Northern lights / Aurora Borealis in Arctic Norway

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The autumn 2012 and winter 2013 are said to be a season where the chances to see the Northern Lights is optimal.

The spectacular Northern Lights are visible in the Arctic parts of Norway from October through March. In Varanger, the light is visible on a regular basis.

 

Photo: Stian Feldt Didriksen, VadsøPhoto: Stian Feldt Didriksen, Vadsø

 

If you only are interested in hunting for the Northern lights, and wants to have a great opportunity to get what you are looking after for a reasonable amount of money, why not visit us in Varanger, in a real arctic area.

The only thing you have to do is book a flight up here, travel to Oslo, then Kirkenes and then to Vadsø by small airplane (Wideroe) or take a rental car from Kirkenes to Vadsø (174 km). Book one of our self-catering units (apartment or cabin) and look for the Northern lights on your own. We recommend a stay over minimum 4 nights to have the very best chance to see the Northern Lights.

The different accommodations we have, you can see in the left-menu – “accommodations”.

The best conditions for seeing the Northern lights are from our cabin (fisherman lodge) in Vestre Jakobselv outside Vadsø, and then comes the Birdwatchers lodge in central Vadsø by the Varanger fjord. Our apartment in Vadsø is also a good option – if you walk a bit away from the streetlights.

We can arrange snowmobile safari up to the arctic tundra, seeking for the Northern Lights. This can normally be booked on the spot.

Nothing else on the sky looks like the Northern Lights! While the sun, the moon and the stars are visible from everywhere and natural parts of our everyday life, the Northern Lights can only be seen in certain areas. They vary in color and intensity and as opposed to the moon, sun and stars they are unpredictable and unique. The Northern Lights in Norway are called the night-time Aurora because they are on the night-side of the earth. The Northern Lights – nature's own light show – are solar winds that meet the atmosphere in a zone around the magnetic North Pole, forming arches, waves and curls of light moving across the sky, with sudden rays of light shooting down from space.

In the Northern parts of Norway – the coastal areas from Troms and Finnmark – the Northern lights appear with a maximum of frequency. The lights are best seen in rural areas where the sky is dark and not blurred by the city lights.

The Northern Lights / aurora borealis activity takes place all year in all types of weather. However, to actually see the lights, the weather has to be dark and clear. The best chances of seeing the Northern Lights are between November and April, when there is limited amount of daylight. The display usually begins in the late afternoon or in the evening and continues with varying intensity into the night.

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