Travel to the Land of The Midnight Sun – Episode 2
Image credits: Karsten Bidstrup, Dive. is, Magnus Lundgren, Visit Greenland AS and Thomas Nørby Mogensen, Dennis Ingemann
The land of the Midnight Sun and the Aurora Zone
When winter returns to the 'Land of the Midnight Sun', the Aurora Zone has its chance to shine. During episode two of Alexander Armstrong’s travels on ITV we saw him witness the majesty of the Northern Lights in Greenland.
Our guests can benefit from our unique Aurora hunting formula during all of our holidays and our expert guides will do all that they can to track down the Northern Lights.
Though these locations can seem remote, it is off-the-beaten-track where some exceptional experiences await. From swimming between continents to discovering the vast Arctic landscape, the land of the Midnight Sun is just as spectacular during the winter months.
What's more, it is as darkness returns from autumn onwards when the Northern Lights can be seen.
Scroll to learn more about what experiences you can have in these incredible locations.
About Travel to the Land of The Midnight Sun – Episode 2
Swimming between continents
In episode two, Alexander continues his travels in Iceland and explores the depths and wonders of the magnificent Silfra Fissure in Thingvellir National Park.
This is the spot where the two tectonic plates of America and Eurasia drift apart, creating a rift valley.
The water which fills some of these fissures in the Earth’s crust is some of the clearest in the world; starting its journey as glacial melt some 50km away and taking between 30 to 100 years to make its way to the rift through volcanic lava.
As the water has made such an effort to get there, it would be rude not to enjoy the depths here during a snorkelling trip, and this is exactly what Alexander does. The visibility in these waters can be a staggering 70-80 metres and the water is almost peacock blue. It allows you the chance to witness the forces of nature combining in an awe-inspiring way.
Our guests can include this unforgettable swim between the continents as part of our Natural Wonders and Northern Lights holiday and from our own firsthand experience, it is certainly an activity which guests ought not to miss (and it provides some serious dinner party conversation!).
Green with envy on a Northern Lights Holiday
Many of our locations are ones that people sometimes assume is the reserve of the Arctic explorer and hardened Ranulph Fiennes types only. There are, of course, areas which are the realm of the serious adventurer but, as Alexander discovers, visitor numbers are increasing and this land is becoming more and more accessible.
These remote locations in the north sit perfectly in The Aurora Zone, with excellent Northern Lights potential - giving you a great chance of witnessing a wonderful display dancing across the Arctic firmament, the sky ablaze with curtains of green.
In these pristine parts of the world, you can spend your days dog sledding, snowmobiling and enjoying reindeer sleigh rides whereas your nights are dedicated to hunting down the Northern Lights. These holidays showcase unforgettable destinations, with wild natural beauty in remarkable comfort.