3 of the Best Countries for Holidays to See the Northern Lights

Northern lights are a beauty of its own kind. The mesmerizing Northern Lights or Aurora fills the sky with a dreamlike light that makes you feel that you are sitting amongst stars. It is a miracle of nature that you ought to see. If you like to travel and explore new places, visiting the north should be on your bucket list. There are many places to see the Northern Lights, but some of them are just out of this world.

Here are the three best countries to see the gorgeous Northern Lights

1. Finland

The Finnish Lapland is one of the best places to see the Aurora face while sitting on a personal glass igloo. The local resorts in the area give you an opportunity to relax in one of their traditional log cabin in the luxury of a sauna and open fire. Along with the northern lights, you can also do other activities in the snow like a reindeer safari or walk on the skis and explore Urho National Park which is just in the neighborhood. You can take a direct flight to Helsinki and then drive off to the Finnish Lapland to enjoy the beautiful northern lights

2. Sweden

Sweden is also a great option if you want to see the Northern lights. The village of Jukkasjärvi in the Kiruna region is known for its first ice hotel in the country. You can go to the Esrange Space Centre to see the starry strikes in that region. If you are lucky, you will also get to see the Aurora which is a breathtaking experience. You can either stay in the ice hotel or any other places that are available for tourists in Kiruna and still manage to see the Northern Lights. You can also do other fun activities like snowmobiling, etc. Since the north of Sweden is quite remote, you can fly directly to Stockholm and then fly to Kiruna. You can also go there by the road which would be snow-laden and 36 hours long drive. Therefore, it is more comfortable to take a flight to Kiruna.

3. Iceland

In Iceland, you can go to Reykjavik which is amongst the most accessible and affordable places to see Northern Lights. It is becoming more and more popular in recent years. The view of the Northern Lights is, of course, mind-blowing and will make you want to stay there in awe. However, you can also do some other fun activities while you visit Iceland to see the Northern Lights. It includes the geothermal spa or a visit to the volcanoes and blue ice. You can also check out some Game of Throne locations when visiting Iceland. You can reach there directly by taking a flight to the capital city and then take a road trip to go and watch the Northern Lights.

These are the three top locations if you are a fan of Northern Lights. Seeing the Aurora is definitely an experience of a lifetime. You can plan a visit alone or with family or friends. These places have amazing accommodation and other fun winter activities as well. You are guaranteed to have a lot of fun. Moreover, the trip is totally worth it because you will get to see the sky the way you have never seen before.


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Yogi and Suchna believe in taking the road less travelled and stumbling upon some hidden gems along the way! For over a decade, they’ve mapped their way across various continents, sniffed out unusual routes, discovered new flavors and stayed at quirky hostels. TheVillaEscape is their expression of soul travel. You can catch up with them anytime at TheVillaEscape – The Northern Lights Tour Packages Trip Experts.