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Kiruna, Sweden

USA | Thu, 28 Dec 2017 | By bombardo-family | Views [505]

We had several reasons for staying in Kiruna.  First, it was close to the famous Ice Hotel.  Second, it is a town that will be moved, because it is sinking from mining.  Third, it is a popular place to see the northern lights.  Finally, ... Read more >

Tags: kiruna, northern lights, sweden

Abisko, Sweden

USA | Thu, 28 Dec 2017 | By bombardo-family | Views [429]

We are very happy we selected Abisko.  It was an awesome stop. The Northern Lights have been on mine and Chris’s bucket list for a long time, so we decided this was the place we could give it a go. Let’s start out with the bad news, ... Read more >

Tags: abisko, northern lights, sweden

The ways of the North.

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Tue, 14 Feb 2017 | By polosataia3 | Views [444] | Comments [1]

The North is not just a destination or part of the world, that’s an unique live and beautiful world. Most of people think it’s severe, inaccessible and dark. And this is the world that I’m proud to call my home! You can say that the ... Read more >

Tags: arctic ocean, aurora, hibiny, murmansk, north, northern lights, russia, teriberka, the north, travels

Aurora, Helsinki, and the Numbers

FINLAND | Fri, 1 Apr 2016 | By wanderlustgail | Views [449]

Leaving Norway on an Aurora High My goal in going to Norway was realized in the end - I saw the northern lights!!! Going on guided light chases will certainly wreck your budget (see below), but it was totally worth it. You have to be able to get ... Read more >

Tags: aurora borealis, budget, finland, helsinki, northern lights, norway, sabbatical, solo, travel, tromsø

Arctic Norway: What Am I Doing Here?

NORWAY | Sun, 27 Mar 2016 | By wanderlustgail | Views [541] | Comments [2]

March’s full moon accompanied me on the last leg of my arrival in Norway, hovering just over the wing of the plane from Oslo to Tromsø and giving me my first view of the country. In the south, there was only patchy snow on the watery land, ... Read more >

Tags: aurora borealis, easter, northern lights, norway, population density, sabbatical, snow, solo, travel, tromsø

A Sverige good time.

SWEDEN | Thu, 3 Mar 2016 | By the_life_of_lady_laura | Views [578]

St John in Canada is the further city away from Melbourne. I know, I’ve Googled it. With our trip to Sweden looming, I got to thinking about the furthest place away from home I could travel and that Kiruna in Sweden must be pretty close. In fact, ... Read more >

Tags: arctic circle, aurora borealis, husky, northern lights, snowmobile, stockholm, sweden, vasa


NORWAY | Wed, 23 Dec 2015 | By iain_and_tamara | Views [829] | Comments [2]

"Let's go to somewhere to experience a genuinely cold Christmas!" When sitting in New Zealand this suggestion would get short shrift but when in England surrounded by budget airlines it becomes a possibility very rapidly. We had a hunt through some ... Read more >

Tags: frost, northern lights, short break, winter christmas

New Year's Eve Aurora Borealis Over Blachford Lake

CANADA | Sun, 13 Dec 2015 | By lifeinthefoodlane | Views [686]

You know it’s arctic cold when your cheeks sting with needlepoint pricks, and snot glues your nostrils together with each breath.  In the lounge of the float base we are greeted by John, who brings in boxes full of parkas, ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, arctic, aurora borealis, frozen lake, northern lights, snow

Doing the Thermal Pool Shuffle

ICELAND | Fri, 20 Feb 2015 | By the_life_of_lady_laura | Views [388]

I think I may have had an idealistic view of what Iceland would be like. Sure I know it is called the land of 'ice and fire' for a reason, but I'd been diligently checking the weather forecasts for the week or so before we left and the forecast was miserable ... Read more >

Tags: geothermal, geyser, hot pots, iceland, northern lights, northern lights, reykjavik, snow

Northern Lights Effect

USA | Fri, 16 Jan 2015 | By alaoueslati | Views [457]

He stole a small white memo pad from his host's house. He was hoping they would not mind. He just needed to write things down. He knew that by writing things down, he would avoid going crazy. That is what they said on the radio. As soon as he found ... Read more >

Tags: alaska, anchorage, barrow, glaciers, northern lights, snow, winter

Day 2: Hello Russell!

GREENLAND | Mon, 21 Oct 2013 | By divvea | Views [1291]

Last night, after the sugarloaf experience, we finally managed to reach the camp and crashed soon after dinner was over. Jason acquainted me with all his camera gear, which alone weighs 100kgs! With so many carry-ons exceeding the prescribed weight ... Read more >

Tags: camping, greenland, kangerlussuaq, northern lights, russell glacier

I love Alaska!

USA | Tue, 5 Mar 2013 | By joannawong | Views [454]

I'll say it loud and proud, I love Alaska! Only 3% of tourists coming to Alaska make it into the Artic Circle and of that, an unknown but suspiciously small percentage bother to come during winter. I am in that very minority group and am happy where ... Read more >

Tags: animals, bucket list, friendly strangers, nature, northern lights, sick, snow, usa, winter

Below freezing in Fairbanks

USA | Mon, 4 Mar 2013 | By joannawong | Views [361]

You realize that Anchorage isn't cold when you come to Fairbanks. This is a completely different level of cold. I think my thermals, fleece and down are required every second I am out. If I could take a quilt with me, I'd be better. And yet, there ... Read more >

Tags: friendly strangers, nature, northern lights, snow, trains, usa, winter

Iceland by name... Iceland by nature!

ICELAND | Wed, 9 Mar 2011 | By cokeeffe | Views [893]

Saturday I arrived into Iceland to strong winds and rain blowing horizontally into my face… not exactly the sun and blue skies I had been hoping for! Nevertheless, I stuck to my plan and headed from the airport to the Blue Lagoon, and ... Read more >

Tags: golden circle, iceland, iceland horse, northern lights

Marvelling at the Northern Lights

CANADA | Fri, 10 Dec 2010 | By stevegoodyear | Views [385]

It had been cloudy for most of my trip; and the worry here was that the clouds would block the Northern Lights, and I would go home without seeing them and without capturing a picture of them. On my second last night, the clouds ... Read more >

Tags: arctic, northern lights, yellowknife


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