Travel To The Northern Countries: All You Need To Know!

The best private and small group Iceland tours.

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The Northern Countries have caught the attention of globetrotters for a while now, especially places like Iceland and Russia because of the Northern Lights. There is no denying the fact that a trip to witness the Northern Lights can be the most memorable vacation of one’s life. However, it is essential that you choose among the best private & small group Iceland tours – Northern Lights Packages for a seamless experience.

Here, we have curated a list of the things that you should keep in mind before choosing a tour package:

The duration

One of the most important deciding factors for a good Northern Lights tour is the duration. If it is too short, it could kill the joy since you will be spending a lot of time in the bus as well. The more time you spend out in the cold, the more time you get to look at the Northern Lights. It also takes some time to reach an area with a clear sky such that seeing the Aurora is easier. Hence, you might have to travel for hours, outside town, and hence, keeping some buffer time in hand is a great idea.

The size of the group

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Big is not always better and that is a thumb rule when it comes to tours. Smaller groups ensure better mobility since hunting for a clear sky becomes easier when the party size is not overbearing. Moreover, a tinier vehicle also ensures that the speed is better, and therefore, you end up losing lesser time with a van/ minibus than compared to a bigger coach. It is also easier to find a parking spot and will come in handy when one locates an Aurora and needs to quickly park and get out of the vehicle. Moreover, a smaller group also translates to better individual attention from the guide, which might otherwise get really diluted if there are 30 people or more.

Best time to see the Northern Lights

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If the main purpose behind your trip is to watch the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis, you should ensure that you are choosing the right time to come to Iceland. While there are many conditions that govern their visibility, the best time to see them is from late September through late March, when the nights are full and dark. You should also consider the weather conditions since the ideal temperature would be cold. You should choose months that receive minimum rainfall, i.e. October and November, since this increases the chances of catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

Some of the best Northern countries that one can visit are Iceland and Russia, and one factor that can make the journey even more intriguing is rail travel since it lets you look out at stunning vistas from the window. For instance, the Moscow – Vladivostok Train takes you through scenic routes, making the entire experience a reward in itself!   So, book your tickets for a without any delay and get going for your vacation!

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