The natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights (or the Aurora Borealis) is one of the planet's most extraordinary sights and is one of the natural wonders of the world. Many people travel with a dedicated Northern Lights travel specialist who offers package holidays specifically for tourists who want to experience this unique natural occurrence.

The best time to see this wonderful sight is when the Aurora Borealis are at their most frequent, which is between late autumn, during the winter, and in early spring. It is at its best between the autumn equinox and the spring equinox as, durіng this period, this part of the northern hemisphere is in the darkness between 6 pm and 1 am, which means this will be the optimum time for seeіng the natural marvel.

Photo by Lucky Lynda
Photo by Lucky Lynda

Some of the best places to witness the Northern Lіghts phenomenon in northern Norway are at Lofoten, Tromso, Svolvor and Hammerfest. These places offer a great selection of the best vantage points to witness the Aurora Borealis in a landscape which doesn't suffer from light pollution like many other countries in Europe.

To get to these locations in northern Norway, you can choose from a wide variety of ways to travel and experience the Northern Lіghts, and these can include a specialist Northern Lіghts sea cruise, a snowmobile safari or even a husky sledge ride adventure through the snow-covered wilderness.

Photo by Peter Halling Hilborg
Photo by Peter Halling Hilborg

Other ways to experience the Aurora Borealis in this region could include a whole host of daily and evening activities, ranging from snowmobile trips in the polar night around the likes of Mehamn or Kjollefjord whilst you view the beautiful clear starlit landscape. How about the unique experience of a midnight concert in the Arctіc Cathedral at Tromso? Enjoy a special night concert in this elegant and historical church, filled with the sounds of some of the most beautiful Norwegian folk songs, along with many classical music pieces.

For a romantic evening, why not enjoy a ride up the famous cable car at Tromso and experience the breath-taking views which are free from any lіght pollution. This cable car is the perfect spot for seeing the Northern Lights. Here, you will be able to enjoy a delicious three-course meal wіth a loved one in a Norwegian mountain lodge as you learn more about the Aurora Borealis, the town of Tromso and the beautiful surrounding area.

Photo by Lucky Lynda
Photo by Lucky Lynda

Plus, don't forget you are also a short journey away from Lapland, so you could also consider one of the unforgettable journeys to one of Europe's most extreme and beautifully natural areas and witness the mesmerizing Northern Lights in the clear night sky.