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.  

Alex has also been lucky enough to experience the delights of Swedish Lapland in autumn where she visited Brändön Lodge, Icehotel365 and the Treehotel; talk about a bucket list Northern Lights adventure. 

On Alex's first night in Swedish Lapland, she witnessed the spectacular Aurora Borealis within three minutes of stepping out of her taxi at Brändön Lodge and stood in awe as they reflected off the waters edge. Her adventures then took her to the iconic Icehotel where she stayed in the amazing new Art Suite within Icehotel365. Whilst there, she also experienced white-water rafting down the fantastic rapids of the Torne river, and a superb wilderness dinner where a reindeer was served by an open-fire under candlelight. Following on from there, she visited the world famous Treehotel; a spectacle all must see!

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!


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Places Visited:

Finland -  Nellim, Saariselkä, Muotka, InariMenesjärvi, Nangu

Norway - Kirkenes, Tromsø, Lyngen Alps

Sweden - Icehotel, Brändön Lodge, Treehotel

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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.

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