Northern Lights Holidays January 2020
Plan your Northern Lights holiday for January 2020!
Beat the post-Christmas blues and begin the year with a Northern Lights holiday in January 2020.
Here at the Aurora Zone, we think the start of a new decade deserves a fantastic welcome. What better way to celebrate than by ticking off some amazing bucket list experiences?
Our Aurora Experts are on hand to help you plan your January break, simply click here to enquire or call on 01670 785012 today.
Alternatively, click here to view all Northern Lights holidays in January or scroll down to learn more about a 2020 break.About Northern Lights Holidays January 2020
Northern Lights hunting in January
The biggest draw to our destinations in the winter months is the Aurora viewing potential. To see the Northern Lights in their full glory, you need dark skies and January certainly offers that. Strictly speaking, it’s difficult to say the best time to see the Northern Lights because they are a naturally occurring phenomenon. However, we have done considerable research and used our Aurora hunting formula to show that the long, dark January nights have always delivered some incredible sightings. What’s more, the chance of seeing the Northern Lights as you ring in the New Year is certainly a celebration to remember!
In the Northern Hemisphere, the Aurora Borealis appears most frequently in a band just north of the Arctic Circle at approximately 66°N and 69°N. Essentially, regardless of whether solar activity is high, medium or low, this is where you have the best chance. Naturally, this is where we base all of our Northern Lights holidays in an area we call the Aurora Zone. In those destinations, we also work closely with local guides who know the area and provide innovative ways for you to go on the hunt for the Northern Lights.
Of course, there is more to January than the Northern Lights. In late December and early January, you’ll get to witness the phenomenon of ‘Blue Time’. This is how the locals refer to the amazing light that occurs when the sun never rises above the horizon. Rather than the misconception of 24 hours of darkness, the blue tones of the not-quite daylight, not-quite night-time light reflect off the brilliantly-white snow surrounding you. As the sun returns in early January, the colours change again and the pinkish glow of the appearing sun spreads across the crisp white landscape.
The hidden magic of the start of the New Year
The deep snow in January opens up a wintery playground and an abundance of activities for you to explore the white landscape.
Better still, as this isn’t a peak travel month for our Aurora Zone destinations, you can often beat the crowds on your Northern Lights holiday. While the cold, dark nights might leave you feeling tired at home, here you will revel in them and the Aurora hunting potential you’ll have throughout the night. The beginning of a new year brings with it an air of excitement, and the magical destinations in our Aurora Zone are the perfect places to get your year off to an amazing start.
Full Arctic experience
We thoroughly research and visit all of our Northern Lights destinations, and we know that the daylight hours also offer a compelling range of activities to give you the full Arctic experience.
Tick husky sledding off your bucket list, snowmobile through your wintery surroundings, or explore the snow-capped forests during a reindeer-pulled sleigh ride. To find your perfect break, take a look through our itineraries on our Northern Lights holidays in January 2020 to find a trip to suit you. Alternatively, get in touch with one of our Aurora Experts on 01670 785012 who will be delighted to help you make your Northern Lights dreams come true.
Book your January 2020 Northern Lights holiday!
Mother Nature provides some amazing sights, but the Aurora Borealis is the one that tops most people’s bucket list. As the UK’s first and only tour operator dedicated solely to Northern Lights holidays, we create the best chance of seeing the display. At the same time, we also provide many different opportunities to make your Arctic adventure complete.
We have designed a range of trips to suit all tastes and our Aurora Experts have been to each of our destinations and tried the activities for themselves. We will be delighted to discuss the options that best suit you and can answer any questions directly. Whether you want to spend an unforgettable night in a specialised Aurora accommodation, chase down the Northern Lights across three countries, or want more flexibility with tailor-made trips, we have the holiday to suit you.