Northern Lights

This is an art expedition to a snowy twilight world, with Karen as your experienced guide and tutor. Gazing upon luminous green bands of light as... Read more

£1570 pp sharing excl. flights
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07 Jan - 12 Jan 2021

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EUROPE / Norway

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Sketching arctic landscapes

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Karen Pearson

A wintery art expedition to paint the extraordinary colours of Arctic Norway.

This is an art expedition to a snowy twilight world, with Karen as your experienced guide and tutor.

Gazing upon luminous green bands of light as they flicker, dance and roll across the sky is a phenomenal experience.  Sometimes the lights can be seen several times during an evening.  It is quite simply breath-taking.

Our base for this Art Safari is the beautiful Kvaløya Island (Whale Island), about an hour’s drive from Tromso, where we are surrounded by Norwegian wilderness and superb views of mountains and the sea.

Dress warmly for sketching walks as we explore the arctic landscape here with its dramatically rocky coastline scattered with quaint wooden fishing huts and secluded villages, panoramic views of the icy ocean and towering snowy fjords.  This is a magical time of year when the white landscape is bathed by the soft colours of the Polar Night – the sky is backlit with hues of pink and orange and shadows take on shades of deep blue, violet and purple.  We will paint outside and in the warmth of our spacious studio with wraparound views…

Often in January, shoals of herring attract hungry seabirds, Orca and humpback whales into the fjord.  If they are nearby, we’ll take you to a place where we can see these magnificent creatures and watch them from the shoreline.

Karen will also take a trip into Tromso, which should still be prettily dressed in festive lights and decorations, to show you the museums and art galleries.

Our friendly Norwegian hosts are looking forward to welcoming Art Safari again to their peaceful waterfront farmstead.  We sleep in cosy timber cabins with underfloor heating and tuck into tasty homemade food – fresh cakes, waffles, and hearty traditional stews, all featuring fresh local ingredients from wild berries and brown cheese, to Altantic ‘skrei’ cod and reindeer.

The farmstead also has a rooftop Jacuzzi and sauna overlooking the sea, available for guests to rent.  It’s a splendid way to view the Northern Lights!

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 2-5Kvaloya Island
Day 6Depart Tromso Airport
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From £1570 to £1895 per person sharing (only double beds available) excluding flights.

Single Room Supplement from £465 to £567

(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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