The aurora borealis have captured many of our imaginations over the years as the dancing lights in the sky create some of the most beautiful scenes imaginable. If you want to witness them for yourself, then here are the best places to see the Northern Lights.
As well as being filled with culture and natural wonders, the capital of Iceland is also one of the best places to see the Northern Lights. Thankfully, they are best visible from September to April.
Out in the wonderful wilderness of Canada lies one of the best places to see them. That’s right; Yukon is almost entirely isolated from the modern world, with the Northern Lights sometimes being visible from as early as late August.
Greenland has some of the best places to spot the Northern Lights thanks to the low population living across the nation. Ilulissat is the third largest city, yet it’s home to just 5,000 people. Anywhere from September to April is sure to give the best views.
Swedish Lapland is home to just 18,000 people. A trip here means that you’ll get to see the Northern Lights without the crowds. Be sure to head here between October and March for the best shows.
Amazingly, Tromso is thought to be the best city in the world to see the Northern Lights. They are usually in full force from September to April, but there is plenty to do in Tromso when they are hidden away.
The Northern Lights have been great inspiration for many over the years. Now, it could be time to witness them for yourself. All you need to do is head to one of the best places in the world and wait for Mother Nature to show off her beauty.