Want to see the northern lights, but don’t really like the idea of trekking around the Arctic in the cold in search of a natural phenomenon you may or may not see, given the day and conditions? A new offering from specialist travel experience provider allows you to view the northern lights in luxury and comfort, as well as with greater chances of actually seeing those lights during your trip.
“To have the best chance of seeing the northern lights, you need a polar sky. Where the sun never rises, going as far north as possible, there’s greater possibility of viewing the brilliant colors,” said Jonny Cooper, founder, Off the Map Travel.
As such, the brand’s four-night Polar Night itinerary whisks you away to the private and remote Juva Cabin in Svalbard, Norway. There, you’ll find the remoteness of the locale leads to absolutely zero light pollution and the season brings 24 hours of darkness. The cabin is only accessible in the winter and features all the creature comforts you need for an enjoyable stay — think a fireplace, sauna and more — but also gives you the best possible views of the landscape and sky.
The experience, in addition to the stay at the remote cabin, also includes all dining and additional lodging in Oslo and Longyearbyen. The experience starts at $3,252 per person and is available January–May.
Anyone who’s visited a destination known for its northern lights viewing during certain times of the year knows, just because you visit doesn’t mean you’ll be able to actually see the northern lights. A lot has to come together for them to be visible, and if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you might be out of luck. However, a new cruise aims to help travelers avoid the disappointment of traveling across the world just to be left lightless.
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