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Rights it’s my partners 30th in a few weeks and she’s always wanted to see the Northern Lights. 

Move heard October is a good time of year so would book for Oct 2019 I think. 

 

Any recommendations of where to book? 

 

We prefer to have an apartment rather than hotel room, plus I’ve been told it’s stupidly expensive so it’s much better and you’ll need the odd day to make food at home if you don’t want to go bankrupt lol. 

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Download aurora watch uk

Should tell you where is good

Screenshot_20190131_185323_com.ionicframework.aurorawatchuk275889.jpgone on my bucket list is to watch it as well. Saw a faint aurora years ago thanks to this app,  but wasnt anything like you see on the telly 

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Norway I have heard is crazily expensive. We did Iceland which was painfully pricey but cheaper than Norway (spring, not northern lights time).

Apparently uk flagged cruises can work out cheapest, I could be tempted to try the faroes or shetlands in years to come  

 

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I've seen the Aurora in Fife a few years back whilst up there Goose shooting! Now there's an idea for you?........Two birds with one stone? Lol! 😎

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I am sure there is someone on here that has a place to rent out Scottish island somewhere where you can see it. Might get some shooting in even with your partner 🙂 

 

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Saw them in Iceland a few months ago..... well worth a short visit.  Be prepared for a few late nights, and a bit of driving around for clear skies though.

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51 minutes ago, oowee said:

Iceland? 

Yes I believe that’s where she would like to go after speaking to her friend on the sly 👍🏻👍🏻

32 minutes ago, panoma1 said:

I've seen the Aurora in Fife a few years back whilst up there Goose shooting! Now there's an idea for you?........Two birds with one stone? Lol! 😎

She’s already told me we’re not going to Scotland together cos I’d bloody shoot something 😂

25 minutes ago, oowee said:

I am sure there is someone on here that has a place to rent out Scottish island somewhere where you can see it. Might get some shooting in even with your partner 🙂 

 

She’d more likely shoot me 😂

26 minutes ago, oowee said:

I am sure there is someone on here that has a place to rent out Scottish island somewhere where you can see it. Might get some shooting in even with your partner 🙂 

 

Where did you stay mate? Any tips? 

Howd you find it? 

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You learn something new every day  !......................So the ' Northern Lights '  have moved from Blackpool then   ?     🤔

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If you download the 'Aurora Pro' App, you can see the best places and strength predictions.

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Seen them a few times up here driving in the small hours, the first time I stopped the car & got out mesmerised, some light show.

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We had a week in Iceland at the end of October last year .. the lights never showed up ... but it's an awesome place to go and would recommend it with or without the lights!!

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I saw them in Aberdeen when I was a student. Balmedie beach before the Donald got there. Hurtigruten did have an offer which stated if you went on one of there specialist Northern Lights trips and didn't see them you got another trip. Whether this still stands I don't know. I think on the cruised you get your board and lodging but the booze price will make you wince. Take your duty free allowance.

David.

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3 hours ago, Smokersmith said:

We had a week in Iceland at the end of October last year .. the lights never showed up ... but it's an awesome place to go and would recommend it with or without the lights!!

I know a couple of people who went to Iceland primarily to see the lights and totally missed out.  nothing is guaranteed but I echo your comments that Iceland is awesome place to visit 

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I would love to do Iceland but when my wife only gets a limited amount of holiday she wants some warmth. Some years ago I sold a boat to a chap from the country and he has often invited me to stay with his family which I think would be a great way to see the country. 

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9 hours ago, Smokersmith said:

We had a week in Iceland at the end of October last year .. the lights never showed up ... but it's an awesome place to go and would recommend it with or without the lights!!

Same as! Despite been out two nights until after 2am they where not visible to the naked eye. They did show up on the camera when we got the settings sorted, but what was the point in that? Maybe,maybe was a word that kept getting trotted out.

Cool place and one that I always had an interest in visiting from a young age. Although now I think it is fast becoming a "Hipster hotspot". I managed to "tickle a trout"  from a cold stream by laying on my stomach on decking near a waterfall, much to the delight of another few tourists. (I tickled a trout in Iceland) is a line not many will use lol.

Ref-The Northern lights,they were visible here in NW Ireland last night from a few different locations in the County as Ive seen quite a few photos from Aurora hunters posted today.

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I ddnt see see it last night, [my house has a large hill to the north and the west] but this amazing photo was taken in the bays of Harris a few miles to the east on thurs night.  there are others on the isle of Harris FB page.. Ive never seen it a spectacularly as this,  usually much smaller but still amazing

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