Published on : Monday, October 11, 2021
The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis are something that even the seasoned Nordics never get enough of.
Thanks to the pitch dark nights and clear Arctic skies that make a perfect backdrop for one of the most magical phenomena on Earth.
One cannot think of many experiences that are more elusive than this celestial light show.
They are worth every bit of your time, expense and the biting cold of Norway if you want to see the aura once in your lifetime.
The counterpoint to such ubiquitous charm exists in the country’s incredible diversity and vibrant cultural life. With a busy calendar brimming with festivals, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, authentic Nordic food, adventure sports and amiable locals, “the land of the Midnight Sun” welcomes its visitors with open arms.
Considered as the cynosure of Norway attractions, the Northern Lights is visible from the country’s multiple islands, deep fjords and steep mountains.
A dream for any nature lover, this celestial light show starts with a quiet and dark Arctic Sky and gradually transforms into a ballet of colourful lights.
Tromso being located in the epicentre of the Auroral Oval, is one of the best sites for Northern Lights hunting.
On a clear day, you can see the northern landscape bathed in a glassy deep blue hue during the “blue hours” while the one in the south is immersed in golden auburn sunset colours.
Lying midway between the North Pole and Norway the Svalbard Island attracts tourists from across the world to witness the Northern Light ballet during the polar nights.
Make a visit to the Alta Museum which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and bask under the falling rays of the Borealis Lights at the Northern Lights Cathedral.
Located in the epicentre of the Auroral Oval, Varanger is one of the best spots for chasing the Northern Lights. You can explore Varanger on foot, on a boat ride or by riding on snow mobiles to experience the light show.
The beaches around Flakstadøy and Vestvägøy have some of the best sites to watch and shoot the cosmic spectacle. It is indeed a treat to eyes to watch the Northern Lights in pitch darkness at the backdrop of steep mountains jutting out of creeks.