There have been quite some sightings since our Northern Lights tour started
on September 15 (Please go here for pictures of previous years
). These beautiful lights can be seen best when there are few or no clouds and the activity is increasing every year since the solar activity will reach the top of its eleven year cycle in 2012.
The particles causing the Northern Lights come from the sun, and the lights typically form at a height of 100 km as a result of charged particles (electrons and protons) accelerating in the Earth's magnetic field and colliding with air molecules. Our tour runs only in the wintertime since it is not dark enough during the summer months to see any Northern lights at all.