Locations renowned for witnessing the aurora

The halo of blue and purple lights shimmering in the sky of Iceland, Norway or Alaska always attracts adventurous travelers to explore.

Auroras are arc-shaped beams of light that are always moving with many colors in the sky at night. Auroras occurring in the northern hemisphere are called aurora borealis, while in the southern hemisphere they are called aurora borealis.
From late August to early April, visitors can go to Iceland to see the Northern Lights at the summit of Kirkjufell mountain (pictured) on the west coast, on the outskirts of Reykjavík or from the Grotta lighthouse area. Photo: Babak Tafreshi.

The magical lights that appear when they appear are often accompanied by a strange groaning and whispering sound. In the US, from late August to mid-April, visitors can hear the sounds and watch this blue halo in the city of Fairbanks (pictured), Alaska. This area is 2 latitudes from the North Pole, near the international airport and Denali National Park. Photo:  Alaska Tours.

Auroras are caused by the collision of particles in the solar wind and gases in the atmosphere. Canada is considered a paradise for viewing the aurora borealis thanks to its low latitude and low light pollution.
Visitors can observe the Northern Lights from mid-August to late April at Prosperous Lake (pictured), Yellowknife, the capital of northwestern Canada. With areas such as Churchill town, Wood Buffalo park or Jasper national park, this phenomenon takes place from early August to May. Photo: Yellowknife Online.

Norway is one of the best places to see the Northern Lights from mid-September to late March, with silk bands that glow blue or purple with red.
Tromsø (pictured), the largest urban area in northern Norway, is one of the main attractions for visitors to see the aurora borealis. It has beautiful scenery, magnificent fjords and the Lyngen Alps, located about 350 km from the northernmost circle. Photo: Traveladdicts .

In addition, to the remote islands of the Lofoten archipelago , Norway, visitors can also admire the wild scenery with snow-capped peaks, accompanied by aurora dance.
The sea temperature of the Lofoten Islands often fluctuates at a low level, but there are still surfers splashing under the aurora halo. Photo: Jamen Percy/Shutterstock.

From mid-September to the end of March, visitors can watch the aurora borealis across the sky of Rovaniemi (pictured), Lapland region, Finland. Rovaniemi serves as the gateway town to the nearby national parks, where in winter the snow-covered trees can be seen. Photo: Civitatis.

Meanwhile, the town of Kiruna located in the northernmost part of Sweden is the gateway to areas such as the Ice Hotel, the Abisko mountain national park. All are places to admire the Northern Lights, from mid-September to the end of March. Photo:  Kiruna Lapland.

Greenland is the right place to enjoy the beauty of the Northern Lights from mid-August to late April. It has Qaleraliq Glacier (pictured) and small icebergs right in the middle of summer. Photo:  Visit Greenland.

The Southern Hemisphere has fewer places to see the aurora borealis than the Northern Hemisphere, of which Tasmania (pictured) in Australia and New Zealand are two places where the aurora can be seen on the southern horizon due to its proximity to Antarctica.