The Best Auroras in 10 Years Predicted This Winter!
A trip to see the Northern Lights features high up on most people’s ‘bucket list’, but with so many holidays to choose from, finding the ideal Aurora getaway can seem a daunting task. Well, search no further!
From an urban city break including Northern Lights excursions to a week spent in the true wilderness high up above the Arctic Circle with a team of husky dogs as your only mode of transport, we are confident that we have the perfect holiday for you, whatever experience you are looking for.
Some of the holidays we feature include dedicated Northern Lights searches each evening, whilst other trips offer action-packed days and leave the evenings free for you to spend exploring the frozen landscapes and keeping a watchful eye on the night sky above.
If you know what activities you are keen to enjoy during your Aurora holiday, filter the trip options by selecting your favourite adventure. Or, if you know where you want to visit, check out the holiday selection by choosing your preferred destination.
For Winter 2013/2014, NASA is predicting the strongest solar activity in 50 years, meaning spectacular displays of the Aurora Borealis are expected this winter and next. Spaces are filling fast, so don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity - contact us today to arrange your holiday.
Did you know?
The term ‘Aurora Borealis’ originates from Latin ‘Aurora’ meaning ‘the dawn’ and the Greek ‘Boreas’ meaning ‘the northern wind’. Translated literally, this term means ‘the dawn of the north’.
The southern latitudes offer a similar light display which is called the ‘Aurora Australis’, but this is usually only visible to the penguins in Antarctica!
The colour of the Aurora lights is dependent on the gas particles which collide such as oxygen (green) and nitrogen (blue or red). If collisions occur at a higher altitude that 200km, red can also be created by oxygen.
Aurora particles travel approximately 149 million kms through space and are attracted to Earth’s magnetic regions.
If you looked down at Earth from space, the Northern Lights look like pretty green rings floating above the surface.
Aurora activity can cause spooky radio interference, with strange crackles and whistles often heard over radio receivers.