11 – 16 January 2014
With Mary-Anne Bartlett
A short art break to start 2014, visit Norway with Mary-Anne in search of the spectacle of the Northern Lights. Our accommodation for this Art Safari is in a wonderfully peaceful waterfront cottage, in the tiny fishing village of Oldervik, approximately 1 hour from Tromso.
January is a super time to see the Northern Lights. Aurora sightings depend on having a cloud-free sky and January often has very stable, cold and clear weather. Around the 10th January the sun appears on the tops of the mountains around Oldervik at midday. There are about 5 & 1/2 hours of twilight from around 9am until about 2.30pm, with varying shades of beautiful blues, greens and golds in the sky when the weather is clear. If it is snowy or cloudy then it feels darker. The days lengthen by 15 minutes each day – it is a really exciting time of the year!
During the polar nights we have a great chance to experience the breath-taking luminous green bands of light that flicker and roll across the sky. From the cottage the view along the river valley is dark and ideal for watching the Northern Lights. For a completely dark sky, we simply take a 10 minute walk to the edge of the village and marvel at the stars and aurora. Sometimes the lights can be seen several times during an evening.
Spaces for this special Art Safari are limited. The cottage sleeps 6 people in 4 bedrooms, guests share the bathroom with shower and under-floor heating. There’s a cosy living room with imitation wood stove, sofa, arm chairs and panoramic views of the sea and mountains. During daylight hours eagles, dolphins and otters can be spotted from the cottage windows.
We are visiting Norway at a time great time of year to view the Northern Lights. As the aurora borealis is a natural occurrence we cannot offer any guarantees.
For more information please call +44 (0)1394 382235
Tour cost: £851 per person sharing a cottage including flights
Our prices include: – *Flights from London Gatwick to Tromso in Norway, shared accommodation in a waterfront cottage in Oldervik, art safari tutor, airport transfers in Norway.
Our prices exclude:– Food and drink, optional activities, art materials, personal expenses.
*There may be an additional flight cost if flight prices exceed £320
We can also offer advice on your personal travel insurance.
Further information about what art materials and clothing to take with you will be provided.
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