Go in search of the Northern Lights on a five-day tour of Norway that takes you up into the Arctic Circle
Norway is one of Europe's best destinations from which to
observe the Northern Lights - a truly unforgettable experience.
Surrounded by the magical landscape of the Norwegian coast, you can
combine stargazing and wildlife spotting with the unique light
display of the aurora borealis, travelling northern into the
romantic wildernesses of the Arctic Circle.
Your trip begins in Tromsø, for two nights with breakfast at the
stylish Edge Hotel. You'll enjoy a delicious dinner on both nights,
the second of which will be under the stars, as you are driven out
of the city centre and away from the artificial city lights to an
Aurora Camp set in beautiful natural surroundings. An expert local
guide, along with a scientist from Tromsø's Geophysical
Observatory, will accompany you.
After two nights there, you head to the island of Senja, for two
more in the quiet fishing village Hamn. This secluded island is the
second largest in Norway, and staying in a hotel at the water's
edge, you'll be undisturbed by light pollution.
While there you'll have the use of a hot tub and, after settling
in and enjoying lunch and dinner at the hotel, will spend your
first evening in a traditional 'kota', a lighthouse on elevated
land with 360-degree views of the stunning local landscapes and the
The next day, after breakfast and lunch at your hotel, and time
to soak up your beautiful surroundings, you'll take an afternoon
boat trip away from the harbour and out to sea, on a wildlife
safari. You could spot seals, soaring eagles and other birdlife as
you take in the dramatic fjords that Norway is famous for.
You'll sail to the Senja Food Studio, where you'll take part in
an evening cookery class using fresh Arctic ingredients. After
eating the delicacies you have prepared together, you'll relax
around a beach campfire, and watch the night skies for appearances
of the Northern Lights. Your local guide will also set up
telescopes for a detailed view of the constellations.
This five-day trip is the ultimate opportunity to experience the
Northern Lights, and gain an introduction to the wonderful culture
and cuisine of Norway.