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Sweden and Norway in December: Suggestions gratefully taken

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Sweden and Norway in December: Suggestions gratefully taken

My partner is Swedish and has been hassling me to spend a Christmas in his home country for years (we live in sunny Australia and Christmas in my lifetime has meant cricket, barbecue and beers.) We are booked to fly Dec 5 to Dec 29 and we're looking at options. Can anyone tlel me if Aurura Borealis, killer whales, dog sledding and the Atlantic Road are accessible or worth the trip this time of year?

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1. Re: Sweden and Norway in December: Suggestions gratefully taken

Depends a great deal on where you plan to go. Beyond the arctic circle, there is a very good chance to see the aurora borealis, but it is also the darkest time of the year. Killer whale season yes, but one never knows if they do arrive.

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Edited: 2:45 am, June 27, 2013
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2. Re: Sweden and Norway in December: Suggestions gratefully taken

Where is Sweden will you stay..?

http://www.sas.no are flying directly to Tromsø, where you can get all what you are looking for, except the Atlantic Road, who you will find on the northweast coast in south Norway... but, in north we have the http://hurtigruten.com who can give you a "coastal ride" to the Lofoten islands...

By the way, the whales has been outside Tromsø the last two years, and hopefully they are back this autumn too...

In December the sun are under the horizon, but if you like to take pictures, the Arctic Blue Color is just amazing..;)

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