After answering all the questions that I laid out to determine my next trip, I officially figured out what I was going to do and where I was going to go. The plan was as follows:
My friend Kristina, who was up in Seattle, and I would make the journey over to Europe. We choose early April so that we could have the tail end of winter so we would still have a chance to see the Northern Lights without the possibility of getting snowed it and stranded somewhere. The plan was to try for at least two separate countries to increase our chances of seeing the lights so we decided that we would start off with the Iceland Air stopover and go to Iceland for a few days then head over to Finland and…
STAY IN THE GLASS IGLOOS.
Yes. We officially decided that we were going to stay in the glass igloos in northern Finland to watch the Northern Lights.
The itinerary was as follows:
- Iceland for 2 days
- Finland for 6 days which would include 3 days in Helsinki, 1 day in Ivalo, 1 more day in Helsinki
- 1 day of travel back through Iceland to the states
Since Iceland Air does not fly out of Los Angeles, my trip actually started out with a flight to Seattle the day before followed by a flight back to Los Angeles immediately after landing back in Seattle.
Once we figured out where we were going to go and how long we were going to be there, it was time to start booking everything else which was a process within itself.