Aurora Highlights: reviewed by Ron, February 2018
Thanks for organising our Northern Lights tour, which took in Tromso, two nights on the Hurtigruten, the snow hotel in Kirkenes and the arctic resort in Finland. Yes, we did get to see the Northern Lights on many occasions, including when we stayed in the glass igloo in Kakslauttanen, which was brilliant. (the igloo, that is). A highlight was driving a team of huskies through the snow in Kakslautanen, the nights on the Hurtigruten, a visit to Nordkapp in beautiful snow and sunshine and the cabins at Kirkenes, which had fantastic views out the arched windows and probably the best-designed bathroom and toilet we’ve ever seen.
The arrangements went without hitch and the guide in Tromso was friendly and informative. We wished we could have stayed longer in Tromso. So successful was our trip that we’re planning to go back to Scandinavia in the middle of next winter. We also discovered it is possible to take pictures of the Aurora Borealis with a smartphone. Just purchase very cheaply the Northern Lights app . Ron Banks, Perth, Western Australia."