Do I need to book the Northern Lights tours in advance?

Yes, we advise you to book it in advance. Indeed, it will guarantee availability for your preferred day.

How to photograph the Northern Lights?

  1. Put a camera in a waterproof bag, then into the camera bag to avoid condensation during a short ride to a new spot
  2. Bring an extra battery as they do not cope well with the cold
  3. A head torch is highly recommended to work manually with the camera
  4. Use a tripod to work with long exposure times
  5. Set focus to ‘infinity’ to capture the stars
  6. Use a wide-angle lens with a fast aperture, less than 4.0 if possible
  7. Adjust high ISO speed between 800 and 1600

Where are the Northern Lights visible?

Ideally, the best place is to be in an open space at high altitude and away from streetlights.

When is the best time to see the Northern Lights?

Ideally, between September and late March, although we have viewed them as early as late-August.

The lights can come at any time when it is dark, but the best times seem to be between 9 pm and 2 am. Light pollution and bad weather (such as clouds and snowfall) can affect viewing the lights.

What are the colours of the Northern Lights?

Red, pink, green, yellow, blue, and violet. They change according to the altitude and to the type of collision. First, violet with nitrogen ion above 85 km and blue with nitrogen molecule at approximately 110 km height. And then, yellow and green with atomic oxygen at approximately 100-140 km height and Carmine red with oxygen atoms above 200 km.

What are the different types of the Northern Lights?

There are six types of Northern Lights such as “Curtain”, “Draperie”, “Corona”, “Flaming”, “Pulsating” and “Homogeneous quiet”.

What is the meaning of Aurora Borealis?

Aurora comes from the Roman goddess of dawn. Flying across the sky from east to west to announce a new day coming. Borealis is the Greek word for winds from the north.

What are the antonyms of Northern Lights?

The antonyms of Northern Lights are: Aurora Australis and Southern Lights. They take place in the southern hemisphere.

What are other names for Northern Lights?

The other names for Northern Lights are: Polar lights and Aurora Borealis. In fact, Galileo Galilei named the latter one which is the scientific name.

What are the Northern Lights?

It is a natural light phenomenon. It takes place when the interaction between the solar winds and Earth’s magnetic fields occurs.