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Here are The Best Places To See The Northern Lights!

If you like to travel, you might have heard of the Northern Light. Northern Light or also known as Aurora Borealis is a natural phenomenon that is the result of disturbances in the magnetosphere because of the solar wind. Usually, we can see this natural phenomenon in high-latitude regions, such as the Arctic or Antarctic.

The name “Aurora” is taken from the name of a Roman goddess, Aurora, which is the goddess of dawn. Aurora is a goddess who traveled from east to west to announce the coming of the sun. Isn’t that just beautiful?

But did you know that there is more than one place where you can see the best Northern Light or Aurora Borealis? These are some places where you can see the BEST Aurora Borealis. Put them on your travel bucket list right away!

1. Canada

Aurora Borealis/Northern Light in Yukon, Canada

We are starting off the list with Canada. The place in Canada where you can enjoy the beautiful Aurora Borealis is in Yukon. This place is remote, wild, and the environment is just so peaceful.

We would feel as if we are totally detached from the modern world. If you want to travel to Yukon to see the Northern Light, you should travel there from late-August until early spring.

2. Norway

Aurora Borealis/Northern Light in Tromso, Norway

Tromso is one of the cities in Norway where we can enjoy the Aurora Borealis. This city has been approved by many travelers as one of the best places in the world to see the Aurora Borealis.

For you who lives in the UK, this city is even more accessible as you can reach it with 3.5 hours direct flight from London. We can see lots of pubs and bars in this lively city.

But we’re here to enjoy the Northern Light, and the best time to visit is from September to April.

3. Greenland

Aurora Borealis/Northern Light in Ilulissat, Greenland

Ilulissat, Greenland, is one of the largest cities in Greenland with only quite a few populations of 5,000 people. The population number shows just how sparse this region is.

This city is located on the western coast of Greenland and offers the opportunity for people to enjoy nature with no disturbances whatsoever.

Owing to the lack of rain and low levels of wind, enjoying the Aurora Borealis in Ilulissat is really accessible. During the daytime, we can enjoy other activities such as dog sledding or Arctic caving.

But when it comes to watching the Northern Light, it is best to visit this city between September to April.

4. Iceland

Aurora Borealis/Northern Light in Reykjavik, Iceland

In terms of traveling, Iceland is one of the most popular destinations among travelers. This country’s capital city, Reykjavik, offers many kinds of tourist attractions such as geothermal pools, volcano tours, and of course the Northern Light.

If you want the best experience of watching the Aurora Borealis in this country, we recommend you to travel to Hofdabrekka which is located in the southern part of Iceland, not far from the capital.

We can enjoy the mesmerizing view of the Aurora Borealis between September to April, like in Tromso and Ilulissat.

5. Sweden

Aurora Borealis/Northern Light in Kiruna Lapland, Sweden

Last on this list we have Sweden. One of the best places in Sweden for us to enjoy the Aurora Borealis is Kiruna. This city is only populated by approximately 18,000 people, so it is guaranteed that we can enjoy the view in peace.

The travelers can also stay in a place called ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, which is only populated by less than 600 people.

In the Swedish Lapland area, there is also a place called the Luleå archipelago. In this particular place, we can enjoy an even more impeccable view of the Northern Light, thanks to the lack of light pollution.

This place offers other outdoor activities that we can enjoy as well, such as outdoor camping, husky dog sledding, and ice fishing. For the best experience, we recommend enjoying the Aurora Borealis in these places between October and March.

What a view! So which one of those places above that you want to visit to enjoy the Northern Light? Share with us in the comment section below!