Thousands head north for lights show
26 September 2008 15:19
Thousands of Britons are due to head north this winter to experience one of the world's greatest light shows.
Holidaymakers who travel to Lapland will have some of the best seats in the house for a performance of the stunning Northern Lights.
Otherwise known as Aurora Borealis, this natural wonder of the world occurs when solar wind particles collide with air molecules in the Earth's atmosphere - the result being a spectacular natural display of light.
Jon Pearce, of holidays-direct.co.uk, said: "There is very little day light this time of year, you have a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights too before your Christmas holiday break in Lapland ends.
"The experience will stay with you a long time after, for parents and children alike."
Visitors travelling to Lapland, Finland, may also take the opportunity to do some skiing and snowboarding, in which case they would be recommended to make sure they are adequately covered by their travel insurance.