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Best Time to see the Northern Lights

Nature’s most fascinating wonders are the Aurora Borealis. Never have such beautiful phenomena captivated so many people. The best time to see the Northern Lights is during the winter between the months of October and March, though this can be until mid-April in some locations. The skies need to be dark and clear in order to see them properly, but when they appear they look spectacular.

We have an enticing array of holidays to see the Northern Lights. Wherever you travel in Scandinavia, whether it’s Norway, Sweden, Iceland or Finland, you will be in with a chance of witnessing this mesmerising display for yourself. The further north you go, the longer the hours of darkness, and the greater the chance of seeing the Northern Lights. As well as seeing Mother Nature’s most wondrous display, our tours also incorporate lots of exciting activities and sightseeing tours. Book one of our holidays when it's the best time to see the Northern Lights.

Find your Aurora hunting tour with our range of Northern Lights holidays, or check out our Northern Lights holiday ideas for a little guidance on what types of break we offer.

Holidays to see the Northern Lights

If you decide to choose Iceland for your winter holiday, there are some incredible places to visit. Staying in the country’s capital of Reykjavík, you are close to many of the most famous sights like the Great Geysir hot springs and the Blue Lagoon. A swim in the warm geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon is an unforgettable experience as snow lies all around, and you can gaze at the skies in hope of catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights should they appear.

A cruise holiday along the Norwegian coast is another amazing way to witness the majesty of the Aurora Borealis. Being out at sea away from the lights of towns and cities is the best time to see the Northern Lights as there is nothing to interrupt your view. You can even request a wake-up call to your cabin should the Lights appear while you are sleeping. Whether you enjoy the display from the warmth of the ship’s Panorama Lounge or wrap up warm and brave the elements out on deck, the Northern Lights above the North Atlantic are simply spectacular.

We have a tremendous selection of holidays to Sweden and Finland too that are available between the months of October and March, which is the best time to see the Northern Lights (though in some of our locations the season extends to mid-April). On most of the tours you can take part in exciting outdoor pursuits like snowmobiling, husky sledding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and ice fishing. Some of these activities take place during the evening which is the best time to see the Northern Lights. You can even spend a night in a glass igloo on one of our tours, so you can gaze up at the stars all night long in the hope of seeing the Aurora Borealis in their full glory.

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