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7 Best Places to See the Northern Lights

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To see the aurora borealis, you’ll need to find dark, unobstructed skies over the earth’s northern latitudes.

Here are seven best places to see the northern lights, viewing spots recommended by Local Guides — people who share their knowledge about places on Google Maps.

1. Valhúsahæð

Valhúsahæð - best places to see the northern lights
Valhúsahæð – best places to see the northern lights

Valhúsahæð is A Park in Iceland. This park is the highest spot in the city of Seltjarnarnes.

Local Guides say:
“Recommended for viewing the northern lights and for bonfires on New Year’s Eve.”
— Mark Twomey

2. Galloway Forest Park

Galloway Forest Park, best places to see the northern lights
Galloway Forest Park, best places to see the northern lights – Photo credit: Lieke van Erp, google map

National forest in Scotland, Scotland’s only Dark Sky Park.

Local Guides say:
“Best place to see stars at night, if it’s a clear sky.”
— Thomas Horton

3. Alta Museum

Alta Museum, best places to see the northern lights
Alta Museum, best places to see the northern lights – Photo credit: Salvatore Romano (google map

Local History Museum in Alta, Norway. Located in the far-north city of Alta, this outdoor museum offers a peaceful vantage point on Hjemmeluft bay.

Local Guides say:
“Nice place where you can spot ancient history carvings along a trail in the open.”
— Lucía García

4. Ice Hotel

Ice hotel, best places to see the northern lights
Ice hotel, best places to see the northern lights – Photo credit: Muhammed Bilal (google map)
Ice hotel, best places to see the aurora
Ice hotel, best places to see the aurora photo: Merlin Nimier-David (google map)

Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. Positioned 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the world’s first hotel made of ice is a prime spot to see the lights.

Local Guides say:
“Everything exceeded our expectations, a truly one-of-a-kind experience.”
— Lukas Gerhold

5. Takhini Hot Springs

Takhini Hot Springs, best place to see the northen lights
Takhini Hot Springs, best place to see the northen lights, image: takhinihotpools.com

A Spring in Canada, historic natural hot spring with campsite.

Local Guides say:
“It’s far from the city so it has minimal light pollution.”
— Shirley Yeung

6. Aurora Borealis Lodge

Aurora Borealis Lodge, best place to see aurora borealis
Aurora Borealis Lodge, best place to see aurora borealis – Photo credit: Walter White (google map)

Aurora Borealis Lodge is a Lodge in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska. Cozy lodge 20 miles from the city lights of Fairbanks.

Local Guides say:
“Just stunning. Sweeping views of the Alaskan terrain from the second floor room, and unparalleled aurora viewing from the room, decks, and lodge.”
— Zachary Loebel-Fried

7. Pyhä-Luosto National Park

Pyhä-Luosto National Park, best places to see the aurora borealis
Pyhä-Luosto National Park, best places to see the aurora borealis –
Photo credit: Juha Kortelahti

National park in Pelkosenniemi, Finland. Ancient home of the Sami people, and an ideal place to enjoy Lapland’s big skies.

Local Guides say:
“Excellent possibilities for backcountry ski and splitboard touring.”
— Sampsa Sulonen

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