Peak Time in Norway

Norway.  It’s one of those places I want to visit before I die.  No, the cold and the arctic chill aren’t exactly my cup of tea, but there’s a time to experience all that stuff, more specifically, the Northern Lights (also called the Aurora Borealis).  I love nature and all it has to offer.  It’s in a league of it’s own.

The aurora borealis seen above the village of Ersfjordbotn near Tromso in northern Norway (Photo: msnbc.com)

The smartest or most intelligent man or woman has yet to come up with the vast expanse of midnight sky, riddled with stars, the power of the crashing ocean waves, the stillness of freshly fallen snow, the ever-dependable change of seasons, the glory of the sun returning to its rest, or the magnificence of the northern lights.  We’re only able to copy these things in our own finite way, yet nature already possesses all of these wonderful things.

In Norway, the northern lights are typically visible from October to March, with the peak season being December to February.  Most auroras are a greenish color, but depending about the altitude, the atoms involved and the force of the particles entering the atmosphere, there are a variety of different colors it displays.

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.”  Psalm19:1

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2 thoughts on “Peak Time in Norway

  1. jamie says:

    i currently live in ireland…im 18 and ive been to the village of Ersfjordbotn 3 times and ive seen the northern lights there too. to put it simply as to how amazing it was, i am now planning to move there. a brilliant place to see the northern lights and the people are all friendly…i miss it so much

    • Wow, I cannot tell you how incredibly jealous I am! haha What an amazing experience it must have been! I have a friend whose sister lives in Norway, and she loves it over there, too. It’s definitely one of the places on my “bucket list” that I want to visit (and Ireland). 🙂

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