From Sea Safaris to Northern Lights (Telegraph)

When I was invited on a press trip to the Arctic Circle in February to witness and write about the famous Northern Lights, I didn’t hesitate for a moment. Norway has always been one of my favourite countries. One side of my mother’s family comes from Norway, and we spent many happy holidays there when I was young, visiting relatives and staying at a pretty basic hytte (hut, or chalet) in the mountains north of Oslo where we’d spend long summer evenings collecting bilberries. But I’d never been to the north of the country, to Arctic Circle and the magical Lofoten and Vesterålen Islands. And yes, I did see the Northern Lights, and plenty more besides…

Northern Light hunting. I’m the one in the red coat.
© Oystein Lunde Ingvaldsen