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Northern Lights in February

Plan your trip to see the Northern Lights in February

Ready to tick the northern lights off your bucket list? We’ve got you covered! Read on for top tips for your February aurora borealis trip, including the best countries to visit, tour recommendations, and more.

Best Northern Lights tours in February 2021

Tour of the Year

Each year, TourRadar awards the tours that receive the best reviews, and in 2019, this trip took the top spot in the Northern Lights category: 5 Day - Snaefellsnes, South Coast and Northern Lights operated by Arctic Adventures.
  
Tour highlights:
 
  • Soak in thermal hot springs
  • Hike one of the largest glaciers in Europe
  • Capture the incredible northern lights on camera
  • Experience an ice caving tour

Included: Accommodation with private bathroom, English-speaking tour guide, breakfast, transportation, ice caving tour
  
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Best places to go

Frequently asked questions

  • Can you see the northern lights in February?

    Yes, since February brings shorter days and darker nights, this is one of the best times to spot the northern lights. However, it’s possible to witness the aurora borealis anytime between September and April. View northern lights tours in September, October, November, DecemberJanuary, February, March, and April.
  • Where can you see the northern lights in February?

    You can see the aurora borealis in February in northerly destinations located close to the Arctic Circle, such as Scandinavia, Alaska, and Northern Canada.
  • What do I need to pack for my northern lights trip?

    Since you’re likely to encounter frigid temperatures on your northern lights trip, warm layers are essential! Be sure to pack the following items: wool clothing, insulated gloves, a hat and balaclava, waterproof boots, moisture wicking-base layers, and an insulated winter jacket.
  • How can I increase my chances of spotting the aurora borealis?

    Keep an eye on the weather forecast (clear, dark skies are a must) and download an app like Aurora Forecast, which tracks factors such as wind speed and solar rays to predict the probability of spotting this elusive phenomenon.

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