The Northern Lights

Anyone who has seen the northern lights will confirm that it is an amazing and magical moment in time. The aurora borealis as they are also known are at their most frequent in late fall/autumn, winter and early spring.

Northern Lights In Norway

Between the fall/autumn equinox and spring equinox (21 September - 21 March), it is dark between 6 pm and 1 am. This is the time when you will have the best opportunity of seeing the lights.

Having said that the weather conditions are equally important, and September, October and November are likely to be wet and snowless in the north of the country.

From December onwards there is generally an abundance of snow. During December and January, you can experience the polar nights with atmospheric evenings and very short days.

During the months of February and March the days are longer and you get to see more of the snowclad landscapes during daytime, whilst the evenings still provide you with the greatest opportunities to see the lights.

However with nature there can be no guarantees. If you are fortunate you will be treated to an amazing light show that sometimes is repeated many times during the course of an evening.

In other cases, the snow falls densely, or the lights simply decide to take a day off. Not surprisingly if you stay for a longer period of time the more likely you are to catch a sight of this amazing spectacle.

Aurora Tours In Canada

Alta-Can Aurora Tours conducts its signature Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) tours during the Fall, Winter and Spring months

Solar Flares

During major solar flares, enormous quantities of particles are thrown outwards by the Sun, and it is the interaction of these charged particles with Earth's magnetic field. that result in these aurora borealis displays.

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