Sail in search of the northern lightsBergen, Norway
The aurora borealis, or northern lights, have captured peoples' imaginations for centuries. From warring gods and the foreshadowing of bloodshed to easing the pain of childbirth and representing the spirits of humans, the bright waves of blues, purples, greens, yellows and even reds of the aurora streaking across the sky were seen as being both good and bad omens. This magical occurrence happens when solar winds are strong, pushing particles generated by the sun's atmosphere that collide in the earth's atmosphere.
The northern lights are most prevalent between October to March and you can witness the spectacular light show in all its glory on Bentours' bestselling tour, Follow the Lights (Small Group Escorted Departures), which has been designed to offer adventurers the best opportunity to see the northern lights.
You'll also discover there's far more of this magical wonderland to experience on this 15-day tour on a six-night cruise through Norway’s picturesque fjords, as your ship sails north through icy waters towards the Arctic Circle. Dock among the frosted landscape of Finnish Lapland ready to learn about the Sami culture, discover remarkable Arctic wildlife and visit to a traditional husky dog farm before once again admiring the northern lights, this time from the comfort of your heated glass igloo. Pay a visit to Santa Claus in Rovaniemi, then after a train ride to Helsinki, finish off this epic adventure with a day exploring the medieval town of Tallinn in Estonia.
- Witnessing the magic of the natural phenomenon that is the northern lights
- There’s an array of fun-filled adventure activities to embark on, including skiing, husky safaris and meeting Santa
- Visibility of the northern lights is dependent on weather conditions, therefore sightings aren’t always a guarantee
- The best time to see the northern lights is during winter, so be prepared to withstand freezing cold temperatures and extended periods of darkness
Bentours’ 15-day Follow the Lights (Small Group Escorted Departures) tour starts from US$4700 per person.
Bentours also offers regular 12- and 13-day Follow the Lights tours which are geared towards independent travellers and depart daily.
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