If you are vigorously in search over the internet, for your next vacation tour, where you are wishing to witness heaven on earth or something much more than serene scenery over the beach or a hill, or in a town of architectural marvel like Dubai, than Norway can be one of the best choices for you to make.
Norway’s Northern Lights is the most famous and magnificent view you can ever witness. The most famous Aurora Borealis.
This stupendous one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the grand play of nature in Norway is the one sight you should view to make your vacation memorable.
This article will give you all the insights and give info on all you need to know about the Norway Northern Lights and how you can make your trip better and enjoyable.
WHAT ARE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS?
The northern lights are the ultimate play of nature that can be witnessed only in the northern or southern hemisphere, near the magnetic poles.
These lights are produced from a collision between electrically charged particles emitted from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere. They appear like an eccentric celestial dancing scene of lights in heavenly shades of red, yellow-red, violet, yellow. They take various forms like patches, clouds, rippling colors and rays.
This celestial phenomenon is called Aurora Borealis, in the northern hemisphere and Aurora Australis in southern.
Every time just like the position of the moon and stars, the aurora also exhibits a difference in their shapes and colors and produce such an illumine, as if the skies have blessed you with its beauty that once seen, would want to make your hunt for it over and over again
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO WITNESS THE NORTHERN LIGHTS?
There is a scientific phenomenon behind the display of the Aurora. It is said that the year in which the solar activity is maximum and the time during which the sun is most restless, that is, usually between late September till late April, between 6 pm to 4 am, is the best time to visit Norway for the Northern lights.
The maximum solar activity was last witnessed in the year 2011 and the next maximum will be peaked in 2024. The minimum solar activity is in year 2019/20. It is best to have the information about the time duration so that you can reek in the best of your Norway Trip.
BEST PLACES TO SEE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS?
It is obvious that the further north you travel, the better experience you will have to view the northern lights.
Best place to view it is from Tromso which is a short plane ride from Oslo. It is a city and you can find a place to stay and a tour guide also can guide you into the wilderness.
Also if you prefer to stay close to Lapland, guides can take you as far as Finland to see the northern lights.
The Lofoten Islands are also amazing spot to view the Heavenly Lights. And if you want to go further remote, then Svalbard is a better option for a wilder experience.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHILE WATCHING THE NORTHERN LIGHTS?
It is Fact that the Aurora is Nature’s act of the play, and nobody can control or predict how they might really look. You can see the lights to be a faint ray of greenish hue or it can be seen as wild maize of colors spread brightly across the sky. Either way, it’s a very beautiful sight and as further remote you go, the colors develop even better, just like stars look brighter when you are farther away from the city.
All in all, witnessing this beautiful phenomenon is an experience you will cherish for life.
WHETHER TO OPT FOR A TOUR OR NOT?
It depends solely on how you want to rake in the experience. For example, for experienced travelers, taking a tour might not be an option, as it can be easy to drive through the dark snowy ways into the remote areas in search of the lights. But if you are someone who doesn’t want to get in the trouble of driving and chasing, then you can simply opt for the tour guide who would lead you into the search for lights. It’s completely on you.
Both ways, the experience of soaking in such a beauty can be marvelous and remain with you for a lifetime.
Tips to take full enjoyment of northern lights.
Firstly, to ensure the weather conditions so that nothing can spoil in the view of the sky.
Obviously being in the north can be chilly, so all you need to carry are thermals and warmers, hats and gloves.
Make sure that you carry a wide lens for your camera, or if you don’t have it then rent it from your guides, as it really helps in viewing the skies better.
These are some basic tips to absorb the most out of your trip to the Norway Northern Lights. So, pack your backpacks and plan for witnessing the magnificent tricks played by mother nature.