Northern Lights


Skye crofter creates viral Northern Lights app

January 14, 2017

It’s not the Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen that get stargazers across the world excited these days, but the Northern Lights in the skies over Glendale on the Isle of Skye that are the big talking point of late – and much of that is down to the hard work and dedication of a part-time crofter.


Voyage to the Northern Lights

January 25, 2016

Some journeys invite the companionship of ghostly forbears. When we took a winter voyage up Norway's jagged west coast from Bergen to Kirkeness, the Vikings were forever in our thoughts. They seemed to stalk our imaginations from across the centuries, their exploits brought alive by a monochrome landscape of steep fiords in muted light.


Seeing the aurora is Alta this world

December 9, 2015

“Most people have forgotten how to look after themselves”, sighs Norwegian Eirik Nilsen as he harnesses up six of his prize cross-breed Alaskan huskies for an afternoon sled ride through the freshly laid snow.


PICTURES: Aurora lights up skies

October 8, 2015

Two coinciding space weather patterns have heightened the chance of Northern Lights sightings in the sky above the UK for the next few weeks, according to forecasters.