Aurora BorealisTour Type:
group or private
Season: October - FebruaryCities:
Duration: 5 daysGrade: ModerateConsider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate: from $987 USD per person
Amongst many wonders in nature, there is one which truly stands apart: Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights. The colors, the scale, the mightiness, severe yet fragile beauty of the North where it can only be observed - nothing compares to it on Earth. The Kola Peninsula is the best place in Russia that gives you high chances to watch the Northern Lights in action.
Walking, mountaineering and water tours (seasonal) at the same time, as well as great fishing (ice fishing in winter). In this weather –dependent region your plans may always be changed due to sudden snow storm or rain, and here, at the border of forest and tundra, near lakes, rivers and beautiful forest trails where is always a place for an activity.
Best season? There is none. It's about sun and solar activity and dark nights rather then climate or season. You may catch any throught the year following a few simple rules: avoid cities where night lights prevent from see the real Lights (though, it still possible to see Aurora in the cities!), stay for a few days to increase your chances (though, you might be lucky with a one night stay as well), stay awake through the night (though during winter months you may see Aurora Borealis during daytime). As you see, there are no rules to follow. We suggest, based on other activities availalbe in the area - seasonal issue - a few trips per year. In winter, you will see endless snow-white covered tundra and Aurora in the skies. Beatiful? Yes... But think of lakes and rivers free from ice and snow and mesmerizing Northern Lights reflecting in the waters during autumn or early spring...Who would claim what's better?
Lovosero is the top destination of Kola Peninsula for Aurora Borealis viewing, there are very high chances to observe it directly at the eco lodges of Lovozero national park. However we recommend to spend at least 3 nights here to maximize the chances of Aurora Borealis viewing, and due to remoteness of the location. Besides, Lozovero is famous for a very special tundra
NOTE: clear skies and solar activity are the critical conditions to watch Aurora Borealis, best timing is from 8:00 pm till 2:00 am.