When we discovered that even the locals travel north in the spring, we knew it was definitely worth our attention. Through our many visits, we’ve watched in awe year after year as March continues to deliver spectacular Northern Lights displays.
If the allure of the Aurora wasn’t enough, there are even more benefits to travelling in March. In fact, our Managing Director and Aurora Expert, Ali maintains it is his favourite time to visit. And so, we want to take a moment to shine a *Northern* light on this brilliant time of year:
As spring creeps ever closer, the temperatures start to rise and March offers much milder conditions than the winter months. Of course, it is often still colder than the UK, but the mercury does tend to sit a little more comfortably at 0o rather than into the minus temperatures of winter.
This also makes it a little easier when you’re outside in the wilderness on the hunt for the Northern Lights. What’s more, as the snow has fallen all winter, you’ll have great conditions to enjoy Arctic activities such as snowmobiling, dog sledding and cross-country skiing.
There also tends to be less cloud cover at this time of year, which is the number one enemy on a Northern Lights hunt.
Northern Lights hunting
What makes March really special, however, is the spring equinox. This has been scientifically linked to increased Auroral activity, which you can find out more about here.
Perhaps the only downside to travelling to see the Northern Lights in March is that the days are growing longer and so you may have to stay up a little later during your Aurora hunt. However, when this gives you the opportunity to tick Mother Nature’s greatest display off your bucket list, we think that’s reason enough to have a late night!
If you’re ready to plan your Northern Lights holiday right now, call our Aurora Travel Experts on 01670 785 012 or take a look at our top 10 Aurora breaks for March 2019 here.
Still don’t believe us? Below are just some of the displays from March 2018:
Image credit: Antti Pietikäinen, Matt Robinson, Timo Halonen