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The Magic of the Northern Lights

The Magic of the Northern Lights

One of the most sought-after travel experiences, the mesmerizing celestial beauty of the Northern Lights is a sight to behold. There is no better time to witness this elusive natural phenomenon than during the magical festive period.

Illuminating the starlit Arctic sky, this iridescent spectacle paints an intricate rainbow of colour as it comes out to play. Splashes of shimmering purples, greens and blues all dance delicately against striking backdrops. Forget those twinkly Christmas lights at home, the Aurora Borealis really is the most captivating natural light display you’ll see this Christmas.


As one of the winter months to offer the longest hours of darkness, visiting in December will stand you in good stead to see Mother Nature’s most spectacular multi-coloured show. And a Hurtigruten Northern lights cruise is one of the best ways to witness the magic.

Begin your Norwegian Journey….

Occurring most commonly in the Arctic regions, embark on your epic journey to Tromso, the Arctic capital of Norway. A land of stunning untouched scenery, dramatic fjords and scenic coastline, it provides the perfect backdrop for the best Christmas light show on earth.

Norway is most breath-taking in winter. A country cast under an enchanting winter wonderland spell of sparkling landscapes, snow-covered mountain ranges and glistening icicles. For avid foodies, swap your Christmas turkey for the freshly caught seafood that Norway is famous for! Winter is when flavours are at their freshest – so delight your culinary senses with the catch of the day!

Tromsø is the destination of choice for hungry Aurora light-catchers. With little light pollution, vast open dark skies and mystical mountains, it offers a fantastic opportunity to witness this mysterious spectacle first-hand. Just imagine, looking up at the endless glorious night’s sky in awe.

Experience a traditional Nordic Christmas, with festivities taking place from mid-November through to the New Year. Quirky market stalls, traditional cuisine and concerts are the key ingredients for a warm and wonderful Norwegian Christmas.

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Beyond the Bright Lights…

Of course, the lights take centre stage in your Norwegian Christmas adventure, but why not immerse yourself in a true Arctic experience, exploring Norway’s wild wonders. Bring your wondrous fairy-tale adventure to life; husky-sledge rides through the wilderness, adrenaline-fuelled snowmobile safaris and traditional reindeer sleigh rides are just some of the enchanting activities on offer. Hurtigruten offers a huge number of fun excursions to choose from that you can simply add on beforehand to make your trip extra special.

With fantastic deals available from Hurtigruten and other different operators, your Northern Lights trip of a lifetime is closer than you think. Book now for a truly memorable Christmas that you’ll never forget.

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Call 0121 213 0012 for huge savings on a Norway Northern Lights tour this Christmas with Travel Club Elite, proud members of ABTA for 32 Years.


  • 25th August 2017