The sky can change colours! Hard to believe, well then head to one of nature’s magic show, Aurora Borealis also known as Northern Lights. How does it occur? It’s simple actually, when solar particles enter the Earth’s atmosphere and on impact emit burning gases that produce different coloured lights (oxygen produces green and yellow; nitrogen blue). The months of February and March are the best time to witness this beautiful wizardry . However, the only problem is that you will have to brave the harsh snow. But then again, no pain no gain.
Take a look at some of the best places to spot the Aurora Borealis At the Saariselkä in Finland, you can gaze from the comfort of your own glass igloo, and stay in a traditional log cabin complete with sauna and open fire.
In Lapland, Sweden’s Abisko National Park, a village called Jukkasjärvi and the Torne Valley Porjus and Laponia can make for best viewing.
The cloudless sky in Reykjavik in Iceland can promise a display .
The Aurora Oval covers majority of the country, including the states of Yukon, Northern Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and British Columbia in Canada. With the right conditions, you’re highly likely to see the lights here, and you can fill the rest of your holiday with skiing and other snowy activities.