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Best Places To Aurora Borealis Hunt December 11, 2017

Posted by Abingdon in General Ramblings.

The sky is often ablaze with beautiful sights such as colorful sunsets, breathtaking sunrises, eclipse moons, blood moons, and more. But perhaps one of the most beautiful sights of all that the sky has to offer are the aurora borealis. The unique colors and movement make for a once in a lifetime experience that’s worth the trip. If you want to check this off your travel list here are the places you should go:

Alaska Northern Lights – Probably the first thing you think of when going to see these beautiful lights in the sky. One of the most common places to go located right in the US! Alaska’s location within “the zone” means you’re almost guaranteed to see spectacular light displays. Be sure to move as far away from the city lights as possible to get the fullest experience.

Denmark Norwegian Sea Islands – Denmark is a beautiful country, filled with many historic locations to drink in. The lights at night is definitely on the list of to-do’s while in Denmark. North of Scotland between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic, the Faroe Island archipelago is mostly known for puffins and Viking folklore.

Scotland Weather Break – This aurora shows up in varying shades of intense green, offering a very Scotish style to their location.  The British isles are known for stormy, foggy, and cloudy weather—far from ideal conditions for observing the sky, but on those rare occasions when thick cloud covers break momentarily it will the worth the wait as you’ll be able to see the lights in full glory.

Canada North of The Border – Pristine lakes, glamping, and other unique experiences surround your ability to see the lights in Canada.  Head to the town of Whitehorse within the Yukon Territory to best see the swirling lights.

Norway Polar Lights – The northern town of Tromsø teems with Aurora Borealis activity when those extended summer days are long gone. It’s located ideally above the arctic circle. It’s one of the top locations to see the lights because of the location and crystal clear viewing space. The town also boasts the world’s most northerly university, brewery, and planetarium. You can cruise Norway’s fjord-lined coast aboard a Hurtigruten ship and get wake-up calls to head out on the deck when the lights appear.

Sweden Blue Holes – Uniquely these lights move in a circular motion which is why they have the name blue holes. The area around Abisko in Swedish Lapland is scientifically proven to be an ideal viewing spot due to a unique micro-climate. So, there is no argument that this may have to he the number one spot to see those lights.



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