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Joanna Robertson

Spring is here and so are the Northern Lights!

Written by Joanna Robertson
Tuesday, 19 March 2019

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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.


Joanna Robertson

The Aurora Zone competition - February highlights

Written by Joanna Robertson
Tuesday, 12 March 2019

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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.


Joanna Robertson

Why you should travel in March to see the Northern Lights

Written by Joanna Robertson
Tuesday, 12 February 2019

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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

The Aurora Zone competition – January highlights

Written by Andy Marshall
Tuesday, 05 February 2019

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


Jono Archer

The Aurora Zone Competition – Winners Announced!

Written by Jono Archer
Monday, 28 January 2019

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:


Joanna Robertson

Top 5 things to do in Iceland

Written by Joanna Robertson
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.


Joanna Robertson

Some travel advice for Brexit

Written by Joanna Robertson
Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Torassieppi Antti Pietikainen

As a UK-based travel company, we know that Brexit is an issue of concern for all travellers.

That is why we have decided to answer some of the common questions to help explain what Brexit might mean for your travel plans after 29 March 2019 when Great Britain is set to leave the EU.


Joanna Robertson

Our top 10 Aurora breaks for March 2019

Written by Joanna Robertson
Tuesday, 18 December 2018

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A question we are asked almost every day here at The Aurora Zone is “when is the best time to see the Northern Lights?”. Now, when dealing with a natural phenomenon such as the Aurora Borealis, it is pretty hard to answer this question with any degree of certainty as its appearance can rarely be predicted accurately much more than a few hours in advance.

However, we have successfully chased the Northern Lights for quite a while now and it fair to say that March has become a particular favourite amongst our Aurora Experts for a number of reasons.


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