Experience the Northern Lights
are The Northern Light is also known as Aurora Borealis
The word “Nordrljos” (Northern Lights) was used for the first time in “Kongespeilet” (The King’s mirror) around the year, 1250. The author has heard about the Northern Lights from compatriots who went to Greenland. The Northern Lights must have been a beautiful traffic light for those who traveled across the sea. In Norse mythology, there is talk of the celestial bridge Bifrost, which forms a link between the earth and the world of gods, and between life and death. Such a performance may be inspired by the Northern Lights, and in folklore, the Northern Lights have always been associated with death. Through the Northern Lights, people thought they had contact with the dead. It may be a remnant of this belief, when we still can see children waving with white handkerchief to challenge the Northern Lights.
Aurora Borealis is another name often used about the Northern Lights. Aurora is the goddess of dawn, and boreal means north or from the north. We see Aurora dancing in the sky in the period from late August to early April.
The Northern Lights is around us all year, but from the beginning of April to the end of August there is so much daylight that it is difficult to see Aurora dancing.
Our partner, Adventure 4 Life, has regular departures on trips where you hopefully will experience the Northern Lights. Transport from and to the hotel is part of their total offer on the Northern Lights experiences.
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