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See the Northern Lights from your airplane window

During your flight you have the chance to see this unique phenomenon

Usually flying is boring. The flight is long, you don't have much leg space and you get easily bored. If you plan it right, and with a bit of luck, you can see the unique phenomenon of the Northern Lights from your airplane window. Even with cloudy skies.  

It does need a dosis of luck, but you can stand a chance if you plan it right. Imagine enjoying the Northern Lights during your boring flight…

My Top Five Tips:

    1. Flights from and to Iceland, United States and Canada, but also Northern Norway, Svalbard and Russia.
    2. Take a night flight.
    3. Make sure you have a window seat.
    4. Best period is September, October, November, January, February and March.
    5. Ask the crew to inform you when the pilots see the Northern Lights. Worked for me…

Passenger Paul Williams was travelling from London to New York and looked outside of his small window. What he saw blew him away. He made dozens of pictures and created this stunning time-lapse.