In the land of the Northern Lights
The Aurora Borealis – a spectacular natural phenomenon featuring a myriad wave of colours dancing on the cosmic wind high in the sky – has fascinated man for many millennia. In an age where we know the scientific rationale for the Northern Lights, a sighting still delivers an emotional rush and a primaeval response that will be engraved in your memory for a lifetime. Watch nature’s greatest show unfold this winter on our three night holiday to Tromsø in Northern Norway; a destination synonymous with the Aurora Borealis. Take your seat in the front row and await the magic.
From £1,009 per person
Return flights to Tromsø airport (via Oslo Gardermoen) with Norwegian - Private transfers on arrival and on departure - 3 nights at the Clarion Hotel The Edge, Tromsø (Bed & Breakfast) - All excursions detailed - Single room supplement on request
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. This three-night itinerary includes an evening Northern Lights tour and an evening Snowmobile tour, both far away from the artificial lights of the city.
On arrival at Tromsø airport, you will be transferred to your Hotel in Tromsø
Northern Lights Tour - Day at leisure in Tromsø. Opportunity to visit the Arctic Cathedral, Polar Museum and Polaria, an arctic themed visitor centre. In the evening, under the dark Arctic sky, you will be transferred inland from Tromso to a location renowned for its stable and dry climate - perfect for sightings of the Northern Lights. An evening meal served around a roaring fire and a nighttime walk (2km) through the wilderness is included whilst you patiently wait for the Lady Aurora to dazzle.
Snowmobile tour - Day at leisure in Tromsø. It is possible to pre-book a range of winter excursions including dog-sled and reindeer-sled tours with Sunvil Discovery, or take the time to explore Tromsø further at your own pace. In the early evening, venture into the Valley of 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. If conditions permit, you will find your journey illuminated by the green and crimson waves of the Northern Lights.
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.
New moon dates in 2016 are:
- 13 September 2015
- 13 October 2015
- 11 November 2015
- 11 December 2015
- 10 January 2016
- 8 February 2016
- 9 March 2016
- 7 April 2016
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.
Read our blog to discover 7 Facts about the Northern Lights.
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