Northern Lights over Vesteralen |  | Northern Lights Holidays


It’s a little known but irrefutable fact that smokers have a 100% better chance of seeing the Northern Lights than non smokers [Northern Lights aficionado and Goddess of Nepal Joanna Lumley is a twenty a day girl]. So one way of improving your chances of seeing them is to pick up some duty free before you get to within the ‘aurora arc’ and starting puffing away self consciously the moment you arrive. It all being about being outside; Marlborough is the obvious brand choice (geddit?). One or two other things like solar activity; moon phase; cloud cover; urban light pollution and proximity to the magnetic pole in an algorithmic like combination also determine what you see and when.

If you have Alan Turing like capabilities you can work out the best time to go; stay somewhere for 3 weeks minimum whilst staring all the while up at the sky from around six in the evening until two in the morning and wait.[Have a read of our post on Kristian Birkeland]. Alternatively you can talk to us about what kind of holiday you’ll enjoy: urban city break; remote wilderness get away; hardcore adventure trip; soft core safaris by snowmobile, husky or reindeer and what country you’d like to see and leave your chances of seeing the aurora to the Gods.

Just give us a call and we’ll tell you all about the best places to have the most fun in and those which give you the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights [whether you're a smoker or not]. This Winter we can whisk you direct to Finnish Lapland for the first time; take you into Iceland’s Porsmork valley as far from urban lighting as man can get; introduce you to Husky Musher Tinja Myllykangas the ‘dog whisperer’ or Nils Torbjorn Nutti, a Sami reindeer herder. Wherever you choose to go or whomever you choose to meet we guarantee you a brilliant time.

Velkommen, velkomio, tervetula: welcome to ScanAdventures. With a 25 year pedigree in designing holidays and Travel Designers who are all Scandinavian by birth, we modestly lay claim to an Experience second to none. It’s that that lies behind each and every one of the holidays featured here and turns them into something of an adventure. And if you can’t see something to fit your personal purse & passions, who better than a native to design you a bespoke holiday arrangement, whether under the Northern Lights or the Midnight Sun. In Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Sweden, Finland or Lapland their individual and our collective experience will make sure your holiday is something of an adventure. Enjoy.