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Unveil the Magic of Northern Lights in Oslo

Northern Lights. Credit: Unsplash/Lightscape

A vacation to Oslo is a truly enriching experience. The city is blessed with stunning natural landscapes, including fjords, forests, and lakes. It is a delight to go sightseeing in the city. For those looking for a unique experience, you must add discovering the allure of the Northern lights to your bucket list. Here are some cool tips for you.

1. Plan to visit at the right time of the year

Try planning your vacation around November through February, which is a peak season for enjoying the Northern Lights. However, one can also plan to visit anytime between September and March to spot the magic of the dazzling displays. Remember to plan your visit during the winter months, when the nights are longer and darker, providing better conditions for observing the Aurora Borealis.

2. Head north

For guests who wish to see the Northern Lights, you might want to head further north from Oslo. You may wish to head to Tromsø, which is a popular destination for witnessing this natural phenomenon due to its location within the Arctic Circle. Plan your vacation to include a trip to a more northern part of the city for an optimal Northern Lights experience.

3. Book a guided tour

There are many guided tours to the Northern Lights, some offering dinner cruises and the opportunity to view the spectacle from the fjords. It will help to book a tour of your choice to enjoy the aurora viewing. 

4. Keep camera ready

Aurora photo opportunities cannot be missed out on. Keep your camera or smartphone ready for some stunning clicks. Having a steady camera is the key to ensuring some cool Insta-worthy shots. A tripod, remote trigger or cable release that doesn't take up much space in your luggage may also come in handy.

5. Dress for the weather

It is a good bet to check the forecast and pack warm clothes. Pack thermals, ski trousers, winter boots, woollen gloves, and so on. You may also choose to rent winter clothing or choose a tour operator that includes a thermal suit, gloves, and boots in the price of the tour, which depending on the temperature, will be easy to don over normal winter garb.

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