Art Safari painting holidays – a creative adventure in Norway


Norway title


Autumn Trees, Aurora Skies


25 – 30 September 2018


with Karen Pearson

An autumnal short art break to the Arctic, painting on a glorious fjord in Norway where long sunrises and sunsets fill the sky with orange, mauve and scarlet nearly every day.  

The Northern Lights have been consistently good during the last three years at this time.  The September dark skies have been clear, and  – so keep an eye out for the aurora borealis when you’ve stopped painting!


Our base for this Arctic Art Safari is in a wonderfully peaceful waterfront farmstead, surrounded by wilderness, in Kvaløya approximately 50 minutes from Tromso.

Artist tutor Karen Pearson leads sketching walks from the Farmstead, stopping for studies of flowering alpines, fungi and wildlife, look out for eagles overhead and otters in the shallows.  We will spend time painting at a hillside cabin with incredible views of the fjords. 

We visit the Botanical Alpine Gardens in Tromsø, if visibility is clear we can take the cable car to the viewing platform at the upper station, Fjellstua, at an altitude of 421 m above sea level, for a spectacular panorama of Tromsø and the surrounding islands, mountains and fjords. 

There is also the option of a boat trip around a beautiful island on the outside of Kvaløya, with white sandy beaches and lots of small islands and islets dotted in the fjord to paint and explore.

After supper, when darkness falls, we watch out for the glimmerings of the aurora borealis  – wonderful spirit lights.  Of course, as the aurora borealis is a natural occurrence we cannot offer any guarantees, but we will be crossing our fingers for you!


If you would like to spend longer, please let us know, as Karen may be staying on to lead a mixed media workshop for local residents, you would be welcome to join them!

For more information please call +44 (0)1394 382235

Tour cost:        £1141 per person sharing (non-painting partner £1041)

Single supplement:    £382

Our prices include: – Shared accommodation, art safari tutor, meals as stated on the itinerary, airport transfers in Norway.

Our prices exclude:– Flights, drinks, 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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  Make your booking now on +44 (0)1394 382235
  Email: – info@artsafari.co.uk