Shimmery and magical. The dance of the Northern Lights are a spectacular sight that we frequently enjoy in Swedish Lapland. Viewing the Aurora Borealis is both a jaw-dropping and mystical experience. But what time of year is the best time to see them?
Seen in a ring around the magnetic poles, the Northern Lights are created by electrically charged particles from the sun colliding with gaseous particles in the earth’s atmosphere. The result is a spectacular show of colors from neon green to a fuchsia-purple. Sometimes the Northern Lights looks like a puffy, geometric beam of neon green, while other times, the Aurora Borealis covers most of the sky in an intricate design, with multiple colors bursting out in slow motioned sparkles.