Do you want life-changing experiences and create memories forever? If yes, time to add “Northern Lights” to your bucket list! You are at the right place. This blog is all about why and where to see Northern Lights.

My quest for Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis was initiated when one of my friends witnessed this spectacular show. After that, I read about Northern lights, and I realised that there’s only one thing that can bring me out in the cold in the middle of the night, and that’s “Northern Light”!

What are Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis?

Northern lights is a common name for Aurora Borealis.

These are formed by gaseous particles emitted by the sun during a solar explosion. Those particles are pulled towards the Earth’s magnetic field colliding with gas molecules in the atmosphere. Those collisions release energy in the form of luminous light streaks across the sky.

3 Reasons Why Should We See The Northern Lights:

Once In A Lifetime Experience

Why settle for ordinary when the extraordinary is available. Some “once in lifetime” trips are experiences, not places.

Appreciate Mysterious Phenomena Of Nature

Of all natural phenomena, the northern lights are perhaps the most fascinating. These are naturally occurring lights that make charming displays in the sky. A natural carnival of lights which will be worth appreciating!

A Different Experience From Regular Vacationing 

Though we may enjoy climbing mountains or swim with dolphins, isn’t a big part of travel the feeling that you get experiencing something completely new? something that you have not seen or experienced before.

Top 5 places To Witness Northern Lights:

There seem to be quite a lot of places to see Aurora Borealis. Auroras occur near the earth’s magnetic poles, so the closer you get to the poles, the more are the chances to see the magic!

1. Iceland

Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.

The “Golden circle” and “Snafellsnes Peninsula” are two popular sighting areas. You can make trips from Reykjavik.

Several tours promise sightings and allow free repeats until you see the lights.

Best time: October to March.

2. Alaska

Alaska, northwest of Canada, is sparsely populated U.S. state.

The city of Fairbanks, in Alaska is considered as the best place to see the Northern lights.

Best time: December to March.

3. Norway

Norway is a Scandinavian country encompassing mountains and glaciers. With its ice-capped mountains, Norway offers spectacular northern light watching. Tromsø is one of the popular destinations for sighting lights.

Best time: October to March.


4. Finland

Finland is a Northern European nation bordering Sweden and Russia.

In Finland, nature’s most spectacular light show can be viewed. One will have to go to Lapland, Finland’s northernmost region.

In Lapland, the lights shine about every clear night.

Best time: September to March.

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5. Sweden

Sweden is a Scandinavian nation. Abisko’s mountain is the best place in the world to watch northern lights.

Abisko is a little arctic town in North of Sweden.

Best time: September to March.

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Northern Lights have definitely sparked some interest in me and now its on my Wishlist!  What about you guys?

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