Photo: Humpback whale, Asgeir Helgestad/Artic Light AS/visitnorway.com

Dates: 14-17 Jan, 04-07 Feb 2017, Duration: Min. 4 days. Can be extended with a stay in Tromsø - "Paris in North".
Included: Transfer with domestic flight Tromsø - Andøya, all transfers on Andøya, full board accommodation, all activities including Northern Light photography course, whalesafari and guided tour in whale museum, Spaceship Aurora visit, Up Digital Travel Guide throughout the journey.
Price per person from: €1220 *Additional charge if stay is extended with a stay in Tromsø.

Andøya is truly an island taken from a fairytale. The remote Arctic location, as well as the richness in natural resources and wildlife, makes Andøya the ideal location to experience the magical winter light. Over four days you will be introduced to Norhern Lights photography, travel in the virtual spaceship Aurora, and experience whales with professional guides. If you are lucky, you might get to gaze at whales under dancing Northern Lights. We will ensure you stay comfortably in Marmelkroken and introduce you to local produce and Northern-Norwegian cuisine. 

 

Itinerary

Photo: Marmelkroken/Hanen

Photo: Marmelkroken/Hanen

DAY 1: 

Arrival Andenes. Northern Lights Photography.
You will stay at Marmelkroken, located in a small tranquil village named Bø, where the villagers' hearts and hospitality is on the outside! The studios and cabins are located in an area known for its spectacular Aurora Borealis and its endless stunning ocean view. Local specialities, often fish and seafood, will be served for dinner, before a lecture in Northern Light Photography. Spend the evening with good company in the BBQ hut; chances are high that Northern Lights will illuminate the skies in this particular season.  

 
Photo: Spaceship Aurora

Photo: Spaceship Aurora

DAY 2: 

Exploring the Whales & Virtual Aurora Borealis Space Tour
After a local breakfast, Whalesafari Andenes will take you out to sea to observe the whales in Andenes. With experience from 1989, Whalesafari Andenes offers 100% whale guarantee. An experienced guide will take you through the whale museum, before you get to venture on a virtual journey in the Spaceship Aurora at Andøya Space Center. This is a fantastic way to learn more about the Northern Lights. 

 

 
Photo: Marianne Strand. Love at Nordtun Gård. 

Photo: Marianne Strand. Love at Nordtun Gård. 

DAY 3:

Campfire, sauna and farm visit at Nordtun Gård
Enjoy a slow morning with campfire coffee, sauna and an outside lunch in picturesque surroundings of Arctic nature. Dinner will be served in a cosy atmosphere at Nordtun Gård - and you will get to try the products made at the farm. Back at Marmelkroken, you will get to enjoy the final evening with Northern Lights observation. 

 
Photo: Rita King. Alveland.

Photo: Rita King. Alveland.

DAY 4:

Lunch at Alveland. Departure to Tromsø.
A memorable slideshow will be shown in the saloon before going to Alveland for lunch. Alveland is not only known for their traditional food, but also for their handmade soaps made from natural local ingredients such as multe (lingon berries). Transport to Andøya Airport.