Northern Lights

Olli Reijonen sent in this image of a Perseid, top right of the picture, that he managed to capture while photographing noctilucent clouds and aurora at Lake Päijänne in Finland. Olli used an Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera and Panasonic Lumix G 200mm lens.
Credit: O. Reijonen

With holiday companies releasing details of their latest aurora tours, now’s the time to start thinking about booking your trip to see the Northern Lights.

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There’s nothing quite like standing under a starry night sky and watching as this truly magical celestial show dances overhead.

There are many ways you can travel in style too.

You can sail in luxury with cruise companies voyaging up and down the coast of Arctic Norway, head to the glacial glory of Iceland, or even be a tad more adventurous and join the huskies sledging across the frozen expanses of Lapland.

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Wherever you decide to go remember one thing…never take your eyes off the skies, you never know when that spectacular display might appear.

The Mighty Fine Company

With direct flights from the UK, Vesteralen in Northern Norway is an amazing destination for a Northern Lights break.

Lying in the Arctic Circle, this stunning Norwegian archipelago is a real Aurora hotspot.

And with the Solar Maximum expected to trigger more vibrant, frequent and remarkable light displays, this autumn/winter, there’s never been a better time to visit.

For details of this and our other destinations, please visit our website.

Tel: 0845 072 0090

Website: http://www.mightyfinecompany.com

Magnetic North Travel

Join us for a photographic aurora adventure in Norway. In February 2014, Magnetic North’s aurora guide, photographer and astronomer-in-residence, Natalia Robba, will be leading 5-day workshops in the Lyngen Alps of Northern Norway.

The price starts at just £1195pp including direct flights, lodge accommodation, half board, small group photo workshops and a Northern Lights hunt every evening.

Visit www.magneticnorthtravel.com/auroraphoto to find out more.

Magnetic North Travel offers first hand knowledge of Scandinavia and the north, helping travellers to view the aurora with cosy accommodation options, adventurous activities and first-class service.

Holidays are available in Norway, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Greenland, Russia, Canada and the Faroe Islands.

Explorers Astronomy Tours

Explorers have been the leading specialist in astronomy holidays for over 30 years providing thousands of clients with truly out-of-this-world experiences.

There’s no better way to experience the splendour of the Northern Lights than to stand beneath their incredible curtains of light with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide.

Months of planning go into determining when and where the best places will be to view these delicate swirls of light by night.

Then we create itineraries which enable you to see and experience the highlights of the region by day.

From cross-country skiing and walking in the beautifully remote landscapes of northern Iceland to dog sledding and relaxing in The Ice Hotel in Sweden.

If you want to see the lights on one of our tours, this year we have a 5 and 8 day trip to Iceland, an 8 day trip to Sweden and a dedicated family trip.

Request a brochure today or contact one our knowledgeable travel.

Baltic Travel Company

We know the territory – you’ll experience the difference.

We pride ourselves on our intimate and expert knowledge of Scandinavia, the Baltic States, Russia and more.

By combining our first-hand knowledge of your destination and our extensive experience within the global travel industry, we’re able to tailor-make the perfect holiday for you – whatever your interests, budget and location.

To discover the Northern Lights visit our website or call the phone number below.

Tel: +44 (0) 208 233 2875

Website: http://www.baltictravelcompany.com

Omega Holidays

Evening flight and pre-flight presentation with our expert astronomer from a choice of 14 regional airports.

Price includes:

  • Pre-flight illustrated presentation by our guest astronomers
  • Flight in search of the Northern Lights of approximately 3hrs departing from your chosen airport
  • Services of our astronomers on board
  • Airport taxes

Tel: 0152437500