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Planning a trip to Norway - for northern lights

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Planning a trip to Norway - for northern lights

Hallo friends,

I am planning a trip to Norway for Northern lights and to visit the gorgeous gorges. I plan to visit in second half of february 2015.

We are 2 couples and we have approx 1 week of vacation. Primarily I would wish to cover Northern LIghts. Can you please recommend some itinerary for me? I have googled a lot, but somehow I am unable to short-list places for my visit, considering northern lights is a priority.

Please help !!!

Thanks in advance :)

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1. Re: Planning a trip to Norway - for northern lights

The Gorges bridge are probably closed because of to much snow in the mountains, so it can only be reached by ski, snowshoes or snowmobile...

But, for a week, you could do this;

- Fly via Oslo to Bodø, and take http://hurtigruten.com via Lofoten islands to Tromsø.

- If you like to stay in Lofoten, please check out http://www.svinoya.no for accommodation.

- For all info about Tromsø, please check http://www.visittromso.no

- For domestic flights in Norway, please check http://norwegian.com - http://sas.no - http://www.wideroe.no

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2. Re: Planning a trip to Norway - for northern lights

Oh, and what about "Fjords". I am not too much into museums, so will it be just the Northern lights during that time?

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3. Re: Planning a trip to Norway - for northern lights

It's fjords all over Norway, but for a week only you have to choose north or south, it's 1500 km between this two areas...

It's better to take the famous Fjords on the west coast during the summer!

Museums..? I didn't wrote that word... In February you can do snowmobiles, Dogsledding, reindeer sledges, boat trip, and more..;)

Edited: 05 August 2014, 18:11
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4. Re: Planning a trip to Norway - for northern lights

Thanks a ton GuideGunnar.

I read more about what-to-do-in-february, and i wanted to say that we are not much into skiing, so for me, if I reach Oslo and then take a flight to Tromso, then I can spend my one week waiting for northern lights and boat trip. But given that its a snowy month, will I be able to do a boat trip? It wont' freeze?

Also, any special boots or something I need to make sure that I carry?

I am sorry for such trivial query but travelling in India is way different and this is my second trip outside in such a cold country. :)

Thanks again!

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5. Re: Planning a trip to Norway - for northern lights

Yes, it's full snowy winter here in February, and it can be cold if you have to travel into the country side for the Aurora chase... sometimes down to minus 20-30 degrees Celsius.

On the coast the normal temp are 5-10 minus, but the fjords are not frozen.

All activity providers let you get warm suits and boots, and if you need more for your normal walk you can rent it at http://www.tromsooutdoor.no in Tromso.

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6. Re: Planning a trip to Norway - for northern lights
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Hello,

Your luggage should include some light clothes, items you can layer (that way you can add or remove layers depending on temperature). Considering a visit during the winter, you will need an overcoat, scarf, gloves and warm shoes/boots.

Below, we are sharing the link to the mobile application that allows you to maximize your chances of spotting the Northern Lights wherever you are:

visitnorway.com/en/…

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7. Re: Planning a trip to Norway - for northern lights

Wow. You all are so helpful and so prompt. Really Thanks. :))

One last bit, how is the transportation in Tromso? I think I have made up my mind for Tromso and will take a flight from Oslo for it.

Incase I have to rent a car or a cab in Tromso, is it easy considering it will be all snowy? How about the public transport? Any reasonable guide you know of?

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8. Re: Planning a trip to Norway - for northern lights

It`s small conditions here in the north..;)

From your plane has landed it`s take about 25 mins to you have got your luggage, and it`s 3 choices for travel into the city who it`s very close, only 10 mins with taxi. The another option are the local bus or the airport bus.

Normally there`s no problem re: snow vs. driving, since we have 8 months winter, and they remove the snow from the roads quite quickly..;)

Edited: 06 August 2014, 13:21
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9. Re: Planning a trip to Norway - for northern lights

Great. Perfect. Thank you sooooo much. I am super excited :)

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10. Re: Planning a trip to Norway - for northern lights

If you are going to Tromso you will need clothes for cold conditions, although tour operators will lend for a tour you need warm clothes for the rest of the time you are out and about in the day. Most important are a good pair of boots with good grip, you can also get spikes to go on your boots. We were in Tromso 2 years ago and it was very Icy. We saw a family from Asia trying to walk in city shoes and they were falling over, very dangerous.

There is a company who hire clothing, hopefully someone else knows of this or do a google search.

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