Of all the earth’s natural wonders, the dancing lights of the aurora borealis are the most magical. The Vikings saw those rippling curtains of purple and green as fire bridges to the sky built by the gods. The fact that we now know them to be charged solar particles hurtling into our atmosphere doesn’t detract one iota from the aesthetic spectacle or the feeling of wonder evoked by seeing the Northern Lights for the first time. The aurora is as fickle as it is beautiful, so the best way to boost your chances of seeing it in person is to book onto an expert tour. Combine the experience with dog sledding, an Arctic cruise or a snowshoeing adventure – or dedicate a trip purely to chasing the aurora. The choice is yours.