Autumn Aurora

Artist tutor Karen Pearson leads sketching walks into the Norwegian countryside, take you to visit local art studios showing paintings, glass and ceramics, and take a... Read more

From £1235-£1535 pp sharing excl. flights
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27 Sep - 02 Oct 2021

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EUROPE / Norway

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Sketching arctic landscapes

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Karen Pearson

An art expedition to Arctic Norway to paint stunning autumnal landscapes by day and spectacular northern lights by night.

Artist tutor Karen Pearson leads sketching walks into the Norwegian countryside, take you to visit local art studios showing paintings, glass and ceramics, and take a trip into Tromso to some of her favourite sketching spots including the Arctic-Alpine Botanical Gardens and museums.

Karen will cover techniques for mixing rich autumnal colours, and share tips for how to paint water and reflections.  On shoreline expeditions you will tackle watery subjects, flotsam and jetsam and fishing boats.  Don’t forget to save some energy ready for night-time aurora borealis activity!

Our base for this Art Safari is a peaceful waterfront farmstead on Kvaløya Island surrounded by beautiful north Norwegian wilderness, approximately 50 minutes from Tromso.  We have a light airy studio space at the Farmstead to work on our sketches, which enjoys panoramic views of the sea and mountains.

Walking and photography opportunities also abound.

The Arctic autumn produces a wonderful display of colour as the sunrises and sunsets become longer, with yellows dissolving into oranges, often giving way to extraordinary mauves and purples in the fjords at low light.  The colour of the landscape is magnificent, and as the first snow arrives in September/ October, russet leaves frame distant snowy mountains in the background.

As the nights begin to darken and if it is clear, there’s a good chance of seeing the glowing Aurora dance across the skies in luminous green bands – it’s quite simply breath-taking!  So, we hope you’ll be sketching stunning autumnal landscapes by day and the spectacular northern lights by night.

Would you like to spend longer in Norway?

Our tour extension suggestions include a short cruise down Norway’s beautiful coastline from Tromso to Bergen via the stunning Lofoten Islands.  Ask us for more details.


Day 1Arrive Tromso Airport
Days 1-5Kvaloya Island
Day 6Depart Tromso Airport
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From £1,235 to £1,535 per person sharing (only double beds available) excluding flights.

Single Room Supplement from £365 to £467

(Room choices vary and affect prices)


We are happy to arrange your flights for you but offer you the option of sourcing them yourself.

The joining point for this tour is Tromso.

Group flights are with Norwegian Air from London-Gatwick.

Please liaise with us for flight timings; we aim to have the group all travelling on the same flights.  If arriving at a different time from the group, there may be a small charge for separate airport transfers.


Accommodation, art safari tutor, meals as stated on itinerary, group airport transfers in Norway.


Flights, drinks, 1 lunch in Tromso, museum & gallery fees, bus/shared taxi fares to Tromso, optional activities, art materials, and personal expenses.

Please note, as the aurora borealis is a natural occurrence we cannot offer guarantees.

Enquire now on 01394 382235 or

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