Best time to go: From November through to April. There is a good chance in September/October too but these still are a bit more hit and miss.
Head to the northern regions of Norway for the best possible chances of seeing the Aurora.
Cities such as Tromso offer up some brilliant panoramics, not to mention it offers up plenty of adventure from husky sledding to fjord cruises.
Meanwhile head to Svalbard, one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas, and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into an ice kingdom from a fairytale from the remote glaciers to the exciting wildlife.
Those who love the great outdoors might want to check out the Lyngenfjord region where you’ll find plenty of safaris to see the Northern Lights, hikes under the midnight sun, whale-watching, skiing, ice climbing… the list goes on and on!
Best time to go: From October through to March when the polar nights make them easier to spot.
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.
You won’t need to go venturing into remote landscapes to spot the Aurora – in fact, sightings are possible from Iceland’s capital Reykjavik.
There are plenty of dedicated day tour and excursion from the city too if you do want to make the most of the surroundings, not to mention there’s plenty to see and do in the daytime from the fascinating museums to the foodie scene.
Want to escape the crowds? Head to lesser-known spots such as Thingvellir or Threngsli, both favourites with photographers trying to capture that perfect Northern Lights photo.
Best time to go: From late August to mid-April, although you will increase your chances if you visit from late September through to March.
Where to book: TripAdvisor has hotle room in rekjavic from £97 per night, while easyJet offers direct flights from the UK with fares from £27.20 each way.
The Arctic Resort of kakslauttenen is one of Sweden’s best places for trying to see the Northern Lights, not to mention it boasts some beautiful cosy log cabins that make for the ultimate winter wonderland.
Stick to the northern parts of the country – although there are some areas in southern Finland where you can see the Aurora, these are only visible around 10-20 nights a year so you’re giving yourself a tight window.
Or of course for a once-in-a-lifetime family holiday, there’s always Finnish Lapland where if you don’t get to see the lights, at least you can meet Santa!
Best time to go: From late September through to March.
Where to book: We’ve got a round-up of the best places to find holiday lapland deals especially if you’re hoping to go at Christmas.
Collected by RG
Source : Mirror