There’s something very beautiful and magical about northern lights that make us want to see it in real. When it can look so astonishing and breathtaking in the pictures only, one can only imagine how it would feel to witness the same moment in real life. The northern lights, also known as aurora borealis, are a natural phenomenon that nature itself puts up for the show. Lights that dances across the sky make for an unforgettable moment, an experience that will be once in a lifetime opportunity. The spectacular show of colors dancing across the sky is a view not to miss, and you can have your best chance to see this mesmerizing view on clear, dark nights in the fall, winter, or early spring. As far as its visibility is concerned, it depends on the weather and some other conditions as well, but the main key is the location; the farther you go towards north, the better the view gets. We have rounded up a list of 5 best places around the world that displays a spectacular and dazzling show of dancing northern lights.
Alaska is one of the world’s best destinations to view northern lights because Fairbanks is located directly under the auroral oval where auroras are seen most frequently. The cold weather, clear skies, dark nights make for a perfect setting for aurora spotting. This place also has its own forecast system, which forecasts aurora and helps to schedule your trips accordingly. The best time to visit this place is between the months of August to May, and they become more intense and are seen between 10 pm to 2 am. Once here, you will see a celestial display of green, yellow, and purple lights. If the cold is too bitter for you, then you also have the option to view the spectacular aurora from steaming hot springs.
Located above the Arctic Circle, Tromso, northern Norway’s largest city is one of the best places to view northern lights. It is situated in the middle of the auroral oval that has the highest probability of seeing the northern lights. Because of excellent connectivity by flights, this place is very easy to access and can be reached from any part of the world. Besides Trosmo, there are so many other spots in Norway that can show you an equally spectacular view of northern lights. The best time to visit this place is between the months of October and March.
Iceland, home to volcanic landscapes, massive waterfalls, geothermal hot springs, and beautiful glaciers is a place beyond the northern lights. But the majestic view of northern lights that you get to view at the comfort of thermal hot springs or from your own private campervan located in a private setting is a feeling that is beyond magical. The best thing about Iceland is that you can spot northern lights from almost anywhere in the country including the beaches, only if you go there on the right time, and believe us, spotting the northern lights on beaches would make for such a spectacular and breathtaking view, which will be a sight to behold for lifetime.
Greenland may not be the easiest location to access but for those who manage to get here are only left thrilled and in awe of the beauty of this place. With minimum light pollution, this place offers an almost perfect view of the northern lights, which reflects milky green lights. Apart from these beautiful auroras, there are so many other places to visit here including Qaleraliq glacier, which has small floating icebergs even during summers. A guaranteed sight of auroras is expected between the months of September and the starting week of April.
Sweden is a gateway to numerous spots that are famous for auroras sighting, including Abisko, which is scientifically proven to be an ideal place to witness northern lights. It can be attributed to a unique microclimate, which is very different from its surrounding areas due to the presence of a 43-mile long Tornetrask lake. Differently shaped northern lights are the major attraction about this place, you will see them in a spiral, corona, arcs, and curtains form. The temperature here is milder than other popular regions like Canada, Russia, and Norway.