Where to watch the Northern Lights Aurora Borealis:
- Svalbard, Norway. You can't get much further north than Svalbard.
- Kakslauttanen, Finland.
- Jukkasjärvi, Sweden.
- Reykjavik, Iceland.
- Northern Canada.
- Scotland, United Kingdom.
Keeping this in view, where do you go to see the northern lights?
Fairbanks, Alaska. In Fairbanks, Alaska, the sky glows with the aurora borealis. Located just two degrees below the Arctic near international airport and close to the impressive Denali National Park, Fairbanks is the best place in the U.S. to take in the northern lights.
What is the best time of year to see the northern lights?
In this period of time, no Northern Lights can be observed. In the most intense Northern Lights area (notably Alaska, Iceland, Northern Scandinavia and Yukon), the lights are observed from late August to mid April. However, from late September to late March, it is dark after 6pm, and one enjoys maximum chances.
What is the best time to see the Northern Lights?
The northern lights are visible under dark skies between the months of September to April, preferably under a clear, cloudless sky. Usually seen between 5pm and 2am, it is important to be away from artificial light.
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