Northern Lights flight experience winter 2021 / 22
In addition to searching for the Northern Lights, this experience also includes fascinating, exclusive pre-flight presentations with our expert team of astronomers who provide you with a wealth of information about the wonders of the night sky. Throughout the flight, our astronomers will also give expert commentary on the many wonders you will see, from the Milky Way to Orion’s Belt. Away from light pollution, this is perhaps the most vibrant you will ever see some of the more famous constellations.
Exclusive pre-flight presentations and in-flight commentary by our expert astronomers
Flight excursion in search of the Northern Lights with expert night-sky commentary (approximately 3-3 ½ hours, depending on the departure airport location)
Light refreshments on board
All airport taxes
Services of an Omega Breaks tour manager
The Aurora’s appearance can vary from a weak glow to a breathtaking, sky-filling display, and even though the best views may be had from ground level, visibility can be hampered by surrounding light pollution, bad weather or an inconveniently cloudy night. However our flight excursions endeavour to eliminate these factors, aiming to improve chances of viewing this spectacle.
30/10/2021 Glasgow £249
31/10/2021 Edinburgh £249
01/11/2021 Newcastle £229
02/11/2021 Leeds/ Bradford £229
03/11/2021 Manchester £229
04/11/2021 East Midlands £249
28/02/2022 Birmingham £229
02/03/2022 Newcastle £229
03/03/2022 Manchester £229
04/03/2022 Leeds/ Bradford £249
26/03/2022 Edinburgh £249
27/03/2022 Glasgow £249
If any passenger would like sole use of a row of two or three seats, or if a party of two would like sole use of a row of three seats, this can be requested for an additional charge
Our evening begins with two informative presentations given by our expert astronomers. These will be held either at the airport itself or in a nearby hotel and in total will last for around one hour. The exclusive talks will describe how the flight will operate, the main sights that will be visible out of the plane window, how and why the aurora happens and of course, the much anticipated forecast of our chance of seeing a Northern Lights display on the flight*! After the briefing we proceed to the airport departure lounge to board our flight.
After take-off, approximately 25 minutes before we reach our holding point the cabin is made as dark as possible, allowing time for our eyes to adapt to the darkness for optimal viewing of the night sky**. And then with expert commentary, our search for the Northern Lights begins and we take in the majesty of the night sky. From a shooting star to an iconic constellation, there is plenty to admire, all with the help of the expert astronomy team.
In order to give all passengers an equal chance of viewing the aurora from a window seat, everyone is required to rotate seats with the other passengers in their row of three (or two, as is typical from Edinburgh or Glasgow). Please be aware that this needs to be done in virtual total darkness. Instruction will be given when it is time to swap seats and this is normally repeated several times to ensure that everyone gets a chance to see what’s being described outside.
After our night sky observation, the cabin lights will be switched back on and light refreshments will be served as we travel back to the airport, reflecting on this unique and special experience.
*Please note: what is actually visible during the flight may differ from the forecast.
To book or ask for further details, please call Travelfox on 01347 822541 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Holiday is organised by and operated by Omega Holidays