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  Aurora Borealis : The Nordic Lights
by globetrott

Travelling to Norway in order to watch the Nordic Lights is a great idea, especially in wintertime. The Nordic Lights are also called Aurora Borealis and it is a very special natural phenomenon that you can watch mainly in wintertime and you need to have a perfect combination of various situations all at the same time:

1) the sky has to be without clouds
2) the sky needs to be dark, so you are able to see the reflections
3) you need certain activities of the sun, that are sometimes stronger and sometimes weaker
The way that I understood this is that these activities of the sun will happen all year long, but in summertime you cannot see them because of the bright sky.

Hurtigruten has several theme-cruises especially for
watching the Nordic Lights / Aurora Borealis
The best time for watching the Northern Lights are :
October + February & March
the best frequency is between 6 pm and 1 am.
avoid the times of the Fullmoon, it will not be dark enough then !

Directions: On this link below you will see at what time you might see the Northern Lights best.
Website: http://www.visitnorway.com/en/Articles/Theme/What-to-do/Attractions/Nature/Let-there-be-northern-lights/

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  • Written Sep 14, 2011
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