A sight not to be missed, the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are a natural phenomenon that little else can compare to in terms of sheer “WOW” factor. Join one of the many expeditions out into the cold night and perhaps you too could see these elusive light shows.
Typically only seen between October and April the cause of the Northern Lights is as mysterious as the many folklores that surround this magnificent quirk of nature.
The Fox Indians of North America believed them to be an omen of war and pestilence
In Finland, old tales told of an arctic fox who would brush up against mountains sending sparks into the sky which caused the aurora.
And Scottish tales tell of these lights being epic battles between mighty warriors and fallen angels.
We don’t know if any of these are true, but what we do know is that if you venture out on a clear night and you have a little bit of luck on your side you will be greeted by a sky on fire with what seems like pure magic!
Northern Lights predictions are based on two things, firstly the cloud coverage as you need a clear night sky to view the lights. Secondly we use what is called a Kp Value, many believe this value dictates the intensity of the aurora but in truth the prediction is more to do with how high in the sky the lights will be!
This means that as long as a night is clear even a Kp score of 3-4 can give a great show.
Alternatively let us take the hassle out of the hunt by offering you one of these amazing Northern Lights trips! Each comes with a knowledgeable guide who will make sure to get you to the best locations to view the lights!