Iceland’s capital remains a favourable choice for many travellers. Brimming with geothermal pools, volcano tours and quality culture, you could be forgiven for forgetting about the Northern Lights altogether. We recommend you don’t, however, as the display is astonishingly recurrent.
Another excellent place in Swedish Lapland is the Luleå archipelago, which benefits from a lack of light pollution and a host of winter activities on offer to complement the viewing experience, including outdoor camping, husky dog sledding and ice fishing. What’s more, the all-new direct flight from the UK to Luleå (from December 2021) makes Swedish Lapland more accessible than ever before.
3. Reykjavik, Iceland
Situated north of the Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi is the epitome of snow-laden wilderness. By day, go husky dog sledding, ice fishing or embark on a snowmobile safari, building up to the epic evening – Northern Lights in Lapland. With a similarly Scandinavian September – April optimum viewing time, you can plan a trip to Rovaniemi at your convenience. Best of all, it’s the home of Santa, making it the ideal place to take the kids for a Christmas to remember.
Like Tromso, the best months to see the Aurora Borealis are between September to April. For an uninterrupted viewing experience, journey to Hofdabrekka, near Vik in southern Iceland, and enjoy the show in mesmerising isolation. Direct flights to Reykjavik are competitively priced and the capital is very walkable, making it great for a quick getaway.
Arriving at the zenith of the Swedish wilderness is richly rewarding, for Kiruna provides a quality aurora show without the tourists. Populated by just 18,000 people, a journey into the Arctic is like a journey to the unknown. Or stay at the ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, a place with fewer than 600 inhabitants. You can catch the lights between October and March here, although it’s not uncommon for a display a little earlier and later during periods of extended clear weather.
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Retail Bags: The ‘Best by’ date can be found on the back of the bag, near the Sister Schubert’s logo
Retail Pans: The ‘Best by’ date is printed directly on the side of the tin. You may need to remove the outer plastic bag in order to find the ‘best by’ date.
32-ct Soft Dinner Roll Bag: The date is printed on the back of the bag, in the upper left corner.
30-ct Dinner Yeast Roll Bag: The date is printed on the back of the bag, beneath the UPC in the lower left corner.