The Northern Lights
For the best chances of seeing the Northern Lights ethereal flickering, head north between September and early April to the ‘Aurora belt’ which experience the most frequent sightings.
Northern Lights Tours
Head north to Churchill, renowned for its high auroral activity, and capture images of the ethereal Northern Lights. Accompanied by an expert photographer, evening aurora sightings are maximised using multiple, heated vantage points while you wait in anticipation. By day,…
By day explore East Greenland’s ice choked fjords, spot musk oxen and visit the remains of Inuit settlements, while evenings in late summer provide good chances to experience the Northern Lights. A comfortable, but not luxurious, 116 passenger expedition ship…
Places to Watch The Northern Lights
Northern Lights: FAQs
During the winter months when there is darkness. Cloudless skies are also a key necessity for successful sightings.
The most frequent sightings are to be found in the ‘Aurora Belt’ either on or close to the Arctic Circle, rather than deep inside the High Arctic.
By heading to one of the areas on the Arctic Circle renowned for frequent Northern Lights sightings and giving yourself more than just 1-2 nights, as local weather will play a significant part.
Darkness, clear skies, patience and perhaps a nip of whisky, to help you keep warm!