get studded tyres, as mid March is still winter in North Norway.

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