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NORTHERN LIGHTS TRAVEL

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The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, are one of nature’s most magical and mythical spectacles. The pale yellowish-green and pink dancing lights have been fascinating visitors since the dawn of time and are still as enchanting and mysterious as ever. Take the example of Norway where this phenomenon is so engrained in its culture that the government decided to add the neon lights in its residents’ passports by way of a black light feature.

Northern lights are the result of collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun’s atmosphere blown by the solar wind and gaseous particles in the earth’s atmosphere. The charged particles are largely deflected by our planet’s magnetic field, but because the earth’s magnetic field is weaker at either pole, some particles enter the earth’s atmosphere and collide with gas particles. This explains why Northern lights can be seen in both the North and South poles. The different colours are due to the type of gas particles that collide together. Many legends roamed around this spectacle before it could be scientifically explained in the 1950’s. Indeed, the Inuit people of Greenland believed the lights came from the ancestors’ spirits playing soccer with the skull of a walrus.

Scandinavian countries for example are home to this seasonal ethereal show, and travellers cross the globe in the hope of watching live this stunning spectacle. The Northern Lights can be observed during about 200 nights per year in the vast Finnish Lapland, where you can chase after them on a reindeer-drawn sleigh ride through the iced towering pines. Iceland is another popular destination for the Aurora Borealis which gets its sky filled with shades of vibrant pink, green and purple lights. Finally, there is Svalbard in Norway, an archipelago in the Barents Sea that experiences perpetual darkness between mid-November and January. This place offers its visitors the opportunity to head out on a snowmobile to experience the aurora and to see arctic foxes running around in their natural environment under the dancing lights.

The Northern Lights offer a magical experience for everyone, including families with their children as you can combine this unique happening with snowshoeing, snowmobiling, a visit to reindeer farms and dog sleighing. This celestial disco is a phenomenon that should not be missed in an eager traveller’s lifetime.

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The Lights of the North

Finland

Tromsø Magic

Norway

Spectacular Lights of Alta

Norway

Wilderness Expedition

Finland

The Lights of the North
best time to travel :
September to March
duration :
5 days / 4 nights
price :
From CHF 4'850 for 2 people
Type of journey :
Northern Lights

your sample journey

jour 01
ARRIVAL

Arrival in Helsinki, meet and greet and transfer to your accommodation in the city. Rest of the day at leisure.

jour 02
HEADING UP NORTH

Today, you will transfer to Ivalo, Finland’s northernmost airport, and stay three nights. Upon arrival, you will go get your thermal gear for the Northern Lights before heading for dinner.

jour 03
A DAY FULL OF ADVENTURES - PART I

Today, you will be able to enjoy plenty activities. You will start with a reindeer feeding, followed by a reindeer ride. Later, enjoy a snowmobile safari across the pristine landscape in search of the Northern Lights, and finish with a nice dinner.

jour 04
A DAY FULL OF ADVENTURES - PART II

This morning head out in the Lappish nature for a Husky safari. Afterwards, enjoy a Northern Lights tour either by car, by snowmobile or on snowshoes.

jour 05
DEPARTURE

Today, you will depart to the airport for your flight back home.

Tromsø Magic
best time to travel :
September to March
duration :
5 days / 4 nights
price :
From CHF 10'760 for 2 people
Type of journey :
Northern Lights

your sample journey

jour 01
ARRIVAL

Arrival in Tromsø, meet and greet and transfer to your accommodation. Rest of the day at leisure.

jour 02
TROMSØ, WHERE NATURE AND CULTURE COLLIDE

Today, enjoy a day at leisure strolling in Tromsø and around. There are several optional activities you can enjoy such as a whale safari.

jour 03
CHASING NORTHERN LIGHTS - PART I

This afternoon, you will head out for a sightseeing tour of Tromsø. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure before heading out again in the evening for a Northern Lights chase.

jour 04
CHASING NORTHERN LIGHTS - PART II

Enjoy a full day of dog sledding adventure through the scenic landscape. In the evening, head out on a Northern Lights chase.

jour 05
DEPARTURE

After breakfast, transfer to Tromsø airport for your flight back home.

Spectacular Lights of Alta
best time to travel :
September to March
duration :
5 days / 4 nights
price :
From CHF 14'500 for 2 people
Type of journey :
Northern Lights

your sample journey

jour 01
ARRIVAL

Arrival in Oslo and continue to Alta, meet and greet and transfer to your accommodation. In the evening, enjoy a Northern Lights Safari.

jour 02
DOG SLEDDING AND NORTHERN LIGHTS WATCHING

Today, enjoy a full day dog sledding adventure with a private guide. In the evening, head out for another Northern Lights Safari.

jour 03
OUT IN THE WILD

Head out on a snowshoe walking and ice fishing experience, followed by an evening chasing Northern Lights.

jour 04
THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES

Enjoy a full day of snowmobile safari with your guide and go chase Northern Lights when the sun sets.

jour 05
DEPARTURE

After breakfast, transfer to Alta airport for your flight back home.

Wilderness Expedition
best time to travel :
December to March
duration :
5 days / 4 nights
price :
From CHF 39'300 for 4 people
Type of journey :
Adventure, Northern Lights

your sample journey

jour 01
INTO THE WILD

Arrival in Lapland, meet and greet and transfer to your accommodation, a hideout in the lap of wilderness, far away from any other sign of civilization.

jour 02
REACHING PEAKS AND CROSSING BORDERS

Today, you head off on your snowmobiles into the Arctic wilderness during which you will have the chance to see many wild animals. You will reach Halti and arrive to the Three-Country Cairn in the northernmost point of Sweden.

jour 03
SURVIVING IN THE ARCTIC

As the sun rises, you will be getting on your skis and reach a wilderness hut which will be your base for the day. Today, you will learn how to fish and cook the catch by an open fire. In the evening, admire the Northern Lights in the sky.

jour 04
NEVER ENDING WHITENESS

This morning, head to the Barents Sea where you will climb up on a glacier to enjoy the spectacular landscape while learning to move forward in the snow.

jour 05
DEPARTURE

This morning head out for a final walk and discover the footsteps left by the nightly visitors. Depart for the airport for your flight back home.

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This itinerary can and will be tailor-made by your dedicated travel specialist according to your personal tastes and expectations, length of stay, number of guests, budget, and many more details, in order to provide you with a final itinerary which will be uniquely designed for you to fulfill your needs.
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