Northern lights in Norway is a world famous phenomena which should be on everyone’s bucket list. Our tour of northern lights in Norway is based in Lyngenfjord, a region well known among the alpine skiers and fishermen. Anywhere those two groups meet, you can be sure the landscapes will be really something. Our northern lights Norway style holiday puts together leisurely walks at daytime around the fjords and hunting the aurora at night.
The fjords still show the signs of thousands of years of glaciers forming and retreating. Valleys and fjords are a living proof of the force of the nature. In the autumn, the landscape is coloured with yellows and oranges, some reds here and there. On sunny days, the sea looks inviting, you might even want to take a swim? Should the weather turn grey and stormy, the dark waters and high mountains offer a dramatic view to admire.
The northern lights season starts in September, as the nights start to get dark. Your guide will take you on a road trip to see the northern lights at different locations on two nights. Lyngenfjord’s advantage on aurora hunting is it’s proximity to Finland, where the weather is often clearer even when the coast is covered in clouds. Your guide will talk to you about the northern lights, explain how they form and show you the predictions for the day. He will decide on the day if you will stay in the accommodation for the evening or drive somewhere else. Sometimes the conditions are the best just where we are, sometimes it is best to drive a bit further away.
Should you be a photographer, you will be happy to know your guide is not only a professional outdoors guide, he is also a seasoned aurora photographer, so you can be sure to get some help to take photos of the Green Lady. More over, you will get your own photograph taken with a very special background.
|dates||13 – 17.09 2017|
|duration||4 nights / 5 days|
|group-size||Min 4 – Max 6|
Pick up from Tromso at 12:00 Norwegian time, drive to Lyngenfjord, accommodation
Dinner, Northern lights information workshop
On two of the mornings we will depart for a leisurely walk around the fjords. These walks will be 3-6 km long in a uneven terrain, so good shoes is a must. The landscapes are breathtaking, which is why we go slow enough for plenty of photo breaks. This is not a hiking holiday, so you don’t need to be extra fit to participate. One day will be a walk to Lyngstuva, the outermost point of the Lyngen Penninsula, the other will take us up above the village of Lyngeseidet and has excellent views over the fjord.
On one day, we will visit The Aurora Spirit, world’s northernmost distillery. In addition to the tour and tasting, we’ll enjoy a delicious lunch there.
In the evenings, we will head out to see the northern lights. On 2 nights we will take a road trip to see the aurora in new locations. maybe even in Finland. Your guide will decide and explain when we stay in the accommodation, and when go out. The northern lights can also be seen at the backyard of your accommodation if the conditions are right.
Transfer to Tromso, arrival around 11:00 Norwegian time.
Transfer Tromso – Lyngenfjord, Lyngenfjord-Tromso
Accomodation in shared twin rooms, full board (breakfast, packed lunch, dinner)
Professional guide services, guided walking trips as explained in the itinerary
Guided northern lights hunt minimum 2 nights out of the village
Northern lights workshop
Snacks, alcoholic drinks
Travel insurance (recommended)
You will need warm, weatherproof clothing and good shoes for walking in uneven terrain. The evenings can get cold, so extra warm clothing is advisable for the northern lights hunt. A down jacket is not exaggerated.
If you are into photography, remember to take your camera and the charger. Tripods can be rented, if you don’t have one.
We will be staying at a lodge-type accommodation near the sea, with easy access to the small village centre. The location is ideal for northern lights watching.
Accommodation is in shared twin rooms. If you travel alone, you will be sharing with another person of the same sex. Single room might be available on request for an additional fee, depending on availability.