Northern Lights Holidays
Whether you are looking for a Northern Lights short break or a soft adventure tour, our tailor-made Northern Lights holidays are sure to please. We book luxury trips to the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights. If you have always wanted to witness this beautiful natural phenomenon then contact us today.
You will not see thousands of different packages on our website because our Northern Lights holidays are about quality and not quantity. Each Aurora holiday destination has been hand-picked by one of our travel experts and your tailor-made Northern Lights holiday will be built to suit your exact requirements.
Whether you want a personal guide, to join one of our small groups or would like to travel independently we are sure we have a Northern Lights holiday to suit.
Where to See the Northern Lights
Visible in an area called the Auroral Oval, this special area forms a ring around the magnetic North Pole concentrated between 65 -72 degrees latitude, although they can often be seen outside these latitudes depending on solar activity levels. This means that countries such as Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland are perfectly positioned for a Northern Lights holiday. All of our Northern Lights holidays destinations are selected to give you the best chance of seeing this amazing natural phenomena.
The Northern Lights can only be seen at night but there is no need to worry about finding things to do during the day. Our Northern Lights holidays can offer a wide variety of activities such as: cross country skiing, dog sledding, snowmobiling and ice fishing. Whatever your tastes, there will be shortage of things to keep you occupied on our trips and tours.
Best Time to See
The Aurora can be seen between September and March is visible from nightfall to sunrise, although the best hours are typically between 9pm and midnight. While you will need to be under open, dark skies for a clear view of the lights, the Aurora is so powerful that it can still be seen under clouds. Other factors to consider are which other activities you would like to plan into your Northern Lights trip – there is a lot to choose from and this will affect where and when you travel.
Tour of the Month
Arctic October Half Term 2017
Looking for something to do with the kids this October Half Term? Why not treat them to a memorable educational once-in-a-lifetime experience to see some of the Arctic’s ‘best bits’. Humpback and killer whales in the fjords of Norway. Wolves, lynx and brown bears at Polar Park near Narvik. Sami culture and traditions in Swedish Lapland. Not just a memorable trip with lots of exciting activities but also fascinating for both adults and children keen to learn more about the Arctic and all its history, culture, sights and lifestyle.
As well as bursting with some of the greatest geothermal and natural wonders on the planet, Iceland also boasts some of the best opportunities for Aurora hunting, making it perfect for Northern Lights holidays. From the thrill of a Super Jeep ride, to the relaxation of floating in a geothermal pool under the Northern Lights, Reykjavik or Akureyri both make perfect bases for your next Northern Lights adventure. Read more >>
If you are looking to really get away from it all then Salla and Kilpisjarvi, in northern Finland, are perfect Northern Lights holiday destinations. They are true Arctic paradises with some of the darkest skies around, ideal for spectacular displays of the Aurora Borealis. Whether on a Northern Lights short break or a full Aurora holiday adventure, there are plenty of activities to be found at these Arctic getaways. Read more >>
The Yukon in northern Canada is the most sparsely populated, yet accessible, area of North America. It offers unspoilt wilderness and outstanding Aurora viewing opportunities making it perfect for Northern Lights holidays. With a longer Aurora season than many other destinations worldwide (September to April), there is also the chance to take part in a wide range of outdoor activities from cycling to a snowmobile safari, depending on the month you travel. Read more >>
Interested in Northern Lights Holiday Packages?
If you are looking for a Northern Lights holiday experience that combines first-hand expertise with a tailor-made touch, look no further. We will work with you to create a bespoke itinerary that uses our in-depth knowledge to perfectly meet your exact requirements.
To talk to one of our own travel experts about your next trip, simply call +44 (0) 800 566 8901 or leave us a message through our Contact page. We can’t wait to help make your next dream holiday a reality.