Alex Charlton

Born in beautiful Surrey, Alex grew up surrounded by activities and adventure which encouraged her to pursue her passion for Adventure Education at University.  Since then, Alex has worked all over the world within the travel industry and joined The Aurora Zone team in March 2017.

Through fond memories of family ski holidays and time spent working in the Alps, Alex had always loved winter travel but never knew the excitement of an Aurora Zone adventure until she visited Finnish Lapland and Northern Norway. Alex was amazed by the sheer beauty and magnitude of Northern Scandinavia and undertook some thrilling activities such as the iconic husky sledding and magical snowmobile safaris.

Alex experienced her first sighting of the Northern Lights whilst in the stunning region of Kirkenes in Northern Norway, where they glistened just above the Arctic Sea. She was then lucky enough to witness the lights a second time when an unexpected storm broke out in the Lyngen Alps which revealed some very majestic Aurora.  

Now that Alex has got the taste for true Arctic destinations, she can’t wait to explore the wonders of Iceland and Greenland and hopes to become a true adventurer!

Favourite Experiences:

  • Eating king crab in Kirkenes, Norway
  • Driving a team of dogs on a husky safari
  • Learning about the Sámi culture in Finnish Lapland
  • Experiencing driving a snowmobile over frozen Lake Inari in Finnish Lapland
  • Discovering all of the beautiful snow and ice carvings in the Snowhotel, Norway
  • Enjoying a hot tub and sauna on the hotel roof in Tromsø
  • Seeing the Northern lights for the first time!


Places Visited:

Finland -  Nellim, Saariselkä, Muotka 

Norway - Kirkenes, Tromsø, Lyngen Alps

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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.

  • Specialist

    Aurora knowledge and experience

    Unique holidays, in the very best destinations

    Expert guides – exceptional local knowledge

    Advice and guidance every step of the way

  • Comprehensive

    We include more in our holidays than any other Aurora operator

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    No hidden extras

  • Independent

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    The original and still the only dedicated UK Northern Lights tour operator

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    Over 16 years’ experience