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Ten ways to see the Northern Lights
The Telegraph ^

Posted on 02/13/2012 8:50:34 PM PST by nickcarraway

1 Cruise to northern Norway

The Norwegian cruise line Hurtigruten (0844 448 7601, has launched a number of new charter flights in response to a surge in demand. A five-day “Arctic Highlights Voyage”, sailing from Tromsø to Kirkenes and back, costs from £949 per person, including flights, on selected departures in November and December. In addition to time in Tromsø (home to the Arctic Cathedral, Polar Museum and a Polaria Centre containing bearded seals), optional excursions include husky dog sled rides, a visit to North Cape, snowmobiling and a trip to the border post with Russia. There are longer cruises sailing from Bergen and an “Astronomy Voyage” led by a Northern Lights expert.

2 Ice Hotel in Sweden

Sunvil Discovery (020 8758 4722, offers trips to Kiruna in Sweden incorporating stays in the nearby Jukkasjärvi ice hotel and visits to the Abisko Aurora Sky Station, the least cloudy spot in Sweden and one of the best places in the world to view the lights. From Abisko it is possible to ski and snowboard. Four night-trips cost from £1,104 per person, including flights, transfers – and a night in the ice hotel. Northern Lights: seeing the lights fantastic

3 The Joanna Lumley route

Specialised Tours (01342 712785, offers a seven-night “Land of the Northern Lights” tour in Norway following a route similar to that taken by Joanna Lumley for her celebrated BBC film. Costing £1,495 per person, the trip includes a railway journey across the Arctic Circle, an overnight sea trip, two nights in the Lofoten Islands and a stay in Tromsø (where Lumley saw the lights). An evening “Chasing the Northern Lights” around Tromsø with Lumley’s guide can also be arranged.

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TOPICS: Travel; Weather
KEYWORDS: auroraborealis; northernlights; travel

1 posted on 02/13/2012 8:50:40 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Fantabulous. Which plan has a four star hotel.

2 posted on 02/13/2012 9:07:08 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: SunkenCiv


3 posted on 02/13/2012 9:28:12 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Ciexyz

Best I ever saw were on a cruise ship heading south from Greenland. They reflected off the water.

4 posted on 02/13/2012 9:29:02 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Author of - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: SirKit

Notes for your Bucket List!

5 posted on 02/13/2012 10:18:35 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: nickcarraway

The View From Up There: An Astronauts' Aurora Borealis (Video)

6 posted on 02/13/2012 10:32:05 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: nickcarraway
Southern lights as well ... ;o)

What a beautiful planet we live on!

7 posted on 02/13/2012 10:37:13 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: nickcarraway

In the 1960’s (I don’t recall exactly which year) I could see them just by stepping out my back door. And I lived in the Maryland suburbs of D.C.

8 posted on 02/14/2012 3:56:12 AM PST by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: VietVet

Saw them from Long Island when I was younger - but can’t remember exactly.

9 posted on 02/14/2012 5:32:50 AM PST by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS)
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To: nickcarraway

11. Look north.

10 posted on 02/14/2012 7:31:58 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: KoRn

Thanks KoRn. I’ve only got the one way, “look north”. ;’)

11 posted on 02/14/2012 8:07:20 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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