The name Aurora Borealis

The name Aurora Borealis

In 1618 three comets were seen in passage, leading to a heated debate as to their origin amongst learned scholars in southern and central Europe. Galileo Galilei was one of these and here he refers to the northern lights with the Latin term Aurora Borealis or the red...
The Proud Vikings of Lofoten

The Proud Vikings of Lofoten

During the glorious Viking-Age of Scandinavia, Norse warriors raided, explored, fought and discovered new lands with their courage and wits as their only help. The Northern parts of Norway and especially the Lofoten islands produced quite a lot of those mighty heroes....
When the Aurora Appears

When the Aurora Appears

Only a tiny percentage of people on Earth have ever had the chance of seeing the magnificent Northern Lights. However, with the aid of modern digital photography and the internet, many have been able to look at pictures of the phenomenon. Still the experience of...