While nothing is as exciting as an evening of chasing the northern lights in person, we believe that we may have found the next best thing – watching the lights in virtual reality!
The journey itself had included a little extra excitement as we’d found one area that of trail where deep snow had blown across the track, resulting in the guides and the guests having to dismount the sled briefly and walk a few meters along the trail, allowing the snowmobile to get through the snow while pulling less weight.
You may be wondering why one of the worlds most respected astrophysisists would come to Abisko? The answer is simple.
Polar stratospheric clouds, which are also referred to as PSCs, nacreous clouds or mother of pearl clouds are a rare phenomenon, but they do occur with relative consistency a few times per year high in the stratosphere above the Arctic Circle.
It’s now mid-winter in Abisko and in a few weeks we’ll get to the “shortest day”. In reality, it’s already been a few weeks since the sun rose over the mountains, but for a short time each day.
Whilst we are waiting to photograph the aurora at one our beautiful locations in Abisko National Park our guides often find themselves answering the two questions below more often than others
I’m going to be honest with you, even I get cold from time to time. It is part of the process of watching the aurora here in Abisko (and any other popular aurora destination).
Did you know that the Swedish currency is at a multi-year low? This means your money goes much further in Sweden than it used to and makes our adventures more affordable than ever!
Pretty quickly I worked out that autumn was a special time to visit Abisko to see the northern lights. In my first season working there, I didn’t arrive until mid-November and I’d been watching Oliver post his amazing aurora pictures as the season began and I was amazed at how strong the auroras were that he was seeing.
Today I’m going to talk to you about our good friend the Coronal Hole. I’m assuming that because you’re reading a blog about the aurora and likely have a desire to see the aurora borealis yourself, then you will probably know what a coronal hole is?