Discover what causes the Northern Lights with Hurtigruten
Of all the natural phenomena to take place across the world, the Aurora Borealis is perhaps the most famous and beautiful
United Kingdom (PRUnderground) January 9th, 2013
Of all the natural phenomena to take place across the world, the Aurora Borealis is perhaps the most famous and beautiful. Caused by the collision of energetic particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere, it creates a series of vivid colours which illuminate the night sky. Only visible in the high reaches of the northern hemisphere, it is incredibly difficult to spot without the right information. If you are keen to use an expert to discover this incredible light display, that expert has to be Hurtigruten.
With over 120 years experience in coastal cruises, they are expert navigators in the region and know exactly where to head in order to witness the most captivating lightshow on earth. They even have an expert cruise just to see Northern Lights, in the form of the Astronomy Voyage.
Onboard this special 12 day voyage is lecturer Ian Ridpath, a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, previous employee of the University of London Observatory and editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy and Norton’s Star Atlas. On this once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience, you can discover what causes the Northern Lights as well as learning about the beautiful gathering of stars that is our galaxy.
If you want to know more about this fantastic cruise, be sure to head to their website today.
About Visit Northern Lights
Visit Northern Lights offer up top rate Northern Lights cruises through Hurtigruten. Explore Norway and experience this stunning natural phenomenon first hand.