Hunting the Northern Lights - A Personal Blog by Andy Barr

Published on 21st March 2014 by Shing Yoong in Lofoten Islands , Norway , The Northern Lights

1. IntroductionThe Aurora Borealis have a mythical place both in the Norse past and in current interest. The name derives from Aurora, the Roman Goddess of Dawn, and Greek name for North Wind, Boreas. The level of interest which now abounds is directly related to the programme on Television where Joanna Lumley was filmed chasing the lights. My ...

The New Winter Scandinavian Brochure from Taber Holidays is Now Here!

Published on 17th July 2013 by Suzel in Blue Lagoon , Finland Holidays , General , Iceland , Lofoten Islands , Norway , Sweden , The Northern Lights , Winter Holidays

Packed full of exciting new holidays, our new winter tours are guaranteed to provide you with an unforgettable experience!Our new tour 'The Great Aurora Hunt' is set in the magnificent Lofoten Islands in Norway, and makes your dream of photographing the Northern Lights a reality with veteran Aurora photographer Andy Keen!Why not spend a night i...

Arriving in Tromsø

Published on 25th January 2013 by Suzel in Norway , The Northern Lights , Winter Holidays

I really like Tromsø, I really, really like Tromsø! Arriving by plane you have a great view of its wonderful location with a backdrop of mountains and the expanse of Arctic Ocean that lies in front. The fantastic thing is that if the Northern Lights fail to put in an appearance you have still seen something breathtakingly beautiful, s...

Spending the New Year in the Lofoten Islands

Published on 10th January 2013 by Shing Yoong in Lofoten Islands , Norway , The Northern Lights , Winter Holidays

  What's better than seeing a sky full of fireworks to celebrate heading into the New Year? Well the answer is easy - seeing a sky full of the Northern Lights beats it hands down. After hearing all about Shing and Terry's trip to the Lofoten Islands for the New Year, we don't think they could have wished for a better way to jet-start the ...

Happy Christmas to everyone from Taber Holidays!

Published on 21st December 2012 by Shing Yoong in Finland Holidays , Norway , The Northern Lights , Winter Holidays

Yesterday we had our work Christmas party, and one of the topics of conversation was 'What was your best memory of 2012?' We all came up with different answers but the running theme of our 'best bits of 2012' included several tours to Scandinavia, and here they are! If Jo could have any Christmas present it would be this little fella from Tro...

Explore The Art Nouveau Town of Alesund

Published on 20th September 2012 by Shing Yoong in Norway , The Northern Lights , Winter Holidays

Few towns can rival Alesund's history and landscape. If you had seen Alesund during the night of 23 January 1904, as it burnt entirely to the ground, you would hardly be able to believe that this now stunning Art Nouveau town was born from devastation. The reconstruction of the town started immediately by a team of bright, young architects all un...

Is this the greatest weekend trip away?

Published on 7th August 2012 by Shing Yoong in Finland Holidays , The Northern Lights , Winter Holidays

  The Northern Lights Weekend There may be a whole list of reasons as to why you haven't booked a holiday away yet; firstly you don't want to leave the children for too long, then the dog needs looking after, and let's not even begin to talk about how busy work has been. That's why weekend trips are the perfect answer to getting away witho...

Taber Holidays New Winter 2012/13 Holiday Brochure!

Published on 31st July 2012 by Shing Yoong in Finland Holidays , Iceland , Norway , Sweden , The Northern Lights , Winter Holidays

  Brace yourself for an action packed winter that'll have you gliding through miles upon miles of snow-covered forests on a husky sled or snowmobile, exploring the fascinating Sami culture, and taking a deep breath as the space around you becomes submerged in the ethereal Northern Lights. Options for adventure are limitless with a winter ...