Northern Lights Holidays Norway With Basecamp Explorer

The rain soaked, mud laden fields of Glastonbury are far removed from the location of this music festival, Worthy Farm this most certainly isn`t.

Basecamp Explorer ( Norway`s eco adventure pioneers, are celebrating Polar Jazz, a jazz festival, with an exhilarating four day Arctic Expedition that combines husky safaris in the snowy wilderness and a night marooned in their `Ship in the Ice`.

Polar Jazz is the northernmost festival in the world. Attracting Scandinavia`s greatest Jazz musicians to Norway`s Arctic outpost, Spitsbergen. Here, Polar bears outnumber humans!

The Polar Jazz festival runs from 2nd to 6th February 2011. Northern Lights Holidays Norway just got really exciting!

Basecamp Explorer`s package gives full access to the festival`s impressive line-up and lots of other activities guaranteed to satisfy any thrill seeker. As a real plus, This is the best time to see Northern lights in Norway.


Your journey starts in Longyearbyen, Svalbard`s only town (population 2,000), with a night at Basecamp Explorer`s traditionally built Trappers Lodge. The
only alteration being the glass ceiling, providing the perfect view of the bright northern lights glowing above.

The next morning, buckle up! You`re going Husky Trekking. Travelling through some of the most spectacular scenery Spitsbergen has to offer, your destination is Noordelicht, a restored schooner frozen into the middle of an ice-covered fjord.

An adventure in itself, you can cosy down for two nights in the warmth of the ship in the ice.


A return ride to Longyearbyen with your huskies, passing abandoned trappers huts on the way, you are likely to spot arctic fox, reindeer or polar bear.

After a hot shower and Thai massage (Longyearbyen is home to a small community of Thais), head to Huest – Svalbard`s top restaurant – where you can dine on seal, reindeer and arctic char.

Complete your Arctic adventure in style at one of the local bars, smooth jazz in the background and dazzling Aura Borealis overhead.

(Price – from approx £1,850pp for 4 nights including two at Trappers Lodge and two at the ‘Ship in The Ice’. 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners. 3 day husky safari with your own team of dogs and Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay. Fully qualified guides and instructors. Excludes flights. // +47 79 02 46 00.)

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