In the land of the Northern Lights
Northern Norway is considered one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights, and NASA has predicted that winter 2012/13 could have the most spectacular and powerful displays in years. Autumn 2012 has already witnessed some spectacular Aurora displays in the skies above Tromsø and Kirkenes. Book your trip to Northern Norway with Sunvil this winter to give yourself a good chance of sighting this natural phenomenon.
From £1,218 per person
Return flights, via Oslo, with SAS Scandinavian Airlines; transfers throughout; 3-nights Bed and Breakfast accommodation at the Clarion Collection Hotel With and all excursions detailed.
On arrival at Tromsø airport transfer to the Clarion Collection Hotel With
Day at leisure in Tromsø. Opportunity to visit the Arctic Cathedral, Polar Museum and Polaria, an arctic themed visitor centre. In the evening transfer to the Tromsø Villmarkssenter on the outskirts of the city (c.30 minutes transfer each way). Away from the artificial lights of the city the Villmarkssenter offers an excellent setting for a sighting of the Aurora. You will also enjoy a traditional meal served in comfort of a lavvo.
Day at leisure in Tromsø. In the evening, venture into the Valley of the Finn (c.1 hour 15 minutes transfer each way) and traverse the frozen mountainous landscape on the back of a snowmobile. This is an exhilarating 7 hour excursion that includes a 30km snowmobile ride, a hot meal and the opportunity to try ice-fishing.
It is possible to pre-book a range of winter excursions with Sunvil Discovery or explore Tromsø at your own pace.
Transfer to Tromsø airport for the return flight to the UK.
Of course, we cannot guarantee a sighting with a natural occurrence but, this will be a bumper season. To increase your chances, we would recommend that you:
• Leave the artificial lights of the city behind
• Choose excursions which offer the opportunity to ‘chase’ or ‘search’ for the Northern Lights: They have a higher success of sightings.
• Travel at the time of the new moon when the sky is at its darkest.
• Avoid travelling at the time of a full moon.
• Stay as long as you can. Four-nights or longer is ideal.
But, above all, we would recommend that you book a tour that includes an activity, or a visit to a region of spectacular natural beauty, so that you have a wonderful evening regardless of a sighting.
The dates of the new moon in 2012/13 are:
• 15 October 2012
• 13 November 2012
• 13 December 2012
• 11 January 2013
• 10 February 2013
• 11 March 2013
• 10 April 2013
Sunvil Discovery is a Scandinavian specialist tour operator. This itinerary is a mere suggestion and we are happy to use our knowledge and experience to design an itinerary that will suit your individual requirements. We know our featured properties and destinations and are happy to answer any questions that you might have. We pride ourselves on offering a highly personal service and good value for money.
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