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Northern Lights -The greatest travel experience-

Photo: Kenneth Wada Stien

Photo: Kenneth Wada Stien / Date: Feb. 2012 / Location: Nellim

This article delighted our eyes, as it shows the priceless value of experiencing the Northern Lights! A research done by Lonely Planet‘s publisher showed the result that more than half of those surveyed mentioned seeing the Northern Lights as their top 5 travel experiences.

This staggering statistic shows how arctic Scandinavia have a lot to offer to the world when it comes to experiencing one of the most memorable experiences one can have.

I too, when I think of it, will never forget the Northern Lights when I visited my friend in frigid Sortland in northern Norway. As we approached the winter cabin overlooking a fjord surrounded by steep icy mountains, I could only wish that this will turn out to be an Aurora night. Few hours later as the cabin warmed up and the temperature outside went down, a giant celestial curtain quietly began to swirl around in the sky, and I jumped out to the porch to an unbelievable sight, forgetting for some time that I need a really good jacket to enjoy the fullness.

I guess the stories are similar, featuring travelers in cold and dark arctic winters when nature decides one day to fulfill their wishes by showing off one of the greatest natural light show on earth. No wonder why it is so memorable and satisfying!

/Paul

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2 Comments

  1. January 27, 2020    

    I agree that the Northern Lights is one of the greatest experiences one can have in their entire life. I am really mesmerized by the statistics that more than half the travelers around the world have the Northern Lights in the top 5 positions in their bucket list. I gained a lot of knowledge from your article. I really appreciate the efforts you have taken to write this wonderful article. Thank you.

    • Frode Frode
      July 7, 2020    

      Thank you so much for your comment, Kanika!

      We think the allure of the Northern Lights is indeed in its flighty nature, and that it is always unique and never looks entirely the same. You can never guarantee that you will see it, and you can never grow tired of it. Even our own staff who go on aurora excursions every winter say this. It’s truly a marvel of nature that has no comparison!

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