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Campervan Rental in Scotland – Northern lights

Posted on: August 18, 2015
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Northern Lights

Lodging at a hotel or B&B doesn’t offer the opportunity to enjoy the night sky-whether you are a budding astronomy buff or a keen stargazer. When you choose a luxury campervan rental in Scotland , nothing stands between you and the best seat in the house.

Now that the nearly perpetual light of summer is being overtaken by the dark of winter, the heavens truly open up, revealing the Milky Way, stars, golden moonrises, and the Northern Lights- you’ll never experience the night sky like this in the city! Imagine sitting under the stars outside your campervan rental in Scotland, wrapped up in a warm blanket, sipping hot chocolate with a dram of Scotch whisky- and watching a meteor shower explode in outer space!

Here we share our list of top night sky experiences that you can enjoy when you choose campervan rental in Scotland. The friendly team at Roseisle Luxury Campervans can help you choose the perfect motorhome, plan your route and make sure you have everything you need for a brilliant sky gazing holiday to remember.

Northern lights & campervan rental in Scotland

Aurora chasing, Highlands and Islands. Northern lights activity increases from around the autumnal equinox in September through the end of October. The further north you go in a campervan rental in Scotland, the better chances of seeing it, but at this time of year, even the Borders are likely to get a show. The isles of Mull and Skye are excellent spots to catch the aurora, as is Glen Nevis and Caithness, where there are miles and miles of spaces with no lights.

Meteor watching, Galloway Forest Park. Scotland’s first Dark Sky Park is considered one of the best stargazing spots in Europe. October through December there are plenty of chances to catch nature’s fireworks, from the Draconids to the Geminids. The Dark Sky Observatory at the Park has two huge telescopes that welcomes visitors year round.

Contemplating constellations, Glen Coe. We love to camp wild in this stunning remote glen in the Highlands, build a fire, set up chaise lounges and lie back, watching the twinkling stars above the peak of the Pap of Glen Coe. This is how our ancestors spent every night for millions of years, and you can’t believe how relaxing it is to get back to human’s first movie screen. When enjoying a campervan rental in Scotland, all you have to do is step outside the door to take it all in. And when it’s time to tuck in for the night, the campervan is all warm, comfy and cosy with all the amenities- our idea of heaven!

Get in touch today and book your luxury campervan rental in Scotland.


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