Discover the wild wonders of the exciting location that is the Arctic, including the Icehotel in Sweden, Snow igloos and log cabins in Finland, Northern Lights cruises in Norway, Waterfalls and Glaciers in Iceland, snowmobile safaris, husky rides and much more. Not only will our holidays give you the best possible chance to see the spectacular Aurora Borealis, but also an amazing opportunity to explore the secrets of this intriguing region first hand.
What are the Aurora Borealis?
The extraordinary natural phenomenon that is the Northern Lights are the result of electrically charged solar particles travelling at very high speeds into the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Here, they collide with gas atoms and releasing an energy that creates a beautiful display of a green, red or purplish light. Against the backdrop of the pitch black polar sky what you see is the amazing Aurora Borealis approximately 100km above your head.
Where to see the Northern Lights
When the charged particles ejected from the sun meet the Earth’s magnetic shield, they are led towards a circle around the magnetic North Pole referred to as the Northern Lights Oval – a belt that roughly occupies the world’s 60-70° and where you will find the locations with the best probability of seeing the lights including Iceland, Northern Norway and the northernmost areas of Sweden and Finland.
When is best time to see the lights
The Northern Lights are in the sky all year, day and night, however, they are only visible when there’s a pitch-black, cloud-free sky and we recommend travelling between October and March.