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A bright idea for winter travel

The Northern Lights are set to be at their best for years

A bright idea for winter travel

Image: © Ragnar TH Sigurdsson

November 05 2011
Sophy Roberts

In colder climes, attention focuses on the Northern Lights, as the display is expected to be the best in 11 years; we’re at the so-called “solar maximum”, when sunspot activity (which causes this phenomenon) is at its height. Discover The World (www.discover-the-world.co.uk; from £307 per person) is among the best outfitters, with trips to Sweden, Iceland, Finland and Norway.

Pictured: IceHotel in Sweden is among the locations available through Discover The World.