In Kjerringøy, 40 kilometer north of down town Bodø and the airport, you can often see the northen lights dancing over majestic mountains og reflecting itself in the harbour area right ouside Kjerringøy Bryggehotell.
Here you can walk direcly out onto your own balcony from the sea houses or the hotel rooms and experince this occurring magic.
The polar light, or Aurora Polaris that appears og the northern hemisphere is caled Aurora Borealis or northen lights.
Aurora Boralis is a physical phenomenon that occurs when the "sun wind" is stronger than normal with huge elecrical charges that slings elecrically charged particles toward the Earth.
The Planets "belt" of nothern lights is found along the coast of Northern Norway and that means that this part of the contry is perfect for observing this amazing phenomenon. Here you wil find the strongest northern light in the word!
The best period priod for the nothern light is from the beginning of September until the beginning of April and the light is at its strongest between 22.00 and 02.00
You can also be lucky enough to experience the northern lights both before and after this time period, and the fsct that you never know when or for how long the northern ligt wil show adds to making it even more exciting and fascinating.
The sourrounding lights where you are play a huge role in regards to how you exrperience the northern lights so therfore its best to be outside the center of the city where you there will be less disturbance by street lights and cars.
If our intentions are to photoraph the northern lights it is good to have a few lights sources like houses of a half moon.
If you are standing on the pier or on the dock outside Kjerringøy Bryggehotell you have a great location for making the perfect northern light picture with Standåtinden, Kvarven or the hotel in the background.
There is also great areas in walking distance from the hotel with open fields, hills or the Old Trading post.
We recommend staying in Northern Norway for some days if you want to see the northern lights to increase your chances of seeing the northern lights. Dont be discouraged by bad weather. All of a sudden the clouds will disappear and the northern light wil reveal itself.
Kjerringøy Bryggehotell can give you some tips on what you can do while you are wait to see the northern light. There are any things to experience in Kjerrinøy!