Northern lights holidays are not your average winter break. From late autumn to early spring the northern skies come alive with the flickering neon ribbons of the aurora borealis – the elusive northern lights which captivate both travellers and scientists alike. Caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere, the result is a magical light show and once-in-a lifetime travel experience.
Within our collection, choose from aurora borealis-hunting experiences in Norway, Iceland, Greenland or Finland. Each destination offers a unique experience and combines northern lights sightings with other activities such as husky rides, hikes, whale watching, glacier walks and much more.
Most auroras occur in a band known as the auroral zone, and are most clearly seen at night against a dark sky. A region displaying an aurora at any given time is known as the auroral oval, a band which is displaced towards the nightside of the Earth. Several countries generally fall within this zone, and our northern lights holidays are created around the best time to witness the aurora borealis.
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