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UPDATED Aurora Prediction Alert – December 2018!

In October our northern lights experts predicted the chances of seeing the northern lights would be extremely high from the 2-7 November 2018 due to a strong auroral storm occurring. It happened and looks likely to occur again in early December...
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Friday, 9th November 2018

Jess Weatherson

Things to Know About the Northern Lights

Mesmerizing, stunning, other-worldly are just a few words used to describe the experience of watching this spectacular phenomenon.
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Wednesday, 18th July 2018

Destination Specialist

Photographing the Northern Lights

Turn protons into pixels with William Gray's enlightening guide to snapping the aurora borealis.
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Wednesday, 11th July 2018

Will Gray

5 minutes with Melanie Windridge: plasma physicist and aurora enthusiast

A plasma physicist with a PhD in fusion energy, Melanie Windridge really does know her stuff when it comes to the aurora borealis...
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Thursday, 22nd June 2017

Destination Specialist

Autumn equinox gives green light to aurora hunters

With summer officially turning to autumn on 22 September, the aurora borealis warms up for another season of cosmic light shows. The autumn equinox often produces some of the best northern lights activity, but if you head north to Lapland or Iceland any time this winter you have a good chance of experiencing nature’s greatest show...
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Monday, 19th September 2016

Destination Specialist

Where To See The Northern Lights in Iceland

Discover the secrets to the best northern lights watching in Iceland with our Q&A guide to the electrifying – and sometimes elusive – aurora borealis...
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Wednesday, 29th June 2016

Will Gray

Q&A: Melanie Windridge on the Aurora

Back from her Arctic adventure, we catch up with plasma physisist, lecturer and writer, Dr Melanie Windridge to talk about her brand new book: Aurora.
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Monday, 11th April 2016

Destination Specialist

The Ultimate Guide to Abisko

Abisko National Park lies close to the Norwegian border in Swedish Lapland. It is recognised as the most reliable place in the world for northern lights sightings, where displays can be more intense or prolonged than anywhere else.
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Wednesday, 23rd September 2015

Destination Specialist

How to see the Northern Lights in Iceland

Heading out to see the northern lights is a must when travelling to Iceland in the winter months, and how you see them is part of the adventure.
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Thursday, 17th September 2015

Destination Specialist

Best Places To See The Northern Lights

From waking up in a suspended glass cube – high in the treetops, to falling asleep under an aurora display inside a cosy glass igloo, there's nothing more relaxing than spending a night amongst truly spectacular surrounds.
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Tuesday, 15th September 2015

Destination Specialist

Great Ways to See the Aurora

With the aurora borealis being added to more and more bucket lists across the globe, we have put together a selection of our favourite aurora combinations to make the most of your northern lights adventure.
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Friday, 14th August 2015

Destination Specialist

Northern Lights in Tromso and Beyond

Our Nordic Specialist Mark was treated to an incredible display of the northern lights at Malangen Resort in northern Norway
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Thursday, 16th April 2015

Mark Champagne