When you set off on a North Pole holiday, there are certain items you can’t forget to take with you. Of course, your passport and other documentation is crucial. However, second to this, your camera might be the most important object you pack.
Trips like this can be truly spectacular and once you’ve returned home at the end of them, it can all seem like a vivid and beautiful dream. However, as long as you’re got plenty of photos to look at, you’ll be able to prove that you didn’t just imagine the awesome landscapes. You were really there – in one of the most incredible places on the whole planet.
One of the most stunning things you can see while on your holiday is the Aurora Borealis. This heavenly display is unlike anything else and it can leave an indelible mark on your consciousness.
Showing how remarkable the spectacle can be, footage of the Northern Lights was recently showcased on the internet. It was taken in March near Gullfoss and Skaftafell in Iceland using multiple DSLR cameras.
Of course, you might not have access to such advanced equipment, but it’s possible to capture the phenomenon with any decent camera.
What is the Aurora Borealis?
Virtually everyone’s heard of the Aurora Borealis and most people have also seen them on TV, over the web and in magazines. However, you might not know exactly what this phenomenon is.
The word aurora comes from the Latin ‘sunrise’ and it is a natural display in the sky that occurs at high latitude. The lights are caused by high-energy particles colliding with atoms in the atmosphere. The charged particles originate in the magnetosphere and solar wind. On Earth, they are directed by the planet’s magnetic field.
This incredible display is not restricted to the Earth, however. Aurorae occur on other planets too.
Always have your camera on you
While you’re on your North Pole holiday, it’s a good idea to make sure you have your camera on you as much as possible. It’s hard to predict exactly when the best photo taking opportunities will arise, and it’s frustrating to be caught short.
Make the most of your snaps
Also, when you get back to the UK, don’t let your amazing photos languish on a memory card or computer. Instead, it’s well worth transforming the best ones into printouts, special photo books or even wall art.
Holidays like this are truly special and by making the most of the images you take, you can ensure that your experiences will live on for many years to come.
The perfect location
Of course, to take the best snaps, you have to be in the right place and this is where we come in. Here at Arctic Direct we offer fantastic trips to Sweden and by taking a look around our website, you should be able to find the ideal vacation for you.
As well as capturing impressive vistas on camera, you can take images of ice diving, sledge riding and many other superb activities.