From late autumn to early spring the northern skies come alive with the flickering neon ribbons of the aurora borealis – the elusive northern lights which captivate both travellers and scientists alike. Caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere, the result is a magical light show and once-in-a-lifetime travel experience.
Choose from a number of aurora borealis hunting experiences, from a fly drive to a cruise and across a number of locations.
Our current favourite is Igloos & Auroras a 4 Day Tour - Spending an incredible few days enjoying the northern lights and the nature of Lapland. Located on the Arctic Circle, the Snow Hotel and glass igloos are set amongst fields of snow and miles of pine trees, far enough from the light pollution of nearby Rovaniemi. The glass igloos are part of the Snow Hotel retreat, built each winter housing a variety of rooms, an ice bar and even an ice restaurant