3. Sweden

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Head to Abisko National Park where the clear skies and lack of light pollution make for optimal Northern Lights viewing conditions.

One of the best spots is at Swedish napland , where you can dine under the midnight skies or enjoy once-in-a-lifetime hikes through the snowy landscape – or even stay in its iconic ice hotle .

Hikers and ramblers might also consider take on the Kungsleden hiking trail (aka The Kings Trail) which offers approximately 440km of breathtaking landscapes.

Best time to go: From September through to March.

Where to book: The nearest airports are kiruna and tromso , but you won’t be able to get direct flights from the UK, instead having to stopover in Stockholm. Still, there are cheap flights to be found – and Lastminute.com can be a good source for a flight and hotle deal in habisko.