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View the northern lights from a floating lodge in Norway

View the northern lights from a floating lodge in Norway
See the northern lights from a Scandinavian-designed floating barge in Tromso, Norway.  (Volda Floating Home)

Barge into winter on a trip to Norway aboard a onetime ferry that offers prime views of the northern lights. The vessel, converted into a floating lodge, gives guests a choice: Stay indoors to watch for the aurora borealis or bundle up and step onto the deck to watch the sky fill with colors.

The vessel, moored in a fjord off the coast of Tromso Island, is surrounded by mountains and water. Guests also may dogsled and participate in other winter activities.

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The Off the Map Travel itinerary can be customized for groups as large as 14. 

Dates: Available through March

Price: From $2,480 per person, based on a group of four, for a four-day, three-night itinerary. Includes three nights in the lodge with meals, dogsledding and a northern lights hunt. Airfare not included.

Info: Off the Map Travel, (646) 701-0041

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