Northern Lights is a natural light display in the earth’s sky. It’s one of the greatest things that nature has to offer. It normally happens when the sky is dark and anytime between dusk and dawn. Northern Lights aren’t common during summer months and the best months to see them is from December to April.
Northern Lights don’t happen all over the world, so if you want to join one of the Northern Lights tours, you should consider one of the following destinations to fully enjoy the incredible natural phenomena.
Below is the list of places for your next Northern Lights vacation.
When you want to get a chance to see the Northern Lights, then Alaska is an ideal place. It has the cold weather, clear skies, and dark nights which makes it perfect to see the Northern Lights. Alaska is also a great tourism destination.
When you want to see the lights clearly, then the best place to visit in Alaska is Fairbanks. And you don’t have to worry about the accommodation because Fairbanks has one of the best hotels in Alaska called Fairbanks Moose Manor B&B, it’s located in a good destination base. You can visit this place during winter through the month of August to May.
This is one of the best places to chase the Northern Lights. With its vibrancy and expansive nature, the country is easy to explore and it offers many spotting options for the lights.
The areas where you can spot the Northern Lights in Norway include Svalbard, Tromso, Bodo, Lakselv, The Lofoten Islands, Andoya, and Alta. The best time that you can try your luck to see the lights is from October to March.
Canada is known for its uninhabited wilderness and remoteness, it is also among the countries with lesser light pollution. All these features make it ideal for a Northern Lights. The places you need to visit to get a glimpse of the Lights are Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. The months which you can be able to see the Lights are from mid-August to late April.
Iceland is one of the countries in the world which offers many scenic views. It has geothermal hot springs, volcanic landscapes, waterfalls etc. Northern Lights can be spotted anywhere in Iceland but the best place to spot the Light include Eldborgaraun, Vik, Latrbjarg, and Seltjarnarnes in Reykjavik.The lights appear from early September to the end of April.
This is the place where the Northern Lights appear almost every night of the winter. The chances of you spotting the Lights here are higher than in any other place. There’s no exact place to spot the Lights, it happens in almost all parts of Finland. To see the Lights clearly, you’re advised to stay in a place that’s far from the artificial light. You can visit Finland from the months of September to March. The only precaution to take is that the temperatures can get quite cold, so you need to stay in somewhere warm which is designed for viewing e.g. dreamy glass igloos or wooden chalets.