Astronomy Above the Arctic Circle: A Journey Along Coastal Norway
Starting in culturally rich Bergen, voyage north to colorful fishing towns and unique ecological wonders above the Arctic Circle in search of the northern lights.
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Program No. 23067RJ
15 days
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At a Glance

Take a front-row seat for nature’s own theater, voyaging above the Arctic Circle to learn about the Arctic night sky and the luminous green curtains of the northern lights, the Aurora Borealis. With an astronomy expert, sail along Norway’s coast during polar nights when the sun doesn’t make it over the horizon and snow-clad mountains provide a matchless backdrop. Sail through pristine islands, past majestic mountains and go ashore in enchanting towns such as Tromso, Alesund and Trondheim on this special adventure discovering science in the skies at the northern tip of Norway.
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On Your Feet

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Sail along the breathtaking and rugged coast of Norway as you hunt for the incomparably beautiful display put on by the Aurora Borealis.
  • Experience the frontier feel of the outpost of Kirkenes far north in Norway, coaching to Storskog— the border station between Norway and Russia.
  • Surrounded by the Seven Mountains, explore the beauty and history of Bergen with a local expert.

General Notes

Different ships will be used for this programme depending upon departure dates.
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Ron Waldron
Ron Waldron is a Saskatchewan educator with 36 years classroom teaching experience in the Saskatoon Public School Division. While in this capacity, he introduced several portable planetariums to the division and worked as the planetarium director. An avid amateur astronomer, Ron continues to be an active member of the Saskatoon Centre, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada where he has served in numerous executive capacities. Ron makes yearly treks to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada to lecture on astronomy and the aurora.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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