06 February 2020
To ‘see the Northern Lights’ is at the top of most people’s bucket list, but with Off The Map Travel, those hoping to see this glorious natural light display will soon be able to take a hot air balloon into the night skies of the Swedish Lapland. This new hot air balloon concept, created by the founders of the Aurora Safari Camp, will be the most magical way to date to see the Northern Lights.
“This is a first,” says Jonathan Cooper, founder of Off the Map Travel and Arctic Travel expert. “We’ve never heard of anything like this before and everything is pointing to this being the region’s next big highlight Aurora experience.”
The aurora flights will commence in December 2020 through to April 2021. Booking will open in May 2020, and with a unique experience like this, it is sure to book out quickly. So, don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime experience. The balloon will ascend 40 metres into the sky, where it will hover over the arctic ice below.
“To experience the Northern Lights from the tranquility of the balloon in a remote wilderness region of Northern Sweden is a very special experience and one that will serve as a highlight for any luxury Arctic adventure,” Off the Map Travel’s Jonathan Cooper said. “Although the Aurora is never guaranteed, what better place to hunt for it than by ascending into the stars yourself.”
The four day three night (full board) Aurora in the Sky itinerary starts from AUD $4,500 per person, not including flights. The price includes meals, private transfers, accommodation at the Outpost and Aurora Safari Camp, snowmobile adventure with lunch on the Arctic circle, Aurora Hot Air Balloon experience and a snowmobile adventure to a “meet the locals” experience.
The Lapland Ballooning experience is available for groups of up to six people. As flights are weather dependent, it’s recommended that the experience be included as part of a multi-day stay, allowing guests flexibility for their flight.