Best places to experience the mystical Northern Lights

Oct 05, 2019
Best places to experience the mystical Northern Lights

Northern lights a.k.a Aurora Borealis, is one of nature’s magnificent displays! These mystical lights have been captivating us for thousands of years. They appear in various shades of green, pink, blue, orange but predominantly they are known for their neon green appearance. The neon glow of the aurora appears when solar particles collide with atmospheric gases and this can last from minutes to days at a time. People all over the world have been chasing these neon lights out of curiosity for years. They travel across continents just to witness a few minutes of magic in the sky and this article will guide you with just the right destinations from where you can witness the Northern Lights at a vantage point! It’s time to gift yourself an alluring experience –

1. Iceland | View our holiday ideas

One of the most popular destinations, Iceland is a marvelous location to experience the Northern Lights. While there are plenty of things to do in and around Iceland, witnessing the neon wonder is a must. The best period to travel would be between October and March. Reykjavik is quite famous for its Northern Lights experience and many people travel here, every year to witness them. But conditions have to be conducive for you to experience the neon magic. If you are keen on visiting Iceland, we will help you with the best travel period for this destination and include some of the mind-blowing trips to The Blue Lagoon which is a man-made geothermal spa with great views of the lava field in Grindavik. Know more from our travel experts and become an escape artist.

2. Finland | View our holiday ideas

Finland, one of those locations where the aurora’s magical display is visible through most of the year, on almost 200 nights! You can go aurora spotting while snowshoeing, skiing, on a snowmobile or a sled dog tour. South Finland witnesses the aurora dance approximately 10-20 nights in a year. The Northern regions of Finland have clearer skies on most nights, especially between September and April. When you go aurora spotting, make sure you stray away from bright areas, ideally, a hilltop or a lakeside would give you a good viewpoint. Also, pay close attention to the stars, especially if the sky is lucid, you might just get lucky and spot the lights as its more frequent then. Al Majid Travel offers various Europe Holiday Packages from Dubai which include a great trip to Finland as well. 

3. Norway View our holiday ideas

Norway is another great country where you can travel to experience the Northern Lights. But before you plan an Aurora Hunt in Norway, you must learn a little about the place. While, Oslo, the capital of Norway is a gorgeous destination, it is however not ideal to view the neon wonder because it is situated far too south to the Arctic Circle which means you’re supposed to travel up north to experience it. Tromso, is the most popular location for viewing the Northern Lights. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can plan the long polar night during Jan-Feb in Svalbard and while you witness the blue twilight, you have great chances of having a glimpse of the Aurora lights. The best time to view these lights are between 8pm and 2am. Amongst plenty of Europe holiday packages from Dubai, we also have an entire travel package to Norway as well. Call us today to plan your holiday!

4. Sweden | View our holiday ideas

Amongst other destinations, Sweden is without a doubt, one of the best countries in the world for aurora spotting. Besides its ideal northern location, it is far more reachable and there are plenty of other things that you can experience here. Moreover, it is cost-effective as compared to other regions if you are looking to experience the Northern lights. Sweden has an entire ‘auroral-zone’ which stretches over 2000-3000 km from the magnetic pole. Regular displays of the neon wonder can be witnessed between Jokkmokk to the northern border. Al Majid Travel offers some commendable tour package to Sweden and one of the highlights of this tour is witnessing the Northern Lights. So what are you waiting for? Browse through the details and book your holiday already!

5. Alaska 

All of the above suggestions compile a list of European countries alone. But did you know that there is a conducive destination in the United States for viewing the Aurora Borealis. Northern Alaska is one of the locations in the United States which is famous for aurora spotting. The trick is to find clear skies. Fairbanks and the Interior Arctic regions of Alaska are a few places where the display is most likely to happen. These magical lights can appear anytime during the winter months on nights with lucid skies. If you ever take a trip to Alaska, Northern Lights Viewing has to be an activity you plan for!

Did you know that you can even experience the northern lights in some parts of Russia? The Earth is a beautiful planet and while there are so many places up north to view the mystical dance of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights, it is also the experience that counts. So while you plan your next holiday with an aim to go hunting for the auroras, call your travel expert at Al Majid Travel who will help you to select the right destination for a magical experience. Al Majid Travel is known for comprehensive travel and tour packages from the UAE and we take pride in being able to provide our customers with the best experiences. Call and speak to our holiday experts on 800 372273 or e-mail us at holidays@al-majid.com to plan your holiday!

 

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