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Aurora Borealis

Aurora BorealisNorthern Lights, are incredible glowing light displays that you can only see in the most extreme northern latitudes of our planet. (Aurora is the Roman goddess of the dawn, and Boreas is the Greek name for the north wind.) They are caused by large explosions and flares from the sun, when huge quantities of solar particles are thrown out into deep space. Unless you happen to be in space right now and can see them dancing above the surface (as seen in this picture), you may have to contact 66° Nord.

Aurora Borealisstay at 70° North between November and April. The Vesteralen and Lofoten islands (below) in Norway are the perfect place to view the Aurora, and at this time of year the sun makes rare appearances, ceding control of the skies to the moon and stars. The four nights are spent in Rorbus, or traditional wooden fisherman's huts above the water. Prices start at 980€. RM

Aurora Borealis

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