The Ultimate Guide to Northern Lights Experience 

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Last updated:
12.10.2020

Northern Lights can truly be described as Earth’s canvas, a real work of art with various forms and colors created by nature. The mixture of colors and their captivating glow results in a thrilling and unforgettable spectacle for skywatchers.

But where are the most extraordinary places where one can submerge into the atmosphere of the world’s most mysterious natural light display? Here are the top four places to observe the natural wonder also known as Aurora Borealis that can take your breath away.

Sweden

The Aurora Sky Station located in Abisko is among the most astounding spots on the planet where you can experience the beauty of the Northern Lights. The phenomenon named after the Roman goddess of dawn - Aurora - can be observed here from Mount Nuolja at a height 900 meters above the sea level.

Sweden Northern Lights

This mountaintop observation center has fresh, clear air and a practically permanently cloud-free sky which is one of the optimal perquisites. More or less active northern lights can be seen almost every night where Aurora often lights up the night sky in a way that can be described as an undulating sea of bright red, purple, green and white.

 Aurora Sky Station is included in the program of our winter tour to Sweden.

Top Northern Light Spots in Sweden:

  • Kiruna
  • Aurora Sky Station
  • Jukkasjärvi
  • Porjus

Iceland

If you are seeking adventure and urge to see how Earth and space come as one Reykjavik is the place to go!

Iceland is renowned for its otherworldly illuminations and is a good place to start exploring the Arctic included in the Winter Iceland tour.

Here you can see how the Northern Lights blaze in a wild and multi-colored dance across the night sky.

Iceland Northern Lights

A trip to Blue Lagoon, a man-made oasis in the lava will also be an unforgettable experience which provides you with the opportunity to see the Aurora during the winter time, especially on those clear, crisp nights, where it appears in a variety of colors.

Top Northern Light Spots in Iceland:

  • Klambratún
  • Laugardalur
  • Akureyri
  • Grótta

Finland

Finnish Lapland is one of the best spots on Earth to see the Aurora Borealis which is visible here on about 200 nights. One of the places designed to make Northern Lights hunting an even more unforgettable experience is the famous Kakslauttanen Glass Igloo Resort with 20 glass igloos, a glass tepee called "kota" in Finnish and 60 beds in snow igloos.

Finland Northern Lights

Included in the Finland Northern Lights tour Kakslauttanen igloo village situated in the picturesque Ivalo region provides travelers with the opportunity for unique overnight stays where they can feast their eyes upon the Aurora through the thermal glass ceiling of the igloos right from their cozy beds! In addition to that there is a more traditional and exciting way to see nature’s most spectacular light show - by going sled dog touring on a Husky ride during which one can experience a real Northern Lights adventure!

Top Northern Light Spots in Finland:

  • Ivalo
  • Inari
  • Rovaniemi
  • Oulanka National Park
  • Utsjoki
  • Kemi

Norway

Tromso is a city boasting some of best Northern Lights viewing in the world. The Lyngen Alps east of the city are the very spot to provide you with life’s most memorable night-time experience.

Located in the middle of the Northern Lights belt, Tromso can offer some of the highest levels of Northern Lights activity on Earth and is one of the highlights of our Norway Northern Lights Tour program.

Norway Northern Lights

Tromso city is situated among islands, breathtaking fjord landscapes and dramatic mountain peaks.

Perhaps it is the world's best place for a holiday – especially if you also enjoy city life.

Top Northern Light Spots in Norway:

  • Tromso
  • Lyngenfjord
  • Lofoten Islands
  • Svalbard
  • Varanger

Thus the extreme darkness of the northern winter has a few perks as in the wintertime we have the chance to be treated to a magnificent natural display: the phenomenon of Aurora Borealis and you can definitely be sure that such a trip will be one of the brightest memories of your life!