Skip to comments.Ten ways to see the Northern Lights
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, hurtigruten.co.uk) 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, sunvil.co.uk) 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, specialisedtours.com) 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 Lumleys guide can also be arranged.
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Fantabulous. Which plan has a four star hotel.
Best I ever saw were on a cruise ship heading south from Greenland. They reflected off the water.
Notes for your Bucket List!
Southern lights as well ... ;o)
What a beautiful planet we live on!
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.
Saw them from Long Island when I was younger - but can’t remember exactly.
11. Look north.
Thanks KoRn. I’ve only got the one way, “look north”. ;’)
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