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Northern Lights by Kjetil Skogli

When Roald Amundsen went exploring, did he admire the amazing and colourful Northern Lights on exploring?

You have most likely been bombarded with information about the Northern Lights lately? Would you like to see this magnificent spectacle for yourself? The Lights are also called Aurora or Arctic Lights and have attracted a lot of well-deserved attention in the press lately.

The Northern Lights are a stunning phenomenon in the sky that make them visible on a star-spangled firmament in the polar night. As the last feeble solar rays leave the arctic regions for just a few weeks every winter, the Northern Lights appear as an inspiring source of fantasy for those who get carried away by the swirling and luminous effects. What looks like gigantic waves in yellow, green and scarlet, they appear in the winter darkness with a power that is breath-taking and almost too much to cope with. The Northern Lights ignite vibrations in our fantasy while the sun and planets wander in known fixed orbits in the sky. To this day humans are still unable to control or predict and ignore all laws of physics,.

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They become visual from light that changes from polar night to polar day and look like white and bright surfaces that diffuse scattered light and beautiful pastel colours, arctic haze, polar stratospheric clouds and mysterious type of red winter light. It’s like a blue winter light – the light that paints the ground a magical blue and silhouettes the mountain tops against the southern sky long before the sun reaches the horizon. On Svalbard, the blue phenomenon appears already at the end of January, awakening all our senses after a long polar night. Being able to see the horizon and the blue mountainsides is a mystical sight, year after year!

This polar light that is a universal phenomenon that also exists on other planets having a magnetic field and an atmosphere. On earth, the auroral signatures have probably changed a lot over thousands of years with the changing atmosphere and the changing strength and direction of the earth’s magnetic field. The auroral patterns also vary with the activity of the sun, as a result of the interaction of the solar wind and the earth’s atmosphere. In the north, the majestic green colours are found in the sky in the magnificent auroral night play while the surfaces are bright and covered in a blanket of snow and reflect almost all radiation from a low sun. At more Southern latitudes the surfaces are vegetated and a lush green, absorbing almost all solar radiation. The light in the south creates fiery dark red sunsets, short blue evenings and long black nights. The Arctic, however, is painted in pretty pastel colours by white and bright surfaces giving long light-blue evening hours and light-red sunsets.

 

The Arctic light inspires great art and gives us experiences of these eternal moments. Artists write and paint the light and tourists catch the eternity through just photography and film.

 

In various countries, people have invented sayings for this magical light, namely in:

Sweden: “light of blood”

Estonia: “waves from a blood red sky or a sea of flames”

Finland: an old myth about a fox with a fir that sparkled as it ran through the forests

Greenland: the myth about the souls of the stillborn babies play ball with the skulls of the walrus of the afterbirth

Scotland “Lord Derwenwater’s light”

England: “the merry dancers”

Baltic Travel Company offers Northern Lights short breaks, Northern Lights Weekend breaks and on those holidays to see Northern Lights you have lots of opportunities via us to see them. Holidays to see the Northern Lights are available from October to April, where it simply is too light. There are some cheap Northern Lights short breaks, if you book early. A Northern Lights package holiday is also something that is available and those Northern Lights Holiday packages are around, again if you book in good time as the flights for example to Iceland are limited. Trips to see Northern Lights are in general quite a lot in demand as many from around the world want to see this phenomenon. Northern Lights Weekend and Northern Lights break is not uncommon in these days so just go ahead and book to experience this natural phenomenon.

An Arctic Cruise Northern Lights trip is also possible to view the Northern Lights from the waterside. Cheap Northern Lights cruise is possible but of course cheap is always relative. Cruise Northern Lights areas to see them from the Sea is also amazing, seeing them reflecting in the water. A Cruise to Northern Lights is also possible, in for example Norway. A Cruise to see the Northern Lights is a truly amazing way of watching Aurora Borealis. If you decide to Cruise to the Northern Lights, you will for a big part of the winter see the sea frozen and possible need an icebreaker to get to your destination. Cruises Northern Lights is very popular and those Cruises to see Northern Lights are on offer with plenty of opportunities to see it. Cruises to Northern Lights is very popular and Cruises to see the Northern Lights are in high demand and do sell out quickly. Cruises to the Northern Lights are requested by a global audience and booking early is advisable.

Holidays Northern Lights are a reasonably new phenomenon, despite the fact Northern Lights breaks have been around for years. If you see Polar Express, you will even there see Northern Lights. A Northern Lights Cruise is increasing in demand. The Northern Lights Cruise 2012 where the Lights were truly amazing, won't be less and The Northern Lights Cruise 2013 and The Northern Lights Cruise 2014 should become even more amazing and you should consider booking early. Northern Lights cruises, Northern Lights cruises 2012, Northern Lights cruises 2013 and Northern Lights cruises 2014 are already in demand. A Northern Lights tour include a few chances to see the Lights and Northern Lights tours also give you the opportunity to see more of the surrounding areas in Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland where we arrange the trips to.

Northern Lights travel is increasing in demand and those Northern Lights trips offer such amazing views of the Aurora Borealis. The Northern Lights Holidays offer plenty of excitement and a trip to Northern Lights is included in itineraries, should you miss the trips to Northern Lights be sure you book early next year, it is advisable to book in good time due to the popularity of the trips to the Northern Lights. Visit Northern Lights in Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland. 

Nothern Lights Holidays are very very sought after and Northen Lights Holidays now in Iceland give Iceland double the visitors a year as their population. Northern Light Cruises are highly sought after and Northern Light Cruises 2012, Northern Light Cruises 2013, Northern Light Cruises 2014, Northern Light Cruises 2015 etc. will be no different.

Northern Light Cruises from UK, please contact us. Northern Light tour is an exciting holiday for all ages and for the whole family. A Northern Light tour is our expertise and Northern Light tours are so popular  and no wonder. Northern Light Trips are desired for the amazing Lights that are truly unique. Northern Lights and ice hotel holidays we offer, pleases contact for us to tailor make your holiday.

Northern Lights day trip is not so relevant as the Lights are only visible at night but Northern Lights Day trips are possible for viewing the Lights at night but you would probably like to see more of the surroundings and to do more than a Northern Lights day trip.

Northern Lights flights fill up quickly, make sure you book early. Northern Lights Lapland, Northern Lights Tromso, Northern Lights Kiruna, Northern Lights Lofoten Islands, Northern Lights Vesteralen are all possible. Northernlight experiences will be amazing.

 

 

 

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Holiday Packages

Arctic Highlights + Ice Hotel

This tour visits the Arctic capital, Tromso, and includes a breathtaking cruise along the Norwegian coast, a night at the Ice Hotel in Alta, and a chance to see the stunning Northern Lights, an experience of a lifetime.

Type: Winter Holiday | Northern Lights | Individual Tour | Tailor Made Holiday
6 days / 5 nights
from £1,935 pp

Arctic Wildlife & Northern Lights

Autumn in the Arctic offers a chance to experience the wonder of the Northern Lights and get up close to North Norwegian nature, culture and spectacular wildlife. This small group holiday allows you to escape from your hectic everyday life and experience something truly beautiful.

Type: Northern Lights | Activity Holiday | Guided Tour | Coastal Holiday | Country Holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon | Weekend Break
5 days / 4 nights
from £1,395 pp

Lapland Symphony

During periods of winter, Lapland presents itself as sparkling clean white snowscapes with the glowing northern lights dancing through the dark skies. The silent and snowy nature can be reached in a moment on skis or snowshoes, in a sleigh pulled by huskies or reindeer, or for those after some real speed, one alternative is snowmobiling.

Type: Winter Holiday | Country Holiday | Family Holiday | Individual Tour | Romantic/Honeymoon | Northern Lights | Activity Holiday | Tailor Made Holiday
6 days / 5 nights
from £1,525 pp

Lapland Winter Adventure

Finnish Lapland is a true winter wonderland. You will start your holiday in Levi, Finland's biggest ski resort, where you can enjoy 2 days of skiing. The second part of your tour will take place in Harriniva Holiday Centre, a family run business established in 1973. It provides cosy accommodation and unforgettable husky and snowmobile safari programs. 

Type: Winter Holiday | Activity Holiday | Individual Tour | Romantic/Honeymoon | Northern Lights | Family Holiday | Tailor Made Holiday
7 days / 6 nights
from £1,845 pp

Lapland Winter Experience

Winter darkness is an ideal setting to see the magnificent Northern Lights dancing in the sky in Finnish Lapland. After an active day outdoors, there's nothing better than to relax at the hotel, try traditional Lappish cuisine and the Finnish sauna.

Type: Winter Holiday | Northern Lights | Country Holiday | Family Holiday | Individual Tour | Romantic/Honeymoon | Weekend Break | Tailor Made Holiday
5 days / 4 nights
from £775 pp

Nature & Northern Lights Short Break in Iceland

Experience the best that Iceland’s nature has to offer and find yourself being an adventurer and explorer during the fascinating Nordic wintertime. The hot springs, spouting geysers, powerful waterfalls, glittering glaciers, black lava beaches, soothing Blue Lagoon and dancing Northern Lights are all good enough reasons for visiting Iceland in the winter.

Type: Winter Holiday | City Break | Northern Lights | Activity Holiday | Guided Tour | Coastal Holiday | Country Holiday | Family Holiday | Individual Tour | Romantic/Honeymoon | Weekend Break
5 days / 4 nights
from £625 pp

New Year in Reykjavik

New Year's Eve in Iceland is celebrated with a bang! The sky at midnight lights up with fireworks as the Icelanders enjoy the celebrations. New Year's Eve is enjoyed at the exclusive revolving Perlan Restaurant, which is situated above the geothermal hot water tanks and offers some of the best views of Reykjavik. At Midnight, we meet up with the locals to wish each other a happy New Year around one of the numerous bonfires lit all over the city.

Type: Northern Lights | Winter Holiday | City Break | Guided Tour | Family Holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon | Spa and Wellness Break | New Year Break | Luxury Holiday
4 days / 3 nights
from £865 pp

Northern Lights & Spa Experience 2014

Iceland is a destination for the body and soul, and here you can discover the energy of the elements: earth, water, air, and fire - basic things that are the core of life. Water and its role in wellness is a focus in this new escorted coach tour. During its six days, you will experience wellness and nature with the therapeutic effect of thermal bathing, some relaxing walks in fresh air and the search for the mysterious Northern Lights.

Type: Northern Lights | Winter Holiday | Guided Tour | Spa and Wellness Break | Activity Holiday | Luxury Holiday | Coastal Holiday | Country Holiday | Family Holiday | Individual Tour | Romantic/Honeymoon
8 days / 7 nights
from £1,565 pp

Northern Lights Explorer in Iceland 2014-2015

Experience the best of Iceland’s winter! Our Northern Lights Exploration Tour is designed to maximise the chances of seeing the elusive Northern Lights. In addition to 7 nights' accommodation with breakfast, the programme includes our special six night Northern Lights Academy – with 6 evenings of presentations, lectures and guided tours at spots likely to offer a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights.

Type: Guided Tour | Winter Holiday | Northern Lights | Activity Holiday
8 days / 7 nights
from £995 pp

Northern Lights in Norway, Vesteralen including New Year

The idea of this trip is to give you the chance to experience the amazing Northern Lights adventures and to get up close to the North Norwegian nature, culture and spectacular wildlife. This 4 night winter package includes direct charter flights from London Gatwick, accommodation, transfers, daytrips, activities and local certified guides.

Type: Northern Lights | Winter Holiday
5 days / 4 nights
from £1,525 pp

Northern Lights Norway Short Break

Take a memorable short break to Tromso, the centre of study for the Northern Lights. Tromso is the gateway to the Arctic. The starting point of many historic North Pole expeditions. It is home to one of Norway's major universities and a centre of culture and development, nestled between blue Fjords and snow covered mountains.

Type: Winter Holiday | Northern Lights | Activity Holiday | Family Holiday | Individual Tour | Romantic/Honeymoon | Weekend Break | Christmas Holiday
4 days / 3 nights
from £585 pp

Norway Arctic Adventure

Travel to the top of the World, Kirkenes, Norway, for an unforgettable adventure in the Arctic. This trip is packed with winter activities such as a Dog sledding and snow mobile safaris, ice fishing for some of the World’s largest King Crabs, admiring the Northern Lights and spending a night at the uinique Snow Hotel.

Type: Winter Holiday | Activity Holiday | Northern Lights | Individual Tour | Weekend Break | Christmas Holiday
5 days / 4 nights
from £1,795 pp

Polar Safari Adventure

This tour starts in Helsinki, the trendy capital of Finland and takes you North to Kemi, where you have the opportunity for a Cruise on an Icebreaker to experience the realities of Arctic life with ice. Kemi is known as the "city of snow" and is a seaport town close to the real Arctic. Continue further North to Lapland, for some Arctic fun in Rovaniemi. 

Type: Winter Holiday | Individual Tour | Northern Lights | Activity Holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon | Tailor Made Holiday | Train Journey
6 days / 5 nights
from £1,145 pp

Sweden Ice Hotel Adventure

This trip combines a stay in the charming capital Stockholm, followed by an overnight train journey up North where you have the opportunity to enjoy an Arctic experience at Sweden's famous Ice Hotel. An absolutely outstanding experience.

Type: Winter Holiday | Northern Lights | Individual Tour | Romantic/Honeymoon | Activity Holiday | Family Holiday | Christmas Holiday | Country Holiday | Tailor Made Holiday | Luxury Holiday
6 days / 5 nights
from £1,225 pp

The Land of Northern Lights 2014-2015

This short getaway tour to Iceland gives you an insight to Iceland's nature and cultural life, staying 2 nights in Iceland's capital and 2 nights in a country hotel in South Iceland that is ideal for the search of the Northern Lights.

Type: Northern Lights | Winter Holiday | Guided Tour | Activity Holiday | City Break | Coastal Holiday | Country Holiday | Family Holiday | Weekend Break | Romantic/Honeymoon
5 days / 4 nights
from £615 pp

Winter Wonderland & Wellbeing

Relax and unwind at the unique Hotel Kalevala situated on the shores of Lake Lammasjärvi in Eastern Finland close to the Russian border. During your stay you will enjoy winter activities like husky safaris and snowmobiles and experience a real Finnish sauna.

Type: Winter Holiday | Individual Tour | Romantic/Honeymoon | Spa and Wellness Break | Activity Holiday | Tailor Made Holiday | Northern Lights
6 days / 5 nights
from £ 1,295 pp

Arctic Christmas

Why not spend a memorable Christmas in snowy Lapland. The Arctic atmosphere provides an enchanting backdrop for this magical time of year. Hotel Kalevala in Kajaani offers an authentic Christmas feeling – a landscape of snow, Finnish Christmas traditions and a traditional Christmas cuisine.

Type: Winter Holiday | Christmas Holiday | Country Holiday | Family Holiday | Individual Tour | Romantic/Honeymoon | Spa and Wellness Break | Northern Lights
7 days / 6 nights
from £1,695 pp

Arctic New Year's Eve Adventure

Spend an unforgettable New Year celebration in Kuhmo, with its breathtaking scenery and beautiful landscape, cherished by Finns and international visitors alike. Here you will find many exciting winter activities to try such as snowshoeing, ice-fishing, husky, reindeer or snowmobile safaris and of course skiing.

Type: Winter Holiday | New Year Break | Northern Lights
7 days / 6 nights
Please contact us for prices pp

North Norway Winter Adventure

We welcome you to experience and explore a unique area with attractions such as the Northern Lights, Hurtigruten cruise, sea eagles and breathtaking beauty on this North Norway holiday.

Type: Winter Holiday | Northern Lights | Individual Tour
7 days / 6 nights
from £1,535 pp

Northern Lights in Lofoten Islands

This winter package focuses on the Northern Lights, culture, history and the nature of Lofoten Islands. Each evening there will be different Northern Lights activities, and we will show you the places where you have the best chance of seeing the Aurora Borealis. Your 4 night package includes direct charter flights from London Gatwick, accommodation, transfers, meals, activities and local guides.

Type: Northern Lights | Winter Holiday
5 days / 4 nights
£ 1,595 pp

Reykjavik Winter Fun

The Reykjavik winter fun package is filled with sightseeing programs and activities, with a lot of things to see and do in a short period of time. Explore Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, walk around the world-famous Geysir hot spring area, visit the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall and enjoy the excitement of Northern Lights hunting.

Type: Winter Holiday | City Break | Northern Lights | Weekend Break | Activity Holiday | Guided Tour | Coastal Holiday | Country Holiday | Family Holiday | Gourmet Holiday | Individual Tour | Romantic/Honeymoon | Tailor Made Holiday | Christmas Holiday | New Year Break
4 days / 3 nights
from £505 pp

Ultimate Icelandic Winter Weekend

Isn’t it time to experience something unusual, something different, something very exotic? Go to Iceland for this activity weekend and make things happen for you! Walk on ice near wild volcanoes, enjoy a lobster soup under the Northern lights (weather dependant), go 4x4 river crossing, travel through Europe’s only desert and go wild with the Vikings.

Type: Winter Holiday | City Break | Weekend Break | Northern Lights | Activity Holiday | Guided Tour | Coastal Holiday | Country Holiday | Family Holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon | Christmas Holiday | New Year Break
5 days / 4 nights
from £1,015 pp

Winter & Northern Lights Photography 2014-2015

This tour is a perfect winter adventure for amateur photographers and nature lovers. You will go to exceptional places, where you'll have plenty of time to explore and photograph winter scenery, lava fields, volcano craters, hot springs, geysers, waterfalls, sea shores, mountains, lakes, fishing villages, farms, light houses and anything else that captures your fancy.

Type: Northern Lights | Winter Holiday | Guided Tour | Activity Holiday | Coastal Holiday | Country Holiday | Family Holiday | Individual Tour | Romantic/Honeymoon
8 days / 7 nights
from £1,225 pp

Winter Activity Weekend in Reykjavik

What about a weekend full of action - walking on ice close to the famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier, an awesome ATV adventure, exploring a lava cave, snowmobiling on one of Europe’s largest glaciers and bathing in the mineral rich waters of the Blue Lagoon? Explore many of Iceland’s most beautiful natural sights on this tour.

Type: Winter Holiday | City Break | Northern Lights | Activity Holiday | Guided Tour | Coastal Holiday | Country Holiday | Family Holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon | Weekend Break | Christmas Holiday | New Year Break
5 days / 4 nights
from £1,075 pp

Reykjavik City Breaks

Reykjavik is an inviting and intriguing city. The Icelandic capital is surrounded by a fairytale-like countryside of volcanos, geysers and waterfalls which add to the amount of activities offered to visitors incl. seeing Northern Lights or the Midnight Sun.

Enjoy a shoppingtrip in Reykjavik, going through nifty crafts shops along with Nordic designer stores. A trip to the Blue Lagoon, The Pearl, Videy Island and Whale Watching are some of the must-dos as well.

Type: City Break | Weekend Break | Individual Tour | Northern Lights | Activity Holiday | Summer holiday | Winter Holiday | Coastal Holiday | Country Holiday | Family Holiday | Gourmet Holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon | Spa and Wellness Break | Tailor Made Holiday | Christmas Holiday | New Year Break
4 days / 3 nights or more
from £415 pp

Classic Norway Cruise

This Norwegian fjord cruise spends six nights traveling north from Bergen, all the way to Kirkenes, before returning to the south. Calling at 34 ports along the way you will get to know the very best of the dramatic Norwegian coastline. Relax and enjoy the stunning scenery and a great range of excursions during this Hurtigruten cruise.

Type: Cruise | Individual Tour | Summer holiday | Luxury Holiday | Guided Tour | Coastal Holiday | Family Holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon | Tailor Made Holiday | Northern Lights | Winter Holiday | Christmas Holiday | New Year Break
12 days / 11 nights
from £1,735 pp

Iceland in a Nutshell

Iceland in a Nutshell is the perfect way to get acquanited with the spectactular nature of the island over a long weekend.  Stay in charming Reykjavik and take daily excursions to the Blue Lagoon and some of the world's most amazing geysers and waterfalls.

Type: City Break | Family Holiday | Weekend Break | Northern Lights | Activity Holiday | Summer holiday | Winter Holiday | Guided Tour | Coastal Holiday | Country Holiday | Individual Tour | Romantic/Honeymoon | Spa and Wellness Break | Tailor Made Holiday
4 days / 3 nights
from £555 pp

Arctic Combo

This tour provides an opportunity for a comprehensive Arctic holiday. Your tour starts in Tromso, a great place to see the Northern Lights. Your journey continues by Hurtigruten, the famous Norwegian coastal cruise line, to Kirkenes where you will stay overnight in the Snow Hotel. On the route you will also stop at the North Cape. 

Type: Winter Holiday | Cruise | Northern Lights | Activity Holiday | Individual Tour | Christmas Holiday
7 days / 6 nights
from £2,195 pp