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#AuroraZoneMoments Explained

Written by Kirsty Wood
Tuesday, 15 October 2019

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If you’re travelling with us this Northern Lights season, we want to make sure you know all about our #AuroraZoneMoments competition so you don’t miss out on the chance to win a £50 John Lewis voucher! 


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Northern Lights in autumn generic Credit Markus Kiili and Visit Finland

Lapland’s winter wonderland reputation is so ingrained in our minds that it can be easy to forget that this location goes through all four wonderful seasons!
One in particular that excites us here at the Aurora Zone is autumn. That’s because this time of year marks the spectacular return of the Northern Lights – but that’s not all this season has to offer.


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Quick guide to the Northern Lights

Written by Kirsty Wood
Tuesday, 02 July 2019

Witness the Northern Lights with our handy guide

The Aurora Borealis is arguably Mother Nature’s greatest spectacle. Nothing can describe standing in a remote pristine wilderness, far from light pollution and looking up at the starry sky as the spellbinding colours start to take shape. It really is no wonder this remarkable sight features so highly on many people’s bucket lists.

As the only holiday company solely dedicated to helping you witness the Northern Lights, we have plenty of experience in all things Aurora. That’s why we’ve put together this quick guide to help you choose the perfect Northern Lights holiday and tick this phenomenal experience off your bucket list.

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Our Top Short Breaks for Autumn 2019

Written by Kirsty Wood
Thursday, 13 June 2019

Though we don’t usually like to reveal all of our Northern Lights secrets, this one is too good to keep to ourselves – autumn is a spectacular time to go Aurora hunting.


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Top 5 Arctic Activities in Autumn

Written by Kirsty Wood
Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Between late August and mid-November, the Arctic undergoes a spectacular transformation. As the Midnight Sun starts to set and the landscape prepares for the winter freeze, autumn’s reputation as the season of change has never been more apparent than in the North.


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Recently, NASA made their entire media library accessible to the public and since then, we’ve been excitedly scrolling through some spectacular images from space. Now, the Northern Lights are mesmerising to see from land but there’s something about a space station’s unique vantage point that really shows off just how magical this display is.


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Caitlin has been lucky enough to travel around the world before eventually making her way back to her home here in stunning Northumberland in the North East of the UK. Caitlin joined the Aurora Zone family in 2018 and is thrilled to help others fulfil their travel ambitions.

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Packing for a winter holiday is a completely different experience to a holiday in the sun. When you start adding jumpers, thermals, coats, hats and gloves to your suitcase it can start to fill up very quickly!


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Jade is the newest member of the Customer Service team here at The Aurora Zone and feels very fortunate to be able to pursue her dream job within the travel industry. Having always been a lover of the night sky, Jade shares the passion and excitement of our clients for wanting to see the Northern Lights – in fact it’s top of her bucket list too!

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Kirsty firmly believes that holidays are not just for the summer and loves to make the most out of the winter months too. After working in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Kirsty fell in love with the snow and all the great opportunities to get active that it brings.

One of Kirsty’s most memorable trips took her to Iceland where she was lucky enough to see the Northern Lights.

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