Of all the paintings made by nature, the Northern Lights are the most extraordinary.
The Aurora Borealis has fascinated and mesmerized for years, the Northern lights seeming to dance to the rhythm of nature.
But like all things beautiful, the Aurora Borealis is elusive.
So how can you witness this marvellous phenomenon? Let us tell you how!
Tucked away in the middle of the mighty Skanderna mountain range, the remote Abisko village in Sweden has zero light pollution, thus giving way to such clear skies that you will be able to see even the weaker Auroras.
Moreover, the stunning scenery with soaring peaks all around makes this a worthwhile place to go chasing the Northern Lights.
Iceland is a hub of natural wonders, like volcanoes, geysers, and the famed Blue Lagoon.
The capital Reykjavik, though a city, is home to dark skies that make way for the vibrant lights.
Countless Northern Lights tours are arranged here, so you may go for tours ranging from a day to 10 days or more in your hunt for the Aurora.
Be it a tranquil boat cruise, or chasing the lights on a thrilling jeep ride, you can experience it all here in Reykjavik.
Chilly weather, dark nights, and skies devoid of clouds – Alaska has the ideal conditions required to see the Aurora Borealis spread majestically against a black backdrop.
In addition to the sweeping colours in the sky, Alaska is home to some untamed wilderness, a sight that’s getting rarer to see.
Fairbanks in Alaska gives you a higher chance of sighting the aurora because it has some of the clearest skies and is situated within the aurora oval belt, which means you have a very high probability of a sighting. Need we say more?
The glowing Northern Lights sweep across most of Canada, including the vast Yukon.
Though it is the smallest of Canada’s territories, the Yukon is larger than Belgium, Germany, Denmark, and the Netherlands combined with only about 40,000 people living here.
That means the darkest of skies with near-zero light pollution and empty spaces both of which are required for a clear sighting.
From fascinating fjords to fishing villages, Norway is a place that is home to a plethora of natural wonders.
Encompassed by towering peaks and clusters of islands, the scenic beauty alone is enough for you to include this place in your Aurora sighting list.
Tromsø is a busy city with lots of Arctic history to explore and in addition is one of the most perfect places from where you can see the Northern Lights.
Tromsø too comes under the aurora oval belt.
Best Time to See the Northern Lights
The ideal climatic conditions for viewing the Aurora Borealis are dark, clear skies.
Hence, book your tickets for travel between September and March.
It will be cold but the spotting the green lady will warm you for a long time to come.
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