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Iceland Trips Offer Chance to View the European Solar Eclipse

02, February 2015: This year in March, renowned travel company Aurora Nights made the offer of a one-off addition to tours to see the Northern Lights in Iceland. Trips to experience the phenomenon of the lights are already in high demand, but on 20th March, Europe will witness a rare solar eclipse - and travellers with Aurora Nights will be there to see it. 

Staying at the excellent Hotel Ranga, this 4-night trip presents travellers with the opportunity to see two of the world’s most incredible natural phenomenon: the Northern Lights and a solar eclipse (the latter which occurs surprisingly rarely in Europe). Hotel Ranga has an excellent reputation for hosting successful Northern Lights sightings, primarily because of its rural location. The first night on the itinerary will see guests searching for the lights (along with a local guide) up to the glacier on the famous Eyjafjallajokull volcano, as close to the top as authorities will allow, for the ultimate Northern Lights display. 

When the time comes for the eclipse, a representative from Aurora Nights explains a local astronomer will accompany guests to the brand new observatory, a short walk from Hotel Ranga. There they will be given an exclusive ‘tour of the sky’ from this very experienced astronomer. Extra telescopes and glasses will be provided so guests can watch the eclipse without fear of eye damage. Although the full eclipse will not be seen from Iceland, trips based here will offer guests the chance to experience as much as 98% coverage. 

As with some of the other Aurora Nights Iceland trips, guests will also be treated to a Super Jeep adventure, with river fjording and excursions to the Golden Circle – which takes in the Pingvellir Rift Valley, Gulfoss Waterfall and Strokkur Geyser. With the opportunity to visit the famous Blue Lagoon, this very special tour culminates with two nights in the wonderful city of Reykjavik. 

While representatives from Aurora Nights say this unique holiday booked out quickly, the company offers plenty of other itineraries to Iceland and Swedish Lapland for the memorable experience of chasing the Northern Lights. 

About Aurora Nights: 

Aurora Nights is a company offering a select range of once in a lifetime holidays to see the Northern Lights in Iceland and Swedish Lapland. Aurora Nights is part of Weekend a la Carte, a family-run company with vast knowledge based on extensive travels to the region and passionate about superb client service. For more information about the company visit the website at http://www.aurora-nights.co.uk/ 

For Media Contact:
Weekend à la Carte Ltd
4 North Street,
Wilton, Wiltshire SP2 OHE
Tel: 01722 744695

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