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Northern Lights Europe

Witness the captivating Northern Lights in Europe

The mesmerising Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, is one of the most stunning natural wonders imaginable. Illuminating the night skies in shades of green, blue, yellow and red, this stunning phenomenon attracts thousands of people each year, all keen to experience its magic for themselves.

Our trips to see the Northern Lights in Europe cater for all tastes, from those who want to combine Aurora hunting with a host of other snowy activities, to dedicated Northern Lights enthusiasts in search of a wilderness adventure or an educational voyage.

You can hunt for the Northern Lights in Europe in Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Your chosen destination depends on the kind of holiday you are looking for. Opt for Finland for amazing multi-activity breaks or full-on snowmobile and husky sled adventures. Choose Iceland to search for the Aurora in simply stunning landscapes. Norway offers a host of voyages where opportunities to see the Northern Lights come very much as standard and Sweden is the home of one of the world’s most famous Aurora locations: wonderful Abisko!

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.

Location, Location, Location

We offer a host of fabulous holidays to some really special destinations which are sure to add another dimension to your trip to see the Northern Lights in Europe. Opt to spend a night in a snow hotel in Finland, Norway or Sweden, spending your daytimes enjoying the snow thanks to fun-filled activities such as dog-sledding, snowmobiling, showshoeing and reindeer sleigh rides. You’ll be amazed at how comfortable the ice suites prove to be thanks to some rather cosy thermal sleeping bags and plentiful reindeer hides.

Like so many of our other chosen holiday bases, our snow hotels are simply ideal for Northern Lights hunting, thanks to their remote locations. Remote, indeed, is something we do very well, so our chosen hotels like the famous Ranga in Iceland, are perfectly situated to provide the best possible views of the night sky. And if you are concerned about missing the lights should they appear during the night time, this magnificently experienced Icelandic gem even offers a wake-up call, ensuring you don’t miss a single moment of the magic.

A View from the Bridge

Embark on a voyage around Norway's coast in search of the Northern Lights in Europe

Our popular Northern Lights voyages will take you on unforgettable trips along Norway’s craggy coastline. Sailing aboard working vessels which transport supplies to Norway’s remote hamlets and quaint coastal villages, you will enjoy great opportunities to see the Aurora thanks to your location – away from the artificial light of the mainland. Each evening as you cruise, you can relax in the ship’s panoramic lounge or wait on the observation deck to see if the Northern Lights appear.

We have a wide range of Northern Lights cruises, ranging from short breaks to extended voyages. There is also a range of special itineraries including the Northern Lights Festival Cruise, the Winter Digital Photography Voyage and the ever popular Northern Lights Astronomy Voyage. Whichever one you choose, it’s sure to leave you longing to see more of the Northern Lights in Europe!

A Different Point of View

If you long for a different kind of setting for your Aurora break, our range of trips to see the Northern Lights in Europe also features a host of unusual accommodation options. Take, for example, the amazing Lapland Igloo Village. Here you can choose to spend a night in an ice igloo or, for something a little warmer, opt for an amazing, heated glass igloo where you can scour the skies for the Aurora from the comfort of your bed!

Another amazing option is the romantic Eagle’s View. This picture perfect couple’s retreat boasts panorama windows, a glass roof and the most amazing ‘nest’ bedroom complete with circular bed and spa bath. A stunning choice for those who want to spend some quality time together and share the magic of the Aurora, this fabulous holiday base enjoys an unbeatable location in Iso Syote, Finland.

And if you’re travelling as a group, how about scouring the skies for views of the Aurora from the comfortingly steamy surroundings of the hot tub outside the Alta Igloo Hotel in Norway?

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If our trips to see the Northern Lights in Europe sound like your kind of holiday, speak to our friendly, helpful travel team and start planning your getaway today!

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