Britons set to flock to this magical holiday haven post-pandemic - it's not a ...

TRAVEL may be off the agenda for many people this year, but that hasn't stopped Britons chalking up their own list of wanderlust destinations. A new survey from easyJet has revealed the most sought after holiday hotspot.

PUBLISHED: 17:28, Thu, Sep 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 18:18, Thu, Sep 3, 2020

Though travel is slowly resuming thanks to travel corridors, sudden changes and outbreaks of coronavirus have meant many Britons may have written off the idea of a holiday this year. However, that hasn’t stopped them daydreaming of the destinations they are most likely to visit once they’ve been given the go-ahead.

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A study by easyJet discovered that surprisingly the place the largest proportion of respondents are lusting after isn’t a sun-soaked beach.

According to the airline’s findings, travellers are keen to set their eyes on the awe-inspiring Northern Lights in Iceland.

Though certainly a chillier holiday option, trips to Iceland between October and March promise the best time to see the stunning mass of colours.

Thanks to the pitch black nights, which last between 10 and 20 hours, visitors have a much better opportunity to catch a glimpse of this natural phenomenon.

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Northern lights in icelandHolidays: easyJet found Britons were most keen to visit Northern Lights (Image: Getty Images)

Northern lights in icelandThe Northern Lights are best viewed in Iceland in the winter months (Image: Getty Images)

The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, are an array of stunning hues which shimmer across the sky.

They are caused by charged solar particles interacting with the Earth’s magnetic fields.

At the magnetic North and South Pole, these particles collide with gas particles, causing the hues of glowing pinks and greens.

While mostly characterised by these colours, they also have been known to produce vibrant shared of blue, violet, yellow and even red.

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