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Viewing the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis is an unforgettable natural phenomenon on many a travellers bucket list. The night skies light up with an amazing light show.
The Aurora Borealis only occurs in countries with a northerly latitude, so the best places to see it are Alaska, Greenland, Iceland, parts of Canada, western Russia, and northern Sweden, Norway and Finland. However, it can also be viewed in Scotland and parts of the USA.
The lights can be seen as early as August and continue to April. However, they are at their peak in September and March around the autumnal and spring equinoxes.
Excursions to see the Aurora Borealis are becoming increasingly popular, especially to Iceland and Norway. Often these will include activities such as dog sledding. However, there are concerns that people are taking excessive risks to get a better view of the lights and not keeping their eyes on the road while driving. We advise you book your trip through a reputable travel company. Many offers are listed below.