Nothing can beat the magical feeling of seeing the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) for the first time! These are the top 10 places in the northern-most part of earth to witness this dazzling dance of lights!
1. Reykjavik, Iceland
Iceland is famous for its mystic illuminations, the Northern Lights being one stunning example. These elusive lights can be experienced in Reykjavik during the winter time, especially on a clear, crisp nights, where they appear in myriads hue and intensity, either twirling gently in shades of turquoise, or seldom blazing in a wild and vibrant dance across the night sky.
2. Tromso, Norway
Only a few hundred kilometres from the Arctic Circle,Tromso the wholesome capital of northern Norway is perfectly placed and the best place in the world to glimpse the ethereal aurora borealis.
3. Fairbanks, USA
Fairbanks( Alaska) is America’s most northerly outpost. Home of ice and remote wilderness, it is one of the most rare location to witness the world-famous northern lights, an all-natural light show that really needs to be seen to be believed.
4. Svolvaer, Norway
In the evening, the magical northern lights of Svolvaer in Lofoten Island often flicker and perform disco across the dark night sky. A fleeting glance or perhaps some amazing displays, which may last for hours will simply leave you spellbound.
5. Iqaluit, Canada
Amidst the mesmerizing land and seascapes, Iqaluit on Baffin Island,is one of the most remote places in Canada, accessible only by air or boat. As the dusk deepens into the night, Iqaluit sky light up with the breathtaking colors of the aurora borealis. For nature lovers, this place is paradise.
6. Tok, USA
Truly magical, the Northern Lights are a gift to those who live in Tok, Alaska, USA. This heavenly resplendent light show shoots green lights this way and red swirls that way as a curtain of radiant milky green, glittering light dances before your eyes. And, when the conditions are just right, you can even hear them crackle.
7. Yellowknife, Canada
As the nights grow longer in Yellowknife – the Northwest Territories of Canada, the red, green and mauve lights of aurora borealis, brilliantly dance across the sky, this is because the city and neighboring area are situated directly beneath the aurora oval, which is a halo-like ring that encircles both the magnetic poles of the earth. Although there are other places just below the aurora oval, Yellowknife is deemed the best because there is 95% chance of seeing the aurora at least once.
8. Isle of Skye, Scotland
The best place in the UK to see the Northern Lights is undeniably Isle of skye in Scotland.You can treat your eyes to an incredibly spectacular shifting columns of green,violet or red light blanketing the night sky. If the aurora intensifies, you can witness rays as well as arcs or curtains of different hue which dart around the midnight sky.
9. Edmonton, Canada
Glowing in the unpolluted Edmonton sky, the playful streaks of multi-coloured light, waving, regrouping and melting away across the night sky may last for minutes or merely seconds. Catching these heavenly wisp uncurl slowly can be an unforgettable experience.
10. Cantwell, USA
Northern lights that tints the sky with blues, purples, greens and oranges are quite common but here at Cantwell in Alaska you will behold one of the most surreal natural phenomena on earth- the aurora borealis with rare shades of pinks and reds.