Hunting the Northern Lights - A Personal Blog by Andy Barr

Published on 21st March 2014 by Shing Yoong in Lofoten Islands , Norway , The Northern Lights

1. IntroductionThe Aurora Borealis have a mythical place both in the Norse past and in current interest. The name derives from Aurora, the Roman Goddess of Dawn, and Greek name for North Wind, Boreas. The level of interest which now abounds is directly related to the programme on Television where Joanna Lumley was filmed chasing the lights. My ...

Photo Essay of The Great Aurora Hunt Two Months In!

Published on 2nd December 2013 by Shing Yoong in Lofoten Islands , Norway , Winter Holidays

The Great Aurora Hunt is a highly popular and eagerly anticipated Northern Lights tour by Taber Holidays in conjunction with Aurorahunters.org that kicked off at the end of September and has, so far, resulted in 100% sightings of the Northern Lights.This tour is unique, due not only to hunting for the Northern Lights, but because it teaches you how...

The New Winter Scandinavian Brochure from Taber Holidays is Now Here!

Published on 17th July 2013 by Suzel in Blue Lagoon , Finland Holidays - Taber Holidays , General , Iceland , Lofoten Islands , Norway , Sweden , The Northern Lights , Winter Holidays

Packed full of exciting new holidays, our new winter tours are guaranteed to provide you with an unforgettable experience!Our new tour 'The Great Aurora Hunt' is set in the magnificent Lofoten Islands in Norway, and makes your dream of photographing the Northern Lights a reality with veteran Aurora photographer Andy Keen!Why not spend a night i...

The Knut Hamsun Centre

Published on 5th July 2013 by Suzel in Norway , Uncategorized

Knut Hamsun a name synonymous in the literary world for being one of the greatest writers to have ever lived. Born in Lom in the Gudbrandsdal valley of Norway in 1859, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920.Disregarding the fact that Hunger and Mysteries are two of my favourite novels of all time (trying to be as un-biased as ...

The popular music of Scandinavia

Published on 3rd July 2013 by Suzel in Iceland , Norway , Sweden , Uncategorized

Scandinavia a land full of magic and mystique, a land of fairy tales. Beautiful mountainous landscapes, deep fjords, powerful volcanoes and waterfalls, geysers, forests, clean air and water, snow, sledging, the northern lights, polar bears, icebergs, coffee shops, museums and culture. The list is endless!Now reading this huge list of its attrib...

Arriving in Tromsø

Published on 25th January 2013 by Suzel in Norway , The Northern Lights , Winter Holidays

I really like Tromsø, I really, really like Tromsø! Arriving by plane you have a great view of its wonderful location with a backdrop of mountains and the expanse of Arctic Ocean that lies in front. The fantastic thing is that if the Northern Lights fail to put in an appearance you have still seen something breathtakingly beautiful, something spe...

Spending the New Year in the Lofoten Islands

Published on 10th January 2013 by Shing Yoong in Lofoten Islands , Norway , The Northern Lights , Winter Holidays

  What's better than seeing a sky full of fireworks to celebrate heading into the New Year? Well the answer is easy - seeing a sky full of the Northern Lights beats it hands down. After hearing all about Shing and Terry's trip to the Lofoten Islands for the New Year, we don't think they could have wished for a better way to jet-start the ...

Happy Christmas to everyone from Taber Holidays!

Published on 21st December 2012 by Shing Yoong in Finland Holidays - Taber Holidays , Norway , The Northern Lights , Winter Holidays

Yesterday we had our work Christmas party, and one of the topics of conversation was 'What was your best memory of 2012?' We all came up with different answers but the running theme of our 'best bits of 2012' included several tours to Scandinavia, and here they are! If Jo could have any Christmas present it would be this little fella from Tro...