7 Great Destinations to Admire the Aurora

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Tasmania and New Zealand

Aurora is an amazing natural phenomenon most clearly visible in places near the polar regions of the Earth. This phenomenon occurs due to the impact of particles in the solar wind and gases in the atmosphere. When the aurora occurs, the sky appears lights as continuous, moving bands of light that change and resembling high-color silk strips. Aurora occurs in the Northern Hemisphere. The Earth is called aurora, or arctic, while the Southern Hemisphere is called the polar beast. Therefore, there are a lot of tourists wanting to admire the wonderful natural phenomenon. It is the reason why National Geographic introduces 7 most amazing places that visitors can soak in the space of the aurora.


1 Iceland

The clear night sky on the coastline of this island is a favorable condition for you to look at the aurora, in which the summit of Kirkjufell is the best. Besides wonderful aurora, Iceland is worth destinations for visiting with amazing landscapes such as glaciers, geysers, rapids, volcanoes and etc.
The best time for visiting: Late August to early April

Iceland
Iceland

2 Fairbanks, Alaska

Just 2 miles north of the Arctic Circle, close to the international airport and the Denali National Park, Fairbanks is the best spot for sun rays in the United States. This place even dedicated a weather forecast for aurora for tourists.
Time for visiting: Late August to early April

3 Yellowknife, Canada

Yellowknife is the capital of Northwest Canada, located on the large Slave Lake – the second largest lake in the area – famous for the village of Aurora. When visiting the place, tourists will have chance to join special activities in there for this unique tourist item. Canada is also a paradise for sightseeing, due to being located in low latitudes and especially less polluted by light. Other places on the land of foliage such as Wood Buffalo National Park and Jasper National Park are also ideal for viewing the aurora.
Time for visiting: Late August to early April

Yellowknife
Yellowknife

4 Tromso, Norway

It is the largest urban area in northern Norway, about 217 miles north of the northern hemisphere. Thanks to the Gulf Stream, the sea here is temperate as beautiful Tromsø scenery with splendid fio bays and dreamlike Lyngen Alps. The village of Ersfjordbotn, just 12 miles from Troms, is a perfect spot for aurora. Some of the most popular spots to see are the Lofoten Islands, or the towns of Alta, Nordkapp, or Kirkenes to the north.
Time for visiting: Middle September and the end of March

5 Northern Sweden and Finland

Kiruma, the northernmost town in Sweden, is a transit station for many astronomical sightseeing destinations, such as the Ice Hotel, Abisko National Park, Sami Cultural Reserve and etc. However, the weather here is colder than in Norway but it is relatively stable.
In the Lapland region of Finland, Rovaniemi is considered as the capital, from which visitors set out to visit the national parks where the winter is covered in a white color. On that backdrop, the aura emerges in a romantic way.
Time for visiting: Middle September and the end of March

 Northern Sweden and Finland
Northern Sweden and Finland

6 Greenland

If you want to go deeper into the north to see the aurora, then northern Greenland is the ideal place. However, the extreme south of the island can still admire the beautiful aurora, especially in the Qaleraliq Glacier.
Time for visiting: late April to early August

7 Tasmania and New Zealand

You probably heard more about the polar beast than the polar beast because there are fewer polar bears in the southern hemisphere, of which Tasmania (Australia) and New Zealand is prominent. Located close to Antarctica and the same time silent night, two places on the top make it easy to see the special auras in the South.
Time for visiting: It may be year-round, but it ideally for spring or fall.
Each destination above will bring you different experiences, but personally, the aroma in Kirkjufell is the best, so you should spend the time to visit the place to enjoy a wonderful time.