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9 amazing aurora adventures for the Arctic winter

9 amazing aurora adventures for the Arctic winter 17th November 2016
The Arctic winter (Oct-Mar) means not only the best time to go northern lights-hunting, but also exploring wild seas, tundra and boreal forests, whale-watching, Arctic bushcraft and more…
1: See the lights – ‘guaranteed’, Norway Northern Lights (Dreamstime)
Expert-led lectures and dark Norwegian skies form the backdrop for ‘guaranteed’ aurora-spotting on Hurtigruten’s Astronomy Voyage cruise. Pit stops include the spectacular Northern Cape and one of the world’s most northerly towns (Hammerfest) en route to and from turning point Kirkenes.
Indeed, the tour operator is so confident that you’ll see the lights on this 12-day cruise, they promise free trips to those who don’t see them.
Who: Hurtigruten
When: 21 Mar, 16 Oct, 7 & 13 Nov 2017
How long: 12 days
How much: From £1,420 (excl flights)
2: Explore the Arctic Circle on skis, Sweden Ski Kings Trail in Sweden (
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10 Day Ireland Itinerary

Ireland is a popular destination on many traveler’s wishlists, for a good reason. This country is a joy to explore, with stunning landscapes, friendly and welcoming people, and ancient historical sites. Don’t let it’s small size fool you…there is a ton to see and do here. On this 10 day Ireland itinerary, tour the highlights of this country.
This itinerary is designed as a road trip. You will need to rent a car in order to tour the island. Ten days is just enough time to visit the highlights of Ireland, including Dublin, the Rock of Cashel, Galway, the Cliffs of Moher, the Dingle Peninsula, and Northern Ireland. It’s an amazing trip, but expect to have busy, action packed days.
10 Day Ireland Itinerary This Ireland Itinerary is good for: Families Scenic Drives Game of Thrones fans Historical Sites Stunning Scenery Overview Day 1: Arrive in Dublin
Day 2: Dublin
Day 3: Dublin to Killarney
Day 4: Skellig Michael/Ring of Kerry
Day 5: Dingle Peninsula
Day 6: Killarney to Doolin
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Holiday Villa in Geilo, Norway

When the natural setting is harsh, stark and ascetic, you can succeed in two ways when designing a building. You design to stand out and be seen, or you go the opposite route and design to blend in and become invisible.
When it comes to private villas in the Norwegian mountains, the architects at Oslo-based Lund Hagem fall decidedly, and with great skill, into the latter category.

The masters of the vanishing villa have succeeded many times, but one of our recent favourites is Lund Hagem’s recreational residence in the Hallingdal valley in the ski resort town of Geilo located midway between Oslo and Bergen, about 250 km from each.
Known as the location for some of Norway’s most luxurious holiday cabins, Gailo boasts a ski season that stretches from late October till late April.

Lund Hagem’s cabin is indeed luxurious in its startlingly bare and understated style. In the winter when the low-profile building is almost entirely covered by snow, the villa is accessible only by snowmob..

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