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Ali Mclean

If I had a pound for every time I have been asked this question I would be rich beyond the dreams of avarice. If I had an exact answer, I would be rich beyond the dreams of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Warren Buffet combined.

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The problem with the Aurora is that it is a natural phenomenon and regardless of whether it is September, December or March, its appearance can rarely be predicted much more than a few hours in advance.


Ali Mclean

The secret is knowing where to look

Written by Ali Mclean
Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Have you noticed that there has been far less mentioned in the media recently about Auroral displays over the UK and yet pictures of the Northern Lights taken further north continue to flood onto social media sites?

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This is exactly what we said would happen in our blog back in November and given that we are dealing with something as unpredictable as Mother Nature, we are prepared to give ourselves a hearty pat on the back.


Ali Mclean

The Northern Lights are coming to London!

Written by Ali Mclean
Monday, 27 February 2017

The light pollution created by more than 8 million people would render even the most vibrant of Auroral displays above the UK’s capital pretty much redundant but, for six weeks only, the Northern Lights will be visible in SW3.

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Dan Fleming

Meet Dan - our Nellim representative!

Written by Dan Fleming
Monday, 13 February 2017

Our representative Dan has been busy looking after our Aurora Zone guests staying in Nellim this winter. We caught up with him to find out a little bit more about his time there:

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'My role at Nellim is to ensure our guests have the best experiences possible! From organising the pre-arrival details, the day-to-day chatting with guests, to waving goodbye at the end of the holiday, it's my job to help things run smoothly.


Jono Archer

The Treehotel has expanded their unique portfolio of impressive contemporary accommodation to bring you the brand new, magical ‘7th Room’, created with Northern Lights lovers in mind!

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If you haven’t heard of the Treehotel, where have you been!? Located in pine forests by the Lule River in Swedish Lapland it is one of the most architecturally impressive collection of rooms. Set up by Kent Lindvall and his wife Britta in 2010, the portfolio of rooms consists of The Cabin, The UFO, The Mirrorcube, The Blue Cone, The Bird’s Nest and The Dragonfly, each with their own unique character.


Ali Mclean

Finland is not just for Christmas!

Written by Ali Mclean
Friday, 30 December 2016

Have you noticed how popular Finland has become recently?

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Every time I open a magazine or the travel section of a national newspaper it seems that everybody is tipping Finland as THE hot destination for 2017.


Ali Mclean

If you have read our more recent blogs you’ll know that the sun is currently in the declining stage of Solar Cycle 24. As a result, it is Coronal Holes rather than Coronal Mass Ejections, that are more likely to cause Auroral displays over the course of the next few years.

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Amy Walkington-Gray

3 Great Ways to See the Northern Lights

Written by Amy Walkington-Gray
Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Hunting the Northern Lights in Lapland will always be a truly incredible experience, but why not do it in style?

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Here are three great ways to make your Northern Lights holiday even more of a once in a lifetime experience:


Ali Mclean

Let’s Go Round Again!

Written by Ali Mclean
Tuesday, 22 November 2016

The Sun is currently in the declining stage of Solar Cycle 24 and this has prompted some speculation that Auroral displays will become less commonplace. Fortunately, this is not the case because the Aurora stems from two sources: Coronal Mass Ejections and Coronal Holes.

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During the declining stage of the Solar Cycle it is the less violent but more stable Coronal Holes that are the more likely to cause the Northern Lights to dance in our night skies and the beauty of these holes on the SUN’s surface is that they can come round time and again.


Ali Mclean

Ladies and gentlemen, tonight’s contest is to decide the celestial heavyweight championship of the year.

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In the blue corner; The Northern Lights!!

In the red corner; The biggest moon for 70 years!!!!


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