Journey to the far reaches of beautiful Norway in Winter to witness one of the most spellbinding phenomena in the natural world by night.
What better way to experience the Aurora Borealis aka Northern lights than in the city of northern lights, Alta. In Norwegian, Eventyr means both 'adventure' and 'fairy tale.' This is the perfect word to describe Alta, as it is a perfect place for active adventures in the mountains, forests and fjords that are reminiscent of fairy tale landscapes. The cold and long winters provide excellent conditions for dog sledding, skiing, snowmobiling, and other adventure activities. A modern city in Northern Norway surrounded by the arctic tundra and mountains, Alta is the ideal combination of natural and urban elements.
The celestial dance of lights, known as Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, is a phenomena as old as Earth’s atmosphere. The first record of Aurora Borealis is believed to be in a 30,000-year-old cave painting in France. Since then, cultures around the world have marveled at its magic, giving rise to many fascinating legends and folklore.
In Norway alone, symbols linked to the northern lights are found on the Sámi shamanistic drum. They call it “Guovssahas,” i.e. “the light that can be heard.” During the Viking Age, the northern lights were said to be the armor of the Valkyrie warrior virgins that shed a strange flickering light. Today, locals respectfully refer to the lights as “the green lady.”
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Start & End Date: Thu, 23 Nov - Sun, 26 Nov
Starting location & time: Accommodation in Alta at 10 PM on Thursday night. Note: Exact accommodation details will be provided in the whatsapp group for confirmed participants closer to the trip date.
Finishing location & time: Alta Airport at 10:30 AM on Sunday.
Note: If you are arriving earlier, please us know in the sheet that will be shared with you closer to the event date, so that we can accordingly make the relevant pickup arrangements.
Price: Starting from €695 (before any discounts).
Hiking Difficulty: Minimal hiking involved which is also optional .
Price: Starting from €695
What is included?
Optional Activities (to be advised closer to the trip)
How to get to Alta?
Alta can easily be reached via a 2-hour direct flight from Oslo with plenty of flights leaving every day (please book this asap).
Alta is also just 40 mins by flight from Tromso.
For those travelling from Europe and looking to avoid flights, there is an option of a mix of train & buses. You will be travelling on the the famous Arctic Express train (Sleeper option) from Stockholm to Narvik (Norway). Tickets for the arctic express train can be bought from here.
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