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If You Want to See the Northern Lights…

Christian Papadellis
by Christian Papadellis

November 10, 2021

3 minute read

So… we’ve all heard of the Northern Lights. But what, exactly, are they? Well, according to a study published in the academic journal, Nature Communications, the dancing Northern Lights are in fact the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun’s atmosphere. Also, the variations in color are due to the type of gas particles that are colliding. Wow.

 

Well, if you’re interested in scratching this beloved collision of gaseous particles from the Earth and Sun off your bucket list, it’s just a matter of figuring out which incredible destination will be the setting for this experience: Iceland, Finland or Alaska?

 

Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights

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In the great “land of fire and ice,” chase the Northern Lights across the ethereal wonderland that is Iceland. During the daytime, enjoy excursions like traveling the “Golden Circle,” exploring Thingvellir National Park, and seeing the magnificent and explosive Geysir. You’ll also get to walk along the black sand of a volcanic beach! At night however, as you drift along on an evening starlit cruise, and search the skies for the ever-elusive aurora borealis. View tour.

 

The Northern Lights of Finland

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In the famous “Daughter of the Baltic,” you’ll get to learn all about traditional Finnish culture as you tour Helsinki with a local expert guide. From the comfort of your glass igloo and cozy log cabin, experience the rugged wilderness of Lapland in the daylight and gaze up at the stars looking for the Northern Lights at nightfall. On top of all that, mush your own dog sled and go on a reindeer safari. Say “hi” to Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, and the gang for me! View tour.

 

Alaska’s Northern Lights

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Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage and wonderfully beautiful landscape of Alaska, America’s Last Frontier. On this tour, journey to the past at Musk Ox Farm and the Antique Auto Museum before peeking up at the skies in search of the Northern Lights. Also, while in Finland, get up close and personal with reindeers and sled dogs, Alaska will have you meeting not only with sled dogs, but some adorable otters and cattle as well.  So, if you want to see the Northern Lights and meet some new four-legged friends while you’re at it, this is the perfect tour for you! View tour.

 

So, what are you waiting for? Come join us in seeing one of the most mysterious and awe-inspiring natural wonders of the world.

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