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Offline Sherise

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northern lights (norway/iceland) nov 2013?
« on: Oct 06, 12, 07:59 PM »
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« Last Edit: Dec 27, 13, 03:30 AM by Sherise »

Offline darrenL

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Re: northern lights either in nov/dec 2012/jan?
« Reply #1 on: Oct 08, 12, 02:25 PM »
like where? russia's far east?

Offline Sherise

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Re: northern lights either in nov/dec 2012/jan?
« Reply #2 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

Offline calvin2224

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Re: northern lights either in nov/dec 2012/jan?
« Reply #3 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.

Offline tikam

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Re: northern lights either in nov/dec 2012/jan?
« Reply #4 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.
« Last Edit: Oct 26, 12, 08:49 PM by tikam »

Offline qhinmei

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Re: northern lights either in feb/mar 2013?
« Reply #5 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

Offline Doop

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Re: northern lights either in feb/mar 2013?
« Reply #6 on: Nov 14, 12, 03:43 AM »
What's the estimated cost and duration?

Offline Sherise

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Re: northern lights either in feb/mar 2013?
« Reply #7 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

Offline Sherise

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Re: northern lights (norway/iceland) nov 2013?
« Reply #8 on: Jun 05, 13, 04:58 AM »
I edited the first post and changed the dates

Offline nuilnuil

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Re: northern lights (norway/iceland) nov 2013?
« Reply #9 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

Offline travelout

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Re: northern lights (norway/iceland) nov 2013?
« Reply #10 on: Jul 09, 13, 02:06 PM »
Is this still on?
« Last Edit: Jul 11, 13, 08:44 AM by travelout »

Offline Elvisth

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Re: northern lights (norway/iceland) nov 2013?
« Reply #11 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

Offline tikam

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Re: northern lights (norway/iceland) nov 2013?
« Reply #12 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.

Offline Elvisth

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Re: northern lights (norway/iceland) nov 2013?
« Reply #13 on: Jul 15, 13, 12:18 PM »
May I know when(month) did u see the northern light at Lofoten & Norway,thanks

Offline tikam

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Re: northern lights (norway/iceland) nov 2013?
« Reply #14 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.
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