What are the Northern Lights?
The Northern Lights has been recounted in Nordic myths and legends for centuries. But more scientifically today, we know that it is caused by solar storms that blast charged particles at incredible speed towards Earth. When these strike the Earth's magnetic field, some shoot through, and result in what we behold, here in the Northern Hemisphere, as the Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights.
The Northern Lights attracts people to Norway from all corners of the globe
When the ballet of colour patterns in green, purple, blue and red finally shows up in the sky, both local residents and tourists from all over the world turn up in droves. All with the same aim of experiencing this unforgettable magic in the sky.
There’s a good reason many people choose Norway as their destination for experiencing the Aurora Borealis. In fact, Northern Norway is said to be the best destination for ‘aurora chasers’. The Northern Lights are visible along the coast of Northern Norway from the Lofoten Islands up towards Nordkapp. Here, they are part of everyday life for the local population, and there are good chances of catching the lights while visiting.