5 Trips to See the Northern Lights

“Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.” Viewing the Northern Lights is one of those magical experiences, often dreamt about but rarely experienced. It doesn’t help that the best time to view the Aurora Borealis in the Northern Hemisphere is September-March–not typically the seasons you normally visit the proximity of the Arctic Circle! But there are incredible viewing experiences in Alaska, Yukon, Manitoba, Iceland, Finland, and other spectacular winter wonderlands during the typical off-season for northern travels. Here are just a couple out of the countless different itineraries we can create for you to view the Northern Lights, and make one more check off that travel bucket list!

Glass Igloos at Kakslauttanen Hotel in Finland

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Winter Escape – 4-nights

What better way to see the Northern Lights than to fall asleep under its beauty, all cozied up inside your very own glass igloo? The Kakslauttanen Hotel is an ideal location for viewing the Northern Lights, being located approximately 150 miles above the Arctic Circle, with no light pollution and very few trees blocking your line of vision. Choose from a variety of sightseeing options offered by Kakslauttanen Hotel to make your trip to Finland an unforgettable experience. Hunt for the Lights by adding a husky sleigh ride or safari, a reindeer safari, horse sleigh rides, or visit Santa’s home for a personal holiday touch. During your stay, you will have the comfort of choosing to eat at two restaurants and two bars, experiencing event venues, a gift shop, smoke saunas, and ice swimming. The resort also offers equipment rentals for skis, snowshoes, sleds, and apparel. Visit during the months of late August to late April to experience the beauty of Aurora Borealis.

Iceland Glaciers, Diamonds & Northern Lights Self Drive (7-Day)

Enjoy an unhurried tour of the Golden Circle, South Iceland and the Glacier Lagoon area, setting your own pace to amazing places like Thingvellir, The Diamond Beach and Gullfoss Falls. Drive less and see more with an estimated 2-3.5 hours of driving each day, giving you time to fully appreciate each area. You’ll explore all Iceland’s “must-see” attractions while also having the time to check out some of Iceland’s “hidden treasures”.

Yukon Aurora Borealis Experience – (7 Days)

Experience the breathtaking Aurora Borealis on a winter holiday designed to delight and inspire. Far from the hustle and bustle of city lights lies the Northern Lights Resort & Spa, one of the top locations in the Yukon to view the elusive Northern Lights. Enjoy daily guided winter activitiesbefore gourmet dinners, then it’s on to evening Aurora viewings from the outdoor Jacuzzi or deck. You’ll have a front-row seat to nature’s most spectacular show!

Norway Winter & Northern Lights – (7 days / 6 nights)

Venture to one of continental Europe’s most northerly regions on this seven-day tour through Norway. Experience how these lands truly come to life in the wintertime with dogsledding, a visit to a reindeer farm to learn more about Sami culture, and an overnight stay in a coastal fishing cabin. To top it all off, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to see one of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders — the Northern Lights — throughout your trip. Command your own team of huskies on a dog sled, visit a reindeer farm run by the Sami people, stay overnight in fishing cabins, witness the glow of the Aurora Borealis

Northern Lights & Arctic Cultures- (7 days / 6 nights)

In the same land that hosts the brief, brilliant summer of beluga whales and the polar bears of autumn comes an amazing phenomenon that illumines the dark winter skies. The ethereal northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, meaning “north wind of the dawn,” brighten the night sky in a mystical display of color. Churchill, Manitoba has one of the heaviest concentrations of auroral activity on Earth, making it an ideal destination for a northern lights tour. View the lights from varied heated vantage points including our custom-built Aurora Pod®, offering 360-degree views of the night sky through its glass top and sides. On this exciting Arctic adventure, our days are filled with distinctly northern activities such as dog sledding, and our nights with the potential for the best aurora viewing on the planet.

Just Cruises & Vacations is a full-service travel agency specializing in cruises, land vacations and all-inclusive resort vacations all over the world. Call us at 1-800-837-4477 or email info@justcruises.com so we can plan your ultimate Northern Lights experience!