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Northern Lights in winter. Observation and photography.

  1. Departure place: Madrid | Destination: Tromso
  2. Start date: 17/03/2020 | Finish date: 22/03/2020
  3. Species to observe: Northern Lights
  4. Seats: 10
  5. PRICE: 1390 € / £ 1206 / $ 1675 (VAT included) | BOOKING PRICE: 417 € / £ 361 / $ 502

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Programme


The last visits to Norway serching northern lights, were really successful and besides of this, we discovered  lovely spots for wildlife observation and photography during the hours with sun light.

We travel again to Artic Polar Circle from 2020 March 17th to 22nd guided by Alex Martinez, a really experimented leader in escandinavian countries and mountain expeditions.

For northern lights observation and photography, is so important de activity and the intensity of lights as the landscapes where we will enjoy of this phenomenon.

The landscape is absolutly important for the quality of photography and one of the most beautiful artic landscapes can be found here, around the coastal islands, nearby to Tromso city.


These islands are a fantastic mosaic of fjords, channels, boreal forest and tundra patches, where we will find cosy and beautiful fisherman villages, with colourful houses and kind people.

In late we will enjoy of  10 hours of sun, and we must take advantage of this hours for knowing this islands and the amazing fauna that can be located there.

With a little bit of luck we will be able to locate in the coastal line some interesting acuatic birds such as Eiders, King Eiders, Velvet Scoters, Long-Tailed Ducks and more, and some tipical boreal species as Ptarmigan and Willow Grouse or Waxwings.


We will locate quite easy too reindeers, elks and White-tailed Eagles.

We will rest during the afternoon in the accommodations being ready for our night “northern lights” photo season.

Itinerary

March 17st

Flight from Madrid airport ( other departure airports are possible) arrival at Tromso airport during the afternoon.

Car rental collection in Tromso airport and transfer to our Hotel in Tromso city. After dinner, if the weather is favourable we will make our first excursion for northern lights watching.

March 18

After breakfast, we will prepare a picnic and we take the vehicle. We will move to Tromvik, and small village of fishermans stopping in Ersfjord and Grotfjord, for landscape and fauna photography.

All the area is full of small and beautiful villaje with colorful wood cabins.

During the afternoon we will move to Sommaroy for resting and having dinner, returning to the vehicle later and initiate our second “aurora borealis” season.

Return to accommodation.

March 19th

After breakfast, we will prepare a picnic and we take the vehicle. We will visit the western coast of the island, being very attentive to the coastal line for marine birds and to the nearby mountains and woods where we could find elks and reindeers. 

When the daily light ends we will move to Sommaroy artic hotel where we overnight and have dinner.

After dinner new northern lights photo and observation season with different landscapes.

March 20th

After breakfast, served in the Hotel, we will pick a picnic up and we initiate an excursion to the marine village of Bakkejord in the south of the Island. We reach this beautiful place using a picturesque marine road, enjoying again of landscapes and fauna. During the daylight we will search suitable areas for our night season.

Return to Sommaroy, rest during several hours and later northern lights photo and observation excursion.

March 21th

After breakfast served in the Hotel, we will pick a picnic up and we will return to Tromso. At mid day way we will stop in Grindoysundet natural area, spending some hours photographing fauna and landscapes.

Arrival at Tromso Smart Hotel, leaving the accommodation for having dinner in the Hotel.

March 22th

Departure of the flight to Madrid or other destinations.

Meeting Point


Madrid or Barcelona airport, other meeting points are possible too.

Accommodation


Hotel in Tromso on 17th and 21st.

Arctic Hotel in Sommaroy on 18th, 19th and 20th

In double shared room basis, contact with us for single room options and prices.

Meals


Included in the price breakfast

Transfers


All the transfers during the tour will be done with the help of cars adapted to local weather conditions.

Equipment


Tripods, cameras and wide angle lens will be required for northern lights photography.


Binoculars and telescopes will be useful for fauna and landscape observation.

About clothing thermic panst and jackets will be required as well us gore-tex boats, gloves and caps.

Guide

ALEX MARTINEZ ESCANCIANO

Guide specialised in high mountain expeditions, and polar tours.

High mountain qualified guide. 1st level. 

Con una gran experiencia en innumerables viajes a zonas recónditas, conocedor de las grandes cordilleras mundiales, Alpes, Rocosas, Andes, Himalayas, etc…con diferentes expediciones a montañas de 5000m y 6000m y un enamorado de la cultura escondida en los altos valles del Himalaya. 

Alex has a wide experience in uncountable tours in the most hidden places of the world. conosieur of all of the higest mountain ranges, Alps, Rocky Mountains, Andes, Himalayas.....taking part in many expeditions, being a lover of the culture and customs of local population.

Alex born in the Cantabrian Countains but actually is resident in Aran valley , in the Catalonian Pyrenees.

Observations


Weather

The average temperature in Tromso area in March is around 4ºC, and the weather conditions use to be very variable.

The best of this trip


The "aurora borealis" is one of the beauties of nature, and watch and photograph them during the winter in one lonely and wild corner of Norway, is always a lovely experience.

During the light hours we will enjoy too with the local faune, the beautiful fishermen villages and then wild coast of north Norway.


Group size


Maximum 10 clients, minimum 4.


¿ What is included in the price?


Accommodations and breakfast during the trip.
All the transfers except flights.
WWS guide.
Basic insurance.


¿ What is not included in the price?


Madrid-Tromso flight tickets ( other departure airports are posible), WWS can reserve without cost the flights for the clients.
Travel insurance
Any type of personal expenses like personal medicines, tips and portage at airports, restaurants, hotels, drivers, guides, naturalists, escort etc
Any other meals than those mentioned in the itinerary
Any type of drinks like mineral water alcoholic beverages & cold drinks during sightseeing or during trekking, except the drinks included in picnic lunch.
Additional cost resulting from delays due to landslides, sickness, flight cancellation etc.
Anything not mentioned "included in the price".


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