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White Water Rafting in Spain

Depending on the season, the river changes its mood, and therefore white water rafting can be more or less extreme

Best time: April–September

White Water Rafting
White Water Rafting
White Water Rafting
White Water Rafting

White water rafting grants unforgettable experiences and is an excellent past time for people who want to test themselves in extreme conditions. This is also a very popular sport in Madrid and a good way to spend a day with friends and family.

The best place for this sport, with a large volume of water and a wide variety of canyons, is the mountain rivers of the Pyrenees—Noguera Pallaresa, Sella River, and much more. Rivers are classified according to the degree of skill required; it goes from Class I to Class V and VI.

White water rafting in this region is perfect for both beginners and advanced. Also, you will be accompanied by a professional conductor-instructor; you will be given a wetsuit and a helmet.

The best season for this activity is the springtime (April, May, and June). However, rafting in the mountain rivers is available until the end of the summer, well into September.

Practical info

Where are the best locations available to experience Northern Lights?

Northern Lights can be seen in various locations around the world, including Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Canada, and Alaska. Each location offers a unique experience in terms of landscapes, culture, and the magical visual phenomenon of the Aurora. Organized tours and accommodations are available in most places, allowing visitors to tailor their experience and preferences. Ensure to plan accordingly and research to increase the chances of viewing the Northern Lights. Show more

What is the best way to capture the Northern Lights beauty?

To capture the Northern Lights beauty, a good camera that allows for manual settings and a tripod are essential. It is recommended to use a wide-angle lens to capture as much of the Aurora as possible. Remote shutter release or camera timer will prevent blur from shaky hands. To preserve colors and the natural appearance of Aurora, avoid using too many filters, and adjust shutter speed and aperture settings accordingly. Ultimately, clear skies and a sense of patience and anticipation are required to capture the magical moments. Show more

When is the ideal time to witness the beauty of Northern Lights?

The best time to witness the beauty of Northern Lights is during the winter months, typically from September to April in most locations. During the winter solstice (December 21 or 22), the night hours are longest, increasing the chances of extensive Aurora visibility. Clear and dark skies are essential to witness Aurora. Researching the weather forecast ahead and aiming to avoid significant light pollution will significantly contribute to the chances of viewing the Northern Lights. Show more

What causes the Northern Lights?

The Northern Lights result from the collision of electrically charged particles from the sun with the Earth's atmosphere. When these particles enter the Earth's atmosphere, they collide with gas particles that create a glowing effect in the sky. The colors of the Aurora depend on the gas particles that are colliding, with oxygen producing green light and nitrogen producing red and purple lights. The Aurora is an impressive natural phenomenon and a breathtaking spectacle for those lucky enough to witness it. Show more

Are Northern Lights visible all-year-round, or do they have a specific season?

Northern Lights are not visible throughout the year, and they are seasonal. The best time to witness the Aurora is during winter months, typically from September to April in most locations. During this time, there are more extended hours of darkness that increase the chances of Aurora visibility. Furthermore, clear and dark skies are essential to view the Northern Lights. Planning ahead and researching weather conditions and Aurora forecasts can help to maximize the chances of the Aurora's visibility. Show more

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