Snowy northern Sweden, through the dark, quiet of night, trails of green and turquoise light wound through stars. The sky is thick with magic: the natural phenomena – Aurora Borealis.
Each eruption of the northern lights is unique – totally, naturally random. Sometimes you see three green bands across the night sky, at others the lights come as flickering curtains or rolling smoke. The fantastical spectacle has inspired legends: the Sami people, indigenous to northern Scandinavia, believed the Lights were a God and feared that they would be abducted by them if offended. It’s a many-named natural phenomena too, ‘Aurora Borealis’ to some, ‘Dance of the Spirits’ to others and to most the unfairly nondescript ‘northern lights.’
Intel computers recently organised a trip to Abisko National Park, where i-D Online was fed a feast of visually enchanting experiences; Husky sledging across a frozen lake; a midnight trip through the snowy forest to visit a Sami camp and most spectacularily a night ride up the edge of a mountain to view the northern lights.