Dawn Kitson

Dawn was born and raised in a quiet village in Warwickshire and had not seen much of the world until an impromptu gap year kick started her love of travel. She has been lucky enough to travel all over the world, but it was her work as a Travel Expert for the Aurora Zone from 2012 that gave her some truly once in a lifetime adventures. 

Dawn experienced the delights of Finland Sweden, Norway and Iceland. During her time in these countries she was lucky enough to experience a variety of things from the autumn colours of Sweden, to the natural wonders of Iceland, to of course a dazzling display of the Aurora in northern Norway.

A recent change in role has led to Dawn now focusing on the customer service side of things and she uses her knowledge and experience daily to ensure the best for our guests and is always on hand to answer any questions you may have about the trips we offer. Alongside this Dawn helps with copywriting for the website so has amassed a wealth of knowledge about almost all of our destinations so will be sure to offer advice (and a fun fact or two!)

Favourite Experiences

• Hunting out the Northern Lights in Norway in thick cloud cover. It seemed to be hopeless but then the clouds parted and a dazzling display of Northern Lights came through. A bucket list item very much crossed off!
• Travelling through Sweden in the midst of beautiful Autumn scenery and seeing roaming reindeer
• Seeing spouting hot geysers and huge impressive waterfalls in Iceland
• Enjoying a thrilling snowmobile safari at Nellim complete with campfire and hot drinks at the end
• Driving a team of dogs across the fells of Norway with snow topped mountains as the backdrop
• Enjoying a sauna after a day exploring in minus temperatures
• Tucking into a delicious meal of sautéed reindeer and mashed potato

Places visited

Finland: Harriniva, Jeris, Kittila, Luosto, Menesjärvi,Saariselkä, Nellim, Muotka, Inari, Kilpisjärvi

Norway: Alta

Sweden: Abisko, Tarendo, ICEHOTEL

Iceland: South Shore, The Golden Circle, Reykjavik, Reykjanes peninsula and the Blue Lagoon, Snæfellsnes peninsula, Ayureyri

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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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  • Specialist

    Aurora knowledge and experience

    Unique holidays, in the very best destinations

    Expert guides – exceptional local knowledge

    Advice and guidance every step of the way

  • Comprehensive

    We include more in our holidays than any other Aurora operator

    Price Comparison guarantee

    No ‘from’ prices, everything you see is included in the price

    No hidden extras

  • Independent

    Proudly Independent

    The original and still the only dedicated UK Northern Lights tour operator

    Personal, hands-on service

    Fair and sustainable work ethos

  • Trusted

    100% ATOL and ABTA protection

    Peace of mind promise

    Award-winning

    Responsible relationships

    Over 15 years’ experience

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