OSLO, Norway, November 27, 2013
"To see the Northern Lights dance across the Arctic sky is a 'once in a lifetime experience'. We want to enable more people to experience the Northern Lights in Norway this winter by making it more accessible," says Per-Arne Tuftin, Director of Tourism at Innovation Norway. Today he launches a brand new mobile app, Norway Lights, making it easier to predict the appearance of the Northern Lights.
According to scientists, 2013 is said to be a record year for the Northern Lights. Now researchers predict the winter season of 2014/2015 to be another good year for spotting the Northern Lights as well.
"Arctic Norway is the best place in the world to see the Northern Lights," according to the director of tourism in Norway, Per-Arne Tuftin. He promises a spectacular display this winter.
Norway - the best place in the world to see the Northern Lights
If the conditions are right, you can experience the Northern Lights all over Norway; however, the northern lights appear much more frequently across the Arctic Circle in the northern parts of Norway.
"Norway is in the centre of the Northern Lights zone, so the probability of seeing the lights are very likely on any cloud-free night between October and March. Though the Northern Lights are visible in other countries, Northern Norway's easy accessibility and optimal conditions make it one of the best places on Earth to see them," Tuftin claims.
"Accessibility and climate conditions make Northern Norway a great destination for experiencing the Northern Lights. There is no other place in the world where chances are higher," adds Per-Arne Tuftin.
New, free and easy-to-use, app: NorwayLights
During the last decade it has become easier to predict the weather and upcoming Northern Lights conditions. Visitnorway wants to make this knowledge available to anyone interested in experiencing the Northern Lights for themselves and launches a brand new free mobile app, called NorwayLights.
"We are happy to see that an increasing number of tourists are coming to Norway to chase the mysterious Northern Lights for themselves. We hope that our new free app, NorwayLights, will make it even easier to spot the northern lights this winter," says Tuftin.
Download the free app here: