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Aurora and Sled Dog, Kirkenes, Norway
This was an incredibly lucky, once-in-a lifetime experience for my wife Cindi and I.
We planned a trip to Norway in the hopes of catching the Northern Lights. The unlikely combination of clear skies and a solar eruption allowed the gods to smile upon us. Making the experience even more surreal was the 5 hour evening trip by dogsled and an overnight stay at the Snow Hotel near Kirkenes.
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||April 16, 2015, 1:44 p.m.