Scandinavia's magical Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis often occupy a very lofty spot on many people's bucket lists, and with good reason. This natural phenomena created by the earth's magnetic fields - at its poles, with incoming solar winds from the sun. The result is one of Scandinavia's most inspiring natural treasures in a region that is very much 'powered by nature'.
High above the Arctic Circle lies a land of myths, legends and phenomenal natural light displays. Discover Swedish Lapland in all its winter glory, home to the gravity defying Ice Hotel, frozen seas and some of the best spots in the world from which to be entranced by the life changing Northern Lights.
On this remarkable adventure we explore Norway and Swedish Lapland, journeying north far into the Arctic Circle where we seek out the magical Northern Lights, all whilst travelling on some of Scandinavia's most scenic railways.
Take in the beautiful cities of St Petersburg and Moscow, graced by festive decorations and nature's own wintry adornments, before exploring deep into the Russian and Norwegian Arctic Circle in pursuit of the magnificent Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).
The Northern Lights feature prominently in two of our popular Scandinavian tours, though there is a chance that they will remain elusive, as it is not guaranteed you will see them.
On our The Northern Lights and Lapland tour, we journey to Svolvaer in Norway and are accompanied by a local Northern Lights expert who delivers his insight into this great spectacle as, we reach an area on the quieter side of the island with little light pollution. We then enjoy a photography lesson from an expert in capturing the Northern Lights on camera.
On our Northern Lights over Swedish Lapland tour after dinner on Day 5, we experience a talk from an expert Aurora photographer. Afterwards we are escorted out onto the snowy tundra to try and catch a glimpse of the Lights.
We eventually arrive in Abisko National Park, which is considered to be one of the best places on earth to spot the Aurora. The next day we visit the Aurora Sky Station to round off a truly marvellous experience in the wilderness.