Add it to the Bucket List: Surfing Under the Northern Lights in the Arctic Circle
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Add it to the Bucket List: Surfing Under the Northern Lights in the Arctic Circle

A surfer looks at northern lights ( aurora borealis ) at the snow covered beach of Unstad, on Lofoten Island, Arctic Circle, on March 9, 2016.  Surfers from all over the world comes to Lofoten island to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 5-6
Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images

Catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights from the ground, bundled to your liking in winterwear is glorious in its own right. But taking them in from a surfboard in the Arctic Circle? A whole new experience. Photographer Olivier Morin has been snapping photos of surfers off of the Lofoten archipelago in Norway for 10 years. It seems that braving the long, cold nights paid off—Morin has captured the Northern Lights multiple times. If this isn't a bucket list item for adventurous travelers, I don't know what is. Check out some of his shots below:

Northern lights ( aurora borealis ) illuminated the sky over the snow covered beach of Unstad, on Lofoten Island, Arctic Circle, on March 10, 2016.  
Surfers from all over the world come to Lofoten island to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is
Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images
A surfer looks at the Northern lights ( aurora borealis ) illuminating the sky over the snow covered beach of Unstad, on Lofoten Islands, Arctic Circle, on March 14, 2016.  
Surfers from all over the world come to Lofoten island to surf in extrem conditio
Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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