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Watch the Northern Lights From a Hot Air Balloon in Arctic Sweden

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by Eben Diskin Jan 27, 2020

Seeing the northern lights is a magical experience that is difficult to top — until hot air balloons get involved. Off the Map Travel is taking viewing the northern lights to another level by taking travelers up into hot air balloons above the Swedish Laplands to see the amazing celestial phenomenon.

During the four-day, three-night experience titled Aurora in the Sky, guests will have the chance to fly 130 feet into the sky into a hot air balloon anchored to the ice below and float in absolute silence to view the northern lights. Afterward, guests will go glamping at the beautiful Aurora Safari Camp, far away from civilization, in traditional Sámi dwellings called lavvus. The experience also includes snowmobile excursions and other customizable adventures in Lapland.

During the trip, you’ll be able to see the northern lights in Arctic Sweden from the basket of a balloon, so you can feel even closer to the amazing celestial phenomenon.

The experience starts at $2,970 per person (excluding flights) and will run from December 2020 to April 2021, giving you plenty of time to plan ahead. Bookings start in May 2020.

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