I would say that this page is the reason for the website.
Its purpose is to share ways to go to Aurora Zone without the need of selling a liver. Some travel agencies are charging over 2k euro for a week in Lapland. For some people, this price is acceptable, but for me it will make this adventure impossible.
You can even have some comfort being a budget traveler, the whole idea is:
Plan ahead! For all my trips I did the planing with more than 6 months in advance
Buy tickets on the right time! The right time is between 3 to 1 month before the departure date, when the companies start their sales. There’s no way to know for sure. You may buy it 3 months in advance, then find it cheaper 1 week before the departure date. But better having the ticket bought then leaving it for the last week and not finding one!
Share the costs! If you go alone to a cabin, you will pay the full price by yourself, right? Right! But if you find 2, 3 or 4 crazy guys to go with you the cost will be lower, since you will share the costs. The same applies for the rent of the car
The possibilities are endless, you can learn from my mistakes and save money with my advice
PS. Prices shown here will be in euro.
Trips I did:
Tromso Feb-2010 – Me and my wife trip (Evelyn was in the oven)
Quick note: ~650e, 3 nights, just 2 adults and we used only planes with ryanair+norwegian to reach Tromso.
Tromso Feb-2012 – Me and 2 friends
Quick note: ~550e, 4 nights, 3 adults, we used train+Norwegian+RyanAir. We got the Train from Oslo to Bodo.
You can read in my blog the posts before the trip and after the trip.
Abisko/Skibotn Feb-2013 – Me and 4 friends
Quick note: ~550e, 6 nights, 5 adults, we went to Abisko by train and to Tromso by train+bus, got the car in Tromso and drove to Skibotn. Came back with Norwegian+RyanAir.
There is also a blog post for this trip in my family blog.