The best places to see northern lights (Aurora)

Jun 11 2021 04:17 PM
The best places to see northern lights (Aurora)

The northern lights can be seen in numerous destinations located near the Arctic! If you're wondering where to see the northern lights without dealing with the crowds, check out Alaska or Lapland.

Iceland

It's easy to see why Iceland is such a popular destination for a northern lights tours. The Land of Fire and Ice is perfect for travellers who want to spot the northern lights while exploring a truly unique country. Explore Reykjavik's art and culture scene, hike across glaciers and through ice caves, or relax in an otherworldly lagoon. 

Canada

Your Canada northern lights vacation could be closer than you think! Canada's size means there are lots of places perfect for spotting the northern lights. In Ontario, the Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Preserve near Muskoka is known for fantastic views of the dazzling lights. Travelling further north? Stop by the Yukon! The seemingly-endless dark skies consistently provide amazing displays of the northern lights. 

Finland

Looking for northern lights holidays in Finland? There are several great places to check out the northern lights in this beautiful country. Lapland is known as one of the best places in the world to see the lights - they appear roughly 200 nights out of the year! Rovaniemi, the "Official Hometown of Santa Claus," is also known for its stunning northern lights display. 

Norway

Norway is known for its friendly locals, beautiful landscapes, and, of course, the northern lights! There are plenty of opportunities for northern lights holidays in Norway! Many tours begin in Oslo, a lively city which occasionally sees glimpses of the lights, and continue to Tromso, where gorgeous northern lights displays are common. 

Alaska

America’s last truly wild state, Alaska is a fantastic place for outdoor adventures of all kinds! Visit Fairbanks, often ranked as one of the best places in the world to see the northern lights, for a totally authentic North Pole experience. 

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