The Northern Lights: Natural Wonder of the World

Throughout the natural world, there are few sights as spectacular as the Northern Lights.

The phenomena, seen predominantly in high latitude regions such as inside the Arctic Circle, have inspired travellers, wanderers and artists for eons. Indeed, anyone able to lay eyes on the Aurora Borealis can attest to its stunning beauty.

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There are several locations well suited to witnessing nature’s most spectacular fireworks, but not everywhere can offer a complete spectrum of awe-inspiring landscapes, rugged coastline, majestic fjords and flawlessly snowy woodlands.



But Norway does. The Scandinavian country boasts an unparalleled wealth of natural beauty and also has the highest density of light shows anywhere in the world. It’s a unique combination that is too good to be missed. Watch this video to see for yourself:



For the best chance of a clear sighting of the Northern Lights, we recommend that you fly to Tromso between October and March. That’s the season when the displays are at their most vibrant and, to make matters easier, the Hurtigruten coastal cruise offers a return journey around the North Cape. You’ll spend the entirety of the trip high above the Arctic Circle, giving you plenty of time to gaze upon one of the world’s natural wonders.



Of course, Norway was plenty of attractions besides the Aurora. Travellers can go sledging with huskies, explore the wilderness or spend time in the exquisite city of Oslo. You’ll probably need some rest and relaxation after all that exploring!

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