Aurora Borealis - Northern Lights
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Aug 29, 2012 6:53 AM Last Post By: vagabond8
Aug 28, 2012 10:39 PM
Aurora Borealis - Northern LightsI am planning a trip to see the Northern Lights. From what I have read 2013 is predicted to have a heightened solar activity. I also understand that the best time is the Equinox – 20 March 2013 preferably around the New Moon (12 march 2013)
Based on this I am planning to be in Tromso, Norway from 8 March 2013 for one to two weeks and do not intend to return until I have witnessed Mother Nature’s majestic spectacle. I appreciate this is a natural phenomenon and there are no guarantees however this the sole purpose of my trip.
Would appreciate all suggestions / recommendations / advice on how one can increase one’s probability of seeing this magnificent display and also what else should one do during the day while one waits for the nocturnal activity. I intend on booking a trip with the ‘Aurora Hunters’ to improve my chances and the popular ones are being booked out pretty quickly.
Are there any cruises – day trips from Tromso to see the fjords? The Hurtigruten schedules do not seem to allow for day trips from Tromso
Aug 29, 2012 12:25 AM
1As for Aurora - try the search function on this forum, others have asked the same question a zillion times. And try not to be disappointed if it turns out NOT to be as spectacular as on photo......... You might just get little, green wisps...
Daytrips from Tromsø: Get a bus to Skjervøy and catch Hurtigruta on the way back. Buy tickets at 'TrafikkTriangelen' In Tromsø. There's a connection, so the boat will wait in case the bus is late. If you do this trip and you're on a budget: don't let them talk you into having the 3 course meal on board, it's overpriced and not that good. Use the cafeteria!
Aug 29, 2012 6:53 AM
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