The Northern Lights, a beautiful phenomenon that creates waves of intense shades of green against the backdrop of the Artic night sky, is the perfect way to witness the powerful and strange force of nature. It is more visible during the winter season, particularly between the months of late September/October and early March as there is less chance of rain, resulting in clearer skies and subsequently better visibility. Norway is an ideal country for aurora hunters, as it is rich in destinations that provided unobstructed views of the skies, such as the tranquil Lofoten Islands and Tromsø.
Due to the popularity of viewing this magnificent sight, many holiday companies organise a number of fantastic tours and cruises. Visitors can enjoy the exclusive opportunity of participating in local activities such as dog sledding (where you can take full advantage of the snowy landscape) and companies provide experienced guides who will reveal more information about the country and the Northern Lights. For those interested in cruising in Norway, it is possible to combine a desire for comfort and an interest in this natural phenomenon – gain an unparalleled view from the sea and spot the other amazing attractions that are dotted along the Norwegian coast.
When planning a trip around the hope of seeing the Northern Lights, there are some important points to consider to ensure your trip is as successful as possible. The winter weather means it’s essential to wear warm clothing with many layers so you can have an enjoyable time, and you need to be perseverant as the Northern Lights are well-known for their unpredictable nature. It’s recommended to view the attraction in secluded areas with little lighting for a peaceful atmosphere and great visibility.