Travel north of the Arctic Circle to hunt the incredible aurora borealis on this five-day tour of Norway
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The spectacular Norwegian coastline is one of Europe's most
incredible landscapes and, at the right time of year, is the
perfect base from which to go searching for the Northern Lights.
The twinkling sky show of the aurora borealis has fascinated
mankind for generations and must be seen to be believed.
Arriving in Tromsø, you'll check into The Edge Hotel in the city
centre. Known for its architecture, lively restaurants and vibrant
culture, you'll spend two nights there. 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.
Next up is the island of Senja for two nights in the quiet
fishing village Hamn. Experience the incredible scenery and spend
an evening in the Northern Lights Lighthouse, a traditional 'kota'
which has a 360-degree view over the fjord. On your second day
there 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.