Experience the Northern Lights in Lofoten

October 15, 2023

Opplev Nordlys i Lofoten

Are you dreaming of experiencing the Northern Lights? The spectacular light show is one of the most unique things Lofoten has to offer!

When can you see the northern lights?

If you plan to travel to Lofoten to experience the northern lights, you should schedule your trip somewhere between the end of August and mid-April. The possibilities of seeing the northern lights depend on the weather and aurora activity. The darkest months are best, as it should be both dark enough and cloudless. Lofoten is one of the best places in the world to experience the phenomenon. That’s because the northern lights oval lies above Lofoten and with a view directly to the north you can see the northern lights from Lofoten’s outer side with an undisturbed horizon.

Nature’s very own fireworks

Are you curious about how the northern lights occures? Northern lights are a light phenomenon that occurs when particles emitted by the sun hit the earth’s magnetic field. The magnetic field guides the particles along magnetic lines in the atmosphere above the polar regions. It is when the particles hit the gases in the Earth’s atmosphere that the light we call aurora occurs approximately 100 kilometers above our heads. Seeing the northern lights, also called the Aurora Borealis, dance across the sky is an experience you won’t forget!

How to see the northern lights?

There are several ways to experience the northern lights and have a memorable experience. How about joining an exciting northern lights hunt or rib safari under the northern lights? These are two of our activities where you get to experience this amazing natural phenomenon. On the northern lights hunt, you will join our skilled photographer in the exciting hunt for the northern lights. Here you will get all the tips on how to take good photos of the Northern Lights yourself, and the guide will share his photos with you after the trip. On a rib safari under the northern lights, you can feel the adrenaline pumping on a trip in our fast RIB boat, while you can let yourself be enchanted by the spectacular light show in the sky.

Read more about our Northern Lights activities here.

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