Which Countries Can You See the Northern Lights

In Which Countries Can You See the Northern Lights?

In which countries can you see the northern lights? The northern lights can be seen from many countries in the northern hemisphere, some with more success than others. Depending on weather, darkness, cloud cover, and solar wind activity (among other natural factors) the northern lights can be seen in some surprising places. The Auroral Oval Perhaps the most interesting factor …

Alaskan Ecotour

Escape the Dog Days: NorthJersey.com Feature

Escape the Heat on an Alaskan Ecotour Many folks live a sunbird lifestyle, migrating south to avoid a cold, harsh winter up north. However,  people living in hot climates want to escape the the heat of summer and early fall. As NorthJersey.com writer Jill Schensul puts it, “Thinking, imagining, is one thing. Better yet, finding someplace cool to vacation — …

Where is the best place to see the aurora borealis?

10 Best Places to See the Aurora Borealis

Where is the Best Place to See the Northern Lights? In a nutshell, there are many locations in the northern hemisphere to see the aurora borealis. However, as you travel closer to the magnetic north pole, the more likely it is that the lights will be visible. Beyond forecasting, local weather considerations still apply, since clouds, time of year and …

Best Time to See the Northern Lights

When to See the Aurora Borealis

Best Time to See the Northern Lights Like all natural wonders, the Aurora Borealis is hard to predict, but unsurpassed in beauty. In Alaska, the pristine wilderness is a perfect backdrop for this celestial display. Though the aurora technically occurs year round, it isn’t always visible to the human eye. However, there are some factors that help guide visitors to …

Northern Lights Adventure

Gondwana Press: Take Mom to Alaska!

Take Mom on Gondwana’s Northern Lights Adventure Gift giving can be a trying time for those trying to find a gift for the woman who has everything. Rather than giving mom the generic perfume or meal at a restaurant, travel with mom and give her the gift of adventure and help cross the aurora borealis off of her bucket list! …

Northern Lights in Fairbanks

Can I See the Northern Lights in their Dimming Phase?

The Solar Cycle Research on the Northern Lights is still very much in it’s early stages. Particularly in terms of our ability to predict and forecast aurora activity, there are a number of questions that science doesn’t have the answer to. While theories and ideas come and go, our present understanding of Northern Lights activity is that their intensity and …

A band of Northern Lights Activity

What causes the Northern Lights?

The aurora borealis, the well-known but fickle lights in the sky, have long been a mystery to me. Even after seeing them in the flesh and doing some research, I still only grasped the most basic principles on what causes the lights. I’m happy to say that after extended reading, I, like anyone that isn’t a chemistry or physics major, …

Keep Alaska Weird

Keep Alaska Weird Portland, OR and Austin, TX both make a dubious claim in their unofficial motto: “Keep Portland weird” and “Keep Austin weird”. It is a nearly incontestable fact that both of these cities are home to an above-average number of jugglers, stilt-walkers, artists, groovers, shakers, weirdos, and generally left-of-centered folks. In my time spent in Alaska over the …

Alaska Packing List

Best Northern Lights Viewing Spots

Viewing the Northern Lights The northern lights, fickle inhabitants of the night sky are the subjects of many quests, vacations and travels. Though they have been visible as far south as Knoxville, TN, (a highly unusual conquest for them) their natural habit is much farther north. Where the air is northern, clear, and cold you are most likely to find …

Top Three Tasty Treats from Alaska

Food, Glorious Food When one thinks of the Golden Heart City of Fairbanks, or any remote town of Alaska, culinary delights are probably not among the first images that come to mind. Yet Fairbanks is indeed home to a surprising array of flavors. Looking back at our travels in Alaska, we’d like to take a moment to honor the excellent …