Jade McKay

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!

Jade’s fascination of the night sky started in her home county of Northumberland – residence of the International Dark Sky Park – where she spent many a night stargazing. In fact, she has even been on midnight hunts for the Northern Lights on the North East coast of England when the KP forecast has been particularly high, although she has had no luck so far. Nonetheless, Jade remains hopeful that one day she will be lucky enough to witness the magnificent Northern Lights in all their glory and knows The Aurora Zone’s holidays complete with dedicated Northern Lights activities can help her achieve her bucket list dreams.

Since joining The Aurora Zone, Jade has been lucky enough to experience a winter adventure in Finland, where she participated in a number of exhilarating activities such as snowmobiling, Aurora hunting by Snowtrain, snowshoeing, fat biking and cross-country skiing. Her firm favourite, however, was the first time she drove a snowmobile through the pristine wintry forest. Jade also loved meeting the Arctic animals during her dog sledding and reindeer safari activities and loved learning about the traditional Sami reindeer herders. Jade hopes to return to experience traditional Finnish ice fishing and hopefully catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis too!

Favourite experiences:

Snowmobiling through the forest on a hunt for the Northern Lights

Dog sledding across the snowy fells

Drinking hot berry juice around a campfire underneath the night sky in Finnish Lapland

Places visited:

FinlandApukka Resort, Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge, Rovaniemi

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The Aurora Zone was born from a desire to share Mother Nature’s greatest wonder with our clients. We’ve explored the destinations, researched the science, and fallen in love with the Scandinavian way of life. It’s our mission to pass this knowledge on to you, providing you with the very best chance of experiencing the magic for yourself on your Northern Lights holiday.

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