What is the best time to see the Northern lights in Murmansk?
Generally, September to April is considered the best viewing period for the Northern lights. Go for a winter tour if you want to see the lights while enjoying a winter wonderland. However, be mindful that the temperatures in Murmansk can drop as low as -30°C (-54 F) during wintertime. We visited Murmansk in February, the temperature was harsh, but the beauty of the lights kept us warm!
What should you pack?
Here’s what we packed for our Northern lights trip:
a. Thermal tops, pants, and socks
b. Thick, insulated, light-weight jackets
c. Waterproof pants
d. Snow/Hiking shoe
e. Hand warmers/gloves
f. Winter caps
g. Some snacks and drinks as the hunt can last for hours
The entire experience from almost missing the lights due to cloud cover to actually getting to see them dance for a few minutes made my heart cry out of joy! Given a chance, I would keep going for such hunts every single night.
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