Experience the Northern Lights:  6 Places Where to See Them and Why

Tromsø, situated in the Arctic Circle, is a prime location for Northern Lights sightings.

Iceland is renowned for its otherworldly landscapes and is a top destination for experiencing the Northern Lights.  


Fairbanks, Alaska

For those seeking a Northern Lights experience in North America, Fairbanks, Alaska offers an excellent vantage point.  

Abisko National Park

Located in Swedish Lapland, Abisko National Park is renowned for its clear skies and minimal light pollution, making it an ideal location for observing the Northern Lights.  


In Canada’s Northwest Territories, Yellowknife is known as the “Aurora Capital of North America.”  


Situated on the Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi is not only the official hometown of Santa Claus but also an excellent base for Northern Lights hunting.  

Why Do the Northern Lights Occur?

The Northern Lights are a result of interactions between charged particles from the sun and Earth’s magnetic field.

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