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Travel to the Land of The Midnight Sun – Episode 2

Iceland

Natural Wonders and Northern Lights

Sweden

Abisko - Tailor Made

Finland

Torassieppi - Lakeside Auroras

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Swimming between continents

In episode two, Alexander continues his travels in Iceland and explores the depths and wonders of the magnificent Silfra Fissure in Thingvellir National Park.

This is the spot where the two tectonic plates of America and Eurasia drift apart, creating a rift valley.

The water which fills some of these fissures in the Earth’s crust is some of the clearest in the world; starting its journey as glacial melt some 50km away and taking between 30 to 100 years to make its way to the rift through volcanic lava.

As the water has made such an effort to get there, it would be rude not to enjoy the depths here during a snorkelling trip, and this is exactly what Alexander does. The visibility in these waters can be a staggering 70-80 metres and the water is almost peacock blue. It allows you the chance to witness the forces of nature combining in an awe-inspiring way.

Our guests can include this unforgettable swim between the continents as part of our Natural Wonders and Northern Lights holiday and from our own firsthand experience, it is certainly an activity which guests ought not to miss (and it provides some serious dinner party conversation!).

Green with envy in Greenland

Greenland is somewhere that people sometimes assume is the reserve of the Arctic explorer and hardened Ranulph Fiennes types only. There are of course areas of this vast island which are the realm of the serious adventurer but, as Alexander discovers, visitor numbers are increasing and this land is becoming more and more accessible.

Greenland sits perfectly in The Aurora Zone and this episode demonstrates its Aurora potential with a wonderful display dancing across the Arctic firmament, the sky ablaze with curtains of green.

We have launched three Aurora hunting holidays in Greenland for the coming winter and both feature natural highlights such as the ice cap and ice fjord, alongside adventures such as Greenlandic dog sledding

With evenings which are dedicated to hunting down the Northern Lights, these holidays showcase an unforgettable destination and its wild natural beauty in remarkable comfort.

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The Aurora Zone was born out of our love of all things wintery. We were already regular visitors to the likes of Norway, Finland, Sweden and Iceland thanks to a fascination with winter activities such as dog sledding, snowmobiling and the Scandinavian way of life. Many of our visits coincided with sightings of the Northern Lights and The Aurora Zone was born from a desire to share Mother Nature’s greatest wonder with as many people as possible. We have all been held in the Aurora’s thrall and our mission is to do our very best to ensure that our clients can experience that magical moment on their Northern Lights holiday.

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