Most Northern Lights locations are at high latitudes, in areas like Alaska, Yukon, Iceland and Northern Scandinavia. To narrow your search, here are the five best places to see the Northern Lights around the world.
Regarding when to go, you can observe the Northern Lights from late August to mid-April. However, from the end of September to the end of March, during each month’s equinox, the maximum chance of viewing the lights are after 6 p.m. At this time, the sun has set and the lights are at their peak. The lights are also most vibrant between 6 p.m, and 4 a.m. The highest probability of seeing the lights within this time span is between 10 p.m and 11 p.m. So, pack a sleeping bag and some hot cocoa to ready yourself for the greatest night experience nature has to offer.
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