Last updated 23 December 2020
Where to glimpse those northern lights
Nature provides many special moments and it is up to each and every intrepid traveler to determine where their next magical experience will be.
When my friend Robin, who was living in Breda, the Netherlands felt like releasing her ‘travel bug within’ she told me the Arctic Circle was her destination of choice.
She was keen to try and view the northern lights.
Sharing her journey on Facebook, including the obstacles she met on the way, provides an interesting insight into yet another destination/experience on my bucket list.
Any traveler who may not have the opportunity (yet) to see this phenomenon in ‘reality’ – take a look at Robin’s images. A chance encounter etched forever in her mind and heart.
In the next day or so, I will make a decision to stay in Sweden for an extra few days, to take a train to the Arctic Circle and back. The best place to see the Northern Lights is Abisko but there is no place to stay there.
Later that day:
Reindeer sleigh ride in search of lights an option. Saturday night train back to Stockholm. Some people have gone five times to the Arctic Circle without seeing the lights. Here’s to taking chances and living in the moment.
Very lucky to score a lift to Abisko with famous photographer Peter Rosen. And I get to join him on his aurora photo expedition tonight. Conditions are clear. At worst he promises me a sky full of stars.
Last FB Post:
“I did it! I saw the northern lights in all their whorly, green glory and captured it on an SLR. Oh, what a night.”
Thank you, Robin. Not only for your adventurous spirit but for living in the moment.
The northern lights have moved up a few spaces on my ever-expanding travel bucket list!