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Aurora over Jokulsarlon, Sweden

Northern Lights Holidays

Go where nature’s fireworks fill the skies with pulsating colour

Our Northern Lights Holidays

Northern Lights holidays and tours FAQs

Do the Northern Lights happen every night?

The Northern Lights are caused by charged particles from the sun that hit atoms in the Earth’s atmosphere, which in turn releases photons. This process happens constantly. As a result, there is no official season for when the Northern Lights occur.

What month is best to see the Northern Lights?

Although the process happens constantly, the Northern Lights are more visible between September and April due to the dark nights during this period.

How long do the Northern Lights last?

The Northern Lights typically last between 10 minutes and all night long. The conditions largely dictate how long you can see them.

Can you see the Northern Lights with the naked eye?

High-quality cameras can capture the Northern Lights far better than anyone can see them with the naked eye. They can capture colours and elements that the human eye simply can’t see. However, it’s still an extraordinary sight to witness.

What colours are the Northern Lights made up of?

A variety of colours are produced when the Northern Lights are in action. Factors such as altitude and the atmosphere’s density can dictate the display you’ll see. Typically, green is the most common colour, as well as blue and purple, although they are harder to view with the naked eye.

How long are your Northern Lights holidays?

Our Northern Lights holidays range from five to eight days, offering you different options. Five-day tours in Iceland encompass roaring waterfalls and mighty volcanoes across this scenic island. Seeking a longer trip? Our eight-day holidays in Lapland give you the chance to learn about the Sami culture as well as try your hand at dogsledding and snowshoeing.

Are your Northern Lights holidays guided?

Yes, all our trips come with the services of one of our expert leaders included. Not only will they show you the best place to see the Northern Lights, but they’ll also be able to give you a unique insight into the local culture, educating you on the region’s history, tradition and customs. They will be able to point out some of the spectacular wildlife and best spots for that perfect photograph.

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