A holiday to see the Northern lights is 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:
Each destination offers unique experiences and combines northern lights sightings with other activities. These could be 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.
We create our northern lights holidays around the best time to witness the aurora borealis.
Read more about the northern lights here or click the button below to view our full collection of the best northern lights holidays.