Friday, 15 May 2015

Planning Norway - EEEEEEK

After our slightly unsuccessful attempt to see the Northern Lights in Iceland this January we have decided to try our luck again in February 2016 in Tromso, Norway. We have just booked flights from London Gatwick to Tromso direct with Norwegian Air for £153.50 each including two check in bags between four of us.

We will land early evening so plan to head to the Tromso Cable Car as apparently sometimes the lights can be seen from here.

Whilst in Tromso we will take a tour of the Fjord's and spend an evening with a professional photographer hunting the Northern Lights, which we have already reserved through Arctic Explorers. We will also be booking a day trip to go Ice Fishing and a Dog Sledding ride in the evening to hopefully catch another glimpse of the lights through Tour in Lyngenalps. However, this operator is yet to confirm 2016's schedule so we will wait in anticipation!

Finally we have booked a self catering apartment. I have heard Norway is very expensive for food and drinks so decided self catering would be a cheap and sociable option. We wanted somewhere clean and modern as well as somewhere with two double bedrooms. We finally found Viking Apartments, which had availability for a two bedroom apartment that suits our needs. The apartment was £524 for four people for three nights, which we didn't think was too bad for such an expensive city and country.

We cannot wait for our trip next year and really hope we can see the lights. I hope this little itinerary helps you plan your next winter break and who knows, maybe we will catch up in Tromso!