Northern Lights Holidays to Sommarøy

Once you have visited Sommarøy you will understand why the small island of only 300 inhabitants is also referred to as 'Summer Island'. With its white sandy beaches and clear waters, even in the winter when the area is covered in a layer of snow, you will be able to appreciate the beauty of this remote island.

The island is situated around 35km from the city of Tromsø and is therefore an excellent place to venture after a stay in the city.

Besides the amazing Aurora displays that frequently make an appearance over Sommarøy, the other main draw to the island are the boat trips. Every year between November and January the waters surrounding the island are filled with visiting whales such as killer whales, humpback whales, and fin whales. This makes the area very popular with those visitors who wish to see these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

Image credits: Sommarøy Arctic hotel

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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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