Our Northern Lights Blog

Joanna Robertson

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I have been very lucky to travel to Lapland and Northern Scandinavia in each month of the winter season over the years. Each has their merits in my mind; December is great for that festive feeling (and making the most of bank holidays of course!), January typically offers incredible winter scenery and February is ideal for half term travellers and enjoying the elongating days. However, when my parents wanted to travel to Finland four years ago, I sent them in March. When I wanted to show Finland to my new husband, we went in March. When we decided to do ‘the big family holiday’ this year…. we chose March.


Lauren Wiggett

Dog Sledding in Apukka

Written by Lauren Wiggett
Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Apukka dog sledding

I have to admit I was extremely apprehensive to drive a dog sled for the first time. However, the instructions provided by our guide were very clear and easy to follow. He went out of his way to explain all details thoroughly – he must have seen the fear in our faces!


Mark McFaul

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As we have mentioned in many a previous blog, March is a brilliant time to go in search of the Northern Lights. This is not just our personal opinion either! Studies by NASA solar physicist David Hathaway show that March is one of the most geomagnetically active months of the year (see graph below), and the reason for this is springtime. Or to be more accurate the spring equinox.


Kirsty Wood

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We’ve had another brilliant month of entries for our #AuroraZoneMoments competition and we want to share some of the fabulous photographs with you.

Remember, if you’re travelling with us between now and 30th March 2019, share your photos using the hashtag #AuroraZoneMoments and you could be in with a chance of winning a case of wine.


Ali Mclean

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We’ve touted March as a great time to hunt for the Northern Lights until we are blue in the face. This is because there is very good scientific reasoning to support our assertion that March is the best of the winter months for witnessing the Aurora Borealis.


Kirsty Wood

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Many people associate the Northern Lights with the cold depths of winter, and though we have seen some excellent displays come out of our Aurora Zone destinations this season, we’re also extremely excited to see what March will bring.


Andy Marshall

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Our #AuroraZoneMoments competition is still going strong and we’ve had another month of fantastic entries.


Jono Archer

Here at the Aurora Zone, we love seeing our clients’ images from their Northern Lights holidays with us. Whether they’re enjoying dog sledding, snowmobiling or standing proudly under the Aurora, we couldn’t be more pleased than when we see our customers fulfilling their bucket list dreams.

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Graham Hughes

How to have an unforgettable Valentine’s Day!

Written by Graham Hughes
Thursday, 24 January 2019

Valentine’s Day is all about showing your special someone exactly how much they mean to you and celebrating your time together. Make Valentine’s Day truly remarkable this year and go in search of the most romantic of natural wonders; the spectacular Aurora Borealis!

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From unbelievable locations to once-in-a-lifetime Northern Lights experiences, here’s how to have an unforgettable Valentine’s searching for the Aurora Borealis:


Kirsty Wood

Top 5 things to do in Iceland

Written by Kirsty Wood
Monday, 14 January 2019

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Iceland may be known as the land of fire and ice but to us, we will always think of it as the country of natural wonders. From the numerous waterfalls bursting out of the volcanic landscape to the Northern Lights dancing proudly above, Iceland is Mother Nature really showing off.


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