When the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) appears on the night sky, it simply magical. It’s constantly moving and changing shape, reminding you of the incredible beauty of nature.
What is the northern lights?
During large solar explosions and flares, huge quantities of particles are thrown out of the sun and into deep space. When these particles meet the Earth’s magnetic shield, they are led towards a circle around the magnetic North Pole, where they interact with the upper layers of the atmosphere. The energy which is then released is the Northern Lights. All of this happens approximately 100 kilometres above our heads.
But the northern lights are not only tied to research and sience, but also superstition, culture and religion. It’s believed that the lights are what the Norwegian vikings called the sky bridge between the gods and the earth, guarded by the god Heimdal. In Sami tradition, the Northern Lights perceived to have a supernatural power as invoked in disputes.
On this experience, the knowledgeable guides will take you to the areas where you have the best chances of experiencing the magic of the dancing Aurora – and let you in on all the secrets it has to offer.
- September – March
- Hot drinks
- Light snacks
- Thermal suits
- High resolution pictures from the tour (small/private group only)
WHAT TO BRING?
- Warm, wind and waterproof clothes
- Approximately 5 hours