Northern Lights

Join experienced artist and guide Karen Pearson on a late winter art expedition with bright snowy landscapes and pink skies… Our base for this Art Safari... Read more

From £1570 per person sharing
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07 Mar - 12 Mar 2022

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EUROPE / Norway

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Sketching arctic landscapes

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Karen Pearson

A bright wintery art expedition to paint snowy landscapes and pink sunsets….

Join experienced artist and guide Karen Pearson on a late winter art expedition with bright snowy landscapes and pink skies…

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.  Late winter is a wonderful time of year in this part of Norway, the landscape is still covered in a crisp blanket of snow, there is plenty of daylight and sunlight (!) and the soft hues of pinks, oranges and purples at sunrise and sunset are magical.  We will paint outside and in the warmth of our spacious studio with wraparound views…

If the skies are clear we have a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights when darkness falls (approx 5pm).  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.

Karen will lead a trip into Tromso, once the starting point of many arctic expeditions, to show you the museums and art galleries.

You might also like to join a reindeer sledding excursion with Sami reindeer herdsmen for a day.  This is a chance to ask questions about the Sami culture and share a hot meal with your Sami hosts.  Or you can opt to stay at the Farmstead and work on your Norwegian sketchbook.

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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Please Note: Tour dates are indicative and may move by a day or two depending on flight availability. 


From £1570 to £1895 per person sharing (only double beds available)

Single Room Supplement from £465 to £567 per person

(Room choices vary and affect prices)

Please note: prices are based on 2021 costs and may increase slightly


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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