Aurora Borealis in Norway

Aurora Borealis in Norway

“The beauty of the Northern lights has always been on my wishlist of nature’s gorgeous wonders to explore, and what better opportunity than my own birthday to indulge!” Milind Soman turned 52 earlier this month and celebrated the milestone with a trip to Norway. He traveled to the cities of Oslo and Tromso to catch the aurora borealis, and chose a few Airbnb homes during his journey. We take a look at the Airbnbs that Milind Soman stayed at during his epic trip, and a few other places worth checking out if you too plan on experiencing the incredible Northern Lights. ALSO READ: Milind Soman Just Did the Everest Base Camp Trek; View Photos Also Read - Milind Soman Says Sports Can Help Prevent Youth From Getting Radicalised



High quality Aurora house, Tromso

High quality Aurora house

High quality Aurora house

You can catch the Northern Lights right from this house in Tromso, located by the bay and within walking distance to the city center. During the day, you’ll get beautiful views of the city and the fjord. Also Read - Trending News Today March 11, 2020: 'You Are No Longer Hot': Milind Soman Trolled After He Reveals He Was A Part of RSS While Growing Up



Eufemia, Oslo

Eufemia-Exclusive apartment near Central St.-Opera

Eufemia-Exclusive apartment near Central St.-Opera

Located in the exclusive neighborhood near Central St Opera in Oslo, Eufemia is fully furnished with a massive balcony and roof terrace at the top floor. From here, you can catch stunning panoramic views of Oslo city and the fjord and an unobstructed view of the Northern Lights across the night sky above you. Also Read - Ankita Konwar’s Crazy Reaction When Someone Mentions Momos is Unmissable- Watch

Barcode, Norway

BARCODE- Exclusive apartment near Central St.-Opera

BARCODE- Exclusive apartment near Central St.-Opera

Finally, we have Barcode, located in the same neighborhood as Eufemia with an equally captivating ocean view. You can watch the aurora borealis and the Oslo cityscape from the 21st floor roof terrace.

Milind Soman, an Iron Man athlete and runner, didn’t waste the opportunity to run through the cold streets of Oslo or Tromso. He posted a few photos of himself running on the streets of Tromso, in temperatures as low as -4 degrees Celsius!

Here he is, running a 4k in Oslo

And that’s him on cold morning run in Tromso

Finally, a few photos of him having a fun time on his Norwegian holiday

Talking about his experiences, Milind Soman said, “I spent my time in the Arctic living like the locals do, from gazing at the northern lights right from the balcony of my Airbnb homes to exploring the gorgeous snow-capped locales within Tromso and Oslo. The Airbnb homes in Norway felt just like my own home, from doing my morning yoga sessions or taking an awesome morning run in minus 4 degrees, it ensured that I don’t skip the one thing which I love the most. This was truly a perfect and unique birthday retreat.” CHECK OUT: Here are 10 times Ultraman Milind Soman put every other traveler to shame

There are, of course, more Airbnb spots in Oslo and Tromso from where you can sit back, relax and experience the Northern Lights dance and dazzle across the night sky. Here are a few other places to consider for your trip:

Amazing house with indoor pool, Oslo

Amazing house with indoor pool

Amazing house with indoor pool

This is around four times costlier than the previous three, but you do get the entire house to stay in, complete with an indoor heated swimming pool. The house is within 10 minutes from the city center and has four bedroom and a sauna. For a big family, this place ought to do well.

Stunning views in a quiet villa area, Oslo

Stunning views in a quiet villa area

Stunning views in a quiet villa area

Located in a quieter area of Oslo city, this villa claims to offer the best views and the best sunsets. It is good place to consider for those looking for a more countryside experience, but still connected to the city. The villa lies just 6 km from downtown Oslo.

Two nights sailing cruise across Tromso

Two nights sailing cruise around Tromso

Two nights sailing cruise around Tromso

Or how about experiencing the Northern Lights on the deck of a 100-year old, two-mast schooner ship? The ship, Donna Wood, lies at a pier near the feeding ground of killer whales and humpback whales. For two nights, you’ll sail along the Kaldfjord and watch the aurora borealis. NOW READ: Photos of Norway’s Pulpit Rock That Will Leave You in Awe

So there you have it: six nice Airbnbs for different travelers, including three that Milind Soman chose for his own trip. Winter is one of the best times to gaze at the Northern Lights, so pack your bags and experience this unforgettable spectacle.

Photographs Courtesy: Airbnb