Music Playlist: Northern Lights

Music Inspired by the Northern Lights

En Route Traveler’s music playlist is inspired by the ethereal beauty of the Northern Lights. Also known as “Aurora Borealis,” the Northern Lights are an astronomical phenomena that occur near the magnetic pole. They are caused when the electronically charged particles of the sun enter the earth’s atmosphere. These dancing curtains of electromagnetic lights are best witnessed during long, clear, winter nights in northwestern Canada, Alaska, Greenland, Scandinavia, and Siberia.

This Spotify collection of atmospheric Scandavian music and haunting, downtempo tracks reflect the eerie allure of the auroras and the dramatic arctic landscapes that they inhabit.

What songs remind you of the Northern Lights? Share your recommendations in the reply section below.

Lara Dalinsky
Lara Dalinsky

Lara was instilled with the travel bug at an early age and has visited over 25 countries. Her mother’s job as a flight attendant enabled a childhood of seeing the world. In addition to being the founding editor of En Route Traveler, Lara also works as the Art Director for the branding firm, Belmont Inc., in Alexandria, VA. In her spare time, she instructs high-energy Zumba dance classes, contributes as a Local Expert to AFAR, enjoys vegetarian cuisine, dabbles in photography and, of course, travels as much as possible.


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