Northern Lights

A Practical Travel Guide

Book Description

An updated second edition of Bradt's practical guide to thebest places to view the Northern Lights. The Northern Lights are one of theworld's most spectacular natural phenomena, arguably the greatest light showyou'll ever see. They are also one of the major tourist draws of the Arctic andsub-Arctic winter. This book covers information on everything from how tophotograph the aurora to what to wear, and how to understand northern lightsforecasting, as well as the science behind the aurora and the auroral oval. Italso details the best locations from which the aurora can be viewed, covering,in Europe, Scandinavia, Lapland, Iceland and Greenland. New for this secondedition is coverage of viewing points in Canada and Alaska. In addition, theguide provides information on tour operators offering northern lights packages.Bradt's Northern Lights is the only guidebook that caters to thelarge number of people whose dream is to see the aurora borealis.

About Evans, Polly

Polly Evans is an award-winning journalist and writer. She is the author of Bradt's Yukon, as well as five narrative travel books, including Mad Dogs and an Englishwoman, in which she tells of learning to drive sled dogs in northern Canada. When not on the road, Polly works as a teacher at Wellington College in England.