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Northern lights in December

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Oct 22nd, 2016, 10:17 PM
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Northern lights in December

Hello , we are planning a trip to see northern lights in the last week of December . Since we would be in Norway , we can fly anywhere (whichever is the best option ) suggested .
Have kept 2 nights - 28th & 29th dec for this .
Please suggest incase aurora chase is a good idea during this time of the year ?
And which is the best place to try .

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Oct 23rd, 2016, 11:55 AM
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Tromso would be a good destination and you will find plenty of Northern Light tours (see http://www.visittromso.no/en ) . Unless you have good experience of winter driving I think it is easier to leave the driving to someone else (and a local will now the right spots to go to depending on the weather of the day).
Be aware though that 2 nights is a bit of a gamble. To see the NL you need to have solar activity, and a clear sky, both of which are not predictable. It is usually advised to stay at least 5 nights to increase your chances. Also sometimes you get only a faint activity, it is not every night that you have the beautiful shows with plenty of colors that you can see in the pictures. It doesn't mean you cannot see them in only 2 nights but don't set your expectations too high.
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Oct 27th, 2016, 05:30 AM
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Hi!

The last week has had massive Aurora shows.

Tromsø is the popular choice, and easy to get to.
In december you should consider going to Finnmark or the Lofoten Islands.
Here are some ideas: https://booknanook.com/Four-Northern...ces-in-Norway/

Be sure to go north, that is the best tip.
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