~A Night With Aurora Borealis~

An article I wrote for the travel magazine I am working for. Hope you will like it

”The experiences, the trips you have made to your life, will never be completed if you do not, even once, see the Northern Lights. You may have heard them as Aurora Borealis. It is the most beautiful phenomenon that nature can offer, with sudden appearances and a variety of colors. It occurs mainly in polar regions, both in the Northern and Southern hemispheres, and takes part in the upper layers of the Earth.

The descriptions of people who traveled to the edge of the Earth, for a look of North Sellah, are intoxicating and full of emotion. The sweet anticipation and the excitement are all that embellish the whole purpose of the journey. We can never be sure of when or when it will appear, but when this happens, be sure that you will be rewarded for every second of waiting.

When to go

05.jpgIf the purpose of your trip is to see the Northern Lights, you need to be sure you plan the appropriate dates. You need to know that you need absolute darkness to see and that will not happen during the summer months. At the same time, the sky should be clear, without clouds, which will be difficult to achieve in the autumn. A trip between December and April would be ideal for your purpose of seeing the Northern Lights.

Where to go


For all of us who live in Europe the destination is one and it is called Scandinavia. The northernmost points of Sweden, Norway and Finland are your best chance to face the North Lights. Northern Norway, especially the area around Tromso, is probably the most popular destination for travelers who wishing for a ‘moment’ with Aurora Borealis. A good choice is considered to be Iceland and eastern Canada, as opposed to northern Russia, where it is almost impossible to appear.


Patience is essential in this journey and you should, beyond the suitcases, also carry some mental reserves above. Stay a few days in the area and if you are lucky you will be rewarded. Good luck

16 Comments Add yours

  1. hungrydai says:

    I was never more north than Oslo so I haven’t seen them yet. One day …………………

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    1. As you said, one day. It’s in the bucket list, among other things!

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  2. spleendingo says:

    I like that there’s no guarantee to see the lights. At the very least you get to go see some place new and, if you DO get to experience them, you feel like you hit the jackpot! It’s a win either way! 👍

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    1. Totally!Despite the Northern lights, the northern countries have such a wild beauty which is difficult to be found in other countries. There are plenty reasons to visit them.


  3. txtmstrjoe says:


    To see the Northern Lights is a bucket list item for me.

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful post.

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    1. Thank you very much, it is my pleasure. Hope to achieve your goal one day!


  4. Taia says:

    I saw beautiful Northern Lights in North of Finland at 1980’s. It has green and red colors and it was moving in shape of crown above my head. Here in South of Finland we don’t see them. When I lived in North of Finland, it was a rare moment to see them, about once a year or so. Thank you for your post, nice photos.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your experience. It’s an other level to hear that story first hand. It sounds like a wonderful phenomenon and I am really ‘jealous’ of you 😛 Hope one day to make it the same way!


  5. I’ve seen the Northern lights on late night walks here in the Seattle area- beautiful dancing lights 🙂

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    1. I would really like to see those too. It sounds amazing!! 🙂


  6. Beautiful photos ! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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    1. My pleasure Leila 🙂


  7. I have seen them 100km NE of Ft Nelson BC, Canada. Logging road, middle of now where only because we happen to be out. I have seen them since but never as spectacular as that night. Gorgeous and enchanting.

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    1. It sounds beautiful. What a luck to be out there for a ride and then out of nowhere, the Northern Lights. Unforgettable night, indeed.

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      1. I worked two winters in the North / in this bush area. It is common to see them in all their glory. Really great opportunity.


      2. Really great. That magnificent phenomenon in your front door, is a huge opportunity 🙂

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