Collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth’s heavens with charged particles released from the sun’s atmosphere! This is the Northern Lights and should be on every Travel Wish List.
Aurora Borealis commonly known as the Northern Lights is anything but common. If you are fortunate enough to bear witness to the elusive and whimsical ‘Lady’ Aurora dance across the cold, cloudless sky, then you will know that you are one of the chosen.
A celestial disco of mesmerising green and yellow lights shimmy across the sky, oftentimes fleeting and sometimes enduring.
A phenomenal spiritual awakening awaits you under the clear winter skies. This unforgettable travel experience will humble you with its ethereal majesty.
It is not just the lights that will enrapture you -
Enjoy sparkling white landscapes, fairy tale ice hotels and adrenalin fuelled husky-sled rides.
Explore geysers, volcanic landscapes and waterfalls from your snowmobile or super-jeep. Sit back in a hot tub with a Brennevin schnapps.
Tuck into a hearty meal of king crab while listening for the ‘Aurora Alarm’ that will alert you when the ‘Lady’ has appeared in the sky. Drop everything, grab your jacket and dash outside. She often only lingers for a few moments.
High-tech meets frontier-lifestyle at a choice of zones where you can catch the Light Spectacular:
Alaska in the Yukon Territory and the vast wilderness of Denali
Remote Norwegian Sea Islands of Denmark
Canada’s Tundra back-country. Calgary, Ontario and Manitoba
The final frontier of Greenland. Kulusuk and Ammassalik.
The ‘Aurora Alarm’ in Finland. Lusto, Nellim, Utsjoki and Kakslauttanen.
The wide-open plains of the Pingvellir National Park (UNESCO Heritage Site) in Iceland.
Norway’s fjord-lined coast aboard a Hurtigruten ship.
The unique micro-climate of Swedish Lapland.
Siberian winter in the Kola Peninsula of Russia.
On a clear night with a choice of Aberdeen, Isle of Skye and the Northern Highlands of Scotland.
In Roman mythology Aurora was the goddess of dawn and the best time to view her display is at the darkest time just before the sun rises in the winter months. Thermal garments and copious amounts of hot chocolate are mandatory.
The Menominee Indians believed that the lights indicated the location of manabai’wok (giants) who were the spirits of great hunters and fisherman.
“The Only thing more exciting than experiencing the aurora borealis is to experience it with friends, whooping and hollering.” Young Kim, “How to Chase the Lights.”
Myths, mysticism, unparalleled experiences and adventure is what makes the Northern Lights a de rigueur on your Travel Wish List.
If it is the extraordinary that you seek, then a trip to see the Northern Lights will be the push that you need to put together a bucket list of inspirational destinations.
twisht showcases a phantasmagorical collection of unique lifestyles and travel experience expeditions to satisfy your global wanderlust, and it is the very Northern Lights
that became the inspiration behind the brand.
Dreaming can indeed become a reality!
“Wanderlust – An irresistible desire to travel to understand one’s very existence.”
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