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Captivating Northern Lights: Witness the Spectacular Display at the Peak of the Solar Cycle

Embark on a breathtaking journey to witness the Northern Lights at their peak and embrace the magic of the night sky with our bucket-list trips in Norway.
Northern Lights Holidays - purple aurora borealis

Introduction

Introduction

The awe-inspiring Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, have captivated travellers and photographers for centuries. These mesmerising displays of colourful lights dancing across the night sky create an otherworldly experience that is truly unforgettable. If you have ever dreamt of witnessing this natural phenomenon, now is the perfect time to plan your trip.

As we approach the peak of the solar cycle (estimated as being 2024/25 but may be peaking a little earlier), the Northern Lights are expected to be even more vibrant and frequent in the upcoming years. Whether you are a leisure traveller seeking a breathtaking adventure or an avid photographer eager to capture the beauty of the night sky, our trips in Norway offer the best opportunities for an unforgettable experience.

Northern Lights Holidays - purple aurora borealis
X-rays stream off the sun in this first picture of the sun, overlaid on a picture taken by NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory SDO, taken by NASA NuSTAR. The field of view covers the west limb of the sun.

Understanding the Northern Lights and Space Weather

Understanding the Northern Lights and Space Weather

The Northern Lights are a result of interactions between the Earth’s magnetic field and charged particles from the Sun. These particles, carried by solar winds, enter the Earth’s atmosphere near the polar regions and collide with atoms and molecules, creating luminous displays of light. To fully appreciate the Northern Lights, it is essential to understand the role of space weather and the 11-year solar cycle.

The Sun undergoes an 11-year cycle, known as the solar cycle, during which its activity level fluctuates. The intensity of the Northern Lights is closely tied to this cycle. Currently, we are approaching the peak of the cycle, which means the chances of witnessing vibrant displays of the Northern Lights are significantly higher. As solar activity increases, more charged particles reach Earth’s atmosphere, resulting in more frequent and intense auroral displays.

X-rays stream off the sun in this first picture of the sun, overlaid on a picture taken by NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory SDO, taken by NASA NuSTAR. The field of view covers the west limb of the sun.
Northern Lights over Vesterålen

Booking the Ultimate Northern Lights Experience

Booking the Ultimate Northern Lights Experience

When it comes to experiencing the Northern Lights, our regular trips and specialised photography trips in Norway offer unparalleled opportunities. Whether you are a nature enthusiast, an adventure seeker, or a passionate photographer, our carefully crafted itineraries cater to your unique interests and preferences.

For leisure travellers, our regular trips provide an immersive experience that combines Northern Lights viewing with cultural exploration. Every day and night of your trip you will be collected from your hotel accommodation and embark on guided excursions to scenic landscapes. Of course, you will have the chance to witness the Northern Lights in all their glory while also embracing the rich Norwegian culture.

If you are a photography enthusiast, our dedicated photography trips are tailored to meet your specific needs. Led by experienced photographers, these trips provide expert guidance and access to stunning locations for capturing breathtaking images of the Northern Lights. Our itineraries are designed around the weather, daylight, moonlight and location conditions to maximise your photography opportunities during both day and night, ensuring you make the most of this extraordinary spectacle.

Northern Lights over Vesterålen
Northern Lights over Vesterålen

The Importance of Booking Now 

The Importance of Booking Now 

When it comes to experiencing the Northern Lights, our regular trips and specialised photography trips in Norway offer unparalleled opportunities. Whether you are a nature enthusiast, an adventure seeker, or a passionate photographer, our carefully crafted itineraries cater to your unique interests and preferences.

For leisure travellers, our regular trips provide an immersive experience that combines Northern Lights viewing with cultural exploration. Every day and night of your trip you will be collected from your hotel accommodation and embark on guided excursions to scenic landscapes. Of course, you will have the chance to witness the Northern Lights in all their glory while also embracing the rich Norwegian culture.

If you are a photography enthusiast, our dedicated photography trips are tailored to meet your specific needs. Led by experienced photographers, these trips provide expert guidance and access to stunning locations for capturing breathtaking images of the Northern Lights. Our itineraries are designed around the weather, daylight, moonlight and location conditions to maximise your photography opportunities during both day and night, ensuring you make the most of this extraordinary spectacle.

Northern Lights in Vesterålen
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September 2024 Photography Expedition

8 - 15 September 2024
Photographing the Northern Lights in Norway
SOLD OUT

September/October 2024 Photography Expedition

29 September - 6 October 2024
Northern Lights in Vesterålen
ONLY 1 PLACE REMAINING

October 5-night Northern Lights Holiday

8 - 13 October 2024
Northern Lights corona directly above

November 4-night Northern Lights Holiday

3-7 November 2024

November 3-night Northern Lights Holiday

7-10 November 2024
Northern Lights Holidays - purple aurora borealis

November/December 2024 Photography Expedition

27 November - 4 December 2024
Northern Lights in Vesterålen
ONLY 3 PLACES REMAINING

December 5-night Northern Lights Holiday

4-9 December 2024
ONLY 4 PLACES REMAINING

December 4-night Northern Lights Holiday

8-12 December 2024
Northern Lights Holidays - frozen fjord and aurora borealis

New Year Northern Lights Holiday 2025

29 Dec 2024 - 5 Jan 2025
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