The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, is one of the most spectacular and mesmerising natural wonders of the world.
And, we have some great news for our happy campers. You don’t have to travel to the Arctic Circle and leave a burning hole in your bank to see the Northern Lights. This Winter, you can see the Northern Lights from certain parts of the UK
. And when you travel by campervan or motorhome hire, you can chase the Northern Lights across the UK.
So, why should you choose to explore the UK Northern Lights by campervan hire? It is a quirky and indeed practical way to view the natural wonder
as the lights travel across the sky and appear in different locations. The Winter months, particularly November – February,
are the best months to spot the lights, as solar activity tends to increase with cold nights and clear skies. So, Winter time might just become your best friend if this spectacular has been on your bucket-list for a while.
In this post, we uncover the UK landmarks from where the Northern Lights can be visible. So, let’s dive in and explore the places where you might just be able to catch nature’s very own theatrical performance.
Snowdonia National Park Wales
Snowdonia National Park, Wales, is an International Dark Sky Reserve, one of 12 in the world. If you get a clear night you’ll be able to see shooting stars,
the Milky Way
and if you time it right, you’ll be able to get a glimpse of the Northern Lights.
Chasing the Northern Lights, can become tiring as you experience late nights and early mornings. But, that’s when the magic of campervans becomes even more magical. You have your very own comfortable and cosy bed with you at all times
! So, when the Northern Lights have faded, you can simply retreat to your on-board accommodation and relax.
Lake District National Park England
The Lake District offers a unique view of the Northern Lights. From this location, you can view the lights with the wonderful backdrop of the lakes.
The Lake District makes for some fantastic viewpoints of the Northern Lights.
With your campervan hire, you have transport and accommodation in one, which firstly saves you money on your Northern Lights discovery trip
and allows you to transport from one location to the next with ease. The Lake District makes for the absolute perfect opportunity to photograph the lights from several different viewing angles throughout the night.
North York Moores National Park England
The North York Moores is home to majestic beauty. The park has three dark sky discovery sites
so you can enjoy the freedom to explore the three parks from the comfort of your own home on wheels.
Travelling in the Winter months, increases your chances of clearer skies which results in clear horizons and minimal light pollution making it perfect to watch the Northern Lights.
Giant’s Causeway Northern Ireland
It’s giant and it’s spectacular.
If the lights are visible from Northern Ireland when you visit, then you are set for a once in a lifetime experience. The Giant’s Causeway
is a UNESCO World Heritage Site,
making it a completely unqiue place to view the Northern Lights.
As the Northern Lights appear in Winter time, it’s important to be prepared for the cold weather. You can stay warm in your campervan, with camper heating and enjoy the stars and dark skies from the comfort of your own home on wheels. We also recommend packing warm clothes and socks for the trip.
Shetland Islands Scotland
From our Bunk Campers Scotland depot, head far North and you will reach Shetlands Islands, the northernmost region in Scotland. In Shetlands Island you will be closer to the Arctic Circle
than to London by about 200 miles!
Visiting Shetlands Islands in the Winter months, increases your chances of catching the phenomenon and being enchanted
by the nights sky. Scotland also has many other Northern Lights hotspots including Outer Hebrides, Aberdeenshire and Moray Speyside and. Orkney
How to hire a campervan or motorhome?
Are you ready to take on an adventure of a life-time? As the nights get darker, the season for chasing the Northern Lights comes to life
and you won’t regret hiring a campervan to explore the Northern Lights. January is one of the best months for catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights, so now is the time to start thinking about experiencing one of the world’s natural beauties
for yourself and confirm your campervan hire.
For campervan or motorhome across the UK, our rental depots
are conveniently located in Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh, and London. Choose from our range of 2-6 berth campervans and motorhomes
to suit all tastes and budgets.
To book a campervan, simply booking online using our online booking engine, email [email protected] or call +44 (0) 2890 813057.
We are your perfect travel companion for chasing the Northern Lights.