Best 8 Places To See The Most Dazzling Northern Lights In Decades

1. Svalbard, Norway

Svalbard, located between continental Norway and the North Pole, offers a unique opportunity to view the northern lights during the day due to its polar night period. The archipelago’s perpetual darkness from mid-November to February provides excellent chances

2. Tromsø, Norway

Tromsø, northern Norway's largest city, is situated within the auroral oval, making it an ideal spot for northern lights viewing. During the dark season, you can take a cable car up Mount Storsteinen for panoramic views of the lights or enjoy them from the Skybar

3. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland

In Finnish Lapland, the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort offers a surreal experience with glass igloos that let you watch the northern lights from the comfort of your bed. The resort also organizes aurora hunting expeditions, including options like skiing

4. Ilulissat, Greenland

Greenland’s minimal light pollution makes it a prime location for northern lights viewing. Stay at Hotel Arctic on the edge of the Ilulissat Icefjord for stunning views of the fjord and icebergs. For a more adventurous experience, consider a northern lights

5. Yukon Territory, Canada

The Yukon Territory offers spectacular northern lights displays, with prime viewing conditions from late August to mid-April. The Northern Lights Resort and Spa in Whitehorse features glass chalets for aurora viewing and includes guided tours

6. Cherry Springs State Park, Pennsylvania, USA

Cherry Springs State Park, with its designation as a Gold Level Dark Sky Park, offers excellent conditions for northern lights viewing. The park’s remote location and strict light pollution controls make it an ideal spot for stargazing

7. Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

The Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, provides a unique northern lights experience with its ice rooms and suites. The hotel is rebuilt each winter and offers special thermal sleeping bags to keep you warm. The location’s northern latitude ensures great opportunities

8. Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland is renowned for its northern lights displays. Hotel Rangá, located in southern Iceland, offers minimal light pollution and features an on-site observatory for aurora viewing. Near Reykjavik, the Ion Adventure Hotel’s Northern Lights Bar provides a cozy spot

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