Also called as Aurora Borealis, these beautiful lights can be on the northern and southern hemisphere’s magnetic poles. These bright light appear whenever electrically charged particles from the sun enter our planet’s atmosphere and collide.

Here are the top locations where you can see their wonder:

Canada

Though a trip to northern Canada can be expensive, the northern lights, however, can make up for the costs. In this place, you will have the chance to see the dancing lights in the major parts of the country. You can choose which best place to have the best views using a map that shows Aurora locations.

Norway

Svalbard, located in Norway, is a place that is at a higher altitude, which means that Northern lights can be seen better. The perfect time to pay this place a visit is between mid-November and at the end of January for they will not experience daylight.

Iceland

In Iceland, a place called “Reykjavik” is highly popular because of its reputation for giving a great view of the Northern lights. Aside from the fact that this place can provide an excellent viewing location for Northern lights, they also have other attractions such as geysers and volcanoes, and the blue ice.

Finland

You can have a great viewing experience at the Northern light in Kakslauttanen, Finland. Resorts can give you an opportunity to view them from the glass igloo, farms that offer night treks using buses and snowmobiles, and some expeditions.

Sweden

In Sweden, a village called Jukkasjärvi is one of the best locations to experience viewing the Northern lights. They also host the world’s first ice hotel. Aside from that, Björkliden in Sweden is also among the best places to see the Northern lights for the area is situated where the surrounding mountain range cast a shadow which makes it suitable for aurora viewing.

Ireland

For you to have enough chances to see Aurora Borealis, you should visit Ireland. This country is one of the best places where you can see the most beautiful displays of Aurora Borealis. Aside from that, you can also spot the lights even far South. The North and West coasts of Ireland also do not have light pollution, which gives you the chance to see the Northern lights clearer and better.

 

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