Even though we now know what causes them, the lights still retain certain mysteries – such as why they are more active around the equinoxes, and exactly when a display will take place. However, we reckon that this unpredictability makes seeing them all the more wonderful, and even those privileged enough to have seen them dozens of times never fail to be awe-struck by this unique light show, shifting in form and colour each night they appear.
The Fire Fox. The Temperamental Lady. The Aurora Borealis. The Dawn Goddess...No matter how they are known around the world, these illustrious illuminations have fascinated, inspired and terrified since the beginning of time.
Regardless of how well documented and studied the lights are, there are few experiences on the planet which are more moving and humbling than watching these dazzling colours dart across the sky, reflected across the snow and ice on an endless Arctic night. Our Northern Lights travel guide will show you how.