Northern lights Expeditions to Norway.
Next Workshop: Arctic Norway and the Northern Lights 20-26th January 2012 Only 2 places left. 26th Jan to 1st feb (Sold Out). Price Including Food and Accommodation but excluding flights to Tromso, £980 GBP per person.
Every year I run small expeditions to Norway. These trips have proved to be so popular that I have had to turn people away most years and many people come back year after year.
These are magical experiences of a lifetime.
The first day is the arrival day. You must make your own way to Tromso in Northern Norway. You will be met at the airport and taken to a nice hotel nearby. If the weather conditions are good then we will spend the evening watching the Northern Lights.
Day 2 we have an early start to make the long but interesting drive along the “Northern Lights Highway” across the very top of Finland and back into Norway. This journey takes us through some of the coldest parts of Europe where deep snow and temperatures below -20c are normal. At about 3pm we will arrive just outside the small town of Karasjok.
Here we exchange our mini-bus for snow scooters as we prepare to head off into the remote Arctic wilderness. After a 60 minute (20km) snow scooter ride up through a beautiful snow covered forest, up beyond the tree line and across frozen lakes we will come to a group of small huts a a place called Ravnastua.
This is a magical place, far from the stresses of our modern lives where life is simple, the air is clear and fresh and the scenery breath taking. After a hearty diner of local food in the communal dining hut we will spend the evening watching out for “Thor’s Chariots” or the Northern Lights.
Day 4 will be spent further exploring the local area, possibly with an excursion to Karasjok or Alta. Again the evening is spent watching for the Northern Lights.
Day 5 is another early start as we depart the cabins by snow scooter and head back down the valley to collect the mini-bus. We now start the drive back to Tromso, only this time we will travel back via Alta passing along frozen rivers and taking the coastal route crossing two fjords by ferry. Along the way we will stop for photos by some of the lakes and fjords that are common along this route. We also cross one of the highest mountain passes in Norway and this can be an adventure in itself as the weather can be quite extreme across the tops of the mountains. We spend the night in Tromso and if the sky is clear we will find interesting vantage points to view the Northern Lights.
Day6 is departure day. You will be dropped at the airport for your flight home.
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