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Why the Northern Lights Should Be On Everyone’s Bucket List

Why the Northern Lights Should Be On Everyone’s Bucket List

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Dazzling, magical, and beautiful. See the northern lights for a memory that will stay with you for the rest of your lifetime. There are few better places to experience this wondrous sight than Norway, just one of the many destinations in Northern Europe served by Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

At Accent on Travel, we curate once-in-a-lifetime voyages to Northern Europe and Norway in partnership with Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Take a journey to see one of the natural wonders of our planet with one of the most luxurious cruise operators in the world, providing comfort and elegance throughout your sailing. All-inclusive experiences mean that you don’t have to worry about a single thing as you seek out the northern lights in the night sky, and our team of expert travel advisors can take care of all the arrangements.


What are the northern lights?

A majestic and natural phenomenon, the northern lights – sometimes referred to as aurora borealis – are the result of charged solar winds interacting with the magnetic field of our planet. This combination produces a shimmering and cascading light display that can be witnessed in the darkened skies above as the particles are drawn toward each of the Earth’s poles at increasing speeds.

The northern lights can be seen across many of Northern Europe’s favorite destinations, including Norway, Finland, and Sweden.


Why are the northern lights in Norway so popular?

As you sail through Northern Europe aboard the immaculate and comfortable ships of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, your chances of spotting the northern lights increase the further north you go. This is because there is more solar activity the closer you get to the poles.

For this reason, catching sight of the beautiful, dancing lights is a phenomenon closely associated with Norway. With fjords and coastal towns that stretch up to Honningsvåg, the country’s northernmost city which sits within the Arctic Circle, Norway has so much to offer. 

Relax aboard the comfort of your chosen ship and discover the aurora borealis as part of a luxury sailing adventure that includes iconic fjordlands, waterfalls, and breathtaking glaciers.


When is the best time of year to see the northern lights?

Visibility of the northern lights can last between August and April depending on the location, but for the best time of year, November through to February offer the darker and longer nights. Gaze up at the night sky between 9pm and 2am for the best chance of experiencing the incredible sights overhead that will leave you in awe.

With multiple destinations in Norway offering the chance to witness this phenomenal night-sky light show, by timing your journey through Northern Europe you can create a magical memory.


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Immerse yourself in the natural wonder of the northern lights in Northern Scandinavia aboard a 7-30 night Northern Europe cruise with Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Experience the beauty of the panoramic landscapes and the culture of the welcoming cities, with numerous port choices and customizable itineraries. At Accent on Travel, we design each aspect of your entire voyage in line with your dream vacation, from spacious suites and attentive service to cover all your needs. Call our expert advisors today at 888-806-2337 and reserve your place to see the northern lights on a luxury cruise.

Wake up somewhere wonderful in Norway today with Accent on Travel, in partnership with Regent Seven Seas Cruises.




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