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The dark skies of December

In this part of the world, the Northern Lights appear year-round but it isn’t until the darker skies set in that you get the best chance to enjoy a light display. That is because they provide the longest window to experience the wondrously-green lights in all their glory. The Aurora Zone got its name from a band of the Arctic Circle that stretches from 66°N to 69°N over Northern Scandinavia and North America famed for its frequent and excellent Northern Lights displays.

All of our locations sit right in the middle of this band, meaning there is no better place to see the elusive Auroras. Not only do we use the best locations we also use our own unique Aurora hunting formula to tailor each and every one of our holidays to give you your best bet in nature’s lottery. So although the Northern Lights are never guaranteed, we really do give you the best possible chance of seeing them on your holiday.

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December’s colours

The big freeze of winter is an incredible thing to see. You can almost imagine someone pulling a blanket of snow over the landscape and covering it with this mesmerising white powder.

Forget what you’ve heard about pitch-black 24 hours in Northern Scandinavia, though the sun may not break the horizon, the residual light from the snow creates an ethereal reflection.

This is a truly wonderful time of year where the daylight hours feel neither like day or night and instead, a greyish blue tint washes over the bright-white landscape. In late December these colours are even more prominent, so much so the locals call this time of year, ‘Blue Time’. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a real-life Christmas card during a Northern Lights holiday in December 2020.


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Tis the season to be jolly!

The Northern Lights may be your main attraction, but the daytime hours are just as alluring, particularly during the most enchanting time of the year.

The deep snow of December opens up an array of opportunities for winter activities and gives you a chance to really embrace the festive spirit.

From adventurous husky sledding and snowmobiling to peaceful reindeer sleigh rides and cross-country skiing, your Christmas gift this year can be ticking off bucket list experiences!


Find your Northern Lights holiday in December 2020

We are the UK’s first and only tour operator dedicated solely to showing you the Northern Lights.

From our experience, we know that December is a wonderful time to visit the Arctic and chase after the Northern Lights which is why we have designed a range of trips to suit different tastes and paces.

Whether you want to see natural wonders in Iceland, witness more reindeer than people in Finland, see the cool city of Tromsø in Norway, or see the amazing structures in Sweden, our Travel Experts are on hand to help pick an itinerary to suit you. 

Click here to view our Northern Lights holidays departing this December.

Get in touch with us today to book your Northern Lights holiday in December 2020. Call 01670 613534.

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Get an expert opinion

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.

  • Specialist

    Aurora knowledge and experience

    Unique holidays, in the very best destinations

    Expert guides – exceptional local knowledge

    Advice and guidance every step of the way

  • Comprehensive

    We include more in our holidays than any other Aurora operator

    Price Comparison guarantee

    No ‘from’ prices, everything you see is included in the price

    No hidden extras

  • Independent

    Proudly Independent

    The original and still the only dedicated UK Northern Lights tour operator

    Personal, hands-on service

    Fair and sustainable work ethos

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    100% ATOL and ABTA protection

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