Saturday, November 4, 2023

Sleep in a glass lodge--see the Northern Lights

Okay, fellow travelers, especially those who are adventurous and look for unusual trips to take. If seeing the Northern Lights is on your bucket list, here is a terrific way to do that!

Off the Map Travel announces the launch of the “Panorama Luxury in Tromso” program featuring accommodations in two new luxury glass lodges in Norway. Available in a five-night package, the AERA nord-Panorama Glass Lodges put guests directly under the Northern Lights in the arctic Tromso wilderness for two nights with three nights in a three-bedroom luxury Tromso apartment with private chef. In both locations, the search for the Aurora is primary, designed for watching in comfort from your bed. The experience also includes local arctic dining and winter activities such as a husky sledding and snowshoeing.

The launch coincides with the height of the “solar maximum,” the time in the sun’s 11-year cycle where the sun is most active causing the brightest and most frequent displays of the Aurora Borealis.

Perfect for couples wanting to combine luxury with an immersive arctic experience, the two new AERA nord- Panorama Glass Lodges sit in a remote area north of Tromso, more than two hundred miles above the Arctic Circle. The glass lodges include king-sized bed, luxury bathroom, kitchenette and dining area, designed for uninterrupted sightings of the Northern Lights.

All are surrounded by glass walls with glass ceilings for views of the Arctic night sky. With an emphasis on sustainability and preservation of the environment, the clean, contemporary Scandinavian design of the new panorama lodge features local natural materials to blend with the wilderness outside.

“We have combined the new eco-sensitive lodge accommodations with private tours by Tesla and other environmentally conscious activities. This is a new experience that delivers adventure but doesn’t compromise on comfort, quality and sustainability,” says Jonny Cooper, founder of Off the Map Travel , exclusive arranger of the trips to the new glass lodges.

Available from December to March, the new Panorama Luxury in Tromso package sleeps two people in each lodge. The six-day, five-night itinerary is priced from $6080 USD per person (at the time of this writing) based on four adults travelling. Flights are additional.

The itinerary includes privately guided tours in a Tesla, two nights in the luxury glass lodge, three nights’ accommodation in Tromso in new luxury panoramic, fjordside apartments with private chef, a private Northern Lights Tour with dinner, a private Tromso island tour, a huskies tour, a snowshoe experience, and a king crab dinner.

 Full itinerary:

King crab, a culinary delight
Day 1: Arrive, check into Tromso, culinary city walk

Day 2: Tromso island tour (Arctic Cathedral, Fjellheisen Cable Car, Sami    introduction) and Northern Lights Tesla tour

Day 3: Husky sledding; dinner on your own

Day 4: Fjord sightseeing and picnic by Tesla, and then transfer to AERA nord-Panorama Glass Lodge

Day 5: Snowshoe exploration and sauna day plus king crab dinner

Day 6: Depart


For more information visit, call 1-646-701-0041 or email

Information and photos courtesy of Meryl Pearlstein and AERA nord-Panorama Glass Lodges





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