Press Release – Bespoke, Soft Adventure Tour with Off The Map Travel

For the past decade, tailor-made tour has been on the rise among travel-crazy Singaporean. Partly attributed to the growing affluence but more importantly, I feel is the desire to explore and experience more than typical travel tour offers.

I have received a press release from Off The Map Travel, a self-proclaimed travel specialist based in UK. It aims to bring people to explore hidden wonders of our planet and promises that no two tours are the same.

Some of the bespoke travel itineraries include:

The Aurora Festival

Where: Bjorkliden, Sweden

What: Aurora experts from around the globe are being gathered to celebrate and share their knowledge about the Aurora with enthusiasts from a scientific, historic and mythological standpoint. Thought to be the world’s first Aurora Festival, guests will get hands on with experiments; learn how experts predict Aurora displays; learn from locals about how the Aurora has shaped the culture in the Arctic; and experience the Aurora through a variety of Arctic activities.

A three day two night The Aurora Festival itinerary in Bijorkliden, Northern Sweden, with Off the Map Travel costs from £899 (Approx. SGD$1950); excluding flights. This includes full board accommodation in four star accommodation; a welcome (invite only) reception, expert talks throughout the weekend with world class speakers; an excursion to Sweden’s highest mountain lodge; an expert aurora photography course; an arctic experience and Sami experience at the Aurora Village. Additional nights and activities can be added.

The Aurora Village

Where: Bjorkliden, Sweden

What: The Aurora Village is made up of a collection of three traditional Swedish ice-fishing huts that are placed on the banks of a remote frozen lake during the winter months in the mountains surrounding the world famous Northern Lights region of Bjorkliden and Abisko.

The huts, which are traditionally used by ice-fisherman in the region during the Arctic Winter, have uninterrupted 180° views of the greatest light show on earth and make a great base from which your guide can cook Arctic bush delicacies.

A four-night trip to Bjorkliden and Abisko in northern Sweden costs from £1,399 (Approx. SGD $3030) per person on a full-board basis with accommodation for three nights in a four-star hotel and one night in the Aurora Village on a frozen lake with 180-degree uninterrupted views. Price includes a Lights Over Lapland photography trip, dogsledding and snowmobiling for two adults; flights excluded.

The Grand Aurora adventure

Where: Norway, Sweden and Finland

What: This is the ultimate Aurora adventure taking guests on an epic chase of the Northern Lights across Scandinavia visiting world famous Aurora spotting destinations across Norway, Sweden and Finland. Guests will have the chance to do everything from reindeer and dog sledding; snowmobiling; visiting the ICEHOTEL; to the chance to learn Aurora photography with a world renowned photographer on their way.

A ten night small group guided Original Grand Aurora tour with Off the Map Travel costs £5999 (Approx.SGD$13,000) per person not including flights based on 2 sharing. The Grand Aurora includes an expert guide, accommodation on a half board basis, reindeer sledding, a Tromso guided city walk, Northern Lights dinner cruise, an Arctic experience, Alaska trapper dogsledding tour, Lights Over Lapland Aurora and photography evening, Aurora Sky Station exclusive dinner trip, a visit to the ICEHOTEL, a three border point snowmobile trip, Northern Lights tour in a snowmobile-pulled sled and a reindeer and culture tour as well as lots of exclusive extras such as meals in fantastic restaurants and fika stops on travel days.

Moonlight Aurora

Where: Bjorkliden, Sweden

What: The Moonlight Aurora experience was created by Aurora travel experts to give guests an alternative experience in hunting the Northern Lights – under an Arctic full moon. Contrary to popular belief, many Aurora experts from leading guides to world class photographers, believe that the full-moon enhances the Northern Lights rather than detracting from it.
The Moonlight Aurora experience is designed to also give guests the chance to enjoy a range of Arctic winter activities under the full-moon whist having the best possible chance of experiencing the Northern Lights.

A four night Moonlight Aurora adventure to Bjorkliden and Abisko in Northern Sweden with Off the Map Travel costs from £1749 (Approx. SGD$ 3800) per person, excluding flights, based on two sharing. This includes transfers, four nights in a spectacular 4 star hotel on a full board basis, a private specialist guide, a visit to the ICEHOTEL, private Lights over Lapland moonlight photography tour, dog sledding as the moon rises, visit to the Aurora Sky Station, Snowmobile tour, guided moonlit snowshoe walk, Norway fjord trip and Ice fishing and cooking under the moon.

See the full press release below

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