January 12, 2017 | GreatLittleBreaks
If you’re putting off seeing one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles, the Northern Lights, because it involves schlepping to Scandinavia, Greenland, Finland or even Alaska, then linger no longer. You need only go as far north as Scotland, with Great Little Breaks, to see the electric-green Aurora.
Whilst the British Isles aren’t known for clear skies in winter, on some occasions – and 2017 offers a particularly opportune one – you’ve a good chance of witnessing the wonder in certain areas of Scotland’s north.
Current clear spells are causing exceptionally good conditions for viewing the Aurora Borealis. If weather conditions remain suitable, stargazers in Scotland could be in for a real treat this winter. Why not keep an eye on the alerts and even book last-minute over the coming weeks?
Great Little Breaks, the UK short breaks company that offers both experiences and those important little extras, features two brand-new breaks to see the Northern Lights in Scotland:
Highland Northern Lights Experience from £88 pp
Nairn is known as one of the best places to witness the Aurora, and staying at the four-star Newton Hotel – set in 21 acres of mature parkland – will greatly enhance your experience. This two-night break, costing from just £88 pp (based on two sharing) includes a delicious three-course dinner on the first evening, a full Scottish breakfast on both mornings, and a late check-out. Nairn is a lovely seaside town, and one of the driest and sunniest in Scotland. Enjoy a local malt whisky trail, or a round of golf at Nairn’s championship course. Valid throughout 2017.
Isle of Skye Northern Lights Experience from £80 pp
Known for its rugged landscapes, picturesque fishing villages and medieval castles, the Isle of Skye – part of the Inner Hebrides archipelago of islands – cries out to be explored and enjoys a mild oceanic climate throughout most of the year. Stay at the three-star Dunollie Hotel, set by the serene waterside of Broadford Bay, at the foot of the mountains that lead to the famous Cuillin Hills. The two-night break, costing from just £80 pp (based on two sharing), includes a delicious three-course dinner on the first evening, a full Scottish breakfast on both mornings, and a late check-out. Valid throughout 2017.
For further information, and to book a Northern Lights experience with added value, visit www.greatlittlebreaks.com or call Great Little Breaks on 01905 899 524.