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Northern Lights – Aurora Borealis

In many ways, the dancing lights across the Arctic sky is the biggest tourist attraction in Northern Norway. People from all over the world dream of experiencing the Northern Lights.

In the winter season, you have a very high chance of seeing Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights, dancing above Polarcamp. Northern Norway is one of the best places in the world from which to see the Northern Lights, so set up your camping chair, wrap yourself in a blanket with a cup of hot cocoa, and get ready for a world class light show from the terrace of your cabin.

The Northern Lights are not just a heavenly light show, they are a scientific phenomenon. The Northern Lights are made up of electric particles from the sun, which hurtle towards Earth and collide with gases in our atmosphere. You can see this at night, in the Northern Lights Oval, which lies right above Northern Norway and Rødøy. The collision manifests itself as a spectacular blue-green light show, with elements of pink, red and orange.

Northern Lights chasing starts with a dark and cloudless winter night. By far the best time to see the Northern Lights is from September to March, between 21.00-02.00.

Here’s a tip

If you want a panoramic view of the skies over Rødøy, there is a viewpoint only 10 minutes from the campsite. Ask in Reception, and we’ll tell you how to get there.