Travel to the Land of The Midnight Sun – Episode 2
Image credits: Karsten Bidstrup, Dive. is, Magnus Lundgren, Visit Greenland AS and Thomas Nørby Mogensen, Dennis Ingemann
If you have been inspired by Alexander Armstrong’s recent travels on ITV and have decided you would like to follow in his footsteps, you have come to exactly the right place. For the region he has titled ‘The Land of the Midnight Sun’, is what we call The Aurora Zone.
Whilst the Arctic region may seem inaccessible, our expert team knows it intimately and has been arranging holidays to the area for well over a decade. We offer a wide range of unforgettable holiday options for guests who would like to follow Alexander’s travels or similarly follow in the footsteps of Joanna Lumley’s Aurora hunting exploits.
Our expertise and the knowledge of our local guides and hosts can lead you directly to the most incredible experiences, some of which may have even eluded these famous visitors!
The icing on this northerly cake has to be the chance for visitors to witness the majesty of the Northern Lights as they dance across the sky, something achieved by both TV adventurers with Alexander witnessing them in Greenland in episode two.
Our guests can benefit from our unique Aurora hunting formula during all of our holidays and our expert guides will do all that they can to track down the Northern Lights.About Travel to the Land of The Midnight Sun – Episode 2
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.