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Best Times to See the Aurora Borealis

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Every winter, as the darkness descends on the far northern reaches of the world, our experts head out in search of the Northern Lights.

The Aurora Borealis got off to an early start this year, with one of our Icelandic leaders reporting their first sighting back in August! 

Aurora Report

The beguiling light show is now in full swing, with sightings already reported as far south as Wales, as well as throughout FinlandIceland, Norway and Sweden.

And we are giving you front row seats by bringing you the latest updates and sightings from our eagle-eyed ‘Aurora hunters’ throughout the winter season, right here on our Aurora Report. So check this page regularly for the latest updates from the frozen north.

Latest Aurora activity:

14 January 2016: Northern Norway has already had good Aurora activity in early 2016 with the Vesteralen Islands, home to our Arctic Lights trip, getting some good shows.

In fact, with crystal clear skies, they have seen the Aurora for the last 10 nights in a row! Elsewhere, Oulanka National Park in Finland enjoys virtually no light pollution, and so may well be in for good displays – the Aurora forecast is currently at ‘medium levels’.

Reykjavik may also catch a glimpse, so long as the cloud cover holds off. Our partners are busy downloading photos to send to us, which we’ll post here ASAP, but until then here’s a shot from our base (the Andoy Friluftssenter) of a group who decided to leave the camera behind and hop in the hot tub for the perfect view!

Aurora Borealis

13 October 2015 - Iceland: Northern Lights illuminations to make you green with envy!

Northern Lights in Iceland

15th September 2015 - Reykjavik, Iceland: This shot was captured by one of our Icelandic leaders, Óskar Guðjónsson.

Northern Lights dancing over Reykjavik, Iceland View our Northern Lights tours below. 

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