Autumn season brings people planning for Norway trip. People visit Norway to enjoy vacation northern lights. The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights occur from the sun hitting the atmosphere of the earth. The result is different colored lights emission such as red, green, and purple.
People wishing to see in the right way the vacation Northern lights may find these tricks favorable:
- Plan at the right time of the year your trip. The best months are October, November, and February to see northern lights. It is ideal to avoid visiting in December and January as it becomes freezing cold.
- Checking forecast before heading to watch northern lights is best; through you need not rely on it completely. The weather here keeps changing frequently, so plan before.
- Plan your itinerary for the vacation Northern lightsfor 2-3 days. It is not easy to see in one night.
- Carry the required gear to handle harsh weather. The temperature on an average is from -2 to -3 degrees Celsius in winters. It is a must to carry scarves, gloves winter boots, jackets, hats, sweaters, and other accessories to keep you alive and warm.
- Carry your camera to get the northern lights beauty in your hand. You need to capture the aurora colors using a high sensitivity lens. However, before starting to capture, enjoy the natural beauty seeing with naked eyes.
Most of all have lot of patience. The Northern Lights appear only when the sky is clear and the weather is favorable.
Best places in Norway
Norway is a big country and the area is larger. It is a must to know the right area in the northern part to get the Northern Lights viewing:
From November to February, the Svalbard islands lie between the North Pole and Norway. These are the months without sunlight and it increases the possibilities of seeing Norway Northern Lights. The Longyearbyen area is around 1300 km from the North Pole and is the ideal spot to view at night the Northern lights and even sometimes in the noon.
Senja is the second-largest island in Norway. The area is free from pollution and noise in comparison to other Norwegian Islands. It houses many wildlife species such as reindeers, seals, moose, and eagles. The calm, natural and pollution-free environment makes spotting easy and there are high chances of success of vacation Northern lights.