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Offline roblewis

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Northern Lights trip
« on: 10:12:25, 24 July, 2015 »
I am considering a trip in the New Year to see the Northern Lights probably to Iceland. I have looked at the Astronomy Tours program but at £1500 looks a bit expensive. There are several tour companies advertising trips at much less. Does anyone have any recommendations or experience regarding alternative tour companies. Your advice would be much appreciated. Many thanks.
Robert Lewis
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Offline Annie

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Re: Northern Lights trip
« Reply #1 on: 10:26:32, 24 July, 2015 »
Hi Rob - I went to Iceland last January on a photography workshop with Tatra Photography and it was excellent.  Well organised - in fact we saw the lights when other tours weren't in the right place at the right time - a really good Icelandic guide and an excellent pro photographer - Max Bauer who is also part of a company called Dawn2Dusk which can also be highly recommended.  I think you'll find trips in January on there website just a little less expensive than £1500.  I went to Yosemite with them this year - also excellent.  The guy who owns the company - Matt Jevons goes on the workshops as leader.  Expect to be very cold and have little sleep  as there's also the opportunity to photograph some spectacular landscapes during the day.

Hope this helps.

Annie
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Re: Northern Lights trip
« Reply #2 on: 10:46:45, 27 July, 2015 »
Rob - I'm keen to do the same thing so interested to know how you get on or even join forces to arrange something ?

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Re: Northern Lights trip
« Reply #3 on: 13:02:49, 27 July, 2015 »
Meant to say the Tatra workshops in January are specifically for the Northern Lights - the day-time landscapes are just a bonus.  They've been running them for a number of years now and the guy who organises them whilst not the pro-photographer on the workshops is a good and keen Northern Lights photographer.

Annie
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Re: Northern Lights trip
« Reply #4 on: 23:30:17, 31 July, 2015 »
Thanks for your replies. Have only just got back to this site. Have decided to book with Astronomy Tours second week Jan 2016 as it looks like a good package. After all it would be a major lifetime experience and something I can cross off my bucket list. The next is the total solar eclipse in the USA 2017. Will let you know how I get on.
Robert
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