Northern Lights adventures

The season of the Aurora Borealis is here! From the beginning of September to late March it is possible to enjoy this natural magic show also in our destination. Below we have gathered both suggestions on activities to join and places to visit for an unforgettable experience under the Aurora Borealis.

Norrsken. Foto Fredrik Larsson

Activities:
1. Horse drawn sleigh tour at Backfors Gård
2. Northern lights photo tour with Granö Beckasin
3. Dogsledding tour and overnight stay in Aurora Tepees with Aurora Borealis Adventures 

Norrsken. Foto Explore the North

Places to visit:  
1. Lake Bäcksjön is a popular spot for northern lights enthusiasts. Here are plenty of rest areas where you can await the natural phenomenon. Distance from Umeå: 22 minutes by car.
2. Nydala friluftsområde. Close to Umeå University the recreation area of Nydala offers a lit trail around the lake with barbecue places and wind shelters. Distance from Umeå centrum: 10 minutes by car.
3. Tavelsjö. Look for the Northern Lights at the popular lake Tavelsjön. Stay down by the water or head for the top of the mountain Tavelsjöberget. The view from above is amazing. Distance from Umeå: 30 minutes by car.