Santa Monica Hiking Club
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You have been dreaming about this for a long time! Let's make it happen and let's go see the Northern Lights in an fun-packed adventure, visiting three countries in one of the beautiful places in world: Scandinavia.



- Visit 3 Scandinavian countries: Finland, Sweden and Norway.

- See the Northern Lights from a GLASS IGLOO! That's right! You've seen the pictures online and now you have the chance to actually do it!

- Have the chance to spend a night in the Arctic Snow Hotel, a hotel made entirely of ice and snow!

- Have 11 chances to see the Northern Lights in some of the best places in the world. We will be all-but-guaranteed to see the Aurora not only once, but several times. Here are some of the unique and amazing ways in which we will see the Lights:

- From Abisko Sky Station in Sweden, where we will take a chairlift to what is possibly the best single spot on the planet to see the Northern Lights.

- From the Lofoten Islands, considered by many as the most beautiful background in the world for the Northern Lights.

- While riding an Electric Snowmobile

- On sled pulled by reindeer.

- On a sled pulled by huskies.

- While Floating on a frozen lake wearing a thermal floating suit.

- While horseback riding surrounded by snow.

- Snowshoeing through the Laplandish wilderness.

- On a cruise on the Barents Sea

We will also do some amazing and unique activities and have some amazing experiences unique to Scandinavia, such as:

- Visit a husky farm and drive your own husky sled

- Visit and take city tours of Helsinki, the capital of Finland, and Oslo, the capital of Norway.

- See a real unearthed Viking ship!

- Take an overnight train from Helsinki to the Finnish Lapland in your own cabin with a bed and shower. A very cool and unique European experience!

- Take a full day tour and sail on a real icebreaker

- Go Ice fishing

- Experience a snow sauna (that's right!) and a snow Jacuzzi

- Go on a Finnish sauna where you can go on a sauna, come out and dip in frozen lake

- Go Ice climbing

- Ride a fatbike on the snow

- Go Ice Karting.

These activities and locations are all absolutely amazing. However, this trip will be even more amazing because we timed it in order to maximize our chances to see the Northern Lights. Displays of the Northern Lights do tend to intensify around the equinox months of March and September because the magnetic fields of the Earth and the Sun’s solar wind are more likely to be in sync. There are no guarantees, but even stronger displays are therefore more likely around the spring equinox, which be on March 19. March also tends to be the winter month with the clearest skies. New moon is March 24, which means not only we will be getting the darkest skies of the month, but also the ski will be very dark on the 19th. No promises, but are likely to see some of the most amazing Northern Lights spectacles of the season during our travel dates.