NEW Northern Lights tour launched
The Northern Lights occur when highly charged electrons from solar winds interact with the earth's atmosphere as they are attracted towards the magnetic poles. Solar winds result from sunspot activity, and the more sunspots, the more aurora activity. The solar cycle peaks every 11 years or so, and the experts predict 2013 to be THE peak year. In average years the northern auroral zone roughly corresponds with the Arctic Circle. When there are a lot of sunspots, though, the lights stretch farther south. To take full advantage, our new February 2013 holiday features Hurtigruten's round trip voyage from Bergen, through the Arctic Circle, around the North Cape to the Russian border and back again.
Our 2013 tour dates are Tuesday 5th to Saturday 16th February.
For full details see our Northern Lights information.