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Old 3rd January 2017, 14:58   #16
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The first clear memory I have of the magnanimity of the Aurora Borealis is a video uploaded by one of the astronauts onboard the International Space Station...
My memory of first reference to Northern Lights isn't anything that dramatic. I came to know of it watching the animated move 'Brother Bear' with by daughter. I have a promise with her to take her to watch the northern lights.

At the risk of sounding presumptuous; Would it be possible for you to share the approximate cost of the tour, hotel accommodation cost etc?
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My memory of first reference to Northern Lights isn't anything that dramatic. I came to know of it watching the animated move 'Brother Bear' with by daughter. I have a promise with her to take her to watch the northern lights.

At the risk of sounding presumptuous; Would it be possible for you to share the approximate cost of the tour, hotel accommodation cost etc?
Here you go.

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The flights ex-Zurich: 450 CHF (~30 INR) / person
We chose the quickest travel time (7 hrs), you can have a longer duration (24 hrs) at 1/3rd the price

The hotel: 600 CHF ( 40k INR) / 3 nights, including breakfast
This was Radisson Blu, right at the city center. You can probably find options at say 70% this proce

The chases: 400 CHF ( 25k INR) / person / 2nights on minibus
We chose what we feel are one of the best in the business, and the more expensive minibus. You can do these chases at half the price, although similarly cutting down your chances

Food: 100 CHF (7k INR) / person / day
As is in Europe, food is generally expensive in Tromso

On top of this, you'll buy souvenirs that'll set you back by at least 50k INR.

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Whoa! That is some really awesome bits that you got of the aurora.

We'd gone up to Alta (more north than Tromso) in Jan 2016 for the Aurora. Got a decent sighting on day one and the weather messed it up the two nights after that.
True; the weather is unimaginably unpredictable. As you can see in most of the pictures, we had a very cloudy sky. It was here that being with a very enthusiastic team helped. They just wouldn't give up trying to find a patch of clear sky.
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This is long in my bucket list, thanks so much for sharing your experience and photographs. With all the material stuff around us, we humans still find natural phenomenon most attractive!
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Truly awesome snaps! and I am sure you've had an experience of a lifetime.
Money well spent, no amount of money can replace experiences such as this.
There is something calm, ethereal and otherworldly in the pictures you have shared.
I never visited scandinavia, when I was not very far from there, in the UK. I regret that now.
But, Hey, theres always another time.
Thanks for the share.
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