Wish I was here: Tromso, Norway

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, we fantasise about where we'd rather be

The spectacular northern lights in Tromso, Norway. Photo / 123RF
The spectacular northern lights in Tromso, Norway. Photo / 123RF

In Tromso, Norway's northernmost town, the northern lights are a beautiful, common sight.

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The magical phenomenon of Aurora Borealis is best viewed in early spring or autumn, due to 24 hour daylight in summer.

And right now is a fantastic time to bask in their presence, judging by recent pictures.

Yesterday, paraglider Horacio Llorens braved sub-zero temperatures to glide through and "dance" with the lights in Tromso - decked out in a wetsuit and battery-operated heated gloves, of course.

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The town has plenty more wintery activities on offer as well, including husky sledding and whale safaris.

Check out some of the most recent pictures coming out of Tromso:

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A video posted by Susan Moon (@susansm31) on

- nzherald.co.nz

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