The Northern lights of Norway for a great holiday treat
Plan your holiday in Norway and you’ll never regret it.
Norway is a country with only 4.8 million people sporadically well distributed in its 386,000 square kilometer minus the mountains, forests, rivers, and lakes. It stretches from the Skagerrak in southern Denmark, passing through Arctic Circle all the way to northwards of Barrents Sea and the Russian border.
Try looking at the magnificent Northern lights of Norway and you will be satisfied.
The aurora borealis, also known as the Northern lights, do not conform to a pattern nor perform on demand. These are the types that are either fleeting and faint or elongated and bright. In addition, northern lights can also be pink, white, blue or most commonly green. They appear as slithers of light stretching across the sky or curtains of color filling the darkness.
But what exactly are the northern lights. The aurora borealis, or northern lights appear when solar wind particles collide with air molecules in the earth’s atmosphere, transferring their energy into light. Displays can vary in intensity – from a glowing curtain of greenish yellow lights, dancing in the distance to a spectacular, multi-colored fusion stretching across the sky.
However, it must be remembered that sightings of the northern lights can never be guaranteed, even when the conditions seem just right - a clear cloudless night is essential and for the most intense sightings, it is important to be away from any sources of artificial light, such as street lighting. Sightings not only vary in intensity but in duration too, from just minutes to sometimes hours.
Now, where is the best place to view the northern light? Tourists may want to travel north and visit places such as Iceland, Lapland, Canada, and Greenland during the months of November to March for the best opportunities possible. Nature’s own light show can also be seen in October and March.
Two locations considered some of the best in the world to view the northern lights are cloud-free sky at Abisko Mountain Station, situated within the Abisko National Park in Swedish Lapland, and Hotel Ranga in south Iceland.
The Abisko Mountain Station is regarded as one of the best places in the world to see the northern lights because it has clear air and cloud-free sky. The Abisko Mountain Station is located Abisko National Park A natural occurrence in the behavior of the prevailing winds in the area means that cloud rarely forms, keeping the skies clear. This is also the ideal condition for viewing the aurora borealis.
Another location to see the northern lights is the Hotel Ranga. It is located in a wonderful rural location under the vast open skies of the beautiful south. This area has a superb uninterrupted 360° skies for miles around. However, the Of course the northern lights can never be guaranteed.
The best time to view the northern lights is anytime between November and February. They can, however, be seen as early as late August and as late as mid April. So try to schedule a holiday trip in Norway during these months.
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