No better place to view the Northern Lights

If you don’t believe in magic, a trip above the Arctic Circle will certainly blow your mind. Lights dancing across the skies is something to draw the awe out of anyone. God’s creation is at its best when seen with the Northern Lights, and Scandinavia is certainly one of the best places to appreciate it.

Aurora Borealis

Lapland Aurora Program

I’ve been to Sweden, Finland and Norway only once; but, I was totally smitten with this part of the world. Arriving right after the Summer solstice, the light barely faded even at 2 a.m. Not the best time to witness the Aurora Borealis. But, I’m thinking of going back, and there’s a tour package that sounds amazing.

Northern Lights

Off the Map Travel has come up with the most ingenious idea to enjoy the Northern Light experience. Starting this December, what if you could sleep out in the middle of a remote wilderness; far from any annoying lights, cars or other distractions? That would certainly assure you of the best chance for maximum enjoyment of the light show, but; wouldn’t you freeze sleeping out on a windswept plain?

The Aurora Bubble Sled

Days are getting shorter in December, and barring snow storms, the darker skies are perfect for the Aurora’s light dance. Those who stay warm, can stay out the longest, and have infinitely better chances of seeing the best light shows.

Aurora Bubble Sled

Aurora Bubble Sled | Photo by Kilpissafarit

Picture a mini camper (caravan), equipped with a fully-transparent ceiling — perfect to observe the Northern Lights. You might decide to stay up all night long.

The interior of the Aurora Bubble Sled is fitted with reindeer skins, bean bags and a sleeping kit. A thermostatically-controlled heating system will keep you in perfect comfort as you just relax and soak up the scenery.

The sled is towed out away from civilization in Kilpisjärvi, Finland by a snowmobile; ensuring that your “home” for the evening is perfectly isolated.

Don’t forget to take your camera, and be sure to send me some pics if you get there before I do.

For more information about Off the Map Travel or Northern Lights vacations, visit, , call +44 (0) 800 566 8901 or email

Originally published at Doug Bardwell.

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