Best Places to See the Northern Lights

Always dreamed of seeing the Northern Lights? Now might be your chance!

According to experts, the best time to see the Northern Lights, otherwise known as Aurora Borealis, is from the months of October to March between 5pm and 2am, meaning now is a better time than ever!
So here are some of the best places to see the Northern Lights this winter:

Svalbard, Norway

Featuring on BBC’s Frozen Planet, the Norwegian island is home to reindeer, walrus and polar bears as well as the remarkable Northern Lights. Svalbard is extremely popular with adventurers wanting to see the astonishing display of unbelievably bright lights, and is also popular with those wanting to see the Polar Night. During mid-November to the end of January, Svalbard is without any daylight and covered in a mysteriously blue twilight, a phenomenon known as the Polar Night, increasing the chances of seeing the Aurora Borealis!

Kakslauttanen, Finland

At the famous Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finland you can watch the Aurora Borealis from the comfort of your own glass igloo and then retire to a traditional log cabin complete with sauna and open fire. Not only can you see the beautiful Northern Lights, but you can also try a variety of snowy activities such as a reindeer safari or rent some walking skis to explore the nearby Urho National Park. If you’re planning to visit over the Christmas period, why not visit Santa in his idyllic chalet and you might receive a present or two!

Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

Jukkasjärvi is home to the Sweden’s very first ice hotel. Guests can stay in the Ice Hotel’s cold rooms from mid-December, where they are individually themed and hand carved by artists from around the globe. In the village of Jukkasjärvi, there are tours of the Northern Lights where you can see them from the skies but down in the snow, you can take a tour of the Esrange Space Centre.

Reykjavik, Iceland

One of the most popular (and affordable) destinations to see the Northern Lights is Reykjavik, Iceland. Known as the Land of Ice and Fire, you can see awe-inspiring geysers, volcanoes and blue-coloured ice as well as the stunning Aurora Borealis. You can see the lights by booking a special sea tour or chase down the glow on your own by walking or driving. And don’t miss hunting out Iceland’s Game of Thrones locations while you’re in the country.

If you’re interested in seeing the Northern Lights this winter, why not contact us and book your trip now!

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