The world is full of amazing and eclectic things to see and do, from cultural and historic attractions to natural wonders. There is a vast array of options for Northern Lights holidays, and the premium way to go for all manner of travelers from the US is with Nordic Cruises.
The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, are one such natural wonder that all of us should see at least once in our lifetime if we can possibly do so. A spectacular result of high levels of solar activity in Earth’s upper atmosphere, this phenomenon, which resembles a lava lamp in the heavens, can only be seen at the Arctic pole and only during the dark winter months.
The best chance you have of seeing this natural marvel for yourself is to travel as far north as possible, and there is no better place to embrace the experience than in the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland.
Northern Lights Holidays with us make their base in Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland and the home of Santa Claus. Trips and tours to Lapland to experience the Northern Lights also offer a wide variety of other memorable Arctic experiences, including sleeping overnight in a glass igloo or an ice igloo; embarking on a snowmobile or husky safari; ceremonially crossing the Arctic Circle; visiting Inari, the home of the indigenous Sami peoples of Lapland; and meeting Santa Claus at his North Pole home. There are also side trips available for all manner of adventure and cultural enhancement, including snowshoeing and visits to reindeer farms.
The best time to visit Lapland on vacation to see the Northern Lights is between October/November and March. Premium viewing time occurs between 9 pm and 2 am, and many hotels have an “aurora alarm” system which alerts you when Mother Nature’s ethereal light show begins.
For the very best in Northern Lights holidays, with an array of vacation options, look no further than Nordic Cruises. We are your superior travel company specializing in trips and tours in the Baltic region, including Finnish Lapland, Estonia’s capital city Tallinn, and Russia’s Imperial City St. Petersburg. Contact us today to plan your next memorable winter vacation – with a difference!
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