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Ten Ways to See the Northern Lights

The Aurora Borealis is an amazing phenomenon and one as elusive as it is beautiful. Many factors come into play when it comes to choosing the best location to see the lights. Our list of Top Ten Ways to See the Northern Lights gives you a taster of just what's available courtesy of The Mighty Fine Company.

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.

1. Snowmobile Safari

Spend the day mastering the technique of driving a snowmobile with the help of an experienced guide. When night falls, set off on an adventure into the wilderness for one of the most exhilarating Ways to See the Northern Lights.

2. Husky Safari

Whether it’s just for a couple of hours or an overnight expedition, a husky safari is unique and exciting. See the enchanting wintry countryside as you glide along behind eager huskies.

3. Glass Igloo

This modern take on the traditional igloo allows you to gaze up at the stars all night from the comfort and warmth of your cosy bed. Glass igloos can be found at the Igloo Village at the Hotel Kakslauttanen.

4. Log Cabin

Many of our holidays to Scandinavia offer the chance to stay in your own authentic log cabin. Keep checking out of your window every so often in case the Aurora Borealis appears and perhaps venture out using snowshoes.

5. Panorama Bus

Travel in comfort as your driver takes you to some of the best vantage points for different Ways to See the Northern Lights. The large windows and glass roof ensure that you get the best viewing experience.

6. Cruise Ship

Out at sea off the Norwegian coastline, there are no artificial lights to interfere with your view of the Aurora. You can even request a wake-up call to your cabin should the phenomenon appear at night time. Watch the display from the Panorama Lounge or head out on deck.

7. Mountain Top

A trip to the Abisko Mountain Station in Sweden is one of the best Ways to See the Northern Lights since the prevailing winds mean that clouds rarely cover the skies, leaving your view wide open for an appearance from the Aurora.

8. Blue Lagoon

This large, geothermal pool with its mineral-rich waters is a popular place in Iceland for open-air bathing, no matter what the time of year. The Northern Lights are often spotted by bathers in the Lagoon during the winter.

9. Reindeer Safari

Snuggle up in the soft reindeer hides on the sleigh and enjoy a relaxing ride through the silent wilderness as you go in search of the Northern Lights.

10. Tree House

When you stay at the Treehotel in Sweden you can spend the night in your very own authentic tree house. From high above the ground you have uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside, which are made even more sensational when illuminated by the Aurora Borealis.

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