A natural light phenomenon seen in extreme latitudes close to the Arctic or Antarctic circles.

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Tromsø Aurora Borealis tours

I'll spend a few days ( a weekend ) in Tromsø ( Norway ) at the beginning of March 2014. I know from this question that public transport will not help me to watch Aurora Borealis ( Northern Lights ) ...
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What do the Northern Lights usually look like? Are they worth questing after if you only have a few days? [closed]

I've heard that the Northern Lights most often just look like colored clouds, and very very rarely take on the spectacular curtain-like form we commonly see in pictures. Can anyone comment on the ...
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Northern Lights in Alaska [closed]

My wife and I would love to see the northern lights in Alaska this winter, but it can be difficult finding tour companies specializing in this sort of Alaska trip (almost all of them are for summer ...
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How to get to Abisko, Sweden from Berlin

How do I get from Berlin to Abisko, Sweden? I have a Eurail pass, so I would like to make the most out of that. UPDATE: I will be traveling in Winter. Still not sure yet, but any time between late ...
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Self Guided Northern Lights Tour

I'm going to Iceland this December with the hopes of catching the Northern Lights. We were considering doing a tour, but we were considering renting a car and drive around hunting for them ourselves. ...
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Budget backpacking through Norway

Originally I had only wanted to see the Northern Lights, but through the recommendations of some of the users here on TA, they suggested making side trips out of the lengthy journey to Tromso. ...
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Good aurora viewing areas around Tromso accessible by public transport?

Hopefully this isn't a duplicate of this existing question: Tromsø for the Aurora Borealis in March My question is whether it is possible to travel to areas in or around Tromso on public transport? ...
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Northern lights in Europe in late December [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When and where do I have the highest chance of seeing auroras? What is the best place to see northern lights in Europe in late December? By best I mean (a) have the ...
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Is there any way to be notified if the Northern Lights are visible in the north of Scandinavia without having to stay awake all night?

So we all know that there are a ton of places that claim to be the best place to see the Northern Lights and whatnot. However, even if I'm in one of those places, I don't necessarily want to have to ...
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Tromsø for the Aurora Borealis in March

Is March too late for seeing the Aurora Borealis (northern lights) in Tromsø, Norway? There is a new moon on the 21st and I would be looking to go around then. I'm aware it's weather and light ...
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Does it makes sense to travel to Iceland during winter?

I just saw an amazing offer to fly to Iceland in November. Although Iceland is still on my wish list, November would not be the first choice of time to visit. Is this an offer to just fill empty seats ...
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What is the best time of year to visit Reykjavík?

When I ask for the "best" time of year, I am looking for a reasonable balance of the following criteria, in order of importance: Mild weather. Ideally, warm enough to have coffee outside in a light ...
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When and where do I have the highest chance of seeing auroras?

I'm wondering what time of year is best, and what locations might be best, for catching the aurora. I'm currently thinking of February up at Sweden's ice hotel, but since the whole point of the trip ...