Best Places to enjoy in Northern Lights

Winter is coming slowly and with this Northern Lights are phenomena that occur on the sky. Me myself is fascinated with this phenomena so i made a list of 6 places where you can enjoy till the fullness in this amazing event.

First of all i still never been but i want to see this and i made a research on Internet to find out where is the best places to go.But before that let me explain what is Northern Light and where you can see it,Named after the Roman goddess of dawn, the Aurora occurs when highly-charged electrons from the solar wind collide with different atmospheric elements in the area around the North Pole. They work in an 11-year cycle, and we’re currently in a phase of high activity after 2014’s ‘solar maximum’. Normally, the Northern Lights will stay active for two to three years either side of this period of high activity, meaning that this year could be your last opportunity to see them!

Technically, they’re ‘on’ all year round, it’s just that the summer sun makes them invisible from about April until August. So, that means you might have a better chance of seeing the Aurora from September to March. However, conditions can be very different throughout this period: the autumn months bring fairer weather, good if you don’t think you could stand the Arctic winter, while the long dark nights during January to March offer some of the best chances to catch the lights in action above the thick, pristine snow.

1.Svalbard northern lights  , Norway

You can’t get much further north than Svalbard. Up between the 74th and 81st parallel, this island belonging to Norway is well into the Arctic circle – and generally the higher the latitude, the better your chances of seeing the Aurora. The Northern Lights season is between November and February, but the majority of visitors come to experience a different natural phenomenon: the Polar Night.

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How to get to Svalbard: There are flights from the UK to Oslo, then onto Longyearbyen – the main settlement on Svalbard and logical base for a visit.

2. Kakslauttanen northern lightss , Finland

At the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finnish Lapland, you can Aurora gaze from the comfort of your own glass igloo, and stay in a traditional log cabin complete with sauna and open fire. If the Lights don’t play ball, try snowy activities such as a reindeer safari or rent some walking skis to explore the nearby Urho National Park. Planning for a Christmas holiday for next winter? It’s a mere two hours to the Russian border by road to see Santa in his home at Korvatunturi – or you could take the more traditional route, via dog sled, through the park (and avoid the border crossing!).

How to get to Kakslauttanen: There are no direct flights to Ivalo (a 30 minute ride from the hotel) from the UK, but there are flights from Manchester, London and Edinburgh with stop-offs in Helsinki. Alternatively, you could fly into Helsinki, and make your own way up north.

3. Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

The village of Jukkasjärvi in the Kiruna region of Sweden is home to the country’s first ice hotel. Northern Lights tours by night flight operate from Jukkasjärvi, but down at ground level, take a tour of the Esrange Space Center, where you can admire Sweden’s starry skies if the Aurora isn’t visible. There are plenty more (cheaper) options for places to stay in Kiruna than an ice hotel, and you can still see the Lights, as well as do fun winter activities like snowmobiling.

How to get to Jukkasjärvi: The northern part of Sweden is pretty remote so you’ll have to fly to Stockholm before flying on to Kiruna. There are alternative travel options but the road is long (36 hours!) so we’d recommend waking up to the magical snow-laden scenery on a night train direct from Stockholm (prices vary according to ‘comfort level’, see Sweden’snational rail website for details).

The village of Jukkasjärvi in the Kiruna region of Sweden is home to the country’s first ice hotel. Northern Lights tours by night flight operate from Jukkasjärvi, but down at ground level, take a tour of the Esrange Space Center, where you can admire Sweden’s starry skies if the Aurora isn’t visible. There are plenty more (cheaper) options for places to stay in Kiruna than an ice hotel, and you can still see the Lights, as well as do fun winter activities like snowmobiling.

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4.Reykjavik, northern lights Iceland

Reykjavik is still the most affordable and accessible place to see the Northern Lights, but it’s getting more popular. In January 2015, 9,003 Britons visited Iceland, probably because, Lights aside, there’s plenty to fascinate about this land of geysers, volcanoes and blue ice. The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is on the way to the capital from Keflavík International Airport, stays steamy all year round and costs €40 online for a standard day ticket. And don’t miss hunting out Iceland’s Game of Thrones locations while you’re in the country.

How to get to Reykjavik: Thanks to easyJet, flights are reasonable: at the time of writing, the cheapest return flights are from Edinburgh, Birmingham and London Luton. Accommodation can be pretty pricey, but have a look for deals with budget hotels like Alba Guesthouse. If you’ve ever considered visiting Greenland, you can fly there from Reykjavik. It’s extreme, but the Aurora is visible from late September to early April.

 

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5. Northern lights Canada

With the cost of a long-haul flight to factor in, Canada is more expensive compared to the other destinations on this list. However, the ‘Aurora Oval’ covers the majority of the country, including the provinces of Yukon, Northern Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and British Columbia. Canadian Geographic have a brilliantmap of aurora locations online, and Dark Sky Finder so you can zero in on prime Aurora viewing spots. With the right conditions, you’re highly likely to see the Northern Lights in Canada, and you can fill the rest of your holiday with skiing at resorts like the huge 8000-acre site at Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia. Around an hour and a half’s drive south is Vancouver, a good base if you fancy some city action, as well as myriad waterfalls and whale-watching opportunities. Take a look at our top tips for a fantastic trip to Vancouver.

How to get to Canada: You can find flights to an amazing 73 airports in Canada on Skyscanner, many with wonderful names, such as Thunder Bay, Red Deer, and Yellowknife in Northwest Territories.

Im ready to go on some of those places for this year Northern Light … What about you ?