It has been said that it is a privilege to see the “Lights” dancing on the night sky of the Northern Hemisphere. The few lucky of us that do have this wonderful opportunity, never seize to be amazed by the wonders of the Northern Polar Nights. Experiencing the Aurora Borealis is one main bucket list wish for many.
The best places to view the Northern Lights are Alaska, Iceland, Norway, Finland & Sweden. If you are an in-depth traveler, you can also checkout Greenland & Svalbard. We recommend Aurora chasing/photo tours the most, with some of our handpicked skilled & experienced guides
What is the best time to see the Northern Lights?
The Aurora is occurring above us all throughout the year. Therefore, it is possible to see the Aurora Borealis anytime when it is dark. However, the northern hemisphere is also the land of the Midnight Sun, and thus during the long warm summers with 24 hours of daylight, Northern Lights viewing is impossible. From mid-August to mid-April is when the Aurora can be seen. However, the best Aurora activity statistically happens during the 8 weeks around the Fall and Spring Equinox. As such, the peak months are September, October, February, and March. While Spring and Fall are the best times, the Aurora can still be seen on any given night that has darkness.
Add on experiences:
- Husky/ Reindeer sledding
- Snowmobiling in the Arctic forest
- Meet the Santa Claus
- Sleep under a glass igloo
- Experience Aurora Ice-floating
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