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

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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 ...
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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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Does it makes sense to travel to Iceland during winter? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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 are the chances to see the Northern Lights in East Canada in December?

I want to see the Northern Lights in Canada this Christmas break. I will be flying to Toronto and then drive north to find a good non-light polluted spot to see them. I have found this map but it ...
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