Information about Northern Lights

Northern Lights In Greenland

Northern lights experience is on everyone's bucket list, and in order to make it happen, you may choose the right destination, the right season and get plenty of information so you can enjoy one of the Arctics most incredible spectacles: the northern lights!

 If you choose to come wether at the beginning of autumn or during the wintertime, we will be pleased to help you with reaching this arctic dream. The lights will always be glowing in different shapes, colors, and length, so you will never see the same aurora each night. If you are lucky enough, you will also enjoy clear, starry skies, and shooting stars!

"The first time I saw the northern lights in Greenland, I got the feeling that mother nature was signing her best autograph on the sky" - Gabriela Zendejas from Mexico  

"Aurora borealis" etymologically refers from Latin "Aurora", the roman goddess of the dawn, and "borealis", which means northern. Hence the Aurora boreal turns into the lights of the northern hemisphere, better known as Northern lights. 

The northern lights cover the arctic skies as soon as it starts to get dark when the midnight sun season comes to an end and the winter brings more magic to the longest nights of the year. That means we are luckily enjoying this phenomenon since mid-September until the very end of March. The northern lights are dependent on the solar activity reflecting on to the earth, therefore the lights can be observed on Earth 24 to 48 hours later. Greenland is a place where you can experience both the midnight sun and the polar nights, and since the population density is quite low, you do not need to get far from town, when avoiding light pollution during your aurora borealis chase. There is no other place as authentic as Greenland if you are curious about the Inuit culture, glaciers, arctic wildlife and, pristine polar regions.

Services near Northern Lights

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Attractions nearby Northern Lights

Ice Sheet

The Greenlandic ice sheet is the second largest ice sheet in the world. It’s 1.730.000km², and the thickness is usually over 2km, and over ...

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Eqi Glacier

Eqi - The Calving Glacier - Located 80 kilometers north of Ilulissat in the Disko Bay within reach for day tours / trips, and available for accom...

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Glacier Lodge Eqi

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Uummannaq

Experience  the charismatic townsfolk of Uummanaq, explore the wild, wonderful and vast surroundings and get an insight to the daily lives of the...

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Oqaatsut

Oqaatsut (which means "cormorants" in Greenlandic) is a small settlement situated about 23km north of Ilulissat on the shores of Disko Bay.&...

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Ilulissat Icefjord

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Ilulissat

Get lost in the sound of soaring icebergs retracting, explore untouched arctic tundra and experience an extraordinary gastronomic get-away. Ilulissat ...

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Ilimanaq

Ilimanaq is a tiny settlement just 15 km south of Ilulissat. During the summer there are several departures from Ilulissat to Ilimanaq, at a near dail...

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Zion's Church

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Disko Bay

The Disko Bay is named after the Disko island in the middle of the bay. There are 2 villages on the Island, Qeqertarsuaq and the settlement of Kangerl...

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Aasiaat

Experience the land famous for it seas, as arctic sea creatures, play hide and seek between the waves and icebergs. Aasiaat known for its waters, marv...

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Russell Glacier

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Point 660

Point 660 is a place recently uncovered by ice with a scenic view of the Icecap slowly descending into the ice-free tundra, located some 40 kilom...

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Kangerlussuaq

Greenlands main entrance from the world. A unique place with easy access to plenty of adventures. Experience the amazing Greenlandic Ic...

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Arctic Circle Trail

The well-known Arctic Circle Trail is a 160 km long trail that stretches between Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut. It is a perfect hike to escape everyday&n...

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Knud Rasmussen Glacier

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Sermilik Fjord

Sermilik Fjord is a big fjord west of the city Tasiilaq in East Greenland. The name Sermelik means 'place with glaciers' in Greenlandic. The f...

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Ammassalik Island

Ammassalik Island in East Greenland Ammassalik Island is an island in the South East Greenland, with an area of 772 km2 / 298 square miles. Tasiilaq...

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Tasiilaq

A beautiful scenic landscape resembling a painting with very sharp colors creating a beautiful background, regardless of the weather conditions. With ...

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Flower Valley

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