Aurora In The Sky Goes Airborne For A Unique Travel Experience
Aurora In The Sky – a new subsidiary of Aurora Safari Camp from parent Off the Map Travel– has created this adventure in which you “hover” in the sky during the Northern Lights months.
Launching in December and available through April 2021 the hot air balloon – anchored to the arctic ice below – will ascend up to around 40 meters where it will hover to hunt for the Northern Lights.
Reservations are accepted starting in May and Aurora In The Sky expects the excursions to sell out well before the first flight.
“This is a first,” said Jonathan Cooper, founder of Off the Map Travel and an arctic travel expert. “We’ve never heard of anything like this before and everything is pointing to this being the region’s next big Aurora experience.
“Experiencing the Northern Lights from the tranquility of the balloon in a remote wilderness region of Northern Sweden is a very special experience, certainly one that will be a highlight for any luxury Arctic adventure. Although the Aurora is never guaranteed, I can’t think of a more magical way to hunt for it than by ascending into the stars yourself.”
The hot air ballooning experiences are available for groups of up to six people and are recommended for guests six years or older. As flights will be weather dependent, it is also recommended that the experience be included as part of a multi-day stay to allow flexibility for the balloon flight.
In addition to the Northern Lights, there are also hot air ballooning experiences that take in the Arctic wilderness landscapes as well as the Arctic skies, as the Lapland ballooning team will also run daytime expedition flights from its home base in Gunnarsbyn, Sweden in the Råneå River Valley.
As with any itinerary from Off the Map Travel, every adventure can be tailor-made to fit the wishes and requirements of any guest. As an example, a 4-day 3-night Aurora in the Sky itinerary costs from $2,999 per person (at the time of this writing), not including flights. Included are all meals, private transfers, accommodation at the Outpost and Aurora Safari Camp, a snowmobile adventure with lunch on the Arctic Circle, the Aurora Hot Air Balloon experience, and a snowmobile adventure to “meet the locals.”
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