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See the Northern Lights

Number one on so many peoples bucket lists, the northern Lights are a natural spectacular producing some of the most mesmerising views of the world.

Photo by Sam Ekpil

What are the Northern Lights?


Number one on so many peoples bucket lists, the northern Lights are a natural spectacular producing some of the most mesmerising views of the world, perfect for the all important photo collection.

Named the Aurora Borealis by Galileo in 1619. The term comes from from the Roman goddess of the dawn and the Greek name for the north wind.

The visual display known as the Aurora occurs when highly charged electrons from solar wind collide with the atmospheric elements around the north pole. The effects are dazzling!

When to see the Northern Lights?

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With the Northern Light being a natural wonder, unfortunately the Aurora doesn't like keeping to a certain time-slot. It does though follow patterns throughout the year. You are most likely to see nature's show between the months of September and March.

As you need to travel into or close to the arctic circle to see the Northern Lights the weather during the Arctic winter can be incredibly cold, so you may want to look at the start and end of the season such as September and March.

Where To Stay To See The Northern Lights

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The STA Golden Circle Tour STA Travel

This STA tour of the Golden Circle is a 5 day adventure where you can spend your time exploring some of the best things that Iceland has to offer such as hiking glaciers, visiting Þingvellir National Park, catching the Northern Lights, and experiencing Geyser Hot Springs. This guided tour will enable you to see another side of Iceland, and take in much of its beauty, including some of its incredible waterfalls.

The trip includes hotel accommodation for for nights, meals, and more.

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STA Travel are a very well established brand that have been trusted by travellers since 1979. They provide deposit features and payment plans helping you secure your trip, and pay for it as and when you're able to.

Their ATOL number is 3206, and they have 24/7 support by phone if required, and even have some local stores for you to visit if you need any questions answering.

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When going to see the Northern Lights, it's important to take on a trip that has other benefits too. As the Aurora is a natural wonder, it is also fairly unpredictable.

Booking a trip such as this 5 day tour means that you can enjoy other incredible experiences as well as hoping for the Northern Lights.

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This tour has hotel accommodation, buses, and the physicality levels are marked as average. So there's no need to buy top of the range Arctic kit, but you should get yourself prepared with walking/outdoors essentials.

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Other places to watch the Northern Lights

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Northern Lights Trip Resources

Skyscanner

  • Book flights to see the Northern Lights, such as Reykjavik in Iceland or Bergen in Norway.
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Booking.com

  • Find the best accommodation for your budget for your trip by using Booking.com.
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Tour Radar

  • Filter, Compare and Book the best group and package tour to suit you with Tour Radar.
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Amazon

  • Make sure you're geared up for your trip with Amazon, your photos are going to be worth it.
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