But seeing the majestic and alienish green and purple glow of the night sky. To give you the best chance of spotting them, our northern lights breaks include an evening excursion with your hosts or a local guide. The northern lights are visible under dark skies from late august to april, preferably under a clear, cloudless sky. Where to see the northern lights conde nast traveler. We cant guarantee theyll oblige, but hedge your bets and book a trip between september and april. Arctic norway is ideally located in the middle of the northern lights zone. Theres so much for you to explore in this breathtaking city, which is most famous for the incredible aurora borealis, or northern lights. We have built up an extensive range of trusted and knowledgeable aurora guides, photographers and experts throughout northern scandinavia and combined with our 6point aurora hunting plan, we are quite simply your best chance for seeing the northern lights. Search for the shimmering lights of the aurora borealis. You can also get live updates with reports from social media at. The northern lights are elusive but theres more chance of seeing them this year than ever due to a series of solar events.
Sep 08, 2017 as the weekend approaches, consider using the swpcs 30minute aurora forecast tool to see if the aurora is coming for you. Anywhere within an area known as the aurora zone that sits above the arctic and subarctic offers opportunities for seeing the northern lights. A short northern lights break to artic tromso, ideally located in the middle of the northern lights zone. Cosy cottages cabins lodges villas for weeks 30th may 6th june trips to see northern lights in scotland.
Each destination has been handpicked by one of our passionate travel experts, allowing us to create truly bespoke, tailormade luxury northern. This is the best location to see the northern lights free. With one of our special trips, you can reveal the magic of the northern lights tour, which is included in your city break, then relax in the blue lagoon, and uncover the culture of. Qualified advice and help, fantastic choice of luxury selfcatering holiday homes all available for winter holidays in scotland, weekend breaks, late availability breaks, christmas and hogmanay, the northern lights in scotland and romantic getaways to cheap self catering breaks. Find out the best times and places to see the spectacular phenomenon.
Dec 15, 2017 witnessing the natural phenomenon of aurora borealisaka northern lightsbelongs on every travelers bucket list. Weekend breaks save up to 60% on luxury travel secret escapes. An arctic cruise itinerary is also possible to view the northern lights from the waterside, seeing the aurora reflected in the water. Incredible iceland breaks also include a search for the northern lights tour northern iceland is one of the best places to witness the beautiful aurora borealis. Want to enjoy a host of fun activities in a winter wonderland that offers the thrill of deep, fresh snow, almost a. The northern lights appear as a spectral light show of green, yellow, purple and blue. Seeing the reykjavik northern lights on a city break is a must and will surely become one of your most incredible memories. As the weekend approaches, consider using the swpcs 30minute aurora forecast tool to see if the aurora is coming for you. Way above the arctic circle, the island city of tromso gateway to the arctic affords some of the best opportunities to see the northern lights anywhere in mainland europe. See the northern lights in lapland the aurora zone. From city breaks in paris, berlin, new york and more to country houses and cosy hideaways in rural england, book your next weekend break with secret escapes to enjoy up to 60% off. Lead price travel period until mar 2020 and sep dec 2020 with. Short breaks to reykjavik, the worlds most northerly capital, can be good value. If youd like to stay within the european continent, norway tromso or finland are your best bets.
Another essential rule is to ensure that wherever they are being viewed from there is an unobstructed view over. The northern lights are best viewed away from light pollution, on long, dark nights and when the skies are clear and free of clouds. A fourday tailormade city break in the city of tromso one of the best places on earth to see the northern lights. Hunt for the northern lights by bus, or on one of the many evening excursions like dog sledding, snowmobile safaris and reindeer sledding. After exploring the city, there is an evening excursion to hunt for the incredible aurora borealis, a stunning colourful natural display that lights up the night sky. Northern lights holiday breaks norway fjord travel norway. The northern lights are elusive and hard to predict, so seeing them in all their glory is such an exciting and tantalising prospect. Click for more information about the northern lights. You will spend 3 nights in the centre of tromso, with northern lights trips in the evenings. Tromso offers the best chance to see the aurora borealis in mainland europe. Although it would be great to easily pinpoint a how to see them, there are a lot of variables to consider for seeing them.
Northern lights city break departures on sale until midapril 2020 and for 25. Or perhaps you would like to enjoy dinner under the stars or go on a cruise with hurtigruten. Northern lights trips join one of our northern lights trips. Jul 23, 2014 the northern lights are one of the biggest draws to visiting iceland, however they are also one of the most elusive and unpredictable attractions this country has. Tromso northern lights city break overview ideal for a northern light short break, the beautiful and lively city of tromso is steeped in history and known as the paris of the north with its wealth of shops, restaurants and street cafes. Embrace the elements on a whimsically wonderful iceland holiday, where you. We offer you a selection of short northern lights breaks in norway, with stays in. From this airport, you make the 1hour transfer to karesuando a spectacular journey, travelling through the majestic forests and passing countless frozen lakes. Get a chance to view the aweinspiring northern lights with our holidays to. Northernlights holidays in scandinavia and the nordic. Witnessing the natural phenomenon of aurora borealisaka northern lightsbelongs on every travelers bucket list. With one of our special trips, you can reveal the magic of the northern lights tour, which is included in your city break, then relax in the blue lagoon, and uncover the culture of cosmopolitan reykjavik. Hunt for the northern lights, relax in the famous blue lagoon, and discover hidden gems with short city breaks in iceland.
Looking for a winter holiday that is something different from alpine skiing and expensive equipment hire. Enjoy the breathtaking northern lights in scotland. The northern lights or the aurora borealis capture the imagination of people around the globe but unless you live at the northern tip of the world, you will need a little careful planning to see this phenomenon. The park offers an abundance of excellent, secluded spots to watch the show, including remote mountaintops and shimmering lakes, but lucky visitors might even get the chance to see them. There is also a range of optional excursions to add to your incredible iceland break including whale watching, superjeep tours. Weekend breaks save up to 60% on luxury travel secret. This means you are not going to spot them on summer holidays. Autumn and winter seasons, with their long periods of darkness and the frequency of clear nights, are probably the best time of the year to experience the auroral displays. Scott dunn offer a wide range of tailormade holidays to a number of destinations from where you can see the northern lights including northern canada, iceland, norway, sweden and finland. Tromso northern lights city break norway discover the world. Sail away from the coastline of reykjavik and see the aurora borealis out on the north atlantic ocean with beautiful mountains and the city lights in the background. These popular bespoke breaks are perfect for those looking for a short break away to see the northern lights, and experience icelands stunning volcanic highlights. Join adventurous northern lights breaks for your winter holiday, visit the arctic towns of tromso or kirkenes, both of them ideally located in the middle of the northern lights zone. The highlight of your break will be the two occasions when you set off beneath an arctic night sky in the hope.
From late august to midapril, travellers from all over the world search for the northern lights. Iceland vacation packages for northern lights tours include boat trips to get the best view of this natural phenomenon. Without needing to fit into one of our pick up schedules, you are free to join a wider range of holiday start dates. There are plenty of things to see and do in banff national park, but the opportunity to see the northern lights is one of the biggest draws for many tourists. Overview reykjavik is the capital of iceland, and a fascinating destination thats perfect if you love the great outdoors. Usually seen between 5pm and 2am, it is important to be away from artificial light. Arctic circle holidays 20202021 northern lights jan mar 2021.
Luxury northern lights holidays northern lights trips by. The best cheap northern lights holiday deals this winter. Northern lights short break package baltic travel company. Advertised lead price per person is based on lowest available airfare and two persons sharing a standard guest room at hotel cabin for three nights duration. Tromso is at the centre of the northern aurora zone, and dazzling celestial displays circle the sky above the city. The most easily accessible of these destinations are iceland, sweden, finland and norway, or travel further afield to canada and alaska. An iceland break to see the northern lights is a great journey, and is advisable to book early as the islands hotels fill up very quickly. The northern lights are visible between november and march when the sky is clear, depending on the northern lights activity. Northern lights luxury tailormade holidays scott dunn. Aurora borealis holidays are available from october to april. Hunting the northern lights from the ocean is an amazing experience.
Staying in some of the best places to see aurora in iceland you have the chance. Iceland aurora borealis tours are very much in demand this year as the lights are predicted to be truly amazing in the coming years ahead. Whether you are looking for a 3 night action packed short break or a longer northern lights holiday spanning 2 weeks and several destinations we offer a choice of bucket list breaks. Staying at a cosy cabin and panoramic aurora dome, youll reconnect with nature and learn about a reindeer herders way of life. If you wish to combine the winter activities with the northern lights, we suggest travelling from middecember until the end of march. Over the last few years, iceland has become the most popular choice to see the aurora borealis and we can understand why. Nights need to be cold and the sky clear of clouds, with limited light pollution and increased solar activity. The best viewing conditions in the countries weve mentioned occur between september and march. Visit the northern lights in iceland, norway, sweden and finland and russia.
The aurora zone is the original northern lights holiday company. Northern norway is among the most comfortable and interesting places to see the northern lights and to experience the unbelievable colours move across the arctic sky. To see the northern lights at their awesome best it has to be truly dark with the night sky as free from light pollution as possible. A northern lights tour will include a number of chances to see the lights and northern lights tours also give you the opportunity to see more of the surrounding areas in iceland, norway, sweden and finland. Northern lights in norway best places to see the aurora. The best place to see the northern lights is in the northern parts of norway, and the area around the arctic city of tromso offers a maximum of northern lights activity. Oct 26, 2018 the northern lights are elusive but theres more chance of seeing them this year than ever due to a series of solar events. Lead price travel period sep 2020 mar 2021 with limited availability on selected dates. Northern lights package enjoy an adventurous northern lights break to the arctic town of tromso, with dog sledding. Blue lagoon and northern lights departures on sale sep 2020 mar 2021, subject to availability. A short winter break specifically focused on seeing the northern lights staying right by the famous blue lagoon. Try dog sledding to the arctic wilderness, sleep in a real snowhotel, join an adventurous snowmobile safari, reindeer sledge or northern lights cruise.
For these reasons the lights are most visible in the countryside in the autumn and winter seasons. Find out more about the northern lights over on the escapist here. The main event on a trip to iceland is undoubetedly the onceinalifetime chance of seeing the northern lights. Dog sledding, aurora safari and a northern lights visit. During your visit, spend time snowmobiling on glaciers, visit the steaming. Baltic travel company offers holidays to see the northern lights, inluding but not limited to. A natural wonder that has fascinated mankind for millennia, the northern lights also called the aurora borealis are natures very own theatrical performance. By day, depending on which northern lights holiday you choose, you can enjoy the. Chase adventure and the northern lights on a familyfriendly autumn break, a stone throw from the finnishswedish border. Iceland reykjavik aurora short break to see northern lights. Tromso northern lights city break norway discover the. Northern lights breaks northern lights holidays inntravel. The northern lights, or aurora borealis, are one of earths most stunning natural displays.
Get to know finnish culture on a history tour of helsinki. Thomson has a new threenight trip, with a northern lights tour and a golden. You will not see thousands of different packages for northern lights trips to see the aurora borealis on our website this is because our northern lights holidays are all about quality, not quantity. Northern lights holidays trips to see the northern lights.
For an indepth answer to this question, check out our list of the best places to spot the aurora borealis. Find out where to go and the best time to see the aurora borealis. You can add more adventurous excursions during the booking process. Wildlife fans can combine a trip to see killer whales with aurora. Nasa scientists have predicted the best possible conditions for seeing the northern lights in the current decade.
Northern lights tour packages, weekend breaks, cruises and lots of opportunities for you to browse. Northern lights holidays and trip packages are in high demand with travellers from around the world wishing to see this phenomenon so we would urge early booking. Northern lights holidays 20202021 best served scandinavia. Northern lights holidays see the northern lights in lapland. With holidays to iceland, you can immerse yourself in a new, thriving culture and take in the mild climate, and breathtaking scenery. A northern lights itinerary is also available though both flights and accommodation is limited. All of our winter holidays include a northern lights hunt, in addition to a daylong golden circle tour, with the latter including lunch, too. The best time to see the northern lights in iceland. Its not just the northern lights that make iceland the best winter holiday destination. Winter in iceland the northern lights the winter months are your best bet for catching a glimpse of the elusive northern lights. Package includes return flights and three nights at the northern light inn. Northern lights holidays to iceland by aurora nights. Join us for a wonderful 3 days northern lights holiday in search of the northern lights, with up to 15 guests.
To experience the original icehotel or the unique treehotel see our choice of breaks. Here are the holidays to head on if you want to try and catch a glimpse. Northern lights holidays save up to 60% on luxury travel secret. To maintain the highest possible level of online security, we will soon be blocking older, less secure browsers to protect your data and privacy. Northern lights good weekend break reykjavik excursions. From the moment you are picked up from one of our many uk pick up locations you start to relax on. Northern lights holidays are a true delight for people of all. The northern lights are one of the biggest draws to visiting iceland, however they are also one of the most elusive and unpredictable attractions this country has.
Our experience has been that the northern lights are visible between the end of september and the end of april. Northern lights city break iceland holidays icelandair. To spend time in the northern lights capital of abisko see our breaks. No month guarantees better sightings than another but december to february offer the longest hours of darkness. A very popular tour that gives you great chances to see the wouderful northern lights dance above you. Your northern lights break begins with a flight to enontekio in finland. That depends what you want winter is quieter, with short days and the northern lights, summer is warmer, busier and brighter, with virtually endless days in late june. Northern lights breaks and longer northern lights holidays to norway. Home holidays city breaks reykjavik overview reykjavik is the capital of iceland, and a fascinating destination thats perfect if you love the great outdoors. You stay on the historic waterfront, which offers easy access to the citys arctic cathedral, polar museum and the northern lights exhibition centre. Northern lights holidays save up to 60% on luxury travel. During your visit, spend time snowmobiling on glaciers, visit the steaming geysers or relax in the geothermal blue lagoon. Spend the night surrounded by wilderness in a glass igloo.70 239 578 1014 447 907 1160 677 1233 479 1099 347 336 275 1532 116 491 931 437 1067 1404 1602 548 673 956 1082 1378 1241 346 879 255 996 434 241