Iceland & Norway Tour
in search of the Aurora Borealis Northern Lights


An exclusive tour limited to a maximum of only 12 guests.

This small group escorted tour to Norway and Iceland is designed for our more adventurous guests who are happy to accept 'on the ground' changes after the tour has commenced.

We will be touring Iceland in 3 private chartered 4 wheel drive Super-Jeeps, seeing icebergs on the black volcanic sand beaches, glaciers, geysers, snow fields and wild winter scenery.

In Norway we will cruise on one of the Norwegian Hurtigruten coastal cruise ships from Kirkenes north of the Arctic Circle to Bergen. Hammerfest, Tromso and North Cape and the fjords will all be seen during this cruise, giving us plenty of opportunities to see the Aurora Borealis northern lights as we relax and watch the world go by.

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Departure : Saturday 21 February, 2015

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4x4 tour Iceland Aurora Borealis Bergen harbour Norway
Hurtigruten cruise ship port Aurora Borealis Reykjavik in winter
Geyser erupting Reykjavik Hallgrmskirkja church Iceland horse farm
Oslo Frognor Vigeland sculpture park Viking ship museum Jokulsarlon Iceland seals

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Aurora Borealis or The Northern Lights

Norway and Iceland are famous for having "the best seats" for viewing the Aurora Borealis ( the Northern Lights ) . If the sky is clear during this tour we should have many excellent chances to see this natural phenomenon, which is actually electrons hitting air particles, causing them to illuminate the night sky with a spectacular light display.

The Aurora Borealis is a natural phenomenon that occurs spasmodically throughout the year, but is only visible when the night sky is at its darkest. So in practical terms this means during the winter months. In fact February and March are historically very good months for recorded sightings by avid photographers.

We have chosen these weeks at this time of year simply because you can experience equal amounts of daylight and darkness. This gives you the opportunity to witness The Aurora Borealis as well as enjoy wonderful sightseeing during the daytime.

Over all 21 days of this tour you will be in areas where the Aurora Borealis is usually most visible.

No other tour will give you as many opportunities to view and photograph the Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights..

A Soft Adventure for discerning travellers

This is a small group 'soft adventure' for people who appreciate the benefits of having local guides as well as one tour manager to be with you for the entire journey.

Unlike other tours that are not escorted or a succession of generic seat in a bus tours strung together, we have created an exclusive journey with unique content that we believe is more personal, off the beaten track and designed for the more discerning traveller.

All accommodation is either 4 star rated or the best available in each location. Most meals are included and where possible will be a buffet, in order for you to choose whatever you like to eat from the selection of local cuisine and more familiar dishes. Several of the small country hotels in Iceland would normally be closed during this season, but will open up exclusively for our group.

We will also take you to visit glaciers, a volcano, a farm, go bird watching and looking for seals. In Iceland your daily programme is focused on your experiencing as much as possible and getting a real Icelandic nature experience at a steady pace so you can really enjoy each site visited.


Iceland

Nature lovers will be awe struck by the thundering waterfalls of Iceland and the original 'Geyser' geothermal field from which the name is now used around the world. You will be able to see Myrdalsjokull glacier, home to the sub glacial volcano Katla.

In Iceland we tour around by specially equipped 4 wheel drive Jeeps in order to take you way off the beaten track. Meet local bird watchers, farmers, nature enthusiasts as well as local guides, who can answer all your questions about this unique corner of our world. Birding is a major attraction here, where possible sightings could include Puffin, King Eider, Gyr Falcon, Ptarmigan, Great Skua, White-tailed Eagle, Goldeneye and Harlequin Duck.

Eruptions of Iceland's volcanos may alter our planned itinerary for this tour. Guests on this tour will certainly get an up close and personal view of the results created by the 2010 eruptions. Iceland is a much bigger land mass than it looks on a world map and there is much to be seen and done that is well away from any erupting volcano.

Weather in Iceland is unpredictable ... our 2012 tour found much less snow and ice in Iceland than we encountered on our 2011 tour, and both departures were on exactly the same weeks of the year. Our 2014 tour is once again at the same time of year. 2013 presented us with an unexpected blizzard and a dust storm of volcanic ash, but our 2014 group encountered intermittent rain. ... Our 2015 tour is once again at the same time of year, so be prepared to accept whatever wonders of nature that our wonderful world has waiting for us.

Hurtigruten Ports Norway Map  Iceland Road Map

* Map of Hurtigruten Ports. Please click to enlarge.


Norway

Cruise the picturesque fjords of far northern Norway, with their mirror still waters reflecting their surrounding glacier carved mountains. We sail from Kirkenes, far north of the Arctic Circle, past North Cape, the most northern point of Europe, Hammerfest and Tromso. Roald Amundsen used Tromso as the starting point for his famous expeditions to the far north and the city became known as the 'Gateway to the Arctic'.

Our cruise commences in Kirkenes, an arctic outpost near the Russian border, then sails south to Bergen. During this cruise you will see numerous uniquely picturesque ports all with their own charming characteristics.

We will also spend two nights in Bergen at the end of the cruise as well as two nights in Oslo in order to see the fascinating sights of each city. The scenic rail journey between Bergen and Oslo is also part of this tour .

Your flights between Oslo and Kirkenes and Oslo and Reykjavik are included in the price of this tour.

This year we will be cruising in the MS Trollfjord, a very modern ocean liner ( built in 2002 ) offering superb comfort, excellent meals and wonderful upper deck for viewing the aurora at night and fjords during the day. All cabins are non smoking, have private bathroom facilities, a large square window for viewing the outside world and two lower level beds for easy access.



You can NOT book this tour through any travel agency !

We are only accepting direct bookings with our office, which is also a Licensed Travel Agency.

For a detailed itinerary of this tour, please send us an email .

 

 

 

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