Northern Lights Tours

Witness the incredible natural phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis

Northern Lights Holidays in Scandinavia and beyond

Nothing quite compares to witnessing the colourful swathes of the Northern Lights as they bathe the night sky. Scientifically known as the Aurora Borealis, after the Roman goddess of dawn and the Greek name for the north wind, this incredible light show graces the skies of the north and south poles during the depths of winter. Electrically-charged solar particles collide miles above the planet to create dancing sheets of colour from neon green to vivid purple in an ethereal display of multi-coloured lights.

Escape the bright lights of the city and venture into the darkness of some of Scandinavia's and Greenland's most spectacular landscapes with your eyes skyward for a glimpse of this incredible natural event on tour with us.

Top Northern Lights Experiences

Here's what you can expect of our Northern Lights tour around Scandinavia and beyond.

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Iceland

You're spoilt for choice when it comes to Northern Lights tours in Iceland. In recent years this incredibly picturesque island nation has become the most popular place in the Northern Hemisphere to go in search of the Aurora Borealis. On tour in Iceland with us you'll spend two nights in the small town of Hella learning all about the phenomenon and waiting for the light show to start. There's also the chance to enjoy a BBQ under the Borealis with our one and only Signature tour. And if that wasn't enough, on all our Iceland tours you can add a Northern Lights by Boat excursion for a totally different perspective.

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Finland

With our range of tours in Finland you can experience the magic of the Northern Lights from inside a delightful glass igloo and combine with a trip to Santa Claus' village for a winter holiday to cherish for a lifetime. Or opt for our Northern Lights Hunting excursion for an evening in a traditional Finnish tent beside a scenic lake, complete with campfire tales and snacks. If you're feeling more adventurous, head out into the wilderness on snowmobile for a thrilling journey across pristine snowy landscapes with our Northern Lights by Snowmobile tour bolt-on.

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Norway

Travel beyond the Arctic Circle in Norway for the chance to go Northern Lights hunting in the spectacular Lofoten Islands. Combine this with visits to Sortland for an authentic Sami Experience at a typical reindeer farm and the world's most northerly wildlife park at Polarpark where you'll come face-to-face with the predators of the Arctic including the lynx, wolf and wolverine. This part of the world is one of the most reliable places for Northern Lights displays so your odds of seeing this natural phenomenon are great.

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Greenland

Journey to one of the wildest frontiers in the Northern Hemisphere for a brag-worthy Aurora Borealis adventure. Head out into the beautiful countryside with a knowledgeable guide who will share with you the myths and legends that surround the Northern Lights, and even show you how to 'make' your own light display. Combine this unforgettable experience with an Arctic nature tour for a glimpse of the world's biggest population of wild Musk Oxen and plenty of free time to choose from incredible optional excursions to the Inland Ice Cap or a traditional dog sledge experience with huskies.

Further reading on the night sky

If all this talk of celestial light displays has you reaching for your passport and telescope, have a browse through these articles for more inspiration and handy planning info:

Spotting the Northern Lights - our very own guide on when best to see them and how to photograph them
Earth Sky - updates on the cosmos including meteor showers
Aurora Service - forecasts and alerts plus tips on where best to see the show
Space - latest news on what's happening in the sky above us