Northern Lights, Norway Witness the extraordinary phenomena of the ‘Northern Lights’ in Tromso, Norway’s ‘Paris of the North’. By night, enjoy the effervescent atmosphere of the world’s most northerly university town and sample fresh fish dishes in myriad local restaurants. By day, enjoy a thrilling husky safari, go ice kicksledding or take a polar walk. ‘The Northern Lights’ or ‘Aurora Borealis’, to give them their proper name, are a natural phenomenon, totally unpredictable but a magnificent spectacle when atmospheric conditions are just right.turkeyarena.com The Norwegian scientist, Kristian Birkeland, first gave the world an explanation for the Aurora by observing how electron rays from the sun collided with the earth’s magnetic field, followed it down to the magnetic poles and created an explosion of light. Visible from October to April, Tromso is one of the world’s best spots from which to see the lights as well as being a city, (first christened ‘The Paris of the North’ by visitors in the 19th century), in which to enjoy yourself. We cannot guarantee you will see the Northern Lights (no-one can) but we can promise you a brilliant holiday, with the best chance possible - and numerous excursion options to make your trip one to remember.