Enchanting, magical Aurora Borealis is the first item on my A to Z Bucket List. Colorful, undulating curtains of light between earth and space – fascinating geomagnetic storms touched off by the sun’s fiery eruptions. Better than fireworks on New Year’s Eve, if only you can be at the right place, at the right time.
So where might that be? I think I’ve found it…
I only hope I don’t need flying reindeer to get there!
I’d like to spend a few nights in Finland’s Kakslauttanen arctic hotel, where you can sleep under a glass domed igloo and they’ll even ring a bell to alert you if there’s an aurora. While there, I can visit Norway – and maybe Sweden, as well. (There’s at least one more bucket list item in the region, so stay tuned – and wear your warm clothing when we get to “I”!)
That said, “Watch the Aurora Borealis in Iceland with my friend Asdis” is also on my bucket list, as is “Talk her into taking me somewhere I can poke hot lava with a stick.”
Want to start making your own bucket list? Check out BucketList.org. I was surprised how many things people have listed, there, that I’ve already done. It makes me stop for a moment to appreciate what a full and adventurous life I’ve had, really – and yet… there’s still so much to experience! What’s on your list? Please share in the comments!