- Where to see the Northern Lights (wife's 40th content)
- wonny jSubscriber
Any suggestions of where to go and see the northern lights while combining with a memorable holiday? I’m open to ideas as long as it’s not Scotland (we do lots of trips there already).
It will be in early March and probably for a long weekend. March is meant to be a good time of year as there is some day light but still plenty of night-time. I’d like to somewhere nice to stay and not to break the bank if at all possible.
What experiences have people had?Posted 2 years agojimjamMember
wonny j – Member
I’d like to somewhere nice to stay and not to break the bank if at all possible.
Well you could come over to Ireland and try your luck. You’ll sometimes see great aurora (auroras?) in north Donegal. See pics.
I will caveat that by saying that relying on the weather to do or see anything in Ireland is a perilous business and perhaps not advisable if it’s an absolute necessity. Also, I saw them in Alberta easily and regularly like it weren’t no big thing.Posted 2 years agograhamt1980Subscriber
We went to nellim, inside the Arctic circle and about 30km from the Russian border.
Absolutely no one around apart from the little village we were in. Saw the northern lights went dog sledding, snowmobiles, xc skiing and snow shoeing.
Will be going back when the little boy is old enoughPosted 2 years agonickjbMember
Ireland would be a cheap option. I’ve been working with one of the national parks in co Mayo and we have some fabulous northern lights pics from a local photographer. He has the benefit of picking good weather days though, there’s a pretty good chance of seeing nothing. It is a dark sky park, though. Short cheap flight or ferry and road trip. We stay in a fab local hotel when working there. Happy to pass on details.Posted 2 years agodovebikerMember
I’ve spent a week in northern Finland in February the last 2 winters – only seen the aurora once in that time, but as I was riding my bike in the middle of nowhere at night it was pretty special. Seen it plenty of times out a plane window flying over northern Sweden in winter – less weather, clouds to get in the way. In March, you’ll get about 10-11hours of daylight on the arctic circle and plenty of snow.Posted 2 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
Saw them when we stayed about 50 miles north of Rovaniemi, the northern tourist town of Finland. It’s only about 3 miles south of the Arctic Circle so they run dog & reindeer sled trips up to the Circle.
We were way north of there, the Aurora lit up half the sky. Good base though, seemed a nice enough little town.Posted 2 years ago
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