We started our journey in beautiful Tromso (one of Norway’s Northernmost cities and a great place to spot the Aurora). Although we had no luck with the Lights here, we did manage a beautiful cruise on the harbour. Their hunt for the lights took us onto a fantastic overnight cruise through the Norweigan Fjords, where we were rewarded with some unique scenery but we had no luck with the Northern lights again..
Disembarking the next morning at Honnigsvag, off we went for a rather adventurous and bumpy boat ride, to the island of Gjesværstappan – one of the largest bird nesting areas in Norway; this was preceded by a fantastic excursion to the Nordkapp (the North Cape – arguably the Northern most tip of Europe) and finally, quite when we were not expecting we witnessed the Northern Lights!!
So after 4 days of waiting and watching we were lucky to get the sight of sheer beauty! Needless to say, we are thrilled.
Our story continues as we are still enjoying the many wonders that Lapland offers… we have now spent a couple of days relaxing in a beautiful little resort on a lake in the Finnish wilderness, walked with the huskies, a couple more excursions to see the lights, learning a bit about the local Sami culture, we enjoyed the brilliant hospitality of our hosts. We are taking in the stunning Finnish autumn. All this and we still have a more days to go and a lot more experiences in store..we will keep you posted!
To know more check out our Northern Lights packageAn account of a journey one of our client took to Lapland in October 2013, accompanied by a great local guide adding to the experience.