What Makes Northern Lights Holidays So Popular?

Even taking the entire spectrum of tourism into consideration, it is relatively safe to say that Northern Lights holidays are among the most popular types of winter break, behind only skiing and snowboard holidays in terms of sales numbers. From a niche pastime only scientists or a minority of aficionados previously were able to engage in, this type of holiday has grown to become a globalised attraction, and is currently considered one of the best ways in which to spend a cold-weather break.

With dedicated operators now offering Northern Lights holidays available as package deals, with meals, accommodation, excursions, local knowledge and expertise included, it's now more appealing than ever to embark on a holiday to experience the incredible experience of viewing the world famous Aurora Borealis.

A Different Type Of Break

The first and perhaps most obvious factor of attraction when it comes to Northern Lights holidays is the fact that they can offer a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience quite different from the norm. Much like a safari or adventure holiday, these types of breaks allow those who partake in them to become involved in something vastly removed from the usual fly-and-flop beach break, mountain chalet holiday or lazy Caribbean cruise. They are a perfect fit for adventurous travellers looking for something unusual and unique, as well as for those who like to commune with nature. Lovers of colder weather, over the usual summer heat, are also sure to be drawn to this type of holiday.

Mystique

Northern Lights holidays also retain a certain amount of mystique (despite their growing popularity), derived from the ethereal and elusive nature of the Aurora Borealis itself. The opportunity to experience first hand the mysterious quality of nature's most spectacular light show can only add to the exotically appealing nature of an Arctic adventure.

Versatility

These types of specialised trips are also incredibly versatile, extending beyond simply chasing the aurora to include other experiences as well. If you travel with a dedicated and experienced operator, you will have the chance to take part in a host of activities (depending, of course, whether you choose to chase the lights in Iceland or Swedish Lapland) such as eco-tourism, dog-sledding, glacier hiking, enjoying geo-thermal pools, visiting traditional villages, staying in a genuine ice hotel, ice-fishing, horse riding , exploring the cities and the landscape and many other things facilitated by the Arctic climate.

Travelling to this stunning part of the world to view one of the most sought after and famous natural phenomenons definitely offers a memorable and well-rounded experience in either of the two most popular destinations.

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