Northern Lights Evening Excursion

2 December 2018 & 5 February 2019
Evening Excursion
2 December 2018 & 5 February 2019
Evening Excursion

Northern Lights Evening Excursion is operated by

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    Fly from Norwich Airport to view the Northern Lights,

    Currency = Pound Sterling

    Norwich Airport offers this once in a lifetime opportunity to see the mesmerising beauty of the Northern lights flying on Feb 15th, 2018.

    The Aurora Borealis often referred to as the Northern Lights, the polar lights or the Polar dawn is a breath taking natural wonder of the world and can only be seen over or near the magnetic poles of the Earth.

    The Northern lights are a result of collisions of gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere colliding with charged particles released from the sun’s atmosphere. The variations you get in colours are due to the types of gas particles that collide. The most common colours are pale yellow or green which is produced by oxygen. The rarer red’s, blue’s or purplish colours are produced by high altitude oxygen or nitrogen.

    For the journey, the traveller will arrive at the airport and have a briefing with an experienced astronomer before boarding the flight. On board the plane, free snacks are provided throughout the journey which will take the traveller to a location north of the Shetland Isles. About 25 minutes before arriving at the holding position the plane will be made as dark as possible allowing for the travellers to get used to the dark. The plane will then take up a holding pattern some 35,000 to 40,000 feet high. Whilst the plane is in the holding pattern the on-board guest astronomers will explain in more detail about the Northern Lights all the time waiting for the Northern lights to appear and with a 90% success rate there is a good chance the traveller will experience a small to full blown Northern light experience.

    When the Northern lights are visible, every traveller will have the opportunity to see the lights with a seat rotation system in place so everyone can get a clear and unobstructed view. If on the rare occasion the lights are not seen the astronomers will highlight the stars and planets giving details on them so the traveller will still get an amazing experience.


    This ethereal and breath-taking experience can be yours by clicking the link provided.

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  • Arrivals & Departures
    From Airline Flight Scheduled Status
    AmsterdamKL1519 Landed 14:31KLMKL151913:45Landed 14:31
    Gas PlatformsNHV2 Landed 13:32NHV HelicoptersNHV214:00Landed 13:32
    Gas PlatformsNHV2 Landed 14:06NHV HelicoptersNHV214:00Landed 14:06
    AberdeenBE7627 Expected 15:25Eastern AirwaysBE762715:25Expected 15:25
    DalamanMT591 Expected 15:30Thomas Cook Airlines LtdMT59115:50Expected 15:30
    RhodesTOM5383 Expected 16:35TUITOM538316:30Expected 16:35
    AmsterdamKL1523 KLMKL152316:50
    AberdeenBE7629 Eastern AirwaysBE762918:55
    ManchesterLM578 LoganairLM57820:50
    ManchesterBA4048 British AirwaysBA404820:50
    EdinburghLM308 LoganairLM30821:00
    AmsterdamKL1527 KLMKL152721:10
    To Airline Flight Scheduled Status
    AmsterdamKL1520 Estimated 15:00KLMKL152014:15Estimated 15:00
    AberdeenBE7626 Eastern AirwaysBE762615:55
    DalamanMT590 Check-In NowThomas Cook Airlines LtdMT59017:05Check-In Now
    AmsterdamKL1524 KLMKL152417:20
    ManchesterLM577 LoganairLM57718:00
    AberdeenBE7628 Eastern AirwaysBE762819:25
  • Airport Development Fee

    16 or over on date of departure

    All children travelling require a ticket. Child tickets can be obtained from the airports Customer Services Desk.

    Would you like to include Fast Track option? This will allow you to use the dedicated Fast Track lane to security.

    Complimentary Fast Track is available to customers travelling with

    • KLM Business Class, Platinum Elite, Gold Elite and Skippers.
    • Loganair W Class
    Please select "NO" to continue without Fast Track and collect your complimentary Fast Track ticket from the airport Customer Services Desk.

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