Art Safari painting holidays – a creative adventure in Norway
15 – 20 January 2017
with Karen Pearson
How about a wintry short art break to start 2017?! Paint in Norway as you wonder at the spectacle of the Northern Lights.
Our base for this Art Safari is in a wonderfully peaceful waterfront farmstead, surrounded by wilderness, approximately 50 minutes from Tromso.
After dark we watch out for the glimmerings of these wonderful spirit lights, and when a full display happens we scramble for clothing and gaze at their antics for hours. What is so surprising about this tour is how much time you spend so comfortably outdoors, walking, sketching and watching the Northern Lights. Somehow it’s just icy exciting, not cold.
January is a really 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 midday. There are about 5 & 1/2 hours of twilight from around 9am until about 2.30pm, with varying shades of beautiful blues, purples, greens and g
olds 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.
Sometimes the lights can be seen several times during an evening.
Spaces for this special Art Safari are limited. At the farmstead we have cosy timber cabins each containing 2 double bedrooms with a shared cloakroom/toilet. The kitchen, large open plan dining room/sitting room (which will become our art studio) and shower are in the main house next door. The sitting room windows are huge with panoramic views of the sea and mountains. On your return from a painting excursion there’s a perfectly positioned squishy sofa with blankets for curling up with a hot drink and admiring the view.
There is an optional day long excursion to experience reindeer sledding and to meet Sami herdsmen. Last year our Northern Lights guests were thrilled to watch Orca and humpback whales breaching in the fjord.
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: £800 per person sharing a cottage, excluding flights
Single supplement: £310
Our prices include: – Shared accommodation, art safari tutor, airport transfers in Norway.
Our prices exclude:– Flights, food and drink, optional activities, art materials, personal expenses.
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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