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Travel Buddies => Let's Travel in 2013 => Topic started by: Sherise on Oct 06, 12, 07:59 PM

Title: northern lights (norway/iceland) nov 2013?
Post by: Sherise on Oct 06, 12, 07:59 PM
--trip made-- please delete this
Title: Re: northern lights either in nov/dec 2012/jan?
Post by: darrenL on Oct 08, 12, 02:25 PM
like where? russia's far east?
Title: Re: northern lights either in nov/dec 2012/jan?
Post by: Sherise on Oct 09, 12, 01:17 AM
Got no idea how to go there though. Have a feeling that place is not easy to travel in. Unless u know? Maybe sticking to somewhere more well visited, cos haven't got time and wanna enjoy instead of  worrying abt safety
Title: Re: northern lights either in nov/dec 2012/jan?
Post by: calvin2224 on Oct 09, 12, 02:32 AM
There is a great element of luck involved if you want to catch the aurora. Half my friends who visited came away disappointed.
Title: Re: northern lights either in nov/dec 2012/jan?
Post by: tikam on Oct 09, 12, 04:53 PM
If you decided to travel to Norway, then Lofoten Islands is a better place to view the Northern Light compared to Tromso.

In Lofoten you don't have to travel out since the area is light-pollution free and there are water/mountain/ship/fisherman's cabin to be used as your subject.

In Tromso, there will be light pollution you you will miss out on some lights. People usually join Light-chasing tour.
Title: Re: northern lights either in feb/mar 2013?
Post by: qhinmei on Nov 09, 12, 04:31 AM
Hi,

I am interested too. Can you PM me ?  I dunno how is budget. I think can fly from Taiwan to Alaska. Someone told me have to go Fairbanks.
I already started tracking aurora activities since around mid this year.... NOAA spaceweather etc
Title: Re: northern lights either in feb/mar 2013?
Post by: Doop on Nov 14, 12, 03:43 AM
What's the estimated cost and duration?
Title: Re: northern lights either in feb/mar 2013?
Post by: Sherise on Nov 14, 12, 04:39 AM
i seriously haven't done any research cos too occupied with other things, but I think off the top of my head the ticket is already 1.6k so maybe 5k (i hope, I heard many things about how ridiculously expensive everything is)

duration: 2.5 weeks. the trip there and back is already 2 days
Title: Re: northern lights (norway/iceland) nov 2013?
Post by: Sherise on Jun 05, 13, 04:58 AM
I edited the first post and changed the dates
Title: Re: northern lights (norway/iceland) nov 2013?
Post by: nuilnuil on Jun 06, 13, 03:48 PM
Interested but need more info, have to join north-light chasing tour difficult to go by ourselves.

Can x-reference to the discussion on hardwarezone :- http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/travel-accommodation-89/northern-lights-december-2013-a-4149831.html
Title: Re: northern lights (norway/iceland) nov 2013?
Post by: travelout on Jul 09, 13, 02:06 PM
Is this still on?
Title: Re: northern lights (norway/iceland) nov 2013?
Post by: Elvisth on Jul 11, 13, 09:08 PM
I just back from Norway a week ago,I stay at Reine(Lofoten)three night and Ramberg one night,Reine is very nice fish village,also a good place to view the northern light,I have a ticket to Switzerland between 29 Nov and 12 Dec,so also still thinking to Iceland to view northern light at this period,anyone interesting,can PM me
Title: Re: northern lights (norway/iceland) nov 2013?
Post by: tikam on Jul 15, 13, 10:05 AM
I just back from Norway a week ago,I stay at Reine(Lofoten)three night and Ramberg one night,Reine is very nice fish village,also a good place to view the northern light,I have a ticket to Switzerland between 29 Nov and 12 Dec,so also still thinking to Iceland to view northern light at this period,anyone interesting,can PM me

Reine is lovely. I spent 4 nights there and 11 nights in Tromso. In the end, in Reine manage to see Northern Light in the comfort of the fisherman's cabin through the window in 3 of the 4 nights. In Tromso only saw 2 nights, marred by the light-polluted sky. In the end, regretted spending so many days in Tromso, and should have stayed in Lofoten instead.
Title: Re: northern lights (norway/iceland) nov 2013?
Post by: Elvisth on Jul 15, 13, 12:18 PM
May I know when(month) did u see the northern light at Lofoten & Norway,thanks
Title: Re: northern lights (norway/iceland) nov 2013?
Post by: tikam on Jul 15, 13, 03:02 PM
May I know when(month) did u see the northern light at Lofoten & Norway,thanks

In Oct 2012.
Title: Re: northern lights (norway/iceland) nov 2013?
Post by: Sherise on Jul 16, 13, 04:29 PM
yes its on. i'm determined to make it work. already found a girl confirmed so that will do it for me. the rest feel free to join in
Title: Re: northern lights (norway/iceland) nov 2013?
Post by: shortcake on Aug 14, 13, 06:33 AM
Hi Sherise, can share your itinerary? Need to check if my budget and time allows to join u.
Title: Re: northern lights (norway/iceland) nov 2013?
Post by: chrisngpg on Aug 16, 13, 02:00 PM
Darn, I'm going in early Oct... Anyone can share any tips for Iceland nonetheless?
Title: Re: northern lights (norway/iceland) nov 2013?
Post by: dinesh.vel on Apr 22, 14, 06:17 PM
Hi,
I'm planning this year (nov 2014). How was the weather in iceland last year and able to see northern lights?

Would you mind sharing your itinerary?

can also mail to log4dinesh@gmail.com