The Northern Lights, or aurora borealis as they’re officially known, often appear on the “things to do before you die” list. What isn’t often explained are the facts about when, how and where to see the lights for yourself. It’s not as simple as you may first think, and you’ll probably need the expertise of a company specialising in this kind of travel in order to maximise your chances of seeing them.
That’s just it – the lights aren’t there all year, and sometimes this natural phenomenon doesn’t happen. They don’t tend to be visible until quite late in the year, when most people are planning Christmas shopping instead of Christmas holidays, but this is the best time to see the lights.
They’re not to be confused with the Southern Lights, when you’d have to make a special expedition to the Antarctic peninsular or other far-flung place. The Northern Lights are just as spectacular and surprisingly accessible as they often appear over Northern Scandinavia, which is a holiday destination in itself.
Knowing the best viewing places and the right times of year when sightings are in their prime takes an expert travel company – anyone can organise a flight to Norway or Iceland and then leave it up to luck, but that’s not acceptable to most travellers who came to see the lights. If the Lights are on your bucket list, give us a call and we should be able to find a package to suit your needs, whether alone, with friends or loved ones or in a large group.