You don’t get to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights everyday, especially if you’re staying in the tropics. With the launch of a brand new private flight experience in Canada, you can now get up close and personal with the Northern Lights, enjoying them at eye-level.
The flight departs from north Canada’s Yukon Territory and is operated by Air North. You’ll be on board a private-chartered 737 jet that is currently the only flight in the world to take-off within the “Aurora Oval”, a region where the Northern Lights are strongly visible. Passengers on board the flight would be able to see the lights shortly after take-off and enjoy them at eye level.
Trips will be available from 7th to 11th February 2019, with the flight departing on either on the 8th or 9th of February. To ensure that passengers get the best chance of enjoying optimal views, the date will be chosen based on the Aurora forecast for this period.
Apart from the Northern Lights, the five-day trip will include culinary components, talks from industry leading speakers, cultural events and optional day tours, just to name a few.
There are only 80 seats available on the flight and it will be a rare opportunity for travellers to take part. There was a pilot project of the flight held last year, and passengers were able to enjoy the display just 9 minutes after take-off, and it continued for three hours straight. Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy some gin from the Yukon Brewing company once you’re on board and have the Canadian Aurora photographer Neil Zeller guide you on taking your own aurora photos.
The Aurora|360 flight costs US$796 while the complete experience (which includes four nights of accommodation in Whitehorse, three “distinctive Yukon-flare dinners”, cultural activities, entry to Takhini Hot Springs, a guided tour of Yukon Wildlife preserve and more) will cost US$2,239.
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