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Travelers these days are looking for different and unique experiences. With so much turmoil affecting traditionally popular travel destinations right now, people are thinking "outside-the-box." One destination worth considering -- even in the winter months, or ESPECIALLY in the winter months -- is northern Norway and the Arctic.
Yes, according to Ellen Morse of Gluten Free Travel-Us, this is a very popular spot from mid-October through late March for viewing the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). In fact, Northern Norway, above the Arctic Circle, is one of the best places in the world to observe this phenomenon. This area is also free of "light pollution," providing an ideal viewing experience. Because of the long periods of darkness and the frequency of clear nights, winter is the best time for a visit.
Ellen has recently worked with a local travel company in Norway to make this fantastic travel opportunity available to her gluten free clients. Her suggested itinerary comprises a 5-night journey, in which you will stay in two different hotels, each vetted for its ability to provide safe, gluten free meals for its guests.
The two places you will visit are Tromso, known as the "Gateway to the Arctic," and Senja Island, a remote location known for its Arctic wildlife, untamed marine landscape, and northern lights.
As with all Ellen's amazing itineraries, your trip can be customized or added to, depending on your interests. Visiting other parts of Norway and neighboring Scandinavian countries is definitely something to consider. And, of course, while the northern lights viewing is best in the winter, this trip can be taken at any time of year. You can read Ellen's suggested day-by-day itinerary and get more details on the Norway and Arctic page of our website, GlutenFreeTravelSite. Be sure to give Ellen a call at 312-337-9235 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your travel desires, whether it's for a journey to northern Norway or anywhere else. Her hard work has opened up a range of travel possibilities to gluten free folks, whether it's visiting the Galapagos, Costa Rica, or Machu Picchu...or European destinations like Italy, Croatia, and Prague. View all the possibilities on our Gluten Free Getaways page.