AURORA BOREALIS

Spellbinding Northern Lights dance across the sky
during the Polar Night.

Magic Light

The surreal blue light of the Polar Night lasts from mid-November to late January and it is common to see the beautiful Northern Lights forming undulating curtains in the sky.

Aurora Borealis in Nordkyn

The environment is undisturbed by bright city lights or other pollution, and the Nordkyn Peninsula is one of the best places to observe the Arctic light phenomena.

The Northern Lights (also known as Aurora Borealis) are caused by the collision of charged particles with the high altitude atmosphere. The result is a spectacular light display that resembles moving, fluorescent curtains. The colors usually range from green to purple.

Make sure to bring your camera - and preferably a tripod - when you go out hunting the Northern Lights!

Finding the Northern Lights

Although the lights can be observed anywhere on Nordkyn, you will get the best experience outside the settlements where there is no light pollution.

The frequency of Aurora Borealis varies with solar activity, but you have a good chance of seeing them if you stay a few days in Nordkyn.

Getting good photographs of the lights is not difficult, but requires some planning and equipment for the best results. Consult this guide on Northern Lights photography for some useful information.